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If you have any questions about the content or organization of this event, contact Nina L. Glisson at (803) 777-8158 or ninal@mailbox.sc.edu. Information about this Conference and other events sponsored by the Center can be found at www.sc.edu/fye.

 

 

Featured Speakers

Scott E. Evenbeck
President
Guttman Community College, City University of New York

Scott Evenbeck was named Guttman Community College's founding president in 2011. Previously, he served as professor of psychology and founding dean of University College at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Long involved in designing, implementing, and assessing first-year experience programs for students, he has given more than 100 presentations at academic conferences and has written many articles and chapters on academic achievement and persistence. Evenbeck was a task force advisor for the Foundations of Excellence in the First College Year and a board member of the American Conference of Academic Deans and other national associations.

 

Scott E. Evenbeck
Scott E. Evenbeck

Featured Plenary Panel Discussion

Meeting the Demands for Employable Graduates and Educated Citizens: Irreconcilable Differences?


Phil Gardner, Executive Director of Career Network; Director, Collegiate Employment Research Institute - Michigan State University; Andrew K. Koch, Executive Vice President - John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education; Janet L. Marling, Acting Vice President Student Affairs; Executive Director, National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) - University of North Georgia; Laurie A. Schreiner, Professor and Chair, Doctoral Programs in Higher Education - Azusa Pacific University

In an era of increasing higher education costs and decreasing financial aid, colleges and universities face pressures to demonstrate return-on-investment from the public, accreditors, state legislators, and even the federal government. Some of the most widely used metrics in this ongoing debate are indebtedness, employability, and earning potential of college graduates. Yet, how do we effectively address the demands for workforce preparation and still focus attention and resources on student development?  How can institutions be cost efficient and responsive to the many needs of today‚Äôs college students?  How can faculty and staff attend to myriad academic, personal, civic, and discipline-specific competencies during the undergraduate experience to create well-rounded and fully educated graduates? What is clear is that one-shot efforts targeting students as they enter or leave college are inadequate in responding to these questions. To that end, this facilitated panel discussion brings together higher education leaders specializing in the first-year, sophomore, transfer, and senior-year transitions.  Panelists will draw upon these specific areas of expertise to engage in a wide-ranging exploration of competencies and institutional responsiveness across the undergraduate experience and the investment in and outcomes of higher education.

Phil Gardner
Phil Gardner