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Webinar: Migration to E-Learning (For Instructors)

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As the focus of education continues to shift to the online environment, educators seek the need to create impactful, interactive and engaging ways to capture a learner’s attention and focus on their learning needs. This session will focus on how to address the challenges associated with online learning and highlight some key components to create effective e-learning that lead to successful course outcomes.

The event will take place on Oct 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET. Register to attend here.

Visit ATE Central at Our PI Conference Sessions and Connects

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Like all other ATE projects and centers, ATE Central will have an ATE Connects session at this year's PI Conference. We hope you will stop by and say hello! In addition, we will host two conference sessions. See information on those sessions below:

Archiving with ATE Central

Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT

Making the deliverables of your grant available through the ATE Central resource portal ensures discoverability and long-term access to your work. Adding a Creative Commons license before submission can encourage others to further share, use, and build upon a work that you created. Please join ATE Central staff as we demonstrate how to select and affix Creative Commons licenses to sample resources and how to submit those resources to ATE Central via the archive submission form. This event will be pre-recorded and delivered synchronously with live presenter chat.

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Webinar: Top Ten Tips for Teaching Student Veterans from the Classroom to Online

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Military veterans transitioning from service to community college bring experiences that can be incredible assets to a classroom along with others that can be barriers to success. Hearing loss, a commonly overlooked disability in the veteran population, is often one of these barriers. The presenters will discuss findings of focus groups conducted with student veterans with hearing loss that provide insight to the unique educational needs of these students and best practices for their success in the STEM classroom and how they can be applied in the online setting. Stay for the last half hour to have your questions answered by a panel of student veterans.


This webinar will take place on October 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT. Register to participate using this form.

Webinar: ATE Conference Orientation Webinar

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AACC will host an ATE Virtual Conference Orientation Webinar designed for all conference attendees. The webinar will provide an orientation to the 2020 Virtual ATE Conference, and an overview of the agenda, the virtual platform, and ways to network and maximize engagement in a virtual setting. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Participants are encouraged to attend the live event, if possible, in order to have the opportunity to ask questions. The webinar will also be recorded and available on this site following the live event. To register for this event, use this form.

PI Conference Submission Deadline: ATE Connects Sessions

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The deadline to submit your project’s or center’s required ATE Connects Session materials is October 7, 2020. All ATE projects and centers are required to do so.

The ATE Connects session is a key component of this year’s virtual conference and offers ATE projects and centers the opportunity to network and connect with conference participants, explore the ATE community, and engage in the sharing of information, resources, and materials related to their programs.

All ATE projects and centers should prepare a one-page PDF handout as well as a 90-second video or audio PowerPoint presentation that highlights some of their key innovations. First-time grantees are not required to create a 90-second video or audio file, but may choose to do so. As part of the ATE Connects submission process, each grant will also be asked to provide contact information, a session abstract, and a relevant URL and/or social media handles (if available). ATE Connects submissions will be grouped by STEM discipline categories, and searchable by STEM technician education focus areas, which can be selected upon completing the submission form. For more detailed submission guidelines, visit the ATE PI...

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Webinar Series: Industry 4.0 Workforce Summit

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The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Industry 4.0 Workforce Summit is moving online. This industry-wide web series is designed to prepare engineering and technology students for The Fourth Industrial Revolution. The goal is to reach a consensus on improvements to curricula, work-based experiences, policies, and practices.

The webinar series begins on October 9, 2020 with a session on scaling-up industry-education collaboration. To find the full schedule and register to participate in the online event, visit the ASEE Industry 4.0 Worforce Summit page.

Webinar: An Introduction to Archiving with ATE Central

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Join presenters Kendra Bouda and Rachael Bower on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 1- 2:00 pm ET for a free webinar on archiving with ATE Central. Presenters will discuss NSF ATE’s archiving requirement and recommended Creative Commons licenses, what the ATE Central Archiving Service is, and how to select and submit materials for archiving. Learn what to expect during the archiving process and what happens to your materials behind the scenes. This webinar is designed for those new to archiving with ATE Central, though all are welcome to participate.

Register to attend here.

Webinar: Acquire the knowledge needed to prepare competitive proposals to the NSF ATE program!

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During this webinar, a program officer for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program will explain ATE funding opportunities available to two-year colleges, especially those new to ATE. Mentor-Connect project leaders will follow with specifics about support available to help you prepare a competitive NSF ATE grant proposals (service provided by NSF ATE grants #1501183 & #1840856). The live webinar provides opportunities for audience questions to be answered throughout the broadcast.

This webinar will take place on September 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET. Register to participate here.

Online Event: NISOD 2020

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The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NSIOD) will hold their 2020 annual convenings online. This series of virtual events offers community and technical college faculty, students, and administrators “opportunities to network and engage in professional learning.”

The program stretches from September 8-November 5, 2020, with events interspersed throughout the months. Those interested in attending should note that registration rates vary by membership status; some events also have early registration discounts. To find the NISOD 2020 full schedule, visit the Online Convenings page.

Interested in presenting? The conference organizers are still taking presentation proposals for the following events: Improving Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST); Overcoming Food and Housing Insecurities (October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST); Successful Faculty Professional Development Models (November 3, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST); and Effective Online Teaching Practices (November 5, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST).

The deadline to submit a proposal is September 11, 2020.

New Title IX Regulations in Effect

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Beginning on August 14, 2020 new Title IX regulations are in effect. These guidelines have proved controversial. In particular, many higher education organizations and stakeholders objected to the change of the burden of proof requirement from a “preponderance of the evidence” for guilt to a more open-ended option of selecting either that standard or using the standard of “clear and convincing” evidence. This second standard places a higher burden of proof on complaining parties.

Some of the other most notable changes to the regulations include:

  • Higher education institutions must now permit cross-examination of both the complaining and responding parties and all witnesses in a live hearing format.
  • Removal of a specific timeframe in which colleges and universities must respond, offering the standard of “reasonably prompt” implementation of each Title IX stage.
  • Title IX regulations will now include provisions for domestic or dating violence, as well as stalking.
  • Sexual harassment has been legally defined as ““any unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would find so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it denies a person equal educational access.” This...

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