The Summer Institute at Governors State
University June 3 – 8, 2018
The application consists of an information section and a narrative section. The narrative should not exceed 1,500 words.
BUILDING A TEAM
All regionally accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities are eligible to apply. Five teams will be selected to participate. A team should consist of a total of six (6) team members:
- Three (3) community college faculty and administrative representatives (director, assistant/associate dean, associate vice president, or vice president)
- Three (3) university faculty and administrative representatives (director, assistant/associate dean, associate vice president, or vice president)
One individual should be identified as the team leader. All team members should have an integral role in the success of the project and be able to affect change on their respective campuses. Faculty should represent a variety of disciplines. Administrative representatives should be able to advance the implementation and reach of the project. All team members are expected to attend the week-long institute.
Community College (Two-Year) Partner
|Community College Name:
University or College (Four-Year) Partner
The Application Narrative
Consult the following prompts to guide your narrative. Questions are meant to suggest direction rather than be exclusive. Please limit your narrative to no more than five pages.
How has your institution built capacity to support successful degree completion? How have your institutions streamlined the transfer process from the two-year institution to the four-year institution? How have the partner two-year and four-year institutions clearly defined the pathway from the associate degree to the baccalaureate degree? How can you build capacity for faculty, administrators, and staff to address equity and access for all students? How successful has your institution been in transforming the curriculum and co-curricular supports to promote degree completion within four years? Six years? What has your institution already accomplished related to the design and implementation of successful transfer and degree completion strategies? Who was involved? What are your next steps?
What plan of action do you expect to develop and advance at the Institute? How does your project advance a systematic college/university-wide approach to successful degree completion at the associate and baccalaureate levels? In what ways are these strategies linked? What do you hope to achieve in the next year and in the next three years?
Please submit a letter of support from the provost and/or president of each institution. Click here to email and attach the letter.
For questions about the application process, please contact xxxxxxx
Team leader(s) will be notified of acceptance by March 31, 2018.
Summer Institute, GSU DDP, and MSI-DDP programs are funded by the generous
support of The Kresge Foundation, a private national
foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grant
making and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment,
health, human services, and community development.