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The Driving toward a Degree Symposium

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Driving toward a Degree is a research and action collaboration for higher education institutions working to improve student success through advising and student support. Key partners in the initiative include NACADA, with contributions from Achieving the Dream (ATD), Community College Research Center (CCRC), National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and other national associations.

Tyton Partners and RSM invite you to join with leaders from over 40 higher education institutions who share a common interest in reimagining how faculty and staff support students as they pursue their degrees on Tuesday, October 3rd in Boston for the Driving toward a Degree Symposium.

Key benefits of attending the Symposium include:

  • Insights into Best Practices in Advising Redesign. Learn how similar institutions have identified and implemented solutions to cultivate more integrated approaches to student support services. See how your institution's student success initiatives compare.
  • Engaging Keynote and Panel Discussions. Chris Gabrielli, CEO Empower Schools and Chairman, MA Board of Higher Education, Amelia Manning, Executive Vice President, College of Online and Continuing Education at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), and Jim Baldwin, President, Excelsior College will cover a range of topics related to advising and student success including leadership, policy, practice, and technology.
  • Networking Opportunities. Connect with your regional colleagues and share lessons learned from student success initiatives across an afternoon and early evening along the Boston waterfront.

Agenda:

1:00 Driving toward a Degree Introduction and Research Insights Adam Newman, Founder & Managing Partner, Tyton Partners and Gates Bryant, Partner, Tyton Partners

2:00 What advising structure is right for your institution?

2:45 Networking

3:15 Evolving Role and Practice of Academic Advising

4:00 Leadership and Policy for College Readiness and Success Chris Gabrielli, Chairman of MA Board of Higher Education and CEO, Empower Schools, Amelia Manning, Executive Vice President, College of Online and Continuing Education at Southern New Hampshire University, and Jim Baldwin, President, Excelsior College

4:45 Keynote: Perspectives on Student Success based on learnings from SNHU Online’s Advising Model Amelia Manning. Executive Vice President, College of Online and Continuing Education at Southern New Hampshire University

5:15 Closing Remarks Adam Newman, Founder & Managing Partner, Tyton Partners and Gates Bryant, Partner, Tyton Partners

5:30 Happy Hour and Appetizers featuring local Boston cuisine



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Where is the event?
80 City Square
Boston, MA 02129

Who will be in the audience?
Presidents, Provosts, Academic Affairs & Enrollment Management leaders, and other senior administrators

What is Driving Toward a Degree?
Driving Toward a Degree, developed by Tyton Partners in partnership with several organizations including NACADA, Achieving the Dream, and the Community College Research Center, is a data-driven resource for colleges and universities to:
  1. Establish a baseline for the rate of adoption of planning and advising technology
  2. Use the Advising Reform Roadmap to identify and assess the most likely roadblocks that prevent an integrated system for student success

Who is Tyton Partners?
Tyton Partners is a leading consulting firm focused exclusively on the education sector. Tyton Partners works with postsecondary institutions that find themselves facing an accelerating number of challenges and opportunities relative to their current charter and mission. Notable areas in which we work include: strategic planning; growth and diversification strategies; student success initiatives; and innovations in teaching and learning.

Who is RSM?
RSM is the fifth largest U.S. provider of accounting, tax and business consulting services with 7,000 professionals and associates in 80 offices. RSM supports a practice dedicated to serving higher education with a client base of more than 150 colleges and universities nationwide. In addition to performing financial statement audits and student financial aid compliance audits, RSM co-develops specialized solutions in areas such as financial projections, board training, tax compliance, alternative investments and endowment valuation.


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