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Presenters and Breakout Sessions

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GENERAL SESSION

SESSION TITLE: Starting at the Roots: How Curriculum Process Drives Student Success, Learning Outcomes and Completion  

DESCRIPTOR: This interactive session is geared towards providing a general overview of the curriculum process for liberal arts and career and technical education. Getting students from entry to completion within the network will require collaboration from faculty, discipline committees, deans, academic vice presidents, and student services. Participants will gain an understanding of how individual and collective contributions at their respective colleges is critical to the overall Student Learning Experience and mission of the Dallas County Community College District.

TARGETED AUDIENCE/ATTENDEES:  Faculty, discipline/curriculum committee chairs/co-chairs and members, deans, vice presidents and college staff.     

PRESENTER(S): 

Dr. LaQueta Wright, Dean (School of Social Sciences), Richland College

Ollivette Hill, Project Manager, Assessment and Accreditation (Curriculum, Assessment and Accreditation Office), El Centro College

Anabel Juarez, Associate Director of Student Services and Academic Advising, North Lake College


BREAKOUT SESSION I (Liberal Arts/Academic)

SESSION TITLE: Curriculum: The Roots and Foundation

DESCRIPTOR: This session is designed to engage faculty in dialogue related to Liberal Arts/Academic (general education) curriculum requirements of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), that provide a foundation for the DCCCD curriculum. During this interactive session, participants will discuss their role in the curriculum process with a focus on the development and implementation of pathways within the network.  Participants will be informed of guidelines, necessary steps and actions required by discipline committees and colleges to submit recommendations for a change in the curriculum (pathways, transfer degrees and courses; impact these curriculum changes may have on career and technical education degrees, programs and courses, etc.) for their specific discipline area.

TARGETED AUDIENCE/ATTENDEES: Faculty, discipline committee chairs/co-chairs and members, college curriculum committee chairs/co-chairs/tri-chairs and members, deans, vice presidents and college staff.     

PRESENTER(S): 

Meredithe Greer, District Director of Curriculum Management, District Office

Dr. LaQueta Wright, Dean (School of Social Sciences), Richland College

Dr. Kathryn Wetzel, Executive Dean (Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering), Brookhaven College

Dwight Riley, Instructional Dean (School of Business), Richland College


BREAKOUT SESSION I (Career and Technical Education/CTE)

SESSION TITLE:  Foundation of Pathways

DESCRIPTOR: This session is designed to engage faculty in dialogue related to CTE curriculum as the foundation for addressing current trends and requirements by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).  The session will also include an interactive conversation regarding the transition of higher education from general education to a focus on transfer to workforce education. Participants will discuss their roles in implementing innovative career pathways, integration of industry credentials into the curriculum, and how to design a student and employer experience to address workforce needs.

TARGETED AUDIENCE/ATTENDEES: 

Faculty, curriculum committee chairs/co-chairs and members, deans, vice presidents and college staff.  

PRESENTER(S): 

Joyce Williams, Associate Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Community Initiatives, District Office

Teresa Moomaw, Curriculum Specialist II, District Office

Verna Brazelton, College Curriculum Manager (Curriculum, Assessment and Accreditation Office), El Centro College

 

BREAKOUT SESSION II

SESSION TITLE: Pathways Development and Career Path Mapping:  Process and Progress in Guided Pathways  

DESCRIPTOR: This interactive session will provide an overview of the DCCCD's Guided Pathways project, including a discussion of the Summer Mapping Team's process and progress in creating draft maps for the first cohort of programs.  General guidelines for creating specific maps will be provided to faculty. Additionally, presenters will provide a preview of the Guided Pathways program for Conference Day.  Time will be reserved for feedback and questions from attendees.

TARGETED AUDIENCE/ATTENDEES:  Faculty, discipline/curriculum committee chairs/co-chairs and members, deans, vice presidents and college staff.

PRESENTER(S): 

Anna Mays, Associate Vice Chancellor for Educational Policy and Student Services, District Office

Dr. Sharon Manna, Government Faculty, North Lake College

Anabel Romero-Juarez, Associate Director of Student Services, North Lake College


BREAKOUT SESSION III (Continuing Education/CE)

SESSION TITLE:  Continuing Education: Skills Awards, Guided Pathways, Outcome Based Funding, and the Future

DESCRIPTOR:  This dynamic, interactive and open-dialogue session will cover the ins and outs of utilizing the WECM, the Continuing Education Skills Awards (CESA) procedures, creating courses that align with the Guided Pathways, and the impact of Outcome-Based Funding for each of the colleges in the DCCCD Network.

TARGETED AUDIENCE/ATTENDEES: Program coordinators, assistant and associate deans, as well as any CE staff members who are interested in the future of CE.

PRESENTER(S): 

Gary Hensler, Dean/Division Chair of Continuing Education and Workforce Training, Richland College