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    Thursday, February 26, 2009

Concurrent Session A 8:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m.

A-1 Strand: Professional Development

    Title: Breakfast with Hunter

    Presenter: Dr. Hunter Boylan

    This ticketed breakfast allows participants to discuss current issues in the field of Developmental Education with Dr. Hunter Boylan, Director of the National Center for Developmental Education.

Victoria B A-1 Colloquium


A-2 Strands: Administration, Research. Learning Strategies

    Title: Career Advancement Program: From Factory Worker to Life Long

    Learner Learning Strategies

    Presenters: Linda Spoelman, Grand Rapids Community College

     George Waite, Grand Rapids Community College

    The Career Advancement Program is a partnership between a state workforce development agency, a community college School of Workforce Development, and a Developmental Studies program. In 16 weeks, displaced factory workers gain the academic and soft skills they will need to be college ready. Presenters will share program design and preliminary research findings.

Pinehurst A-2 Paper

A-3 Strands: Computers/Technology, Assessment

    Title: Developmental Education at a Distance: A Comparison of Six

    Colleges' Approach

    Presenters: Bennie Lowery, Grambling State University

     Joanie DeForest, San Jacinto College South

     Tracey Mattson, Radford University

     Angela Huettl, Indiana University South Bend

    Qualitative research methods were used to explore the steadily increasing delivery of Developmental Education courses using distance education technologies. Findings included data on institutional rationale, process, faculty issues, student selection and assessment, and important ―success factors‖ such as retention, satisfaction, and achievement.

Turnberry A-3 Paper with Round Table Session

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

A-4 Strands: Diversity Issues, Reading

    Title: Teaching Lost Males: Strategies to Reach the Neglected

    Presenters: Joyce Goldstein, Okaloosa-Walton College

     Deborah Fontaine, Okaloosa-Walton College

     Suzanne Johnson, Okaloosa-Walton College

     Iris Strunc, Okaloosa-Walton College

    This interactive session, based on empirical research, will provide practical, scaffolded, strategies grounded in learning styles that can impact developmental male students’ affective and

    metacognitive abilities. Presenters will model a variety of student-centered learning strategies that can become catalysts to building self-efficacy and autonomy among unsuccessful male students.

Cedar C A-4 Workshop

A-5 Strands: Learning Strategies, Computers/Technology

    Title: Transforming Technology and Cultural Literacy to Academic


    Presenters: Beth Ervin, Sierra College

The presenter will demonstrate how various strategies can be used to link a student’s cultural and

    technological literacy to academic literacy. She will explain how she uses her students’ knowledge of text-messaging language, MySpace, iPods, email, and even TV remotes to help them develop the academic language, strategies, and skills necessary for success.

Oak A A-5 Demonstration

A-6 Strands: Learning Strategies, Literacy, Writing

    Title: Confronting the Trauma Sensitive Literate Actions of Developmental


    Presenters: Deborah Kellner, University of Cincinnati

    This presentation will discuss the practice of journaling and its relevancy for developmental students who often present their own issues within the classroom setting. These issues can include poverty, death of a family member, single-parenting responsibilities, abuse, natural disasters, and/or family members sent to war. This session will address literacy tools as a solace for those who suffer silently.

Oak B A-6 Demonstration

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

A-7 Strands: Learning Strategies, Literacy, Reading

    Title: Internalizing Classroom Learning: Engaging the Developmental


    Presenters: Marian Yoder, Harrisburg Area Community College

    Reading instruction techniques that engage students will be presented. Developmental students have demonstrated improved ability to comprehend, apply, analyze, and synthesize what they read when actively involved with these activities. Side benefits include self-confidence, eagerness to attend class, a sense of belonging, and a joy in learning.

Oak C A-7 Demonstration

A-8 Strands: Math, Computers/Technology

    Title: Breaking News! Students Actually Do Their Algebra Homework

    Presenters: Ria Thomas, Southwestern Michigan College

     Annette Magyar, Southwestern Michigan College

Vendor-Sponsored: Hawkes Learning System

    Take your Elementary Algebra course and enhance mastery and retention by incorporating a computerized learning system for outside-of-class work. Participants will receive step-by-step explanation on combining a computerized homework-mastery component with their current classroom format. A CD of materials will be given to each participant.

