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March 6-9 2005
Marriott Marquis
New York, NY

Hosted By:
Monroe Community College

Community College


Conference Program Available for Download
Registration Now Available
Innovations Streams:
Conference-Related Events:
Disaster Preparedness Summit


General Conference, Presenter Information, Ancillary Meetings, Hotel Information:
Robin Piccirilli
(480) 705-8200 x232

Registration Questions:
Judy Greenfield
(480) 705-8200 x200

Exhibition, Partnership:
Greg Luce
(480) 705-8200 x237

Website Questions:

(480) 705-8200 x242
(480) 705-8200 x225



Don't miss the 8th annual
Innovations Conference

Acrobat DocumentDownload the Innovations 2005 Conference Program

Join the most innovative community college professionals as they come together to improve student and organizational learning through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation.
Be a part of Innovations 2005, March 6-9 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City. The 2005 conference is hosted by Monroe Community College and Queensborough Community College.

Opening General Session
Sunday, March 6, 2005
5:00 - 6:30 PM

  Mark David Milliron

Mark David Milliron Executive Director Education Practice SAS Institute Inc.


General Session
Monday, March 7, 2005
9:15 - 10:30 AM

Mary Spilde
Mary Spilde
Lane Community College
Eugene, OR
Keynote Panelists
Martha A. Smith
Jerry Sue Thornton
Bernadine Fong

Martha A. Smith
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD

Jerry Sue Thornton
Cuyahoga Community College
Cleveland, OH

Bernadine Fong

Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, CA

James ZullJames Zull
Author, The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning

Professor of Biology and Director of the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education, at Case Western Reserve University.

General Session
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
9:15 - 10:30 AM


Closing General Session
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
10:30 - 12:00 noon


Gay GilbertGay Gilbert
Office of Workforce Development, Education and Training Administration,
U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.



The New York Marriott Marquis is just steps from Times Square in the heart of the Theater District and within walking distance of Fifth Avenue shopping, Lincoln Center, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Carnegie Hall.

Innovations 2005 is an opportunity for colleagues around the world to showcase their model programs, to share lessons learned, and to look to the future by experiencing a wide array of learning opportunities. Join the most energetic community college professionals as they work together to improve student and organizational learning by exploring innovations in (1) Learning and Teaching, (2) Leadership and Organization, (3) Workforce Preparation and Development, (4) Student Services and Activities, (5) Basic Skills and Developmental Education, (6) Resource Development and Foundation Management, and (7) Research, Assessment, and Accountability.


  • Engaging keynote speakers discussing critical issues facing community college educators
  • Forums, Special Sessions, Roundtable Discussions, and Poster Sessions
  • A special series of College and Career Transition Initiative forums focused on improving student transitions and academic performance
  • The Community College National Center for Community Engagement's Disaster Preparedness Summit: How do you Prepare Your Community for Disaster?
  • Learning Center Courses - three-hour and six-hour intensive workshops granting Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 24-Hour Gateway Email and Internet Lab
  • An extensive exhibition featuring educational products and services
  • The opportunity to exchange ideas with hundreds of colleagues during receptions and coffee and refreshment breaks