Student Affairs Conference

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Feb. 17, 1997

Student Affairs Topic of 2-Day Seminar

The role and future of student affairs in a university undergraduate educational experience will be the topic of a two-day conference at UW-River Falls.

More than 100 deans of students and student affairs professionals from all 26 University of Wisconsin System campuses and most public and private colleges and universities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area will participate on Feb. 26-27.

According to UW-RF Dean of Students Roger Ballou, the annual conference of UWS students affairs professionals will address how to foster students' academic and personal success through an academic and student affairs partnership.

Keynoting the conference will be Dr. George Kuh, a professor of higher education at the University of Indiana, who will provide a national perspective on higher education affairs activities and future trends.

Kuh directs the College Student Experiences Questionnaire Research and Distribution Program, and has published more than 150 books, chapters and articles and has made hundreds of presentations on topics related to college student development, assessment strategies for programs and environments, as well as campus cultures.

His current research focuses on campus culture, out-of-classroom experiences, and institutional conditions that foster student learning. Kuh holds a bachelor's degree from Luther College, his master's from St. Cloud State University, and his doctorate from the University of Iowa.

Also addressing the conference will be David J. Ward, senior vice president for academic affairs for the University of Wisconsin System. Ward will relate his views on the goals and outcomes for UW undergraduate students, the common ground between academic and student affairs, areas for collaboration between academics and student affairs, and the unifying experiences students should gain, whether from the laboratory and classroom or the athletic fields and student union.



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