Developing and Assessing a Summer Bridge Program to Support Student Success (EDUO76U)

Presented By: Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Tue, October 10, 2017
Event Description

Learn How to Develop A Summer Bridge Program to Serve Your Students’ Needs

Summer bridge programs are a common approach to plugging the leaks in the college pipeline, but in order to measure their impact on student success, clear program goals, student learning outcomes, and assessment measures must be in place. This session by expert speaker Paz Maya Oliverez will provide you with guidance on how to develop a summer bridge program to serve your students’ needs, as well as assessment strategies for summer bridge programs to leverage program outcomes data to support student success.

Effective summer bridge programs infuse various elements to ensure that students make a real connection to the campus. To make sure the program model and components you have chosen are appropriate for achieving your program goals, multiple considerations must be made. For example, you must consider target group, timing, duration, program content, program capacity, and much more. This session will provide practical strategies for developing and implementing all these elements into a successful summer bridge program tailored to the needs of your students and campus. In addition, you will learn how to develop student learning outcomes and assessment measures to demonstrate program impact.

After attending this session, you will be better able to identify the appropriate model for a summer bridge program that supports the needs of your students. You will learn how to apply a holistic approach to implementing summer bridge that not only uses academic advisers and peer mentors, but also includes career exploration, study skills workshops and a host of other high-impact practices. Summer bridge programs like the one Paz Maya will describe here can supplement existing programmatic and institutional efforts to support student success, while demonstrating the impact of co-curricular efforts through the implementation of sound assessment measures.

Session Highlights

You will:

  • Gain a better understanding of important considerations to make when designing a new summer bridge program or enhancing an existing one
  • Learn about multiple possible models for summer bridge programs to target different student populations
  • Identify several possible program components to include in your own summer bridge program
  • Learn how to empower students by providing the appropriate summer bridge programming to suit their needs and set them up for success in college
  • Learn about multiple strategies for measuring the impact and effectiveness of summer bridge programs
  • Learn how to empower others on your campus to engage in the important work of assessment
  • Determine which assessment strategies and measures are appropriate for the campus and summer bridge program
  • Acquire knowledge and skills to build institutional capacity through the development of a culture of inquiry and evidence

Who Should Attend

  • Deans of students at 2-year institutions & 4-year institutions
  • Associate vice presidents of student success
  • Associate vice presidents of student life
  • Associate vice president of student services
  • Associate vice president of student affairs
  • Advisers
  • Counselors
  • Career services and career counselors
  • Recruiters
  • Residence life staff
  • Retention specialists
  • Student life personnel
  • Cultural center staff
  • Resource center staff
  • Campus staff, including:
    • Human resources
    • Research programs
    • Service learning/internships
    • Developmental education
    • Diversity
    • First year experience
    • Learning centers
    • Tutoring

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez
Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez is currently Interim Associate Vice President of Student Success at CSU Dominguez Hills, where she administers EOP, Summer Bridge, the Dominguez Hills First-Year Experience, the Career Center, & Supplemental Instruction. Dr. Oliverez is also currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Mast... More info


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