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PRESENTATIONS

Staff and Senior Scholars at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education regularly present at conferences and meetings throughout the United States and the world. This section provides selected presentations from Institute staff in downloadable formats.



At the 26th Annual Conference of the Council for Opportunity in Education, The Pell Institute sponsored two strands, “Student Retention Strategies That Work” and “Research You Can Use.” All session titles are listed below, and include presenters’ Power Point presentations if available.

  • Student Retention Strategies That Work

    • Tools to Improve Campus-Wide Retention (.ppt)
      Derek Price, Director, DVP-Praxis, LTD
      Vincent Tinto, Professor, Syracuse University/Senior Scholar, The Pell Institute

    • Strategies for Improving Student Retention: A Problem-Solving Session (.ppt)
      Vincent Tinto, Professor, Syracuse University/Senior Scholar, The Pell Institute

    • Adapting the Learning Communities Model and Service-Learning to Student Support Services
      Rashne Jehangir, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
      Kate Williams, Director, NOVA/Student Support Services, Eastern Kentucky University

  • Research You Can Use

    • What Works for College Access in Middle School
      Jane Ageyman, Project Director, Talent Search/Upward Bound, Iowa State University
      Laura Gemery, Community Outreach Manager, The Sallie Mae Fund

    • How to Rev Up Math/Science Programming: Lessons Learned from Upward Bound Math/Science
      Kathryn Kailikole, Executive Director for STEM Program Development, Council for Opportunity in Education
      Lana Muraskin, Senior Scholar, The Pell Institute

    • Setting the Record Straight: How Trendy Approaches to College Access Might or Might Not Be Helping Low-Income Students (.ppt)
      Jennifer Lerner, Program Associate, American Youth Policy Forum



This September marked the 25th Annual Conference of the Council for Opportunity in Education. The Pell Institute sponsored a Research strand entitled “Making Research Work for You in Your Program.” In addition, the Pell Institute worked to put together several other panels during the conference. All session titles are listed below, and include presenters’ Power Point presentations if available.

  1. Straight from the Source: First-Generation Students Share What Works

    Presenters:

    • Adolfo Bermeo
      Snr Scholar, Pell Institute

    • Marilyn Dement
      North Harris Montgomery Community College District

    • James Spigner
      Richland College

  2. Opportunity Matters:
    Encouraging Publishing Research on TRIO


    Presenters:

    • Sonya Anderson
      Oprah Winfrey Foundation

    • Dina Maramba
      SUNY-Binghamton

  3. Males Wanted: Addressing the Gender Imbalance

    Presenters:

  4. College Affordability for Whom?

    Presenters:

From the Retentions Strand:

  1. Retention Begins with Admissions

    Presenters:

Other Presentations:

  1. Using State Data to Make A Case

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  2. Make A Casecabrera

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At COE's 24th Annual Conference held in Washington D.C., the Pell Institute sponsored a Research strand entitled “Using Research to Improve Program Practice.” The four sessions and the featured presenters are listed below, along with Power Point presentations.

1) Using Demographics to Better Position TRIO on Campus

Presenters:

 2) Opportunity in Higher Education: Going Where?

Presenters: 

  • Kenneth E. Redd
    Director of Research and Policy Analysis
    National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators ( NASFAA) “Financial Aid and Opportunity in Higher Education: Going Where?“(.ppt)

  • Thomas Mortenson
    Postsecondary OPPORTUNITY Senior Scholar
    The Pell Institute

  • Colleen O'Brien
    Director
    The Pell Institute

3) Retaining Students at Community Colleges: An Update on the Achieving the Dream Initiative

Presenters:

  • John Lee
    President
    JBL Associates

  • Kathleen Whitson
    Executive Dean
    Instructional Support & Outreach Services, Brookhaven College

  • Lana Muraskin
    Senior Scholar
    The Pell Institute

  • Derek Price
    President
    DVP-Praxis, LTD.

4) Using TRIO in your Dissertation

Presenters

  • Denise McDowell
    Dean, Enrollment Management
    Kansas City Kansas Community College

  • Jonathan McKenzie
    Chief Executive Officer
    The Family Centered Educational Agency.

At COE's 23rd Annual Conference held in September 2004, the Pell Institute sponsored a Research strand entitled “Using Research to Improve Program Practice.”  The four sessions and the featured presenters are listed below, along with Power Point presentations.

1. Coming Soon to a TRIO Program Near You: “Experimental Design?”

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2. Creating Meaningful Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in College Access Research

Presenters:

  • Myron L. Pope, Assistant Vice President of Student Services
    University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond OK

  • Zoe Corwin, Research Assistant Student Support Services
    Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis (CHEPA)
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

  • Kristan Venegas, Research Assistant
    Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis (CHEPA)
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Creating Meaningful Research-Practioner Partnerships in College Access Research (.ppt)

3. Presentation of the Status Report: Indicators of Opportunity in Higher Education

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4. Promoting Economic Diversity in America’s Elite Colleges

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