Monday, October 19, 2015

My Recap from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board - Student Success Summit (Summer 2015)

This summer, I attended the Student Success Summit in Austin, TX (July 14-15). This event was sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. This event served as a great brainstorming session for our team before entering the fall semester.

Disclosure - The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board covered the room and registration for this event for all participants.

This event featured Dean Vasti Torres from the College of Education at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She was an amazing speaker and my notes filled several pages. In addition to Dean Torres, the sessions were wonderful as well - peer-to-peer instructional support models and interventions, minority student success strategies, course transformation and student engagement practices, and guided pathways. Here is the agenda for the event -

I attended the following sessions:
"How to Help People Remember What They Learn"
"How to Transform Learning...With Teaching"
"Implementing an Integrated, Comprehensive Academic Support for First-Year Students (TSU)
"Supplemental Instruction at UTSA - Promoting Student Success Through Peer Facilitated Study Groups"
"Supplemental Instruction - A Model for Course Success"

A few weeks ago, I was pleased to see the materials from the conference posted on the Texas College and Career Readiness Network. All of the presentations from these sessions are available on this link - Session Materials)

Also, here are my tweets from the event! If the event was offered again, I would definitely be one of the first people to sign up!

  1. Thank you! Is this the correct one? ?
  2. thank you for using both hashtags...especially the !
  3. Great summit so far. Amazing speakers, great topics, and outstanding atmosphere. Thanks for the opportunity !
  4. - In , the typical time for a 60 hr community college degree is 90 hours and for a 120 bachelor's degree is 140 hours.
  5. Marketable skills in higher education (in Texas) include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas ().
  6. Action does not really work well unless you reflect. Can you state with metrics how you have improved or not improved.

Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards
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