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Meetings and Events

Building a Better (Academic Program) Map

January 2017
Gordon State College

Most academic programs in the USG have sequences of courses that convert to program maps.  These tools are essential to help students navigate programs of study and succeed.  Program maps provide concrete guidance for students to help them take the right courses at the right time, to stay on track to completion, and when coupled with appropriate milestones, to know what other steps they need to take to be ready to finish on time. They help to make program requirements and course sequences transparent to students, leading to a decrease in unnecessary credits and increased persistence and graduation.  Furthermore, they are useful tools for increasing the efficiency of advising systems by providing frameworks for students’ progress through a program of study.

This workshop outlined practical tips on building program maps with constrained choices and appropriate milestones with ample time for experimentation, discussion and collaboration. 

CCG Collaborative Capacity Grant Symposium

This project proposes to develop a customized publication of resources and services that can strengthen support for first-year low-income students to address their needs beyond financial aid. Please join us on November 3 as we solidify resources within our region to increase retention and completion rates for students who are in dire need of our help. The University System of Georgia and The Lumina Foundation will offer insights to ensure academic success for low-income students in your service area and throughout the state of Georgia.

Recommended Audience: First-Year Coordinators, Advisors,  Academic Affairs, Financial Aid Counselors, Student Affairs, Institutional Research, Student Success Coaches, and Retention Coordinators.

CCG Collaborative Capacity Grant Symposium

This professional development opportunity on October 20th will explore best practices to support core learning outcomes for academic advising.  Sessions will convey a consistent message to increase student retention and persistence system-wide while providing a fundamental framework in which institutions can build upon to best serve their unique student populations. Attendees will have the opportunity to leave sessions with a foundation to develop meaningful assessment plans to make data driving improvements to academic advising.