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.
(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|
*Click here for a YouTube playlist of all sessions.*
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|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.