Shifting Paradigms: Re-Imagining Student Success

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Friday, April 6

10:30am EDT

Inspiring and Supporting Nontraditional by Gender Students
Jeff Perrotti, Consultant to the MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education will facilitate a discussion on strategies and resources for fostering nontraditional by gender career choices and supporting gender nonconforming students.


Jeff Perrotti

Consultant, MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education

David Ziemba

Cape Cod Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
M-212 Melville Hall

10:30am EDT

Student Success: Moving Beyond Campus Barriers
This facilitated discussion will provide an avenue for educators to discuss the processes and challenges involved with incorporating student success strategies throughout their campuses on a comprehensive scale. We ask participants to bring ideas to share from their campus, and to describe the efforts to identify barriers and improve student success.  If you have established student success programs or are just starting these success initiatives, this session will provide discussion, support, and networking opportunities with colleagues that can help campuses move forward on student success.

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Bryan Brophy-Baermann

Quinsigamond Community College
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Kristie Proctor

Director, Disability Services, Quinsigamond Community College

Terry Vecchio

Dean of Students, Quinsigamond Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
M-209 Melville Hall

11:30am EDT

Race, Education, and Pedagogy: Towards a More Inclusive Classroom
In our current social climate, it is crucial for educators to understand how race, structural racism, and race relations affect their students. This session will focus on why educators should be fully aware of structural racism in their classrooms, regardless of subject matter.


Kelly Kemp

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, Berkshire Community College
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Charles Park

Associate Professor, English, Berkshire Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
H-204 Hawthorne Hall

1:30pm EDT

Beyond Deficits: Fostering Student Success Among Male Students of Color
College practitioners must shift from deficit-minded narratives of disengagement among male students of color to strengths-based strategies for student success. This presentation will focus on BCC’s Men of Color Initiative on student mentoring to facilitate dialogue about other campus’s success strategies.

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Colin Adams

Associate Professor, Sociology, Berkshire Community College

Ashton Darrett

Academic Counselor, Berkshire Community College

Charles Prescott

Professor of English, Berkshire Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
H-202 Hawthorne Hall

1:30pm EDT

Girls Can’t What? Promoting Inclusivity in Practice and Education
EMS has long been considered a boys club; but with 30% of the national workforce represented by women, and many professionals identifying as LGBT and people of color, it is critical to promote inclusivity among all providers.  By discussing these issues frankly, we can encourage conversation and emerging best practices to develop inclusive and affirming education for all students in order to improve professional practice and support success, retention, and performance.

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Kimberly Altavesta

Mass Bay Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
H-416 Hawthorne Hall

1:30pm EDT

Strategies for Creating Inclusive Classrooms for LGBTQ Students
An overview of gender and sexuality terminologies and what it means to be an LGBTQ ally.  Resources and strategies for maintaining civil and inclusive classrooms will be presented. Time will be allotted for collaboration with colleagues about best practices.

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Lisa Coole

Associate Professor, Massasoit Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
M-101 Melville Hall