USU Student Performance Workshop



11:00 a.m. Registration
11: 30 a.m. Lunch with Speaker

Welcome and Introduction of Speaker
Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University

Tina Gridiron, Senior Strategy Officer,Lumina Foundation

12:30 p.m. Pipelines to College
Case Study
FIU’s Education Effect: A University-K-12 partnership to support Liberty City, financed by J.P. Morgan.
Dr. Irma Beccara-Fernandez, Interim Vice President for Engagement, Florida International University
Wallace Aristide, Principal, Miami Northwestern Senior High School
Dr. Maria Lovett, Professor, Technology Education, Department of Teaching & Learning, Florida International University
Anne Marie Taglienti, Vice President of Global Philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase

Discussion questions:
• What are the critical transition points for students in the pipeline and how are they addressed by your efforts?
• How do your efforts at Miami Northwestern High School help overcome these academic challenges for college entrance and completion, especially for underserved low income and first generation students? are your efforts designed to achieve and is that sufficient for post-secondary success? If not, what else is needed to support students?
• How do your efforts improve their academic, social, and behavioral readiness for college entrance, success and completion?
• If and how are new technologies, financial planning, family members, neighborhoods and current students integrated into your efforts and what have their impact been?

1:45 p.m. Student Retention
Case study 1
Georgia State University: GPS Advising
Case study 2
University of Cincinnati: Multiple Interventions for STEM Course Success in Allied Health
Dr. Bette Bottoms, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Dean of the Honors College, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Gisela Escoe, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Timothy M. Renick, Vice Provost and Chief Enrollment Officer, Georgia State University
Dr. Tina Whalen, Associate Dean, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati
Scott Patchell, University Student, Health Sciences Program, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati

Discussion Questions:
• What are the chokepoints within the university enterprise to student success and how are they being addressed at your campus/through your program/activity?
• What characteristics make your program(s) effective?
• What services are essential to student success and require delivery to each and every student?
• How is student achievement tracked throughout their tenure at the university and are those data used?

3:00 p.m. Measuring Urban Student Success
Sukhwant Jhaj, Special Assistant to the Provost for Student Success, Portland State University
Dr. Roy Mathew, Associate Vice President, Information Resources and Planning (IRP), University of Texas, El Paso
Dr. Christine M. Keller, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, and Executive Director, Voluntary System of Accountability, A۰P۰L۰U

Discussion Questions:
• What type of evidence do we need to support the policies, partnerships and practices that close the attainment gaps for underserved students and improve the completion rate?
• How are current programs and policies and practices evaluated and how is that information used for constructive change?
• How can we design data systems that can: 1) ensure a success measurement system that fairly and accurately measures the success of all students; and 2) provide decision-making power for end users—administrators, faculty, advisors, students, and families; 3) inform external stakeholders such as the state legislature; and 4) benchmark against other institutions?
• Who needs to be engaged in the process (e.g. faculty, administrators, students, employers, community stakeholders) and what is holding it back?

4:15 p.m. Program Ends