Discussion Among Colleagues: Best Practices and Outcomes of Early College Programming at City University of New York (CUNY)
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Wellesley Hills, MA
The Department of Higher Education is pleased to announce that it will host a presentation on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MassBay College during which Eric Hofmann, University Director for Collaborative Programs, and Drew Allen, Director of Research and Evaluation for Collaborative Programs both of the City University of New York (CUNY) will provide an overview, participation data, and short and long-term outcomes of CUNY’s early college programs with the New York City public schools. These programs include dual enrollment at all 17 CUNY campuses, a dozen early college high schools, and a program in 62 high schools for twelfth graders who are likely to enroll in community colleges. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
Eric manages and oversees all aspects of College Now, the nation’s largest urban dual enrollment program and CUNY’s largest partnership with New York City’s public schools. In 2010-2011, College Now served 20,000 students from 390 high schools. Other CUNY Collaborative Programs include a federal Gear-Up program and middle grades initiative in 12 secondary schools, a cluster of CUNY campus-based high schools, and At Home in College, a college-transition program working with 1,800 high schools students and GED completers. Eric was on the planning team that designed the first-year program at CUNY’s New Community College. He is co-editor of a New Directions in Higher Education sourcebook on dual enrollment (Summer 2012).
Since joining CUNY in 2008, Drew has led and conducted a wide variety of research and program evaluation projects for the University’s college readiness programs in NYC public schools. Drew has presented qualitative and quantitative research about CUNY’s Collaborative Programs at national conferences, including the annual meetings of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) and the American Evaluation Association (AEA). He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Administration at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University with a focus on education policy and economic development.
Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program (CDEP) coordinators, program managers of other early college initiatives, institutional research directors, and others interested in early college initiatives and their outcomes should attend. Please register no later than Friday, March 30.
Shelley Tinkham, Ph.D.
Assistant Commissioner for Academic, K-16 and Veterans Policy
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston Massachusetts 02108