Save the Date!

The Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs in Higher Education (NJ/NY/PA) 15th Biennial Conference will be held in Long Island, New York from April 13 – 17, 2019.

For information regarding some of our past conferences, please visit our conference archives.

The following details will be available soon:

  • Call for Papers/Presentations
  • Call for Volunteers
  • Conference Registration
  • Hotel Reservations

Here is a printable Save the Date 2019 (PDF) flyer you can print and share.

Conference Activities: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

8:00am – 5:00pm Registration
9:00am – 10:00am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert, World Bank
10:15am – 11:45am Featured Workshop: Intersecting Diversity Recruitment and Retention Resources – Dr. Gardy Giuteau, Director of the Office of Social Justice, Inclusion & Conflict Resolution, Rowan University
Featured Workshop: Excellence, Opportunity, and the Future of STEM Research and Education – Dr. David Feguson, Distinguished Service Professor of Technology & Society and Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Stony Brook University
Concurrent Workshops:

  • From 25% to 97%: PCCC EOF’s Pre-Freshman Summer Program Propels Students from Developmental to College Level English
  • A Wellness Approach: Buffering life-related stress confronting Higher Education Opportunity Program Students
    Motivation of SUNY-MEOC Adult Learners
  • SEEK/CD and TRIO: A Mutually Beneficial Collaboration
  • The Role of Learning Communities in Vocational Programs: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
12pm -1:30pm Luncheon Panel:

  • Dr. Jamil Salmi: Global Tertiary Education Expert, World Bank
  • Rochelle Hendricks: NJ Secretary of Higher Education
  • Dr. Harvey Kesselman: President, Richard Stockton College of NJ
  • Dr. Jhan Doughty Berry: Executive Director of Learning, Development & Diversity, Educational Testing Service
1:45pm – 2:45pm Concurrent Workshops:

  • ATTAIN: Bridging the Digital Literacy Divide and Providing Educational Supports for College Students
    Assessing a New Data-Driven Retention Model: A Pilot Study
  • Assessing a New Data-Driven Retention Model: A Pilot Study
  • Student and Student Leaders Thrive: A Campus Climate and Cultural Roadmap for Behavioral Health
  • Building Bridges, Developing Leaders Within the Medgar Evers College SEEK Program: Redefining the Student Experience through the Community-University Engagement Movement
  • Build Brand U: Using C.A.A.P and E.L.I.T.E.
  • STEM Student Editorial: Developing a Synergistic Pipeline for Historically Underrepresented STEM College Students
  • You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: An Exploration of Career Choice Factors for Low-Income, First-Generation College Students
  • Educational Opportunity Programs as Complex Educational Organizations
3:30pm – 4:30pm Concurrent Workshops:

  • Silent Echoes: How Can We Support Student Success in the Sciences? Rescheduled to Monday April 24, at 9:00am – 10:00am
  • Our Modern Day Probation Students-A Fresh Review for Intervention
  • The Prison to College Pipeline – The Role of College Support Programs in turning inmates into students
  • Navigating the Mental Health Taco
  • Public Speaking for Professionals
  • Backpack to Briefcase: Redefining major & career planning a new model where students develop a positive branding mindset, explore diversity pipeline mentoring programs, and practice networking skills
  • Okay Ladies, Now Let’s Get in Formation! Narratives of Mothers of Color Who Survived and Thrived While Pursuing Doctoral Degrees
  • Extending the Reach of Summer Institute: Creating a Dynamic First Semester Course for First-Year EOF Students
4:45pm-5:45pm Concurrent Workshops:

  • Integrating Technology Skills and Informational Texts into the ESOL Curriculum
  • How to Establish a Mentoring Program for First Generation and Multicultural Students
  • Trauma Informed Care: Creating a culture of sensitivity for sexually victimized students
  • A holistic approach to empowering young women student leaders in a college setting.
  • The Balancing Act: When work and family meet head on
  • Mentorship: The key to be published
  • Life After Tri-State: From Best Practice to Publication
  • A Proactive Approach: Strategies to help students maintain financial aid through graduation.
6:30pm – 7:30pm Awards Reception
7:30pm – 9:30pm Awards Dinner/Banquet
9:30pm – 12:30am Networking/Hospitality

Thank you to our conference sponsors: