John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

On behalf of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and Purdue University, we want to thank all the plenary speakers, featured presenters, session presenters, the pre-conference facilitator, and attendees for making the inaugural Conference on Excellence in Gateway Course Completion successful.

Please find links to the presentations from the conference listed below by session number.

Exhibitor Sessions

1: Using an e-Portfolio to Enhance First-Year Learning – Hill, Parke

2: A Personalized Approach to Early Alert – Savage

3: Beyond Data: Delivering a Coordinated Approach to Student Success – Hayes
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4:  Gateways to Completion – Mobilizing Institutions to Improve Performance in High-Risk, Gateway Courses – Koch

Concurrent Sessions

5:  More than Just a Computer Lab:  Blending Course Redesigns and Tutoring Services in STEM Gateway Courses -Dosal and Maher

6:  ECHO and SAILS:  Community Colleges and High Schools Working Together – Squires

7: Students’ Perceptions of Meaningfulness in Gateway Courses – Evans

8: Using Learner Analytics to Scale Student Feedback in Gateway Courses – Bichy, Dillon, Neerchal

9: Do the Math:  Impacting Student Learning and Success – Wyrick, Hite

10: Pathway to Success:  Impact of a Summer Bridge Program on Student Achievement – West, Bokaer-Smith

11:  Stop Switch or Stay: Research into STEM Persistence at the University of New Mexico – Schroeder

12:  Does Inclusion in Gateway Programming Matter:  An Analysis of Course Retention and DFW Rates – Childress

13:  Developing Multi-Institutional Approaches to Course Redesign – Gutberlet, Spicer, Hearne

14:  Accelerating and Successful Completion of First-Semester College-Level Composition – Rife, Lucken

15:  Strategies for Success Curriculum Reform – Gleason, Dias, Tvrdy

17:  Course Redesign:  Deconstructing the Learning Experience – O’Brien, Weber, Bradley, Boules

18:  Strategic Analytics:  Institutionalizing the Student Success Agenda – Brown, Leggett

19:  General Psychology Course Re-Design:  Student Performance and Satisfaction – Ehlers, Wessell, Barnett

20:  Meaningful Mentoring:  Improving Gateway Course Redesign – Beyers, Jones, Toman, Hearne

21:  A Flipped Model for Teaching an Introductory Technology Course – Koch

23:  Using Peer Educators to make the Difference in Gateway Courses – Cole, Barnold

24:  Improving Student Success in Physiology – Henige

25:  Case Study in Course Redesign:  Principles of Management – Nickerson

26:  Using Analytics at the Program and Course Levels to Improve Gateway Course Completion – Kremer, Thedwall, Wendeln

27:  Implementing Analytics in the Colorado Community College System – Sherrill, Chatham, Rysavy

28:  Impact of Supplemental Instruction on Calculus and Introductory Level Biology Courses – Bonsangue, Woods

29:  Fostering Campus Engagement:  Attendance Tracking in Key First-Year Courses – Mandell, Haines

30:  Instructional Intervention in Gateway Mathematics for Education Majors – Noel-Elkins, Ambrose, Moore, McCombs

31:  Faculty Development in Acceleration Programs:  A Key Component for Gateway Course Completion – Gabriel, Schanker

32:  Using Online and Blended Academic Support to Enhance Gateway Courses – Dvorak

33:  Developing with the End in Mind:  Redesigning Curriculum for High Enrollment, High Risk Gateway Courses – Kovach

34:  Beliefs of College Algebra Instructors:  Implications for the Classroom – Morgan

35:  Preparing Students for Gateway Courses and Beyond!  Two Models for Eliminating Remediation – Boyle, Hurst

36:  Changing Campus Culture: The Positive Impact of Addressing DFWI Rates in Gateway Courses – Zimmerman, Yacobucci

37:  Student Satisfacation and Early Warning Systems:  Is the Warned Student a Happy Student? Pryor, Schneider, Romer, Martin, Klear

38:  Supplemental Instruction:  Enhancing Gateway and Prerequisite Courses through Peer-to-Peer Learning – Stone

39:  An Issue of Scale: Implementing Best Practices at Small Institutions – Nicholas

Featured Sessions

40. MOOCs, Analytics, and Badges — Technology and Its Implications for Gateway Courses – Little, Mehaffy, Moderator: Baer

  • Google doc used during the session to show the driving questions and record participant contributions

41. Transforming Remedial Education by Delivering It as a Co-Requisite with Gateway Courses – Evenbeck, Jones, Gabriel

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has provided support for this conference through the Building and Scaling Analytics Capacity project, and we could not be more thankful for their involvement in this long-needed convening.