CUE Conference
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Mark Taylor
Dr. Mark Taylor

Meet Generation NeXt: Understanding Today's Learners
Dr. Taylor holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Biology, a Masters degree in Social Work and a Doctorate in Counseling, all from the University of Arkansas. He was most recently the Director of Guidance Services at Arkansas State University at Beebe where he was responsible for counseling, disability, career, testing, academic advising, orientation, housing/ residence life, student activities/ leadership, student success programming and other student services.  

Conference Themes

This year’s conference will feature an expanded focus on undergraduate education. Of particular interest are innovative and/or successful approaches that:

  • Expand high impact practices (e.g., learning communities, undergraduate research, writing-intensive courses, service learning, study abroad, and internships)
  • Enhance the First Year Experience
  • Internationalize the curriculum
  • Expand the use of effective teaching/ learning technologies
  • Integrate co- and extra-curricular activities and/or partnerships with Student Affairs
  • Implement innovative faculty development programs and improve pedagogy 
  • Increase retention and graduation rates
  • Promote mastery of outcomes in developmental education
  • Improve outcomes in gateway and other targeted courses (e.g., STEM)
  • Enhance assessment practices
  • Improve academic advisement

Proposals on other topics of interest will also be accepted.


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