Conference Schedule

Friday, October 14

8:00 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.Fannin Hall FoyerInformation Table
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Fannin Hall FoyerCheck-In and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Fannin HallOpening Session Welcome
Kathryn K. Eggleston, PhD, Richland College President
Joe May, EdD, Chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District
Zarina Blankenbaker, PhD, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success and AANAPISI Project Director, Richland College
State Farm, MSI Convening Sponsor
9:30 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.Fannin HallKeynote Speaker: Mark Mitsui
former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges at the U.S. Department of Education and President,
Portland Community College
10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Fannin HallBreak
10:30 a.m. – noonFannin HallPanel Discussion: Research on Minority Student Success
Moderator: Mark Mitsui
Panel members:
• William Serrata, PhD, President, El Paso Community College
• Carrie Billy, JD, CEO/President, The American Indian Higher Education Consortium
• Michael Sorrell, EdD, JD, President, Paul Quinn College
• Loretta Adrian, PhD, President, Coastline Community College
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.GymnasiumLunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.Various roomsBreakout Sessions 1
2:50 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.Break/Refreshments
3:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.various roomsBreakout Sessions 2
EveningDallas area activities for participants interested in exploring the city

Saturday, October 15

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Fannin Hall FoyerInformation Table and Late Check-ins
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Fannin Hall FoyerContinental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.Fannin HallRobert Teranishi, PhD, Professor, UCLA
10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.Break as participants move between sessions
10:40 a.m. – noonvarious roomsBreakout Sessions 3
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Sabine Hall, SH-118Conference Wrap Up/Lunch
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Sabine Hall, SH-117Post-Conference Session – Where do we go from here?
Get involved! Give feedback on new direction of MSI Convening and MSI research as we begin planning for next year.

Friday, October 14 – Breakout Sessions #1, 1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

TitlePresentersPrimary Audience
AANAPISI Large Group Program DiscussionFacilitated by May Lukens, South Seattle Community College (Seattle, TX)AANAPISI
Talk to the Expert – Advice on Evaluating Programs and How to Obtain Good DataFacilitated by Jessica Brathwaite, PhD, Community College Research Center, Columbia University (New York, NY)all MSI
The Faces Behind the Numbers: Looking beyond Quantitative DataJill Dingman, Central Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ) HSI
STEM Transfer Guide and Articulation Website and DatabaseReginald Gray, Mountain View College (Dallas, TX)all MSI
Comprehensive Approach to Creating Pathways for Dual Credit StudentsWalt Tobin, PhD, and Donna Elmore, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (Orangeburg, SC)HBCU/PBI
Moving the Needle: Effectively Utilizing Data to Improve Student SuccessCleopatra Allen and Terence Vinson, PhD, Southern University at Shreveport (Shreveport, LA)HBCU/PBI
Illinois Minority Serving Community Colleges and STEM Transfer PathwaysEboni Zamani-Gallaher, PhD, Lorenzo Baber, PhD, and Randi Congleton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)all MSI
The Science Corner: Faculty-led Tutoring Increased Passing and Retention RatesBecki Williams, Richland College (Dallas, TX)all MSI

Friday, October 14 – Breakout Session #2, 3:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

TitlePresentersPrimary Audience
HSI Large Group Program Discussion Facilitated by Rigoberto Rincones-Gomez, PhD, University of North Carolina, Wilmington (Wilmington, NC) HSI, Building capacity for AANAPISIs and increasing AAPI awarenessFacilitated by Cecilia Marshall, Managing Director, Scholarships and Programs Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)AANAPISI
M.A.L.E.S: An Engagement Model for Retaining “Men of Color”Courtney Brazile, Eastfield College (Mesquite, TX)all MSI
The P.R.I.D.E. of Halifax Male Mentoring Program: A Model for Preparing Men for Intellectual, Academic, and Educational SuccessDaniel Lovett and Travis Judkins, Halifax Community College (Weldon, NC)HBCU/PBI
Faculty in Support of AdvisingSara Perez-Ramos, PhD, Richland College (Dallas, TX)all MSI
Critically assessing institutional practices to promote student success: A Pathway to ResultsEdmund Graham and Marci Rockey, University of Illinois – OCCRL (Champaign, IL)all MSI
Inclusion of Underrepresented Minorities in the Mathematics Programs at the University of Texas at ArlingtonTuncay Aktosun, PhD, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, Tx)all MSI
Steps Taken to Create a STEM Boot Camp From ScratchOsaro Airen, PhD, Natalie Williams, and Avery Hartwell, Cedar Valley College (Lancaster, TX)HBCU/PBI

Saturday, October 15 – Breakout Session #3, 10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

TitlePresentersPrimary Audience
HBCU/PBI Large Group Program Discussion Facilitated by Ivory Toldson, PhD, The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network and former Executive Director for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Washington, D.C.) HBCU/PBI
TCU Large Group Program DiscussionTBDTCU
Data Decision Making: Where’s the Data?Lisa DiDonato, Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)all MSI
Isn’t It Jubilant? Field Experiences as a means of building background knowledge and a community of support
for English language learners in our Community Colleges
Denise Oen, PhD, and Karen Simion, College of Micronesia (Kolonia, Pohnpei)AANAPISI
The English Corner: Faculty-led Tutoring Increased Passing and Retention Rates of MinoritiesJustine White and Toni Whalen, Richland College (Dallas, TX)all MSI
Innovative Institutional Partnerships and Strategies for Serving Asian American and Pacific Islander Students in Hawai’iChristine Quemuel, PhD, and Yang Zhang, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI) AANAPISI
A Random Assignment Difference Education Intervention EvaluationEdwin Tiongson and Lisa Wang, Irvine Valley College (Irvine, CA) AANAPISI

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