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Pre-Conference Workshops


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Pre-Conference Workshops Fee: $150 each, unless otherwise noted.  

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

9:00 am – Noon   Morning Pre-Conference Sessions
 

9:00 am – Noon
Adding to the Higher Education Discourse on Teaching Practices

As the focus on Teaching and Learning at Community Colleges strengthens and becomes more valued, especially when considering student success, it is an imperative for community college voices to be present in literature about effective practice in higher education. In this session participants will explore the current landscape and opportunities for publishing and how to create a vision for engaging more faculty writing about their practices.

 Participants will learn:

  • why it’s important for community college voices to be present in literature about effective practice in higher education
  • where community college faculty are publishing now in order to understand why it is so limited and how they can add their voices to increase and inform the higher education community.
  • how to create a vision of what it would like to have more faculty writing about their practice at the campus level and what success could look like
  • about strategies for helping more faculty begin to write about their work and draft a plan for encouraging more scholarly teaching and more writing about teaching, when they return to their campus
Fee: $150

9:00 am – Noon
Building College Capacity for Pathways Reforms, Part I
This session allows colleges to move forward with designing guided pathways for their students using their work in ATD as the springboard.  With the support from the AACC Pathways Project partners, coaches and college leadership, each college team will be engaged in facilitated working sessions and will leave with an action plan outlining the best next steps for their pathways efforts.  Participating colleges may bring a team of three to five representatives to participate in this day-long technical assistance session that includes brief presentations on the following Pathways Project topic areas: an overview of the project’s Key Performance indicators, making the case for scaled pathways reform, leadership and change management for implementing transformational reform and building broad engagement strategies. 

Fee: $275
Day-long Session -- continued in the afternoon. 
The workshop is designed for teams of two or three persons from a single institution.  Participation is limited to 30 teams. 



9:00 am – Noon
Part One of Two-part Series
Designing Math Pathways: An Introduction
We invite you to attend this two-part series on math pathways implementation presented by the Charles A Dana Center and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Together the two workshops will cover implementation from the institutional level to the classroom. You may choose to attend one or both of the workshops.

Numerous states and institutions are implementing mathematics pathways in an effort to improve student outcomes and reduce time to completion, drawing from a growing body of evidence that  math pathways can accelerate attainment of college level math credit and better align needed math competencies with chosen programs of study.

The morning session, led by the Charles A Dana Center, will focus on how institutions can implement mathematics pathways at scale. Participants will identify steps to be taken by faculty and administrators in the implementation process, learn about free resources provided by the Dana Center, and plan next steps they can take at their institutions. This workshop is appropriate for institutions starting to think about math pathways or those looking for support to expand small-scale efforts.

The afternoon session, led by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will focus on lessons learned from implementing and scaling math pathways, with a particular focus on faculty and classroom-level changes. Participants will examine key research-based design elements of effective math reform, explore how Carnegie’s Statway and Quantway incorporate these design elements, hear directly from faculty and administrators about key elements of effective implementation, and explore new data about the effectiveness of Statway and Quantway in terms of student success in mathematics as well as college transfer and completion rates. 
 
Fee: $150
 

9:00 am – Noon
Emotional Intelligence, Efficacy & Success
This workshop will highlight the importance of creating a compelling and enjoyable educational experience by modeling the behavior advocated within the session. Using several group work techniques and activities I will encourage participants to write, talk, think about or role play each of the major learning objectives. This process will be supported by a visually interesting, pedagogically sound and relevant PowerPoint presentation. The goal is to be inspirational as well as informational.

The fundamental challenge is to show how interpersonal communication aligned with current research on learning and the role of the affective domain can significantly improve our ability to meaningfully impact and maximize the conditions under which people learn, work and grow most effectively.
Attendees will learn to:
  • Demonstrate the emotional impact of every single communication.
  • Describe the positive outcomes of achieving high levels of resonance.
  • Show how we gain much more when we identify, nurture and develop talents, rather than when we focus on weaknesses.
  • Establish an understanding of how positive emotions expand cognition.
  • Explain how the affective domain profoundly influences persistence.
  • Analyze premises behind the "Growth Mindset” and “Brain Plasticity.”
Fee: $150
 

 

9:00 am – Noon

Reclaiming Developmental Education as a Solution to Remediation
Under-preparation is a challenge across our nation’s community colleges. Remediation has proven insufficient to address the need. Can reclaiming the roots of development education be the answer to helping our students succeed? This session will unpack the evidence and recommendations of the recent
Core Principles for Transforming Remediation within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy.
 
Participants will:
  • Learn about “what works” in efforts to address student preparedness for college
  • Learn to position developmental education as a critical “on ramp” to guided pathways
Fee: $150
 
9:00 am – Noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Show Me the Numbers: Table and Graph Design, Part I

The presenter, Stephen Few, renowned innovator, consultant, and educator, works with for oganizations 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. Each attendee receives a copy of the book Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, 2nd Edition.
 
