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.

Date: October 21, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Loyola University - Lake Shore Campus, 6339 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660

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.

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


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