Leadership Institute

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Odessa College Leadership Institute

When: April 11-13, 2018
Where: Odessa College - Odessa, Texas
Cost: For the first institute only, registration is $5,000 per team (Future sessions to cost $10,000 per teamRegister now and save 50%! Limited to 6 colleges (up to 6 people per team). Recommended for Senior/Cabinet level personnel - to include instruction, student services, institutional effectiveness, and/or research personnel. Highly recommended that college presidents' attend.

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Aspen Prize Rising Star - Odessa College


This year’s Leadership Institute Conference is designed to bring together educators who want to implement high impact strategies and programs that have immediate and positive impact on student success leading to greater college term-to-term persistence and degree attainment among all students including minorities, socio-economically disadvantaged and underprepared students.

Specifically, your team will learn:

  • How to create and sustain a campus-wide culture of transformation leading to improved student outcomes in both face-to-face and online programs
  • How to bring programs to scale so that they help all students including those in developmental education and first-time-in-college students
  • How to engage all stakeholders including administration, staff, faculty, Board of Trustees and key community members in supporting and sustaining initiatives that improve student success
  • How to develop low-cost action plans for implementation and customization of High Impact Strategies and Programs
  • High Impact Strategies for increasing and sustaining enrollment
  • High Impact Strategies for increasing and sustaining Student Class Completion in one semester
  • High Impact Strategies for increasing and sustaining Student Success (“C” or better)
  • High Impact AVID Strategies for improving and sustaining Student Learning Outcomes
  • High Impact Strategies for increasing and sustaining Student Persistence term-to-term
  • The collective Impact these Strategies have on increasing degree and certificate attainment for all traditional and non-traditional students, full- and part-time students, students of differing ethnicities and genders and socio-economically disadvantaged students.

The Odessa College Leadership Institute for Developing High Impact Strategies evolved, in part, from the encouragement of education leaders both nationally and in Texas to share our story with other colleges and universities. We are also indebted to the many colleges in several states that have already begun adopting our High Impact Strategies and in virtually every instance, found measurable improvement in student achievement within a single semester.


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When: April 11-13, 2018
Where: Odessa College - Odessa, Texas
Cost: $5,000 per team (Future sessions to cost $10,000 per teamRegister now and save 50%!
Limited to 6 colleges (up to 6 people per team). Recommended for Senior/Cabinet level personnel - to include instruction, student services, institutional effectiveness, and/or research personnel. Highly recommended that college presidents' attend.

For registration or more information contact:

KEY LOGISTICS AND ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CONTACT for logistic details, hotels, car rentals, etc., is Brandy Lopez, Administrative Assistant to the VP for Institutional Effectiveness. Brandy can be reached at blopez@odessa.edu or 432 335-6446.

LOCATION: All conference activities will be held on the Odessa College campus located at 201 W. University Blvd., Odessa, TX, 79764. Specific rooms including for the reception and dinner on Wednesday evening will be designated at a later date.

AIRPORT: Midland International Air and Space Port (MAF)   It is about 10 miles from the campus.

TRANSPORTATION: Taxis and Uber are available but not as plentiful as in bigger cities. Visitors usually find car rental a more reliable option. It is best to reserve at least two weeks in advance. There will be designated on-campus parking available for all participants and instructions on specific locations will be provided at a later date.

HOTEL: We are holding rooms at local area hotels for conference participants. Please contact Brandy for details when you are ready to register. Note, however, that this energy rich area is undergoing oil and gas resurgence with demand for housing rising daily so that we cannot guarantee hotel rates. Generally, however, the earlier you register the lower the rate. 

COST: The conference cost for a college or university (regardless of the number of participants) is $5000, payable to Odessa College on or before the conference.

CONFERENCE HOSTS AND SUPPORTERS    : We are indebted to the following national organizations and businesses for supporting this conference and hosting some of its activities: AVID for Higher Education, Zogotech and the Institute for Evidence Based Change.

RECOMMENDED PARTICIPANTS: To get the most out of our conference it is strongly recommended that participants include decision-makers from at least two or more of the following areas: Administration, Instruction, Student Services and Institutional Effectiveness. We can readily accommodate an average of between 6 and 8 individuals per institution although more are welcome.

ODESSA COLLEGE CONFERENCE ORGANIZER: Dr. Donald Wood, VP for Institutional Effectiveness, serves as Director of the Odessa College Leadership Institute and, in conjunction with the college’s administrative team, is also serving as the conference organizer. Dr. Wood is available at dwood@odessa.edu.