Session 4 (Thursday 8:15-9:30)

  • Achieving Equity through Greater Investments in Single Mothers’ Postsecondary Success


    This session will explore the policy, institutional, and programmatic shifts that can improve equity in single mothers’ access to and success in higher education. Findings from a recent Institute for Women’s Policy Research study will highlight the quantifiable benefits of investing in single mothers’ educational attainment, and Generation Hope, a nonprofit serving teen mothers in college in the DC area, will discuss challenges, opportunities, and strategies for promoting single mother success.

  • Correctional Education in California's Prisons: A Collaboration Between California's Departments of Education and Corrections and Rehabilitation


    Correctional Education in California’s Prisons: A Collaboration between California’s Departments of Education and Corrections and Rehabilitation will explore academic and career technical education opportunities for adult learners incarcerated in California’s prisons. Attendees will learn how this unique collaboration is contributing to safer institutions and safer communities, and providing pathways to success for California inmates upon reentry.

  • Cracking the Code - Success Strategies for Women in STEM


    At the Douglass Project for Women in STEM at Rutgers University, we have created and implemented replicable, proven strategies to improve the engagement, retention and completion rates for undergraduate women in STEM. These strategies, centered on “Living Learning Communities”, can be implemented in secondary and post-secondary education environments, and have demonstrated most success in the residential, post–secondary educational environment, specifically for undergraduate engineering majors.

  • Student Centered Advocacy: Tools that build one voice for student success


    This session will highlight new student centered advocacy tools that help local communities develop relationships and build joint policy platforms. Participants will gain insight into a suite of research-based, online resources that lay the foundation for a variety of advocacy efforts to address opportunity gaps.

  • NSF’s Advanced Technological Education Program: Funding Innovative Equity Initiatives at Community Colleges


    The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program provides grants to develop America’s technician workforce for advanced technologies through two-year workforce education programs at community and technical colleges. This session will present an overview of the NSF ATE program, outline the process for developing a grant proposal, tips for developing a competitive proposal, and highlight current grants that are focused on underrepresented populations.

  • Professional Development From the Inside Out: Transforming Campus Culture With Equity-Based Non-Cognitive Pedagogy


    An evidence based model to cultivate campus stakeholder buy-in for equity-based change in campus culture through a series of in-house facilitated professional development programs that teach non-cognitive pedagogy, emphasize why culturally relevant curriculum and programming is vital to student success, provide colleagues with practical tools for implementing non-cognitive practice, and offer colleagues support to develop, research, and disseminate new student success strategies.