Saturday, September 28, 2019
09:00 AM to
E Educational Sessions will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. This list will be continuously updated as each session's speakers confirm attendance.
Finding a Common Thread: Considerations for Planning and Assessment
Planning and assessment–two words every enrollment manager must embrace to successfully serve on behalf of an institution. Some view these two concepts as separate and distinct from one another, but effective practice requires they go hand-in-hand. Drawing upon expertise from a variety of institutional types, examine the types of constructs that should be at the heart of an institution’s strategic plan, including considerations for the development of goals and action items. Consider how enrollment managers should implement and support a culture of assessment to successfully navigate the re-accreditation process.
Scott Schulz, Baldwin Wallace University (OH)
Stephanie DuPaul, University of Richmond (VA)
Courtney McAnuff, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Arlene Wesley Cash, Forstburg State University (MD)
Increasing the Transfer Inquiry Pool
As the importance of transfer students grows at four-year institutions, discovering how to grow can still be a challenge. Hear from leading transfer-receiving institutions in Colorado about innovative ways they have grown their inquiry pools, generated more applications, and met their enrollment targets for the transfer population.
Josh Gabrielson, Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)
Brittany Pearce, Colorado State University
John Kroll, University of Colorado Boulder
Sorry. What was Your Name Again? College Counseling with a Large Student Population
Learn how public school counselors with large caseloads reach out to students and families, utilize workshops and events, write letters of recommendations, host college info sessions, and collaborate with college representatives to support students. Discuss with a college representative how universities connect with high school counselors and review applicants from large high schools.
Erin Kim, Granada Hills Charter High School (CA)
Linda Kang, Granada Hills Charter High School (CA)
Andrea Frost, Stanford University (CA)
Candice Mackey, Los Angeles Cetner for Enriched Studies (CA)
Replicating Higher Education Student Centers in K-12 Schools
Student Centers are the hub for collegiate activity on any college or university campus. Students interact with one another and build relationships that can assist them along their postsecondary journey. Fort Worth ISD has replicated the student center concept on high school campuses through its GO Centers where students can congregate and learn how to begin their postsecondary journey—from exploring career and college choice and financial aid processes to completing college application. GO Centers have become the place where high school students get the tools to achieve their postsecondary goals.
Anita Perry, Fort Worth ISD (TX)
Tonni Grant, Fort Worth ISD (TX)
Nancy Martin, Fort Worth ISD (TX)
Using Data to Improve College Readiness and Program Impact
As leaders of schools and as managers of programs, counselors must develop a strategic plan to deliver series that have impact on student outcomes. Examine effective research-based strategies and tools, and a step-by-step process for assessing the school’s college readiness indicators. Data elements such as curriculum, testing, and student engagement will be explored. Learn how to construct a data-driven goal relative to college readiness and discover the steps in creating a collaborative Action Plan for change.
Esther Hugo, San Jose State University College of Education (CA)
Micro-Barriers Inhibiting College Access and Choice
Explore how admission micro-barriers–such as application fees, testing reports, and enrollment deposits–thwart college access for underserved students. Hear diverse perspectives on best practices for reducing these obstacles.
Claire Kirby, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Kelly Talbert, Boise State University (ID)
Dustin Lynn, Battle Ground Academy (TN)
Andrew Moe, Swarthmore College (PA)
Brandi Smith, Marietta High School (GA)
How Not to Sound like Every Other College at Your High School Visits
Each year high school counselors and students sit through dozens of college presentations. By the time the 15th admission counselor mentions their study abroad program, their engaged student body, and that their school looks like Hogwarts, it begins to feel like Groundhog Day. Examine data from high school counselors detailing the most repetitive content, and discover what counselors really want, how to identify what is truly unique and interesting about your college or university, and how you can present that information in a compelling and authentic way.
Samantha Joustra, Vanderbilt University (TN)
Dawn Brown-Piatt Berger, Savannah Country Day School (GA)
Eric Ahlstrand, Dartmouth College (NH)
Sarah Miller, Marymount High School (CA)
Taylor Barnes, Brandeis University (MA)
Minimize Debt, Maximize ROI: A Counselor’s Toolkit for Financial Aid
Student debt has both immediate and long-lasting effects on the students who accumulate it. Debt impacts everything from campus engagement, sleep patterns, and graduation rates while in college, to mental and physical health, selection of life partners, and home ownership rates later in life. Discuss the short- and long-term effects of debt and learn about a framework for engaging families in conversations about cost, fit, and balancing competing priorities in the college search.
Kyle Graham, Poly Prep Country Day School (NY)
Nat Smitobol, Poly Prep Country Day School (NY)
Brook Trout Wolcott, Decoding Admissions, LLC (NY)
Beyond Financial Aid: Addressing Full Support for Low-Income, First-Generation Students
Increasing college access for low-income and first-generation students is a goal of many postsecondary institutions and for counselors and advisers who guide their students through the process. Progress has been made in providing greater college access for these students and awarding generous financial packages that address their cost of college attendance. As their numbers increase on campuses, however, there is growing awareness that they need support beyond what can be addressed by a financial aid package. Discuss strategies to make sure these students get to and through college successfully.
Felicia Martin, EMERGE Fellowship Houston (TX)
Sara Urquidez, Academic Success Program (TX)
Christine D. Bowman, Southwestern University (TX)
Marcus Mason-Vivit, Loyola University Chicago (IL)