2019 Schedule

The full text of the current 2019 schedule is below or you can view this printable PDF file.

2019 Tri-State Consortium Conference Confirmed Speakers and Workshops
Saturday, April 13, 2019
11:00am – 1:30pm REGISTRATION
Sunday, April 14, 2019
11:00am – 5:00pm REGISTRATION
6:00pm – 8:00pm OPENING DINNER
9:00pm – Midnight Networking/Hospitality
Monday, April 15, 2019
8:00am – 5:00pm REGISTRATION
From low to high: Bridging the performance gap
Staying in the Game: Academic Coaching
The Kids are Alright: Supporting Generation Z students living on the margins
“Structured Learning” – A Co-Requisite Model Grounded in the Strategies of Supplemental Instruction with Required Attendance
From Orientation to Graduation: Developing Competent Student Leaders Through Tailored Programming
Creating and Delivering a Collaborative Student-Centered Class Culture That is Focused on Improving the Retention of Information of the Adult Learner by Utilizing Web-Based Tools and Other Strategies
Too Hungry to Learn
Engineering Outreach and Recruitment
Vulnerability and Authenticity: Staff Culture and Support in Opportunity Programs
Sophomore Academic Mentoring Program: Improving Student Retention and Achievement Through Applied Creative Thinking
Secrets of Success: EOC Best Practices
10:15am – 11:15am MORNING KEYNOTE: Dr. Napolean Wells
11:30am – 12:45am MINI PLENARY SESSION: Cheryl Willis – Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale
MINI PLENARY SESSION: Tom Mortenson – Unequal Family Income and Unequal Opportunity for Higher Education
Mini PLEANARY SESSION: Omari Pearson – Goal and Mind Mapping for Success
Achieving Black Male Students Success in Community College: The Influence of Campus Experiences
Learning Management Systems and Student Engagement
Session for Leadership Institute Participants Only
1:00pm – 2:45pm LUNCHEON
Helping Our Students Overcome the Sophomore Slump…The Outcomes of Three Years Of An SYE Course!
Generation Z is Here. Is Your Institution Prepared to Help Them Succeed?
From Community College to Graduate School: Resilient Mother’s Path to Success
Our Highest Risk Students: Beyond Remediation
The ABC’s of LGBT (+): Best Practices for Supporting LGBTQIA+ Students and Colleagues with Intersecting Marginalized Identities
High School Equivalency Preparation and the Educational Opportunity Centers: Serving the Whole Student
They’re Not At-Risk, They’re Emerging Scholars: How Can We Support Them?
“The Power of the Peer: Tapping Into The Resource of Peer Support”
The Transfer Student Ecosystem: Exploring The Transfer Student Experience in a Higher Education Opportunity Program
Demystifying “Managing Up”
Andragogy vs. Pedagogy in EOP and Continuing Education
“Let’s Do This!” Lining the Path to the Future with P.I.L.L.A.R.S. (Providing Insight for Learning, Living, Achieving, and Recognizing my Strengths)
Battling Impostor Syndrome: You Persevered! Luck Has No Place Here
Trauma, Drama, and Mayhem: Using a Wellness Approach in the Context of Groups
CUNY Office of Special Programs Global Education Initiative: Beyond SEEK and CD
The Ph.D. and You
It’s Greek to Me
The First Semester of a New Educational Opportunity Program
Influencing Student G.P.A.’s or not? Examination of the Effect of an Intervention Program on Semester Grade Point Averages
Holding Space for Students’ Pain While Addressing Our Own Healing in an Oppressive System
5:30pm – 7:00pm State Meetings/Leadership Session/Chi Alpha Epsilon Mtg and Celebration for Cheryl Canton
7:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner (On your own)
9:00pm – 12:00am Networking/Hospitality
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
8:00am – 4:30pm REGISTRATION
9:00am – 10:00am KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Simon Silva
10:15am – 11:45am MINI PLENARY: Tom Mortenson – Boys. Boys are in serious trouble throughout the education pipeline
MINI PLENARY: Chrisine Fowler-Phillips – “Leading with Emotional Intelligence” Knowledge of Self
MINI PLENARY: Kenneth Wilson – Every Person is Born on Purpose with a Purpose
Se Que Soy Negra: Why affirming Afro-Native Latinidad is necessary to ending anti-blackness, injustice, and implicit bias in the Latinx and Higher Ed communities
Noon – 2:00pm LUNCHEON
Writing to Win: Supporting Students to Compete for Fellowships & Scholarships
Instilling Motivation & Grit, through the Power of Passion and Preservation
Girl Talk: Strategies for Promoting Psychosocial and Emotional Development of Young College Women
Captivate Your Students on Social Media
Expand your Opportunity Center’s Student Support Network through a Professional Mentor Program
I’m on Probation, Now What? Retaining Students by Building Academic Skills and Self-Reflection
Digitizing Support in Opportunity Programs: Creating and Fostering New Learning and Tracking Environments
Economic Mobility Through STEM: A data-driven approach
Priming EOF Students for Success in Health Care Professions: Best Practices to Promote Student Achievement
Using Transformational Theory to Engage Opportunity Students
Engaging Minorities in the Peer-Led Team Learning Program to Increase Success in Gateway STEM Courses
Wet Dreams: Challenging the Narrative of Urban Male Hypersexualized Masculinity Through Independent Film
3:30pm – 4:30pm Outcomes from the First Year: The Workforce Training Initiative for the Construction Industry Partnership with the City of Schenectady’s Office of Affirmative Action and the State University of New York College and Career Counseling Center (SUNY CCCC)
Finding Their Way Home….Helping Our Foster Care Students Succeed In College
Getting them In: Sharing Ideas on Increasing Academic Support Attendance in STEM
“Who Do You Bring To the Office?: Understanding the Relationship Between Self-Identity & The Culture of Your Program”
Building a sustainable program for men of color on your campus
Leadership and Management of Your Team
“It’s lit”: Strategies to Enhance a Peer Mentor Program to Serve Generation Z
How to Measure The Impact of Education On Our Communities
Creative Expressions – A Workshop Series: A Peer-Support Model for Helping Students Access Emotions, Express Themselves through Art, and Gain Self-Awareness
Creating A Vision To Carry Out Your Mission: Tools For The Journey of The Self-Exploration Process
6:30pm – 7:30pm AWARDS RECEPTION
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
9:00am – 12:00pm Leadership Institute – Presentations and Wrap Up (Leadership Institute Participants Only)

In addition to this overview page, the 15th Biennial Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs in Higher Education Conference has gone mobile! We’re excited to announce we have a brand new mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more. Visit your phone’s app store to download the free Guidebook app.  Open the Guidebook app and look for the “15th Biennial Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs in Higher Education Conference” guide. If you cannot find our guide using our name on the search feature, please use their search function. Select the option to “Enter passphrase” and enter Tristate19 to download our guide.  This app will serve as the conference program so you should download Guidebook to your device before you come to the conference. There will be real-time updates so stay tuned.