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Poster Session - Streams: Improving Student Success In Stem At Bridgewater State University, Thomas P. Kling, Jeffrey Williams, Jennifer Mendell, Stephen Waratuke, Matthew Salomone Sep 2011

Poster Session - Streams: Improving Student Success In Stem At Bridgewater State University, Thomas P. Kling, Jeffrey Williams, Jennifer Mendell, Stephen Waratuke, Matthew Salomone

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STREAMS, an NSF-STEP grant held by Bridgewater State University, implements best-practice approaches to increasing the number of STEM graduates. STREAMS interventions include a summer bridge program, a mentoring program, curricular changes promoting inquiry-based teaching, Structured Learning Assistance in gateway courses, a Residential Learning Community, and better transfer student advising and articulation. This presentation will focus on the assessment strategies that encourage curricular change and evidence of increased student success in science and math at Bridgewater.


Concurrent Session, Understanding The Transitional Needs Of Transfer Students: A Mixed Methods Study, Kelly Gray, Kait Nagi Sep 2011

Concurrent Session, Understanding The Transitional Needs Of Transfer Students: A Mixed Methods Study, Kelly Gray, Kait Nagi

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"Transition to college is challenging for many students. New Student Orientations, First-Year Seminars,

Living-Learning Communities and other initiatives are designed to support students during this time but

sometimes transfer students are left out of the process. This session will review findings from a recent

mixed-methods study designed to better understand how transfer students perceived their academic

transition into a new institution. Intended audience: those with a novice to intermediate understanding of

the transfer student experience. Takeaways: ideas and resources to create programming on other

campuses."


Concurrent Session, Strategies For Success: Increasing Achievement, Persistence, Retention And Engagement, Alicia D'Oyley, Patricia Bruno, Danijela Jackson, Jessica Henry Sep 2011

Concurrent Session, Strategies For Success: Increasing Achievement, Persistence, Retention And Engagement, Alicia D'Oyley, Patricia Bruno, Danijela Jackson, Jessica Henry

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No abstract provided.


Featured Session - The Power Of Research-Based Stem Education, Bruce Jackson Sep 2011

Featured Session - The Power Of Research-Based Stem Education, Bruce Jackson

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"All seventeen Goldwater Awardees of the MassBay's Biotechnology program were either former highschool

dropouts, single mothers, chronically unemployed, living at or below the poverty line or formerly

homeless. This session will demonstrate the power of research-based undergraduate curriculums and

the transforming nature of research on nontraditional scholars."


Concurrent Session, Empowering Diverse Students Through Learning Communities, Lori A. Catallozzi, Lloyd Sheldon Johnson, Lee Santos Silva Sep 2011

Concurrent Session, Empowering Diverse Students Through Learning Communities, Lori A. Catallozzi, Lloyd Sheldon Johnson, Lee Santos Silva

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"Over the past decade, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has earned a national reputation for its

accomplishments in creating successful learning environments for its students. The College’s Learning

Communities are the cornerstone of a comprehensive student success agenda that has resulted in a

28% increase since 2003 in fall-to-fall retention, a key indicator of progress toward degree completion.

Most notable is the college-wide increase in retention for students of color, who represent nearly 60% of

BHCC’s enrollment. This session explores two Learning Communities that are providing a rich learning

experience for BHCC’s diverse population."


Concurrent Session, Using Logic Models In Faculty/Staff Collaboration For First-Year Learning Outcomes, Jonathan S. Lewis Sep 2011

Concurrent Session, Using Logic Models In Faculty/Staff Collaboration For First-Year Learning Outcomes, Jonathan S. Lewis

New England Conference for Student Success

"Drawing up learning outcomes that actually influence the curriculum requires a thoughtful, collaborative process. Beginning with an institutional priority to “develop core competencies … to enhance students’ pathways for success,” a student success administrator at Wheelock College worked closely with faculty throughout Spring 2011 and developed a comprehensive list of curricular and co-curricular outcomes for all first-year students. The use of a logic model was incredibly helpful in articulating to a wide range of stakeholders the specific rationale, strategies, and desired results of this project. After a brief discussion of the specific outcomes and process at Wheelock, participants in this workshop ...


Concurrent Session, Mission Accomplished: Community College Advisors Join Forces, Diane O'Hearn, Julie Shaw-Macdougall, Linda Scott, Karen Costa, Debra Boucher Sep 2011

Concurrent Session, Mission Accomplished: Community College Advisors Join Forces, Diane O'Hearn, Julie Shaw-Macdougall, Linda Scott, Karen Costa, Debra Boucher

New England Conference for Student Success

"In this session, you will learn how a small group of community college advising professionals came together over coffee & pastries to create a statewide collaborative effort that is striving to deliver effective advising on all our campuses. Participants will share best practices through active group dialogue following the presentation. Find out more how to become part of a movement that celebrates the uniqueness of community colleges and generates pivotal ideas on how you can support student success within and between colleagues. You will leave this session with a renewed sense of support and resources for your student success work. Although ...


