Developing Effective College Readiness Programs: Designing K-12 Interventions to Improve College Kno

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Event Date/Time: May 14, 2009 End Date/Time: May 14, 2009
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Developing Effective College Readiness Programs: Designing K-12 Interventions to Improve College Knowledge and Increase Access 14 May & 21 May, 2009 Online (2-part Workshop) NOTE: Payment is not required before event. This workshop will provide a step-by-step approach to increase the level of "college knowledge" among pre-collegiate students and their parents. The information, tools and strategies presented come from a three year evaluation study of an effective college readiness program. The study was conducted by San Diego State and a partnering high school district. The first session will focus on the type of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that 7th through 12th graders need in order to stay on the path to access higher education. You will learn how to develop effective intervention strategies based on this knowledge and skill set. The second session will highlight how you can use this study as a model for your institution. Specific tools will be provided to help you successfully implement a college readiness program that fits your institutions specific campus culture and needs. Participants will learn how to: *Identify the specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes pre-collegiate students and their parents need in order to be on track for college *Link the college knowledge gaps of 7th-12th grade students with specific intervention strategies *Gather and analyze this information in order to establish valuable intervention programs *Develop tools to assess the effectiveness of these programs *Follow a step-by-step process for implementing these programs and assessment strategies on your campus Who should attend? *Vice Presidents *Deans *Faculty *Admissions Directors *Recruiters *Early Outreach Staff *Post-Secondary Enrollment Staff *Institutional Researchers *Administrators from any program of higher education interested in improving college access Who is the speaker? Dr. Kenneth P. González is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of San Diego. He also serves as an Institutional Effectiveness Coach for the national initiative: Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. Dr. González research examines the experiences of underrepresented and low-income students in higher education and appears in the Journal of College Student Development, the International Journal of Qualitative Research in Education, the Journal of College Student Retention, Urban Education, and the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. He serves on editorial boards for the Journal of College Student Development and the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. Dr. Gonzáez is the author (with Raymond V. Padilla) of a new book, titled "Doing the Public Good: Latina/o Faculty and Civic Engagement." He has successfully worked with more than 30 colleges on student success initiatives. Enquiries: