2021 Spring Conference

2021 Spring Conference

In lieu of our tra­di­tion­al spring region­al con­fer­ences, NCOSS host­ed a vir­tu­al, syn­chro­nous 2021 Spring Con­fer­ence from 9:00 until 12:30 on Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 26th.

Con­fer­ence Record­ings

(Click on a title to open the record­ing in YouTube.)

9:00–9:30 Open­ing Ses­sion with Dr. Miatudi­la
9:40–10:10 Con­cur­rent Ses­sion A
- Cre­ative Writ­ing Tools at Gate­ways for Tran­si­tion Stu­dents
- Strate­gic Inte­gra­tion in the New Nor­mal
10:20–10:50 Con­cur­rent Ses­sion B
- Q&A with Dr. Miatudi­la
- Inno­v­a­tive­ly Con­nect in a Dig­i­tal­ly Dis­tant World Through Per­son­al­ized Learn­ing
11:00–11:30 Con­cur­rent Ses­sion C
- Val­i­da­tion: A Key Ele­ment for Teach­ing African Amer­i­can Male Col­lege Stu­dents
- Send­ing Out an SOS: Sig­nals of Suc­cess
11:40–12:20 Clos­ing Ses­sion with Mar­si Frances­chi­ni

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Fea­tured Speak­ers

Dr. Mar­si Frances­chi­ni is the Direc­tor of Spe­cial Projects with the NC Stu­dent Suc­cess Cen­ter. In this role, she serves as the Direc­tor for Fac­ul­ty Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment, RISE, and CCRG. She will intro­duce her­self, her role, and share RISE updates.
Dr. Alain Miatudi­la, Asso­ciate Dean of Engi­neer­ing at CPCC, is the 2020 NCOSS Out­stand­ing Alum­nus from a Stu­dent Suc­cess Pro­gram. He will share the impor­tant role devel­op­men­tal edu­ca­tion has played in his life.

Con­cur­rent Ses­sion Infor­ma­tion

Cre­ative Writ­ing Tools as Gate­ways for Tran­si­tion Stu­dents

Pre­sent­ed by Kel­li Allen at Wake Tech­ni­cal Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege

Stu­dents in tran­si­tion cours­es often enter class­rooms with degrees of wor­ry and guard­ed­ness that tra­di­tion­al col­lege stu­dents do not expe­ri­ence. Cre­ative writ­ing exer­cis­es in these cours­es encour­age stu­dents to explore lan­guage and com­mu­ni­ca­tion on a per­son­al lev­el, eas­ing anx­i­ety and open­ing paths for writ­ing skills, crit­i­cal, empa­thet­ic rea­son­ing, and read­ing skills.

Strate­gic Inte­gra­tion in the New Nor­mal

Pre­sent­ed by Dr. Wes Antho­ny at Cleve­land Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege

This pre­sen­ta­tion will dis­cuss stu­dent sup­port ser­vices in high­er education’s New Nor­mal. It will include themes and promis­ing prac­tices.

Q&A with Dr. Miatudi­la

Pre­sent­ed by Dr. Alain Miatu­di­al at Cen­tral Pied­mont Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege

This ses­sion is a fol­low up to the pre­sen­ta­tion deliv­ered by our open­ing speak­er. Please take advan­tage of this oppor­tu­ni­ty for a chance to ask ques­tions and con­grat­u­late our 2021 Out­stand­ing Alum­nus award win­ner.

Inno­v­a­tive­ly Con­nect in a Dig­i­tal­ly Dis­tant World Through Per­son­al­ized Learn­ing

Pre­sent­ed by Joel T. John­son at Let Me Learn

Con­nect authen­ti­cal­ly with learn­ers by assess­ing learn­ing behav­iors and cat­a­logu­ing their metacog­ni­tion. Join an inter­ac­tive ses­sion to explore how self-aware­ness and per­son­al­ized learn­ing can be used as approach­es to meet the chal­lenges you face. Joel John­son, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, www.letmelearn.org or 856.553.6281.

Val­i­da­tion: A Key Ele­ment for Teach­ing African Amer­i­can Male Col­lege Stu­dents

Pre­sent­ed by Dr. Tony Eme­tu at Cen­tral Pied­mont Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege

The pur­pose of this pre­sen­ta­tion is to dis­cuss bar­ri­ers encoun­tered by African Amer­i­can male col­lege stu­dents and iden­ti­fy val­i­da­tion as a vital com­po­nent to sup­port­ing their aca­d­e­m­ic pro­gres­sion. The pre­sen­ta­tion will con­clude with rec­om­men­da­tions for teach­ing prac­ti­tion­ers as well as the poten­tial impact of online cours­es upon this demo­graph­ic sub­group.