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alert ATTENTION: Campus closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

May 2011 Summit

The May 2011 Regional Summit on College Access and Student Attainment brought together education officials from high school and college to discuss college access, college readiness and degree completion for Central Ohio students.

Summit Report

Summit Presentation with Polling Results

May 2011 Agenda

8:00 a.m.

Registration and Networking



Dr. David T. Harrison, President - Columbus State Community College

The Business of the Day

Don Upton, President, Fairfield Index, Inc.

Question of the Day

How Do We Optimize our Resources and Work as a Region for College Access and Degree Attainment?


Demographics of the Room and Community

What Do We Know?
Jon Tafel, Executive Director, Central Ohio College and Career Success Network;  Darrell Glenn, Director of Data Management and Analysis, Ohio Board of Regents; and Dr. Harrison

Context on College Access and Achievement in the Region


Trends and Breakthroughs

 Experts Provide Information on Regional Collaboration in Other Markets

  • Participant Discussion Moderated by Don Upton
    • Dr. Adrienne O'Neill, President, Stark Education Partnership,Inc.
    • Dr. David Harrison - on the Central Florida Higher Education Consortium

Optimizing Resources Already in Our Toolkit

Five Experts Elaborate on Regional Readiness to Take Next Steps Re: Data Systems, Articulation Expertise, Existing Projects, etc.

Participant Discussion  

  • College and Career Success Network - Bart Anderson, Superintendent, Educational Service Center of Central Ohio;  Steve Dackin, Superintendent, Reynoldsburg City Schools
  • Higher Education Partnership - Dr. Gene Harris, Superintendent/CEO, Columbus City Schools
  • Preferred Pathway® - Dr. Dolan Evanovich, Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Planning, The Ohio State University; Dr. David Harrison
  • Dr. Wade Lucas, Superintendent, Olentangy Local Schools
  • Dr. Rock Jones, President, Ohio Wesleyan University

POLLING ROUND 2: What are the Likely Benefits?


Answering the Question

  • Participant Discussion

Small Group Discussions

  • Aspirations
  • First Steps
  • Need to Know/Data Requests
  • Other Ongoing Programs/Initiatives

Aspirations and First Steps

  • Participant Sharing/Discussion


Three or Four Leaders - K-12/CSCC/University Respond to Shared Aspirations and First Steps


POLLING ROUND 3: Testing Consensus Items

Did We Answer the Question?

11:45 a.m.

Next Steps - Data Requests - Action Items