Past Conferences

The  UNC System Student Success Conference is an opportunity to share and learn about unique and pioneering student success stories from UNC System constituent institutions. Over 200 UNC System staff and faculty showcase their innovative program and technologies to advance student success at their institutions. Attendees from all 17 institutions participated in over two dozen breakout session and poster presentations. Attendees included vice chancellors, provosts, faculty, academic advisors, and executive leadership in student affairs units.

2020 Student Success Conference
Date:             February 12, 2020
Theme:         The Student-Ready University: Removing Obstacles & Building Support
Location:       Friday Conference Center, Chapel Hill
Learn More:  Event Program Presentations  |  Article: Student Success Today, Even More Tomorrow

2019 Student Success Conference
Date:             February 7, 2019
Location:       Friday Conference Center, Chapel Hill
Learn More:  Event Program  |  Presentations  |  Article: Closing the Gap

Student Success Innovation Lab

The UNC System Student Success Conference is a project of the Student Success Innovation Lab (SSIL), a $3.8 million initiative funded by the ECMC Foundation, the John M. Belk Endowment, Arnold Ventures and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.

SSIL leverages the UNC System platform to engage in research and development on what works to increase completion rates. The Lab funds a selection of pilot projects that will develop, test, and rigorously evaluate strategies for promoting student success.  The project links two key assets: student success initiatives developed and implemented by institutions and UNC System faculty with expertise in the evaluation of education programs.

Learn More:  SSIL Website  |  Article: UNC System Announces Inaugural Group of SSIL Grantees