Advocating for Emergency Aid Programs in Higher Education Convening

When: 09/10/2018 02:00 PM to 09/11/2018 04:30 PM
Where: Hilton Austin Airport Hotel, 9515 Hotel Drive, Austin, Texas 78719

Agenda and Materials 



Monday, September 10

2:10 p.m.  Overview of the Emergency Aid Project in Texas

2:20 p.m.  The Landscape of Emergency Aid Programs at Texas Institutions of Higher Education

2:30 p.m.  The Five Critical Needs of Emergency Aid Programs at Your Institution

3:00 p.m.  The Texas Emergency Aid Network (EA Net)

3:15 p.m.  The Emergency Aid Lab (EA Lab)

3:45 p.m.  Leadership from the Top Down – Amarillo College, University of Houston 


Tuesday, September 11

9:45 a.m.  Keynote Speaker – The Role of Emergency Aid Programs in Student Persistence and Completion

Timothy M. Renick, Ph.D., Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Vice Provost, and Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University 

Breakout Session ONE & THREE: Suggested Best Practices Based on the Experience and Research of Texas EA Net Members

                   Suggested Best Practices in Administration 

                   Suggested Best Practices in Communication 

                   Suggested Best Practices in Sustainability 

                   Touch & Tech – An Interactive Session for Suggested Best Practices in Using Automation Technology in Your EA Program 

Breakout Session TWO & FOUR: Collaborating with Community Partners for “Wrap-around Services” 

                   Community Partnerships: Room and Board 

                   Community Partnerships: Transportation 

                   Community Partnerships: Health Care 

                   Community Partnerships: Technology – Outreach and Tracking

2:30 p.m.  Plenary Speaker – Reducing Food and Housing Insecurities for Students

 James X. Sullivan, Ph.D., Rev. Thomas J. McDonagh, C.S.C. Associate Professor of   Economics, University of Notre Dame