Does your campus collaborate with another college or university to achieve the goal of creating structured pathways for transfer students?

Are you looking for ways to transform your collaborative relationship into a partnership that will increase retention and graduation? Join us for the Summer Institute and engage in a dynamic learning experience to strengthen your partnerships. Learn from other colleagues and create an actionable plan for the future. To submit an application and for more information about the program click on the link below.

Apply Now for the Summer Institute at Governors State University, June 3 – 8, 2018.

Through a selective process, The Summer Institute brings together five self-paired teams consisting of community college and 4-year college/university campus leaders to learn how to create a structured pathway for transfer students.

Throughout the week, teams will participate in facilitated work sessions to develop a strategic plan for recruiting and retaining transfer students using structured pathways and support systems. The Institute concludes with each paired team presenting the plan that will be implemented as a collaborative project between the community college and 4-year institution.

The Institute will further disseminate the strategies embedded in the award-winning Dual Degree Program (DDP)DDP-Male Success Initiative (MSI), and Center for the Junior Year (CJY) models and prepare teams to use best practices in the implementation of DDP, DDP-MSI, and CJY programs on their respective campuses.

A $375 fee per participant covers on-campus housing at Prairie Place, breakfast, and lunch. Housing accommodations include a traditional single occupancy room within a shared residence hall suite. Each suite includes a shared restroom. Institute participants will share the suite with the representatives of their campus. Each room offers an extra-large twin bed (pillow, linen, and blanket provided).

Funding for the Summer Institute, GSU DDP, and MSI-DDP is provided by generous support of The Kresge Foundation, a private national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grant making and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development.

Additional funding provided by a Title III grant under the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program.

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Keynote Speaker: George Kuh

Application Deadline: March 16