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Online Administrator Series, September 15, 2020

The Administrator Series brings community and technical college leaders together to explore the issues, innovation, and insights of today as they deliberate about what’s needed to drive change for tomorrow. Participants can expect to be engaged in interactive learning designed to help them build out their skills of looking, learning, and leading at their institutions. 

Individual Registration*

Registration Type Early Registration
(on or before September 8, 2020)
Late Registration
(after September 8, 2020)
Member $149 $199
Non Member $199 $249
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*The purchase of an Individual Registration provides access to the live online presentations, as well as the archive recordings.

Confirmed Sessions

10:00-10:50 a.m. (CST) 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

11:00-11:50 a.m. (CST) 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

12:00-12:50 p.m. (CST) 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

1:00-1:50 p.m. (CST) 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

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellation and refund requests must be received prior to September 1, 2020. A refund of the online conference fee, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by September 1, 2020. NISOD also regrets that refunds will not be given after September 1, 2020 or for no-shows. However, we are pleased to credit your registration toward another online conference. In addition, substitutions are gladly accepted. A transfer of your full registration is permitted prior to the online conference by submitting a written request to Kelley Berley by September 1, 2020. The individual requesting the transfer is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the transfer.

Campus Access License

A Campus Access License grants permission for the purchaser to download the recordings of all of the NISOD Online Convenings to a password-protected network, server, or website on their campus for unlimited staff use.