The Winning Essay: Perspectives from the Community College Week–NISOD Student Essay Contest
Help us celebrate the winner of the first annual Student Essay Contest co-sponsored by Community College Week and NISOD! Join us as the winning author shares her compelling story about the college faculty member who changed her life. The faculty member who was featured in the student’s essay will share her favorite practices and pedagogies for student success.
Kelly Labat, Student, Nursing; Ann Pinner and Candace Rogers, Associate Professors, Nursing, Paul D. Camp Community College (VA)
Monday, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
So You Think You Want to Be an Achieving the Dream College?
Participants will learn about Achieving the Dream guidelines for assessing institutional readiness to begin the process for building a culture of evidence and promoting institutional transformation to improve student outcomes.
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; and Margaretta Mathis, Associate Director, Achieving the Dream, Community College Leadership Program; and Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Components of a Great Board/CEO Relationship
This session will feature a discussion of Best Practices of how Boards and CEO’s work together to develop a great college. The panel will discuss effective communications, planning, and operational strategies from both Board and CEO perspectives. The panel will engage the audience in sharing “tips” for new and recently hired college CEO’s.
Mary Spangler, Chancellor, Houston Community College System (TX); Barbara Mink, Member, Board of Trustees, Austin Community College (TX), and Professor, School of Human and Organization Development, Fielding Graduate University (CA); Robin Smith, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Lansing Community College (MI); and Walter Bumphus, Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin (Moderator)
Monday, 2:45–3:45 p.m.
A Valuable Investment: Developmental Education
Rising Costs – Recession – Reduction in Workforce! All of these terms begin a conversation that ends with individuals assigning blame, not much different than a conversation focused on developmental education. Regardless of why students enter our colleges underprepared, the growing demand to equip students for college-level work continues to escalate and colleges that take deliberate action are seeing great returns on their investments. This program will focus on successful strategies and results from colleges that are investing in developmental education.
John E. Roueche, Sid W. Richardson Regents Chair in Community College Leadership, The University of Texas at Austin; Donetta Goodall, Vice Chancellor of Student Success, Lone Star College System (TX); Terry Calaway, President, Johnson County Community College (KS); and Evelyn N. Waiwaiole, Suanne Davis Roueche NISOD Director, and Lecturer, Department of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Ten Things You Can Do to Champion Academic Integrity, Combat Academic Dishonesty, and (Possibly) Save Your Sanity and the World!
Many community college practitioners know that academic dishonesty is becoming increasingly prevalent in higher education. But what many of us *don’t* (yet) know is what we can do about it. Whether participants are faculty members, student services professionals, administrators, or classified staff, they can contribute to a culture of academic integrity on their community college campus if they are armed with information and prepared to take a proactive stance. Come join us to hear the author of “To Be Honest: Championing Academic Integrity in the Community College,” Dr. Karén Bleeker, as she shares the stories of six community colleges across the country who have made a “dent” in dishonesty—and championed the integrity cause!
Karén Clos Bleeker, President, Community College of Denver (CO)
Tuesday, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Using Brain Research to Enhance and Energize Instruction
This lively presentation, peppered with humor, music, and audience participation, engages and empowers educators. Take a tour of a real brain via MRI brain scan, and see how multiple pathways are involved in learning. Learn how knowledge is constructed in the brain, with implications for classroom practices. Learn principles for instruction, based on brain research, and acquire strategies for addressing learning differences. Experience what it feels like to use alternative pathways in the brain. Participants will leave this session energized and excited about trying these new approaches to teaching and learning!
Janet N. Zadina, Assistant Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience/Educational Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans (LA), and Assistant Professor,
Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa
What’s up with this Second Life, and why did we need one? This workshop will demonstrate the use of virtual worlds in education and provide examples learning in this environment. The presentation will be an interactive and immersive experience. The vTSTC team will be located remotely on the vTSTC campus to demonstrate the dynamic in-world tools and real-time audio/video. Buckle up and grab hold of something solid because we are about to take off!
Mike Reeser, President; Chris Gibson, Associate Vice President of Student Learning, EdTech; Kevin Brown, Project Lead/Instructor; Rick Alvarado, Instructor/Media; and William Thompson, Vice President, Innovative Solutions, Texas State Technical College–West Texas
Bridge to Student Success: Supporting Adjunct Faculty
Richland College’s vision is to be the best place we can be to learn, teach, and build sustainable local and world community. Learn how this Baldrige institution recruits, supports, and integrates adjunct faculty to accomplish its strategic planning priorities of response to community, student success, employee success, and institutional effectiveness. In this interactive session, presenters will share strategies to acquaint adjunct faculty to college culture, provide professional development, and create a climate with a focus on student learning.
Zarina Blankenbaker, Associate Vice President for Teaching & Learning; Audra Barrett, Dean of Distance Learning; and Judy Cline, Adjunct Professor, Richland College (TX)
Fundraising 101 for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
Organizational development goes hand-in-hand with resource development—the term that describes the function of fundraising, grant-writing, government relations, and entrepreneurial endeavors that secure outside funding for your institution. New initiatives in curriculum development, student services, professional development, and physical plant growth now often result from resources in the forms of public/private grants and donor gifts. In this session you will explore the role of faculty, staff, and administrators in supporting the development function, gain skills that will add value to your career goals, and identify strategies to implement at your home institutions. Presented by NISOD partner, the Council for Resource Development.
Polly Binns, CFRE, Executive Director, Council for Resource Development (DC)
Wednesday, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Grant Opportunities at the National Science Foundation (Including Some You May Not Have Considered)
Come learn about the review process in the Department of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and about grants that are especially applicable to community college—such as Advance Technology Education (ATE) and S-STEM (scholarships for STEM students). Also learn about grant opportunities that are not as familiar to community colleges—such as Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and the National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NDSL).
Linnea Fletcher, Program Officer, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation (VA)
National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD)
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