Build Partnerships that Go Beyond Articulation Agreements

Join us June 4, 2018 for the Summer Institute Preview. Learn from other colleagues and create an actionable plan for the future.


George Kuh Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: George Kuh

George D. Kuh George has more than 400 publications and has made several hundred presentations on topics related to assessment strategies, institutional improvement, college student engagement, and campus cultures. He has consulted with hundreds institutions and organizations in the U.S. and abroad
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After consultation with the Kresge Foundation, the Kresge Institute Steering Committee at Governors State has determined that the most beneficial  way for our community college and university colleagues to successfully build partnerships is to start with a broader-based, more introductory overview / approach.

Therefore, we have decided to postpone the first Kresge Institute to June of 2019.
However, we invite anyone from your institution who wishes to travel to GSU to participate in a one-day schedule of activities, free of charge, on Monday, June 4.
This event will provide insight on the critical groundwork required to build successful partnerships.

8 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. “Actors’ Studio” interview of George Kuh with audience participation

10:30 – 11 a.m. George Kuh book signing

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Attendees interested in preparing for the 2019 Summer Institute are invited to observe the Chicagoland Alliance for Degree Completion meeting; lunch will be available during the meeting.

1 – 5 p.m. Consulting available to potential 2019 Kresge Institute participants on forming partnerships in advance of the  2019 Institute.

GSU will recommend affordable hotels for out-of-town guests. 

Throughout AY2018 – 19, GSU will follow up with potential teams for the June 2019 Kresge Institute. We will arrange telephone calls, Skype connections, webinars, and campus visits to help facilitate and cultivate team cooperation in advance of submitting Institute applications for June 2019. 

We will continue consultation through AY2019 – 20 with these founding teams, who might also have leadership roles in recruiting the second Institute group for June 2020, and in June 2021, GSU will host a national conference on university/community college partnerships.

Our ultimate goal is to create a context in which private and public universities work cordially and collegially with community college partners to illuminate pathways to university graduation, creating a shared culture that goes well beyond articulation.

For questions and June 4th registration, please contact: summerinstitute@govst.edu