September 24, 2018  ·  Dr. Michael I. Schafer Theater, Mohawk Valley Community College
"Re-imagining and Redesigning Student Support within a Guided Pathways Framework" with Dr. Melinda Karp
SUNY-wide keynote address
September 24, 2018  ·  Dr. Michael I. Schafer Theater, Mohawk Valley Community College
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)

Student services and support expert Melinda Karp makes the case for redesigning advising and student on-boarding as part of guided pathways reforms.

This session is intentionally designed for all SUNY college stakeholders (faculty, staff, administrators, partners, etc.).

Session Objectives

  • Reinforce the case for pathways reforms and the central emphasis on achieving equity
  • Help colleges better enable students to explore career and college options, choose and successfully enter a pathway suited to their interests and aptitudes, and complete their pathway as effectively and efficiently as possible through redesigning advising and student on-boarding

Dr. Melinda Karp

Founder and Principal, Phase Two Advisory


Melinda Karp, Ph.D., is the founder of Phase Two Advisory. Phase Two works with colleges, nonprofits, and foundations to design and implement evidence-based approaches to improving student success in college. Prior to founding Phase Two, Dr. Karp spent 17 years at the Community College Research Center (CCRC), Teachers College, Columbia University, most recently as assistant director. In that role, she oversaw internal capacity building and strategic planning, as well as a research portfolio focused on advising, student services, dual enrollment, and institutional reform.

Dr. Karp is a nationally recognized expert on smoothing students’ transitions into college and supporting them once there. She was a key architect of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s iPASS grant portfolio. She regularly writes, speaks, and comments on higher education reform at professional meetings, in the media, and through academic writing.

Dr. Karp holds a B.S. in human development and family studies from Cornell University; an M.A. in sociology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a Ph.D. in sociology and education from Columbia University.

Speakers
LOCATION
Dr. Michael I. Schafer Theater, Mohawk Valley Community College, Dr. Michael I. Schafer Theater 1101 Sherman Drive, Information Technology Building [IT], Utica, NY 13501
Location: Dr. Michael I. Schafer Theater, Mohawk Valley Community College, Dr. Michael I. Schafer Theater 1101 Sherman Drive, Information Technology Building [IT], Utica, NY 13501