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Strong Start to Finish Implementation Forums

Subcommittees will provide leadership to each of the working groups for five Implementation Forums: Data, Equity & Inclusion, Placement, Co-requisite, and Advising.

Structured working groups (Implementation Forums) will be used to identify best practice research, highlight examples of successful implementation, identify opportunities for state policy improvement, and promote systemic improvement through professional development. 

Each Implementation Forum will produce a report that offers a set of concrete recommendations for the identified theme.


Data Implementation Forum

Forum Members

Megan Bolter, Shawnee State University
Julie Carpenter-Hubin, The Ohio State University
Chris Doll, Central Ohio Technical College
Anne Foster, Ohio Association of Community Colleges
Martha Geiger, University of Cincinnati
Bob Haas, Marion Technical College
Amanda Herb, Washington State Community College
Linda Katunich, The Ohio State University
Cody Loew, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
Julie Quinonez, The University of Toledo
Regina Randall, Columbus State Community College
Kjera Seregi, Kent State University
Craig This, Wright State University
Peter Trumpower, Stark State College
Loralyn Taylor, Ohio University
Jane Dockery, Data Forum Facilitator, WSU
Jill Dannemiller, SStF Data Staff Lead, ODHE

Charge

As the goal of Ohio Strong Start to Finish is to increase student completion of their credit-bearing gateway mathematics and English in their first twelve months of matriculation, accurate and consistent collection of data is critical to the success of the initiative. The Data Implementation Forum is charged with developing collaborative solutions on the following items:

  • Developing common definitions for data and metrics to ensure accuracy and consistency for reporting purposes;
  • Ensuring validity of baseline and future data collection and reporting;
  • Identifying gateway course completion in mathematics and English, inclusive of alternative credit approaches such as dual enrollment and Advanced Placement;
  • Determining consistent ways to track participation and outcomes in co-requisite remedial approaches both in HEI and on campus; and
  • Providing guidance to determine degree pathway participation and ways to track which mathematics and English courses are appropriate for each major.

The Data Implementation Forum will make recommendations for consistent practice for data management for the items mentioned above. Suggestions will include emerging best practices for campuses as well as identifying where changes may need to occur based on gaps in existing approaches and current technology. The Data Implementation Forum may also have recommendations for other data-related items that emerge and are germane to the goal of the initiative.

Data Leads

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Recommendation

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Equity & Inclusion Implementation Forum

Forum Members

Fred Aikens, Central State University
Matt Boaz, Wright State University
Michael Carter, Sinclair Community College
Loleta Collins, Edison Community College
Ron Gordon, Clark State Community College
Glenna Heckler-Todt, Shawnee State University
Primrose Igonor, Marion Technical College
Angela Lash, Ohio University
Matthew Mercado, Lorain County Community College
Desiree Polk-Bland, Columbus State Community College
Chila Thomas, The Ohio State University
Monique Umphrey, Cuyahoga Community College
Cheri Westmoreland, University of Cincinnati
Jeff White, Hocking College
Derrick Tillman-Kelly, The Ohio State University
Mark Cortez, SStF Equity Staff Lead , ODHE

Charge

The goal of Ohio Strong Start to Finish is to increase student completion of their credit-bearing gateway mathematics and English in their first twelve months of matriculation with a specific emphasis on closing the attainment gaps for students of color, adults over 25, rural students, and Pell-eligible students. The State of Ohio has an established goal that by 2025, 65% of Ohioans aged 25-64 will have a postsecondary credential of value. It is clear that Ohio cannot meet its attainment goal unless gaps in achievement are closed for underserved populations.

The Equity and Inclusion Implementation Forum is charged with developing collaborative solutions on the following items:

  • Identifying leaders in closing equity gaps that could be helpful in providing models for other campuses;
  • Capture evidence-based practices for both institutional efforts and state policies, which result in closing attainment gaps among diverse populations;
  • Recommend technical assistance that could be used for system and institutional improvements;
  • Advise the Ohio SSTF leadership teams on ways to ensure equity and inclusion are at the forefront of the initiative.

The Equity and Inclusion Implementation Forum will serve as a sounding board and advisory group to the Ohio SSTF leadership teams on ways to close the achievement gap between diverse groups of students. The Equity and Inclusion Implementation Forum may also have recommendations for other equity and inclusion-related areas that emerge and are germane to the goal of the initiative.

Equity Leads

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Placement Implementation Forum

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Charge

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Placement Leads

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Co-requisite Implementation Forum

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Charge

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Advising Implementation Forum

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Charge

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