Shifting Paradigms: Re-Imagining Student Success

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Innovations in Student Support Programming [clear filter]
Friday, April 6

10:30am EDT

Creative Collaborations: Interns and Work-Study Students in Student Support Roles
In an effort to meet the ever-increasing, complex and diverse needs of students with disabilities, learning specialists share how they have creatively collaborated with interns and work-study students to offer them mentoring, tutoring, and advocacy experience.


Julie Jodoin-Krauzyk

Director of the Office of Disability Services, Bristol Community College
Julie A. Jodoin-Krauzyk, MEd, MA Julie is the current Director of Disability Services at Bristol Community College. She was previously Bristol's Disability Coordinator specializing in D/deaf students' support and in promoting strategies for effective and inclusive communication aligned... Read More →

Patricia Weisberger

Learning Specialist, Bristol Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
M-213 Melville Hall

10:30am EDT

Mentoring for Success Program Offered by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Participants will explore what is meant by mentoring, and discuss the powerful impact of mentors in our lives.  We will discuss the challenges faced by community college students, and how mentoring can help students achieve their academic and professional goals.  This workshop will describe different research-based mentoring best practices.  We will also outline the specific steps involved in developing the Mentoring for Success program at BCC: Recruitment; mentor match process; training and on-going support for mentors; mentor and mentee responsibilities; and mentor events such as our mentoring celebration luncheon at the end of each semester.  Mentor match pairs will also speak about their mentoring experiences.


Kari Dupuis

Associate Professor, Human Services, Berkshire Community College

Megan Whilden

Executive Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Berkshire Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
H-206 Hawthorne Hall

10:30am EDT

Re-Thinking Student Support Approaches
Innovative student support approaches based in part on behavioral economics led to eleven consecutive semesters of retention increases among students in Massasoit's Latch program.  Session challenges participants to recognize the benefits of nudging students toward choices that objectively increase likelihood of success.


Joseph Harris

Associate Dean of Student Success, Massasoit Community College

Maria Monteiro

Academic Counselor, Massasoit Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
M-211 Melville Hall

10:30am EDT

Speed Bumps Ahead! Student Support Planning for the Twists & Turns
Students’ educational pathways are rarely smooth, uninterrupted, and expected. There are speed bumps, twists and turns, apparent hazards, and sometimes stop signs. In this workshop we will discuss ways Cape Cod Community College is taking a proactive approach to support our students before they feel stuck on the side of the road without AAA and with a dead cell phone battery.  Student support program highlights will include the work of our Crisis and Life Management Team (CALM), Developmental Education preparation, and creative ways to build student engagement. We will also invite you to share successes and challenges at your institution.

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Liz Daly

Director, Student Placement & Career Planning; Interim Director, Admissions, Cape Cod Community College

Lauren Folloni

Cape Cod Community College

Tracy Morin

Cape Cod Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
M-101 Melville Hall

11:30am EDT

BCC's Behavorial Assessment Team: A Supportive Proactive Approach
Learn about the ways in which Berkshire Community College utilizes their Behavioral Assessment Team to support their students' educational journey.  The team uses the best practices in alignment with the work of Brian Van Brunt.

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David Lesure

Director, Safety & Security, Berkshire Community College

Lisa Mattila

Personal Counselor, Berkshire Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
H-202 Hawthorne Hall

11:30am EDT

Reorganizing for Change: Creating a Student Focused Enrollment Services Team
Learn how Berkshire Community College is addressing challenges in enrollment by integrating enrollment services, strengthening the student onboarding and academic advising processes, and implementing an online student success tool to help enroll new students, facilitate their success, and ultimately increase their chances of graduating.


Lyndsay Isham-Morton

Academic Counselor, Berkshire Community College

Tammy Westlake

Academic Counselor, Berkshire Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
M-212 Melville Hall

11:30am EDT

Respiratory Care Programs Group Discussion
This will be a brainstorming session to share ideas of all aspects of Respiratory Care education.


Thomas Carey

Professor of Allied Health, Respiratory Care, Berkshire Community College

Margaret Goss

Respiratory Care/Director of Clinical Education, Berkshire Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
H-415 Hawthorne Hall

11:30am EDT

Supporting Food Insecure Students: Building a Campus Food Pantry
This session will highlight the newly opened Food for Thought: Campus Pantry at Mount Wachusett Community College. Discussions around assessment of college student hunger will engage participants in the best way to collect qualitative and quantitative data to support the creation or expansion of exciting programs focused on food insecurity on your campus.  Through a case study model, the presenters will share successes and challenges on their journey to opening a food pantry. Finally, participants will engage in a lively discussion around best practices in recruiting, training and retaining student volunteers to lead and sustain food insecurity initiatives.


Jana Murphy

Mount Wachusett Community College
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Shelley Errington Nicholson

Director, Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement, Mount Wachusett Community College
Shelley Errington Nicholson is a graduate of Roger Williams University with a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications and a minor in Music. She also received her Masters of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in College Student Personnel... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
H-109 Hawthorne Hall

11:30am EDT

Supporting Students with Disabilities: Collaborations Between Peer Tutoring and Disability Services
Peer Tutoring and Disability Services staff will describe how they have collaborated to increase support for students with disabilities. Outcome assessment data will also be presented. Workshop participants are encouraged to share collaborative practices they utilize on their campuses.


Montserrat Archbald

Greenfield Community College

Norman Beebe

Greenfield Community College
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Colleen Caffery

Coordinator of Disability Services, Greenfield Community College
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Cindy Snow

Co-coordinator of Peer Tutoring, Instructor, Greenfield Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
H-201 Hawthorne Hall

1:30pm EDT

New Student Orientation for the Current Community College Student
Join me to discuss the challenges of New Student Orientation at a community college. Come prepared to share what you do at your school to be inclusive; what worked, what didn't, assessments, outcomes? Discussion will also include ideas of where orientation fits in with students taking online classes.


Friday April 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
M-213 Melville Hall

1:30pm EDT

Re-Imagining the Relationship Among Writing Centers, Libraries, and the Classroom
This session shows how collaboration between a writing center and a library can evolve over time as the college establishes a Learning Commons model. Coordinators from both departments will introduce best practices for integrating academic support services around research assignments


Emily Brown

Bristol Community College
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Michael Geary

Associate Professor of English & Writing Center Coordinator, Bristol Community College
As Writing Center Coordinator, I oversee all peer and professional writing tutoring on all 4 of BCC's campuses. As Associate Professor, I teach a variety of courses with an emphasis on theme-based composition courses. Some of these include "Comp 1: Writing About Monsters," "Comp 1... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
H-206 Hawthorne Hall

1:30pm EDT

Stats Booster Corequisite: What We Are Learning From Our First Semester
We hope that during this session we can all share ideas about features that could make a stats booster course as good as it can be. Students claim that in this friendly, small, seminar-type setting, the old urge to simply give up evaporates. Their advice is simple: advertise this course!


Steve Faulconer

Adjunct Instructor, Mathematics, Berkshire Community College

Chantal Rhind

Professor of Mathematics/Department Chair, Berkshire Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
M-302 Melville Hall

1:30pm EDT

Survival of the Fittest: Supportive Programming for the At-Risk Nursing Student
The Nursing Department at Roxbury Community College identified the need for support programming designed to improve student outcomes for those identified as at-risk prior to entering the program. The corequisite curriculum addresses skills deficits in key areas that often impede success. Through intensive remediation, the corequisite provides at-risk students with an opportunity to improve their outcome in the nursing program.


Kristen Lundsten

Roxbury Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
H-108 Hawthorne Hall