Back on Track Through College: A Framework for Postsecondary Preparation, Transition, and Support

Date: January 26, 2012
  • Lili Allen – Program Director, Jobs for the Future
  • Jean Thomases – Senior Consultant, Jobs for the Future
Resources: Back on Track Summary

Developing the Academic Behaviors & Contextual Skills Necessary for Success in College

Date: November 7, 2011
  • Melissa Fernandez – Program Coordinator, Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), CUNY
  • Laura Vural – Director of Education, Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc.
  • Lisa Cowan – Director, Homebase/Student Success Centers
  • Eric Neutuch – Coordinator, Strategic College Initiatives, Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center
  • Gwendolen Hardwick – Artistic and Education Director, Creative Arts Team, CUNY
Resources: Forum Agenda ASAP Counselor letter Overview of Academic Case Management at the Harlem Children’s Zone Syllabus for MEOC’s “College Knowledge Workshop” Overview of the CUNY Creative Arts Team

Improving Developmental Education

Date: September 22, 2011
  • Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow – Research Associate in the area of Young Adults and Postsecondary Education, MDRC
  • Karrin Wilks, University Dean for Undergraduate Studies, CUNY

Supporting Student Transition: CBO and College Partnerships that Work

Date: June 22, 2011
  • Vivian Vázquez: Director, Young Adult Initiatives, Youth Development Institute
  • Bonne August: Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, CUNY’s New York City College of Technology
  • Andrea Soonachan: Director of College Success Programs, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
  • Bonnie Genevich: Division Director, Good Shepherd Services
Resources: Forum Agenda and Handouts

The Implications of the Common Core State Standards for Higher Education and the GED 21st Century Initiative

Date: April 28, 2011
  • Jacqueline King: Assistant Vice President and Policy Research Advisor, American Council on Education