Fourteen GTF Fellows and their mentors met in Bryan, TX for the fifth annual GTF Fellows Study Meeting in August. The two-day event, designed to provide fellows with opportunities for professional development and networking, featured interactive discussions, a writing workshop, and panels of expert speakers.
On the second day of the study meeting, fellows turned their focus to translating research into policy. Christine Bailie and Dr. Amy Wiseman of E3 Alliance shared the story of Pathways of Promise, an initiative that began with a study of the relationship between high school mathematics coursework and postsecondary outcomes and resulted in practical recommendations for high school administrators, counselors, and teachers. Dr. Marybeth Gasman of the University of Pennsylvania concluded with a dynamic workshop on developing research-based opinion pieces and media interviews for the general public.
The Fellows Study Meeting is one element of GTF’s strategy for building the capacity of Texas faculty working for postsecondary student success. To learn more about the program, visit our GTF Fellows page.
The second cohort of GTF Fellows proudly display their medals.
Dr. Gasman coaches the group on writing clear, strong op-ed pieces.