Applied Learning Conference

Collaborating for Student Success 2019: Advising, Applied Learning, and the Student Success Summit

Registration is now open for the Collaborating for Student Success 2019: Advising, Applied Learning, and the Student Success Summit.

Dates: October 28-30, 2019
Location: The Desmond - Albany, NY

Student success is the primary goal for every institution of higher education. Achieving the outcomes we desire is a complicated process and requires the commitment and collaboration of staff and faculty across campus. As SUNY is building capacity and best practices for individualized education featuring campus and student leadership/models/methods, our communities of practice have joined together in order to facilitate collaboration, networking, and sharing of ideas to improve offerings across the state.    Join us in Albany on October 28-30th, when three SUNY communities of practice: Advising, Applied Learning, and Student Success come together to identify strategies to ensure each student in SUNY is successful in their academic pursuit. 

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Tracks include: 

Advisors and academic professionals will share ideas, network and identify system-wide opportunities for advancement and collaboration in academic advising.  This track explores how we best assist students in defining educational goals, navigate academic requirements, and realize their maximum academic and career potential. Academic advisors support students in all phases of their college careers and work in collaboration with faculty, campus partners, and other resources to support students’ academic success.

Applied Learning
An educational approach whereby students learn by engaging in direct application of skills, theories and models. Students apply knowledge and skills gained from traditional classroom learning to hands-on and/or real-world settings, creative projects or independent or directed research, and in turn apply what is gained from the applied experience to academic learning. Applied learning can occur outside of the traditional classroom experience and/or be embedded as part of a course.

Student Success
This track focuses on  developing and strengthening academic and support pathways that promote student access, success and completion.  SUNY's 64 colleges and universities are committed to improving rates of college completion, transfer and attainment of jobs of value in the labor market - and achieve equity in those outcomes for all students.  Highlighted here are SUNY-wide initiatives and campus best practices.

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Past Conference Programs


2018 SUNY Applied Learning Conference

Thursday 11/1

9:30am - Maritime College Color Guard Presentation / Welcome by SUNY Provost, Dr. Tod Laursen:

2:00pm - Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jillian Kinzie:

Friday 11/2

8:15am - Morning Remarks:


2017 SUNY Applied Learning Conference

1 - Welcome/President's Panel (8:30-10:00)

2 - Keynote Address: Amelia Parnell (10:15-11:15)

3 - SUNY Student Assembly Leadership in Applied Learning (2:30-3:30)

4 - Lunch and Guest Speaker: Seth Gilbertson, Associate Counsel for SUNY (12:15-1:15)


2016 SUNY Applied Learning Conference


Thursday 11/17/16

10:00am - 11:00am - SUNY Update

11:00am - 12:00pm - Applied Learning Leadership Panel

2:00pm - 2:45pm - Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher

2:45pm - 3:45pm - Faculty Engagement Workshop

3:45 - 5:00 - "Ask Me Anything" Session


Friday 11/18/16

9:30am - 11:10am - Collaboration and Partnerships Panel and Workshop

11:15am - 11:45pm - Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright

12:00pm - 2:00pm - Student Panel and Workshop


Applied Learning