Friday, January 17, 2020

SWCASP Workshop on March 5th and 6th

8th Annual Southwestern Consortium of Academic Support Professionals Workshop on March 6th, 2020 

ASP Across the Curriculum


Texas Tech University School of Law

in Lubbock, Texas


The Southwestern Consortium of Academic Support Professionals will host a one day conference focused on developing Academic Support programs throughout the curriculum.  ASPers are amazing at the work we do, but we have limited interactions with students.  Students need skills work reinforced throughout every year of law school.  ASP skills range from metacognition to specific test taking skills.  The goal of the conference is to provide ideas for participants to take back to law schools that will encourage everyone at the school to help students improve. 

Registration will be open to anyone interested in academic support.  You can register by filling out the form at this link.

Hotel Information:

Texas Tech secured rooms at:

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

6225 62nd Street

Lubbock, TX 79424

You should be able to mention Texas Tech and SWCASP to get the conference rate.


Conference Dinner and Presenters

Thursday, March 5th

6:30pm – Shuttle from Hotel to Funky Door Restaurant


Friday, March 6th

8-9 – Shuttle to Texas Tech School of Law with Breakfast

9-12 – Presentations:

                        It Takes a Village: Establishing Working Relationships with Doctrinal Faculty

                        Reynaldo Valencia, Preyal Shah, & Meijken Westenskow; UNT Dallas – College of Law

                        Using Academic Support Techniques in the Doctrinal Classroom: One Civil Procedure Professor’s Experience

                        Zoe Niesel; St. Mary’s University School of Law

                        Theory, Design, and Implementation of Effective Bar Exam Preparation Programs

                        Raul Ruiz, Director of Bar Preparation & Assistant Professor of Academic Support; Florida International University College of Law

12-1 – Lunch

1-3 – Presentations:

                        Integrating the Multistate Performance Test from Day One

                        Antonia Miceli; Saint Louis University School of Law

                        Why I Lifted the Laptop Ban in My Classroom

                        Yolanda Ingram; Drexel Kline School of Law

                        2L Curriculum Chasm: Creating the Skill Bridge Between 1L and 3L

                        Jamie Kleppetsch; DePaul University College of Law

6pm – Optional Dinner, Drinks, and Socializing at La Sirena Restaurant


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:


Steven Foster (

Director of Academic Achievement at Oklahoma City University


Cassie Christopher (

Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Bar Success


Chelsea Baldwin (

Director, Academic Success Programs

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