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Momentum Summit III Day 2 Agenda

The focus of Day 2 of the Momentum Summit is on investigating and exploring strategies consistent with the Momentum Approach framework that support students as they move beyond their first year or which extend beyond their academic journey to encompass the entire student experience on campus. Much as with Day 1, institutions will engage in breakout sessions to inform their deliberations during planning time.  Team planning time is provided to support institutions as they map out their work to develop a Momentum Approach to student success. Planning time will end with an opportunity for institutions to share preliminary plans with other institutions. 


Registration and Continental Breakfast


Opening Plenary
Athena E & F


Break and Transition


Breakout Sessions – Momentum Approaches to Student Success

Track / Room




Athena A & B

Deepening Curricular Experiences and Affirming Academic Purpose Through High Impact Practices

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are often cited as keys to student success and engagement, but institutions struggle at times with defining, developing, and fully implementing HIPs across the curriculum. This session will provide a brief overview of how the USG is working with institutions to identify essential criteria for high quality HIPs and feature discrete case studies on how HIPs are implemented, evaluated, and contribute to promoting equitable outcomes for students.

Ryan Bronkema and David Newton, University of West Georgia
Marina Smitherman, Dalton State College
Jeff Galle and Tammy Rosner, University System of Georgia

Faculty Development and Engagement

Athena C & D

Supporting Faculty in Their Instructional Development

The session focuses on how Georgia College and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College have created strong commitments among faculty to improve their instructional practices. Both campuses will share key strategies and lessons learned from their efforts to effectively engage faculty in meaningful professional development that directly impacted the quality of their teaching.

Cynthia Alby, Georgia College and State University
Marcus Johnson, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Student Engagement

Athena G & H

Peer Mentoring and Social Belonging

This session provides insights into how to develop and support peer mentoring programs for your students. Peer mentoring programs at Augusta University and Georgia Southern University provide insights on their experiences in developing and supporting these critical activities.

Lorraine Evans and Katherine Sweeney, Augusta University
Maurice Nelson, Georgia Southern University

Sustaining Momentum

Athena I & J

Advising for Momentum

This session focuses on how Columbus State University and the University of North Georgia have developed advising curricula and training that supports student success and helps to ease the transition from professional to faculty advising. Their advising success builds on a framework that helps to shape the roles and expectations for individuals advising students at every stage of their academic experience

Melissa Young, Columbus State University
Terri Carrol, University of North Georgia

Change Management and Learning Organizations

Olympia 1 & 2

Perspectives on Change Management from Beyond Georgia

Institutions across the country are engaging in comprehensive institutional transformations focused on improving student outcomes. This session will explore the approaches being taken at other institutions and the strategies they are deploying to increase college completion rates and ensure equitable outcomes for all students.

Bruce Vandal, Bruce Vandal Consulting
Uri Treisman, Charles A.  Dana Center, University of Texas-Austin


Parthenon 1 & 2

Mindset Interventions and Engagement

With our partners at Motivate Lab, the USG is investigating the opportunity to scale interventions to develop productive academic mindsets among students. This session features a discussion of the current research on growth mindset in an online setting and will provide a preview of future directions and opportunities for intervention development and assessment.

Yoi Tibbetts, Motivate Lab, University of Virginia
Jon Sizemore, University System of Georgia


Athena E & F


Institutional Team Planning Time
Institutions should use this planning time to develop their plan for a specific application of the Momentum Approach framework beyond the Momentum Year.  Plans should be developed in the institutional Google Doc, using the results of their self-reflection, information gathered from the morning sessions and conversations with other institutions.  Some consultation opportunities will be available with identified outside resource people. Teams are assigned to tables in rooms in the Classic Center.

2:15 – 2:45

Institutional Reporting on Momentum Approach
At the conclusion of the Team Planning Time, Institutions are asked to provide a brief (5 minute) report out on their Momentum work as recorded in their template, with an opportunity for feedback and discussion among the smaller set of institutions in their planning rooms. 


Closing Remarks & Next Steps
Athena E & F