Student Success Convening
October 14-15, 2021
9 am - 1 pm
About the Convening
Virtually join colleagues from around the state at the second annual UA Student Success Convening on Thursday, October 14 - Friday, October 15 via Zoom. Hear from leading experts on what works in student success. Hear from colleagues about what they are doing to increase student success at their campuses.
William B. Davis
Interim Vice Provost
Washington State University (CSU)
William (Bill) Davis is an Associate Dean in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). He has been involved in many institutional, regional, and national efforts to transform undergraduate education. At WSU, he has been a leader in helping the institution transform the student experience in both the classroom and in high impact practices. He was a founding member of the CVM Teaching Academy and in 2014 he brought the HHMI/NAS Scientific Teaching Program to WSU. In 2019 Bill became a PI on the WSU Transformational Change Initiative, an effort designed to help faculty and academic support staff create inclusive classroom environments, increase access to high-impact experiences, and improve the transition of students to the university. Bill has used his pedagogical training to transform his 500 student freshman biology course to incorporate the HHMI SEA-PHAGES course-based undergraduate research experience and increase student academic performance. He is also the director of the CVM STARS (Students Targeted for Advanced Research Studies) BS to PhD training program. Over the past 11 years, STARS has enrolled 40 students-38 of them have been retained at WSU in STEM, 37 have been retained in their initial life science major, 19 have pursued advanced degrees, and 8 students have received the Goldwater Scholarship.
At the national level, Bill serves as an active contributor to the leadership and successful implementation of three major initiatives. First, he is an external facilitator and steering committee member for the HHMI/NAS Mobile Summer Institutes (MoSI) on Scientific Teaching. These immersive workshops provide cohorts of faculty from a host institution pedagogical training related to the tenants of scientific teaching. The second national effort that he is involved in is the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE). Bill was selected in 2012 as one of the original 40 PULSE Leadership Fellows by the NSF/NIH/HHMI and he currently serves as the Treasurer for this non-profit organization. A major PULSE effort he helped lead was the Pacific Northwest PULSE Community of Practice where 65 teams of administrators and faculty successfully used the tenants of Systems Thinking to implement and assess departmental transformation. The third national effort that Bill is a leader in is the AAC&U-Project Kaleidoscope where he serves as a member of the External Advisory Board and a Co-Leader each summer for the AAC&U-PKAL STEM Leadership Institute (SLI). During the SLI, Bill and his collaborators use experiential learning, mentoring and coaching to train cohorts of 20 emerging STEM leaders to design and implement transformation efforts at their home institutions.
Director, Research Advisory Services
Angela Street serves at EAB as a Director in Research Advisory Services. She is responsible for research delivery to partners with focus in academic strategy and student success. Her expertise is working with 2-year and 4-year institutions to share our research and identified best practices for student and institutional success.
Angela’s career in higher education began in 2004 while pursuing graduate studies at the University of Georgia. Her career has afforded her the opportunity to work with student success programs and teach at public, private, online and two-year institutions including The University of South Carolina, Edgewood College, Blackhawk Technical College, American Public University System and most recently, North Carolina Central University.
In 2014, she completed a 3-year cycle as Directorate Board member for the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation with the American College Personnel Association. She received training in first year experience course development from the National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina and holds a certificate in Designing Learning with The Association for Talent and Development.
She currently resides in Laurel, Maryland and spends most of her time with loved ones, watching new documentaries or traveling to new places and seeking new adventures.