Institute IV

Supporting student progress on their pathway and ensuring students are learning  

September 30 & October 1, 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 #4 Agenda 

Institute #4 Pre-work Assignments 

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

Pre-institute Alumni Meeting

Connecting to career communities from start to finish, hosted by Corning Community College

Lisa Borzewski, Associate Provost, Student Affairs, St. Petersburg College

Kellie Ziemak, Executive Director of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, St. Petersburg College

SUNY-Wide Pre-Institute Event

SUNY-wide pre-institute event: No excuses – Transforming SUNY student success through a culture of caring and pathways

Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, President, Amarillo College

Institute #4 Presentations


Dr. Jermaine Williams, President, Nassau Community College
Johanna Duncan-Poitier, Sr. Vice-Chancellor, Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline, State University of New York 

Opening keynote – Keeping It simple: Making the case for simplicity in vision and action

Shauna Davis, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

Embedded student supports 

Jessame Ferguson, Library Research and Teaching Associate Director, Montgomery College
Colleen King, Lecturer Professor, Achieving the Promise Academy Embedded Coach, Writing, Reading, and Language Center Tutor, Montgomery College
Nik Sushka, Achieving the Promise Academy Interim Director, Montgomery College 

Directed self-placement implementation at Westchester Community College

Dr. Michele Campagna, Assistant Dean, Learning Initiatives & Student Success, Westchester Community College
Dr. Vanessa Morest, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Westchester Community College
Scott Putorti, Coordinator, Testing & Assessment, Westchester Community College
Jonathan Reyes, Senior Research Analyst, Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness, Westchester Community College 

Day 2 Keynote: What do we know about the intersection of Guided Pathways and the student experience?

Dr. Linda L. García, Executive Director, Center for Community College Student Engagement, The University of Texas at Austin

Building a culture of teaching and learning excellence

Jonathan Iuzzini, Director of Teaching & Learning, Achieving the Dream, Inc.

Culturally responsive and sustaining practices to foster equitable experiences

Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership; Director of Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL); Executive Director of Council for the study of Community Colleges (CSCC), University of Illinois

Advising tools

Matthew W. Howe, Associate Dean of Academic Advisement and Retention, Hudson Valley Community College 
Justin Johnson, Student Support Advisor, Mohawk Valley Community College
Mehegan Murphy, Director of Academic Advising, Career and Transfer Services, Finger Lakes Community College

Breakout by technology

Closing session