Interactive Discussion Sessions
Location: Ascent Center, Rooms: XX, XX, XX)
- Dual Mission 101: Constructing A New Learner-Focused Model (Location: XX)
- Sara Gast, Deputy Executive Director of the Carnegie Classification Systems, American Council on Education [CONFIRMED]
- Dr. Cecilia Orphan, Associate Professor of Higher Education, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver [PENDING]
- Moderator: Kathryn Regjo, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Colorado Mountain College [PROPOSED]
Session Description: As the dual mission model gains momentum,
a common understanding and definition are still emerging about this cohort of institutions. What are the characteristics of a dual mission institution? What are students and geographic regions do they typically serve? What programs do they offer? How do they generally operate? Equally as important - what aren’t dual mission institutions? This interactive discussion will help to inform forthcoming research on defining dual mission institutions.
- What Do The Changes to the Carnegie Classification System Really Mean? (Location: XX)
- Mushtaq Gunja, Executive Director of the Carnegie Classification Systems and Senior Vice President, American Council on Education [CONFIRMED]
- Moderator: Mary Boyd, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs, Colorado Mountain College [PROPOSED]
Session Description: Following the plenary session, join the team from the American Council on Education for a more intimate conversation to explore the forthcoming changes to the Carnegie Classification System. This session will be hosted as a focus group discussion, with opportunities for input and questions.
- How Data Can Support Decision-Making at the Dual Mission Campus (Location: XX)
- Sarah Collins, Chief Strategy Officer, AdAstra [CONFIRMED]
- Kenyatta Johnson, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Albany State University [CONFIRMED]
- Stacey White, Regional Vice President, AdAstra [CONFIRMED]
- Moderator: Matt Gianneschi, Chief Operating Officer & Chief of Staff, Colorado Mountain College [CONFIRMED]
Session Description: While many higher education institutions have experienced enrollment challenges and increased equity gaps, disruption from the pandemic also created ample room to reimagine how higher education institutions operate and promote the success of all learners. The decisions that colleges make about their course schedules and pathways to credentials determine whether students are able to get the courses they need in the right sequence, at the time and in the format that works best for them. Scheduling is critical to completion. See how course scheduling has impacted student success at one dual mission institution – and has the potential to help other institutions change course toward promoting student success.