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Sunday, March 2, 2014

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM   top

Andragogy and the Adult Learner in Online Learning
- Renuka Kumar
No More Card Catalogs: College Libraries and Career Readiness
- Kent Seaver - Joan Mendez
Assessment: The Musical! Engaging Faculty With Assessment Through Song
- Molly Cryderman-Weber
Alliances, Conspiracies, and Death: Not Your Grandmother’s Humanities Class!
- Angelica McMillan
Entrepreneurial Leadership and Disruptive Innovation
- Heather Van Sickle - Chris Bustamante - Doan Winkel
Community of Practice for Continuous Improvement of Student Success
- Alfred Seaman - Michael McKeon
A Provocative Conversation About Access, Success, and Completion
- Terry O'Banion - Allatia Harris

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM   top

Marching Forward: Veterans, Prior Learning, and Student Success
- Kent Seaver
The Essential Online Instructor: Present, Immediate, and Community Facilitator
- Karen Liebhaber
BPCC's Open Campus: Open Sourcing Solutions for Developmental Education
- Allison Martin
Innovation and Professional Development: A Premier Professional Development Initiative
- Jamie Justice
Yoga Mindfulness in the Classroom for Student Success
- Dori DiPietro
Tackling Poverty Head On: Accounting for Economic Class
- Karla Krodel
Growing Your Own: The Professional Development Manager as Internal Consultant
- Linda Blanchette

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   top

Science and Technology Content for English Composition: Where is Humanity?
- Andy Rusnak - Gregory Campbell
Reaching the Masses: Multidimensional Adjunct Faculty Orientation Programs
- Cheryl Doll
Social Media for Teaching and Learning
- Rob Kadel - Jeff Borden - Hester Tinti-Kane
Closing the Achievement Gap: Student Transformation, Support, and Accelerated Learning
- Tue Rust - Diego Navarro - Hermelinda Rocha-Tabera
An Engine for Institutional Innovation: Applied Benchmarking
- Robert Grove - Bryan Ryan
Workplace Ethics Agreement: Developing College Students Into Successful Employees
- Phillip Neal - Gerald Napoles - Steve Hatcher - Angie Harlan
Success Strategies for African American Males in Community College Environments
- Terry Webb

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   top

DARE to Innovate: Innovation as a Foundational Competency
- Jamie Justice
Accelerated Certificates Embedding Industry Credentials Retrain for STEM Careers
- Janet Paulovich - Kim Law
Comprehensive Assessment Tracking System: Where Assessment Meets Facebook!
- Pete Turner
Get a Fastpass in DEV: Accelerating Students Through Developmental Mathematics
- Lindsay Gold - Julie Thompson
Kick-Starting Engines of Change: Firing Up Faculty Development
- Mark Jarvis - Meg McGranaghan - Matt Sanders
Design Elements That Can Distinguish an Online Program
- Stephen Ehrmann

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM   top

What's a MOOC and Should We Shoot It?
- Lisa LaVigna
Moving the Mountain: Online Part-Time Faculty Orientation
- Ann Pearson
Are You Ready to Be a President?
- Brenda Beckman
Community Colleges and Education for Public Health
- Cynthia Wilson
Mini-MSI: Focus on Assessment
- Robin Ozz - Sharon Halford - Roxanna Dewey - Tiffany Harvey
Helping Students Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy and Complete College
- Gail Robinson - Maria Harper-Marinick - Sean Brumfield - Andrea Kane
It’s Alive! Creating a Transparent, Active Guide to Making Decisions
- Sheri Sterner - Georgie Monahan - Kristin Clark
Maximizing Your Institution's Resources for Student Success
- Patrick Rossol-Allison - Lou Guthrie
Reality of Race in Community College Faculty Search Committees
- Stephanie Fujii