Concurrent Session, Integrative Knowledge And Learning: Theory, Research & Practice, Melissa Peet Sep 2011

Concurrent Session, Integrative Knowledge And Learning: Theory, Research & Practice, Melissa Peet

New England Conference for Student Success

"How do students learn to translate knowledge gained from their coursework into real-life situations and develop the skills they will need to effectively respond to a world of constant change? This session explores how the Integrative Knowledge Portfolio Process supports students to connect, reflect on and apply the different types of knowledge, skills and capacities they’ve gained from academic and other contexts. Dr. Peet will provide an overview of a series of innovative learning methods that support integrative knowledge and present research that demonstrates the effectiveness of these methods on both educators and students. (NOTE: This is a repeat ...


Featured Session - Secrets Of A Successful Transfer: Undergraduate Student Panel, Hedley Freake Sep 2011

Featured Session - Secrets Of A Successful Transfer: Undergraduate Student Panel, Hedley Freake

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"This session will feature four undergraduates from around New England who have made the transition

from a community college to a BA institution. The students will share insights on academics, student life,

and support drawn from their own successful transfer stories."


Concurrent Session, From Grave To Cradle: How One College Brought Fye Back To Life, Dave Ferreira, Matthew Liscum Sep 2011

Concurrent Session, From Grave To Cradle: How One College Brought Fye Back To Life, Dave Ferreira, Matthew Liscum

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"Five years ago, Three Rivers Community College removed the First Year Experience (FYE) course from their plans of study and relegated it to academic ambiguity. The college recently brought back FYE as a 3-credit, required course for most associate degree programs. This hands-on workshop will outline FYE's evolution and ongoing challenges. Participants will engage in a number of activities to identify steps that can be taken at their institution to establish, re-establish, or strengthen their FYE course."


Featured Session - Creating State Policy To Boost College Completion, Francesca Purcell Sep 2011

Featured Session - Creating State Policy To Boost College Completion, Francesca Purcell

New England Conference for Student Success

"This past June, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education unanimously accepted the Vision Project’s final report to guide the state’s efforts to increase student graduation and success rates, to reduce achievement gaps, and to ensure that the Massachusetts system of public higher education leads the nation in student success. In this participatory session, participants will learn about the processes of developing state policy focused on student success and be invited to provide feedback on the report’s findings and direction"


Concurrent Session, Increasing Student Veteran Success In The Post 9-11 Gi Bill Era, David Vacchi Sep 2011

Concurrent Session, Increasing Student Veteran Success In The Post 9-11 Gi Bill Era, David Vacchi

New England Conference for Student Success

"Today, student veterans may not be getting the support they need to succeed when compared to their non-veteran peers. This presentation offers simple, low- or no-cost solutions for veteran success. Understanding the experiences and addressing the needs of student veterans is the first step towards making campuses more veteran-friendly."


Featured Session - Integrative Knowledge And Learning: Theory, Research & Practice, Melissa Peet Sep 2011

Featured Session - Integrative Knowledge And Learning: Theory, Research & Practice, Melissa Peet

New England Conference for Student Success

"How do students learn to translate knowledge gained from their coursework into real-life situations and develop the skills they will need to effectively respond to a world of constant change? This session explores how the Integrative Knowledge Portfolio Process supports students to connect, reflect on and apply the different types of knowledge, skills and capacities they’ve gained from academic and other contexts. Dr. Peet will provide an overview of a series of innovative learning methods that support integrative knowledge and present research that demonstrates the effectiveness of these methods on both educators and students. (NOTE: This session will repeat ...


Concurrent Session, Evolution Of Successful Learning Communities, Mara Sidman, Lindsay Bruce, Janine Bradley Sep 2011

Concurrent Session, Evolution Of Successful Learning Communities, Mara Sidman, Lindsay Bruce, Janine Bradley

New England Conference for Student Success

"This session will explore how one large university is approaching the issue of retention and student success through smaller scale efforts in 3 of its colleges. The College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Management each have learning communities geared toward student support to help them stay on track for graduation. The presenter will share basic structural design of learning communities as well specific elements of the three different. Participants will have the opportunity to develop an outline for a learning community on their own campus."


Welcome Address - Featured Speaker, Richard M. Freeland Sep 2011

Welcome Address - Featured Speaker, Richard M. Freeland

New England Conference for Student Success

No abstract provided.


Registration And Continental Breakfast, - - Sep 2011

Registration And Continental Breakfast, - -

New England Conference for Student Success

No abstract provided.