Summer 2018 Conference Sharing Sessions

Deliberative Dialogues

Deliberative dialogue is a form of discussion aimed at finding the best course of action. Deliberative questions take the form "What should we do?" The purpose is not so much to solve a problem or resolve an issue as to explore the most promising avenues for action. Following a usage that traces back to the ancient Greeks, deliberation can be defined as the process of establishing intent and resolve, where a person or group explores different solutions before settling on a specific course of action. "We deliberate not about ends," said Aristotle, "but about the means to attain ends." Deliberation is necessary for what is uncertain, he noted, when there may be reasons for deciding on one course of action but equally compelling reasons for deciding on another.


Win, Place or Show: Proactive Outreach Increasing FTE and Revenue
Ed DesPlas, San Juan College
Dr. Kenneth Ray, Jr., Hillsborough Community College
Jonathan Looney, Edfinancial Services
Presentation (PDF)

McCabe Scholar
Bonita Tyler
Presentation (PDF)

Adaptive Leadership and Design Thinking
Larry Ferguson, PH.D.
KCTCS Acting Chancellor and Vice President
Presentation (PDF)

Built for The Future
Workday / Collaborative Solutions
Presentation (PDF)


Summer 2017 Conference Sharing Sessions

Leading in Turbulent Times: Addressing Emerging Issues

The 2017 Summer Conference’s theme and presentations provide an opportunity for exciting yet deliberate conversations about leading in turbulent times while addressing emerging issues. In higher education, accountability, productivity and state funding are in jeopardy. Student enrollments are trending flat and/or downward, coupled with unfunded mandates and an increase in performance-based funding models implemented nationwide. The intellectual and logistical challenges may be daunting, and the emotional confusion and chaos created during such change is not optional. Fundamental change is painful, but the rulebook for leading in the midst of unpredictable change remains constant.


Cultural Conversations: The Changing Face of our Educational Institutions
Lissette Treanor, MA
ESOL Program Director, Greenville Technical College
Presentation (PDF)

Leading in Turbulent Times:  Lessons from the Dreaded “Downsizing”
Ty Handy, Ph.D
Presentation (PDF)

Higher Education Concentration
Phyllis Misite, Ph.D
Faculty Chair, Higher Education Programs, SOE
Presentation (PDF)

Understanding Implementation of Developmental Education Delivery Models in the Community College Setting
Sherry Marlow Ormsby, Ph.D
Presentation (PDF)

Student Engagement and Blackboard Operations Center Tour
Presentation (PDF)

Student Access and Success: Where the Stars Align
Shah Ardalan, Ph.D
Zack Coapland, Ph.D
Presentation (PDF)


Summer 2016 Conference Sharing Sessions

Early Transfer Identification Program (E-TIP)

The Early Transfer Identification Program (E-TIP) is an agreement between the University of Texas at Arlington and Tarrant County College to provide an early transfer identification program and related services to transfer students. Once each semester, TCCD provides an electronic file to UT Arlington of designated  date elements  from which they create an application record. An admissions representative is on the campuses to meet and advise students regarding course work and transferability. If the TCCD student attends classes at UTA before finishing their degree, UT Arlington reverse articulates that information back to TCCD to ensure completion of the Associates Degree. At the point the E-TIP application is created, UTA’s tuition rate is constant for a period of 48 months from the time the application is created.


E-TIP Presentation
University of Texas, Arlington
Tarrant County College
Presentation (PDF)

Common Academic Experience
Pellissippi State Community College
Presentation (PDF)

Predictive Analytics and Student Success
Presentation (PDF)


Summer 2015 Conference Sharing Sessions


Setting the Stage (Be the Difference)
Dr. G. Edward Hughes
Presentation (PDF)

The Minority Male Experience
Richard Dawkins & Julian Nixon
Greenville Technical College
Presentation (PDF)

Raising Awareness
Pellissippi State Community College
Presentation (PDF)

Session 10: Pay It Forward
Joe Darin, Ed.D.
Vice President, Community College Division
Collaborative Brain Trust
Presentation (PDF)


Winter 2014 Conference Program

Bringing the World to the Classroom and the Classroom to the World

LSC-University Park President Shah Ardalan served as both host and presenter as he outlined LSC-University Park’s Invitation-to-Innovate (i2i) initiative that invites faculty, staff and the community to help build the innovative college of the 21st century. “LSC-UP is a perfect example of how community colleges have redefined the “community” as the world and redesigned the “college” to serve our local and global communities.”

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2014 Winter Conference Program
Program (PDF)