Monday, March 3, 2014

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   top

Accreditation and Completion: A Dynamic Roadmap for Student Success
- Michael McDonough - Valarie Avalone
Program Collaboration on a Global Genocide Project
- Yvonne Johnson - Tim Linder - Cynthia Epperson
Promoting Pathways in the Agricultural and Food Related Sector
- Robert King
Honoring the 21st Century Student Through an Honors College
- Lee Ann Nutt - Susan Karr - Lisa Morales
Reinventing the Wheel: Creating an Instrument to Collect Course Feedback
- Dale Simon - Janine Martin - Jennifer Bradley
Bridging the Gap in STEM Education
- Richard Norris - Elizabeth Boedeker - Scott Gevaert
Mindfulness: A Case for Professional and Personal Transformation
- Deborah Collins
Perspectives on Interpreting and Using Big Data for Student Learning
- Rob Kadel
What's in It for Me? Encouraging Self-Motivated Learning
- Patricia Stelter - Shawann McGee - Jorge Aguilar - Anetia Ports
College Bridge: Transitioning ESL Students to Successful English 101 Completion
- Gary Gorland - Jamila Barton
Life Gets in the Way
- Martha Shull
Recruiting the Best Teacher...Is GPA Your Only Option?
- Kimberly Tobey - Pam Asti - Cindy Kelley
Community Engagement Projects: A True Life Tale of Collaboration
- Andrew Lambert
We're ALL Here for Student Success
- Kimberley Collins - Kristen Fragnoli - Kate Smith - Kimberly McKinsey-Mabry
Opportunities to Advance: Bringing Faculty and Staff Diversity to Scale
- Bradley Lane - Alison Stevens - Greg Evans
Applying Management and Business Theory to Community College Leadership
- Neil Bagadiong
Benchmarking in Community Colleges: Essential Tools for Improvement and Accountability
- Patrick Rossol-Allison - Lou Guthrie
Student Engagement and Learning in Computer-Mediated Developmental Math Courses
- Nikki Edgecombe - Susan Bickerstaff
Fixing the Mismatch Between Low Income Students and Higher Education
- Lynn Jackson - Karla Krodel

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM   top

Increasing Graduation Rates Through Concurrent Enrollment Programs
- Christina Yang
A Way Forward: Institutional Transformation for Employee Diversity and Inclusion
- Kenya Ayers - Kenneth Ender - Michele` Robinson
Unified Messaging: Reaching Our Students and Staff Wherever They Are
- Eric Turner
Fear! Horror! Technology! A Faculty-Driven Focus on Student Success
- Jared Cootz - Deirdre Hayes-Cootz - Becky Duncan-Ramirez
Engaged Learning: More Than One Way to Skin a Cat
- Dawn Hodges - Sean Brumfield
Holistic Assessment's Role in Student Success
- Victoria Monaghan - Terry O'Banion - Ross Markle
Risks and Rewards of Implementing OER in a Traditional Classroom
- Brandi Ulrich - Kipp Snow
Learning First: Building Bridges for Student Transfer Success
- Jason Ward - Nancy Jones - Joycelyn Groot - Lauren Yeh - Damon Harris
Increasing College Readiness Through High School Partnerships: An ELA Model
- Jeff Burdick - Ellen Melocik - Karen Boone
A New Technology-Based Algebra Curriculum for Non-STEM Students
- Denny Burzynski - Wade Ellis Jr.
The Power to Change: Locally Derived Institutional Scorecards
- Sonya Christian - Janet Fulks
A Collaborative Approach to Financial Education
- Jacquie Carroll

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM   top

Information Literacy Partnership Within the El Centro College Psychology Curriculum
- David Goomas - Melissa Weston
TDC Jury Ambassadors Project: Engaging Students in Inspiring Jury Participation
- Verdis Robinson - Michael McDonough
Finding the Right Fit: Developmental Advising Solutions to Completion
- Julie Levinson - Monica Brown - Tim Kirkner
Leonardo da Vinci Meets Lua Pacioli
- Larry Johnson - Susan Wright
Ideation + Implementation = Innovation: Creative Solutions Amid Great Change
- Trudie Giordano
The Art of Consultative Selling
- Sonja Gladwin
A College Transfer Model of Success for Community College Students
- Louester Robinson
Maricopa Millions OER Project: Scaling Use of ExtraOERdinary Materials
- Lisa Young
Eliminating the Paper Tiger: From Paper Contracts to Automated System
- Barbara Pitrone - Claudia Motiu
Awarding Prior Learning Credit to ESL in a BAS Program
- Terry Cox - Jesse Cooley - Honorio Todino
Gold Star: An Innovative Approach Supporting Course Design
- Annapurna Ganesh - Elizabeth Alsen
Early Findings From the Analysis of Statewide Developmental Education Reform
- Nikki Edgecombe - Susan Bickerstaff
Binders Full of Wise Women
- Shahida Dar
LA Community Colleges Adopt Hybrid Lab Courses for Core Mathematics
- Nancy Millichap - Katherine Stevenson - Yoshi Yamato - Marie McClendon
Send to THE Dean! (Any Dean?!)
- Stephanie Fujii - Gia Taylor - Donna Young
Redesign, Reset, and Reinvent Your Leadership for Student Success
- Belinda Miles
Attaining Equivalency: Assessing the Laboratory Skills of Online Science Students
- Anne Brackett

