"Sustainable Leadership: Bold Thinking about Who We Are"
Saturday, October 15, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Presenters: Shirley M. Adams, Provost, Charter Oak State College; Linda Larkin, Director of Academic Services, Charter Oak State College
To ensure student success, Charter Oak State College developed a Cornerstone Course requirement for matriculated students. Even though Charter Oak has a nine-credit entrance requirement and many students come having already taken composition, students were having difficulty with the online course writing requirements. In addition, students were often not developing their concentrations until they were almost ready to graduate. This session discusses course development and its impact on retention and advising.
Presenter: Nina Leonhardt, Associate Dean for Continuing Education, Suffolk County Community College
Reports from state and federal education and labor departments indicate a pressing need for increasing our STEM talent if we expect to the US to compete globally. This roundtable discussion will focus on the role of Continuing Education programs as part of the solution to this national problem.
Presenter: Erin Walsh, Director of Student Retention, Neumann University
Raising postsecondary degree completion rates is a national priority. Some states have adult degree completion programs that are designed to increase the number of adult residents with a college degree. Using a survey, interviews and observation a recent case study examined how the information and services provided by one adult degree completion program affect adults' college reentry decisions. Study results provide direction for theory, policy, and practice in the area of adult college reentry. Using study findings as a starting point, participants will discuss next steps for research, theory, and practice in the area of adult college reentry.
Presenter: Jim Martin, Associate Academic Dean, Army Command and General Staff College
The new Department of Education rules concerning the federal definition of a credit hour have caused significant issues to university administrators and national educational leadership for over a year. This Roundtable will provide an opportunity to gain an historical background of this process and its status and discuss strategies amongst participants for dealing with this critical issue.
Presenters: Susan McGowan, Assistant Professor of Education, College of Education and Human Services, Longwood University; Anthony Koyzis, Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Studies & Professor of Educational Leadership, Longwood University
This roundtable discussion will unveil the results of a recent study involving the use of digital readers in a college freshman class at a mid-sized, mid-Atlantic public comprehensive university. An administrative dean and a faculty member joined efforts to design a rigorous study which attempts to answer the question: Is there a difference in learning when students use a digital reader as opposed to a traditional textbook?
Presenters: Hadass Sheffer, President, The Graduate! Learning Network, Inc.; Kim Stephens, Director of Higher Education Partnerships and Services, Graduate! Philadelphia
The Graduate! Movement promotes regional collaboration and creates a system of supports for adults returning to college, from the decision to return through completion of a degree. This roundtable offers a follow up to the "A Bold Approach to Collaboration and Partnership" concurrent session and will provide interested ACHE members more information about how to get involved in the fast-growing national Graduate! Movement.