Event Title

Invited Addresses - Gateway Courses — Catalysts for Completion or Barriers to a Better Life? It is up to you . . .

Location

Room 164, Campus Center Lower Level and 9th Floor, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Event Website

http://www.umass.edu/studentsuccessconference/

Start Date

19-9-2014 1:45 PM

End Date

19-9-2014 3:00 PM

Description

This session explores the deleterious impact that gateway courses can have on students’ postsecondary and broader life goals — especially for students of color, first-generation, and low-income students. Data gleaned and lessons learned from institutions working with the Gardner Institute to study and improve outcomes in historically high failure rate (a.k.a. gateway) courses will be shared. In addition, information on other forms of gateway course success initiatives will also be conveyed. Come learn about meaningful gateway courserelated actions that faculty and staff can take to significantly improve student and institutional performance in gateway courses.

Comments

Drew Koch has been with the Gardner Institute since 2010 and currently serves as the Institute’s executive vice president. From 1998-2010, Dr. Koch held a variety of student persistence and completion-related roles at Purdue University including serving as the founding director of the nationally acclaimed Department of Student Access, Transition, and Success Programs. Before working at Purdue, Dr. Koch served as the Director of Freshman Advancement and Associate Dean at Hofstra University, and he also served as Assistant to the Dean of Summer College at the University of Richmond. His research interests include student success, the role of colleges and universities in shaping democracy and culture in the United States, and the role of sport in U.S. culture and society.

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Sep 19th, 1:45 PM Sep 19th, 3:00 PM

Invited Addresses - Gateway Courses — Catalysts for Completion or Barriers to a Better Life? It is up to you . . .

Room 164, Campus Center Lower Level and 9th Floor, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

This session explores the deleterious impact that gateway courses can have on students’ postsecondary and broader life goals — especially for students of color, first-generation, and low-income students. Data gleaned and lessons learned from institutions working with the Gardner Institute to study and improve outcomes in historically high failure rate (a.k.a. gateway) courses will be shared. In addition, information on other forms of gateway course success initiatives will also be conveyed. Come learn about meaningful gateway courserelated actions that faculty and staff can take to significantly improve student and institutional performance in gateway courses.

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/studentsuccess/2014/Schedule/3