Cedar A A-8 Demonstration

A-9 Strands: Math, Computers/Technology

    Title: Enhancing the Learning Experience for Millennial Developmental

    Math Students

    Presenters: Denise Wilkinson, Virginia Wesleyan College

    The values and needs of today’s college students have changed. It is important that developmental mathematics educators recognize these changing students in their classrooms and develop strategies to address their needs. The presenter will discuss the Millennial developmental mathematics student, implications in the classroom and best practices and activities that address these needs.

Cedar B A-9 Paper

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

A-10 Strands: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Issues

    Title: The Individualized Education of a College Student

    Presenter: Jessica Whitmore, Northeast Alabama Community College

    ―The Individualized Education of a College Student‖ will be a workshop focused on how instructors can formulate a more individually driven method of instruction, delivery, and assessment in developmental English courses; however, the strategies/activities can be easily adapted to fit across the curriculum. The workshop will consist of a short presentation of the theoretical framework of strategies followed by an interactive session/discussion to adapt the strategies for the diverse college student.

Sandpiper A-10 Workshop

A-11 Strand: Tutoring

    Title: Examining the First Year Student: Providing an Adaptive Learning


    Presenters: Jack Truschel, East Stroudsburg University

    This presentation will focus on the students who attend a regional, comprehensive state university who are noted as at-risk (undeclared) and were required to attend an adaptive (3-credit), First Year Experience course. The students were given several assignments throughout the semester in order to determine their personality traits, adaptability to college, procrastination level, and study skills level. The presentation will provide a snapshot of the Millenial Student with quantitative results provided. The presenter will provide all attendees with a copy of the assessment instrument and an opportunity to join this research project.

Augusta A-11 Workshop

A-12 Strands: Reading, Literacy, Professional Development

    Title: Campus and Community Book Discussion Groups

    Presenters: Arden B. Hamer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    One way to promote reading on campus and in the community is through a university based book discussion group. This presentation will describe an established university group that draws members from a variety of areas. Book lists, discussion guides, selection criteria, and the organizational process will be shared.

Colony A A-12 Demonstration

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

A-13 Strands: Research, Graduate Student Issues

    Title: Avoiding the Most Common APA Mistakes

    Presenters: William White, Grambling State University

     Olatunde Ogunyemi, Grambling State University

    Do you have trouble navigating through the APA manual to figure how to correctly handle references, select the right levels of heading, or how to format your documents correctly? The purpose of this interactive session is to present tips on avoiding the most common APA mistakes and how to spot and fix them if you make them.

Arrowhead A-13 Workshop

A-14 Strands: Learning Strategies, Computers/Technology

    Title: The Perils of PowerPoint: Technology and Active Learning

    Presenters: Judith Krauss, St. John’s University

     Lori Murphy, Westchester Community College

     MaryBeth Ruscica, St. John’s University

    In a survey, students reported PowerPoint had limited effectiveness in enhancing their learning; they preferred active learning over ―bad‖ technology. This date, and demonstrations of ―good‖ and ―bad‖ PowerPoint, will be followed by attendees’ participating in evaluating PowerPoint, writing PowerPoint content, and most importantly, contrasting PowerPoint with active learning tasks.

Colony B A-14 Demonstration

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

Concurrent Session B 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m.

B-1 Strands: Administration

    Title: How to Make the Case for Developmental Education to Your President Presenters: Dr. Sanford Shugart, Valencia Community College

    Dr. Shugart, President of Valencia Community College, will offer suggestions and discuss strategies for working with college presidents. Dr. Shugart brings many years of experience in several states to this topic of special interest to all developmental educators and learning assistance professionals.

Auditorium II B-1 Workshop

B-2 Strands: Adjunct Issues, Professional Development

    Title: Adjunction Junction, What's Your Function? Effectively "Hooking

     Up" Adjuncts to Enhance Departmental Effectiveness

    Presenters: Dustin Sharp, Pitt Community College

     Edwin Franklin, Pitt Community College

     Regina Garcia, Pitt Community College

     Becky Knapp, Pitt Community College

     Jennifer Leigh, Pitt Community College

     Glynis Mullins, Pitt Community College

     Sallie Stone, Pitt Community College

     Elizabeth Turnage, Pitt Community College

     Cheri White, Pitt Community College

     William White, Pitt Community College

    All aboard! Come witness scenarios of effective and ineffective ways to address adjunct concerns. Presenters will share experiences, suggestions, and handouts of ideas that are successful and currently being implemented. This presentation will help all ―get on track‖ for the purposes of developing instructional consistency and departmental cohesiveness.

