The UW System Student Success Summit, Scaling Up Summer Bridge Programs, examined how summer bridge programs can address the impact of COVID-19 on students coming to college.

When: April 6, 2021
The summit was held virtually via ZOOM, video recordings can be found below in the session overviews.

Browse our speaker bios to learn more about their backgrounds. Please also review each tab below for resources and details on each presentation, as well as video recordings of each session.

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
    • Description: Participants will discuss the impact of the pandemic and social justice issues of the past year on students with varying identities, and what that means for ensuring inclusive and equitable bridge programs.
    • Facilitator: Warren Anderson, Senior Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer, UW System Administration
    • Panel Members: (1) Antoiwana Williams, Director Multicultural Student Services, UW-La Crosse, (2) Vickie Sanchez, Student Services Coordinator, UW-Stout, (3) Dang Yang, Director of Multicultural Affairs, UW-Eau Claire
  • Video recording can be seen here.
  • Resources from this session:

  • Program Assessment:
    • Description: This session addresses how we measure the impact of bridge programs and what success looks like.
    • Facilitator: Karen McLeer, Executive Director of Retention and Academic Support, UW-Platteville
    • Panel Members: (1) Vincent Lowery, Director of Student Success and Engagement, UW-Green Bay, (2) J.J. Andrews, Assessment Specialist & Data Steward, UW-Madison, (3) Ozalle Toms, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Diversity, Engagement, and Success, UW-Whitewater
  • Video recording can be seen here.
  • Resources from this session:

  • Scaling Bridge Programs: Chris Navia, Associate Vice President for Student Success, UW System Administration 
    • Description: This session will focus on the principles, practices and tools needed to scale up successful bridge programs.
  • Video recording can be seen here.
  • Resources from this session: