2013 Teaching, Learning Student Development Conference

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to consider submitting a proposal for the 2013 Teaching, Learning Student Development Conference. This year’s theme is:

Community Colleges: Preparing Socially Responsible Learners and Leaders.

If you have a an innovative curricular or co-curricular practice, program or initiatives that you would like to share with other community college colleagues from across Massachusetts in the following areas:

Track 1: Social Responsibility – This track will present curriculum, programs and activities aimed at engaging students in their local and global communities and a focus on social change. Sample topics include service learning projects and programs; internship, externship, and experiential learning opportunities within the curriculum; international programs, social and restorative justice work in and out of the classroom, efforts to engage students in active citizenship, conduct protocol as it relates to education, community standards, and civility, and co-curricular activities designed to increase students’ levels of social awareness and participation.

Track 2: Democratic and Inclusive Pedagogies – This track will showcase pedagogies and programs seeking to make higher education more inclusive and engaging for all students. Sample topics may be inclusive teaching strategies aimed at specific populations such as Universal Design, best practices for including student voice in administration and policy decisions, curricular and engagement activities recognizing the importance of multiple world views, and student learning outcomes that focus on participation in a public democracy in both curricular and co-curricular contexts.

Track 3: Developing Leaders – Sessions offered in this track will highlight effective programs and activities that place students in leadership roles on campus and within the community. Sample topics include leadership development theory and practice, peer mentoring and supplemental instruction programs, conduits for student leadership such as particular experiences or curriculum, as well as programs that promote student leaders within specific academic programs

If you are interested in advancing our community college work in any of the three tracks and want to share your expertise with colleagues please visit TLSD 2013 www.middlesex.mass.edu/tlsd13/ Conference website to submit your proposal today!

Submissions of proposals are now open however the deadline is December 13, 2012.

Please bookmark the conference web site at: www.middlesex.mass.edu/tlsd13/

2013 Massachusetts Community College Teaching, Learning and Student Development Conference Committee members:

Phil Sisson, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, MCC, Co-chair TLSD13

Pam Flaherty, Chief Student Affairs Officer/ Dean of Students, MCC, Co-chair TLSD13

Sue Miller, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Cape Cod Community College
Brenda Mercomes, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Roxbury Community College
Steve Ozug, Vice President of Students, Bristol Community College
Rose Pena–Warfield, Dean, Enrollment Management & Advising, Cape Cod Community College
Gretchen Manning, Deputy Director, Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office