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MSV Panel Discussion Week (February 21-25) Preliminary Schedule

Monday, February 21 10:00 am - noon

Creating a Culture for Change

This session will reflect on how campuses can create a culture that supports and embraces change, and what it takes to sustain that culture over time. This discussion will help to set the stage for how everyone on a campus can shape and support constructive change that leads to equitable student success.

Stuart Rayfield, University System of Georgia
Allison Calhoun-Brown, Georgia State University
Bruno Hicks, Dalton State College

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2:00 - 4:00 pm

Organizing around Change

A significant challenge in understanding and managing change is aligning units with a wide range of perspectives to achieve a common goal. Building on existing structures and creating clear frameworks are two strategies that take advantage of established institutional culture to help build something new. This conversation will give greater insight into and an opportunity to share experiences around how to organize your campus, or your unit, for change and how to ensure that your entire community is present and heard.

Zach Zelehear and Susan Davies, Augusta University
Angela Peters, Albany State University
Pablo Mendoza, University of North Georgia
Ryran Traylor, Gordon State College

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Tuesday, February 22 10:00 am - noon

Building Pathways to Success

The curriculum and courses that comprise a student’s pathway have a tremendous impact on whether they meet their academic and personal goals for college. Reflecting on the structure of the curriculum and the content and design of the courses, this session provides an opportunity to investigate ways to build pathways that maximize the potential for students and deepens their connections and understanding.

Da'mon Andrews, East Georgia State College
Greg Heileman, University of Arizona
Michael Hester, University of West Georgia
Bonnie Jett, University of West Georgia

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2:00 - 4:00 pm

Supporting Pathways on Campus

Building on the morning discussion, this session provides more specific conversations on how to support improvements in courses, specifically through leveraging expertise on campus and implementing established experiential learning practices in courses and beyond.

Susan Hrach, Columbus State University
Josie Baudier, Georgia Highlands College
Joie Hain, Justin Mays, Lisa-Holland Davis, David Pena, Michelle Furlong and Joey Helton, Clayton State University
Naomi Norman, Lindsey Harding Maria Navarro, and Paul Matthews, University of Georgia
Lara Smith-Sitton, Kennesaw State University

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Wednesday, February 23 10:00 am - noon

Engaging with Mindset

Evidence from the USG Getting to Know Our Students survey provides some valuable insights into the motivational context for students as they enter college. This session focuses on the “what next” with conversations from institutions about applying mindset lessons to help students get a strong start, authentically connect, and get back on track should they stumble.

Coronda Ziegler, Colorado State University
Anne Pharr and Geoff Fogleman, Pellissippi State Community College
Jessica Rabb, Nashville State Community College
Melissa Young, Columbus State University
Kelly Koch, Columbus State University
Ervin Anderson, Georgia Southwestern State University

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2:00 - 4:00 pm

Townhall on Academic Mindset

This session provides an opportunity to share Mindset focused practices on campuses with your peers. The townhall will also provide an opportunity to hear from the System Office on where we see mindset efforts moving in the coming years and to provide your input on shaping that direction. Structured as an open discussion, please come ready to share, engage, and inquire about student academic mindset.

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Thursday, February 24 10:00 am - noon

Identifying Opportunities and Closing Gaps

Using data to understand and address challenges students face in completing their degrees is foundational to the Momentum Approach, but it can be intimidating (or confusing) to many faculty and staff. This session provides an opportunity to hear how this practice can be put into place to close achievement gaps, identify opportunities, and understand how to evaluate your success work for new arrivals to the data worlds as well as long-time residents.

Tim Renick, Georgia State University
Vince Miller and Rob Freidhoff, Valdosta State University
Leslie Hodges, University System of Georgia

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2:00 - 4:00 pm

Understanding Your Students and Your Current Work

Engaging student voice and understanding how your campus connects (or doesn’t) with your students has always been critical to supporting student success. Knowing student’s experiences and expectations, and using what you gather to shape offerings, programs and opportunities on campus have become more complicated since the Pandemic. This session will offer some insight into methods for gathering this intelligence, a place to engage in what we are learning about the students we are serving now, as well as how to put this information into practice.

Michael Rothlisberger, Kennesaw State University
Sean Baser, University System of Georgia
Bernard McCary, Georgia State University

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Friday, February 25 10:00 am - noon

Putting Purpose First

Purpose is a powerful driver for student success, especially as they students encounter difficulty inside and outside of their courses.  Student arrive at college with a wide range of motivations as well as varying degrees of knowing their reasons for pursuing a degree. This session engages with a range of approaches to infusing purpose into the college experience and across the campus.

Dustin Anderson, Georgia Southern University
Jennifer Leavey, Georgia Institute of Technology
Judy Orton Grissett, Georgia Southwestern State University

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Friday, February 25

2:00 - 4:00 pm

What is Student Success and Next Steps for Momentum

Our final conversation in the Summit will take a step back and invite participants to get ready for the planning week by reflecting on what student success means, and what the next steps for Momentum should be. This session will rely on structured small group conversations with check ins, so expect to be engaged, and engage, with your colleagues from across the state in this critical conversation.

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