Accomplishments: Academic Success Center
June 29, 2021
Joe Ervin (Academic Success Center), Dave Beisecker, and Jasmin Özel (both Philosophy) recently published their paper in Philosophy of Education. Their paper focuses on the educational work of William Torrey-Harris and the St. Louis Hegelians, and John Dewey. Analyzing such Hegelian educational thought, their paper details the institutionalization of American democratic education in the 19th century.
March 9, 2021
Joe Ervin (Academic Success Center), Dave Beisecker and Jasmin Özel (both Philosophy) presented their paper, "The St. Louis Hegelians and the Institutionalization of Democratic Education," at the annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society. The paper urges a reappraisal of the reception of Hegelian philosophy in 19th-century America and American educational thought.
November 15, 2019
The Administrative Faculty Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Professional Development Awards. The six $500 awards were granted to the following individuals for the purpose of funding professional development endeavors. Julie Bertoia, vice president of Research & Economic Development Nicole Stella, Academic Success Center Marcedes Butler, Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost Lisa Kappil, Student Involvement & Activities Heather Rappaport,...
February 20, 2019
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice), Beth Gersten (Lee Business School), Emily Shreve (Academic Success Center), Rosan Mitola (Libraries), and Ross Bryant (Military and Veterans Services) presented at the 28th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience. The topic was "The Color of Success: First-Year Experience Programming at Minority-Serving Institutions".
October 11, 2018
Rochelle Walker (Fine Arts) and Samantha Carroll (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) created Living Your Best Life: Balancing School, Work, and Family Summit. It was created out of a graduate multicultural course project within the higher education leadership program. The goal was to provide UNLV student-parents a positive and supportive campus environment while presenting the necessary tools and campus resources in order for this student population to persist through to graduation....
September 13, 2018
On Sept. 5 the Academic Success Center (ASC) celebrated its 10-year anniversary and as part of its celebration recognized former students, faculty, departments, and community leaders that have made the ASC such an exemplary center. They are: Dean’s Award - Carl Reiber (formerly of the provost's office) Dean’s Award - Regent Kevin Page Founder’s Award - Neal Smatresk (former UNLV president) Outstanding Impact Award - philanthropist Christina Hixson Classified Dedication Award - Monica McNeely...
July 5, 2017
Three UNLV graduate students recently received a national Love of Learning Award from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. They are among 100 award recipients nationwide. Erick López, a doctoral student in sociology, will use funds from the award to travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to attend a research methods training titled "Health Disparities, Health Inequities and Vulnerable Populations: Research Examining and Understanding Complexity" and hosted by the world-renowned Interuniversity...
November 13, 2015
Megan Bavaro, Katie Woods, and Anne White (all Academic Success Center) presented "Innovation of Bridge: Creating Specialty Programs to Enhance Math Outcomes" at the 48th annual College Reading & Learning Association Conference in Portland, Oregon.
October 12, 2015
Aaron Brown (Public Affairs and Academic Success Center) recently was recognized as an "emerging scholar" by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). In November, he will be co-presenting a paper with Jessica Word, (Environmental and Public Affairs) at the ARNOVA conference in Chicago. The paper is titled "Crowding Out or Aligning Incentives: Motivating Nonprofit Employees Through Altruism or Materialism."
December 1, 2014
Chyna Miller and Eric Mason (both Academic Success Center) presented at the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) National Annual Conference in early November. Their presentation, "Knowing Your Own Backyard": Applying Pareto's Principle to Learning Support Services," featured a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the campuswide tutoring program in relation to the economic concept of Pareto's Principle, better known as the "80-20 Rule." Additionally, Mason was honored at the...
June 1, 2014
Tracy Johnson (Liberal Arts), Valarie Burke (Vice Provost Academic Affairs), Stacy Shapin (Fine Arts), Kristie Berthelotte (Fine Arts), Heather Hatch (Academic Success Center), Chris Parker (Engineering), Sal Mora (Academic Success Center), David Belt (Sciences), and Michael Biesiada (Business) made presentations at the annual NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) Region 9 conference held at the University of California, Berkeley. The presentations included: o Johnson and Burke on "...
March 1, 2013
Adam Koebke (Math) and Chyna Miller (Academic Success Center) presented "Show Me the Data: Advancing Standards to Measure Success" at the 2013 Nevada ACT State Organization Educational Symposium, which took place at UNR in February. Their session, "Improving Remedial Math Outcomes with Adaptive Technology," explored the results of last year's Expect Success Summer Bridge Program and the positive impacts made on the students who participated.