Past Institutes and Workshops
Past institute — Hosted November 3 - 5, 2013

The Kresge Foundation Student Success Institute

The Center for Community College Student Engagement will host The Kresge Foundation Student Success Institute: Men of Color in Community Colleges November 3-5, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency, situated along the famous Riverwalk, in San Antonio, Texas. Before logging into registration for the Institute, please review all of the information on this page.



This 2 ½-day intensive, hands-on learning event for college teams is part of the Center’s Initiative on Men of Color, funded by The Kresge Foundation. The overarching purpose of the Institute is to engage college leadership in an in-depth review of student cohort data and Center survey data and discussion of institutional policies and practices that improve outcomes for African American males and Latinos. Teams will interact with colleagues from the Center, nationally-recognized speakers, and resident faculty. This focus will result in the development of a short-term action plan to support colleges’ continuing work toward accomplishment of a data-informed and evidence-based student success agenda.

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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 college is responsible for arranging travel and covering travel expenses for each participant.

Hotel reservations for November 3 and 4 will be arranged by the Center via a rooming list for those who are registered. There is no action needed from registered participants to secure hotel rooms for those two nights.

However, if you wish to extend your stay, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio has set up a Passkey link (below) where you can make your own reservations for additional nights. The hotel is offering our participants a discounted conference rate of $150 for the nights of October 31; November 1 and 2; and November 5, 6, and 7—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 November 3 and 4, 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 Amina Benchouia at or 512-232-3736.

Please also see our transportation tips as you make preparations for the Institute.

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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 people (minimum of three people) to the Institute. The recommended composition for teams follows:

  • president *college CEOs are strongly encouraged to attend*
  • chief academic officer
  • chief student services officer
  • lead institutional researcher or institutional effectiveness director
  • leader of diversity initiatives

At the time of registration, one person from each college 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.

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 colleges’ 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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