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Educators' Retreat

The Fall 2022 Educators’ Retreat provides tools for educators both inside and outside of the classroom. This year’s event features sessions on promoting the Pillars for the Southern Miss Student Experience, supporting student mental health, implementing high-impact practices, and navigating challenging conversations. The closing event features Dr. Jason Wallace, Nina Suggs Endowed Professor, with a focus on supporting first generation students.

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Friday, September 23 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Hattiesburg Campus: Thad Cochran Center

8:30 - 9:00 am      Registration/Check-in
                               Thad Cochran Center - 2nd Floor Landing

9:00 - 9:20 am      Welcome and Opening Remarks
                                Joe Paul Student Theatre

9:30 - 10:30 am     Concurrent Sessions | Block 1

            • TCC 214 | More than "Just Stress": Understanding Workplace Burnout and the Importance of Self Care with Amanda Kirtland, Assistant Director, Student Counseling Services
            • TCC 216 | Integrating the University Pillars into Your Programs with Dr. Michael King, Assistant Vice President, Student Learning and Strategic Initiatives
            • TCC 218A | Focusing on High Impact Practices (HIPs) with Center for STEM Education Assistant Teaching Professors, Dr. Allison Downing and Dr. Kendrick Buford
            • TCC Ballroom I | Pillar Chats

10:45 - 11:45 am     Concurrent Sessions | Block 2

            • TCC 218A | Equitable Assessment with Dr. Michael King, Assistant Vice President, Student Learning and Strategic Initiatives
            • TCC 214 | The Impact of the QEP: Reflections and Next Steps with Dr. Julie Howdeshell, Director, Quality Enhancement and Elyssa Klipsch, Director, Center for Pathway Experiences
            • TCC 216 | From Conversation to Action: Practical Steps and Strategies to Support Student Mental Health with Dr. Kristy McRaney, Director, Center for Behavioral Health, and Dr. Melanie Leuty, Associate Professor, School of Psychology
            • TCC Ballroom I | Pillar Chats

11:45 am - 12:30 pm     Lunch
                                       Thad Cochran Center Ballroom

12:45 - 1:45 pm     Concurrent Sessions | Block 3

            • TCC 216 | Navigating Difficult Conversations with Dr. Hugh Broome, Associate Director, Center for Faculty Development and Sirena Cantrell, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
            • TCC 218A | Adding Educational Value with Learning-Focused Conversations with Chase Robbins, Coordinator of Student Learning and Strategic Initiatives
            • TCC 214 | Inclusivity 101 with Dr. Adina Green, Director, TRIO Student Support Services and Dr. Kelly Lester, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
            • TCC Ballroom I | Pillar Chats

2:00 - 3:00 pm     Closing Remarks
                               Joe Paul Student Theatre

“Because Blue Ivy might be your student”: Reasons why educators should care about critically serving first-gen students with Dr. Jason Wallace, Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professor

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