The 2022 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference, as part of the NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education, will convene scholars and practitioners from June 27-29, 2022, to discuss how higher education professionals across the academy can develop effective approaches to support and improve the outcomes of first-generation college students.

The NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education convenes the student success-focused community to engage in important professional development, exchange innovative ideas, and network with peers. You will engage with content from the Assessment Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference, the inaugural Dismantling Systemic Barriers to Student Success Conference, and the First-generation Student Success Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Take a look at the 2021 NASPA Virtual Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education program book to learn about last year's programming and events.


Benefits:

The 2022 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education will offer an innovative way to engage through:

 
  • Multiple days of curated content facilitated by subject-matter experts from all three conference tracks;
  • Educational sessions and connections to presenters and attendees;
  • Thughtful presentations from featured speakers to strengthen your knowledge base;
  • Opportunities to engage and network with other attendees across conferences, and;
  • An exhibit hall for real-time engagement with sponsors & exhibitors.
 

About the First-generation Student Success Conference

The NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education convenes the student success-focused community to engage in important professional development, exchange innovative ideas, and network with peers. Through an exciting new virtual platform, you will engage with content from the Assessment, Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference, the inaugural Dismantling Systemic Barriers to Student Success Conference, and the First-generation Student Success Conference.

In addition to a robust selection of educational programming, the conference offers multiple dynamic keynotes, thought-provoking pre-conference workshops, virtual exhibit hall offerings, and real-time active engagement.

The NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education is your opportunity to take a cross-functional approach to student success when it has never been more important.


ATTEND THE FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT SUCCESS CONFERENCE TO:
  • Understand the lived experiences and vast intersectionality of first-generation college students across academic years, institutional types, and sectors.

  • Discuss systemic and institutional barriers first-generation students face in higher education and identify asset-based strategies.

  • Identify and utilize strategies for supporting first-generation students and bridging gaps in cultural capital through asset-based programmatic approaches, services, and skill-building.

  • Discuss and implement approaches for creating an engaged campus community that identifies, supports, and celebrates first-generation college students.

  • Recognize and engage with scholarly literature and current research critical to understanding and advancing first-generation student outcomes.

  • Consider evaluation, assessment, and data strategies for understanding and improving institutional and programmatic first-generation initiatives.

Conference Advisory Committee

The Conference Advisory Committee (CAC), in partnership with the NASPA conference planning staff, provides overall support of the Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education (SSHE). The CAC serves as an advocate for the SSHE experience, ensures that conference programming and activities are linked to the learning outcomes of the conferences, and assists with the development of the overall attendee experience. Soon, we wil announce the 2022 First-generation Student Success Conference CAC.

Call for Programs and Reviewers

 

Call for Programs

We invite you to help shape the conversations at this year’s conferences by submitting a program proposal. The #SSHE22 Conference Advisory Committee encourages proposals sharing evidence-based practices with a delivery that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to advance institutional efforts. If you have any questions about your submission, please email sshe@naspa.org.

Check out the program descriptions and worksheet below to learn more about the different sections of the proposal and learning outcomes for each conference.

Submit by January 28

Call for Reviewers

Serving as a program reviewer is a professional development volunteer opportunity that affords you a behind-the-scenes look into the evidence-based practices and promising programs your colleagues intend to showcase at #SSHE22.

Apply by January 28
  • Program Type
    • General Interest (50 minutes): The most common educational opportunity at the virtual conference, usually consists of the presentation of a program, data, research, or theoretical concept, followed by audience questions and a brief discussion.
    • Learning Lab (30 minutes): Designed to give participants actionable ideas and tools to take back to their campus. Presenters will share ideas for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions.
    • Scholarly Paper (60 minutes): Provide an opportunity for presenters (usually 1-2 scholarly papers are presented in a panel setting) to briefly share a synopsis and key findings from scholarly papers as part of a 60-minute education session. Scholarly papers often focus on results of quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods studies or report the findings of studies that use historical and philosophical methods.
    • Poster Session: Designed for sharing research or program evaluation. Participants will visually represent their data and present their content to conference participants.
    • Roundtable Discussion (50 minutes): Less formal ways to engage other attendees around a central topic or program area. Roundtable discussion sessions will be held concurrently throughout the event in a specific space. Facilitators usually provide a brief introduction to a topic (5-10 minutes) and then lead a discussion with several prompting questions. Please note: Roundtables are meant to generate discussion and engagement amongst participants, there will be NO A/V used in any roundtable sessions. This includes no PowerPoint or similar presentations, audio or video clips, etc. No A/V will be provided or permitted for roundtable sessions.
    • Extended Learning (75 minutes): Provide additional time for audience engagement or discussion. This format is also appropriate for panel discussions, skill demonstration, and practice, or multi-institutional case study presentations. There are a limited number of extended general interest session opportunities.
    • Product Educational Session (50 minutes): Third-party organizations and companies have an opportunity to present relevant educational content to conference attendees. Presentations typically include institutional partners in the sharing of educational practices or technology.
    • Pre-conference Workshop (Half-day, 3-hour): Offered before the beginning of the conference, half-day workshops are designed as highly specialized opportunities to discuss and engage in a specific topic or program. Half-day pre-conference workshops will require participants to pre-register for an additional fee.
    • Pre-conference Workshop (Full-day, 6-hour): Full-day programs held prior to the conference. These events are usually coordinated directly with the applicable conference committee or a related NASPA constituent group. Full-day pre-conference workshops will require participants to pre-register for an additional fee.
    • Meetings and Networking Events Space Request: NASPA Constituent Groups, Knowledge Communities, and/or Divisions are welcome to submit a space request for meetings, networking events, or receptions. Please note that space is limited at the conference venue and not all requests can be guaranteed a meeting space. 
  • Conference Learning Outcomes & Themes

