2022 Spring Conference: Engage, Enrich, and Empower!

2022 Spring Conference

Wel­come to our vir­tu­al con­fer­ence: Engage, Enrich, and Empow­er! Please scroll down for ses­sion descrip­tions and links. A down­load­able sched­ule is avail­able direct­ly below.

Con­fer­ence Ses­sions


If you have not yet reg­is­tered and paid (if applic­a­ble), please do so below. The con­fer­ence is free for NCOSS mem­bers. If you are not cur­rent­ly an NCOSS mem­ber, the reg­is­tra­tion fee is $20 and includes a one year NCOSS mem­ber­ship. Reg­is­tra­tion fee may be paid through Pay­Pal below.

Con­fer­ence Reg­is­tra­tion

Get Ready to Engage, Enrich, and Empower!

9:00–9:30 Opening Session

Chad Evans, “From Developmental to Influential”

Stu­dents choose to rush their edu­ca­tion­al suc­cess by tak­ing the place­ment test more than once to avoid cours­es that make them feel infe­ri­or. This deci­sion can­not only hin­der a stu­den­t’s suc­cess but also make them unpre­pared for the cours­es ahead. The neg­a­tive nar­ra­tive that has been sur­round­ing devel­op­men­tal cours­es must be changed for all stu­dents to see the impor­tance of devel­op­men­tal cours­es.

        Pre­sen­ter:      Chad Evans             

9:40–10:20 Concurrent Session A

Working Better Together

Build­ing a vibrant team means mak­ing inten­tion­al choic­es. “Work­ing Bet­ter Togeth­er” presents prac­ti­cal ways to encour­age all team mem­bers to see the val­ue of their knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence, as well as the need to share both.  Objec­tive — to show that build­ing a devel­op­men­tal net­work (team) is an essen­tial part of all team mem­bers con­tin­ued growth as instruc­tors, and that growth is seen most clear­ly in the class­room.   

Pre­sen­ters:     Logan Dupree, Beth McCall, and Melanie Dek­er­legand

Elevator Speeches: Be Ready to Act

This pre­sen­ta­tion will dis­cuss Ele­va­tor Speech­es and how to be ready to use this tool in the appro­pri­ate sit­u­a­tions. What to include and how to con­duct this will be includ­ed.

Pre­sen­ter:       Wes Antho­ny

Mapping the Self: Helping Students Write Inward Toward Writing Out

Often in devel­op­men­tal reading/writing cours­es, stu­dents are ill-equipped to ver­bal­ly express their own expe­ri­ences, goals, and curios­i­ty. By teach­ing stu­dents how to “map” their ideas using lan­guage, begin­ning with the notion of “I”, teach­ers can help open paths for stu­dents to cir­cle out­ward toward cre­ative, engag­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion on the page.

Pre­sen­ter:       Kel­li Allen       

10:30–11:10 Concurrent Session B

B.O.A.T.S.: Building Open Attitudes Toward Success

When CFCC launched its Office of Stu­dent Suc­cess as a part of a Title III grant, it led to larg­er dis­cus­sions of what reten­tion and suc­cess look like at the col­lege. The ses­sion cov­ers the tran­si­tion to a care team mod­el (Sea Dev­il Suc­cess Team), aca­d­e­m­ic coach­ing for stu­dents on pro­ba­tion, shifts in pol­i­cy to sup­port at-risk stu­dents (ACA-090), and use of Avi­so Reten­tion. Inno­v­a­tive strate­gies have sparked insti­tu­tion­al cul­ture change in a short peri­od of time.

Pre­sen­ters:      Brit­tany Buf­fkin, Kendra Buck , Mary Eliz­a­beth McIn­tosh, and Lau­ra Mon­tagano               

Using DMA and DRE in place of the Transition Courses

At Wayne Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege we found that our stu­dents pre­ferred a much more struc­tured seat­ed envi­ron­ment than the tran­si­tion cours­es pro­vid­ed. Pri­or to the imple­men­ta­tion of RISE Wayne began using the 8‑week DMA cours­es along with the 8‑week DRE cours­es. We were able to con­tin­ue using these cours­es when the co-reqs were imple­ment­ed because each of the 8‑week cours­es rep­re­sent­ed a Tier. This pre­sen­ta­tion will explain what we did and how DMA and DRE cours­es equat­ed to the Tiers and the tran­si­tion to co-req or core class­es.

Pre­sen­ter:       Tam­my Bish­op           

Encouraging Student Success from a Achievement Coach’s Perspective

My objec­tive is to show how the pos­i­tive dia­logue that an achieve­ment coach uses can impact a stu­dent that deals with soci­etal stres­sors. By using adapt­able approach­es with each indi­vid­ual stu­dent, it can shift a stu­den­t’s ide­ol­o­gy to mim­ic the way we see them suc­ceed­ing.

Pre­sen­ter:       Chad Evans               

11:20–12:00 Concurrent Session C

Supplementing, Supporting, & Strengthening NROC Developmental English through LMS Design: What We’re Doing at Coastal

This pre­sen­ta­tion will offer par­tic­i­pants a tour of the Black­board shell for ENG 002 as it is taught at Coastal Car­oli­na Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege. Fea­tures include added pre-NROC activ­i­ties such as an ice­break­er dis­cus­sion forum and diag­nos­tic writ­ing prompt, week­ly reflec­tive acvi­ties, a mini-les­son sequence, tricky word sets, and an alter­na­tive assess­ment bank.

Pre­sen­ter:       Davon­na Thomas      

Connect to Your Learning Processes and Enhance Your Social Emotional Learning

Dis­cov­er how Learn­ing Process­es (NOT per­son­al­i­ty, “strength,” or inter­est) effec­tive­ly impact your stu­dents and your pro­gram staff. Access a web-based tool that empow­ers stu­dents, sup­port staff, and tutors through under­stand­ing their own Learn­ing Process­es. Con­nect to per­son­al­ized strate­gies devel­oped from research AND 25+ years of expe­ri­ence with Learn­ing Process­es.     

Pre­sen­ter:       Joel T. John­ston                    

Aligning with NCCS Standards

Hawkes Learn­ing is excit­ed to part­ner with fac­ul­ty across the state that are search­ing for mate­ri­als that fit with­in the new math frame­work. Learn how our titles align with NCCCS stan­dards as com­pre­hen­sive alter­na­tives for MAT 003, 110/010, 143/043, 152/052, 171/172/071. Join and be entered to win a gift card.!

Pre­sen­ter:       Syd­ney Smith             

12:10–12:30 Closing Session

CoDE Update

Pre­sen­ters:      Krys­ten Buchanan and Stephanie Hays