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Pre-Institute Workshops

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Pre-Institute Workshops will be offered to participants just prior to the formal opening of DREAM 2015.  Pre-Institute Workshops Fee: $150 each, unless otherwise noted.  The fee for the Pre-Institute Workshops covers one meal--breakfast for morning workshop attendees; lunch for afternoon workshop attendees--and workshop materials. 

As space for the workshops is limited, make sure to register early to reserve your seat.

 

8:00 – 9:00 am            Breakfast for Afternoon Pre-Institute Session Attendees

9:00 am – Noon          Morning Pre-Institute Sessions

Joining The Carnegie Movement To Solve The Developmental Math Problem

Statway and Quantway have dramatically increased the student success rates in developmental math.  The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching launched these two pathway courses in Fall 2011.  After three years of implementation in nearly 50 community colleges and universities, in 15 states, the pathways have reached over 9,000 students.  No other reform effort has been able to triple student success rate in one-half the time.

Pathway colleges are part of a Networked Improvement Community where faculty work together with other practitioners and researchers to identify the root causes of some barriers to student motivation and learning and design interventions to address these barriers.  Join this session to learn more about this movement.  
Presenters
Karon Klipple, Managing Director, Community College Pathways, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Ann Edwards, Director of Advancing Quality Teaching, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Rachel Beattie, Director of Productive Persistence, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Fee: $50. Sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Jumpstarting Courageous Conversations

This hands-on workshop for community college administrators, faculty, and staff will guide the challenging work of breaking down racial and class barriers on campus to welcome students and staff of all backgrounds. The first half of the workshop will focus on how we discuss race and class issues, and how our own identity and experiences color our perspective, i.e., How does our background affect the way we relate to these issues? How can participants of all backgrounds discuss these issues in a productive, meaningful way? The second half of the workshop will be centered on having these discussions on campus with administration, faculty, staff, and studentsHow do we get these conversations going and sustain them? What kinds of goals should we be setting? How do we work with senior leadership to make this process a crucial step in the student success agenda? Participants will learn skills to begin and help navigate meaningful conversations on campus to promote and uphold a culture of equity.
Presenters:
Kim Bobby,
 Director of the Inclusive Excellence Group, American Council on Education
Eddie Moore, Jr., Executive Director, The Privilege Institute
Lynda Villanueva, Data Coach, Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs, Brazosport College

Fee: $150

Now You’ve Analyzed The Data, Where Do You Implement First?
This session is designed for college teams that are still relatively early in their redesign and implementation processes.  Partner college teams kick off the first year in ATD by analyzing historical student data to quantify the magnitude of the student achievement problem, identify barriers to success, uncover common patterns and trends, and share information and learning.  After completing this work, most colleges have a long list of strategies, practices and activities they want to redesign, improve, or expand.  Teams are challenged by the need to focus their efforts but also implement at scale (both breadth and depth) that is sufficient to move the needle on completion. This workshop will share processes and tools that CBD colleges use to make prioritization and implementation decisions effectively, and will provide hands-on time for participants to practice applying them to their own situations.  Participants will be asked to submit information about their planning efforts prior to the workshop so common themes and challenges can be discussed.

Presenters:
R. Edward Bowling, 
Executive Director, CBD/DEI, Guilford Technical Community College
Kathleen Cleary, Associate Provost, Sinclair Community College
Joaquin Martinez, Associate Provost for Student Achievement, Miami Dade College
Susan Mayer, Senior Partner, Miami Dade College
Fee: $150

Show Me The Numbers: Table and Graph Design (Two-part Session, Morning and Afternoon)
The presenter, Stephen Few, is renowned for helping organizations like Apple, Facebook and yours to learn to design simple information displays for effective analysis and communication. This full-day course introduces the best practices of data presentation. Participants will learn how to effectively communicate quantitative data using tables and graphs, how to select the appropriate medium of communication (table vs. graph, and which type) and how to visually design each component to express your message clearly and compellingly. Each attendee receives a copy of the book Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, 2nd Edition. Registration is limited to 70 participants.

