2019 Fall Annual Meeting Agenda

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Pre-Conference Workshop: How to Plan and Run A Successful College Access Marketing Campaign
October 9 │1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

College access marketing is a form of social marketing that borrows techniques and strategies from traditional marketing used to sell a product, but uses these techniques in a different way—to encourage students to take the steps necessary to continue their education beyond high school. College access marketing campaigns try to reach specific audiences, such as students who would be the first in their families to go to college.

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Best Practices in Postsecondary Retention and Success when “Non-Traditional” is the New Normal
October 10 │9:00 am - 10:15 am

By implementing a series of student-centered and analytics-informed programs, Georgia State University has raised graduation rates by 22 percentage points and closed all achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, income-level and first-generation status. It now awards more bachelor’s degrees to African Americans than any other college or university in the nation.


State Agency Team Meetings: Collective Impact to Move the Needle on Postsecondary Access and Completion
October 10 │ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Joint meeting of teams of State Representatives from SREB Go Alliance, Education Technology Cooperative, and the Education Data programs. This session will include a speaker expert in the field of Collective Impact, how-to guidance on working together in a coordinated fashion, and meeting time for individual state team planning.

This meeting is open to attendees from the following states: 


Partnering for Impact: Increasing Postsecondary Success through Cross-sector Collaboration
October 10 │ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Achieve Atlanta logoCollege Advising Corps logo Achieve Atlanta, Atlanta Public Schools (APS), College Advising Corps (CAC), and OneGoal have been collaborating for four years to increase the number of APS students who seamlessly enroll in college. Together, they have worked to address critical barriers to college access—FAFSA completion, college entrance exam participation, college application submission, and match and fit advising, etc. Over this time the district’s seamless college enrollment rate has increased from 51% to 62%.


Do, Test, Learn, Share – A Study of Common Measures to Support a College Culture
October 11 │ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Woodward Hines logo ACT logo The Get2College Pilot School Program was designed to increase college access and success using nationally identified best practices and the National College Access Network’s (NCAN) common measures and benchmarks. Beginning the fall of 2015, Get2College has submitted student level data to the Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center to evaluate the program. The goal is to share results of the project as the program is continued through the 2020 school year.

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Realizing the “Promise” of Promise Programs: Building and Sustaining Effective Community Partnerships
October 11 │ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This session will focus on how “Promise” initiatives are helping rural students transition into postsecondary activities. 

For many students in rural areas such as Fairfield County, S.C., the idea of attending college seems like an impossible dream due to lack of finances and access to resources. In a county where 95% of the industry has closed their doors and relocated, the only options available to students to make it out of the area has been to the military or postsecondary education.