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Institute on First-Year Student Success in the Community College

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* Participants from the same institution must register in the same transaction to receive discounted rate.

* Limited to 120 Participants



About the Institute

With enrollments in community colleges on the rise, the quality of the first-year experience for students is critical to their success, whether they wish to obtain a certificate, an associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution. The Institute on First-Year Student Success in the Community College will provide attendees the opportunity to discuss the current role of the community college in higher education and develop an action plan for creating or enhancing pathways community college student success. Interactive sessions are designed with practical application in mind so that participants will be ready to implement strategic initiatives when they return to campus.

Focused Topics

  • The American Community College Today
  • Understanding Entering Community College Students
  • What Works in Student Retention at Community Colleges
  • Academic Advising/Career Development
  • Effective Transfer Initiatives: Preparing Students to Move On
  • Increasing the Engagement, Learning and Success of Underprepared
  • Assessing the First-Year Experience at Community Colleges
  • Active Learning Strategies: A Critical Skill for Success in the First-Year of College
Institute Faculty

  • Amy Baldwin, Director of University College – University of Central Arkansas

  • Yancey Gulley, Assistant Professor, Higher Education Student Affairs – Western Carolina University

  • Christina Hardin, Editor, Esource for College Transitions – University of Central Florida

  • Deryl Hatch, Assistant Professor, Educational Administration - University of Nebraska – Lincoln

  • Julie McLaughlin, Professor/Chair First Year Experience, Leadership Certificate – Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Questions

If you have any questions about the content or organization of this event, contact Lauren Rippy by phone at (803) 777-0279 or by e-mail at Lauren.Rippy@sc.edu. Information about this Institute and other events sponsored by the Center can be found at www.sc.edu/fye/

 

 

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