April 24, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Track(s): 
Track 1: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Track 3: Student Engagement and Persistence
Moderator: 
Patsy Tinsley McGill
Professor, Strategic Management and Faculty Lead, Assessment
CSU Monterey Bay
What’s Right about Writing: Preparing Today’s Online Learners for Success

Writing is a particularly important skill in our text-based world. For students who choose an online learning experience, the ability to communicate well through writing can be the difference between good and not-so-good grades. This presentation showcases course-specific strategies developed by professionals within the Ashford Writing Center (AWC).

Mindy Sloan
Associate Vice President, Research & Student Success
Ashford University
Emily Nye
Director, Ashford Writing Center
Ashford University
Claire Edwards
Online Writing Consultant
Ashford University
Chandra Howard
Online Writing Consultant
Ashford University
Millie Jones
Online Writing Consultant
Ashford University
Michelle Lekkerkerk
Lead Technology Writing Consultant
Ashford University
Increasing Online Student Pass Rates with Course Embedded Supports: Anthropology 101, a General Education Requirement

Course embedded supports can make a difference by increasing pass rates in an online general education, Anthropology 101, course. This presentation discusses the results of a pilot study that investigated the potential impact of specific strategies resulting from the collaborative efforts of faculty, the Ashford Library Services team, and professionals in the Ashford Writing Center.

Mindy Sloan
Associate Vice President, Research & Student Success
Ashford University
Janni Pedersen
Assistant Professor & Program Chair, Anthropology
Ashford University
Elizabeth Grossman
Senior Director, Library Services
Ashford University
Emily Nye
Director, Ashford Writing Center
Ashford University
Cynthia Lewis
Digital Services Librarian
Ashford University
Jacline Contrino
Digital Services Librarian
Ashford University
You’re Not Alone: A Team Approach to Supporting Students through Their Dissertations

Writing centers were initially established to address a critical lack of writing skills (Williams & Takaku, 2011). In recent years, they’ve been called to play a significant role in promoting student success. The Chicago School is a prime example of how one institution answered the call in a unique way.

Belinda McFeeters
AVP, Graduate Academic Development Affairs
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology