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  1. 1. Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges The Road Ahead 24th Annual Conference October 14-16, 2012 Hot Springs Convention Center Hot Springs, Arkansas Gold Sponsors:
  2. 2. Messages from our Leaders Cindy Nesmith Dr. Ed Franklin Board Chair, President & CEO, AATYC AATYCWelcome to the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Thank you for attending our 24th annual conference.Colleges’ 24th annual conference! The Board and I AATYC has had another successful year of advocatingwould like to extend a hearty Thank You for attending for Arkansas two-year colleges and their students. Weand participating in this year’s conference. Our theme are currently working hard on student success initia-this year is “The Road Ahead.” We will be looking tives involving developmental education, nursing,ahead and learning to reach into the future to improve veterans, and more. We are also working to bring qual-and achieve our two year colleges’ goals and aspira- ity staff development and collaborative opportunitiestions. to you - the administrators, faculty, and staff of our member institutions.We have some new and informative information fromaround our state’s colleges to be shared with you. We Our conference theme this year is “The Road Ahead.”hope that you will come away with new and innova- As we look to the future, two-year colleges are sure totive opportunities that you can apply at your college. remain leaders in regional and state economic devel- opment as well as in improving the lives of ArkansansWe are once again showcasing our Talent Show, Brain through education and workforce training. Not onlyBowl, Dance and Poker Run/Walk,along with all the are we leaders in the state, but the entire nation iswonderful presentations and information to be lav- looking to Arkansas as an example of how collabora-ished upon you. I hope you enjoy the conference, and tion among two-year colleges pays off.on behalf of the AATYC Board of Directors, I want tothank you for your faithful attendance to the AATYC None of this would be possible without your commit-conference. ment to students. On behalf of AATYC, thank you for the work you do, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the conference. AATYC Board of Directors Ed Franklin, President & CEO, AATYC Administrative and Professional Staff Division Cindy Nesmith, Board Chair, PTC Dean Inman, One-Year Appointment, SACC Jennifer Parks, Board Chair Elect, SACC Jason Poole, Chair Elect, PTC Blake Robertson, Board Vice Chair, COTO Tammy Young, Vice Chair, RMCC Steve Rook, Board Past Chair, RMCC Faculty Division Presidents/Chancellors Division DeAnna Davis, One-Year Appointment, PTC Steven Murray, Chair, PCCUA Wade Derden, Chair Elect, NPCC Chris Thomason, Chair Elect, UACCH Mary Field, Vice Chair, MSCC Barbara Jones, Vice Chair, SACC Sally Carder, Past Chair, NPCC Classified Staff Division Jane Yamauchi, One-Year Appointment, NPCC Trustee Division Drexene Winey, Chair Elect, OZC John Suskie, Chair, Pulaski Technical College Ivon Granaldi, Vice Chair, PTC2
  3. 3. Keynote Speakers Dr. Mickey Slimp Grant Tennille Executive Director, Executive Director, Northeast Texas Arkansas Economic Consortium of Colleges Development Commission and UniversitiesMickey Slimp has been involved with technology Grant Tennille, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Ar-from childhood – imploding old “picture tubes” in his kansas Governor Mike Beebe, serves as the Execu-dad’s TV shop and taking Spanish by TV in an east tive Director of the Arkansas Economic DevelopmentTennessee grade school. Today, he leads a wide area Commission. A native of Florida, Tennille graduatedbroadband network connecting colleges and universi- in 1992 from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, be-ties throughout northeast Texas and helps community fore moving to Arkansas in 1992 to work as a reportercolleges throughout the nation plan for technology. for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He later worked as a communications assistant in the Arkansas Gov-Dr. Slimp is the Executive Director of the Northeast ernor’s Office and at the Game and Fish CommissionTexas Consortium of Colleges and Universities; is on from 1996 to 1998.the Executive Board for LEARN, the Texas equivalentto ARE-ON; and was recently appointed to the na- In 1998 he worked for The Thompson Group, a tele-tional advisory council for the US Unified Community communications consulting firm, as manager of itsAnchor Network, or US UCAN. He’s a member and Denver, Colorado, office before joining Qwest Com-past chair of the American Association of Commu- munications International Inc. in 2001 as Seniornity Colleges’ Instructional Technology Council, and Director of Public Policy Planning and Advocacy. Inalso serves on AACC’s Commission for Academic, 2004, Tennille was named vice president of a start-Student, and Community Development. The founding up company, The Distribution Point in Birmingham,director of the Virtual College of Texas, he received Alabama. He returned to Arkansas to join the office ofthe Texas Distance Learning Association’s outstanding Governor Mike Beebe.individual distance educator award in 2009. In his career, he has provided business and strategicHe served as the Dean of Learning Resources at Tyler counsel to companies of all sizes - from Fortune 500Junior College until 2005, was an administrator and corporations to small start-ups. He is married to Re-teacher at Texas A&M Texarkana, and was a research becca Tennille, a public-relations executive. They haveassociate at the Auburn University College of Veteri- three children.nary Medicine. He is now a faculty member at TheUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler,where he serves as the Associate Director for Academ-ic Administration.Now that We Have Broadband . . .Access to the world at large is the dream of every edu-cator. With the expansion of ARE-ON, the ArkansasResearch and Education Optical Network to includenearly all of the state’s two-year colleges, we nowhave it! Let’s explore together what we can do. 3
