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Special Sessions
Live Special Session Webcasts

March 16-19, 2003
Phoenix Civic Plaza,
Phoenix, Arizona

For more information contact
Judy Greenfield
(480) 705·8200 x200

Hosted by:
Maricopa Community Colleges

Coordinated by:
Estrella Mountain
Community College

Mesa Community College

News & Events
Pre-conference Events:
Homeland Security and Civic Engagement Summit
National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs
National Conference

Community College Baccalaureate Association Third Annual Conference
Leadership Succession Strategies Institute for Women in Higher Education
Presentation Formats :
Poster Sessions
Learning Center Courses

Innovations Streams:



Forums, Roundtables, and Poster Sessions



Forums are one-hour sessions that form the core of the conference offerings. More than 200 forums are scheduled over the three and a half days of the conference. Forums are intended for approximately 50-75 participants and typically include multiple presenters. Some of the best forums provide perspectives from different institutions or college divisions. Presenters are expected to engage participants in meaningful learning experiences using a variety of interactive learning techniques, to provide handouts, and to respond to follow-up requests for information.

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Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable discussions are one-hour sessions that offer more personal and interactive venues for the exploration of strategic issues in each of the Innovations streams. Approximately 120 roundtables will be held over the course of the conference. Roundtables accommodate up to 12 participants and are limited to two presenters. They are particularly well-suited for exploring narrowly focused topics and for small group interchange.

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Poster Session Presentations

Poster Session presentations provide the opportunity for participants to make brief remarks, share information, and answer questions about the presentation topic. Poster Session presentations take the form of exhibits and are delivered primarily through the use of visual displays. Presenters must arrange for their own display materials, including hardware and software. The conference will provide a table and two chairs for each accepted Poster Session presentation. Please note: Poster Session presentations are not provided AV equipment nor access to electrical receptacles; presenters may arrange and pay for electrical outlet access if they choose. Conference participants will be free to move from one presentation to another during the Poster Session. Presenters are encouraged to have ample handout materials available for participants.

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Learning Center Courses

Learning Center courses are three- or six-hour workshops held in one-day and multi-day formats, on some of the latest innovations being used in community colleges. These courses augment the conference program by providing in-depth exposure to specific topics in each of the seven conference streams and by linking participants with a community of learners who share common interests. Attendees receive continuing education units (CEUs) for completing Learning Center courses and can expect to take home a body of practical knowledge and applications. Selection of Learning Center courses is very competitive - a maximum of 12 are chosen - and is based on the originality and usefulness of the proposed course and the expertise of the presenters.

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