Each year SOCHE organizes a diverse conference series that provides timely educational resources to collegiate faculty, staff and students across Ohio. SOCHE conferences are the result of ideation and collaboration among our councils and committees, as well as regional partners who contribute to the dialog on student success.

For more information on SOCHE's conferences and events or to make suggestions, please contact

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Upcoming Events:

SOCHE Education on Demand

24/7, 365 Days per year, from anywhere

Constructing Careers in the Digital Age

(partnership with Southern State Community College and University of Dayton)

March 10, 2017

Location: University of Dayton River Campus

SOCHE STEM-Cyber Research Fair

March 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:30 am

Location: Sinclair Conference Center

SOCHE ED Workshop

Generation Z Goes to College

March 17, 2017, 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: Wright State University


SOCHE Library Conference

New Partnerships for Academic Libraries:
Transforming for New Times

May 10, 2017, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Central State University

Veterans Workshop

Veterans Identity on Campus

May 19, 2017, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Location: Union Institute & University

Articulation and Transfer Conference

October 6, 2017

Location: TBD

SOCHE ED Conference 50th Anniversary

Collaboration for the Future

November 3, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Dayton Art Institute

Faculty Awards Banquet

November 17, 2017

Location: Dayton Art Institute

* As soon as REGISTRATION opens for each conference, we will notify you.
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SOCHE Education On Demand

SOCHE offers access to over 100 on Demand online training courses and webinars for our members. To register for access to training, please click here.

*SOCHE Education Training only available to SOCHE members 


Don't Miss SOCHE's February Webinar

Improving Student Retention: Data, Planning, Interventions & Assessment: A 3-Part Workshop

Part 1: February 9 at 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Part 2: February 16 at 3:00-4:30 pm, Part 3: February 23 at 3:00-4:30 pm

Student retention continues to challenge higher education institutions across the country. From open access colleges to the most highly selective universities, higher education professionals seek solutions to the student departure problem. This series offers a theory-based, data-centered approach to improving student retention. The initial session explores retention theory, defining retention at the local level, and the data sources need to get started. The second session outlines how to develop a comprehensive approach to improving student retention, and the series concludes with a session describing retention interventions that have proven to be effective.

Session 1: Improving Student Retention: Conceptual Frameworks & Data Needs

Session 2: Developing A Comprehensive Approach: Organizing & Resourcing For Success

Session 3: Retention Interventions That Work: Programmatic Examples & Assessment Outcomes

What's Covered?

  • Understanding the conceptual frameworks guiding retention improvement in the context of organizational change.
  • Defining student retention within the organizational context (two-year, four-year, first-year students, transfers).
  • Outlining the student data needed to inform initiatives aimed at improving student retention.
  • Examining data analysis techniques designed to describe student retention trends at the institutional level.
  • Understanding how to organize retention efforts.
  • Detailing the steps in developing a self-audit of retention programs.
  • Defining the resources needed for retention improvement including example ROI calculations.
  • Reviewing details of five successful retention interventions, including assessment data.
  • Learning communities.
  • Early intervention.
  • Supplemental Instruction.
  • Targeted access and success programming.
  • Blended instruction.


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SOCHE Articulation Conference Presentations

Please click the links below to download the Presentations from this year's Articulation Conference. 

The Proof is in the Pudding Post-Secondary Case Studies on the Success of Secondary Career Technical Education (CTE) Student Articulation Agreements, Jamilah Tucker and Carl Brun
ODHE Updates, Paula Compton and Hideo Tscuchida
Student Success Leadership on Guided Pathways, Laura Rittner
International Baccalaureate, Bill Slagle