2018 National Conference Presentation Descriptions

Friday, October 12, 2018

Concurrent Sessions A
Time: 9:30am to 10:30am

So You Want to Be the Boss? What They Don’t Tell You About Being in Charge

PRESENTERS

Ana Garcia,
Tarrant County College

Cara Walker,
Tarrant County College

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Connect

Becoming a supervisor can be the greatest experience in a student affairs professional’s career. Proceed with caution: it can also be the most challenging developmental opportunity. Hear from two student affairs practitioners about their learning experiences in becoming supervisors. Get recommendations on potential difficulties that can lead to the development of new skills, plus learn what it takes to go from an individual contributor to the leader of a team.

Tarrant County College: DASHH Preventive Initiative

PRESENTERS

Kecia Baker,
Tarrant County College

Frankie Ward,
Tarrant County College

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Win

Tarrant County College (SE Campus) developed and implemented the DASHH (Drugs, Alcohol, Sex, Harassment and Hazing) prevention initiative that promotes healthy social activity through educational programming. This presentation will discuss this comprehensive strategy and how the DASHH Prevention Squad develops and implements programs that: make TCC-SE #DASHHfree.

The Academic Recovery Program

PRESENTERS

William McMullen,
Tarrant County College

Mandy Melton,
Tarrant County College

Christina Palacios,
Tarrant County College

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Speed

Once community college students learn they are in academic recovery by having a CGPA less than 2.0, they are less likely to return to good standing and subsequently graduate. The Academic Recovery program at Tarrant County College-Trinity River Campus is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach with a focus on students’ academic, financial, and social needs to address key issues in student success. A study of fall 2015 students in academic recovery at Trinity River Campus suggests a 1.39 greater likelihood of returning to good standing than the comparison group.

Concurrent Sessions B
Time: 10:45am to 11:45am

The Evolution of Student Advocacy in a Pathways Environment

PRESENTERS

Tari Blaney,
Columbus State Community College

Desiree Polk-Bland,
Columbus State Community College

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Connect

Columbus State is implementing Guided Pathways, which includes a variety of best practices that integrate career, academic and financial planning with integrated student support services. The Office of Student Advocacy aligns with this initiative by providing holistic, cross-functional support to remove barriers associated with academic, financial, and other non-cognitive challenges. This presentation will highlight how services in this office have evolved and how both college and community resources are utilized to serve increasingly diverse needs.

IOU: Collaborative Discipline in Education

PRESENTERS

Rick Miller,
Columbus State Community College

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Win

Join us as we explore a collaborative discipline model that cultivates student growth and learning! During this interactive, hands-on workshop, we will identify key components of restorative sanctioning, distinguish them from a traditional discipline lens, and apply our “IOU” framework to resolving a variety of classroom issues. In doing so, we will move beyond merely leveling punishment and begin to view conflict as an opportunity to foster collective respect and responsibility.

The ELLAS (Encouraging Latinas to Lead, Achieve and Succeed) Program

PRESENTERS

Carisa Bustillos Givens,
Tarrant County College

Maria Delgada,
Tarrant County College

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Speed

With a dramatic increase in Hispanic female enrollment at Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus, the ELLAS (Encouraging Latinas to Lead, Achieve and Succeed) Program was launched in September 2017 as an academic support and leadership program for Latina students. The four pillars of the program are Leadership (Liderazgo), Identity (Identidad), Service (Servicio), and Empowerment (Empoderamiento). The students participate in intensive case management by means of their Student Success Course (STSC) and gain diverse cultural experiences while also learning about different leadership opportunities and educational paths, exploring careers, and scholarship and career opportunities.

Concurrent Sessions C
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Hillsborough Community College: Decision Day or Signing Day Initiative

PRESENTERS

Warren Smith,
Hillsborough Community College

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Connect

Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Decision Day or Signing Day Initiative began as a partnership between Hillsborough Community College (HCC) and George S. Middleton High School (MHS) in 2011. Learn how to create a platform that recognizes and celebrates graduates by highlighting their decision to pursue post-secondary education.

The Pathways to Academic Student Success (PASS)

PRESENTERS

Donna Gohlke,
Tarrant County College

Rosemarie Hammon,
Tarrant County College

Christopher Tovar,
Tarrant County Colllege

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Connect

The session presents the conception and rationale of the intervention program, Pathways to Student Success (PASS), for students on probation. The session will guide participants through the PASS process, PASS session, PASS contract, and the use of the LASSI results in the intervention process with students. Participants will be lead through case studies. Statistical outcomes for PASS program will be provided. Each participant will receive a portfolio of forms, letters, presentations and resources used in the program.