  4. 4. Conference ScheduleSunday, October 14, 2012 Monday, October 15, 2012Noon-4 p.m. HSCC Hall A 1-1:50 p.m. HSCCExhibitor and Poster Session Set Up Breakout Sessions BNoon-6 p.m. HSCC Hall A Foyer 1:50-2:20 p.m. HSCC Hall AConference Registration Break with Exhibitors (prize drawings)3:45-5 p.m. Horner Hall 2:20-3:10 p.m. HSCCOpening General Session (iPad drawing) Breakout Sessions C Sponsored by American Fidelity Assurance Company & Nuventive 3:20-3:40 p.m. HSCC Division Meetings5-6:15 p.m. HSCC Hall AExhibit Hall Grand Opening & Reception 3:40-5 p.m. HSCC Hall APoster Sessions-Presenters Available Exhibitor Appreciation Reception Sponsored by Polls open for voting Pearson Education & VCCUSA Sponsored by BBA Solutions & Blackboard6:15 p.m. Dinner on your own 4 p.m. HSCC Hall A7:30-10 p.m. DeSoto Ballroom, Austin Hotel Academic All-Star Auction Winners AnnouncedTalent Showcase 4-6 p.m. HSCCMonday, October 15, 2012 Special Interest Sessions6:45-8 a.m. Poker Run/WalkMeet at northeast corner of HSCC 5-6 p.m. HSCC Hall A Exhibitor and Poster Session Dismantle8 a.m.-4 p.m. HSCC Hall AAcademic All-Star Auction Open (closed 12-1 p.m.) 5-7 P.M. HSCC Grand Lobby Brain Bowl Round 18 a.m.-5 p.m. HSCC Hall AExhibit Hall Open (closed 12-1 p.m.) 6-7 p.m. HSCC Plaza LobbyPoster Sessions on Display (closed 12-1 p.m.) Pre-Awards Dinner Reception8 a.m.-5 p.m. HSCC Hall A Foyer 7-9 p.m. Horner HallConference Registration Awards Dinner Honoring Faculty & Staff Sponsored by the8:30-9:45 a.m. Horner Hall Arkansas Broadcaster’s Association & ZogoTechGeneral Session & Keynote Address Sponsored by the 9-11 p.m. Horner Hall Arkansas Department of Career Education Dance9:45-10:30 a.m. HSCC Hall A 9-11 p.m. HSCC LobbyBreak with Exhibitors (prize drawings) Brain Bowl Round 2 and FinalPoster Sessions- Presenters Available Sponsored by Tuesday, October 16, 2012 CDI Contractors & Instructure 8-8:50 a.m. HSCC Breakout Sessions D10:30-11:20 a.m. HSCCBreakout Sessions A 9-9:50 a.m. HSCC11:20 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch on your own Breakout Sessions E12-1 p.m. HSCC Hall A 10 a.m.-Noon Horner HallExhibit Hall Closed Academic All-Star Awards Brunch Honoring Outstanding Alumni and Academic All-Stars1-3 p.m. Industry Tours Sponsored by theMeet in front of Convention Center Arkansas Department of Higher Education4
  5. 5. Conference Activities SouthArk Chamber Singers Academic All-Star AuctionThe SouthArk Chamber Singers will perform during the Stop by the Academic All-Star Auction booth in the ExhibitSunday afternoon Opening Session. This choir sings vocal Hall! The auction raises money for the endowment of thejazz and classical acappella selections for special occas- Academic All-Star Scholarship Fund. During the confer-sions, representing South Arkansas Community College in ence, you will have the opportunity to purchase tickets forthe community. $1 each to “bid” on items. To “bid” place your ticket in the box for the item you want. A drawing will be held on Mon- day afternoon to determine the winners. iPad GiveawayAATYC will give away a brand new iPad during the Sun-day afternoon opening general session. Enter the drawing Industry Toursby placing Ticket #1 in one of the bowls when you enter   Monday, October 17th, 1 - 3 p.m.Horner Hall. Must be present to win. (meet in lobby of convention center) Triumph Fabrications - Hot Springs AATYC Talent Showcase Triumph Fabrications - Hot Springs is a leading manu-On Sunday evening we’ll have the 11th annual AATYC facturer of sheet metal parts and assemblies used in theTalent Showcase. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin’s aviation industry. We utilize a wide range of metal formingDesoto Ballroom, talented singers, instrumentalists, come- techniques and special manufacturing processes, servicingdians, and more will share their talents. The atmosphere is the commercial, military, regional jet, business jet, helicop-caual and nonsmoking. A cash bar is available. ter and general aviation markets. Poker Run/Walk Triumph Fabrications - Hot Springs’s product line includesThe 9th annual Poker Run/Walk will begin Monday morn- a wide variety of sheet metal parts including skins, leadinging at 6:45 a.m. at the northeast corner of the Convention edges, crown frames, longerons, webs, formers, covers, andCenter (across from Embassy Suites). Along the route, you ribs. We specialize in parts that require a combination ofwill receive cards at certain checkpoints. The person with forming and chemical milling. Sub-assembly items includethe best hand at the end will win! The college with the most skid tubes, cross tubes, doors, fairings, firewalls, panel as-participants will earn a place on the AATYC Poker Run semblies, tail boom, rudders, elevators, and metal bondedPlaque. Total distance is two miles. panels. Pre-registration required. Requirements for visitors: Arkansas Broadcasters Association 1. Due to military contracting, we must have a picture ID Hospitality Room (State DL, etc.) available for each visitor and must haveJoin our ABA friends at their hospitality room in the Austin each of their legal names prior to arrival.Hotel, Suite 1311. The hospitality room doors are open on 2.Each person must have appropriate closed toe/heeledSunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to midnight. They are footwear (no sandals, flip flops etc).open on Monday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Cabinet Door Shop The Cabinet Door Shop is a manufacturer of wood products Dance including doors, drawer boxes, drawer fronts, paneled endsShake a leg with your two-year college friends! Immedi- and wainscot panels. Each product is custom built to theately following the Monday evening awards dinner, Horner buyer’s exact specifications and shipped directly to themHall will be transformed in to a dance club. DJ Jellybean unfinished. An interesting element of this tour will be thewill spin the tunes to get your feet moving. founder’s description of how he replaced all conventional table saws with a new technology saw called Sawstop. Brain Bowl Sawstop is a table saw safety invention which was devel-Watch your two-year college friends battle it out for the oped in 2005, and the Cabinet Door Shop has utilized thetop spot in the 2nd AATYC Brain Bowl! Round 1 will take technology since that time. As a result of the change theyplace at 5 p.m. and Round 2 will take place after the Mon- have had no table saw accidents, and their experience modday evening awards dinner. Both rounds will occur in the has dropped to a current .80.Hot Springs Convention Center Grand Lobby. Awards willbe given to the 1st place team and the team with the mostspirit. 5
