First2 Network Conference- Fall 2019

Celebrate, Connect, Create

November 8-10
Stonewall Jackson Resort

The conference is over but you can still enjoy the presentation materials. Find linked access to pdf versions of talks and reports from working groups within the meeting schedule below.


Friday, November 8, 2019

4:30 – 6:00 pm
4:00 – 6:00 pm
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Leadership Team Meeting in Maple room
Informal Student Directors Meeting
Working dinner- Steering Committee and student directors

Saturday, November 9, 2019

7:00 – 10:00 am
9:00 – 11:00 am

Breakfast in the Stillwaters restaurant for overnight guests
Student Leaders Meeting, location TBA

FULL CONFERENCE Saturday, November 9, 2019
Stonewall Ballroom II

9:30 am
11:00 – 11:30 am

Registration Table Opens in the Foyer
Welcome by Sue Ann Heatherly, Green Bank Observatory
Collective Improvement through Common Measurement, Tim Podkul, (NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub)

11:30 am– 12:00 pm

Spotlight on student work and their roles, Joanna Burt-Kinderman (Pocahontas County Schools) and Samantha Mitchell (High Rocks)

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Anthony Jenkins (West Virginia State University)

1:00 – 1:10 pm
1:10 – 1:20 pm
1:20 – 1:40 pm

Reflective table conversations
Break or continued conversations
Spotlight on the Immersive Working Group and their PDSA (how they did it and how they are learning), Mike Fultz (West Virginia State University) and Mike Norton (Marshall University)

1:40 – 1:50 pm
1:50 – 2:00 pm
2:00 – 2:30 pm

Reflective table conversations
Break or continued conversations
Research Results for Rural and First Generation Students: Refining the definition of rural and first generation, exploring the social network constructed by First2, and examining the effects of rural or first generation status on STEM major selection and college success. John Stewart and Marjorie Darrah (West Virginia University)

2:30 – 2:40 pm
2:40 – 3:00 pm

Reflective table conversations
Getting involved with First2 Network, Erica Harvey (Fairmont University) and Sarah Riley (High Rocks); Evaluation survey, Kim Cowley (ICF)

****Thank you for coming! Full conference concludes at 3pm ****


Saturday, November 9, 2019

3:00 – 3:15 pm
3:15 – 4:15 pm

Break – Ballroom Foyer
Reflect on the 3As of PDSA Cycles (Adapt, Adopt, Abandon) Cindy Ziker (SRI)

4:15 – 6:00 pm
6:00 – 7:00 pm
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Working Groups meet to Dive In!
Dinner for Overnight Guests, Pecan room
Networking Time for Working Group members, Pecan room

Sunday, November 10, 2019

7:00 – 9:00 am
9:00 – 11:00 am
11:00 – 11:30 am
11:30 am

Breakfast in the Stillwaters restaurant for overnight guests
Working Group Meeting
Report outs (College Readiness, Capacity)
Conclusion and wrap up with 2nd survey, Kim Cowley (ICF) and Sarah Riley (High Rocks)