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Title: Presentation: ACAC PowerPoint, American College Application Campaign -- April 9, 2014 (MS PowerPoint)


1
Department of Education Affinity Webinar April
9, 2014 Presenters Melissa Caperton Senior
Associate American Council on Education American
College Application Campaign mcaperton_at_acenet.edu
Lisa King Consultant Michigan College Access
Network lisa_at_micollegeaccess.org
2
Why ACAC?
Sometimes a student going to college is as
simple as someone helping them to apply. (J.
Watts, 2010)
3
ACAC Impact
  • 2013 ACAC Program Results
  • 39 states and the District of Columbia
    implemented programs
  • 2,513 high schools
  • 153,114 students participated
  • 219,855 college applications were submitted
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • North Carolina has determined annually that 68
    to 79 of students who apply during their College
    Application Week program enroll in college the
    following fall semester

4
ACAC Events
  • American College Application Campaign (ACAC)
    Basics
  • Focuses on first-generation students
  • Occurs in the fall
  • States typically identify a week or month for
    program in October or November
  • Takes place during the school day
  • Each participating high school typically hosts an
    event for only 1-2 days
  • Designed to enhance/expand college going culture
    and expectations
  • Utilizes existing networks and infrastructure
  • Student preparation, follow-through, link to
    FAFSA
  • Uses school personnel and volunteers low cost/no
    cost

5
ACAC Structure State and Local
American College Application Campaign
Statewide Steering Committee Stakeholders Led by
states ACAC Lead Agency
ACAC Pilot High School Site Coordinator
ACAC Pilot High School Site Coordinator
ACAC Pilot High School Site Coordinator
Students Apply to College!
6
ACAC Support States, Schools, Students
  • State Support
  • Training and materials
  • School Support
  • Training and materials
  • Student Support Activities1
  • Share information and build awareness
  • Provide individualized advising
  • Assist with application completion
  • Engage parents and community
  • Make decisions and plan ahead
  • ACAC Resources
  • http//www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACAC-Resourc
    es.aspx

1 MDRC, Promoting College Match for Low-Income
Students Lessons for Practitioners, Sept 2013
7
ACAC 2014 Participating States
8
ACAC Website acenet.edu/acac
9
American College Application Campaign Steering
Committee
  • James Applegate Lumina Foundation for Education
  • Molly Corbett Broad American Council on
    Education
  • Greg Darnieder United States Department of
    Education
  • Kati Haycock The Education Trust
  • Bobby Kanoy American Council on Education
  • Martha Kanter United States Department of
    Education
  • Richard Laine National Governors Association
  • Chris Minnich Council of Chief State School
    Officers
  • George Pernsteiner State Higher Education
    Executive Officers
  • Sheri Ranis Lumina Foundation for Education
  • Roberto Rodriguez White House Domestic Policy
    Council

10
Lead Agency Michigan College Access Network
  • MCAN Mission Increase college readiness,
    participation, and completion rates in Michigan,
    particularly among low-income students, first
    generation college-going students, and students
    of color
  • Strategies
  • Local College Access Network Development
  • Advocacy and Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Implement Statewide Initiatives
  • MI College Application Week, MI College Decision
    Day, KnowHow2GoMichigan, Michigan College Access
    Portal, and ItsMiLife
  • Coordination and Partnerships

11
Michigan Concept Goals
  • Application process can be daunting, even for
    students surrounded by a support system of caring
    adults.
  • Breaks down the application process
  • Builds confidence
  • Reinforces other strategies at the local,
    statewide and national level
  • Helps students identify best match-fit, drafting
    essays, securing all information needed to
    complete their applications, etc.
  • Celebration of college application season
  • Goal to provide every graduating high school
    senior the opportunity to apply to college.
  • All graduating seniors complete at least one
    application by end of CAW.
  • Special focus on low-income and first generation
    college-going
  • Designated space and time is set aside during the
    school day for completing applications

12
Michigan Structure
  • Began with a pilot year in 2011, with a growth
    plan for statewide implementation
  • MCAN serves as the state coordinator (lead
    agency)
  • Create how-to materials for site coordinators
  • Provide site coordinator and volunteer training
  • Assist w/ marketing and communication
  • Facilitate statewide steering committee
  • Statewide Steering Committee
  • Broad membership from K-12, Higher Ed, and
    college access leaders
  • Provides statewide oversight
  • Ensure necessary resources are available
  • Evaluate the impact of Application Week over time
  • Determine how to best track aggregate data
  • Build public awareness

13
MIs Steering Committee
  • Directors of Admissions for State Universities of
    Michigan (DASUM)
  • KingChavezParks Initiative (Gear Up)
  • Michigan Association for College Admission
    Counseling (MACAC)
  • Michigan Association of College Registrars
    Admissions Officers (MACRAO)
  • Michigan Association of Secondary School
    Principals
  • Michigan College Access Programs Personnel
    (TRiO)
  • Michigan Colleges Foundation
  • Michigan Community College Association -
    Admissions Directors
  • Michigan Department of Education, Office of
    Education Improvement Innovation
  • Michigan Parent Teacher Association
  • Michigan School Counselor Association (MSCA)
  • Michigan State Board of Education
  • Michigan State Senate
  • National College Advising Corps (UM MSU)
  • Presidents Council, State Universities of
    Michigan
  • The Kresge Foundation

14
Key Partners Local Level
  • High Schools
  • On-site coordinators lead planning process and
    data collection
  • Have access to the students
  • Can process transcripts
  • Local College Access Networks
  • Recruit and organize volunteers
  • Give guidance with planning
  • Assist with gathering paper applications where
    needed
  • Assist with data collection
  • Promote use of Michigan College Access Portal
  • Volunteers
  • On-site support for students
  • Assist w/ data collection
  • Postsecondary Institutions
  • Recruiting and organizing volunteers
  • Accepting fee waivers or dropping app fees
  • Providing paper applications where necessary
  • Providing application data
  • Updating Michigan College Access Portal college
    profile

15
By the Numbers
16
By the Numbers
17
2014 Statewide Planning
  • Statewide Implementation Timeline
  • March
  • Statewide steering committee meets to outline
    plan for year
  • April/May
  • Recruit host sites through application process
  • Notify host sites in early June
  • June/July
  • Development of Site Coordinator resources
  • Manual
  • Posters, stickers, pens, etc
  • August
  • Provide trainings to LCANs and site coordinators
  • Distribute resources
  • September
  • Host sites in planning mode
  • Provide technical assistance
  • October

18
Sample Schedules
  • Sample Schedules
  • By homeroom
  • By seniors last name
  • By required senior course (English, Seminar,
    Study Hall)
  • Tips
  • Likely will not need activities 5 days a week
    from 8 am 2 pm
  • Work with no more than 25-30 seniors at one time
  • Bay City Central (330 seniors)
  • Mon, Tues, Wed 3 shifts of 30 seniors each day
    (90 seniors per day). Notified students and
    teachers of when their shift would take place.
  • Thurs make up day
  • Fri Senior Celebration
  • Carson City Crystal (80 seniors)
  • Mon Wed shifts of 23 seniors by last name
  • 745 am 940 am and 1245 pm 245 pm.

19
  • Questions?
  • Please contact us at
  • Melissa Caperton
  • Senior Associate
  • American College Application Campaign
  • www.acenet.edu/acac
  • mcaperton_at_acenet.edu
  • Lisa King
  • Consultant
  • Michigan College Access Network
  • lisa_at_micollegeaccess.org
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