Features Dr. Sally Linowski from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Linowski, an Associate Dean of Students, as well as an adjunct assistant professor at the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences. The episode talks about the challenges in building and maintaining a relationship between the campus and the community, the easiest and hardest parts of strategic planning, and more.
Identifies communities of practice as a means to sustain positive results after successfully implementing a strategy for improving learning conditions. Describes how communities of practice function and why they are successful, and, provides real life examples.
Discusses implementing programs that ensure school safety and academic success, covering what makes up Iowa's program as an example. Demonstrates Iowa's success via participation in standard LEA implementation activities and their Safe School Certification Program as well as via completing items on an implementation checklist.
Describes guides, briefs, tools, and websites that support improvements in school climate. Includes guidance for programmatic intervention, measures, school climate (engagement, environment, and safety), and special populations.
Presents insights into sustainability. This PowerPoint Presentation examines the following questions: What is sustainability? What is innovation? What factors effect innovation implementation? What do you want to have last? And, what strategies do we need to use to bring about broad, deep, enduring impacts?
Summarizes the forum,A National Conversation on Police and Community Interactions on HBCU Campuses, held August 30-31, 2016 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The forum brought together student and police chiefs/campus safety executives (chiefs) representation from mostly HBCU campuses representing a broad geographic distribution of the United States.
Presents ways student support staff can reorganize services. Offers guidance for how to create resource teams that focus on prevention and the integration of services for groups of students, instead of only focusing only on case oriented interventions for individual students.
Provides a summary of the 2-day workshop titled “Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying and Its Impact on Youth Across the Lifecourse," whose purpose was to bring together representatives of key sectors involved in bullying prevention to identify the conceptual models and interventions that have proven effective in decreasing bullying, to examine models that could increase protective factors and mitigate the negative effects of bullying, and to exp
Outlines valuable guidance on employer engagement. The guide challenges college leaders to re-think the roles industry plays in shaping workforce programs and re-design how the college engages with industry to develop more sustained commitment from employers and better access to more accurate, real-time information on the needs of the regional labor market.
Examines the change process in a diverse, purposive sample of schools receiving federal School Improvement Grants (SIGs) from 2010–11 to 2012–13. The report uses case studies to describe the characteristics of the schools, the decisions and strategies that the schools and their districts undertake, and the challenges they face in attempting to dramatically improve school performance.