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Community Recovery and Institutional Transformation

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

2020 Gateway Peer Learning Virtual Conference: Program Recognition


Plenary Session: Community Recovery and Institutional Transformation

Karen Stout, President; Achieving the Dream
Gateway to College Student Panel

1:15pm – 2:30pm

Deep Dive sessions will begin with a 20-30 minute presentation by a subject-matter expert and then we will transition to breakout rooms with facilitated small group discussions
A) Getting Relationships Right

Kent Pekel, Executive Director; Search Institute

Kent’s expertise is in building “developmental relationships” with youth. Small group discussion will include examination of tools the Search Institute has developed for building strong developmental relationships and adaptive strategies for doing this crucial work remotely in the context of COVID19.
B) Re-imagining Outreach in the Wake of COVID19 with a Focus on Race and Underrepresented Populations

Shasta Buchanan, Vice President of Student Affairs; Austin Community College
2:45 – 3:45 pm

Deep Dive Sessions

A) Optimizing Engagement in Online and Hybrid Instruction

Jon Iuzzini, Director of Teaching & Learning; Achieving the Dream
B) Pursuing an Equity Agenda Through Community Impact

Francesca Carpenter, Director of Equity Initiatives; Achieving the Dream

4:00pm – 5:00pm 

Concurrent Sessions

  • College-Based Blended Learning Success Stories
  • Institutional Leadership & Program Success
  • Budgeting to Expand K-12 Partnerships
  • Engaging Students: Relationships, Retention, and Rolling to Goals
  • Communicating with Your Stakeholders
5:10 – 6:00 pm Virtual Reception & Happy Hour


July 28
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:


Achieving the Dream