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Online Courses

COE is excited to announce that online courses for the general community are now available. Below are courses that will be each taught over a 10-day period. These topics were chosen based on the needs identified for new college access and success professionals. Cost is $500 for Institutional Members and $800 for Non-Members per course. Please note that registration closes one week prior to the start date and there is a $100 fee for cancellation. For further information, please contact Angelica Vialpando at (angelica.vialpando@coenet.org).

(September 19-28, 2018) Essentials for Budgeting. This course provides an overview of TRIO budgets and ways to effectively utilize your budget plan to accomplish project objectives. After a short review of TRIO program specific regulations and OMB Circulars governing costs, assignments and activities will focus on financial resources in a flexible, productive budget. Assignments include revising the 17-18 budget you originally sent in to ED at the beginning of the fiscal year. Participants have access to discussion posts with other course participants for exchange of ideas and networking opportunities.

(October 15-24, 2018) Working with Diverse Populations. This course provides an overview of sociocultural identity, with an emphasis on how identity impacts access and success programs. Issues of sociocultural identity have been shown to impact educational outcomes. As such, it is imperative for access and success professionals to be aware of the dynamic between identity and the student experience. This course will describe various sociocultural identity development models, frameworks for applying cultural competence to practice, and systems of privilege and oppression at the societal, institutional, group, and individual levels. A special focus will be placed on how various sociocultural identities intersect and impact the educational experience of students from low-income, first-generation college going, and other underrepresented backgrounds.

(October 29-November 7, 2018) Financial Aid (Part II). Application of Theories This course emphasizes the integration of knowledge acquired in the on-site training and applies advanced financial aid concepts and practices. The focus is on the importance of understanding students’ individual and extenuating circumstances and how to guide them through the complex financial aid verification process. Case studies will be presented throughout, with the objective of helping professionals guide students through to successful financial aid awards. This is vital to help students move beyond the application process and make college access a reality.

(November 12-21, 2018) Recruiting Strategies for ADULT Pre-College Programs (EOC and VUB). Target population, low-income, eligibility, first-generation, verification, compliance, duplication of services, citizenship, etc. Have the rules and regulations that govern your program stifled your recruitment strategies? It is time to step out of the box that confines your creativity and focus on targeted marketing to increase awareness of and the applications to your program. The words we use to recruit our target population frequently stop those most suited for our services from applying because they don’t want to be associated with a poverty program or a program that serves students with disabilities. Does your approach welcome or repel? This course introduces you to strategies that will get your recruiting materials into the right hands through marketing partnerships, collaborations, and use of data, and allows you to experiment with new platforms.

(December 3-12, 2018) Professional Ethics in an Access and Success Program. This course is designed to provide an overview of ethical issues in higher education. Participants will discover through workplace examples and program students how any dilemma or decision can be approached through an ethical framework. Participants will articulate and use individual ethical principles and relevant professional ethical standards to enhance personal and professional development.

Webinars

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is exploring innovative and economical ways to bring professional development training to the comfort of your office. We have begun a series of trainings that involve participation through a combination of web-based presentations and conference calls called Webinars. These low-cost trainings (no travel, lodging, or meal costs) will enable program staff to receive high quality professional development and remain in their office to provide services to their participants with minimal interruption. Space is limited. Register early!

NOTE — For any webinars for which there is a cost, payment must be made by credit card. No purchase orders will be accepted, even if your registration is processed successfully.

Reviewing the 2017-2018 Student Support Services APR
Friday, October 5, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Part 1 — New UB & UBMS: Reviewing the 2017-2018 APRs
Monday, October 15, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Part 2 — New UB & UBMS: Reviewing the 2017-2018 APRs
Tuesday October 16, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Reviewing the 2017-2018 EOC APR
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Reviewing the 2017-2018 Talent Search APR
Thursday, October 18, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Reviewing the 2017-2018 (Continuing) UB & UBMS APRs
Thursday, November 1, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Reviewing the 2017-2018 VUB APR
Friday, November 2, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Reviewing the 2017-2018 McNair APR
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Onboard

Hit the Ground RunningCouncil for Opportunity in Education's Orientation and Professional Development Program for College Access and Success Professionals

New to college access and success? Or, do you need a refresher? COE's Onboarding Orientation and Professional Development is designed to bring you quickly up to speed with three modes of learning. First, a one-on-one conversation with a supervisor identifies pressing professional development needs. Second, an on-site, in-person workshop affords the opportunity to connect to leader experts from other programs. Finally, the online learning modules enable practitioners to review the history, resources, regulations and effective strategies to do their job competently and successfully.