Designing, Developing & Assessing A Summer Bridge Program | 2-Part Workshop
Part I: Summer Bridge 101: A Step-by-Step Guide To Designing & Developing A Successful Program
This series will walk participants through the 3 essential stages of a successful summer bridge program: design, implementation & assessment.
As institutions endeavor to design and develop new summer bridge programs or enhance existing ones, various considerations must be made. Campus culture and capacity, at-risk student populations, timing, duration, location, curricular components, and scope of programs and services are just some of the matters that require attention when developing and implementing a summer bridge program. As such, the purpose of this webinar is to discuss the reasons for implementing a summer bridge program, describe various summer bridge program models for different target groups, identify possible program components, and determine the institutional capacity for program delivery.
Part II: Assessing Summer Bridge To Develop A Culture of Inquiry & Evidence To Support Student Success
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.
At the institution to be discussed in this webinar, a culture of inquiry and evidence has been developed to demonstrate with hard data that the programs offered, the processes implemented, and the services provided are effective and contribute significantly to the institution’s 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 important considerations to make when designing a new summer bridge program or enhancing an existing one
- Learn about multiple possible models for summer bridge programs to target different student populations
- Identify several possible program components to include in their summer bridge program
- Guide participants through a step-by-step process for designing and developing a summer bridge program
- Learn how to empower students by providing the appropriate summer bridge programming to suit their needs and set them up for success in college
- Gain a better understanding of how to develop a culture of inquiry and evidence on their campus that allows them 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 their campus to engage in the important work of assessment
- Determine which assessment strategies and measures are appropriate for their campus and summer bridge program
- Acquire knowledge and skills to build institutional capacity through the development of a culture of inquiry and evidence
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Student Services/Affairs
- Outreach & Recruitment Staff
- Advising & Counseling
- Retention Specialist
- First Year Experience Coordinators
- Diversity Directors/Specialists
- Learning Centers
- Tutoring Staff
"Summer Bridge programs are a common approach to plugging the leaks in the college pipeline. In order to ensure the program model and components you have chosen are appropriate for achieving your program goals, multiple considerations must be made. For example, target group, timing, duration, program content, program capacity, and much more. This session will provide practical strategies for developing and implementing a Summer Bridge program tailored to the needs of your students and campus.” ~ Part I
“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.” ~ Part II
Dr. Paz Maya Olivérez is currently 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. Olivérez 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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