Innovations 2000 Program Streams
Innovations in the community college can be thought of as streams that flow through the larger body of works that educators and students engage in each day. The Innovations conference incorporates ideas, initiatives, and inspirations from five key streams into the broader conference goal of encouraging and facilitating student and organizational learning through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation.
The conference features forums, roundtable discussions, and plenary sessions for each innovation stream, along with general session keynotes aimed at inspiring innovation and change in all areas of community college education
I. Basic Skills and Developmental Education
This stream showcases a variety of organizational and instructional strategies to improve basic skills and developmental education programs in community colleges, including placement testing, intrusive advising, peer-tutoring, targeted mentoring, support groups, technology tools, faculty training, and outcomes assessment. Innovations in GED programs, adult high school, developmental education, and other basic skills programs are featured in this stream.
II. Leadership and Organization
Learning organizations, chaos theory, quality principles, liberation management, and "leading from the soul" are only a few of the techniques used today to meet community college leadership challenges. In this stream, the League invites colleagues committed to transforming their community colleges to share their leadership programs, processes, and perspectives in an effort to help all community college leaders learn how to weave diverse innovations together to make a difference in community college education.
III. Learning and Teaching
Classroom assessment and research, learning styles, learning communities, service-learning, distance learning strategies, interactive computer-aided instruction, multimedia in the classroom, critical-thinking skills development, and ethics in instruction are only a few of the wide range of instructional strategies that are showcased.
IV. Student Services and Activities
V. Workforce Preparation and Development