Institute Sessions, September 13-14, 2017

September 13, Wednesday

8:30-9: Continental Breakfast

9-9:30: Opening

David Holmes, Bob Massa
Welcome; purpose of the Institute
Review of attendee list/profile of group/speaker bios
Schedule of the Institute
Importance of non-cognitive learning

9:30-9:45: Review of 2016 Institute and Progress

David Holmes
Survey of Members: Telling Our Story; Admissions Initiatives

9:45-10:30: Turning the Tide

Rick Weissbourd
Mission and Goals
Expanding Reach
Next Chapter

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-12:15: R and D Briefings

(1) Character Skills Snapshot (Meghan Brenneman)

(2) Mastery Transcript Consortium (Patricia Russell)

(3) ACT (Cristina Anguiano-Carrasco, Jonathan Martin)

(4) Test Optional Project (Bill Hiss)

(5) College Board (Erica Bever)

12:15-1:15: Lunch

1:15-2:15: Panel – College Admissions Deans

Jonathan Burdick, University of Rochester
Bill Conley, Bucknell University
J.T. Duck, Swarthmore College
Mike Sexton, Santa Clara University
Bob Massa, Drew University (moderator)

2:15-2:30: Instructions to Working Groups

Intended outcomes; group topics; recording

2:45-4:00: Working Groups Meet

4:00-4:15: Break

4:15-5:oo: Documentation of Small Group Discussions

5:00-5:15: Assessment of Day

6-9: Celebration of a Common Purpose

Reception and dinner
Speaker: Jerry Lucido, Executive Director, Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice, University of Southern California

September 14, Thursday

8:30-9:00: Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30: Recap of Wednesday/Goals of the Day

David Holmes, Bob Massa

9:30-10:45: Building Consensus and Action Plans

Small groups refine and documents ideas

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10:45-11:00: Break

11:30-11:45: Wrapup and Next Steps for the Institute

Noon: Lunch and Farewell

1:30 on: Optional — draft key points/outline of report

Work with David, Bob, others