Where Opportunity Meets Innovation: A Student-Centered Vision

The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) for New Jersey has published “A Student-Centered Vision for New Jersey Higher Education”. Visit the OSHE website to learn more.

This is the New Jersey State Plan for Higher Education that is dedicated to making higher education in the state more affordable and accessible for its residents.

Carl Heastie, New York State Assemblyman, Supports EOP

This video was recorded last week at the SUNY EOP Advocacy event in Albany, NY. The event was sponsored by United University Professions (UUP), the union which represents SUNY faculty and staff. The video features New York State Assemblyman Carl Heastie pledging his support for opportunity programs.

Locked Out of the Future

This resource from Education Reform Now may be of interest to you.

“Locked Out of the Future: How New Jersey’s Higher Education System Serves Students Inequitably and Why it Matters” (PDF) by Konrad Mugglestone and Michael Dannenberg offers a high-level overview of enrollment need and patterns; examines inequities in college preparation, affordability, and completion; and analyzes existing state spending for institutions and programs designed to make college more affordable.

Remembering Henry Durand, PhD

Dr. Durand

The Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs organization was saddened to learn of the passing of Henry James Durand, Jr. Ph.D., on December 27, 2018. A member of the Tri-State Consortium for years, he dedicated his career to higher education. Read the full obituary at The Buffalo News.

The family will receive friends in Buffalo on Saturday, January 5, 2019, from 10 am-noon at First Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Pine St., where a Celebration of Life will immediately follow. Rev. Jonathan R. Staples officiating. The family will also receive friends Thursday, January 10, 2019, 1-3 pm at the Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH, where a Celebration of Life will be conducted at 3 pm at the Entombment Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that Dr. Durand’s life and legacy be remembered by supporting the Drs. Henry J. and Bonita R. Durand Scholarship Fund, c/o University at Buffalo, Office of University Advancement, 503 Capen Ave., Buffalo, NY 14260-1660, ub-giving@buffalo.edu.

Please share condolences at www.thomastedwardsfuneralhome.com.

Submit Your Proposal

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The Tri-State Conference Request for Proposals has been extended to January 18, 2019.

The theme for the conference is “Creating New Futures by Educating and Liberating for Life in an Era of Change”.
You are invited to submit proposals for workshops that will illuminate one of the program stands.

Program Strands [Sub-Themes] (more details available at the link)

  • A. Evidence-Based Practices – What works?
  • B. New/Emerging Practices
  • C. Leadership & Management
  • D. STEM/STEAM Students
  • E. Strategies for improving Educational Opportunity Centers
  • F. Program assessment and evaluation
  • G. Taking the next step
  • H. Student Recruitment Strategies
  • I. Knowledge of Self

We are looking for proposals that are innovative, creative and that focus on the emerging trends in higher education and the changing demographics and attitudes of the students that we serve.