Presenter: 
Stephen Few, Founder & Principal, Perceptual Edge
Fee: $275, for morning and afternoon sessions

Tribal College and University Student Success Initiatives
The 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) across the nation are culturally diverse and each institution is uniquely driven by the needs of their communities.  TCUs often face challenges similar to mainstream institutions, yet operate on significantly less funding and half the internal capacity of other mainstream colleges of the same size.  The Indigenous principles of each TCU are universal in the mission and vision addressing student success through access to education and cultural perpetuity.  Dine’ and Salish Kootenai Colleges are in their second year as ATD members and will present and lead a discussion about their Year Two interventions and strategies that were created, developed and implemented in the 2014-2015 academic year.  Following the presentations by ATD TCUs, will be a presentation by other TCUs who have developed student success strategies and initiatives around developmental education based on research literature on effective pedagogy and curriculum with underprepared college students.

Presenters:
Dorothy Aguilera-Black Bear,
Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs, American Indian College Fund
Tanksi Clairmont, Tribal College & University Programs Administrator, 
American Indian College Fund

 

Noon – 1:00 pm      Lunch for Afternoon Pre-Institute Session Attendees

1:00 – 4:00 pm        Afternoon Pre-Institute Sessions

Data Summits: Making Date "Ert" 
Recently Alan Thorpe from the British firm Indicia, which specializes in connecting customers and products, noted that “On its own, data is inert.”  In this workshop we’ll guide you to create a Data Summit in which your data galvanize understanding and action; in other words, we will help you make your data “ert.”  Our workshop blends theories of analytics, organizational habit and human judgment and decision making with practical examples of how to move a college to actually use its data. We perceive the Data Summit as both the launch and part of the ongoing ATD process, not the end. We contend that data are too often perceived as hammers to punish rather than tools to improve, and that too many data presentations are dense, dry and divert attention from the core message. Workshop participants will leave with a better understanding of how we perceive and process data and information (the theory part), as well as strategies and data presentation examples to increase use of data throughout the organization (the practical part). These examples will address both a presentation of data at a data summit and also in general data presentations as well.

Presenter: 
Trudy Bers, Educational Consultant, The Bers Group
Brad C. Phillips, President and CEO, Institute for Evidence-Based Change

Fee: $150

Engaging Faculty and Staff in the Student Success Agenda: A Peer-Learning Exchange
To reach national goals for an educated workforce and help students achieve their dreams, faculty and staff must share in the responsibility for student success. From 2012 to 2014, 15 Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges embarked on an ambitious strategy to broaden faculty and staff engagement through the Walmart PRESS (Persistence, Retention, and Student Success) for Completion Grant. This interactive, three-hour pre-institute will provide Core Team Leaders, or those with similar positions, with professional development and resources for faculty and staff engagement strategies through a peer-exchange model.
Presenter:
Jessica Hartung, Founder and CEO, Integrated
WorkFee: Included with registration. In addition, ATD is providing $250 stipends to representatives from active ATD colleges attending this Workshop. Stipends will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 60 registrants, with one stipend per college. Please check "Yes" if you would like to be considered for this stipend. You will be notified if you were selected, and will be able to pick up the check - which will be made payable to your college - at the Workshop. Contact chenderson@achievingthedream with questions.Registrations must be completed by February 3, 5 pm EST, to be considered for the stipend.

Finding The Strategic Value of IT Without Getting Technical
Information technology can enhance an institution’s brand, reduce costs, increase risk, or just be “plumbing.” This session will help senior leaders develop a better understanding of the strategic uses of information technology, looking at the “state of the art” as well as emerging areas. Senior higher education leaders will leave with an understanding of the high impact issues institutions should be alert to, including competitiveness, productivity, information security, and the quality of the learning environment.

Presenter: 
Susan Grajek, Vice President - Data, Research, and Analytics, EDUCAUSE
Joy HatchVice Chancellor for Technology, Virginia Community College System

Fee: $150

Intersecting Circles: Approaching Achievement Gaps From All Sides
This session will begin with data about the intersecting circles of race, socio-economic status, and academic preparation and how the problem justifies a multi-prong approach. Then CCBC’s Culturally Responsive Teaching program will be described, including professional development, surveys of use, and outcomes from a national conference we are sponsoring this fall. The next circle will be the Male Student Success Initiative, our program for several hundred  African American male students based on the national consortium sponsored by Dr. Luke Wood at San Diego State.  Finally, we will describe the intersection of these areas with financial empowerment and financial literacy across the developmental curriculum highlighting the Stanford – CCBC experimental  study of the use of avatars of virtually aged students  to increase “inter-temporality” in students or the ability to think about the future while still in the present. Activities will be dispersed throughout.

