Brown Bag Virtual Lunches

Amidst the stay-at-home virtual environment, we are hosting weekly Zoom calls for high school counselors and access advisers to connect with one another, learn updates, and share resources. Please click the links below to register for an upcoming Brown Bag or to access notes from a previous meeting. Brown Bag Zoom calls are Friday at Noon (unless otherwise noted). Details …

Connecting Students to High Demand Career Pathways: Final PDI of 2019-20

Our final Professional Development Institute workshop of the year focused on postsecondary opportunities that connect students to high demand career pathways. Our program included a walking tour of the new health sciences building at STLCC and site visits focused on careers in finance, IT and advanced manufacturing. Friday, February 21, 2020  St. Louis Community College-Forest Park Materials from the workshop: …

PDI Workshop on Parent/Family Engagement

A capacity crowd participated in our Professional Development Institute Workshop on Parent and Family Engagement! Thanks to all who attended. Friday, January 24, 2020 Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being Materials: AGENDA Parent and Family Engagement PDI Jan 2020 Social Media Dos and Don’ts – Jess Pupillo, Mehlville School District presentation Cultural Competency handout – Shenekia Weeks, EducationPlus presentation Observations in …

Advancing Racial Equity in Higher Education Institute

What if the outcomes in higher education were no longer predictable by race or socio-economic status? Over two days in November, 85 administrators and more than 50 students from over a dozen colleges and universities came together in St. Louis to delve into data, examine strategies and plan for greater equity in higher education. Facilitating the two-day Advancing Racial Equity …

Professional Development Institute: Financial Aid Advising for Student Success

Thank you to all who joined St. Louis Graduates, EducationPlus, MASFAP and counselor colleagues as we discussed effective ways to support students to make informed financial decisions in postsecondary planning. The workshop took place on September 13, 2019. Materials from the workshop: PDI Financial Aid 2019 Agenda Sample award ltr packet PDI Sept 13 Financial Aid PDI PPT FAFSAApp20-21 Now …

Supporting Student Success through Flexible Financial Aid Strategies

How colleges and universities are using emergency grants, completion grants, debt forgiveness and other flexible financial aid strategies to increase retention and completion for low-income students, first-generation students and students of color. We had a terrific discussion on August 7th at the University of Missouri-Columbia on how to strengthen financial aid so it better supports low-income students, first-generation students and …