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THECB Advisor & Counselor Summer Institute

July 14, 2014

The primary objective of the THECB Advisor & Counselor Summer Institute is for academic advisors and/or career counselors to collectively problem-solve common challenges in implementing the requirements of the TSI.  This Institute will serve as a platform for advisors and counselors to share promising practices and to identify new strategies that support a holistic approach to academic and career advising. Our main goal is to equip institutional representatives with the knowledge, strategies, and connections that will allow them to effectively assess the academic readiness of underprepared students with the goal of appropriate placement. The success of this institute will depend, to a large degree, on the willingness of the participants to share the effective strategies that they are developing and to be transparent about the issues and challenges as well as the emerging solutions being developed.

Conference Agenda

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment Overview

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

TSI Operational Plan: Advising Students Assessed at Lower Skill Levels

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Presentation

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Workshops I

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Workshops II

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closing Session

THECB Advisor & Counselor Institute, Agenda DRAFT


The meeting is limited to 300 participants. There is no registration fee. Breakfast, lunch and snacks during breaks will be provided. Register online using the link below. Registration deadline is July 6, 2014.

Registration Form


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
6505 North IH 35
Austin TX 78752
(512) 454-3737

Travel & Logistics

Doubletree - Hotel Reservation
THECB has reserved and paid for a block of sleeping rooms at the Doubletree Hotel available to participants on a first come, first serve basis. To make Hotel Reservations, call (512) 374-4812 or 1-800-560-7753 and use group code THB - or reserve online at http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/A/AUSLNDT-THB-20140713/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.
When making reservations, you will be asked to provide a credit card for guarantee, but you will have the option to make a reservation without a credit card. If you choose the option to make reservations without a credit card, you will need to select the non-guaranteed past 6 pm reservation option.

For those choosing to fly, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is 12 miles (20 minutes) away from the hotel. The following are the transportation options from the airport:


Typical Minimum Charge

Super Shuttle$17.00
Rental Car $35.00

Valet Parking
Overnight Guest Rate
$16.00 (inclusive of tax) including in-and-out privileges

Self Parking
The hotel will provide complimentary self parking for institute participants.

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