Participants will learn how to:
  • Effectively communicate quantitative data using tables and graph
  • How to select the appropriate medium of communication (table vs. graph, and which type)
  • How to visually design each component to express your message clearly and compellingly
Fee: $275. Day-long Session -- continued in the afternoon. 
 

9:00 am – Noon
Student Financial Health: Examining and Creating Innovative Tools and Resources to Foster Student Success

A growing body of evidence supports the implementation of financial services and products as a way to empower and incubate the financial health of students. The 2015 Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) conducted at 178 colleges indicates that 70 percent of students report that a lack of finances could cause them to withdraw. So, how do we provide assistance to student’s financial barriers? How do we get students to use the services they need?  How do we create a culture that’s supportive of providing non-academic supports to students?
 
Come join us in a “Design Your Own Prototype” interactive workshop. This will be an opportunity to learn design, implementation, and capacity strategies and considerations when adopting a financial prototype.
 
Workshop participants will:

  • Learn about national models for helping low income students attain financial stability and college success
  • Engage in discussions with colleges already implementing financial health policies, practices, and products to collect practical implementation tips and learn about costs and impact on student retention.
  • Receive copies of CCCSE’s report on the models emerging from their research

Limited to 75 participants and preference given to colleges registering teams of three or more from advising, student services, and faculty. 
Fee: $150


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

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Building College Capacity for Pathways Reforms, Part II
This session allows colleges to move forward with designing guided pathways for their students using their work in ATD as the springboard.  With the support from the AACC Pathways Project partners, coaches and college leadership, each college team will be engaged in facilitated working sessions and will leave with an action plan outlining the best next steps for their pathways efforts.  Participating colleges may bring a team of three to five representatives to participate in this day-long technical assistance session that includes brief presentations on the following Pathways Project topic areas: an overview of the project’s Key Performance indicators, making the case for scaled pathways reform, leadership and change management for implementing transformational reform and building broad engagement strategies. 

Fee: $275

Day-long Session -- continued from morning timeslot. 
The workshop is designed for teams of two or three persons from a single institution. Participation is limited to 30 teams. 

 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Democratizing Data: Empowering Faculty to Drive Student Success
Institutional Research departments are usually able to provide data at the institutional level for retention and completion, but current data at the department and classroom level is often unavailable. How do we increase student success at the department and classroom level without knowing how students are currently doing?
At Pierce College we found ourselves facing such a “data deficit.” We knew we wanted faculty and administrators to have access to timely, accessible data on their desktops.  We determined we needed a data  tool that would be simple to use yet powerful, and the human capacity to create  and use them.  Using Tableau software’s dash-boarding tools Pierce created dashboards that allow users to “dig into” the data, and sort on a wide array of variables. This resulted in a more data transparent and data informed decision-making culture. In essence, the Tableau dashboards have been a “game changer.” Faced with the facts of how student success varied across departments, faculty took on student success issues and the responsibility of norming how they were grading and interpreting course outcomes.
This session will focus on Pierce’s experience, and on how to successfully allow everyone at the college to see course level data, and to do it in a manner that creates a sense of curiosity, especially on the part of faculty.   Participants will learn what tools and training are needed, and how to leverage early advocates. In addition, participants will learn:

  • How to successfully provide aggregate and disaggregated course-level student success data to faculty
  • How faculty can use course-level data to increase student success
  • How course level data can help department to improve consistency in course outcomes and assessment of student production
  • How faculty can  leverage course-level towards social justice
  • How courses level-data can inform the accreditation and grant-writing efforts of the college?

Fee: $150

Developing Data Capacity to Increase Success for Native Students 

This pre-conference session is designed to build institutional data capacity and support communities of practice among tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). To successfully implement major, scaled reforms such as guided pathways, developmental education reform or integrated advising systems, colleges need the capacity to collect data along the entire student experience, to monitor student progress over time, to evaluate policies and practices, and to use data to inform decision making, including the allocation of scarce resources. During the workshop, participants will hear from current and former ATD TCU’s regarding their experience in the network and how they leveraged ATD coaching, how the college built and sustained a culture of evidence, and how the college managed challenges and/or leveraged opportunities. This workshop will give participants access to ATD data coaches and use peer learning and engagement strategies to deepen understanding of how to build capacity in data and technology in order to cultivate a culture of evidence, improve student success outcomes and strengthen a student focused culture.

All colleges serving Native or indigenous populations, including TCUs participating in Achieving the Dream through a partnership with AICF or the Achieving the Dream-AIHEC project, are encouraged to participate.

