Institute III

Onboarding Students to Pathway

April 15-16,2021

Related Reading and Resources

College teams completed the following reading before the institute:

Additionally, these resources were provided to Institute attendees for background and based on recommendations and publications of our institute speakers.

Institute #3 Agenda

Institute #3 Pre-work Assignments

Each college team completed these assignments prior to attending the institute.

Pre-institute Alumni Meeting

Confronting problems of practice in guided pathways implementation with a presentation by Mohawk Valley Community College

Melinda Karp, Founder & Principal, Phase Two Advisory
Dawson McDermott, Director of Holistic Student Support, Mohawk Valley Community College 
Patti Antanavige, Student Support Advisor, Mohawk Valley Community College
Justin Johnson, Student Support Advisor, Mohawk Valley Community College

SUNY-Wide Pre-Institute Event

SUNY-wide keynote: Shaping culture and leveraging “small bets” to implement guided pathways

Dr. Randy VanWagoner, President, Mohawk Valley Community College

Institute #3 Presentations


Dr. Ellen Gambino, Acting President, Dutchess Community College
Johanna Duncan-Poitier, Sr. Vice-Chancellor, Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline, State University of New York

Opening Keynote: Getting students on the path: Intentionally building an onboarding system

Dr. Melinda Karp, Founder & Principal, Phase Two Advisory

Integrating onboarding, academic, & financial planning for student success

Dr. Christina T. Hart, Recently Retired Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services, Indian River State College

Designing and delivering a first-year seminar course

Dr. Michele Campagna, Assistant Dean, Learning Initiatives & Student Success, Westchester Community College
Dr. Katie Lynch, Chair of the Sam Draper Honors Program and Associate Professor of English, Rockland Community College

Creating connection and belonging throughout the onboarding process

Dr. Carol Ross, Vice President of Student Development & Chief Diversity Officer, Broome Community College

Day 2 Keynote: From equity talk to equity walk to advance student success

Dr. Tia Brown McNair, Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Transitioning adult students back to college

Leanne Davis, Associate Director of Applied Research at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)

Proactive persistence: Impacting student behavior through earlier alerts

John Grant, Dean of Student Development, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

The students are alright: California’s journey to college level for all

John Hetts, Visiting Executive, Research and Data Educational Services and Support, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office