The 2018 Fall Corequisite Academy will take place on October 12 from 10 am to 4 pm at Gordon State College in Barnesville. The Academy will provide an opportunity for institutional teams to continue to learn from one another on the pedagogies, structure, supports, and practices that support excellence in corequisite Learning Support. The Academy will include general sessions in the morning and English and mathematics tracks in the afternoon to address subject-matter specific challenges.
The University System will convene the 2018 Advising Academy at the Atlanta Evergreen Conference Resort at Stone Mountain Park on September 20-21. This year’s Advising Academy will focus on supporting successful student transition to college, investigating the ways institutions serve a diverse group as they navigate the steps from application through the completion of their Momentum Year. This broader scope is intended to encourage a conversation about the numerous transition points students encounter and how to best manage them in order to support their success in the institution.
Building a productive academic mindset is a key component of the USG Momentum Year (www.completegeorgia.org/what-momentum-year). The Academic Mindset Summit is the focal event for our shared work in this area and will include presentations and discussions on a range of topics, including the results of the initial administration of the USG Getting to Know Our Students Survey, essential practices for mindset initiatives, and areas of opportunity for early work and engagement.
Following on last Fall’s two-day Learning Support Academy, the 2018 Spring Learning Support Academy, held at Clayton State University’s Student Activities Center on Friday, March 23, will continue the sharing of experiences and proven practices with corequisite remediation among faculty and staff across the system. Institutional teams are invited to come together to investigate the pedagogies, technology, academic support, advising, high impact practices and logistics of corequisite delivery. The Academy will include general sessions in the morning and English and mathematics tracks in the afternoon to address subject-matter specific challenges.
For several months, the Office of Academic Affairs and Policy has worked to convene faculty and staff from across all USG institutions to introduce the Momentum Year and initiate a statewide discussion about student success in the first academic year. From these initial conversations, the University System of Georgia will work with institution leadership during spring 2018 to implement strategies that support all incoming students to:
Make a purposeful program choice; develop a strong academic mindset; and attempt the first 30 hours of a clear pathway that include 9 credit hours in a focus area and an initial English and math
The Complete College Georgia Advising Academy is the first of a series of discussions with faculty and staff focusing on the connection of large-scale initiatives across the system to promote student success in the first academic year. The theme of the conference series is Momentum Year--a starting point that helps students find their path, get on that path, and build velocity in the direction of their goals as they begin their college career.
The Learning Support Academy is hosted by Complete College Georgia and is part of a series of discussions with faculty and staff focusing on the connection of large-scale initiatives across the system to promote student success. The theme of the conference series is "Momentum Year"--an effort to combine several proven elements of success during a student's first academic year to help them stay in school and graduate on time.
Beyond Financial Aid is a toolkit designed to help two- and four-year institutions close attainment gaps for low-income students. BFA expands the concept of “financial supports” for college beyond grants, scholarships and loans and describes six college-tested strategies for helping low-income students overcome the significant challenges created by limited resources. BFA features a self-assessment that college teams can use to analyze their service capacities and an interpretation guide to help map out their first steps toward strengthening these capacities.
The University System of Georgia is hosting Spring Corequisite Academies in two regional sites to facilitate broader faculty participation and reduce the distance teams will need to travel to participate. The Academies will differ slightly in their programming, but provide ample opportunities for interaction with peers and sharing of best practices, pedagogy, and successes. Participants are welcome to participate in either (or both) Academies, but total participation is capped at 75 for each, and you are encouraged to choose the location closest to you.
On January 28 and 29, the University System of Georgia hosted the Momentum Summit III at the Classic Center at the University of Georgia in Athens. The objective of the event is for institutional teams to reflect upon their experiences in implementing the Momentum principles in order to maintain and sustain successfully implemented strategies, determine areas in need of improvement, and identify strategies yet to be developed to ensure that the Momentum Year is a coherent experience for all students, and identify strategies consistent with the Momentum Approach framework that can support students as they move beyond their first year or which extend beyond their academic journey.
The 2019 Fall Corequisite Academy took take place on November 11 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Hatcher Professional Sciences Center on the Campus of Middle Georgia State University in Macon. The Academy provided an opportunity for institutional teams to continue to learn from one another on the pedagogies, structure, supports, and practices that support excellence in corequisite Learning Support. The Academy included general sessions in the morning and English and mathematics tracks in the afternoon to address subject-matter specific challenges.
This event was designed to support the work of faculty from Learning Support and gateway collegiate courses in mathematics and English, academic advisors and Learning Support staff.