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College Readiness Dialogues   Tags: "college, "high, dialogues", prep", readiness, school", transition  

Join us as we show you the past, present, and future plannings of the College Readiness Dialogues taking place in the Kansas City metro area! These events are open to all school, academic, public, & special librarians and other interested educators.
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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1. If you have any questions or comments, just let us know! Laurie Hathman, Director Greenlease Library, Rockhurst University and Ken Stewart, School Librarian, Blue Valley High School *

Directions to Kauffman Center

Here is a link for directions/parking information for the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center.


Casual attire!

Traditionally, at past Dialogues, we've worn our school or organization shirts, t-shirts, or sweatshirts.  If you have one, be sure to wear it and let others know where you're from!



You will have free WiFi access while at the Kauffman.


College Readiness Dialogues 2016 Agenda

College Readiness Dialogues 2016 Agenda

2016 Theme:  What Do They Expect? The Impact of the Social/Personal Transition From High School To College on the Academic Experience.

Keynote Topic:

What Do They Expect? The Impact of the Social/Personal Transition From High School To College on the Academic Experience

Keynote Panelists:  

  • Dr. Matt Quick, Vice President for Student Development and Athletics, Rockhurst University
  • Kristin Asquith,  Coordinator of Gifted Education, Blue Valley School District
  • Jill Becker, KU Libraries Center for Undergraduate Initiatives
  • Christine Taylor-Butler, author and past MIT Admissions Interviewer

Innovative Schools Panelists:  

  • Hannah Loftus, CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman School
  • Paula Schaaf, Coordinator of Early College Programs, Early College Academy
  • Dustin Havens, Teacher, University Academy
  • Selena Hughes, Teacher, Cristo Rey High School  


Student Perspective Break Out Session: Students from area colleges perspectives on their transition from high school to college life.

For full agenda, click on the document below:


Registration form due Monday, April 11th

Cost: $27.50 (includes lunch)
        ...for gluten-free bread for your sandwich, please add $1.00.

Registration Closes: April 11, 2016

Registration Form:



The College Readiness Dialogues are sponsored by

the Libraries of

Blue Valley High School and Rockhurst University



Suggestions for Future Events

1. Do you have any ideas for future events? Please let us know!

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