  6. 6. Poster Sessions Poster Sessions AATYC Update Collin Callaway, Arkansas Association of Two-Year Poster sessions will be on display in the Exhibit Colleges Hall. Presenters will be available for discussion on Sunday evening from 5 to 6:15 p.m. and on Arkansas two-year colleges are collaborating to im- Monday morning from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. prove student success and regional economic devel- opment. Learn about the latest statewide initiatives and success stories. Hang Ten with your own SURF project! Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Ashcraft and M. Zain Chauhan, Developing a Career Map Arkansas State University Newport Kay S. Cobb and Lauren Young, Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Catch the Wave! See the research of Zain Chauhan, first ever two-year college Student Undergraduate This poster session will outline the process that led to Research Fellowship recipient from ASUN, and learn the “Career Map” that assists students on their road to how to mentor your own student researcher through graduation. this awesome ADHE-sponsored experience in any field of study! How to build a document camera for less than $25 Jayne Pyle, Pulaski Technical College Connecting and Communicating with Online Students Document cameras are great additions to the class- Erin Capps, Arkansas State University Beebe room, but they can run anywhere from $500 to $2,000. Let me show you how to build one for less Do you ever feel disconnected from your online stu- than $25 that is portable and easy to use. dents? Do you feel like you give them clear, concise directions only to get a thousand emails with the same AATYC Workforce Training question? Overcome these hurdles and others that you Annie Sells, Arkansas Association of Two-Year Col- face when teaching online. leges Arkansas History Hub: Arming Social Studies 2012 marks the 15th year of the AATYC WorkForce Educators with Resources and Community Sup- Training Consortium. Learn about this important ini- port tiative and what it is doing in your corner of the state. Josh Jenkins, Department of Arkansas Heritage Student Engagement through Co-Curricular In- From lesson plans, field trips, grant opportunities, volvement community profiles, and custom professional learning Amber Grady, Arkansas State University Newport networks, the Arkansas History Hub can be an invalu- able resources for any Arkansas history educator. Commuters! Non-traditional! Part-Time! Full-Time!  Employees!  Students at Arkansas community colleg- Cave Region Review es have them and thus enhance their college experi- Tim Coone and Dr. Phillip Howerton, North Arkansas ence. Find ideas that fit your campus and begin fully College engaging the students you serve! This service-learning project provides student editors UALR Higher Education Graduate Programs hands-on experince in constructing a professional Greg Barrett, University of Arkansas at Little Rock literary journal. Learn about opportunities for graduate degrees in higher education through the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.6
  7. 7. Breakout Sessions by Interest Area Breakout Sessions by Interest Area B203 Navigating the World of E-textbooks: Better Trying to decide which sessions to attend? This index Solutions or Bigger Issues?is designed to help you narrow your choices to those B206 Instructure: Make Online Courses More Enjoyable and Meaningfulareas that might be of special interest to you. In view C103 Flip that Class!of the breadth of the topics covered at this conference, C202 Coping with Plagiarism: Prevention andyou are encouraged to read the more detailed descrip- Detectiontions of the sessions as well. Each session has been C203 Using Social Media to Reach Studentsgiven a letter for time reference and number for room C209 Subvert the Dominant Paradigm: It’s about reference. Blue denotes conference sponsors. Competencies, not Time D103 Receiving Quality Feedback from your Class A Sessions: Monday, 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. or Audience D201 Read any Good Syllabi Lately? B Sessions: Monday, 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. D202 Opening the Mathematical Trunk of Tricks to C Sessions: Monday, 2:20 - 3:10 p.m. Increase Student Success D Sessions: Tuesday, 8:00 - 8:50 a.m. D203 Affordable Electronic Meetings with Wiggio E Sessions: Tuesday, 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. and AnyMeeting™ E103 Incorporating Virtual Reality into your ClassroomAdvancement/Public Relations E201 Produce a Film on a Zero BudgetA 208 Increase FTE Students Through Effective E202 Tidbits About Blended Learning: Avoiding an Marketing Strategies Aversion to the Inversion of the ClassroomB208 Fundraising in Today’s Challenging Economic E203 From Dirt to Diamonds TimesC208 FANtastic idea! Building community relations through the arts Leadership A101 American Fidelity Assurance Company: Overview D208 The Future is Mobile: Exploring rapidly of Health Care Reform rising trends in mobile web and apps to reach A205 Grant Management: A Guideline to Good Practices students, engage donors and attract friends to A206 CDI: Alternative Bidding Methods for your college. Construction ProjectsE208 How to take great photos! B205 AATYC Leadership Institute C101 BBA Solutions: The Rapidly Changing College Career Pathways Textbook BusinessA207 Optimizing the Student Workshop C206 VCCUSA: Getting the Pre-construction Process B207 Intensive Case Management Right- Accurate Planning for Project SuccessC207 Motivating “Unmotivated” Students D205 Lessons Learned in Leadership: One Chief Student Affairs Officer’s Journey E205 Successful Partnerships for Economic Develop Faculty ment of our CommunitiesA103 Leveraging the Silent Stimulus with ARE-ON E209 Arkansas Department of Higher EducationA201 Pearson Education: Preparing students for college readines and workforce success!A202 Creating Pathways to Student Success: Student Success Accelerating Developmental Education at A104 Streamlining CTE Programs for Completion Under Ozarka College the PACE GrantA203 There’s More To Life Than Discussion A105 Improving Student Advising Under the PACE Postings!!! GrantB101 Blackboard: Impacting Retention - B104 Windows of Opportunity: Rethinking Pedagogy in Engagement Strategies and Analytics Tools in Developmental Education through Faculty Online Learning Collaboration for Curriculum RedesignB103 Arkansas Cyber Security Education B105 Redesigning Math Instruction Under the PACE Consortium GrantB202 Starting with the Daisy Cross: Writing across B201 Nuventive’s Institutional Effectiveness Solution for the Curriculum Planning and Outcomes Assessment 7
