As we know from our conversations with Daemen students in and outside the classroom, all employees play an important role in creating a Daemen community for students and fostering student success. With our campus wide effort to increase student retention and success rates, we invite all members of the Daemen community to attend an interactive workshop scheduled with student success expert Dr. Jennifer L. Bloom. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Bloom will engage members of the Daemen community in learning more about appreciative advising, the intentional collaborative practice of asking positive, open-ended questions that help students optimize their educational experiences and achieve their dreams, goals, and potential. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Jennifer Bloom, Ed.D. serves as clinical professor and Director of the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s Degree Program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of South Carolina. She also serves as an adjunct associate professor for the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. She previously served as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign (2003-2007). She was elected to the position of President of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) for the 2007-08 term. Her research interests include academic advising, career paths in higher education administration, leadership, and change.