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   top

There Is Help for Veterans: No One Stands Alone
- Brad Woodruff - Christina Yang
Creating Collective Virtuosity Through the Flipped Choral Rehearsal
- Mark Marotto
You Are Invited to SAIL
- Carrie Bartek - Bryan Ryan
Student Athletes, Alcohol, and Substances: Helping to Make Better Decisions
- Kevin Berg - Christine Phillips - David Nardecchia - Lemuel Stewart III
Learning Can Be Fun With Classroom Games
- Melissa Barlett - Janice Bell
Teaching Grammar in Literature and Composition: Adding Meaning, Not Stress
- Heather Harris - Gregory Campbell
Retreat and Move Forward: Professional Development in an Intensive Environment
- Jeanne Leader - Margaret Balachowski - Alyson Indrunas - Alanna Krueger
Civic Engagement + Peer Advocate = Student Success in Developmental Education Classrooms
- Danita White - Neeta Chandra
Keeping Curriculum Industry Driven: Curriculum Review Processes 101
- Marilyn Barger - Beverly Hilderbrand
From College Work Study to Collegewide Student Ambassadors
- Evan Kloth - Christopher Reeves
Using OER to Teach Entrepreneurship
- Karen-Michelle Mirko - Kim Simons
Closing the Skills Gap Through Apprenticeship and Community College Collaboration
- Gilbert Adams
3CSN Leadership Institute: Transforming Basic Skills Education College by College
- Deborah Harrington - Ann Foster - Monika Hogan - Crystal Kiekel
Turning Professional Development Into Improved Performance
- Robert Nash - Cheryl Chapman
Meeting the Challenge of Faculty Development Head On
- Scott Johnson
Naming Workplace Anxiety
- Trent Keough

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM   top

From Brick and Mortar to Online Environments: Student Success
- Christina Yang - David Seelow - Brad Woodruff
Get Faded: Barbershop Guide to Collegial Engagement for Minority Males
- Terrance Echols
Dedicated to My Mother: Students Creating Stories
- Kawehi Sellers
Strategies for Teaching Excellence Program: Focus on Learning, Not Teaching
- Richard Merritt - Dawn Dabney
More Than Simply Remediation: Building a Bridge to College Readiness
- Libby Roeger
Animate Your Content Delivery
- Ronald Paige
The Democracy Commitment: Creating Civic Pathways for Transfer Students
- Sarah Diel-Hunt - Steve Hunt
Indigenous Circle Learning
- Verna Billy-Minnabarriet
Smart Teaching: Strategies to Inspire Smarter Learning
- Rose Mince - Gregory Campbell - Lisa Sallee - Robin Minor - Judith Boyle
Going Non-Native: Flexible Culture for Learning Across the Curriculum
- Katherine Watson
Capstone as a Catalyst for Student Learning and Community Partnerships
- Charles Setterfield - Eric Dunn
Welcome Home Veterans! Creating a Student Veteran Inclusive Campus
- Jamie Fenton
Smart Start: Strategies That Accelerate Students Through Developmental Courses
- Sandy Robinson - Sally Kurowski - Jocelyn Ladner-Mathis - Rhonda Fabrizi
Flipping to Active Learning: Engaging Millennials With an Amazing Race
- Amy Weir - Aliya Dalfen
Civics Goes Global for Learning Outcomes That Bridge Cultures
- Carina Self - Chad Anderson
Interdisciplinary STEM: Benefits and Challenges for Students, Faculty, and Administrators
- Beatrice Lauman - Jennifer Hill
Thinking About the Design in Completion by Design
- Michael Schoop - Lindsay English
Community Center for Teaching Excellence: A Regional Collaborative Model
- Kimberley Collins - Ann Pennella
PTSD, Domestic Abuse, and Stigma: Straight Spouses of Closeted LGBT
- Stella Madrigal - Heather Bennett

