Past Institutes and Workshops
Past institute — Hosted September 11 - 13, 2014

Student Success Institute: Engaging Latino Students for Transfer and College Completion

NSSE The Center

The Center for Community College Student Engagement and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), in partnership with Excelencia in Education, will host the Student Success Institute: Engaging Latino Students for Transfer and College Completion for 24 pre-selected institutions, September 11-13, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency, situated along the famous Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Before registering for the Institute, please review all of the information on this page and the following links.



This 2 ½-day intensive, hands-on learning event for community college and university teams is part of a special Center initiative, Engaging Latino Students for Transfer and College Completion, funded by The Kresge Foundation and the Greater Texas Foundation. The overarching purpose of the Institute is to help participating institutions strengthen Latino student engagement, collaboration around the transfer process, and college completion of Latino/a students. Teams will interact with colleagues from the Center, NSSE, and Excelencia; nationally-recognized speakers; and resident faculty. This focus will result in the development of a short-term action plan to support these institutions’ continuing work toward accomplishment of a data-informed and evidence-based student success agenda.

Participant Resources:

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The initiative will cover various onsite expenses for each participant, including Institute registration, a two-night stay at the hotel, meeting materials, and some meals. The respective institution is responsible for arranging travel and covering travel expenses for each participant.

Hotel reservations for September 11 and 12 will be arranged by the Center via a rooming list for those who are registered. Confirmation numbers will be provided to each guest in early August 2014.

There is no action needed from registered participants to secure hotel rooms for those two nights.

However, for participants who wish to extend their stay, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio has set up a Passkey link (below) where reservations may be made for additional nights. The hotel is offering our participants a discounted conference rate of $179 for the nights of September 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, and 15—based on availability.

The hotel will keep this page active as long as there is availability (be sure to follow the posted instructions):

Please keep in mind that although the Center is taking care of everyone’s room nights on September 11 and 12, the hotel will still 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 regarding the hotel, please contact the Center at or 512-232-6458.

Please also see our transportation tips while making preparations for the Institute.

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This Institute is limited to community colleges and universities that have an existing participation agreement to collaborate with a partner institution as part of the initiative.

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

  • president/chancellor *college CEOs are strongly encouraged to attend*
  • chief academic officer
  • chief student services officer
  • lead institutional researcher or institutional effectiveness director
  • leader for transfer and articulation policies or campus diversity/equity initiatives

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

In order to enter registration, an institutional username and password is required.

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Center no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.

Registration is now closed.

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Pre-Institute Homework

In preparation for the meeting, teams are required to complete pre-Institute homework. The homework is designed to complement and further partnering institutions’ current student success initiatives. Assignment templates and due dates will be sent to Team Facilitators.

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Center for Community College Student Engagement
—a Service and Research 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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