PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student Success Research, Transition Coaching at UIC Lecture, 3/13/17

Monday, March 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Daley Library, Room 1-470

“Transition Coaching at UIC: Research and Practice”

In an ongoing effort to strengthen student support, the Office of First Year Initiatives established the Transition Coaching Coordination program followed by the Transition Coaching High School Partnership program. The panel will discuss why the programs started, what involved parties are learning during the experience, and how the programs are utilizing the information acquired.

Panel participants include:

  • Tom Moss is the Associate Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Affairs at UIC. Moss assists in the coordination of a number of student success initiatives, including transition coaching.
  • Elizabeth Houlihan serves as the Assistant Director for the Office of First-Year Initiatives (OFYI), which houses the coordination and high school partner transition coaching programs, as well as Summer College.
  • Bonnie Solomon is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and works on transition coaching research.
  • Melissa Connelly is the Vice President of Program at OneGoal, a non-profit organization that helps low-income high school students attend and complete college.

In addition, a UIC student will participate in the panel to discuss personal experiences with transition coaching.

The OVPUA’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative, and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.

For questions, please contact Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, at