Past Institutes and Workshops
Past institute — November 2 - 4, 2017

2017 Student Success Institute
Intersecting Pathways with Engagement

The Center for Community College Student Engagement will host the 2017 Student Success Institute November 2-4, 2017, at the Austin Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. Participants will take advantage of expert guidance by the Institute's Resident Faculty to explore how their CCSSE and/or SENSE data intersect with the guided pathways model in order to better understand student experiences and college completion.

Please take a moment to review the information on this page before continuing on to Institute Registration.



The Institute is a 2½-day intensive, hands-on learning summit that provides cross-functional leadership teams from colleges an immersive opportunity to analyze their survey data and make plans for meaningful progress. Throughout the Institute, teams will engage extensively with Center staff, Resident Faculty, and nationally recognized presenters. This focus will result in each team developing a customized short-term action plan, which will include actionable "next steps" to support their ongoing work toward implementation of a data-informed and evidence-based student success agenda.

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The regular $7,500 team price (for 3-5 people) covers the following:

  • Institute registration fees
  • Two nights (November 2 and 3) in individual rooms for each participant at the Austin Renaissance Hotel
  • Two breakfasts, one lunch, one reception with hors d'oeuvres, and several beverage and refreshment breaks throughout
  • Dedicated, interactive consultation with Resident Faculty members
  • On-site data facilitator to answer questions about reporting and survey results
  • Team-strategy and action-planning sessions
  • Presentation sessions featuring leaders from the field
  • All meeting materials

Depending on space availability, a college may request to add team members above the five-per-college limit for an additional $1,500 per participant.

In order to secure the team's spot at the Institute, a Participation Agreement Form, signed by the college president, must be received by the Center. Please note that team members do not need to be selected at this point.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy

Team members should be selected no later than September 1, 2017. After this date, unclaimed spots on teams with at least three but fewer than five participants may be released to waitlisted members of other college teams.

Participant cancellations or substitutions must be made with the Center in writing.

Because the Institute is an invitation-only event and spots are limited, the following cancellation policy for teams has been established:

Written notice received: Refund:
By Friday, May 26 75% of total fees
By Friday, July 7 50% of total fees
After Friday, August 18 No refund available

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As outlined in the Pricing section above, the Center will use the team price paid by the college to cover various on-site expenses for each participant, including Institute registration, a two-night stay at the hotel, meeting materials, and several meals and catered breaks. The college is responsible for arranging and covering travel for each participant.

Hotel reservations for November 2 and 3 will be arranged by the Center for those who are registered for the Institute. There is no action needed from registered participants to secure hotel rooms for those two nights.

Please keep in mind that the hotel will require a major credit card from each guest upon check-in. Individual participants are responsible for any incidental costs, as well as for lodging on additional nights.

If you have questions or need to update an existing registration, please contact the Center at>.

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Space at the Institute is limited. Registrations will be accepted based on certain eligibility requirements and then on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Each participating college is invited to send one team of up to five (a minimum of three) people to the Institute. The recommended composition for teams follows:

  • president or chancellor — college CEOs are strongly encouraged to attend
  • chief academic officer
  • chief student services officer
  • institutional effectiveness director or lead institutional researcher
  • faculty leader

During registration, one person from each college team must be designated as the Team Facilitator. This person will serve as the primary Institute contact for their college and will be responsible for organizing their team's completion of advance work.

Please use your college's institutional username and password to access registration. If you do not know your college's username and/or password, please contact the Center at

Proceed to Institute Registration.

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Advance Homework

In preparation for the Institute, teams will complete advance homework, including a structured review of student cohort data, CCSSE and/or SENSE results, and the first part of the short-term action plan. The homework is designed to prepare a customized starting point for hands-on analysis and discussion at the Institute. Homework templates and due dates will be sent to Team Facilitators in spring 2017.

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Proceeds may be used in general support of the Program in Higher Education Leadership and the College of Education.

Center for Community College Student Engagement
—a Research and Service Initiative—
Program in Higher Education Leadership | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy  | College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin
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