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Complete College America - Colorado Momentum

Momentum State Planning Academy

CDHE will host the Complete College America Colorado Momentum State Planning Academy on Sept. 26-27, 2019 at the University of DenverRegistration has closed. Download the agenda.

How to get to DU

  • Parking on the DU Campus: Please remember there is a $10 cash only fee to park on campus. Parking in Lot E is extremely limited on the dates of our event, so a backup location has been provided. Parking attendants will make sure you can find the second location. Download parking information
  • Light rail: There is a light rail stop at DU, the University of Denver Station. You can access this station from Lines E, F, and H. If you choose to take the light rail, we suggest you park at the I-25 & Broadway Station and take the Southbound light rail to the University of Denver Station, which is two stops away. There is a minimal fee to park at this station. Please see the RTD website for more information regarding parking and potential costs, as well as the schedules for the aforementioned lines.

Complementary Events

Please mark your calendar for two upcoming webinars related to our Complete College America conference and a special pre-conference opportunity:

Equity Toolkit

Pre-Conference Launch of the CDHE Equity Toolkit – Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2-5 p.m.

All are invited to the official launch of CDHE’s Equity Toolkit – a product of the department’s Talent, Innovation, and Equity grant initiative, funded by Lumina Foundation. The toolkit includes strategies for campus leaders to assess readiness to adopt various equity practices and provides tools for faculty to implement equity-based coursework and foster more inclusive classroom experiences for students of color. Participants will also learn about equity-oriented professional development for faculty administrators, promising institutional practices and strategies for campus implementation. The Equity Toolkit pre-conference session will be held at St. Cajetan's on Auraria campus.

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Webinar on the Postsecondary Data Partnership – Friday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. MT
This webinar will introduce participants to the Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP), an initiative of the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). PDP is a nationwide effort to help colleges and universities gain a fuller picture of student success and identify where to focus their resources. Participation in the PDP has several benefits, including expanded capacity of NSC to provide robust data reporting to national organizations (such as Complete College America), while easing the institutional burden of multiple data submissions. PDP can also potentially assist institutions with reverse transfer through NSC’s reverse transfer process. Visit the PDP website for more information on the initiative, along with fact sheets, data submission checklists and data dictionaries.

As part of Colorado’s participation in the Momentum State project with Complete College America, NSC and CCA are co-hosting a webinar on what PDP participation might look like for Colorado IHEs. The webinar will be held on Friday, September 6, from 11 a.m. to noon. Please register here.


Planning Academy Week-Out Preparation Webinar – Thursday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. MT
This webinar will help prepare Planning Academy participants to make the most of their conference experience and the resources that will be available on site. Participants will be introduced to the content experts and consultants who will be joining us at the event, hear perspectives from Planning Academy participants in Wisconsin, Nevada, and West Virginia, and receive updates from CDHE on statewide initiatives to advance student success.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon. No advance registration is necessary. Join the webinar here. (Optional audio access at 646-558-8656, code 640596240#).

Colorado Momentum

CCA’s Momentum Pathways Scale Project is an initiative focused on boosting college attainment in states by developing clear pathways amongst participating institutions and implementing evidence-based strategies that help students meet key, first-year benchmarks. As a participating state, Colorado is committed to taking bold action to improve graduation rates and eliminate achievement gaps.

The effort leverages CCA’s Game Changers, data-driven interventions designed to restructure systems, improve student outcomes and eliminate achievement gaps. The Momentum Pathways Scale Project creates a three-year implementation timeline and includes significant structured implementation support from CCA staff and content experts. Learn more.