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM   top

General Session
- Irving Pressley McPhail

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   top

Learning Leadership: Faculty and Administrative Practices That Advance Learning
- Pete Turner
Developing Mobile Apps for the Visually Impaired
- Nicolaas tenBroek - Todd Simeone
Your Stat Class: Flipped Class, Ask3, Twitter. Oh My!
- Latrica Williams
How the MOOC and Other Online Innovations Are Transforming Learning
- Veronica Diaz
Reinventing the Student Entry Process Through Distributed Leadership
- Jill Little - Shanna Jaggars - Sue Boyd
The guideU Student-Mentor Connection Service
- Darian Aistrich - Carol Spoja
Embedded Librarians in the Online Learning Environment: Incorporating Information Literacy
- Alyssa Valenti
Fighting Fires: First Land Then Sea
- Meg Yanalunas - Mark Worden
Democracy Commitment: Student-Driven Voter Outreach for Disenfranchised Communities
- Alberto Olivas
MathHelp 24/7
- Maryke Lee
Reform at Scale: Lessons From the New Mathways Project
- Uri Treisman - Amy Getz
Promise Pathways: Using Evidence to Dramatically Increase Student Achievement
- Eloy Oakley - John Hetts - Mark Taylor
FYE in 180 Days: From Creation to Implementation
- Andrea Wirgau - Jon Mandrell - Steve Nunez
Project GO!: Breaking Barriers to College Completion
- Sasha Strother - Sandy Robinson - Angela Johnson
Modularized Developmental Math Curricula: Implications for Teaching and Learning
- Susan Bickerstaff - Nikki Edgecombe
Engaging Students and Assessing Learning in Online and Lecture Classrooms
- Markus Ahrens

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM   top

Twelve Strategies to Promote Diversity and Inclusion at an Academic Institution
- Leo Parvis
Using Simulation to Train Maritime Professionals
- Gerard Achenbach
TAP: Creating and Sustaining a Student Assistance Program
- Dawn Hodges - Nichole Kennedy
Changes in Reporting: Aligning Strategic Goals in a Shifting Landscape
- Beth Schuck
Embedded Community Colleges: Increasing Strategic Capacity Amid Decreasing Budgets
- Clyne Namuo
Defining Excellence: Lessons From the 2013 Aspen Prize Finalists
- Joshua Wyner - Robert Johnstone
Assuring Quality Through Master Course Initiative
- Jodi Rust
An Effective Enrollment Management Strategy: The Freshman Transition Program
- Ann Gamble - Johari Barnes - Caitlin Duda
Delivering Technology Assisted College Dual Language English Immersion Learning Experiences
- Peter Mcaliney - Jeannie Gonzalez
Personalizing the Path to College Readiness
- Ahrash Bissell - Dani Pedrotti
Advancing Your Career in Higher Education: From Hair to Credentials
- Pat Stanley
Orchestrating Online Teaching and Learning: Noteworthy Practices for Cyber Education
- Cynthia Howell - Edward Gould - Ellen Shanahan

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   top

Cultivating Success: Connecting Faculty to the College, Colleagues, and Curriculum
- Marisa Hastie
Loving the Redheaded Stepchild: The Future of Vocational Education
- Collin Gutman
STEM Girls: Inspiring the Next Generation
- Mandy Carter-Lowe
How to Turn a Boeing 737 Into a Training Facility
- Liew Beng Keong
Sherpa, MAP, Predictive Analytics, and Dashboard: Software Designed for Success
- Jim Gaston - Robert Bramucci
Collaboration and Partnership: Seattle Community Colleges and Community-Based Organizations
- Greg Dempsey Jr. - Kelly Deforrest - Malorie Carlini
Digital Inclusion: Being Unconnected Limits Low-Income Students’ Educational Access
- Charles Thompson - Elizabeth Patterson
Teaching at a Distance From the Starship TelePresence
- Wm. Patrick Barlow
Active Learning Through The Democracy Commitment: The Santa Fe Experience
- Vilma Fuentes
iPads in Higher Education: A Love Story
- Shahida Dar
Not Dead Yet: The Enduring Import of the Printed Word
- Katherine Watson
Talk Teaching and Learning to Energize Your Teaching Practice
- Nancy Vader-McCormick
eJigsaw Cooperative Learning Model to Slice Learning Curve
- Nabil Ajineh - Sabah Salman - Amnah Alazzah
Pedagogy Matters! Powerful Practice Improvement Through Community Engagement
- Gail Mellow
Pasadena City College's Phenomenal First Year Pathway
- Shelagh Rose - Carrie Starbird - Cecile Davis Anderson - Monika Hogan

