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(3 days)

38 Beach Lagoon RdFernandina BeachFL32034United States

The AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute, or Roueche-FLI, is an innovative leadership seminar designed for mid-level community college administrators who want to be leaders in their current positions or who are ready to move into a higher level of leadership. These individuals are currently in positions that are responsible for multiple employees, including faculty, administrators and/or staff and probably have titles such as Vice President, Dean, Associate Dean, Professor, Associate Professor or Director.

(4 days)

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort39 Beach Lagoon RdFernandina BeachFL32034

AACC’s Workforce Development Institute 2020 highlights promising practices, explores new opportunities, and celebrates all of the ways in which community colleges skill up and step up. 

Corpus Christi RDSPD1761 Hudson StreetCorpus ChristiTX7814United States

This will be a two part training day. Writing in the Disciplines workshop in the morning and a Math workshop in the afternoon.

Polk State College - Lakeland Campus3425 Winter Lake RoadLakelandFL33813

This workshop provides participants with concrete tools for teaching critical thinking skills while covering required course content. By the end of the workshop, participants are able to create lesson plans that enhance critical thinking skills based on content from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences. Participants will also learn how these skills can be easily and accurately measured.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or are able to:

  • Understand fundamentals of the human brain regarding dispositions toward critical thought, bias, use of evidence, and heuristic thinking.
  • Understand what works and what doesn’t work regarding critical thinking instruction.
  • Learn and apply precise pedagogical methods that help students at any level improve their critical thinking skills.
  • Learn and apply precise pedagogical methods to improve writing skills based on critical thinking practices.
  • Create critical thinking rubrics.


  • Participate in exercises proven to enhance critical thinking.
  • Create exercises and exams that enhance and measure critical thinking skills.
  • Use and create rubrics that provide viable measurements of critical thinking.

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completing the workshop.

When complex requests, such as extending deadlines for assignments, are presented, it can be difficult to know how to assess their reasonableness. Much time can be spent analyzing how to proceed. In the end, how to know if the accommodation would actually address a barrier and provide access? In this webinar, this question and propose a framework for considering challenging requests will be covered. Also modeling the proposed framework through the example of extended time for deadlines to provide a concrete example of its use. While the framework is not meant to be a checklist that would turn complex requests into routine decisions, having a structured approach to considering requests can increase confidence in decision-making.

(4 days)

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center165 Waterfront StreetNational HarborMD 20745

Join more than 2,300 leaders in higher education for DREAM 2020, Achieving the Dream’s (ATD) 16th annual conference in National Harbor, February 18–21, 2020. Choose from over 100 workshops, enjoy plenaries and receptions, hear from outstanding students, network with new colleagues and old, and find solutions to propel your college and your students, to greater success.

Disability resource personnel are committed to designing campuses that are fully accessible. Participants will learn to identify opportunities for engagement and strategies for achieving routine inclusion in campus projects related to digital accessibility, with a minimum of technical expertise. The University of Arizona’s current DRC staff structure and AHEAD's involvement with procurement, IT initiatives, campus-wide and individual department outreach and collaborative presentations/workshops will be demonstrated as use-case examples to take back to the institution.

(2 days)

Utah Valley University College of Engineering & Technology800 W University PkwyOremUT84058United States

College of Engineering and Technology (CET) at the Utah Valley University is once more celebrating the Engineering and Technology Week. During these celebrations:

  • Students will tour the engineering and technology labs at UVU, have lunch and engage in fun hands-on projects sponsored by the UVU students.
  • Middle and High School students will receive scholarships for technology-related projects from their schools (see web page below for criteria).
  • Students will receive awards and gifts for the winning projects and/or for just visiting UVU.

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Diseased states are typically characterized by the presence or absence of a biomarker. These biomarkers may be general characteristics of the environment (i.e. stiffness, pH) or specific biomacromolecules (i.e. peptides, nucleic acids, proteins, cell receptors). In this seminar, I will discuss synthetic strategies for generating nanoscale hydrogels that recognize and respond to multiple biological stimuli. These multi-responsive nanomaterials are useful for (i) actuating biological signals, (ii) targeting drug delivery, and (iii) facilitating tissue regeneration.

Presenter: John Clegg is currently a postdoctoral fellow in bioengineering in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He is also appointed as a postdoctoral fellow in the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. John received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of South Carolina in 2014, and his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (MSE, Biomedical Engineering, 2016, MA, STEM Education, 2018, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, 2019).

In his research John designs and synthesizes hydrogels, which achieve targeted drug delivery through a combination of cell hitchhiking and responsiveness to the extracellular environment. He is interested in (1) Developing synthesis methods for generating novel hydrogel materials with precise network structure, as well as (2) Applying cell-material constructs to treat inflammatory disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer.


(4 days)

Laney College900 Fallon StOaklandCA94607United States

The Institute is designed for community and technical college faculty members to learn about new skill standards, tools, and how to infuse energy management curriculum into existing HVAC, environmental controls, or building performance programs.

The institute will cover the following key topics:

  • New skill standards for high-performance building technicians
  • Latest in building technology and tools from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • Project/problem-based learning applied to lab and capstone exercises
  • Tour of a local facility guided by the building manager

Community and technical college faculty who teach in building operations-related programs are encouraged to apply. If selected as a participant, you will be asked to develop a work plan and commit to its implementation at your college. 

This workshop is FREE for faculty who are approved to attend, generally one per college. BEST Center will cover air and ground transportation, meals, and hotel costs. Participants will be asked to arrive in the afternoon on Monday, January 6 in time for the Tuesday morning institute start time and depart no earlier than the afternoon of Friday, January 10. 

Instructors set the tone in the classroom with their approach to their work and students; through their actions, instructors communicate their character, credibility, and convictions. Research has shown that engagement in today’s classroom requires a shift from traditional pedagogy, indicating that students now respond to how instructors make them feel rather than what they say. This means that in order to be an effective instructor, educators must learn how to connect with their students.

World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says that if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. Through interactive discussions, personal reflections, and group activities, workshop participants learn new perspectives, practical tools, and key takeaways that are crucial to the skill of connecting. Participants return to their classrooms ready to implement new action plans and lead with renewed passion and commitment.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or are able to:

  • Build a heartfelt rapport with students.
  • Simplify messages down to their most relevant points.
  • Share stories and illustrations to make important points more memorable.
  • Communicate with character, credibility, and conviction.
  • Identify and relate to all types of students in a way that increases influence.
  • Forge connections that inspire trust, motivate hard work, and generate positive momentum in the classroom.

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completing the workshop.