The Annual Research Summit begins at 8:30am on June 18th and concludes at 12:30pm on June 19th.
Day One—Tuesday, June 18
7:00 - 8:15 AM - Light Breakfast in the 4th Floor Rotunda
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM - Welcome / Introduction - Brett Frazier, Executive Vice President of Sales
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM - Prevention at the Crossroads: Elevating Health and Wellness Amidst a Forced Transformation in Higher Education - Helen Stubbs, Vice President of Higher Education
College officials face mounting pressure to adapt and innovate in an increasingly dynamic higher education landscape. Here, we examine the forces at play, how they stand to shape campus prevention efforts, and how prevention advocates can leverage these opportunities to elevate the critical role of student health and wellness.
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM - From Prevention to Promotion: Multifaceted Efforts to Support Healthy College Students - Kimberley Timpf, Director, Partner Education
Campus professionals have focused much of their alcohol prevention efforts on reducing risk and harms, while efforts to promote healthy attitudes and behavior have largely been relegated to providing students alcohol-free activities and residential options. This session will uncover progressive practices that target healthy students to elevate their visibility, engagement, and success.
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM - Morning Coffee Break in the Lobby
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Strategies for Reducing High-Risk Alcohol Use and Related Harms in the Greek Community - Helen Stubbs, Vice President of Higher Education, Lauren Wooley, Research Analyst
Greek chapter houses have historically served as positive centers of student social life, yet recently have not been associated with the affirming activities and values of their roots. We will explore how campuses and national organizations have steered Greek culture back to the better, calling upon the collective efforts of a variety of constituencies that influence this important student population.
11:45 AM - 12:50 PM - Lunch in the 3rd & 4th Floor Rotunda
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM - Out of the Headlines, Into the Spotlight: Promising Practices for Comprehensive Sexual Assault Prevention on Campus - Alan Berkowitz, Independent Consultant, Rob Buelow, Associate Director Partner Education
The past 12 months have been groundbreaking in campus sexual assault, from student-driven appeals to improve campus response and prevention, to tragedies capturing national headlines, to new legislation mandating that all students be educated and supported on these topics. This session will summarize the evidence base for effective campus solutions, and highlight innovative efforts to push the leading edge of best practice.
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM - Sexual Assault on College Campus: Examining the Connections between Shifts in Alcohol Use and Attitudes among First Year Students - Dan Zapp, Associate Director of Research
This session will present insights from our most recent investigation of data collected through Haven: Understanding Campus Sexual Assault, demonstrating the compelling connections between student alcohol use and attitudinal shifts regarding sexual assault, responsibility for consent, and its implications on our efforts to support student health and safety.
4:30 PM - Small Group Breakout Sessions
5:30 PM - Moderated Discussion - Bill DeJong, Senior Research Advisor
6:30 PM - Partner Reception in the 4th Floor Rotunda
Day Two —Wednesday, June 19th
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Light Breakfast in the 4th Floor Rotunda
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Optional Morning Breakout Sessions: Highlights from Previous Coalition Research
These sessions provide an opportunity for newer Summit and Coalition participants to learn from previous Coalition research. Topics TBD by registrant polling.
8:40 AM - 9:40 AM - Drinking before the Party: An Examination of Pre-gaming Behavior among College Students - Todd Wyatt, Director of Research
The practice of drinking before “the main event” has been identified as one of the most noxious drinking behaviors students can engage in, resulting in significant increases of a range of negative outcomes. This session will present findings from recent AlcoholEdu for College data analysis examining the determinants and motivations underlying this dangerous behavior.
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM - Small Group Breakout Sessions
10:45 AM - 11:50 AM - How Do We Know If What We're Doing Is Working? A Research-based Framework for Determining the Effectiveness of Student Wellness Interventions - Daniel Newhart, Associate Director for Research and Data Management, Bryan Ashton, Coordinator of Student Wellness, The Ohio State University
11:55 AM - Concluding remarks - Helen Stubbs, Vice President of Higher Education
We will conclude by reflecting on major insights from the Summit and how participants can put them to work to promote student health, wellness, and safety.
12:15 PM - Adjourn
Small Group Breakout Sessions
In response to partner feedback, these sessions are provided for participants to share findings and lessons learned from implementing approaches and models highlighted in Summit plenary sessions. This direct inquiry and response among Coalition partners allows transfer of tactical knowledge and strategic insights, enabling attendees to put these practices to work in their own efforts.