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM   top

Proficiency Credit Makes the Grade!
- Mary-Louise Garner
Startup Thinking: Entrepreneurial Development of an Engagement and Learning Center
- Emily Wood - Jo Ann Baria - Renee Phoenix
College Awareness, Readiness Education: Seamless Pathways, High School to College
- Catherine OBrien-Glenn
Online Science Labs: Come Explore the Future
- Michael Ferguson
Five High Impact Learning Practices That Support STEM Student Success
- Karen Rose - Sam Foster - Mark Greenhalgh - Rolando Sanabria
Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES)
- Karen Roseberry - Beverly Walker-Griffea - Karen Callender
Open Source STEM Curriculum for Workforce Development
- Kelly Koermer - Susan Gallagher
Carnegie’s Quantway and Statway: Successful Alternative Pathways Through College Mathematics
- Rachel Mudge
The Prism Effect of Service Learning on Community College Students
- Gail Robinson - Jodie Vangrov - Dawn Hodges - Gail Jessen - Sean Brumfield
Global Education: Bringing the World to Our Students
- Stacie Miller - Debbie Trevathan - Rebekah de Wit
Engaging Faculty in Reform: Building Buy-In, Supporting Instructional Improvement
- Susan Bickerstaff - Heidi Johnsen

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM   top

A Holistic Approach to Serving Student Veterans
- Kristen Amaya - Deanna Shelley
Identifying and Adapting to Cultural Differences in Learners
- Sandra King
Unmanned Systems and Robotics: An Integrated Approach to Program Delivery
- Hans VanSumeren
Assessing Students’ Civic Agency, Behaviors, and Knowledge at TDC Colleges
- Carrie Kisker - Bernie Ronan - Mallory Newell
Veterans Online Orientation and Interactive Tool
- Nicholas Riggins
Implementing College Culture Change With a Sense of Urgency
- Beverly Walker-Griffea - Monica Brown
Engaged Learning: Bringing Students Into Lessons With Technology and Games
- Noah Levin
Reinventing International Education for the 21st Century and Beyond
- Andreea Serban - Rosalind Latiner Raby

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   top

Using a Common Thread Project to Teach About Peacebuilding
- Jennifer Haydel
Institutionalization of STEM Undergraduate Research at Kapi'olani Community College
- Matthew Tuthill - Maria Bautista - Herve Collin - Kathleen Ogata
Career Success: AAS Transfer to a BS in Professional Studies
- Robert Saldarini - Michael Williams
Connecting With Students Early to Help Ensure Their Success
- James McCoy - Michelle Word - Dave Morgan
Power Tool for Teaching Statistical Significance and Power
- Andrei Perkhounkov
Encouraging Global Learning: Santa Fe's International Studies Certificate
- Vilma Fuentes
Competency-Based Learning: Design Tools
- Terri Johnson
IDEA: Integrated Digital English Acceleration
- Kimberly Chapman - Adria Katka - Jill Bauer

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM   top

Building a Basic Skills Resource Guide
- Barry Russell - Barbara Illowsky
Academic Integrity: A Five-Year Initiative to Reduce Cheating and Plagiarism
- David Deitemyer - Nickolas Shizas
Creating a Learning Community Where Black Men Excel Academically
- Duane Reid
Faculty Led Initiatives: Just Ask
- Maryke Lee
Supporting the Completion Agenda With OER
- Lisa LaVigna
Creating, Implementing, and Sustaining The Democracy Commitment Initiatives
- Normah Salleh-Barone - Sumeet Singh
Barriers in Higher Education: Supporting Transitioning and Returning Service Members
- Eric Wheeler - Hamaria Crockett
Collaborate to Educate: Find Success in Recruiting Online Students
- Valerie Cavazos
SAILS: Tennessee’s Nationally Acclaimed Answer to Math Remediation
- Jim Catanzaro - Kimberly McCormick
Creating Women in Public Life: A Team-Taught Multidisiplinary Course
- Connie Jorgensen - Kimberly Hoosier - Jessica Kingsley
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