  8. 8. Breakout Sessions by Interest Area and Sponsor Presentation ScheduleC104 Breaking Down Barriers: A First Year Seminar for Black Males Sponsor PresentationsC105 Redesigning English Instruction Under the PACE GrantD104 Helping Student Veterans Succeed: Serving Those Monday, October 15, 2012 Who Have Served Session AD105 Q & A with PACE Grant Management TeamE104 Pulaski Technical College Bridge Program 10:30 - 11:20 a.m.E105 Assessment Test Prep Programs Under the PACE American Fidelity Assurance Comp. 101 Grant AR Department of Career Ed. 102 Pearson Education 201Support Staff CDI Contractors 206A209 Rise above the Fray: Coping with Difficult PeopleS209 Business Etiquette: Putting Your Best Foot Session B Forward 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.B209 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Blackboard 101 Making Work Relationships Work Nuventive 201 Instructure 206TechnicalA204 Desktop Virtualization – Start to Finish Session CB204 Campus Portal: Bringing Your Institution Together 2:20 - 3:10 p.m.C201 ZogoTech: Best Practices in Dashboard Design BBA Solutions 101C204 VoIP, vBlock, Telepresence, Shared Resources: Higher Ed Dreams = ARE-ON Realities ZogoTech 201D204 5 in 50: Five Technology Tips/Tricks from VCCUSA 206 Long-Term (VDI) to Short-Term (Dell? Who knew?) Tuesday, October 16, 2012E204 Disaster Recovery – From Crisis Scenario to Auditor Approved Session E 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.Workforce Development AR Department of Higher Ed. 209A102 New Directions for the Carl D. Perkins CTE ProgramB102 Reconnecting with Business and Industry: Relationships that WorkC102 ASU Searcy’s Customized Training Program for Eaton Corp.D102 The Arkansas Delta Transportation Education Project (ADTEC / ADTEP)E102 AATYC WorkForce Training Consortium Meeting Special Thanks to our Decorators! College of the Ouachitas Awards Dinner Honoring Outstanding Faculty & Staff South Arkansas Community College Awards Brunch Honoring Outstanding Alumni & Academic All-Stars8
  9. 9. Conference Schedule and Breakout Sessions ASunday, October 14, 2012 Breakout Sessions ANoon-6 p.m. HSCC Hall A Foyer Monday, 10:30 - 11:20 a.m.Conference Registration A1013:45-5 p.m. Horner Hall American Fidelity Assurance Company: Overview ofOpening General Session (iPad Giveaway) Health Care ReformPerformance by the SouthArk Chamber Singers Ellen Kirbo, American Fidelity Assurance Company Sponsored by American Fidelity Assurance Company & Nuventive This presentation is a brief overview of Health Care Re- form and how it affects Plan Sponsors. American Fidelity’s5-6:15 p.m. HSCC Hall A history is rooted in understanding how new laws, such asExhibit Hall Grand Opening & Reception Section 125, 403b, and now the Affordable Care Act, willPoster Sessions-Presenters Available impact employers and finding ways to make complianceEntertainment by ASU-Beebe Symphonic Band more manageable for our customers. This presentation will Sponsored by help you focus on the steps you need to take today, identify Pearson Education & VCCUSA where to find the answers you need, and help communicate with employees to make sure they understand how the Af-6:15 p.m. Dinner on your own fordable Care Act will impact them.7:30-10 p.m. DeSoto Ballroom, Austin Hotel A102AATYC Talent Showcase New Directions for the Carl D. Perkins CTE Program Robert E. Gunter, Arkansas Department of Career Edu-Monday, October 15, 2012 cation; Monieca West, Arkansas Department of Higher6:45-8 a.m. Poker Run/Walk EducationMeet at northeast corner of HSCC(across from Embasy Suites The current Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Educa- tion Act of 2006 expires September 30, 2012. Guiding8 a.m.-4 p.m. HSCC Hall A principles of future legislation have been released by theAcademic All-Star Auction Open U.S. Department of Education in Investing in America’s(closed 12-1 p.m.) Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education. There are significant changes including funding8 a.m.-5 p.m. HSCC Hall A to consortia of high schools and colleges instead of separateExhibit Hall Open (closed 12-1 p.m.) funding, competitive funding, required business and indus-Poster Sessions on Display (closed 12-1 p.m.) try match, and more. This session will discuss how these changes may affect Perkins funding in Arkansas.8 a.m.-5 p.m. HSCC Hall A FoyerConference Registration A103 Leveraging the Silent Stimulus with ARE-ON8:30-9:45 a.m. Horner Hall Mike Abbiatti and David Merrifield, AREONKeynote Address by Dr. Mickey Slimp Sponsored by the ARE-ON connectivity empowers both faculty and students Arkansas Department of Career Education to take full advantage of the amazing high speed network- ing and high performance computing assets on a global9:45-10:30 a.m. HSCC Hall A scale. So how does one take advantage of the resources?Break with Exhibitors (prize drawings)Poster Sessions- Presenters Available A104 Sponsored by Streamlining CTE Programs for Completion Under the CDI Contractors & Instructure PACE Grant Susan Gaither, National Park Community College; Deb10:30-11:20 a.m. HSCC Rodgers, UA Community College Morrilton; Adrian Ash-Breakout Sessions A ley and Sherree Hughes, College of the Ouachitas Panel Discussion 9
  10. 10. Conference Schedule and Breakout Sessions AA105 A204Improving Student Advising Under the PACE Grant Desktop Virtualization – Start to FinishLisa Fischer, Pulaski Technical College; Grace Palculict, David Durr, Pulaski Technical CollegeSouth Arkansas Community College; Amber Middlebrooks,Ozarka College For pennies on the dollar, Pulaski Tech’s Dean of Informa- tion Technology and his team spec’d out and built a stellarPanel Discussion desktop virtualization environment, complete with lecture capture recording and web-based access and playback.A201Pearson Education: Preparing students for college A205readiness and workforce success! Grant Management: A Guideline to Good PracticesKieu Wong, Kay Allen, and Donna Butler, Pearson Educa- Lindsay Robinson, NorthWest Arkansas Community Col-tion legePearson’s MyFoundationsLab is a complete online mastery- This session discusses the roles and responsibilities inbased resource for assessing and remediating college- and creating an institutional environment and infrastructure thatcareer-readiness skills in reading, writing and mathematics. advances grant programs and protects the institution. TopicsIdeal for learners entering into higher education including include the business office and grant program relationship,continuing education or workforce readiness programs, compliance, the grant administration process, cost account-MyFoundationsLab provides the skill development students ing, and more. We will also discuss the OMB’s processneed in order to be successful in college level courses or ca- of reforming grants management circulars and what thereers. We invite you to a demo with time for Q&A to learn changes mean for us in the educational community.more about how others are successfully using MyFounda-tionsLab to help their students succeed with the road ahead. A206 CDI: Alternative Bidding Methods for ConstructionA202 ProjectsCreating Pathways to Student Success: Accelerating Matt Bodishbaugh, CDI ContractorsDevelopmental Education at Ozarka CollegeHolly Ayers, Brandy Gore, and Anthony Burkhammer, The State of Arkansas alternative delivery system forOzarka College construction projects is often misunderstood. