[TACRAO] Listserv REMINDER: Register for The Community College Student Success Symposium June 10!

Boutwell, Donna Donna.Boutwell at tgslc.org
Mon Jun 1 13:53:42 CDT 2015


Join us for the 2015 TG Community College Student Success Symposium
Join TG at this year's Community College Student Success Symposium! Attendees will hear timely, relevant presentations and participate in discussions about current trends, issues and research in community colleges.  Feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues and other interested stakeholders..  This is a free event!

Mark your calendar!
Please note the following dates and locations:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
TG Corporate Headquarters
301 Sundance Pkwy.
Round Rock, TX 78681

Registration Now Open!

Tentative Agenda

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and opening remarks
Donna Boutwell, Director for the TG Center for Community Colleges
9:15 - 10:15 am
Education across Barriers: Creating a Systematic Approach to Tackling Poverty in Higher Education
Poverty knows no boundaries. Education doesn't either. Beginning in 2012, Amarillo College used the Bill and Melinda Gates grant to develop a strategy of equity by developing campus and community partnerships to make education more accessible to all students regardless of income. Two-and-a-half years later, 513 unduplicated students have successfully completed coursework by overcoming real-world, education-stopping barriers. Over 80% of students who received services under the strategy completed their semester successfully. This intervention has relied heavily on connecting campus and community resources through a coordinated effort by creating a systematic approach to tackling poverty led by a Social Services Coordinator. Less than $45,000 has been expended over the course of the program (roughly $85/student). Participants in this session will be engaged in compiling their own community lists of resources, along with campus resources - even those that don't exist yet.
Speaker: Jordan Herrera, Coordinator of Social Services, Amarillo College

Speaker: Cara Crowley, Chief of Staff, Amarillo College

Speaker: Lynae Jacob, Chair of Communications and Theatre, Amarillo College

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.  Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
CNM Connect is ... Connecting Students to Their Goals
  This presentation will provide information on CNM Connect's beginning and evolution in connecting students to their goals. CNM Connect is ...
*        A philosophy of how we work with students.
*        A physical space at each campus where students receive information on resources they need.
*        A group of dedicated staff, faculty and students who come together as a community in service of all students.
We believe that there are no wrong doors through which students access a college education. Through CNM Connect, students don't experience silos or multiple referrals between departments at the college.
Speaker: Melanie D. Viramontes, Associate Director of CNM Connect, Central New Mexico Community College
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch - Provided free to registered participants.
12:30- 1:30 p.m.
The Austin College Access Network (ACAN): Helping Nontraditional Students Gain College and Career Success
The Austin College Access Network (ACAN) was launched in 2008 and directly supports nearly 5,000 students. College Forward, a nonprofit college coaching program, spearheaded this effort to convene not-for-profit community-based organizations which provide mentoring services to improve college access for student populations historically underrepresented in higher education. These organizations target first-generation, minority, low-income, foster-care, and undocumented students.
Speaker: Christine Bailie, Director of High School, College & Career Success
Speaker: Emily Hardegree, LMSW, Austin College Access Network Student Support Lead , Austin Community College, Eastview Campus
Speaker: Melissa Richardson Curtis, Ph.D.,Dean, Student Services, Eastview Campus, Director, College Connection Austin Community College
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Break
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Effective Student Loan Counseling: Findings of a Multipart Research Project
Student loan counseling has become increasingly relevant in recent years as students continue to borrow at higher rates and in larger amounts, often struggling to repay their loans. Loan counseling is designed to prevent both overborrowing and poor repayment practices that may put student borrowers at risk of default, yet these remain common issues. These trends suggest that student loan counseling is failing to fulfill its objectives, which has important consequences not only for borrowers but also for institutions attempting to provide effective student services and avoid the implications of high default rates, especially in a context that increasingly prioritizes metrics and accountability. TG, in consultation with NASFAA, researched the counseling experience, examining its history, its present form, and what some schools have done to enhance it. The presentation will discuss key findings to obtain feedback and inform financial aid practitioners of challenges and opportunities to promote more effective student loan counseling.
Speaker: Kasey Klepfer, TG Research Specialist - Public Policy
2:45-3:00 p.m.
Closing comments and evaluations
3:00 p.m.  Adjourn
Local Accomodations:
Hampton Inn
110 Dell Way
Round Rock, TX 78664
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(512) 248-9440
Homewood Suites
2201 South Mays Street
Round Rock, TX 78664
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(512) 341-9200
2600 La Frontera Boulevard
Round Rock, TX 78681
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(512) 733-6767

For more information, contact:
Donna Boutwell
Director, TG Center for Community Colleges
1-800-252-9743 x 6780
512-388-6780 direct
512-336-6652 fax

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