40th Annual Conference 2021

For college access professionals, attending the annual conference is an investment in professional development that will provide more impactful leverage for programs and participants. The conference features discussions on new trends in college access and retention and connects college leaders to proven best practices that will improve local colleges.  Attendees come to the annual conference to hear new ideas, meet new colleagues and generate renewed energy. The agenda is filled with information to help college access professionals and students become more competitive professionally and personally.

 

****Refund Policy — Please note that registration fees are refundable minus a processing charge of $350 for general conference registration and $50 for the post-conference sessions. Refunds will be remitted via the original method of payment after the conference if written notice of cancellation is received on or before August 22, 2021 No refund requests will be accepted after this date. If you have additional questions, please contact Business and Finance at ([email protected]) or at (202) 347-7430.

*****If you wish to switch your conference experience from either in-person to virtual or from virtual to in-person at no cost, please do so as soon as possible. After Friday, September 3rd, COE will assess a $125 fee for modifying your participation format.

*****TRIO alumni rate is for alumni that do not currently work in a TRIO program.

 

When
9/12/2021 7:00 AM - 9/15/2021 11:00 PM

Program

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Description
What role does social justice play in STEM education? While visiting some of Atlanta's key attractions, this all-day session investigates the role of social justice in STEM education. We will visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, and/or the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. During our exploration, we will take part in educational activities that are critical to engage the questions, views, and voices of the students we serve.  Using this perspective, we will examine how we use STEM awareness. This session provides examples of how to promote local storytelling and engagement to support STEM learning. This pre-con runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Lunch, transportation, and tickets to museums will be provided.  Maximum capacity: 30 people (first come, first served).
Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/12/2021 8:00 AM
Career Preparation- It’s Never Too Soon to Prepare Students for a Selective Career – (on-site only) Attendees will hear how to prepare college students for selective career opportunities.  Strategies include preparing students for, and securing, internships that help them secure their first professional employment.  Learn how the model developed by COE in partnership with Comcast for the Virtual Internship Career Pipeline Framework can inform your efforts to facilitate SSS and McNair participants’ successful transition to the workforce.
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9/12/2021 1:00 PM
Not Just for Elections: Keeping Civic Engagement Front and Center - (on-site only) To ensure TRIO has strong federal support in the years ahead, we encourage civic participation among all TRIO students, professionals, and opportunity associations. With a new administration and a new Congress in power this year, now is a great time to share your TRIO story with your elected officials. Hear tips and suggestions from COE’s public policy department concerning civic engagement and advocacy.
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9/12/2021 1:00 PM
Strengthening Your Veterans Upward Bound Program in 2022 (on-site only) Prepare for success in the 2022 competition by putting your best foot forward now and strengthening your current program. If you do not currently have a Veterans Upward Bound program, learn about the elements that contribute to a successful application. Learn methods to incorporate innovative services in academic improvement, program retention and completion, postsecondary attainment and postsecondary completion.
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9/12/2021 1:00 PM
Strengthening Your Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math-Science Program in 2022 (on-site only) Prepare for success in the 2022 competition by putting your best foot forward now and strengthening your current program. If you do not currently have a Upward Bound program, learn about the elements that contribute to a successful application. Learn methods to incorporate innovative practices in academic performance, high school graduation, and postsecondary enrollment.
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9/12/2021 1:00 PM
Strengthening Your McNair Program in 2022 (on-site only) Set the stage for successful funding in the 2022 McNair grant competition by strengthening your current program. Or, if you’re thinking about writing a new McNair grant, learn the elements that contribute to a successful grant proposal. Learn ways to incorporate innovative practices in research or scholarly activities, graduate enrollment, persistence in graduate school, and doctoral degree attainment.  Review the selection criteria that guide planning effective services and outcomes for McNair Scholars.
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9/12/2021 1:00 PM

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