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this delivery system rela-Ozarka College is a rural community college with a large tive to the conventional public bid process? This sessionpercentage of low-income and underprepared students. Our will explain the differences, advantages, and details of thereality involves shrinking resources, enrollment growth, alternative delivery system that is available to you on yourand an increasing emphasis on retention and completion. next construction project. This will be an interactive sessionPresenters will explore how Ozarka College is supporting with ample opportunity for Q&A and discussion.acceleration of developmental education. Topics includeresearch to support the redesign efforts and curricular rede- A207sign components, preliminary data and next steps. Optimizing the Student Workshop Beth R. Bruce, Lisa Crandall, and Danna Magness, UAA203 Community College at BatesvilleThere’s More To Life Than Discussion Postings!!!Yolanda Mitchell, Pulaski Technical College; Susan Ligon, Ever host an exciting student workshop and have only threeEast Arkansas Community College people show up? We have great information that will help students build the tools for success, but we just can’t getIf you agree that there has to be more to life than discus- them in the seats to listen. Learn how UACCB has begunsion postings in your online classes, this session is for you. having workshop attendance of 30+ students by partneringInteractive Blackboard assignments such as blogs, journals, faculty and student services, forming a Student Sympo-and wikis will be discussed, as well as the pros, cons, and sium, and tying workshops to program requirements andteachable moments associated with each. Interdisciplin- financial aid.ary approaches will be discussed. Although the focus ofthe session is online classes, the assignments can be easilymodified for campus classes.10
  11. 11. Conference Schedule and Breakout Sessions BA208 Breakout Sessions BIncrease FTE Students Through Effective MarketingStrategies Monday, 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.Ashley Buchman, ASU Newport B101 Blackboard: Impacting Retention - Engagement Strate-Does your institution waste money on ineffective market- gies and Analytics Tools in Online Learninging strategies? This session presents the results of a national Brian DeKemper and Becky Murphy, Blackboardsurvey of community colleges on their usage and perceivedeffectiveness of marketing strategies. Join the Blackboard team to discuss trends in higher educa- tion related to student engagement and how they impact theA209 bottom line of retention at schools. We’ll discuss a varietyRise above the Fray: Coping with Difficult People of tools and methodologies that can make students moreDr. Amy Clements Blackburn, ASU Newport engaged and eventually improve retention.Highly critical, demanding, and/or “difficult” people B102interfere with our own productivity as well as affect our Reconnecting with Business and Industry: Relation-relationships and personal quality of life. The main focus ships that Workof this workshop will be on understanding and coping with Martin Eggensperger, Mike Kolb, and Stephen Schoonmak-adults whose interpersonal skills are crippled by their own er, College of the Ouachitaspersonal needs and self defeating behaviors. Participants attending this session will learn how College11:20 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch on your own of the Ouachitas “clicks” with the local economy, staying relevant in our programs to prepare the workforce needed11:40 a.m - 12:30 p.m. Support Staff Session – even when what is needed is, at times, contrary to whatS209 local business and industry leaders think they want. ThisBusiness Etiquette: Putting Your Best Foot Forward highly interactive session will help you create your own ac-Carla Crutchfield and Jessica Beard, College of the Ouachi- tion plan for reconnecting with the communities you servetas B103Staff attending this session will learn the do’s and don’ts Arkansas Cyber Security Education Consortiumon how to deal with the public, how to communicate with Dr. Tamara Griffin and Jo Stephens, UA Community Col-confidence, and how to best represent the College anytime lege at Batesville; Cindy Grove, Phillips Community Col-and anywhere. Participants will interact with one another lege of the UA; Shawn Dennis, ASU Mountain Home; Jillas they “try on” different personalities and communication McCollum, SAU Tech; Michael Troop, ASU Beebe; Davidstyles! Durr, Pulaski Technical College; Joel Bush, Rich Mountain Community College12-1 p.m. HSCC Hall AExhibit Hall Closed Cyber Security is a need that is growing exponentially. Data breaches, identity theft, and other threats occur daily.1-3 p.m. Industry Tours Organizations have a responsibility to protect information,Meet in front of Convention Center which is reinforced by laws like HIPPA and FERPA. The Arkansas CSEC provides opportunities for FREE training,1-1:50 p.m. HSCC resources, and support for implementing Cyber SecurityBreakout Sessions B into the curriculum. A panel of IT faculty will share experi- ences and opportunities available through the grant. 11
  12. 12. Conference Schedule and Breakout Sessions BB104 B203Windows of Opportunity: Rethinking Pedagogy in De- Navigating the World of E-textbooks: Better Solutionsvelopmental Education through Faculty Collaboration or Bigger Issues?for Curriculum Redesign Jayne Pyle, Pulaski Technical College; Nancy Bailey andDr. Martha S. Shull and Melissa G. Chance, ASU Newport Dave Phillips, UA Community College at HopeThis presentation will focus on how collaboration among Many campuses are using or considering using e-textbooks,faculty members leads to improved curriculum design and and the popularity of the iPad and other tablets has madeaccelerated developmental programs with increased student the idea more attractive. The basic premise is that studentssuccess. Attendees will test this approach through interac- purchase electronic versions of textbooks and access themtive activities. These activities and the group discussions on their tablets; thereby, saving money that normally wouldto follow will highlight the concept that when two or more have gone into printing and shipping costs. But is it reallyfaculty members work together for the advancement of that simple? We’ll discuss important issues to consider iftheir students, the results generate ideas exponentially. your campus is looking to adopt digital textbooks.B105 B204Redesigning Math Instruction Under the PACE Grant Campus Portal: Bringing Your Institution TogetherDana Goodwin, ASU Beebe; Deborah Parker, Arkansas Natalie