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PCPR Email Updates

Prep for Fall 2021 Edition – Email Update

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Dr. David Thomas, VP of Strategic Initiatives & Community Engagement, Community College of Philadelphia Delivering the “Charge” 

The National Student Clearinghouse presenting an  overview of its “2021 Persistence and Retention Report”

 

August 26, 2021 – 2:00PM – 3:15 PM

Virtual Online Gathering – https://bit.ly/pcpr_kickoff21

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Professional Development

PCPR Kick-Off Meeting
Join us on August 26, 2021 (2:00 PM – 3:15 PM) for the “PCPR College Prep Kick-Off Meeting”. This virtual meeting will inspirer and provide relevant information for preparing to provide top quality services. Dr. David Thomas, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Community Engagement at Community College of Philadelphia will speak to why our work is important in this ever changing atmosphere of college access and success.  We’ll also have a presentation from the National Student Clearinghouse on their “Persistence and Retention Report“. (See reference to the report in the next section of this message.) And we will introduce PCPR’s Advisors.

There will be other timely updates and information to help you organize your college prep calendar. Register for the meeting at  https://bit.ly/pcpr_kickoff21

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Persistence and Retention Report
The National Student Clearinghouse’s Persistence and Retention report series examines first-year persistence and retention rates for beginning postsecondary students. Persistence rate is measured by the percentage of students who return to college at any institution for their second year, while retention rate represents the percentage of students who return to the same institution. Students attaining a credential in their first year are accounted for in persistence and retention rates. The report is designed to help institutions understand trends and patterns in this important early success indicator, and identify disparities by institutional type, state, degree level, starting enrollment intensity, major field, and student demographic characteristics such as age, gender, and race and ethnicity.

To read the full report go to https://nscresearchcenter.org/persistence-retention.

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FAll Workshops and Training Opportunities for College Access and Success Practitioners 

(Workshop titles are hyperlinked to providing organization for more details as it pertains to “what”, “when” and “where”.)

If you’ve not attend any of these offered workshops and/or haven’t attended in a while it is strongly recommended you do so with the changes in many processes since the pandemic.


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Advocacy

#DoublePell Campaign
PCPR is a national partner to the #DoublePell campaign. We are asking the PCPR community to TAKE ACTION by contacting your congressional representatives and others advocating the doubling of the Federal Pell Grant award amounts. 

Recommendations as to how you, your organization and the community at large can get involved and make your voices heard go to http://collegepreproundtable.org/initiatives.

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For Your Service Community

NACAC’s Pulse on College Admission
(A report on camp reporting campus visitation policies)

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has produced a report on college and university plans for the upcoming college application season. NACAC surveyed its membership in May 2021 to find out what decisions colleges and universities have made regarding the upcoming college application season.

More than 450 institutions responded to questions about plans for Fall 2021 in-person classes, vaccination requirements, and admission criteria for the class of 2022, including testing requirements.

The report can be found at https://www.nacacnet.org/news–publications/Research/pulse-on-college-admission-may-june-2021/


Fall College Fairs

(Workshop titles are hyperlinked to providing organization for more details as it pertains to “what”, “when” and “where”.)

 

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College Prep Roundtable
#Onward, #Upward 

PCPR Membership
As of August 1, 2021, the membership year has started. Renew or get your membership today! Institutional memberships include up to 4 individuals and organizational benefits.

Membership levels and details for joining can be found at http://collegepreproundtable.org/memberinfo/. Get connected!

                   


More PCPR Information on Video

PCPR’s Youtube Channel is beefing up. We’re putting more content and past PCPR network meetings on the channel. Additionally, we’ll be featuring the sessions from this past PCPR Forum (Feb, 2021).

Subscribe to our page at https://bit.ly/pcpr-youtube.

Let us know what you think. Send your thoughts and comments to contact@collegepreproundtable.org.

         

 

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PCPR Summer Engagement, 7.19.2021 – Email Update

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1. “Guiding the Way to Inclusion” Conference
PCPR is offering 2 PCPR members the ability to attend NACAC’s Guiding the Way to Inclusion Conference (July 27 – 29, online).

2. Persistence and Retention Report
The National Student Clearinghouse’s Persistence and Retention report series examines first-year persistence and retention rates for beginning postsecondary students.
 

3. For Your Service Community
NACAC’s Pulse on College Admission
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has produced a report on college and university plans for the upcoming college application season.

4. Support PCPR…More PCPR Information Video
PCPR’s Youtube Channel is beefing up. We’re putting more content and past PCPR network meetings on the channel. Additionally, we’ll be featuring the sessions from this past PCPR Forum (Feb, 2021).

5. Membership
Learn how PCPR can benefit you and your organization
Support the Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable by joining PCPR as a member. Membership levels and details for joining can be found at http://collegepreproundtable.org/memberinfo/. Get connected!

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