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Moving Upward and Onward
Income Mobility at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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January 21, 2020
2 to 3 pm Eastern 

Webinar Recording

Presenters from American Institutes of Research and Rutgers University discussed the value of historically black colleges and universities to both students and to the field of postsecondary education. Presenters provided an overview of their research on how predominantly white institutions and HBCUs impact graduates’ economic mobility. Their recent study compared the income of recent college graduates to parents’ incomes and found that HBCUs do a better job of helping low-income students progress into the middle class. Results showed that nearly 70% of HBCU students attain at least middle-class incomes, and most low-income HBCU students improve their long-term economic position. Reasons for their findings, as well as how all postsecondary institutions can work to improve the economic mobility of their graduates, were discussed.


Now is the Time to Train Future Nurses for Disaster

April 9, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Researchers note that nurses in the United States are inadequately prepared to respond to disasters and nursing programs often do not include evidence-based disaster education in their curricula (Veenema et al., Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2016). With the increase propensity of disasters occurring every day, nurses must possess the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively respond and care for those adversely affected by an incident. Every nurse, in every specialty, has a role in a disaster response! The presentation was led by Kathleen Eid_heberle, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director, Scholar Plaza Loudoun Nursing Program, and Janice S. Smith, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, at the Eleanor Wads Custer School of Nursing, Shenandoah University.


Federal Guidance on Supporting Students and Families Through the FAFSA Process

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To prepare students and parents to complete the FAFSA form, it is critical to understand the barriers, the support needed and the resources available to navigate the financial aid process. This webinar provided guidance on how to support students and parents in complicated family or financial circumstances, such as students in foster care or experiencing homelessness, or dependent students who don’t live with their legal parents. 


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%.


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

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Joint meeting of teams of State Representatives from SREB Go Alliance, Education Technology Cooperative, and the Education Data programs. This session was led by Jamie Jacobs of the Michigan College Access Network, who is a national expert in the field of Collective Impact. Jamie provided guidance on how state teams can work together in a coordinated fashion to address postsecondary access and success, then attendees worked on beginning strategic plans to get collective impact work started in their own states.


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

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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.


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

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For many students in rural areas such as Fairfield County, S.C., barriers such as lack of finances and resources limit their access to postsecondary education. This session focused on how a small, low-income rural county developed innovative and collaborative initiatives to address the problem of access to postsecondary educational opportunities. 


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.