PathFinder Session 7 - Downloadable document below
What is the investment in teacher training worth to your institution? With competition for students at an all-time high and classes on-line and virtual, your instructor work force must be prepared to engage students in every modality. Find out what the data says about student success, increased student retention and instructor proficiency for instructors that have taken courses in the Adjunct Faculty Training Institute at College of DuPage.
PathFinder Session 8
Traditionally, underserved and disadvantaged populations struggle during the height of a healthy economy and often times go unnoticed. This session will cover ways to leverage current situations to promote the growth and development of underserved populations. We will examine ways to increase retention, academic performance, and present a positive impact on workforce development.
PathFinder Session 9
The time is now to lose the fear, learn to expand partnerships, and grow to new heights of success. Join us as the panel will address the following:
- Employer collaboration to maximize ROI
- Understanding employer and employee safety protocols post COVID
- Deeper Dives to deliver training solutions
- The talent pipeline
- Continual communication
- Quality of available workforce
The overall goal of effective partnerships and relationships is to add value to one another’s activity. John Maxwell’s sage advice regarding expanding partnerships and leadership values capture this moment of opportunity best:
- Put behind us the difficulties and before us the progress.
- Put behind us the feelings and before us the values.
- Put behind us the disappointments and before us the gratitude.
- Wisdom always comes from dark times.
- Challenges are finite and infinite hope stands the test of time.
PathFinder Session 10
This panel will discuss the impact of Unmudl, a course-to-job marketplace founded by community colleges for working learners. Unmudl features non-degree courses and services that help learners build skills linked to real-world opportunities that lead to higher incomes and industry-recognized and academic credentials.
What distinguishes Unmudl is the potential to rapidly develop and disseminate community college content for working learners nationally—and to foster innovation that builds on the nation’s formidable community college infrastructure.
Panelists will present the Unmudl model, and provide examples of how this marketplace is being used to expand the reach and services offered by community colleges. It will also highlight lessons learned by colleges seeking to offer the right mix of online and in-person programming.
PathFinder Session 11 - Downloadable document below
Tallahassee Community College (TCC) is uniquely positioned within the state of Florida and services three counties in its region (Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla). Demographically, nearly 21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Leon County, FL (56.2k out of 274k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The college itself sits within the 32304 zip code, which has been deemed the poorest zip code in the state of Florida. Additionally, the college services a highly diverse student population with 52% identifying as non-white. In an effort to address both equity and access of its largely diverse student population, the college developed a CARE (Connections, Academics, Resources, and Engagement) model in partnership with faculty, staff, and students. TCC partnered with the Myers-Briggs Company to build a personalized learning model for students based upon the results of their SuperStrong Inventory. Through this partnership, academic and learning communities were developed to guide all newly enrolled students. This session will highlight the process the college took to redesign its student experience by building a model of inclusion, academic mapping, personalized learning, and strategic outreach across campus. Additionally, specific emphasis will be given to the College’s intervention response in light the of the Covid-19 pandemic and shift to virtual learning.