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Ohio OACAC

OACAC Articulation

sponsored by

StriveScan

Karen Dickerson, Co-chair
Cuyahoga Community College
[email protected]

Christine Hubert, Co-chair
Youngstown State University
[email protected]

Recordings for all sessions are now available!

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Wednesday, September 9

Wednesday At A Glance

Time

Session A

Session B

Session C

9:00-9:45 AM

Welcome Session

10:00-10:45 AM

Financial Aid (OASFAA)

OH Dept. of Higher Education

Public Schools Update

11:00-11:45 AM

College Board

College Credit Plus Update

Two Year College Update

12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00-1:45 PM

College Fair

College Fair

College Fair

2:00-2:45 PM

College Fair

College Fair

College Fair

3:00-3:45 PM

College Fair

College Fair

College Fair

9:00-9:45 AM

Welcome Session

Welcome! Join your OACAC Presidental Team for the opening session and introduction to the Articulation Conference.

Collin Palmer, OACAC President, Director of Undergraduate Admission, The University of Toledo
Courtney Johnson-Benson, OACAC President-elect, Assistant Director of Admissions, University of Akron
Kristen Dickerson, OACAC Past President, School Counselor, St. Charles Preparatory
Dan Saavedra, President, StriveScan

10:00-10:45 AM

Financial Aid (OASFAA)

This session will cover State and Federal financial aid updates for counseling students applying for aid in the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition, the session will focus on the FAFSA filing process to include the Mobile App, how to request the FSAID, Dependency Status, unusual student/family circumstances and much more. Additionally, we will discuss best practices for when and how to counsel students and families on how to pay for college.

MorraLee Keller, Director of Technical Assitance, National College Attainment Network
Faith Phillips, Director of Financial Aid, Ohio State at Newark/COTC

Ohio Department of Higher Education

This presentation will provide an update on higher education initiatives in the state including: Ohio’s Attainment Goal; the College Application and FAFSA Completion Campaign; Ohio’s Remediation Free Guarantee; Ohio’s Guaranteed Transfer Pathways; and other initiatives related to college access, completion and affordability. The presentation will provide an opportunity for questions and answers on these and other topics of interest to attendees.

Patty Klein, Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Ohio Department of Higher Education
Stephanie Davidson, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Ohio Department of Higher Education
Paula Compton, Associate Vice Chancellor, Articulation & Transfer, Ohio Department of Higher Education
Krista Maxson, Associate Vice Chancellor of P-16 Initiatives, Ohio Department of Higher Education

Public Schools Update

This session will provide an update on each four year, public university in the state of Ohio: Bowling Green State University, University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Miami University

Adrea Spoon, Director of Admissions, Bowling Green State University
Linden Pechette, Director of Admissions, University of Cincinnati
Collin Palmer, Director of Undergraduate Admission, University of Toledo
Beth Wiser, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions, The Ohio State University
Rob Callahan, Senior Director of Recruitment and Partnerships, Ohio University
Bethany Perkins, Director of Admission, Miami University

11:00-11:45 AM

College Board (K12 & Higher Ed)

Find out what is new with the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and Advanced Placement programs. This session will provide information on the new policies and options including Unlimited SAT Score Sends for fee waiver eligible students, how to offer the SAT School Day in your building, and a sneak peek at the changes coming to Advanced Placement for the 19-20 school year.

Joel Gulko, The College Board
Scott Smith, The College Board
Mark Yoho, The College Board

College Credit Plus Update

College Credit Plus is increasing in popularity across the state, and school counselors have significant responsibilities in managing this program. This session will focus on changes to CCP law that were adopted in spring of 2018, with special emphasis on course eligibility, student eligibility, and underperforming students. Attendees will be able to learn from Ohio Department of Higher Education staff and members of the Ohio Alliance of Dual Enrollment Partnerships.

Larisa Harper, Director, College Credit Plus, Ohio Department of Higher Education
Rebecca Harr, Program Manager, College Credit Plus, Ohio Department of Higher Education

Two-Year College Update

Hear an update on what is happening in two-year education as well as specific updates from some two-year colleges from around the state.

Marquez Young, Manager of High School Admissions, Sinclair Community College
James Barnett III, Director of Recruitment & Admissions, Southern State Community College
Nadia Leary, Coordinator of Recruitment, Lorain Community College
Tony Box, Director of Admissions & Recruitment, Marion Technical College

12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch Break

Counselor College Fair

We will be utilizing StriveScan’s 6×6 Virtual College Fair™ format, which consists of six colleges each presenting for six minutes.

The colleges presenting on each day will be different.

