National Park College (NPC) has received a grant from the National College Testing Association (NCTA) to help with costs associated with the Partners for Student Success conference to be held - at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
Partners for Student Success is a joint conference of Arkansas student affairs professional organizations and includes the Arkansas College Testing Association, Arkansas College Health Association, Arkansas Association on Higher Education and Disability, Arkansas Student Affairs Association, and the Arkansas Academic Advising Network.
Testing Center Director, Suzy Still serves as president of the Arkansas College Testing Association. She applied for the grant with the goal of improving communication about best practices for testing standards and issues that impact testing center environments both in Arkansas and across the nation.
Still plans to use the grant to invite Michelle Teasley-Parks, as guest speaker for the fourth annual Partners for Student Success conference this fall. Teasley-Parks is the Testing Director at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio and Committee Chair for the NCTA Test Center Certification Committee. She will conduct a workshop on the benefits of NCTA certification and how to improve a testing center using NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines. In her keynote luncheon presentation, Parks’ topic will discuss cross training student affairs professionals.