Workshop participants will:

  • Learn how ATD tribal colleges are using a holistic approach to build capacity in seven key areas, including data and technology, to support a student-focused culture for improved student outcomes. Strength across the seven capacities positions a college to implement large scale interventions that have positive impact on student outcomes.
  • Engage in facilitated small group discussions to analyze the current culture pertaining to the collection of, access to, analysis of, and use of data and evidence.
  • Network with other tribal college leaders who are willing to provide ongoing advice and support peer learning.
Fee: Complimentary

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Developing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) That are Culturally Competent 

Today’s educators must develop student learning outcomes, assignments and assessments that reflect an increasingly diverse student body. This workshop will help participants learn how to develop student learning outcomes free of bias, and learn how to integrate cultural competencies into actualizing and assessing student learning outcomes. Participants will learn the latest, easy to use methods for developing behaviorally based student learning outcomes and how to assess these in a culture-fair manner.  Additionally, participants will practice activities that give a deeper understand of how to develop SLOs, gain confidence in the development and assessment of culturally fair SLOs, and develop practical applications that apply to their unique work.

Participants will:

  • Discover ways to integrate cultural competence into SLO application and assessment
  • Learn practical approaches to develop effective student learning outcomes (SLOs) in your courses
  • Practice writing behavioral SLOs for your courses that are free from cultural bias
  • Understand how cultural competence affects assessment of learning outcomes
  • Learn how to ensure that your assessment are free from cultural bias

 Fee: $150
 
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Part Two Two-part Series
Eating Our Own Cooking: Lessons Learned From the Implementation of the Accelerated Math Pathways Statway and Quantway
We invite you to attend this two-part series on math pathways implementation presented by the Charles A Dana Center and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Together the two workshops will cover implementation from the institutional level to the classroom. You may choose to attend one or both of the workshops.

Numerous states and institutions are implementing mathematics pathways in an effort to improve student outcomes and reduce time to completion, drawing from a growing body of evidence that  math pathways can accelerate attainment of college level math credit and better align needed math competencies with chosen programs of study.

The morning session, led by the Charles A Dana Center, will focus on how institutions can implement mathematics pathways at scale. Participants will identify steps to be taken by faculty and administrators in the implementation process, learn about free resources provided by the Dana Center, and plan next steps they can take at their institutions. This workshop is appropriate for institutions starting to think about math pathways or those looking for support to expand small-scale efforts.

The afternoon session, led by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will focus on lessons learned from implementing and scaling math pathways, with a particular focus on faculty and classroom-level changes. Participants will examine key research-based design elements of effective math reform, explore how Carnegie’s Statway and Quantway incorporate these design elements, hear directly from faculty and administrators about key elements of effective implementation, and explore new data about the effectiveness of Statway and Quantway in terms of student success in mathematics as well as college transfer and completion rates. 

Fee: $150
 
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Engaging the Disengaged: Fostering Retention & Success Among First Generation, Underserved, Low-Income College Students

Informing and empowering educators to understand and effectively engage with first generation, underserved, marginalized students in ways that encourage cooperation and student success.
 
Participants will learn how to:

  • Understand and effectively engage with first generation, underserved, marginalized students in ways that encourage cooperation and student success
  • Develop practical strategies that engage the disengaged student
  • Learn how to ensure that your activities are engaging underserved population

Fee: $150

 

9:00 am Noon
Faculty as Drivers of College Reform Efforts

Two of Achieving the Dream’s funded learning initiatives – the Open Education Resources Degree Initiative and the Engaging Adjunct Faculty Initiative, are creating faculty led teams to drive curriculum and pedagogy reform and to engage a wider swath of faculty – both full and part time, in institution wide reform efforts.

Participants will:

  • Learn about strategies these colleges are using to give faculty greater ownership of the completion agenda.
  • Take a readiness survey to assess their college’s current policies and practices for engaging faculty in institution-wide reform work
  • Develop a draft plan for engaging more faculty in reform efforts at their campuses

Fee: $150

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Show Me the Numbers: Table and Graph Design, Part II
The presenter, Stephen Few, renowned innovator, consultant, and educator, works with for oganizations 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. Each attendee receives a copy of the book Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, 2nd Edition. 
 
Participants will learn how to:

  • Effectively communicate quantitative data using tables and graph
  • How to select the appropriate medium of communication (table vs. graph, and which type)
  • How to visually design each component to express your message clearly and compellingly

Fee: $275. Day-long Session -- continued from the morning timeslot. 

 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Teaching Resilience
Practitioners from colleges that are part of the Northeast Resiliency Consortium, Achieving the Dream staff, and a learning assessment and credentialing expert will provide opportunities to learn about and then apply ways to develop students’ resilience. This half-day session introduces the resiliency competency model and tools to support its use in and outside of the classroom. Each attendee will receive a copy of the Resiliency Competency model and Teaching Resilience Toolkit.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Develop and assess resiliency enhanced courses
  • Incorporate classroom activities that develop students’ resilience, including project based learning
  • Develop plans for engaging faculty and other stakeholders

Fee: $150

 

 



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