ATE Central

ATE Events — May 2020


This webinar focuses on the various forms associated with NSF ATE grant proposals.  Forms can make up 2/3 of a final proposal submission and impact the quality and accuracy of a proposal.

The webinar will cover

  • the purpose of various forms associated with NSF ATE proposals
  • what data to enter into each form associated with NSF ATE proposal
  • the importance of providing consistent information on forms and other components of a proposal
  • common errors that can be avoided

Prior learning assessment (PLA) is a powerful tool for engaging non-traditional students. The task of evaluating requests for prior learning credit often falls to faculty members in community college settings. Some faculty doubt PLA because it removes students from seats in the classroom. Others aren’t sure what to say, or if they should say anything, when they identify a student whose prior work or learning experience may qualify them for PLA. This webinar demonstrates how to use PLA as a tool for building relationships with non-traditional students who are harder to engage, ensuring students are seated in future courses, and adding to successful graduate and completion numbers.

This webinar assists participants in understanding the long-term personal and institutional value of prior learning assessment. After this webinar, participants will be able to identify potential PLA candidates, develop a referral plan, and build their own methods of evaluation to determine if a student should or should not receive credit.

Macomb Community College Center Campus44575 Garfield RdClinton TwpMI48038United States

The theme of this year’s conference is Preparing Technicians for Autonomous Technologies. Opening remarks will be made by Macomb Community College president, Jim Sawyer.

  • Keynote Speaker: Amit Kapoor, Vice President, Business Unit - Advance Driver Assistance Systems, North America, Continental Automotive Systems
    • on the State of Autonomy
  • Michele R. Mueller, Senior Project Manager, Michigan Department of Transportation, Connected and Automated Vehicles
    • on Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Jessica Robinson, Executive Director, Michigan Mobility Institute
    • on the State of Mobility
  • Michele Economou Ureste, Executive Director, Workforce Intelligence Network
    • on the Technician/Technologist Labor Market
  • National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT)
    • Jonathan Beck, Director, NCAT
      • Autonomous Air Technologies
    • Chris Hadfield, Director, Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence
      • Autonomous Land Technologies
    • Jill Zande, President and Executive Director, Marine Advanced Technology Education Center
      • Autonomous Sea TechnologiesCAAT is also planning to provide an opportunity for attendees to visit with various local STEM-based organizations.

While the conference is free to attend, registration will be required. Stay tuned for additional information on this free professional development opportunity! 

NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. Over the years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources, ideas, and solutions that drive excellence in all areas of community and technical college campuses. Come and be inspired by thought-provoking sessions and Preconference Seminars designed specifically for community and technical college educators committed to improving student achievement. With more than 300 sessions in a variety of focus areas and formats presented by your colleagues from across the world, you’ll walk away with dozens of ideas you can implement immediately.

(5 days)

Skamania Lodge1131 SW Skamania Lodge WayStevensonWA98648United States

The 16th Annual VESTA Curriculum Retreat brings together industry members, VESTA instructors and VESTA Management Team members to review, revise and refine the expansive VESTA grape, wine and entrepreneurship curriculum. In addition to a thorough review of the curriculum, the focus this year will be the identification of new approaches and technologies that should be embedded in VESTA courses; identifying appropriate content and technical modules to be incorporated into the computer instructional vineyard and winery simulations; and the continued development and refinement of job standards for the expansion of the Registered Apprenticeship Program.