Sandpiper B-2 Demonstration

B-3 Strands: Counseling, Legislative Issues, General Interest

    Title: Enhancing Student Excellence in Developmental Coursework

     Through Academic Advising

    Presenters: Paul Fowler, Louisiana State University at Eunice

    This presentation details how Louisiana State University at Eunice’s Pathways to Success, a 2008 National Academic Advising Association Outstanding Award Winning Program, utilizes academic advising and a first year orientation program coupled with developmental coursework to increase student success. Theories of academic advising and student intervention methods will be discussed.

Tanglewood B-3 Paper

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

B-4 Strands: Assessment, Mathematics, Administration

    Title: Which Bloomin' Math Course is Right? National Placement Practices Presenters: K.D. Taylor, Utah Valley University

     John Close, Salt Lake Community College

     Christina Gundlach, Eastern Connecticut State University

     Keith White, Utah Valley University

     Marva Lucas, Middle Tennessee State University

     Victoria Wacek, Ivy Tech Community College

     Michael Chandler, University of New Hampshire

     Avijit Kar, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

     Robert E. Moore, Missouri Western State University

     Donna Saye, Georgia Southern University

SPIN-Sponsored: Mathematics

    Members of the Math SPIN group present a bouquet of national survey results of testing and placement practices, cut scores, and curricular offerings for developmental courses through College Algebra at a colorful array of institutions, including two-year and four-year public and private colleges and universities. How well is everything working?

Tidewater B-4 Paper

B-5 Strands: Partners in Education

    Title: The Case for Collaboration

    Presenters: Louanne Lundgren, Central New Mexico Community College

     Greta Berry, Central New Mexico Community College

     Ann Lynn Hall, Central New Mexico Community College

     Don Lauser, Central New Mexico Community College

     Penny Mortier, Central New Mexico Community College

     Paul Pasceralla, Central New Mexico Community College

     Lis Turkheimer, Central New Mexico Community College

     Gerry McBroom, Central New Mexico Community College

    The presenters will discuss how bringing Adult Basic Education and Developmental programs together create a synergistic effect by combining the resources and expertise of the two units who share common values and philosophy. Topics will include structure, faculty and curricula, learning assistance and student recognition and support.

Pinehurst B-5 Workshop

B-6 Strands: Certification Council, Assessment, Research

    Title: Overview of NADE Certification

    Presenters: Valerie Hampson, Sandhills Community College

     Lisa Putnam Cole, Heartland Community College

    Are you curious about NADE Certification but not sure you want to attend a full Training Institute? Attend this session to discover why NADE offers certification, how the process began, the criteria for program eligibility, and the steps in the NADE Certification process.

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

    Victoria C B-6 Demonstration

B-7 Strands: Cognition, Learning Strategies, Research

    Title: Factors that Influence Achievement and Self-Efficacy in

     Developmental Students

    Presenters: Caroline Seefchak, Barry University

    Developmental students who have knowledge of their learning style preferences and their individual intelligences have stronger self-efficacy and success than those who do not. Data in this study show how students’ individual knowledge of how they learn can directly affect their

    self-efficacy as students and their overall achievement in college.

Pebble Beach B-7 Paper

B-8 Strands: Computer Technology, General Interest

    Title: Fear Not, Facebook! Encouraging Quality Academic Online


    Presenters: Victoria Williams, St. Cloud State University

     Cari Kenner, St. Cloud State University

    The Academic Learning Center at St. Cloud State University utilizes online discussions in its online and traditional developmental classes to build community and give reticent students an additional outlet for expression. The presenters will provide examples of online discussion assignments that promote meaningful student participation and describe successful assessment strategies.

