Student Portraits Symposium

The Student Portraits Symposium, sponsored by University Information Services, Data, Analytics and Institutional Research and the Division of Student Affairs, is an annual gathering of faculty, staff and students to share data and best practices impacting retention and student success.

The ninth annual Student Portraits Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Gateway Conference Center. Registration details coming soon. 

Call for Programs: Joint Conference on the Student Experience

Student success is imperative to UNT as a caring and creative community. The University Forum on Teaching and Learning and Student Portraits Symposium have combined forces to provide two days of interactive sessions, presentations, and more to support best practices in student success.

The theme for the 2019 event is National Trends and What They Mean for Texas Students. This theme will allow us to explore practices that improve student success and retention through effective teaching and learning and student support services.

The conference planning committee encourages presentation proposals regarding proven practices with content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide inspiration for application and practice. The outline/description should give the reviewers an understanding of your proposed presentation by addressing the following points:

  • goals of presentation;
  • description of content that will be presented;
  • relationship of the presentation to the conference theme, student success, and national trends;
  • identification of program format (e.g., lecture, panel, interactive session, poster) including methods for participant involvement (e.g., discussion, effective practice sharing, case study analysis) and;
  • the conceptual foundation for content including ways the presentation content is grounded in research, relevant experience, a cogent model, and/or appropriate theory.

Click here to submit a program proposal.