Building Capacity to Collectively Prepare Students for College and Careers


Breakout Sessions 1

10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

  • Standard SessionRoom 101
    • FAME! Michigan State University Prepares High School Students for College Life
    • John Seita, Michigan State University; Andrea Martineau, Michigan State University; Sarah Williams, Michigan State University
    • The presenters will give an overview of the MSU FAME! Summer Camp, designed to support foster youth who are in high school, as they prepare to transition to college and the real world. The presenters will give an overview of camp history, camp events, camper and "counselor" feedback, and how things are developing. There will also be time for discussion and ideas.

    • Presentation file (PDF, 377KB)
  • Standard SessionHeritage Room
    • The Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory "The Achievement Program" at the University of Michigan: National Assessments Celebrating Individual Growth
    • Sarah Rau, University of Michigan; Kelley Benson, University of Michigan; Robin Myrick, University of Michigan
    • At a time when many students are taught "to the test," the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory "The Achievement Program" (TAP) promotes individual growth in music, measured against a national standard refined for over 100 years. Presenters from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance will discuss TAP and why it has been successful, and invite discussion from session participants on whether TAP can be transferred to other pre-college areas of study as an antidote to "No Child Left Behind."

  • Standard SessionRoom 104
    • Michigan's College Application Week: Removing College Application Barriers for Low-Income and First Generation Students
    • Lisa King, Michigan College Access Network
    • In 2011, the Michigan College Access Network piloted Michigan College Application Week in 38 high schools. The goal of this national college access initiative is to provide every graduating high school senior with the opportunity to apply to college. Come learn about this initiative, the results of the pilot year and preliminary results of 2012, and how you can become a part of the initiative in 2013.

    • Presentation file (PDF, )
  • Discussion SessionRoom 105
    • Implementing Assessment Within and Between Programs
    • Zachary Constan, Michigan State University; Judy Ratkos, Michigan State University
    • Using example assessment tools from MSU, attendees will discuss the following questions:

      1. Are these example assessments representative of the pre-college mission and/or your program goals? If not, what would be?
      2. How would you change your outreach efforts in response to assessment results?
      3. What uses of this data would/would not strengthen your program/pre-college programs as a whole?
      4. Would a common survey (based on MSU's example) be useful to your program or institution? If so, how would you implement this?
    • Presentation files (ZIP, 1.1MB)
  • Standard SessionRoom 106
    • The Pillars Program: College Knowledge for Parents, Guardians and Families
    • Michael Turner, University of Michigan
    • Family members play a critical role in supporting the academic achievement of school aged youth and also encouraging postsecondary degree attainment. The "Pillars" program promotes the creation of a college-going culture in the home by providing college knowledge workshops for parents/guardians whose students would be the first in their family to attend college. Session attendees will learn about aspects of the program including the design, curriculum and outcomes.

  • Discussion SessionWilly Room
    • Postsecondary Education for Michigan Students with Disabilities: Research, Practice, and Preparation for the Future
    • Michael Bray, Wayne State University; Sarah Anthony, Michigan College Access Network; Melinda Haus-Johnson, Michigan Disability Rights Coalition; Denny Wickham, Saginaw Intermediate School District; Janet Timbs, Saginaw Intermediate School District; Marcie Carter, Delta College
    • Michigan students with disabilities face an uncertain future as they progress through high school and transition to adulthood. Rates of enrollment and success in postsecondary (PSE) educational programs and schools are significantly lower for students with disabilities than for their typical peers. Members of the Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) at Wayne State University and the Saginaw Intermediate School District (ISD) have conducted research and applied activities to address these issues. A statewide PSE needs assessment was conducted by DDI staff to identify areas of greatest concern to students and families. The Delta Project at Saginaw ISD supports students with disabilities throughout high school until they receive degrees from Delta College. Presenters from both organizations will lead a discussion and share findings and experiences from their work.

  • Standard SessionRoom 62
    • Fostering a College-Going Culture in a Rural Community: A College Adviser's Perspective
    • Kelsey Stewart, Michigan State University College Advising Corps; Bethany Lumbert, Michigan State University College Advising Corps; Jacqueline Magdaleno, Michigan State University College Advising Corps
    • Members of the Michigan State University College Advising Corps will present on the most identifiable characteristics of a college-going culture. They will speak to the barriers they see to developing this type of culture in a rural community, as well as the most valuable changes they have seen in their schools. College-related participation data will be enhanced with the advisers' unique perspectives working daily in high schools.

    • Presentation file (External Link)
  • Standard SessionMichigamme Room
    • Emerging Educational Practices: Programs that Educate and Entertain for Increased Student Success
    • Amanda Krueger, Michigan State University
    • The presenter will discuss concerns and challenges attracting students to math, science, engineering, and technology subjects and propose new practices for making these subjects more accessible and digestible for students and academic success. Questions surrounding this topic include: How can STEM subjects be reconstructed to become better understood and approachable for students? How can we make better use of new and emerging technology in the classroom?

    • Presentation file (PDF, 13.3MB)
  • Standard SessionRoom 103
    • Incorporating Character and Asset Building in Pre-College Programs
    • Michelle Neff, Michigan State University; Bev Przystas, Michigan State University
    • The presenters will explore character education learning opportunities and the 40 developmental assets of positive youth development. This session will help staff and directors in planning pre-college program better understand how to incorporate activities and learning objectives which will help youth gain life skills.

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