1:00-1:45 PM

Session A1

Miami University
Denison University
Grand Valley State University
Malone University
Virginia Tech
Michigan Technological University

Session A2

Saginaw Valley State University
American College Dublin
Capital University
Sinclair Community College
GROOVE U
Walsh University

Session A3

Kent State University at Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center
Washington & Jefferson College
DePauw University
Bowling Green State University
Wittenberg University
Hocking College

2:00-2:45 PM

Session B1

Youngstown State University
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Lakeland Community College
College Creative Studies
University of Rio Grande
Belmont University

Session B2

Kenyon College
Seton Hill University
Cleveland State University
Ohio University
Albion College
Otterbein University

Session B3

Bethany College
Ohio Northern University
Notre Dame College
Kettering University
Northern Kentucky University
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

3:00-3:45 PM

Session C1

The University of Toledo
The College of Wooster
Wilmington College
Lourdes University
University of Dayton
Heidelberg University

Session C2

Augustana College
Michigan State University
University of Alabama
Pace University
Southern State Community College
Ohio Dominican University

Session C3

Lorain County Community College
Johnson & Wales University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Evansville
Roanoke College
Morehead State University

Thursday, September 10

Thursday At A Glance

Time

Session A

Session B

Session C

9:00-9:20 AM

Welcome Session

10:00-10:45 AM

College Credit Plus Update

Recruitment During COVID-19

Private Schools Update

11:00-11:45 AM

Financial Aid (OASFAA)

Virtual College Exploration

ACT Update

12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00-1:45 PM

College Fair

College Fair

College Fair

2:00-2:45 PM

College Fair

College Fair

College Fair

3:00-3:45 PM

College Fair

College Fair

9:00-9:20 AM

Welcome Session

Welcome! Join your OACAC President for the opening session and introduction to the Articulation Conference.

Collin Palmer, OACAC President, Director of Undergraduate Admission, The University of Toledo
Dan Saavedra, President, StriveScan

10:00-10:45 AM

College Credit Plus Update

College Credit Plus is increasing in popularity across the state, and school counselors have significant responsibilities in managing this program. This session will focus on changes to CCP law that were adopted in spring of 2018, with special emphasis on course eligibility, student eligibility, and underperforming students. Attendees will be able to learn from Ohio Department of Higher Education staff and members of the Ohio Alliance of Dual Enrollment Partnerships.

Larisa Harper, Director, College Credit Plus, Ohio Department of Higher Education
Rebecca Harr, Program Manager, College Credit Plus, Ohio Department of Higher Education

Recruitment During COVID-19

How can we make the most out of a virtual visits and fairs during COVID-19? Sit down with your colleagues on both sides of the desk for a conversation about working collaboratively during COVID-19. Discussion will address, but are not limited to, understanding each other’s goals, how the HS visit has changed and best practices beneficial for you and your students. Speakers will include colleagues from the private/public high school side and the private/public college side.

Tyler Bradshaw, Associate Director, Maimi University
Stephanie Drugan, School Counselor, New Albany High School
Tracy Stockard, Head of College Counseling, Gilmour Academy

Private School Update

School Counselors are welcome to join Directors from some of Ohio’s Private Colleges and Universities for a fun and interactive session designed to bust some of the greatest myths around independent education. Topics range from access to majors, life on campus, research opportunities, and much more.

Amanda Mlikan, Director of Communications, Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Ohio
Deborah Miller, Director of Admissions, Ohio Northern University
Eric Young, Director of Admission, Mount Union

11:00-11:45 AM

Financial Aid (OASFAA)

This session will cover State and Federal financial aid updates for counseling students applying for aid in the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition, the session will focus on the FAFSA filing process to include the Mobile App, how to request the FSAID, Dependency Status, unusual student/family circumstances and much more. Additionally, we will discuss best practices for when and how to counsel students and families on how to pay for college.

Cody McMillan, Director of Recruitment and Admission for Transfer and Strategic Partnership Programs, University of Dayton
Ed Recker, Director, Business Development, Sallie Mae

OACAC’s Virtual College Exploration for Ohio Students

Starting next week, OACAC is kicking off our “Virtual College Exploration for All Ohio Students” in partnership with StriveScan. This program features dozens of panel presentations and hundreds of college information sessions that will replace all OACAC-sponsored college fairs this fall. Learn about the incredible wealth of information that will be offered and why school counselors should encourage your students to participate. 

When in-person college fairs can resume, OACAC will also be utilizing StriveScan’s technology for student barcode scanning.

Zachary George, Director of College and Fair Relations, StriveScan

ACT Update

A number of updates will be shared including a preview of ACT’s new Online Reporting System, PreACT 8/9 launching in October and changes related to test accommodations. In addition, learn about the ever-evolving ACT Academy.

Victoria Thompson-Campbell, M.Ed, Senior Account Executive, Client Relations – Ohio East, ACT

12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch Break

Counselor College Fair

We will be utilizing StriveScan’s 6×6 Virtual College Fair™ format, which consists of six colleges each presenting for six minutes.

The colleges presenting on each day will be different.

1:00-1:45 PM

Session D1

Miami University Regionals
Baldwin Wallace University
Central Michigan University
Ohio Christian University
University of Kentucky
Seton Hall University

Session D2

Case Western Reserve University
The Ohio State University
Florida Institute of Technology
Marietta College
Oberlin College
Tiffin University

Session D3

West Liberty University
Cuyahoga Community College
Mercyhurst University
Nossi College of Art
Fairmont State University
University of Cincinnati

2:00-2:45 PM

Session E1

Florida Southern College
The University of Akron
University of South Carolina
Cleveland Institute of Art
Wright State University
Shawnee State

Session E2

Carlow University
Ursuline College
John Carroll University
Oakland University
Lincoln Memorial University
Gannon University

Session E3

University of Mount Union
Muskingum University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Aultman College
Allegheny College
Aquinas College

3:00-3:45 PM

Session F1

Kent State University
Slippery Rock University
Mount St. Joseph University
Hiram College

Session F2

Bluffton University
Eastern Michigan University
University of Louisville
Coastal Carolina University

Thank you for joining us!

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