Monday, May 8
Student Success is Not Software
Many "edu-preneurs” see higher ed’s retention and completion challenges as an opportunity to launch new tools for institutions to buy. This kind of small-picture thinking only divides an institution and undermines the value of the real innovators - the advisors, faculty, and other people who make magic happen for today’s students. We’ll share real stories of real people making a real difference.
Realizing the Promise of Dual Enrollment: Results of Research and Effective Practices
Dual credit programs can accelerate programs of study, reduce costs for families, and positively impact the chances of upward transfer success. This dynamic session will highlight the results of recent research with AASA, ACE and AACRAO and then expand the conversation to share advice for institutions seeking specific pathways to make most out of their dual credit initiatives.
Tuesday, May 9
Student Success for All: Common Data Definitions at Work
Our nation’s focus on student success has generated multiple ways of measuring progress and completion. But without a unifying language, it’s impossible to see how far we’ve come and where we need to go. We’ll highlight the common data definitions developed through the PAR Framework that have paved the road for sharing best practices that are valid, reliable and generalizable for anyone involved in the student success revolution.
The Life-Long Value of Effective Educational Decisions
How early should elementary students begin thinking about careers? What choices do middle-schoolers make? How can high school students transition to college? How can adult learners re-engage with their educational journeys? This panel of Hobsons senior executives will present a K-20 vision for helping students finish what they start.
Wednesday, May 10
Hobsons Leaders’ Track
Murano Garden Salon
Craig Heldman, CEO, Hobsons