Assessing Summer Bridge: Developing A Culture Of Evidence To Support Student Success

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A growing number of colleges and universities in the United States offer Summer Bridge programs for their incoming students. While these programs consist of many components, are implemented in a variety of ways and target various student populations, the most common type of Summer Bridge program aims to serve historically underrepresented students and students of low socioeconomic status. The primary goal of these programs is to promote college retention and improve college completion rates by providing students with the academic and social tools needed to succeed in college before beginning their undergraduate studies (Garcia & Paz, 2009). While some Summer Bridge programs target all students at an institution, others target specific underserved student groups or students enrolling in particular disciplines (Taylor, 2010). Regardless of the components included or the populations targeted, implementation of a variety of assessment measures will help institutions determine the short and long-term impact of their Summer Bridge programs.

In this webinar, the presenter will discuss how a culture of evidence has been developed to demonstrate with hard data that the programs offered, the processes implemented, and the services provided are useful and contribute significantly to the institutions ability to achieve its goals and fulfill its mission. As such, the purpose of this session is to share strategies and measures for assessing student attrition, retention, program effectiveness, learning, and satisfaction. Participants will also hear about how student outcomes, learning, and satisfaction data has been leveraged to support the acquisition of critical monetary and human resources and ultimately, program expansion.

  • Gain a better understanding of how to develop a culture of evidence on your campus that allows you to leverage summer bridge program data to support student success
  • Learn about multiple strategies for measuring the impact and effectiveness of summer bridge programs
  • Learn how to empower others on your campus to engage in the important work of assessment
  • Determine which assessment strategies and measures are appropriate for your campus and summer bridge program
  • Acquire knowledge and skills to build institutional capacity through the development of a culture of evidence
  • 2-year & 4-year institutions
  • Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Outreach & Recruitment Staff
  • Advising & Counseling
  • Retention Specialist
  • TRIO Staff
  • First Year Experience Coordinators
  • Diversity Directors/Specialists
"Summer bridge programs are a common approach to plugging the leaks in the college pipeline, but in order to measure their impact on student success, robust assessment measures must be in place. This session will provide participants with assessment strategies for summer bridge programs to leverage program outcomes data to support student success."

Dr. Paz Maya Olivrez is currently Interim Associate Vice President of Student Success at CSU Dominguez Hills, where she administers EOP, Summer Bridge, the Dominguez Hills First-Year Experience, the Career Center, & Supplemental Instruction. She also leads division-wide assessment initiatives through the Assessment & Research Collaborative and sits on numerous campus-wide committees focused on student leadership development, enrollment management, and strategic planning. Dr. Olivrez has spent the last 16 years working with underrepresented students, including undocumented students and is passionate about ensuring that all students have access to quality K-12 education and the preparation, guidance, and support to successfully pursue their college and career aspirations. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in Counseling from CSU Long Beach, and a B.A. in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz.

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Is there a recording available? And how long is the recording good for?

Approximately one week after the conclusion of the live webinar, participants will receive a link to the recording which can be forwarded to all faculty and staff for viewing anytime, anywhere. The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the date of the live event.

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How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?

1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.

Package Pricing

  • 2 Trainings - $645 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 3 Trainings - $900 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 6 Trainings - $1500 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
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What is your cancellation policy?

Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.

  • 30 days prior: Full refund
  • 14 days prior: $100 processing fee
  • Fewer than 14 days: Credit toward another IE event. Please note that registration for the live webinar includes access to the recording which you can share, as it is a campus access license. We email the recording the Monday following the live event. For questions, please email us or call 303.955.0415.
What are the benefits of online training?

Cost-Effective: No travel required. Online Training is an innovative way to provide your entire faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price! The more you train the more you save, as the registration fee is per institution, not per person.

Easy: You will receive a detailed list of instructions via email. If you run into any problems, we're always here to help.

Practical: Our training sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing educators today. Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training, and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their institutions.

Top-Notch Presenters: Our presenters are subject matter experts and recognized in their field.

Value Added: When you purchase an online training, you also receive a campus-wide access license to the recording for one year. Faculty and staff can access it as often as they like from any location.

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How can we use these trainings?

Flexible Training:

  • Live: Promote and attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following.
  • Hybrid: Distribute the recording to all faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
  • On-Demand: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.

Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.

Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.

New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.

Implementation and Follow-Up: Use the guide and evaluation materials provided by Innovative Educators to plan, implement, and track your progress.