Youngstown State University (Ohio)

November 25, 2013 Published by

Youngstown State University (Ohio): Has used Investigations since Spring 2009 as part of a one-semester, four-course learning community program (LCP) for incoming health occupations students who test into all three developmental courses (math, reading, and composition). The program is evaluated based on semester-to-semester and year-to-year retention of the LCP group compared…

Kent State University – Salem (Ohio)

November 25, 2013 Published by

Kent State University – Salem (Ohio): Delivered four 30-hour, open-enrollment Getting Ahead groups for TANF-eligible individuals. Fifty-seven participants successfully completed the program and made a plan to build resources. In follow-up interviews and surveys, respondents reported progress on developing resources ranging from “a little progress” (spiritual resource) to “good progress”…

Ivy Tech Community College

November 25, 2013 Published by

Ivy Tech Community College – North Central (Indiana): Offered Getting Ahead and Investigations for five years (10 semesters) as a noncredit course to students, employees, and community members. Of the 31 students who completed Getting Ahead/Investigations during the first three years (six semesters), 32% improved their GPA, 46% were on…

CAA400 – Strategic Consulting

September 18, 2013 Published by

Strategic consulting for higher education is tailored to the needs of your institution. Help faculty and staff serve under-resourced college students more effectively. With the guidance of an aha! Process consultant, participants develop four streams of knowledge: economic class in higher education; institutional mission and culture; participants’ experience; and principles…

CAA102 – Ready for College, Ready for Careers

September 18, 2013 Published by

Students must prepare for college and careers long before setting foot on campus or interviewing for their first job. Advance preparation can make the difference between success and failure beyond high school—especially for students who are the first in the family to attend college. A better understanding of the environments from…

CAA210 – Principles of Effective Pedagogy in the Classroom and on Campus

September 18, 2013 Published by

Many who teach in higher education are experts in their fields, but teaching effectiveness requires subject knowledge and teaching skills. Expertise is just one critical component. What is the other critical component? Pedagogical ability. Many “informal teachers” on campus—administrators, staff, advisors—are experts in their areas and in the hidden rules…

CAA200 – Investigations into Economic Class in America

September 17, 2013 Published by

More students from poverty seek postsecondary education every year, but a mere 33% achieve a degree or certificate within six years of enrolling. This workshop prepares facilitators of Investigations into Economic Class in America, a curriculum for under-resourced college students. Participants explore the content, processes, and sequences in the Investigations…

CAA205 – How to Motivate Students to Increase Performance

September 17, 2013 Published by

Human beings are born with intrinsic motivation. But our natural tendency to seek out challenges and opportunities to learn operates robustly only under certain conditions. Participants will develop a clear understanding of motivation theory and strategies for fostering intrinsic motivation among students, especially under-resourced students. Benefits: Improve long-term student achievement…

CAA500 – Trainer Certification

September 17, 2013 Published by

Under-resourced students in higher education are problem solvers with ideas that move the needle in the right direction. How can faculty, staff, and administrators better understand under-resourced student views and implement responses? This workshop prepares you to present the information from Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced College Students to administrators, faculty,…

Preparing for College and Careers

July 31, 2013 Published by

This prepare for college workshop will provide high school faculty and support staff with knowledge and strategies to prepare students for success in college, on the job, and in life. Many low-income and first-generation college students fail to complete higher education not because they lack intelligence or preparation, but because…