Breakout Session Description

Breakout Sessions represent the core of the conference offerings and feature a successful practice, program, or key issue. Breakout Sessions are 60 minutes in length, may include multiple presenters, and are intended for 25-75 participants. Presenters are expected to engage participants in interactive learning activities, provide handouts, and be prepared to respond to post-conference requests for more information. Lecture-only presentations are strongly discouraged. Each Breakout Session room will be equipped with a laptop, data projector, speakers, and screen.

Sample Breakout Sessions

Implementing a Faculty Mentoring Program to Increase Student Success

The Faculty Mentoring Program establishes a network of academic and personal support to students who have been referred for intervention through the Early Warning System. Learn details about the mentoring program and success data, lessons learned, and suggestions for implementing a similar program at your institution. Participants discuss possible interventions for specific student scenarios, as well as hear faculty and student testimonials.

Prove You Are Improving

Maine Maritime Academy’s outcomes assessment focus is to improve student success by creating a collaborative and dynamic process that engages faculty, students, and staff. A template that uses data to inform change, advance programs, and affect budget allocation is demonstrated. Participants use the template with their own data and discuss how to monitor and communicate the results to assure attention is secured at higher administrative levels.