Governors State University Structured Pathways and Effective Retention Strategies for Transfer Students 2018 Summer Institute

PROGRAM Description

This summer institute is designed to disseminate the Dual Degree Program (DDP), DDP-Male Success Initiative (MSI) and The Center for the Junior Year models and prepare teams from interested institutions to use best practices in the implementation of DDP, DDP-MSI, and CJY programs on their respective campuses.

 Over the course of the Institute, each team will participate in an interactive break-out sessions and facilitated work sessions to develop a campus plan for recruiting and retaining transfer students using structured pathways and support systems.  The culminating event will take place the morning of the last day with presentations of the campus plans. These plans will include: 1) concrete steps to implement structured pathways from the Associate to Baccalaureate degree; 2) Community College and four-year institutions roles and responsibilities in implementing the structured pathway and retention activities; and 3) a timeline of activities to achieve your goals. These campus plans and presentations will be shared with the team’s home campus (es).

The schedule includes a variety of learning sessions and networking opportunities:

Opening Reception and Kick-off Keynote Speaker offers opportunities to network and set the vision, expectations, and goals of this institute.

Daily Opening Sessions provide an opportunity to set the day’s agenda, reflect on information provided, ask questions, and set goals for the day.

Break-out Sessions provide a deeper examination of best practices and strategies for transformative partnerships, effective retention efforts, co-curricular programming and the creation of clear pathways to degree completion. Sessions will include information to help you build an infrastructure for success, identify practices to strengthen campus, and design meaningful program assessments.

Team Time provides opportunities for teams to work on an action plan for their respective campuses. During this time, teams will be able to apply and personalize information presented during the break-out sessions to the development of their action plans. Institute facilitators will be available to assist teams with questions and ideas.

INSTITUTE COSTS

On-campus housing and some meals (breakfast, lunch and two receptions) will be covered for a $375.00 fee per participant. Transportation costs, dinner for four nights and any other incidental costs will be the responsibility of the participants.

Schedule at a Glance 


Preconference Session & Reception 


10:00 am – 4:00 pm Residence Hall and Institute Check-in

Prairie Place Residence Hall

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Welcome and Opening Keynote

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Reception and Networking

Engbretson Hall or E-Lounge


Day 1

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:45 am Opening Session

10:00 am – 12:45 pm Concurrent Sessions (10:00 – 10:45, 11:00- 11:45, 12:00-12:45)

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Team Time in Breakout Rooms

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm Closing Session

Dinner on your own


Day 2

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:45 am Opening Session

10:00 am – 12:45 pm Concurrent Sessions (10:00 – 10:45, 11:00- 11:45, 12:00-12:45)

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Team Time in Breakout Rooms

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm Closing Session

Dinner on Your Own


Day 3 

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:45 am Opening Session

10:00 am – 12:45 pm Concurrent Sessions (10:00 – 10:45, 11:00- 11:45, 12:00-12:45)

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Team Time in Breakout Rooms

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm Closing Remarks and Next Steps, Summer Institute Adjourns.