Last December in Chicago, Melinda Karp spoke on a panel at Complete College America’s annual convening. Participants explored the ways that redesigning student supports can improve college completion. The panel included Dr. Karp discussing the research underpinnings of student services redesign, and two exemplar programs—Tennessee Achieves and CUNY ASAP. See the video here.
As a busy 2018 winds down, we at Phase Two are looking forward to 2019. We are grateful to have been able to meet with so many of you this year, and are excited to keep the momentum going.
January is time for professional learning! We will be running workshops at Sierra College and Rio Hondo College, and conducting a webinar for the Wisconsin Student Success Center. All of these opportunities are available to members of their respective communities.
We are also looking forward to facilitating a strategic planning meeting for the College in High School Alliance and a “critical friends” feedback visit to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
Founder Melinda Karp was thrilled to “come home” to New York to work with participants of SUNY’s Guided Pathways Institute #3. Her SUNY-wide plenary addressed Guided Pathways, student services reform, and equity. You can watch it here. Dr. Karp also conducted a keynote that applied our Research to Action framework to onboarding redesign. See the Phase Two approach in action here. We are conducting workshops like these all over the country. Contact us to bring us to your campus or convening!
The CSU Student Success Network, one of Phase Two’s clients, published a blog post from Melinda Karp exploring first-year academic momentum. Building on a convening held last year, the post explores academic momentum, what it is, and why it is relevant to four-year institutions as well as two-years.
Read the post here. CSU faculty, staff, and administrators can particpate in the next Student Success Network convening, which will focus on regional education partnerships and will be held on November, by registering here.
School's back in session, which means it's time for professional learning. Phase Two will be leading learning workshops across the country this fall. We hope you can join us!
California Guided Pathways Institute #4, September 6-7, San Francisco, CA (Invitation only)
SUNY Student Success Center Guided Pathways Institute #3, September 24-25, Mohawk Valley Community College (Utica, NY)
The SUNY-wide keynote, "Re-imagining and Re-designing Student Support within a Guided Pathways Frmework" is open to the public. Register here.
Institute is invitation-only.
Convening is open to teams from any CSU institution. Register here.
Reflecting on Phase Two's first year, Melinda Karp examines the challenges and promises of turning research-based principles into campus reform on the Community College Research Center's blog. She also lays out Phase Two's approach to working with reform-oriented colleges.
You can read the post here.