Staying the Course: Partnering to Transform Community
Community colleges need to play a more proactive role in identifying partner organizations and serving as a convener to pool and share much needed resources. During this session, participants learn about an innovative partnership between a community college and a local non-profit organization whose mission is to end poverty one family at a time.
Zarina Blankenbaker, Campus President, Tarrant County College District; Judith Priest, Director, Client Navigation, Catholic Charities Fort Worth
Hiring Faculty: Recommendations From Inhabitants of the Dark Side
Because people make programs, for every faculty vacancy, there must be a great hire. How does an institution attract and employ individuals who will invest in the students they are charged to teach and lead? Is there a formula for achieving success when hiring? If so, what are the factors? Two long-serving administrators with a combined experience in excess of 50 years lead this session and discuss Robert K. Greenleaf’s tenets of Servant Leadership and how they apply to the hiring process.
Debra Frazier, Chancellor, University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville; Jennifer Methvin, Chancellor; Arkansas State University – Beebe
No Limit on the Road to Academic Achievement at Madisonville Community College
Madisonville Community College’s MCC Accelerate program promotes adult completion in two years for four workforce-ready Associate’s degrees with embedded certificates. Students attend classes just one night per week and complete one course at a time. Come learn the steps taken to create the program. Discuss scholarship opportunities, recruitment strategies, cohort information, and student feedback. This session is for anyone who shares an interest in alternative program delivery modalities and creative pathways.
Cynthia Kelley, President/CEO; Scott Cook, Provost; Felecia Johnson, Coordinator, Special Projects, Office of the Provost, Madisonville Community College
Implementing a One-To-One iPad Initiative and OER to Improve Student Learning Outcomes
Improve student success and transform teaching by implementing a one-to-one iPad initiative coupled with open educational resources (OER). Switching to OER saves students millions in textbook costs, and delivering content on an iPad creates opportunities for faculty to reinvent how they help students learn. Hear administrative and faculty perspectives, learn how to influence the adoption of OER, and begin developing an action plan to transform learning on your campus.
Craig-Ellis Sasser, Executive Vice President; Paige Sasser, Instructor, English, Northeast Mississippi Community College