NISOD’s Women in Leadership preconference seminar has returned by popular demand! Have you wondered how successful women leaders have progressed in their own careers? These panelists will discuss the importance of professional alliances; strategic career moves; gender-specific opportunities and challenges; and the balance between home, work, and personal priorities. This two-hour session is sure to provide new knowledge, creative insights, different perspectives, and a network of resources.
Tracy Edwards, President, Lethbridge College (Canada); Chá Guzmán, President, Palo Alto College; Misha Turner, Assistant Dean, Center for Teaching and Learning, Moraine Valley Community College (IL); Karen Mongo, Coordinator and Faculty, Communications, Mathematics, Developmental Studies, and Teacher Preparation Division, El Centro College (TX); and Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor-Elect, San Jacinto College District (TX) (Moderator)
Factors Affecting Student Performance—and How to Influence Them
This session focuses on an examination of all factors affecting
student performance, followed by suggestions on what actions might
influence them. The content is based on the presenter’s experience
in working with faculty in colleges all over North America and from
teaching hundreds of graduate students in a course entitled “Design
and Evaluation of College Teaching.” A very down-to-earth, thought-provoking session—full of useful ideas.
Jim Hammons, Professor, Higher Education, University of Arkansas
Business/College Partnerships: Building and Sustaining Productive Partnerships in Turbulent Times
As community colleges work to strengthen student access and success, employers can be key partners. From advising on curriculum, to contributing resources and to employing graduates, leaders from the employer community can bring important insight, advocacy, and resources. But colleges must find the right employers, engage them effectively, and seize opportunities to turn involved employers into champions.
In tough economic times, it is more important than ever to have a clear strategy to forge these productive relationships. The Business Champions Initiative, supported by the Lumina Foundation, has piloted and tested a set of practical strategies designed to bring employers and community college leaders together to address long-term opportunities for mutual benefit. This interactive session, facilitated by employer and an expert in the field, provides clear guidance for creating, sustaining, and institutionalizing partnerships with employers.
Mary Gershwin, President, Gershwin & Associates; and Kristy Schloss, President, Schloss Engineering Equipment, Inc.
Fundamentals of Good Assessment: Student Learning Outcomes
This interactive session introduces participants to the fundamentals of good
assessment, with a special focus on assessing student-learning outcomes at both the course and program levels.
It covers multiple-choice and open-ended questions, and includes many of
the guidelines and approaches used by ETS test development experts.
By the end of the session, participants will have a better understanding
of how to use test questions and scoring rubrics to achieve their goals.
Cathrael Kazin, Director of Strategic Relations, Higher Education and School Assessments Division, Educational Testing Service (ETS) (NJ)
The number of underprepared students entering the nation’s community colleges continues to escalate, and the community colleges of today are being forced to move the issue of developmental education beyond the fringes and make it a top priority. During this session, come, listen, and participate in an interactive conversation with leaders and practitioners as we discuss policies and practices at the institutional, instructional, and student service levels that can improve developmental education.
Byron McClenney, Project Director, Achieving the Dream, Community College Leadership Program, and Senior Lecturer, Fellow, Community College Leadership Endowment, The University of Texas at Austin; Barbara Jones-Kavalier, Vice President of Student Services, San Diego Mesa College (CA); Rebecca Goosen, Dean of Developmental Education,
San Jacinto College North (TX); and Evelyn Waiwaiole, Suanne Davis Roueche NISOD Director, and Lecturer, Department of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin (Moderator)
Recruiting and Retaining Minority Males: Sharing Best Practices
Educators at postsecondary institutions have long lamented alarmingly low minority male enrollment and graduation rates, as 60/40 minority female/male student ratios have become the norm, rather than the exception. During this session, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the experience of educators who have implemented proven minority male recruitment and retention strategies key to guiding this at-risk cohort through the admissions process to graduation and beyond.
Andrew Jones, Executive Vice Chancellor of Educational Affairs, Dallas County Community College District (TX); Tyrone Bledsoe, Founder-National Executive Director, Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) (OH); Leslie Navarro, President, Morton College (IL); and David Pluviose, Correspondent, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (Moderator)
Emerging Educational Technologies: A Whole New World of Teaching and Learning
Technology is everywhere—How to use it effectively in the classroom to engage students, improve teaching and learning, and foster student success is paramount. Pioneers in the field will discuss how Chattanooga State Technical Community College’s commitment to a vigorous initiative for teaching and learning and professional development in Second Life transformed its college, as well as how Broome Community College became the first two-year institution to earn a coveted spot on the iTunes website.
Jim Catanzaro, President, Chattanooga State Technical Community College (TN); Larry Miller, Lead Organizational Development Specialist, Erlanger Health Systems (TN); Richard David, Public Affairs Officer, Broome Community College (NY); and Coral Noonan-Terry, Associate Director, NISOD, and Lecturer, Department of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin (Moderator)
Through a better understanding of how a national agenda, regional programs and initiatives, and institutional objectives and priorities shape the accreditation process, workshop participants will be able to appreciate how accreditation can benefit the college. The workshop will be organized to pose and answer some key questions, with the opportunity for participants to provide others both before and during it.
David Carter, Director of Training and Research, Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (GA); Steve Crow, Immediate Past President, The Higher Learning Commission; Jimmie Bruce, Vice President of Academic Affairs; and Christa Emig, Faculty, Mathematics/QEP and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Leader, Northwest Vista College (TX)
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