GISS Arizona 2016 in Action

GISS-Arizona 2016 participants pose on the staircase at Maricopa Corporate College, Tempe, AZ, for the three- day event focused on student success.
Board Member, Mark Hanna engages the Pima Community College team with promising student success policies and practices for the district.
Maricopa Community Colleges trustees and administrators (foreground) examine district data on student cohorts as Arizona Western College board members and CEO (background) analyze theirs.
AADGB Chair and Cochise Community College trustee, Jane Strain, reviews pathways document for her college.
Coconino Community College President Colleen Smith works with Board members to make commitments to action
GISS Consultant, Dr. Byron McClenney discusses ways to help boards stay on a Student Success path.

GISS-Arizona 2016

Seven of Arizona’s ten community college districts attended the GISS-AZ 2016 on Thursday through Saturday, September 8-10, 2016, at Maricopa Corporate College in Tempe, AZ. Over 47 trustees, district chancellors, campus presidents and top administrative staff members from the colleges and district offices participated in the three-day event focused on student success. The event was sponsored by the Arizona Association of District Governing Boards (AADGB), Maricopa Community Colleges and Pima College. Meals were compliments of Maricopa Colleges.

In addition to presentations by GISS staff and several of the participating colleges, Roberto Zarate, ACCT Chair and trustee for Alamo Colleges, TX, and Dr. Chad Brown, President of Zane Community College, OH, presented student success data and insights on trusteeship and accountability via videoconference at the GISS. On Saturday, all colleges and districts presented new Commitments to Action to support their respective student success agendas.

 

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Participating districts included:

  • Arizona Western College
  • Cochise College
  • Coconino Community College
  • Mohave Community College
  • Maricopa Community Colleges
  • Northland Pioneer College
  • Pima Community College

 

GISS-Arizona 2015

Trustees, presidents and administrators from seven of Arizona’s community college districts gathered for GISS training at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, AZ, on April 10-11, 2015. The institute provided board members and institutional representatives with information and tools to promote strategies, policies and accountability measures to increase student success and completion on their campuses.

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Participating districts included:

  • Arizona Western College
  • Central Arizona College
  • Cochise College
  • Coconino Community College
  • Mohave Community College
  • Maricopa Community Colleges
  • Pima Community College

 

 

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For more information contact Norma Goldstein, Ph.D., GISS Project Coordinator (ngoldstein@acct.org ; 202-775-6488) or
Narcisa A. Polonio, Ed.D., Executive Vice President for Research, Education and Board Leadership Services (npolonio@acct.org ; 202-276-1983)