    Program proposals will identify one of the conferences that best matches the content submission. Note: Programs may only submit to one conference. The Conference Advisory Committee will recognize and consider programs that are collaborative and appeal to attendees at more than one conference.

  • Call for Programs Worksheet

    This document is a snapshot of the Call for Programs (CFP) submission form. You may use it to plan your responses to each of the questions in the CFP, then copy and paste your responses into the online submission form (sign-in to NASPA profile required).

    Please note, we will only accept program submission through the online submission form.

    For questions about proposal submission, including how to use this tool, contact SSHE – sshe@naspa.org.

Registration

COVID Protocols Summary: All participants at NASPA in-person conferences, whether a presenter, attendee, exhibitor, staff, guest, or vendor will be required to be fully vaccinated. Individuals who require a vaccination exemption must provide documentation of a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any event. All participants at NASPA events will be required to wear masks. Please see the NASPA COVID Event Safety and Responsibility webpage for complete information about NASPA's policy. 

Registration as a member is based on individual membership status at the time of the event. If your current membership will expire prior to the event, you will have the option to renew at the time of registration to receive the member rate.

If you are not a current member and are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as a professional affiliate member for $75. If your institution is NOT a member, you can join as an associate affiliate member for $242. Both membership types provide access to the individual member rate for the event. Please visit the membership section of the NASPA website to learn more about membership types and benefits. We hope you’ll consider joining today!

If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may qualify for a NASPA Foundation Membership Scholarship or NASPA Foundation Professional Development Access Scholarship, which can be used for this event.

The Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education converge three events into one. Please select the conference which is most applicable to you, though you are welcome to attend sessions and presentations across any of the conferences.

Register Today! 

REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration
11/05/2021 to 04/13/2022
 Regular Registration
4/14/2022 to 06/06/2022
Late Registration
06/07/2022 to 06/24/2022
NASPA Member 
 $450  $500  $575
Non Member
 $650 $700 $775
   NASPA Student Member
 $175  $225  $300

Pre-Conference Workshop Registration - Coming Soon!

All pre-conference workshops will be offered in-person at the conference venue. Pre-conference workshops will either be half-day (3-hours) or full-day (6-hours) held prior to the conference, offering participants an in-depth student and learning experience. Additional registration is required. Please continue to check our website for new updates!

HALF-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration  Regular Registration Late Registration
NASPA Member 
 $75  $95  $140
Non Member
 $175  $195  $240

FULL-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration  Regular Registration Late Registration
NASPA Member 
 $125  $145  $190
Non Member
 $225  $245  $290

Registration Policy

Be sure to carefully review the registration policy information below. For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.

  • Registration Policies

    Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by June 6, 2022 less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined. Please allow 30 business days for processing. To inquire about the status of a refund after 10 business days, please send an email to refund@naspa.org.

    Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to refund@naspa.org.

    Please note, individual NASPA memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

    Additional registration questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to registration@naspa.org. For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.

  • Special Registration Type

    The 2022 Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education offers special registration types to individuals and institutions as a part of their participation in certain NASPA programs.

    Individuals, institutions, and organizations that identify as any of the registration types below will receive separate communication regarding conference registration. Please do not send an email requesting a passcode.

    • Exhibitor/Sponsor
    • FS/FgF Cohort Institution
    • First-gen Center Partner

    The one day registration type is ideal for presenters and attendees that are local to the Baltimore, MD venue location. Registrants will be asked to identify which conference date (June 26 - June 29, 2022) they plan to attend.

    • One Day Registration

COVID Information

COVID Protocols Summary

All participants at NASPA in-person conferences, whether a presenter, attendee, exhibitor, staff, guest, or vendor will be required to be fully vaccinated. Individuals who require a vaccination exemption must provide documentation of a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any event. All participants at NASPA events will be required to wear masks. Please see the NASPA COVID Event Safety and Responsibility webpage for complete information about NASPA's policy. 

Baltimore Area COVID Information 

 
  1. COVID-19 in Baltimore from Visit Baltimore
  2. City of Baltimore COVID-19 Updates and Information
  3. Find a COVID-19 Test in Maryland
  4. Hilton Clean Stay: Hilton Hotels COVID Protocols
 

Venue

Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor

Baltimore, Maryland

All conference activities will take place at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor. 

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Hilton Baltimore starting at $189/night (not including 15.5% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Monday, June 6, 2022. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

Reserve Your Room Today