2017 Conference

Printed version of At A Glance page with rooms: Tri-State Conference Overview (PDF)

The 2017 Conference will be held in Atlantic City for the 14th Tri-State Consortium Biennial Conference from April 23-26, 2017 at Bally’s Atlantic City, 1900 Pacific Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Participants will receive critical information from forward thinking leaders regarding trends and achievements in higher education. The 14th Biennial conference theme illuminates Access and Inclusion: Emerging Practices and Perspectives.

We are pleased to bring internationally and nationally recognized speakers to our opening session and daily conference plenaries. To date, we have confirmed the following featured speakers including The Honorable Secretary of Higher Education for New Jersey – Rochelle Hendricks, Dr. Terrell Strayhorn (Ohio State University), Dr. Sylvia Hurtado (UCLA), Dr. Jamil Salmi, Tom Mortensen, Gardy Guiteau (Rowan University), Stockton University President – Dr. Harvey Kesselman, Dr. David Ferguson (Stony Brook University), MPACK Group, and Kevin D. Wright.

In addition to the full conference, the Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs in Higher Education conducts a Leadership Institute for new or aspiring program directors and other professionals who are looking to advance their careers or further their leadership skills during the conference. We are poised to identify and accept up to 30 applicants to participate in this year’s Leadership Institute.

Registration and lodging is now open. We urge you to take advantage of early registration and to reserve your rooms now to avoid additional fees.
This is the higher education conference and networking event of 2017 that you do not want to miss!

We look forward to welcoming you to Bally’s in Atlantic City.
Edith A. Corbin, Tri-State Conference Chair
Dr. Hasani Carter, President

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Registration and Leadership Institute

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Registration, Pre-Conference Leadership Institute, Opening Reception, Dinner, Entertainment and Keynote Speaker: Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Professor of Higher Education at The Ohio State University

Monday, April 24, 2017

Registration and workshops followed by state meetings, dinner and networking

9:00am – 10:00am Concurrent Workshops:

  • Online Instruction as a Tool for Students in Need of Accelerated Supports
  • “How Can You Help Me If You Don’t Understand Me?” : Effective Strategies for Celebrating Mental Health and Learning Differences in the EOF Student Body
  • Dismantling the Odds: A Practical Guide to Effective STEM Prep for Case Management or Program Development
  • Silent Echoes: How Can We Support Student Success in the Sciences? (moved from Tuesday afternoon)
  • How to Catch and Keep Him: Ways to Improve Male Recruitment
  • Strategies to Improve Student Success and Retention though Group Support: Women Empowering Women
  • Quantitative Program Evaluation and Assessment
  • When Email is not Enough!
10:15am – 11:15am Morning Keynote: Dr. Sylvia Hurtado, Professor, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA  PDF of Presentation
11:30am – 12:45pm Mini Plenary Session: Linking Policy to Reality in Opportunity for Higher Education – Dr. Thomas Mortenson, Publisher, Postsecondary Opportunity & Senior Scholar, Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education Opportunity
Mini Plenary Session: Social Responsibility > Self-Fulfillment.” -Education=“How to make a living”+ Entrepreneurship=“How to live” – Mr. Jamal James, Co-Founder & President at TheMPACK
Concurrent Workshops:

  • Working Together to Support the Retention and Completion of Students in Vocational Programs: A Narrative of Collective Impact
  • Engineering is Exciting! Learn about Engineering and How to Advise for a Smooth Transition into a 4-Year Engineering Program
  • Fostering Success: Developing an On-Campus Support Program for Young Adults with a history of Foster Care Involvement
  • Why Mastering Your Emotions is a Leadership Requirement and How to Accomplish It.
  • Building for Success: Providing Transformative Mentorship and Intensive Career Development to First-Generation, Low-Income Students
1:00pm – 2:45pm Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Kevin Wright, Strategic Management Consultant
3:00pm – 4:30pm Concurrent Workshops:

  • Addressing the Sophomore Year Experience: The Creation, Delivery and Outcome Assessment of a Model 3 Credit University Course.
  • The Influence of Social Media on Collaborative Learning in a Cohort Environment
  • ACCESSing Education: The New Jersey Foster Care Scholars Program
  • Not Losing the Vision: An Evidence Based Model for Success
  • Addressing a National Crisis: Transformative POWER Programming to Increase the Retention and Graduation Rates of Male Students of Color on College Campuses
  • Intentional Planning for “HOTS” and Increased Student Results
  • What do 3,000 Opportunity Program Students Need to Know to Succeed?: Creating and Measuring First-Year Learning Outcomes at the City University of New York
  • Social Justice, Education and Mathematics

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Registration, awards, reception, banquet and networking

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 PDF of Presentation
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:

  • 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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Leadership Institute: Open Session Presentation & Wrap-up, NJ Update Report, NY Update Report and conference close.

Thank you to our conference sponsors: