Learning College Summit Begins June 10 in Phoenix
Join the almost 300 community college educators and leaders who will participate in the League’s Learning College Summit, June 10-13 in Phoenix. Terry O’Banion, president emeritus of the League and senior advisor for higher education at Walden University, will open the Summit with a presentation titled, “The Student Pathway: Connecting the Learning College and the Completion Agenda.” This theme of learning as a key to student success and completion continues throughout the Summit.
On Monday, June 11, Noreen Thomas (Ferris State University), Mary Ellen O’Keeffe (North Seattle Community College), Madeline Pumariega (Miami Dade College-Wolfson Campus), and William Raffetto (San Jacinto College) will lead a symposium exploring the role of organizational culture in student learning, success, and completion, and Arleen Arnsparger (Center for Community College Student Engagement) will lead a symposium on promising practices for community college student success.
Tuesday begins with a symposium on extending quality, inquiry, and accountability beyond the college walls as a way of improving student learning that features Marcia Pfeiffer (St. Louis Community College), Ron Baker (Consultant), Celeste Fenton (Hillsborough Community College, and Anne Kress (Monroe Community College. Focusing on “the hard stuff” of learning outcomes and assessment, Allatia Harris (San Jacinto College-North), Regina Deil-Amen (University of Arizona), Rob Johnstone (Skyline College and The RP Group), and Sherri Ondrus (Maricopa County Community College District) will help make the connection between learning and completion.
On Wednesday, attention turns to learning environments when Sylvia Jenkins (Moraine Valley Community College), Katherine Persson (Lone Star College-Kingwood), and Brenda Ward Watkins (Hillsborough Community College) look at physical, virtual, cognitive, and affective learning spaces and their impact on student engagement and completion. Each symposium is followed by a series of forums on the topic and scheduled time for Summit participants to debrief and discuss ways what they have learned might be applied to their own institutions.