Undergraduate Success: Getting Started, Moving Through 

A Symposium Co-Sponsored by Chicago Collaborative for Undergraduate Success and Chicago Higher Education Compact

Student success has increasingly become the focus of numerous educational initiatives at both the regional and national levels. As a result, important work has been done on increasing college access and opportunity. Yet, student degree completion remains a challenge for many higher education institutions. The purpose of the Undergraduate Success Symposium is to examine the relationship between the undergraduate experience and degree completion by bringing together faculty, administrators, and students from high schools and colleges in a venue that promotes the sharing of knowledge and the building of a community of practice.

Faculty, teachers, administrators, and staff from high school, Chicago Public Schools, and universities should attend.

Event Details

Date / Time

October 21, 2016

8:30am - 5:00pm


Loyola University - Lake Shore Campus
Damen Student Center
6339 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660

All sessions will take place in the Damen Student Center located on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus. The Damen Student Center is building number 11 on the campus map.

CTA's red line Loyola Station is steps away from the Damen Student Center. Alternatively, for those who drive, the best parking can be found just south of the building in lot P1. See the campus map for more information.

Conference Themes


Student learning outcomes and success in math.
Innovative pedagogy or curricular design.
Pathways through math.
Mentoring and tutoring in math.


Reading and writing across disciplines.
Reading and writing in the digital age.
Promoting critical reading skills.
Mentoring and tutoring in reading.

College Culture

Changing expectations and new assumptions.
Summer transitions: bridging the gap between high school and college.
Fostering student engagement.
Student voices.

If you have questions, please email HigherEdCompact@cps.edu.


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