Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15: Final Community College Regional Summit, San Diego

Following the initial DC Summit, more disappointing than not for most adjunct faculty, the first two regional summits slipped by without much notice and even less adjunct presence. The word "adjunct" was rumored to have been uttered at least once. We all hoped for more since we do most community college teaching and know conditions on the ground. Maria Maisto and Tracy Donhardt represented New Faculty Majority at the third Summit, held in Indiana at Ivy Tech. Contingent faculty representation at the fourth and last regional summit this Friday in San Diego seems uncertain. We hope for the best and wish California contingent faculty (the preferred term in their neck of the woods) a good showing and recognition. Get some media out to ask the right questions too.
San Diego City College

The final Regional Summit focuses on veterans, military members and families

Tomorrow, April 15, ED will hold its fourth and final Community College Regional Summit at San Diego City College in San Diego, Calif. The focus of this one-day event is on Exemplary Programs for Veterans, Military Members, and Families, and will bring together federal, labor, industry and philanthropic partners to discuss how each entity can support local community college efforts to meet the President's goal of having the best-educated workforce and the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.

Other topics to be discussed at the summit include solutions and promising practices in college completion, developmental education, industry-education partnerships, services to military service-members and veterans, transitioning adults to community colleges, and successful transfer programs to four year colleges and universities. The Summit will also provide a forum to identify local, state and national recommendations for increasing community college completion in order to meet the President's 2020 goal.

Join the summit at 12:00 PM EDT on April 15, 2011 for a LIVE webcast of the summit (link will become active when the summit begins).

The above blog entry was written by Cameron Brenchley, posted on April 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm, filed under College CompletionCommunity CollegesHeadlinesNews and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Just to say that this about to be webcast

    Please everybody see if they can tweet and hoot and generally make noise about what is bound to be missing-any substantive mention of adcons and their indispensable role, and thus their unstoppable potential power, inside higher education.


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