Colony C B-8 Demonstration

B-9 Strands: Diversity Issues, General Interest, Learning Strategies

    Title: Developmental Education Makeover Accelerates Underprepared Students to


    Presenters: James Gray, Community College of Aurora

This presentation will share the Community College of Aurora’s successful 3-year experience in

    transforming its Developmental Education classes. With a largely adjunct faculty, CCA’s

    essentially traditional format was modernized to integrate multifaceted approaches to learning and to incorporate several computer programs to better meet extensive and diverse student needs.

Turnberry B-9 Paper

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

B-10 Strands: General Interest, Professional Development

    Title: Pardon the Interruptions: Learning is Still in Progress

    Presenters: Rudy Johnson, Central Piedmont Community College

    As teachers, we have the power to change the world and make it a better place to live, but where do we get that power and how do we maintain that power when so much is going on around us? Let’s face it; cell phones, iPods, and random conversations are just a few among many

    ―interruptions‖ that have invaded our classrooms. For some, these can be minor ―distractions‖ to the learning environment, yet others can become completely ―unplugged.‖ In this session, we will discuss the importance of staying connected to the love and joy of teaching (our power source) in order to remain positively charged during challenging times in the classroom.

Oak A B-10 Workshop

B-11 Strands: Learning Strategies, Mathematics, Assessment

    Title: Equipping Students with a Road Map to Success

    Presenters: Edie Carter, Amarillo College

     Gretta Johnson, Amarillo College

    Many students entering college today need assistance in planning the path they will travel as they pursue higher education opportunities. Equip your students with the tools they will need and a map to reach their destination. Tools include study strategies, testing techniques, time-management, organizational ideas, and note-taking tips.

Oak B B-11 Colloquium

B-12 Strands: Learning Strategies, Mathematics

    Title: Study Skills for Developmental Math Classrooms

    Presenters: Alan Bass, San Diego Mesa College

     George Woodbury, College of the Sequoias

    The need for a study skills component to Developmental Math courses is becoming more and more obvious. The presenters will discuss ways to incorporate study skills into the classroom and attendees will play the role of students to help demonstrate the efficacy of study skills techniques.

Oak C B-12 Workshop

B-13 Strands: Mathematics, Cognition, Learning Strategies

    Title: Motivating Math Students to Choose Success

    Presenters: Kathryn Van Wagoner, Utah Valley University

     Keith White, Utah Valley University

    Success in mathematics is dependent on student behavior. The successful math educator helps students develop the motivation to work hard enough to be successful. The presentation will include data related to student attitudes, behaviors and outcomes, and ideas for activities that develop motivation in students. Come share your ideas, too.

Cedar A B-13 Paper

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

B-14 Strands: Mathematics, Computers, Research

    Title: Cooperative Learning and Computer Assisted Instruction: Do They


    Presenter: Kathy Griffin, Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    This study investigated mathematics achievement scores between students working in cooperative learning groups using computer-assisted instruction and students working alone using computer-assisted instruction in a post-secondary Developmental Mathematics class. The study further examined students’ attitudes toward cooperative learning and their confidence in the subject. matter.

Cedar B B-14 Workshop

B-15 Strands: Reading, General Interest

    Title: Responsive Teaching Approaches in Developmental Reading/Writing


    Presenter: Negar Farakish, Teachers College, Columbia University

    The presenter will discuss responsive teaching approaches of some experienced community college developmental reading/writing instructors credited with teaching success. The presentation will focus on these instructors’ use of assessment strategies, attention to students; various ways of learning reading/writing skills, and integration of students’ prior knowledge, skills, and interests into instruction.

Colony A B-15 Paper

B-16 Strands: Research, Assessment, Administration

    Title: Developing and Implementing a Developmental Education Evaluation


    Presenters: David Haiduc, Cuyahoga Community College

     David Topor, Cuyahoga Community College

    The impact of Developmental Education programs has been the focus of interest and scrutiny on various levels throughout the country over the last few years. While some of the reports have been positive, many forecast a disappointing future for students that require Developmental coursework. These claims need to be refuted with solid evidence! The presenters will address the issue of developing such evidence in the context of reviewing Cuyahoga Community College’s five-year Developmental Education Evaluation Plan.

Cedar C B-16 Colloquium

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