Shifting Paradigms: Re-Imagining Student Success

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Friday, April 6

10:30am EDT

From Community College to Costa Rica: An International Service Experience
This session focuses on the unique benefits and challenges of an international service program in community colleges based on a program at Mount Wachusett Community College.

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Greg Clement

Associate Dean Of Students, Mount Wachusett Community College
Academic Degree/Major College or University Salem State University, Masters of Education, Salem MA-1985.Husson University Bachelors of Science, Business Education, Bangor ME-1981I have worked in the Higher Education field for thirty-two years. Listed below are several recognitions... Read More →
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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 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
H-201 Hawthorne Hall

10:30am EDT

Leadership in STEM: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities
Increased emphasis on STEM education is a mixed blessing for individuals overseeing STEM programs. This session will provide opportunity for STEM professionals to share their unique experiences and perspectives balancing demands of credit programming, students, remediation and workforce interests.

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Charles Kaminski

Dean of Business, Science, Mathematics and Technology, Berkshire Community College
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Addie VanDeurzen

CTE Linkage Coordinator; Adjunct Instructor, Berkshire Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
M-214 Melville Hall

10:30am EDT

Visual Literacy Across the Curriculum: A Sociological Perspective
This presentation will discuss teaching and learning scholarship and the use of photographic images in the context of examples of students' visual sociological projects. Participants will be invited to share their experience of using photographs in teaching and assessment in the classroom.

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Colin Adams

Associate Professor, Sociology, Berkshire Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
H-205 Hawthorne Hall

11:30am EDT

Using Student Stories to Engage Learners- Interdisciplinary Approach - "What If ..."
We love stories! Participants will explore getting students to make connections to a course by creating and telling stories (think Alan Lightman's "Einstein's Dreams") illustrating the possibilities of a theory or practice. All disciplines welcome.

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Dr. Constance Berman

Professor of Communications/Department Chair, Berkshire Community College
Prof of Communication at BCC for 17 years, teaching Interpersonal and Communication and the Media, and Oral and Business Communication as well as Intro to Humanities. Formerly teaching English and Creative Writing. This background encouraged me to seek the story telling prowess... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
H-206 Hawthorne Hall

1:30pm EDT

Middlesex Community College (MCC) Career Exploration Pathways
MCC’s Career Exploration courses for Pathways expose first-year students to the programs within each pathway:  Arts, Humanities and Communication, Business, Health, STEM, Public Service, Social Science and Education. Pathways assist students in successfully establishing and achieving education, career and life goals.


Camille Brown

Director of Admissions, Middlesex Community College

Karen James

Assistant Director, Career Services, Middlesex Community College

Jo Mucci

Director, First-Year Experience & Student Success, Middlesex Community College
I have been an educator for over 25 years, the majority of which have been in Higher Education. I have been a faculty member, Director of a comprehensive Academic Support Department and the Director of the First-Year Experience (FYE)/Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) & Student Success... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
M-212 Melville Hall