The Guided Pathways Movement Across Seven Colleges

PRESENTERS

Lisa Copprue,
Dallas County Community College District

Anna Mays,
Dallas County Community College District

Marisa Pierce,
Dallas County Community College District

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Speed

The guided pathways movement across the seven Colleges of Dallas County Community College District requires institutional leadership, strategic project planning and outcomes-based development that addresses the challenges of a large, complex institution. Learn how the redesign of the student experience aligns with the implementation of Dallas County Promise and incorporates new student services staff roles which include pathway advisors, career coaches and success navigators.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Concurrent Sessions D
Time: 8:30am to 9:30am

Care Teams

PRESENTERS

Leon Minor,
Tarrant County College

Joe Rode,
Tarrant County College

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Connect

CARE Teams serve as a way to support faculty with classroom disruptions, concerning behaviors, and assisting with maintaining the safety of our educational community. Five years ago, Tarrant County College established CARE Teams on its campuses to serve as a centralized reporting unit for assessing concerning behaviors or comments displayed by students. During this session, we will discuss the intentionality of selecting members, and share strategies, assessment tools, and best practices each CARE Team utilizes.

CAS: Program Review and Evaluation of Student Learning

PRESENTERS

Deb Garrett,
Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Win

As student development professionals, we strive to meet the needs of our students. This commitment, coupled with calls of accountability urge us to evaluate those programs and services to demonstrate their impact on student learning. The standards developed by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) are valuable tools for these forms of assessment. In this session participants will learn how to use the standards for program review and evaluation of student learning.

We the People Campus Conversations

PRESENTERS

Lisanetta McDade,
Cuyahoga Community College

Jennifer Davis,
Cuyahoga Community College

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Speed

We The People is a series of activities that provide a forum for students, faculty and staff to discuss sensitive or controversial topics such as race, politics and religion. Learn creative ways to partner with academic affairs and engage your campus in programming that encourages civil dialogue and fosters an appreciation for diversity.

Supporting Guided Pathways with a First Year Experience Program

PRESENTERS

Carla Lundman,
Director of Sales, Human eSources

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Speed

Research and experience have shown that students are more likely to persist in reaching their academic goals if they have a sound understanding of their strengths and challenges – and an idea of their future career path. Human eSources’ online tools can improve student persistence in the first year of college, integrate seamlessly with a college’s learning management system (LMS), and are highly configurable to meet an institution’s needs for an accredited first-year experience course, shorter orientation program or any program designed for populations at-risk of dropping out. The tools can help your students uncover their potential, build on existing strengths, improve study habits, discover career goals and establish an education plan to achieve their dreams. More importantly, they provide students with self-awareness they can continue to call upon as their life plan evolves. Validated and normed for college students, we cover proven theories, ranging from personality and skills to multiple intelligences and learning style.

Concurrent Sessions E
Time: 9:45am to 10:45am

Seamless Pathways: From High School to UNT’s Baccalaureate

PRESENTERS

Cameron Neal,
Collin College

Jean Keller,
University of North Texas

Don Weasenforth,
Collin College

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Connect

Collin College and the University of North Texas (UNT) worked with the Design Lab on a Dell funded project to create seamless transfer pathways from high school to UNT’s baccalaureate degree in business. The team created a prototypical pathway that minimizes extra credits and identifies necessary supports, including academic/career advising, direct transfer guidance, and financial support, which are especially helpful to students who make late decisions regarding an academic focus.

HCC’s Society of Eagle Mentors (SEM)

PRESENTERS

Binh Vu,
Houston Community College

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Win

The Society of Eagle Mentors (SEM) supports and guides students by encouraging successful completion of program goals and beyond. Through an established network of HCC faculty, staff, and student mentors, participants have relevant and essential opportunities that will enhance the overall learning experience.

Degree in Three (D3) Program

PRESENTERS

Angela Moore,
Cuyahoga Community College

Miria Batig,
Cuyahoga Community College

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Speed

The Degree in Three (D3) program helps motivated students earn their Associate degree in no more than three years by addressing multiple barriers to student success. With the help of grant funding, the D3 program emphasizes enriched academic, financial and personal supports including comprehensive and personalized advisement, career counseling, tutoring, tuition gap funding and additional financial assistance to help defray the cost of textbooks.

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