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Tipping Point Summit January 16, 2020

2nd Annual Tipping Point Student Success Summit

Equity, Engagement, Resilience
January 16, 2020

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Spring 2020 Lunchtime Learning Labs

The Graduation Initiative Advisory Team, with the support of the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, is pleased to announce the second annual Tipping Point Student Success Summit.

The Tipping Point Summit is a day-long professional development conference focused on critical make-or-break moments in students’ university experiences. It provides a pause in our harried university lives, allowing for reflection, absorption of new data and new ideas, and sharing.  In that spirit, we seek your proposals to help us better understand where we are as an institution of higher learning, and how your best practices may help us increase student success at Chico State.

During her Convocation, President Hutchinson unveiled the elements of our new Strategic Plan, which includes three Strategic Priorities:

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Civic and Global Engagement
  • Resilient and Sustainable Systems

These priorities provide the framework for this year's summit.


What can data tell us about the disparities in achievement and rates of retention and graduation across student groups?  What efforts are helping to close those gaps?  How can changes in our teaching, advising, and other campus support practices lead to more equitable outcomes for all students?


How does student engagement drive persistence and achievement?  How are we ensuring that our students are engaged in their learning; with their faculty, staff, and peers; and with the local and distant communities that are meaningful to them?


How can our systems and processes support students’ capacity for academic success?   What does it mean to be a program, office, or department committed to helping students thrive in challenging circumstances?  How do we attend to our own resilience as faculty, staff, and administrators?

Schedule of Sessions

7:30–8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast - BMU Auditorium

8:15–9 a.m.

Opening Plenary - BMU Auditorium

President Gayle Hutchinson in Conversation with

James T. Minor - CSU Assistant Vice Chancellor / Senior Strategist, Academic Success and Inclusive Excellence


9:10–10:25 a.m.

Come Together: Barriers Students with Disabilities (SWD) Face and Strategies for Equity and Inclusion

ARTS 111

First Week Freakouts

ARTS 112

Clash of Cultures in and out of the Classroom: Actual Case Studies

BMU Auditorium

10:35–11:50 a.m.

The Four “Ps” of Learning and Engagement

ARTS 111

Eat, Sleep, Thrive:
Meeting Basic Needs

ARTS 112

Deconstructing Student Academic Experiences:
 A Tale of an Equity Gap... and a Dog

BMU 210

11:50 a.m.–1 p.m.

Lunch - BMU Auditorium

1:10–2:10 p.m.

Emerging Issue: Supporting our Students in Politically Turbulent Times

BMU Auditorium

Wildcats Thrive: Sustaining Energy in our Challenging Work Environments

ARTS 112

An Inclusive Syllabus for Greater Student Success

ARTS 111

2:20–3:20 p.m.

Chico State 360: Getting to Holistic Advising

ARTS 111

Mindfulness Meditation: Resilience Through Mental Wellness

BMU Auditorium

“Professionalism” as a Barrier to Student Success

ARTS 112

3:30–4:15 p.m.

Closing Plenary: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Debra Larson

BMU Auditorium

4:16–6 p.m.

Reception in the Janet Turner Print Museum (ARTS 130). Join us for light appetizers and a no-host bar.