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Pitt-NASPA Mini-Con: Bridging Academic & Student Affairs Technology

October 15, 2020
11:30 AM EST
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The longstanding challenge of engaging students outside the classroom has recently become even more difficult. The COVID-19 pandemic has made remote/hybrid environments a must for colleges and universities. Fortunately, the University of Pittsburgh has a solution - Suitable.
From the Provost’s Office to Deans and even student affairs leaders, Pitt has been able to leverage Suitable to catalog all of their experiential learning and co-curricular activities (in-person and remote) for the first time in school history.
Different units across the university can contribute to this catalog but also create personalized development pathways for their specific student populations and strategic goals. This integrated, more personalized approach is boosting student participation, elevating outcomes, and offers students a virtual road map to the new student experience.
Hear from the Coordinator in Pitt Student Affairs, Executive Director of Global Engagement, and the Dean of Pitt Honors College as they tell the story of Pitt’s groundbreaking student success transformation and clue us in to their other revolutionary initiatives to come. It will also highlight core web and mobile capabilities of Suitable and culminate in a live Q&A with the presenters.

Attendees will:
  • Explore experiential and co-curricular learning research and frameworks.
  • Examine real life examples of these frameworks in practice.
  • Have a better understanding of how Suitable's groundbreaking technology plays a critical role in the student experience.
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions LIVE to the Pitt presenters.
 Register now to see all video recordings. 


Thursday, October 15 11:30AM-11:35AM

Opening Remarks by Suitable

Join us as Mark Visco Jr, Co-founder and CEO at Suitable, introduces the panelists and shares background on the company's partnership with Pitt.

Thursday, October 15 11:35AM-11:40AM

Pooja Chawla - Pitt Student Speaker of Distinction

We are honored to welcome Pooja! She is a leader among the student body and will share more about her experience using Suitable as a Pitt student.

Thursday, October 15 11:40AM-12:40PM

Pitt Panel on Student Success

Tune in to this "Panel of Panthers" to hear influential Pitt stakeholders provide insights on their student success research and best practices.

Thursday, July 23 11:30AM-11:45AM

Q&A: Jeremy Podany (Career Leadership Collective)

Watch this LIVE Q+A with Featured Speaker Jeremy Podany following his session on the Main Stage.


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Mark Visco Jr.

Co-Founder & CEO, Suitable

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Pooja Chawla

Student Speaker of Distinction

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Audrey Murrell

Acting Dean, University of Pittsburgh Honors College

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Belkys Torres

Executive Director of Global Engagement, University of Pittsburgh

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Amy Vaught

Coordinator of Student Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

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