Undernehr, NorthWest Arkansas Community Col-Northeastern College; Rachel Scott, Southeast Arkansas legeCollege Overview of how the proper portal can leverage yourPanel Discussion institution’s software and organizations to build an online campus for your students. NWACC will show how they useB201 the MyCampus portal to have centralized organization ofNuventive’s Institutional Effectiveness Solution for information and services.Planning and Outcomes AssessmentDenise Raney, Nuventive B205 AATYC Leadership Institute OrientationAssessment takes place on all campuses. The challenge is Linda Beene, AATYC Leadership Instituteto document and demonstrate what we are doing in a clear,organized way. Each program needs to articulate a plan, Closed meeting.measure outcomes, analyze and store data accessibly, uti-lize what they have learned for improvement, and close the B206loop by following up to be sure any changes had a positive Instructure: Make Online Courses More Enjoyable andeffect - and we need to do this institution-wide in an ongo- Meaningfuling way. See how Nuventive’s TracDat sustains a culture of Estelita Young, Instructure Canvasassessment by providing structure and process to ongoingplanning, assessment and continuous improvement efforts. This presentation will showcase how the design and fea- tures of Instructure Canvas make teaching online coursesB202 more enjoyable and learning more meaningful. Learn aboutStarting with the Daisy Cross: Writing across the Cur- why and how other institutions transitioned to Instructurericulum Canvas. Comments will include the perspectives of facultyAngie Macri, Pulaski Technical College; Lyndsey Daniel, and students.UA Community College at Morrilton B207Writing across the curriculum is typical in college but pres- Intensive Case Managementents a challenge for instructors and students alike. Project Kimberly Long, Tina Fuentes, Virginia King, and Thedadesign, communication of expectations, and grading tactics Neldon, ASU-Newportare key components. Two English instructors share strate-gies that non-English instructors can use for approaching Although case management has been around for years,writing assignments in a practical manner. ASU-Newport’s Career Pathways Initiative has most recently incorporated many facets of the intake, orienta- tion, counseling, and tracking into one fundamental role. This relationship between the student and the case manager,12
  13. 13. Conference Schedule and Breakout Sessions Cmaintains very supportive tools to ensure all facets of the C102student’s personal, educational and professional experi- ASU Searcy’s Customized Training Program for Eatonences are successful. Corp. Carroll Moody, ASU SearcyB208Fundraising in Today’s Challenging Economic Times ASU Searcy and Eaton Corporation developed a trainingBecky Mentesti, The Armistead Group program for the corporation’s Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine operators. Students will receive a TechnicalLearn how to build your own comprehensive resource Certificate in Computerized Machining from ASU Beebe.development plan that incorporates both balance and ef- The curriculum has been adjusted to meet the specific needsfectiveness for the greatest return on investment including of the industry, and classes are offered at convenient timesboard development, advanced prospect mining, capitalizing for the employees. The importance of meeting industryon business and industry relationships, raising the bar for needs will be a major part of the presentation.annual, targeted, or major gift campaigns, understandingand utilizing alumni in fundraising efforts, incorporating a C103planned gifting reach, and more. Flip that Class! Joanna Fulbright, Ozarka College; Valerie Martin, NorthB209 Arkansas College5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: MakingWork Relationships Work The “flipped” classroom has received a great deal of atten-Lindsay Robinson, Pam Belcher, and Kathryn Birkhead, tion as a method of increasing retention and engagement.NorthWest Arkansas Community College What happens when the lecture is moved to a shortened version outside class and class time is spent doing guidedWhy is feeling appreciated so important in a work setting? practice? An Ozarka College English Instructor and a NorthThis interactive session will utilize concepts from the book Arkansas College Math Instructor will share their experi-“The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace” and ences in their own flipped classrooms. Although the contentshow you how to empower your workplace by encourag- couldn’t be more different, the basic model is the people. Participants will understand the core conceptsof appreciation and encouragement, their importance in C104workplace relationships, and identify the negative results Breaking Down Barriers: A First Year Seminar forthat can occur when team members do not feel valued. Black Males Derek Moore, Marcus Montgomery, and Ann Fellinger, Pu-1:50-2:20 p.m. HSCC Hall A laski Technical College; Ramone C. Smith, Robert Oselen,Break with Exhibitors (prize drawings) and Paula Rose-Greer, Mid-South Community College2:20-3:10 p.m. HSCC Come learn about an effective first year student successBreakout Sessions C course designed to meet the needs of Black males. Included in the discussion are the creation, implementation, unique Breakout Sessions C features, and assessment of this specialized course. Addi- Monday, 2:20 - 3:10 p.m. tionally, presenters will share teaching and learning strate- gies that can help educators reach students who often haveC101 not enjoyed success in education or even in their own lives.BBA Solutions: The Rapidly Changing College Text-book Business C105Bobby Lorimer and Pat O’Brien, BBA Solutions Redesigning English Instruction Under the PACE Grant Mary Treglow, Southeast Arkansas College; Clyde Rodg-Bobby Lorimer and Pat O’Brien of BBA Solutions will ers, East Arkansas Community Collegediscuss how the college textbook business has changed inthe last decade and where it might be headed in the next de- Panel Discussioncade.  The presentation will include statistics on e-book us-age, textbook rentals, competition from online competitorsand the cash flow of bookstores across the country. Thepresentation will also focus on how to win back customersand increase revenues and profitability. 13
