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

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Judy Greenfield
(480) 705·8200 x200

Hosted by:
Maricopa Community Colleges

Coordinated by:
Estrella Mountain
Community College

Mesa Community College

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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
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Live Special Session Webcasts


Webcasts LIVE
from the League for Innovation's
Innovations 2003 Conference

Beginning Sunday, March 16, 2003 - various times

HorizonLive is proud to webcast the Special Sessions LIVE from the League for Innovation's annual Innovations 2003 Conference in Phoenix, March 16-18.

Get more information about registering for these live webcasts free of charge!

The following special sessions will be available for live webcast:

Sunday, March 16, 2003
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Special S224
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Changing Hearts: Applying the Eight Stages of Successful Large-Scale Change in the Community College

Assessment, accreditation, curriculum revitalization, underprepared students, shifting workforce priorities, unfunded technology needs, low staff morale: These were the challenges facing the new administration at Grand Rapids Community College. Come hear the stories of how the college turned learning days, strategic planning, community conversations, self-assessment using Baldrige criteria, and participation in NCA-AQIP into opportunities for anchoring day-to-day behaviors into our mission of student success.

Juan Olivarez, President; Patti Trepkowski, Dean, Instructional Design and Learning Technologies; Donna Kragt, Dean, Institutional Research and Planning, Grand Rapids Community College, MI

Sunday, March 16, 2003                 
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Special S521
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Nurturing Student Development Leaders

Two faculty members from the Student Development Leadership Institute discuss the program developed by the National Council for Student Development (NCSD). The primary goal of NCSD in conducting the institute is to prepare individuals for senior leadership positions and to nurture participants for career advancement in student development. Using a Great Teacher’s Retreat approach, the Institute provides an exciting opportunity for participants to share ideas, engage in critical discourse, and learn from each other while preparing to meet the challenges facing our profession.

Eleanor Brown, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Development, Pima County Community College District, AZ; Daniel Chacon, Dean, Student Development and Educational Services, Tarrant County College District, TX

Monday, March 17, 2003                
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Special S508
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Presidential Perspectives: An Open Discussion

This interactive session provides a special opportunity for conference attendees to have an informal discussion with Mark David Milliron, President of the League for Innovation, and David Ward, President of the American Council on Education (ACE). Participants have a chance to share insights on a wide range of issues, particularly related to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

David Ward, President, American Council on Education (ACE), Washington DC; Mark David Milliron, President and CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College, AZ

Monday, March 17, 2003                
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Special S287
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Building a Learning College: The Role of Integrated Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Want to build a learning college? This session focuses on the central role of an integrated planning model and institutional effectiveness system in creating a learning college. The session concentrates on strategic planning, operational planning, program accountability, institutional effectiveness, and outcomes assessment. Processes and techniques for implementing these systems based on actual examples are considered. Come and share the experiences of one college’s journey in bringing the vision of a learning college to life.

Irving Pressley McPhail, Chancellor; Henry Linck, Vice Chancellor, Learning and Student Development; Ronald Heacock, Vice Chancellor, Technology and Planning, The Community College of Baltimore County, MD

Monday, March 17, 2003                
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Special S369
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A Sharpened Focus on Learning and Retention: The Community College Survey of Student Engagement

The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) is designed to provide information on learning-centered indicators of quality for community and technical colleges. This session engages college presidents, CCSSE leaders, and audience members in a discussion of the survey instrument, its uses for institutional improvement, and how colleges are using the data to guide choices and changes in their efforts to improve student learning and retention.

Kay McClenney, CCSSE Director/Adjunct Professor, Community College Leadership Program, University of Texas at Austin, TX; LucilleJordan, President, New Hampshire Community Technical College-Nashua, NH; Jacqueline Claunch, President, Northwest Vista College, TX

Monday, March 17, 2003
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Special S457
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Renewal for the College: Introducing Formation to Staff and Faculty

Three chief executive officers present their experiences with bringing the formation work of Parker J. Palmer to the college. They share the benefits, challenges, and issues they have encountered in introducing this approach to renewal of the spirit to their institutions.

