Summer Bridge: Building and Measuring
Campus Connection

(Retired) | Last updated November 19, 2014

Course Length

1h 31m

Last Updated

November 19, 2014

Summer Bridge: Building and Measuring
Campus Connection

(Retired) | Last updated November 19, 2014


Students who are provisionally admitted to college or otherwise considered “at-risk” often face unique academic, social, or emotional challenges during their transition. Summer bridge programs aim to address these transitional issues through support and remediation. The challenge is knowing which elements to prioritize and what works at your institution. Are you doing enough to create a sense of student connection on your campus for success into their second year and beyond?

Join us online to learn how your institution can take a strategic approach to summer bridge programs and at-risk student success. We focus on three key components of summer bridge programs and identify effective strategies for measuring student engagement and campus connection. Our expert faculty showcases the SOAR program at University of Central Florida, a summer bridge program that boasts student retention rates of 90%.

Who should attend?

Summer bridge personnel who already have a program in place will benefit by examining the methodology and strategies employed to increase student retention from the first to second year. Those involved with retention and completion/success initiatives will also gain from studying effective means to engage high-risk student populations as they begin. First-year programming staff, multicultural service/TRIO/Title III grant officers, and student leadership/success personnel will all find value in the programmatic opportunities of connection and measurement discussed as well.


  • Framing the Research
    • History and Background
    • Ties to Institutional Initiatives
  • Building Three Key Elements of Connection
    • Leadership Skill-Building
    • Constructing a Mentor Program
    • Support Services and Faculty Engagement
  • Objectives and Measures
    • Creating Learning Outcomes
    • Determining Program Scope and Criteria
    • Prioritizing Resources
  • Questions and Answers

Why is this event retired?

At AI we want to always ensure that the best and most current trainings are available to members, and we regularly review our trainings to ensure that is the case.