TBR High Impact Practice Statewide Conference

TBR High Impact Practice Statewide Conference

The 2nd Annual HIP Statewide Conference is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators to come together to hear best practices in high impact practice implementation and assessment. A focus of the statewide conference will be to examine ways institutions can look at closing student equity gaps and ensuring quality within HIPs. Breakout sessions will include presentations focused on all nine TBR designated HIP taxonomies and will include a focus on relational advising work. Members of the Systemwide Faculty Learning Community (FLC) and faculty and staff with an interest in scaling HIPs at their institution are encouraged to participate in this conference.


Thursday, January 10, 2019. 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Gaylord Springs- Golf Links
18 Springhouse Lane
Nashville, TN 37214

*Conference Capacity is limited. Be sure to register early to secure your spot as well as guarantee your hotel room!

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 PDF icon HIP Statewide Agenda  

Registration will be open from November 19 - December 14

  • Due to seating capacity, there will be NO onsite registration

  • Registration numbers are used to confirm meals and other details with Gaylord Golf Springs.

  • *Please note that in the event of a no-show, your institution will be charged $50.

  • Registration substitutes will be allowed until December 17, 2018

**Please direct any questions to maresa.whaley@tbr.edu , 615-366-4411

Conference Reimbursement Information

For FLC Members and Interested Faculty/Staff:

For teams of 4 or less: Mileage Reimbursement for 1 vehicle

For teams of 5 or more: Mileage Reimbursement for 2 vehicles

*Overnight lodging if traveling more than 120 miles one-way 

Per diem can only be claimed if traveling more than 120 miles one-way AND staying overnight

*All TBR institution attendees must stay at the designated hotel.  Reservations at another hotel are not eligible for reimbursement

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Hotel Accomodations

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
  • Conference Room Rate = $179 (traditional room, 1 king or 2 queen size beds)
  • Parking: You will be responsible for the parking rate of $19 per night. 
  • Daily scheduled shuttle service to Grand Ole Opry House, Opry Mills, General Jackson Showboat & The Inn at Opryland

*All rooms will be a direct bill to TBR. You will be asked to provide a credit card for incidentals. Reservations can be made HERE or by calling 1-877-491-7397, under the Tennessee Board of Regents Conference. 

*Reservation cancellations must be made at least three (3) working days prior to arrival, and a cancellation number must be obtained. If not, your institution will be charged for lodging. 

Keynote Speakers

Shanna Smith Jaggars

Shanna Smith Jaggars

Shanna Smith Jaggars is Assistant Vice-Provost of Research for Undergraduate Education at The Ohio State University in Columbus, where her research focuses on improving student outcomes, including issues around technology-enabled learning, online and distance learning, online student support services, curricular and transfer pathways, and other topics related to access, affordability, and time to degree.

At CCRC, Jaggars leads the American Honors study. Jaggars served as CCRC Assistant Director from 2012 to 2016. Together with Thomas Bailey and Davis Jenkins, she is the author of Redesigning America's Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success (Harvard University Press, 2015).

Jaggars received her doctorate in 2002 from the University of Texas at Austin in human development and family science, where she focused on the methodological and statistical issues inherent in the analysis of individual and dyadic change across time. Prior to joining CCRC in 2008, Jaggars ran the statistical consulting unit at the University of Texas at Austin, where she collaborated on studies involving information technology usage in the postsecondary setting, the mental and physical health of college students, and a range of other topics.

Dr. Vijay Pendakur

Dr. Vijay Pendakur

Dr. Vijay Pendakur serves as the Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students at Cornell University.  Prior to this appointment, he worked on campus-wide student success initiatives for underserved populations as an Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at California State University – Fullerton.  Before joining the team at Fullerton, Dr. Pendakur served as the Director for the Office of Multicultural Student Success at DePaul University in Chicago.  He is the editor of the recent book, “Closing the Opportunity Gap: Identity-Conscious Strategies for Retention and Student Success,” as well as numerous chapters on racial identity development, and critical leadership pedagogy, and student affairs administration. Dr. Pendakur serves on the institute teaching faculty of the Center for Race and Equity at the University of Southern California and as a faculty member for the “High Impact Practices Institute” through the American Association of Colleges and Universities.  He currently serves on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Working Group on Diversity, which advises the Director of the NIH on inclusion and equity strategy in the field of biomedical research. He holds a bachelor's degree in history and East Asian studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a master's degree in U.S. history from the University of California, San Diego, and a doctorate in education from DePaul University.