Presenters: 
Larry 
Coleman, Director Multicultural Affairs, The Community College of Baltimore County
Susan Delker, Department Chair, ACDV 101,The Community College of Baltimore County
Maurice Johnson, Male Student Success Initiative, The Community College of Baltimore County
Donna McKusick, Dean, Developmental Education/Special Academic Programs, The Community College of Baltimore County
Tammy Sims, Guest Researcher, Stanford University
David K. Truscello, Coordinator, English, The Community College of Baltimore County
Mark Williams, Male Student Success Initiative,The Community College of Baltimore County
Fee: $150

Khan Academy and CCV Workshop on Improving Outcomes in Developmental Math

Workshop on how to use Khan Academy data, analytics and adaptive learning to support developmental math students.  Community College of Vermont and New England Board of Higher Ed, partnered with KA in 2013/2014 to address the needs of the developmental math student. We’ll work through our findings and insights about using Khan Academy in a practice-based format; covering basic set up to implementation.  The interactive use and exploration of KA in this session will be tailored to the goals of your developmental math program (e.g., instructor-led math course, learning lab placement test prep).
Presenter:
Naomi Davidson, 
Education Partnerships, Higher Education, Khan
Academy
Fee: $150

Now You’ve Implemented the First Wave of Redesigned Services, How Do You Make Them Even More Effective?
This session is designed for teams that have begun their implementation processes recently or teams that have made major changes to their implementation plans.  Even colleges that have been successful implementing redesigned academic and student services with urgency and at scale often have trouble getting meaningful data quickly enough to evaluate the effectiveness of what they did and make improvements in a timely way.  This workshop will identify the types and frequency of data that participants will need to manage their internal change processes, suggest tools that can be used to augment standard IR/IE reporting, and share examples of how this data has been used to drive continuous innovation and improvement at CBD colleges. It will also provide hands-on time for participants to further refine their own evaluation processes.  Participants will be asked to submit information about their evaluation and improvement efforts prior to the workshop so common themes and challenges can be discussed.

Presenters:
R. Edward Bowling, 
Executive Director, CBD/DEI, Guilford Technical Community College
Kathleen Cleary, Associate Provost, Sinclair Community College
Joaquin Martinez, Associate Provost for Student Achievement, Miami Dade College
Susan Mayer, Senior Partner, Miami Dade College
Fee: $150

Show Me The Numbers: Table And Graph Design, Part II
The presenter, Stephen Few, is renowned for helping organizations like Apple, Facebook and yours to learn to design simple information displays for effective analysis and communication. This full-day course introduces the best practices of data presentation. Participants will learn how to effectively communicate quantitative data using tables and graphs, how to select the appropriate medium of communication (table vs. graph, and which type) and how to visually design each component to express your message clearly and compellingly. Each attendee receives a copy of the book Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, 2nd Edition. Registration is limited to 70 participants.
Presenter: 
Stephen Few, Founder & Principal, Perceptual Edge

 Fee: $275, for morning and afternoon sessions

Using the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) to Explore Learning Outcomes
The Lumina Foundation’s Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) provides a framework illustrating what students should be expected to know and be able to do once they earn their degrees at the AA and BA level regardless of their field of specialization. The DQP focuses on five dimensions of learning including: Applied Learning; Civic Learning; Intellectual Skills; Broad, Integrative Knowledge; and Specialized Knowledge and aligns learning outcomes with these dimensions. This session will introduce participants to the DQP and highlight how campuses have used the framework to conduct curricular mapping, explicate learning outcomes, enhance student transfer from AA to BA, align co-curricular experiences, and design assignments that elicit intended outcomes. After an introduction to the DQP and the range of ways campuses are using it to deepen their conversations about learning outcomes, participants will be invited to practice using the DQP as a tool for exploring learning outcomes in one of three ways: as a framework for curriculum mapping, as a strategy for aligning co-curricular and experiential learning with outcomes; and as a tool for creating assignments or sequences of assignments within a single course.

Presenters:
Nick Bekas, Campus Dean, Academic Affairs, Valencia College
Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research and NSSE Institute
Emily Lardner, Co-Director, The Washington Center at Evergreen State College
Fee: $150

 


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