J. William Wenrich, Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District, TX; Corina

Gardea, President, Phoenix College, AZ

Monday, March 17, 2003                
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Special S495
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Homeland Security Training—The Florida Model

Florida has taken the lead in devising a model, which has national implications, for the creation and delivery of a Homeland Security curriculum, including assessment, for all “first responders to terrorism”: e.g., law enforcement, fire, EMT/paramedics, emergency management, hazmat specialists, emergency room personnel.  Florida has given the responsibility for the establishment and implementation of the model to the state’s 28 community colleges, led by Gulf Coast Community College.  The Chauncey Group is a partner in this important initiative.

Jon Alexiou, Director, Community College Initiatives, The Chauncey Group International, NJ; Pam Whitelock, Dean, Lifelong Learning, Gulf Coast Community College, FL

Tuesday, March 18, 2003               
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Special S520
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On the Practical Magic of Teaching

This presentation showcases findings of the soon-to-be published book from Community College Press, Practical Magic: From the Front Lines of Teaching Excellence. We’ll discuss the findings from this comprehensive international study of teaching-excellence-award winners conducted over the last five years by the University of Texas at Austin in conjunction with the League for Innovation in the Community College. From what inspired them to become teachers to what core strategies they use to teach content and reach students, faculty showcased in this study paint a compelling picture of what works in teaching and learning. Listening to the voices of these award-winning faculty promises to be motivational, inspirational, and useful!

John E. Roueche, Chair and Director, Sid W. Richardson Regents, University of Texas at Austin, TX; Mark David Milliron, President and CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College, AZ

Tuesday, March 18, 2003
11:00 a.m. - Noon

Special S334
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The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs: Promoting the Role of Community Colleges

Teacher shortages in PreK-12 classrooms are quickly becoming a national crisis. Community colleges are destined to play a pivotal role in shaping the recruitment, preparation, and retention of PreK-12 teachers. Often this involvement is unknown to governmental leaders, policy makers, and funding agencies, both public and private. This session describes national efforts dedicated to the community college role in teacher education including background information on the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP). The session also includes an opportunity for participants to discuss key issues.

Anna Solley, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs; Fred Gaskin, Chancellor; Steven Helfgot, Vice Chancellor, Student Development Services; Cheri St. Arnauld, National Director, National Center for Teacher Education, Maricopa Community College District, AZ

Tuesday, March 18, 2003               
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Special S356
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It’s About Students: Best Practices in Student Retention

Because community colleges serve as the open door to higher education, they confront the continuing challenge of ensuring that students persist in college and achieve their educational goals. The MetLife Foundation Initiative on Student Success supports this work by honoring best practice colleges for exemplary performance in student retention. This session highlights what colleges are doing well from both student and institutional perspectives when it comes to student success and retention.

Kay McClenney, CCSSE Director/Adjunct Professor, Community College Leadership

Program, University of Texas at Austin, TX; Evelyn Waiwaiole, Project Manager, MetLife Foundation Initiative for Student Success, Community College Leadership Program, TX; Emma Brown, Dean of Retention Services, Central Piedmont Community College, NC; flo wiger, Provost, Maui Community College, HI

Tuesday, March 18, 2003               
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Special S196
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Exploring Resource Development for Innovative Programs

In the world of service learning, traditional strategies for resource development often meet with minimal success. In this interactive session, a decade of experience in successful resource development serves as a foundation to explore creative approaches to funding innovative programs. Please bring a proposal idea or abstract as we explore the gamut of resource development, from exploring funding sources to critical proposal writing elements. Participants receive a wealth of resource development materials.

Lyvier Conss, Executive Director, Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges, AZ; Joseph Swaba, Grant Writer, Resource and Corporate Development, Maricopa Community College District, AZ

Tuesday, March 18, 2003               
4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Special S482
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Paradigm Shift: Transforming Registration to Improve Student Success and Learning

This session reviews strategies initiated by a college-wide retention committee to research, develop, and implement an action plan to eliminate late registration after the first day of classes. The goal of an earlier registration schedule is to improve student success with a minimal negative impact on enrollment. The presenters discuss how buy in of the entire college community played a role in effecting this important change.

Anna Mays, Director and Systems Manager, Retention Services; Karen Witt, Director, Adult Reentry; Hank Dunn, Vice President, Student Services, Sinclair Community College, OH