2016 Student Success Symposium


The University of North Carolina - General Administration and North Carolina State University hosted the Student Success Symposium on April 6th, 2016. 

See meeting highlights and materials in the links below.


Have a look at the agenda items and bios in the pamphlet and see all of the Power Point slides just below.



Panel 1

North Carolina policy makers discuss their definition of student success, what that looks like and long-term goals.

Panel 2 


Experts for the University of Texas-Austin and UNC institutions discuss campus-level initatives and strategies used to navigate change, build support, and address challenges.



Panel 3

Alignment of success goals: students, employers, and graduate schools talk about post-graduation expectations. 



Andrew P. Kelly
Director, Center on Higher Education Reform
Resident Scholar in Education Policy Studies
American Enterprise Institute


Andrew P. Kelly is a resident scholar in education policy studies and the director of the Center on Higher Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he works on higher education policy, innovation in education, financial aid reform, and the politics of education policy. Previously, Kelly was a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a National Science Foundation research training fellowship and was honored as an outstanding graduate student instructor. Before graduate school, Kelly served as a research assistant at AEI, where his work focused on how to prepare K–12 school leaders, collective bargaining in public schools, and the politics of education.

Kelly’s findings have appeared in the American Journal of Education, Education Next, Educational Policy, Policy Studies Journal, and Teachers College Record. He has also been published in popular outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Education Week, National Affairs, and National Review. He has edited many books on higher education, including “Reinventing Financial Aid: Charting a New Course to College Affordability” (Harvard Education Press, 2014), “Stretching the Higher Education Dollar: How Innovation Can Improve Access, Equity, and Affordability” (Harvard Education Press, 2013), and “Getting to Graduation: The Completion Agenda in Higher Education” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). In 2011, Education Week’s Policy Notebook blog named Kelly one of its 16 Next Generation Leaders in education policy. Kelly has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an A.B. in history from Dartmouth College.


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