Shifting Paradigms: Re-Imagining Student Success

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Measuring Success In & Out of the Classroom [clear filter]
Friday, April 6

10:30am EDT

Success Re-Imagined: Challenging the Dominant Paradigm in Higher Education
We argue for a new way of defining community college success based on students' own stated goals, and the institutions' ability to provide opportunities to meet those goals, rather than goals imposed by the traditional top down model.

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Binnur Ercem

Professor/Sociology, Middlesex Community College
I teach Sociology and Cultural Anthropology classes. I also teach in the Commonwealth Honors Program.

Jennifer Pisarik

Professor of Psychology, Middlesex Community College
In addition to teaching psychology I am currently serving as the Behavioral Science Chair.

Friday April 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
M-208 Melville Hall

10:30am EDT

Working with Rubrics to Evaluate Writing
The session will put into practice the idea that Writing for Specific Purposes can lead to Evaluating for Specific Purposes, clarifying the goals of writing and evaluating for students and instructors.

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William Berry

Professor of Language and Literature, CAPE COD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Professor Berry first attended a community college in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. He received his Bachelor's Degree in literature from Antioch College and studied a year abroad at Eberhard-Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany. Thereafter, he earned his Master's Degree in... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
H-111 Hawthorne Hall

11:30am EDT

Assessing Global Literacy
Global literacy matters. We encourage, teach, and seek funding for it. Yet, assessment remains a challenge. Commercial tools are expensive and rarely address specific data needs. We will introduce qualitative and quantitative approaches to help participants build their own tools.

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Colin Adams

Associate Professor, Sociology, Berkshire Community College

Frank Schickor

Professor of Biology/Department Chair, Berkshire Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
M-101 Melville Hall

11:30am EDT

Participatory Action Research: A Process of Privileging the Experiential and Lived-Knowledge of Student Co-researchers
Student co-researchers and I will share back some of our initial PAR findings and discuss some of the challenges and tensions and strengths this PAR study created.  I will also share my perspectives on: to what extent does this study speak to Student Success?  How does PAR frame “student success?”


Tara Gully-Hightower

Massasoit Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
M-102 Melville Hall

1:30pm EDT

Celebrating Exceptional Student Work with an Academic-Style Conference
This round-table event will explore the use of academic-conference-like approaches to recognize and celebrate exceptional student work. Grizzled conference veterans, newcomers, and everyone in between are welcome. Come be part of the discussion.


Jeremy LaCrosse

Statistician, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Berkshire Community College
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Matthew Muller

Assistant Professor of English, Berkshire Community College

Friday April 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
M-301 Melville Hall

1:30pm EDT

Defining & Measuring Student Success Beyond the Classroom
In addition to supporting students’ academic goals, how do we measure student success beyond the classroom? This discussion session will provide an opportunity for participants to re-imagine how we define and measure student success beyond the classroom.

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Chad Argotsinger

Chief of Staff, Academic Affairs, Bristol Community College
Chad Argotsinger has over twenty year of experience in higher education. He currently serves as Chief of Staff, Academic Affairs at Bristol Community College where he serves as a key strategist to further strategic direction and innovation leading to student success and academic... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
M-208 Melville Hall