Conference at a Glance

Each conference we post the daily events. Below is the 2017 schedule.

2017 Tri-State Conference at a Glance

Saturday, April 22, 2017

11:00am – 1:30pm Registration
2:00pm – 6:00pm Leadership Institute

Sunday, April 23, 2017

11:00am – 5:00pm Registration
12:00pm – 4:00pm Pre-Conference Leadership Institute
5:00pm – 6:00pm Opening Reception
6:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Dinner, Entertainment
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Terrell Strayhorn,

Professor of Higher Education at The Ohio State University

Monday, April 24, 2017

8:00am – 5:00pm Registration
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
  • Do I Belong? – The Conversation of The Disengaged College Student
  • 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
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
4:30pm – 6:30pm State Meetings
6:30pm – 9:00pm Dinner on your own
9:00pm – 12:00am Networking/Hospitality

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:00am – 12:00pm Leadership Institute: Open Session Presentation & Wrap-up
10:00am – 11:00am NJ Update Report
11:00am – 12:00pm NY Update Report

Thank you to our conference sponsors: