DAY 1 Sunday, March 19, 2017
2–5 p.m.Strength, Integrity, and Transformation: Leadership in a 21st Century Context
Join this discussion-based workshop to examine your individual leadership styles, skills, and traits.Student Activism and the Educational Landscape: Defining Moments and Solutions
Education professionals are invited to join this interactive session to discuss issues related to social justice in our communities and student activism on campus and in K-12 settings.
DAY 2 Monday, March 20, 2017
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
10:15–11:30 a.m.Bachelor’s Degree to PhD: Ensuring Academic Persistence for Online Students
This presentation will review key onboarding strategies that will provide a pathway to academic persistence for online students.Beyond Test Day: How the SAT Supercharges Practice and Career Exploration
Learn how the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT can be more than just assessments—they power student opportunity with links to Khan Academy and Roadtrip Nation.Helping Black Families Navigate the Difficult Journey of College Admissions
Learn how to demystify the college admissions process at highly selective institutions.Lessons Learned from High-Achieving Black Male Students at HBCUs
This session will explore how traditional and nontraditional black male students are successful at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.Rekindling the Dream: Engaging Black Students in the Classroom
An interactive session supplying teachers with culturally relevant pedagogy to promote engagement and positive self-perception for black students.Responsive Teaching: Teaching the Whole Child to Ensure Achievement
The session will display responsive teaching methods that provide AP students with socioemotional and instructional support.SAT Suite Reporting Made Easy
This session is designed to help counselors access and use data from the SAT Suite of Assessments’ enhanced online reports.
10:15–11:30 a.m.Career-Ready Curriculum
Career-Ready curriculum will provide students a timeline for what they should be accomplishing during their academic career.Increasing New Student Day-One Readiness
This presentation will discuss how an institution achieved 70% of day-one readiness in its fall new student class.Minimizing Degree Completion Time
This presentation will discuss Jackson State University's strategies for minimizing degree completion time.
11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
1:45–3 p.m.Culturally Responsive Instructional Design: New and Renewed Approaches
Participants learn the methodology and process of designing a culturally responsive unit of study for an English language arts class.Endangered Species: Mentoring Men of Color into the Field of Education
This session explores university and P-12 community partnerships for the recruitment and retention of men of color in teaching.Federal Law, Diversity, and Inclusion Efforts: A Campus Perspective
The Supreme Court’s validation of race in admissions will be explored from student and administrator perspectives. Is real inclusion occurring?Opportunity Can’t Be Spelled Without YOU
Orange County Public Schools leaders are acting to ensure open access and equity for all students, especially students of color.Providing Equitable College and Financial Aid Advising for All
Learn about strategies implemented in Houston ISD that have increased college applications, acceptances, enrollment, and FAFSA completion.Road to Graduation: Postsecondary Culture in an Online Environment
GACHS, a virtual charter high school, uses students’ assessments and interests to increase college and career activities and graduation achievement.Transfer Pathways: California Community Colleges and HBCUs
A presentation on the statewide transfer agreements between the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and HBCUs.University of California–Umoja Diversity Pipeline Partnership
This panel will discuss the new partnership between the University of California and the Umoja Community of California Community Colleges.Using AP Data to Support Student Success in Higher Education
This session explores ways higher education professionals can use free AP data to support access for all.
1:45–3 p.m.The Dueling Sides of Dual Enrollment: Experience Versus Credit
Dual Enrollment courses began in high schools over a decade ago and have impacted almost 2 million high school students across the country.Using Assessment Data to Promote First-Year Student Success
This session is about using ACCUPLACER data to determine academic deficiencies and redesigning college-level classes to accommodate students with deficiencies.
3:15–4:30 p.m.Academic Movement: Tracing the Path from PSAT/NMSQT to AP to College Major
Patterns illustrating student movement from PSAT/NMSQT exam-taking, to AP participation, and ultimately college major selection will be presented.Addressing Culture and Equity with Faculty, Staff, and Students
This session is about addressing the need for cultural competency training in a school community by creating an equity task force.CANCELED - Reducing a School’s Discipline Disproportionality Through Cultural Change
This presentation will clarify the relationship between suspensions and academic disengagement, and share policy and strategic solutions.Closing the Gap in Advanced Placement Courses: Equity and Access
This session will discuss the process implemented by Glenbard East High School to increase the number of underrepresented students in AP.Grow Your STEM Students on a College Campus
The Calculus Project and Leadership Academy at Boston University prepares students to succeed at STEM and become leaders in their community.Intrusive and Appreciative Advising With African American Males
The presentation will explore and demonstrate the implementation of intrusive and appreciative advising with a group of African American males.Meeting the Achievement Needs of African American High School Boys
This session will focus on quality feedback, support in AP classes, and teacher-student relationships for African American boys in high school.Prepare for Placement: Impact of Placement Tests on New College Students
This session is about the redesigned next-generation ACCUPLACER placement tests and how placement tests affect college students.Up To and Through: Urban Prep’s Alumni Program
Using Urban Prep’s Alumni program as a model, we will discuss ways to address the dismal college persistence rates of African American males.
6:30–10 p.m.National Museum of African American History and Culture
Full conference attendees of A Dream Deferred & Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) conferences are invited to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
DAY 3 Tuesday, March 21, 2017
7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
8 a.m.–2 p.m.
9–10:15 a.m.African Americans in AP U.S. History: A Recruitment and Retention Program
This session details one school's program for increasing African American students' participation and success in AP.Building a Student Movement to Tackle the Opportunity Gap
Panelist will use Minority Scholars Program as a model to analyze the role of student voice in ensuring that achievement is not predictable by race.Computer Science for All and the Critical role of AP CSP
This session will explore the unique role of AP CSP in engaging and inspiring minorities and women to pursue CS and technical degrees and careers.Creating a Pathway for African American Girls into STEM
This session will describe how to create a pathway that encourages African American girls to major in STEM.Excellence is the Expectation, Not the Exception!
Explore a systemic approach used to create a culture of excellence for all students at a historic African American high school in Fort Worth, Texas.Improving Achievement in Mathematics for Minority Students
The Calculus Project places students on a trajectory for advanced-level mathematics courses beginning with algebra acceleration in middle school.School Counselors' Advocacy for African Male Immigrant Student Success
The session highlights the importance of school counselors serving as social justice advocates to champion for equity and access for African male immigrant students in K–12 schools.Serving Nontraditional Students: Using CLEP for Flexible Degree Paths
This session focuses on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and how nontraditional students can use CLEP to achieve their educational goals.Supporting Students Through Transitions and to College Completion
We present multi-institutional and cross-sector perspectives on college access and success for African American students.
9–10:15 a.m.Connection is Key: Establishing a Successful Alumni Recruitment Team
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions partnered with the Office of Alumni Relations with a vision to engage alumni and recruit new students.NCCU's High-Impact Practices that Effect Student Success and Retention
This presentation will discuss four high-impact practices and initiatives that effect student success at NCCU.
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.Case Studies: Data Interpretation with Chief Enrollment Officers
This session presents case studies in enrollment management designed to stimulate deep thinking and thoughtful decision-making.Using the SAT Dashboard and College Board Search to Reach Enrollment Goals
This presentation will focus on using free college board data to inform your student search plan.
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.A Continued Discussion of Student Activism and the Educational Landscape
Join this discussion session that is a continuation of the pre-conference workshop: Student Activism and the Educational Landscape: Defining Moments and SolutionsAfrican American Males and the Pipeline from High School to College
In this session, attendees will discuss enrollment, persistence, and graduation.Diversifying the STEM Pipeline Through Innovation
In this roundtable session, participants will discuss the impact of STEM\STEAM education in K-12.Helping Young Men of Color Thrive not Just Survive on Campus
Join the discussion regarding supporting men of color along their degree path.Keith Scott: Conversations We Need to Have in the Classroom
Join us for a conversation regarding prejudice and the assumptions made within one school.Mentoring Young Men of Color for College and Career Success
In this roundtable session, participants will discuss the role of mentoring in promoting college readiness, persistence, and completion among young men of color.Same Crime, Different Time: Inequitable Discipline Practices and Alternatives
In this roundtable session, participants will discuss the importance of examining discipline data at the school level and by subgroup.Student Voice, Agency, and Activation: A Convening on Student Engagement
During this roundtable discussion, participants will discuss the best practices for leveraging peer to peer influence in a school community.
1:15–2:15 p.m.Educating Innovators: Empowering Students to Own their Future
Join Zena Howard, one of the NMAAHC architects for a conversation regarding innovation and empowering our students to consider futures in design and architecture.