Supporting Successful Transitions: Principles for Students of All Ages

Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Ritchie Hall: 368
Afternoon Mini Workshop


Cathy Manduca, Carleton College
Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary
Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College
Jim Swartz, Grinnell College
From academic preparation to identity preparation and a welcoming climate, we will explore ways to encourage and support academic transitions (e.g. High school to college, 2YC to 4YC). Drawing on examples from the EarthConnections, SAGE 2YC, and LSAMP IINSPIRE projects that span from middle school to university participants will have an opportunity to discuss a wide range of models, synthesize elements of effective practice and apply this knowledge to their own environment.

Presentation Media

Connecting students (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) PRIVATE FILE 1.3MB Jul16 18)
Preparing for the Workforce (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.8MB Jul18 18)
Pre-orientation bridge program.pptx (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 780kB Jul18 18)
Mentoring for Transitions (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.7MB Jul18 18)


By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand principles for facilitating transitions - what helps students launch and land as they move between institutions and academic levels
  • Explore strategies for implementing these principles
  • Consider how student identity, background and experience can be capitalized on to support successful transitions


1:30 Welcome and introductions

1:45 From Challenges to Principles for Supporting Transitions - activity and discussion - Cathy Manduca

2:35 Break

2:45 Strategies for Supporting Transitions - Introductory Talks and Small Group Discussion

Break out group notes here

Additional resources on preparing for the workforce:

3:45 Wrap-up and Workshop evaluation

4:00 Adjourn