Audience: School and district leaders (superintendents, instructional supervisors, assessment coordinators, principals, assistant principals, school counselors, FRYSC directors, etc.), college of education faculty and college access professionals (GEAR UP, TRIO, Upward Bound, Americorp, Talent Search, Early College, etc.).

Institute Objectives:

  1. Provide a broader context for college access and readiness
  2. Clarify the role and specific actions of principals, counselors, college coaches and college access professionals  in promoting a college-going culture, ensuring rigor and monitoring student progress
  3. Clarify pathways for collaboration between school leaders and college access professionals resulting in specific actions



Thursday, June 7, 2012

1:30 p.m. Registration opens
3:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Ceremony: State Perspectives on College Access and Readiness 

Description: Emphasis on changes in education policy embodied in SB 1 that encourage college readiness 

Dr. Robert King, President, Council on Postsecondary Education
Dr. Terry Holliday, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education
Hon. Jerry Abramson, Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky (invited)

Dr. Aaron Thompson, Council on Postsecondary Education

4:30 p.m. Break
4:45 p.m. Plenary Session
National Perspectives on College Access


Description: Articulation of national priorities for college access from advocacy, program and foundation perspectives



Mr. Nathan Monell, Executive Director, National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (confirmed)
Dr. Arnold Mitchem, President, Council for Opportunity in Education (confirmed)
Dr. James Applegate, Vice President for Program Development, Lumina Foundation

Dr. Dan Connell, Assistant Vice President for Adult Education and College Access, Morehead State University 

6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
Celebrating Student Voices and Student Advocates

 Friday, June 8, 2012

7:00 a.m. Registration opens
7:00 a.m. Breakfast and Audience Polling
8:30 a.m.

Opening Forum 
Welcome: Dr. Aaron Thompson, Council on Postsecondary Education

Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Tierney, University Professor and Wilbur Kieffer Professor of Higher Education and Director of University of Southern California

10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions– Round 1

Research and Practice: Extra-Curricular and Curricular Influences on College Access

Challenges for K-12 School, College/University, and Community Partnerships

Classroom & Counseling:
Rethinking the Role of the School Counselor

11:45 a.m. Lunch
Perspectives from the Field: A Conversation with Practitioners
1:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions – Round 2

38 Schools that Know How: Reflections from Successful Schools

Partnerships that Work: A Case Study on College Readiness
All Systems Aligned for College Readiness

Classroom & Counseling:
GEAR UP 2 Learn: A Curriculum for College Readiness

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Closing Plenary Session: College Access Community Snapshots



Every student prepared for college success