  14. 14. Conference Schedule and Breakout Sessions CC201 C206ZogoTech: Best Practices in Dashboard Design VCCUSA: Getting the Pre-construction Process Right-Eleanor Hooker, ZogoTech Accurate Planning for Project Success Justin Couch, VCCUSAAs Edward Tufte said, “If your numbers are boring, thenyou’ve got the wrong numbers.” In this session, we will Why is pre-construction important? During this session,discuss the work done with six community colleges over we will discuss the step-by-step processes of planning afour years to develop compelling dashboards for displaying successful construction project.This will be an open, inter-institutional progress. We will focus on the most powerful active discussion.ways of visually displaying information, discuss sources forcommunity college KPIs, touch on best practices for devel- C207oping key performance indicators (KPIs), and strategies for Motivating “Unmotivated” Studentsgetting everyone on the same (dashboard) page! Pauline Linam-Parks, Arkansas Northeastern CollegeC202 If you have ever worked with difficult students and thoseCoping with Plagiarism: Prevention and Detection that appear unmotivated, then you will appreciate use ofJennifer Baine, South Arkansas Community College assessments to motivate. It is our job to meet each student where they are, clarify a vision for their career future andThe presentation will include tools and methods used to help them move forward. For those who don’t already seeprevent and detect plagiarism in Composition courses. it, we help them see the value of developing a career. I haveThese strategies can be applied across the curriculum. found that using assessments help students find careersThere will be time for participants to also share successes (jobs) that suit their personality, needs and personal goals.and challenges. C208C203 FANtastic idea! Building community relations throughUsing Social Media to Reach Students the artsCarol Mills, Lance Morris, and Ammi Tucker, Arkansas Lisa Pennington, Dr. Dan Ford, Dr. Ashli Dykes, and Dr.Northeastern College Philip McLarty, UA Community College at HopeWant to reach students? Go where they are - but don’t go Learn how establishing a Fine Arts Night on our cam-untrained! Arkansas Northeastern College effectively uses pus helped bring together a unique group of faculty, clubsocial media as part of their marketing plan and informa- members, students and community through drama, creativetion sharing system. Hear one instructor share how he ef- writing, music and visual art.fectively engages students in his subject through the use ofsocial media. This session filled with examples and warn- C209ings. Question, answer, sharing period included. Subvert the Dominant Paradigm: It’s about Competen- cies, not TimeC204 Michael Wright and Sunni Thibodeau, Cossatot Commu-VoIP, vBlock, Telepresence, Shared Resources: Higher nity College of the UAEd Dreams = ARE-ON RealitiesJennifer Bricker and Donavan Dolph, Alexander Open The online venue has permitted the breakdown of the ivy-Systems covered wall to emphasize course competencies rather than concentrating on the traditional semester. The presentersVideo, mobile, social, virtual. A look at how Cisco’s col- will attack the following fallacies about online education:laboration architecture and AREON can enable new and 1. Developmental courses should not be taught online. 2.exciting opportunities for educators and students. College Algebra is too difficult to teach online. 3. Speech cannot be taught online. 4. Online courses may not meet the same quality standards as face to face classes. 5. Teaching an online course is no more difficult than teaching a face to face class. 6. In order to transfer a face to face class to the online venue, all you need to do is post lecture materials. 7. Instructors in an online class are merely paper graders.14
  15. 15. Conference Schedule and Breakout Sessions D3:20-3:40 p.m. HSCC Breakout Sessions DDivision Meetings Tuesday, 8:00 - 8:50 a.m.Attend your division meeting to meet the candidatesfor the 2013 AATYC divisional positions. D102 The Arkansas Delta Transportation Education ProjectClassified Staff 201 (ADTEC / ADTEP)Faculty 202 Bentley Wallace, ASU-NewportAdministrative/Professional 203 Update on how ADTEC is utilizing Department of Labor/3:40-5 p.m. HSCC Hall A Community Based Job Training grant funds to help theExhibitor Appreciation Reception people in the Arkansas Delta region find skills and em-Polls open for voting ployment related to diesel technology, hybrid automotive Sponsored by BBA Solutions & Blackboard technology and alternative fuels at five eastern Arkansas community colleges.4 p.m. HSCC Hall AAcademic All-Star Auction Winners Announced D103 Receiving Quality Feedback from your Class or Audi-4-6 p.m. HSCC enceSpecial Interest Sessions Tabitha Casey, Mid-South Community CollegeAR Coalition for Women in Higher Ed. 201 Are you ever in class wishing you could make your stu-AR Partnership for Nursing’s Future 202 dents talk? Here is a new technology that will help. PollChief Academic Officers 203 Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience re-Distance Education 204 sponse hardware with standard web technology. It’s the eas-Human Resources 207 iest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences,Welding (4-5 p.m.) 102 presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere. ItAerospace (5-6 p.m.) 102 works through phones and text messages. Bring your phone to play along with this interactive workshop!5-6:30 p.m. PorterhouseAATYC Leadership Institute Reception D104(By Invitation Only) Helping Student Veterans Succeed: Serving Those Who Have Served5-7 p.m. HSCC Grand Lobby Barbara J. Rademacher and Dr. Susan Holmes, NorthWestBrain Bowl Round 1 Arkansas Community College6-7 p.m. Plaza Lobby (outside Horner Hall) Northwest Arkansas Community College is developing aPre-Awards Dinner Reception program of faculty education in which professors and in- structors are being encouraged to invent new teaching and7-9 p.m. Horner Hall assessment methods that meet the needs of returning troops.Awards Dinner Honoring Faculty & Staff Come and invent your own new pedagogy/andragogy. Sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education D105 Q & A with PACE Grant Management Team9-11 p.m. Horner Hall Mike Leach, AATYC; Chris McRoberts, NorthWest Arkan-Dance sas Community College9-11 p.m. HSCC Lobby Panel DiscussionBrain BowlTuesday, October 16, 20128-8:50 a.m. HSCCBreakout Sessions D 15
