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2012 Alliance Institute for a College-Going Culture

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AGENDA-AT-A-GLANCE

DAY ONE: THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
Focus: Policy Context

1:30 p.m.

Registration Opens

3::00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Plenary:

Panel Discussion: State Perspectives on College Access and Readiness

Emphasis on changes in education policy embodied in SB 1 that encourage college readiness

Panelists:

Robert King, President, Council on Postsecondary Education
Terry Holliday, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education
Hon. Jerry Abramson, Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Moderator:

Aaron Thompson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Council on Postsecondary Education

4:30 p.m.
Break
4:45 p.m.

Plenary Session: National Perspectives on College Access

Articulation of national priorities for college access from advocacy, program and foundation perspectives

Panelists:

Nathan Monell, President, National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
Arnold Mitchem, President, Council for Opportunity in Education
James Applegate, Vice President for Program Development, Lumina Foundation

Moderator:

Dan Connell, Assistant Vice President for Adult Education & College Access, Morehead State University

6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

7:00 p.m.

Dinner

Celebrating Student Voices and Student Advocates

DAY TWO: FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
Focus: Collaboration for College Readiness

7:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet and Audience Polling

8:30 a.m.

Opening Forum

Welcome: Aaron Thompson, Council on Postsecondary Education

Keynote Speaker: William Tierney, University of Southern California and Director, USC Pullias Center for Higher Education

10:00 a.m.
Break
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Context:
Research and Practice: Extra-Curricular and Curricular Influences on College Access
Collaboration:
Challenges for K-12 School, College and Community Partnerships
Classroom & Counseling:
Rethinking the Role of the School Counselor
11:45 p.m.
Lunch

Keynote Speaker Part II: Dr. William Tierney

Dr. Tierney shares insights from his morning session and interacts with a panel of practitioners

1:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Context:
38 Schools that Know How: Reflections from Successful Schools
Collaboration:
Partnerships that Work: A Case Study on College Readiness
All Systems Aligned for College Readiness
Classroom & Counseling:
GEAR UP 2 Learn: A Curriculum for College Readiness
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Closing Plenary Session: College Access Community Snapshots

Afternoon snack served

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