Join the experience.
Hundreds of institutional leaders, faculty, student success specialists, teaching and learning technology and institutional research professionals will join us at the JNGI 2018 Gateway Course Experience Conference to create and/or improve support for students in gateway courses.
WHAT AND WHO
The Gateway Course Experience Conference is all about connecting and learning.
As a participant, you will:
- Engage in cross functional discussions about excellence in teaching, faculty development, and curriculum redesign
- Discover the latest promising practices
- Explore early warning systems, analytics, academic help labs, and other tools and/or approaches
- Discuss pre-enrollment placement and preparation strategies
- Develop further understanding of the body of knowledge about gateway courses and completion
Who should attend?
- Institutional leaders interested in learning more about the role of gateway courses in student success and completion
- Faculty who teach, coordinate and/or develop curriculum for high enrollment courses and/or high risk gateway courses
- Student success staff actively involved with supporting student achievement in high enrollment and/or high risk gateway courses
- Information technology staff involved in the development and application of learner analytics to improve institutional and student performance in gateway courses
- Institutional research and/or institutional effectiveness staff interested in learning about the application of data to improve teaching and learning in gateway courses
REGISTRATION & CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Hotel Room Rate
Room Block Now Sold Out
Conference Fees & Special Offers
$595 before February 1st
$650 starting February 1st
$50 group discount
Free registration for Chief Academic Officer (no surrogates allowed) if four other registrants attend from one institution. (Redeem this offer when the four people have registered.)
Full time undergraduate student rate is $250.
$175 per workshop
There are three to choose from. 8am to 12pm, breakfast from 7:15 to 8am.
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Register today to start making a better tomorrow for your students.
SCHEDULE & SESSION LIST
Sunday, March 25th
Conference activities run from Noon to 6pm.
Monday, March 26th
Conference activities run from 7am to 5:45pm.
Tuesday, March 27th
Conference activities run from 7am to 12:15pm.
The full conference itinerary is available in PDF format.
FEATURED SPEAKERS & SESSIONS
AUTHORS’ PANEL: IMPROVING TEACHING, LEARNING, EQUITY, AND SUCCESS IN GATEWAY COURSES — A NEW DIRECTIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION SPECIAL EDITION
Betsy Barefoot, Senior Scholar, Gardner Institute
Isis Artze-Vega, Assistant Vice President for Teaching and Learning, Florida International University & Gardner Institute Fellow
Greg Heileman, Associate Provost for Student and Academic Life, University of Kentucky
Andrew Koch, President and Chief Operating Officer, Gardner Institute
Susannah McGowan, Teaching Fellow in the King’s Learning Institute at King’s College London and Gardner Institute Fellow
DEEP TEACHING: A CONCEPTUAL MODEL FOR INCLUSIVE TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Scott Evenbeck, President Guttman Community College
Bryan Dewsbury, Gardner Institute Fellow and Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Rhode Island
LESSONS LEARNED FROM G2C SCHOOLS
Sara Stein Koch, Gardner Institute Fellow and Senior Associate for Institutional Support
Bhavani Balasubramanian, Director of Freshman Chemistry, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Jody Craig Grammer, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Julie Howdeshell, Director of Quality Enhancement, University of Southern Mississippi
Randy Paape, Professor of Accounting and Faculty Program Chair, Lansing Community College
THE EMERGING LEARNING SYSTEM — CREATING INTENTIONAL CONNECTION BETWEEN GATEWAY COURSE REDESIGN AND OTHER SIGNIFICANT INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING INITIATIVES
Nicole McDonald, Strategy Officer, Lumina Foundation for Education
Lisa Nienkark, Professor of Reading, Lansing Community College
Michael Tew, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President of Academic Programming and Services, Eastern Michigan University
This year, we have three pre-conference workshops for you to choose from.
I. Reimagining Academic Advising to Support a Culture of Success
At many institutions, academic advising still supports a culture of scheduling/registration or a culture of compliance by the ways in which academic advising is organized, delivered, and defined for the campus community, including students.
As institutions begin to seriously analyze the issues involving student success on their campuses, including success in Gateway Courses impacting their student completion rate, it is essential that such institutions carefully analyze the academic advising experiences of students throughout their tenure at an institution.
In this preconference workshop, participants will learn the key connections between academic advising and student success/completion, the process and steps for conducting an analysis of academic advising at both the unit and institutional levels, and how to develop and implement an action plan for implementing changes in the academic advising experiences of students.
Participants are encouraged to bring to the workshop a brief summary of the present academic advising structures and organizational models at their institutions with the reasons for why these exist.
Charlie Nutt, Executive Director, NACADA
Participant Learning Outcomes
Participants will learn:
- The role that quality academic advising plays in improving student success
- The variety of approaches of academic advising delivery
- The role that data must play in analyzing what issues exist in regard to student success on a campus
- Methods for analyzing the academic advising experiences of students
- Methods of developing an action plan for implementation on their campus
II. Accelerated Learning Program/Co-Requisite Remediation
Since its start in 2007, the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP), a co-requisite acceleration model for developmental writing at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), has more than doubled the success rate in the gateway composition course for CCBC students and has been adopted by nearly 300 schools nationwide. This workshop will begin an overview of ALP at CCBC; attendees will then work collaboratively to discuss strategies and challenges for starting and scaling up ALP at their schools. This workshop will benefit those who are thinking about replicating ALP, as well as those who working to scale existing ALP initiatives.
Susan Gabriel, Director, Accelerated Learning Program and Associate Professor of English, Community College of Baltimore County
III. Transparent Instruction Promotes Equitable Opportunities for Student Success
Data from an AAC&U study of students’ Learning at seven Minority-Serving Institutions identifies transparent assignment design (involving faculty/student discussion about the relevant knowledge, skills to be practiced, required tasks, expected criteria and examples before students begin working) as a replicable teaching intervention that significantly enhances students’ success, with greater gains for historically underserved students [Winkelmes et al, Peer Review, Spring 2016]. Underserved students are the new incoming majority student population in US higher education, and transparent instruction shows great promise for increasing their confidence, sense of belonging, persistence and success. We’ll review the findings, share resources for working with faculty at your institution, and consider implementation strategies that can engage campus leaders and instructional faculty in using transparent instruction to combat inequity in college students’ opportunities to succeed.
Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Director of Instructional Development and Research and an Associate Graduate Faculty member in the Department of History at the University Nevada, Las Vegas
EXHIBITORS, SPONSORS & ENDORSERS
Exhibitors and Sponsors
We invite you to participate in the JNGI 2018 Gateway Course Experience Conference at the Westin Galleria Hotel, Houston, TX. This conference offers many opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors to connect with motivated and on-target prospects while also demonstrating support for higher education’s efforts to improve student success.
- Exhibitor with Concurrent Session
- Variety of Sponsorship with Concurrent Sessions
- Conference App Ads
This year's Exhibitor and Sponsor information is available in PDF format.