State Alliance Affinity Group

The purpose of this group is to give an opportunity to existing and potential inclusive postsecondary education programs and partners to discuss how and why these statewide alliances are important, how to maintain them, and more. Anyone working on any type of formal or informal state-level connection, proposing systems change through alliances and consortia, or those who are simply curious about how these alliances can work, are welcome.


Meeting Schedule

Zoom Registration for all meetings

November 30, 2022, 3-4pm ET

January 19, 2023, 3-4pm ET

March 22, 2023, 3-4pm ET

May 25, 2023, 3-4pm ET

July 26, 2023, 3-4pm ET

September 21, 2023, 3-4pm ET

Past Meetings

State Legislation and IPSE
July 27, 2022
Summary: Denise Rozell from AUCD spoke on state legislation and IPSE. She gave an update on legislation and policies that have been added over the last year and answered questions from state alliance leaders.

Regional Alliances
May 19, 2022
Summary: Susanna introduced the group to the draft plan for regional alliance as part of the Think College Inclusive Higher Education Network. The group discussed the stages of implementation through the Implementation Science Framework, as well as the alliance focused strands at the upcoming SEPSEA Conference and State of the Art pre-conference.

Deciding which Colleges to Expand to Next
Date: March 17, 2022
Summary: This meeting was a group discussion of strategies for state alliances to support the growth of programs within their states. Georgia, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, and California shared their approaches over the years.

Think College Inclusive Higher Education Network (TCN) Project
January 20, 2022
Presenter: Dr. Danie Roberts-Dahm, TCN Project Coordinator
Summary: Danie presented on the new Think College Network, which will focus on building capacity for more regional alliances across the country. There was discussion about TCN's upcoming public awareness campaign and the development of CTE and employment workgroups.