The 2017 Site Representative Conference took place on Thursday, March 2nd with over 200 Site Representatives in attendance. This year’s conference not only featured sessions on the nuts and bolts of the registration process, it also incorporated informative speakers on transitioning students to college.
The day was book-ended with Katrina Higgins, Director of Advising at UConn opening the event with a talk on advising and the trials and tribulations students face when transitioning from high school to college. Leo Lachut, Director of Academic Support in First Year Programs & Learning Communities, ended the day with a few laughs and head nods, speaking of the resources available for students to be successful in their first semesters.
As the result of feedback from previous conferences, this year featured break-out sessions where ECE programs of like sizes were able to share ideas amongst their peers on how to manage a successful program. “Who are Your Neighbors” contact sheets were distributed and participants were encouraged to reach out to similar or neighbor schools for advice or to brainstorm ideas.
UConn ECE staff also presented on course evaluations, school growth graphs, new student enrichment programs and Pre-College summer. Thank you everyone for attending!