Many at the Regional BSI Workshop held at LA Mission College on May 7 and 8 were interested in information on how to register for the Strengthening Student Success Conference that will be held October 7-9 in San Francisco. Here is the link to conference information: http://www.rpgroup.org/events/sss09.html. Don’t wait too long; this excellent conference always fills early and many are disappointed when they are turned away.
Before you leave the RP Group site, you should check out the videos from past Student Success conferences. Since 2007, most of the sessions at this conference are recorded and placed on the Streaming Video link on the RP Group site so that if you are unable to attend the conference or even if you were there but missed a session that interests you, you have the opportunity to visit–or revisit–that session any time you want to. One of my favorite presentations is from the 2007 SS Conference: Alchemy at CSM (College of San Mateo) and describes the work of a group of faculty involved in an inquiry group examining writing across the curriculum. The process they followed and the insights they gained are presented in such a way that every time I view this presentation, I want to gather a group of colleagues from across a variety of disciplines and get to work immediately to talk about how we can help our own students improve their writing skills.