  16. 16. Conference Schedule and Breakout Sessions ED201 D205Read any Good Syllabi Lately? Lessons Learned in Leadership: One Chief Student Af-A. Elizabeth Reves, Pulaski Technical College fairs Officer’s Journey Curtis Hill, South Arkansas Community CollegeThis workshop addresses communication through syllabito non-traditional students in the two-year college setting. South Arkansas Community College hired a Vice PresidentLanguage choice, format, and other elements can create a of Student Services in 2010. Before this time, the dutieswarm and inviting classroom environment and introduce of the Chief Academic Affairs Officer and Chief Studentyour students to you and the curricula. Participants gain Affairs Officer were encapsulated in one position. The col-ideas to revamp their syllabus to create a document that not lege President was convinced that a more focused Studentonly gets the point across, but leaves the student excited Services presence was necessary. The leadership employedabout class. Bring a copy of your syllabus for your use. to implement the policies, procedures, and programs for establishing a Student Services identity is discussed.D202Opening the Mathematical Trunk of Tricks to Increase D208Student Success The Future is Mobile: Exploring rapidly rising trends inDaphne Perkins and Sandra Williams, Black River Techni- mobile web and apps to reach students, engage donorscal College and attract friends to your college. Jamie McConathy, South Arkansas Community CollegeAfter over forty years of combined experience in education,we have discovered the importance of using whatever tricks Using increased mobile social networking and visual com-are available to expand student understanding, increase stu- munication, open the door to a richer and more interac-dent retention and promote student success in mathematics. tive conversation with your constituents. It’s simply notWe will demonstrate math concepts from our trunk of tricks enough to have a website - standard social media usage willfor all levels of algebra. The participants will be encour- become stale in the absence of a mobile strategy. We’ll ex-aged to engage in activities and to share their ideas. plore what this means for community colleges and discuss specific ways to go mobile.D203Affordable Electronic Meetings with Wiggio and Any- 9-9:50 a.m. HSCCMeeting™ Breakout Sessions EJohn Price, Pulaski Technical CollegeScheduling meetings can be a hassle. As schools grow into Breakout Sessions Emultiple locations miles apart, what usually happens? The Tuesday, 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.big day arrives for the meeting, and key individuals whoshould be there are not there or cannot be there. Many full- E102featured online meeting services can be expensive. Save AATYC WorkForce Training Consortiumtime! Save money!  Reduce the scheduling and commuting Steve Lease, AATYCheadaches…with Wiggio and AnyMeeting™.  MeetingD2045 in 50: Five Technology Tips/Tricks from Long-Term E103(VDI) to Short-Term (Dell? Who knew?) Incorporating Virtual Reality into your ClassroomPaige Francis, NorthWest Arkansas Community College Carol Mills and Robin Singleton, Arkansas Northeastern CollegeFive of NorthWest Arkansas Community College’s proj-ects presented in fifty minutes. Everything from ‘How to Want to dabble in immersion environments without build-use Apple Airplay and your wireless connection to allow ing in Second Life? Learn how to add simulations intoanyone to run projectors from their personal iPad (there your course to fulfill educational purposes.IS an app for that)’ to the importance of the annual reportalong with great time-saving solutions, a couple of reallygreat products we’ve vetted and are implementing stat andlong-term VDI dreams.16
  17. 17. Conference Schedule and Breakout Sessions EE104 E204Pulaski Technical College Bridge Program Disaster Recovery – From Crisis Scenario to AuditorEugene Rathfon and Ebony Conley, Pulaski Technical Col- Approvedlege Mark Barton, Rich Mountain Community CollegeThis presentation will cover the basics of Pulaski Technical A disastrous event sped up the disaster recovery documen-College’s Bridge Program. The Bridge Program was set tation process for Rich Mountain Community College. Theup as a way to get students through developmental classes College’s auditor-approved plan includes backups, genera-while still ensuring they make it on the next level. We have tors and dedicated emergency space. Learn about Markdata to present on the success of the program and student Barton, Director of Computer Services, his experience, hissuccess. plan and his advice. Questions welcome!E105 E205Assessment Test Prep Programs Under the PACE Grant Successful Partnerships for Economic Development ofCatherine Harrell, South Arkansas Community College; our CommunitiesCurtis Harrell, NorthWest Arkansas Community College Dr. Barbara Jones and Jamie McConathy, South Arkansas Community College; Sherry Howard, Arkansas Women’sPanel Discussion Business Center; Henry Florsheim, El Dorado Chamber of CommerceE201Produce a Film on a Zero Budget With a shared vision of improving the quality of life andLarry Powell, South Arkansas Community College economic environment in the region, South Arkansas Com- munity College, the City of El Dorado, El Dorado/UnionLearn how to produce a film and “downsize” it for pod- County Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas Women’s Busi-casts, class videos, student documentaries, etc. for distance ness Center, and business and industry leaders have workedlearning applications and hands-on experiences in the class- together to identify common issues and find innovativeroom. Also learn how to attach a QR code label and paste solutions. These partnerships have resulted in innovativeit onto testbooks, handouts, etc. to access the film from a collaborations and partnerships that have been“win-win”smart phone. for students, business and industry, and the region.E202 E208Tidbits About Blended Learning: Avoiding an Aversion How to take great photos!to the Inversion of the Classroom Jamie Stevens, North Arkansas CollegeValerie Martin, North Arkansas College This session will help you learn how simple equipmentWhen used effectively, blended learning and lecture capture can drastically improve the quality of your institution’shelps colleges economically serve more students and better photos. For a small investment, you can reap large re-meet their needs. This presentation takes an in-depth look wards. Discussions will include topics on lighting, compo-at the blended learning approach and how it can be lever- sition, editing, set-up and will feature actual demonstrationsaged for both individual courses and on an organizational of before and after photos.level to improve flexibility and student outcomes. E209E203 Arkansas Department of Higher EducationFrom Dirt to Diamonds Shane Broadway, ADHESue Burris, National Park Community College ADHE UpdateJust like the 4 C’s of evaluating diamond quality – cut,carat weight, color, and clarity, online courses need these 10 a.m.-Noon Horner Hallcharacteristics. Have you ever thought of applying these Awards Brunch Honoring Outstanding Alumni &characteristics to your online course? If your online course Academic All-Starsis a diamond in the rough, come and join us for this session Keynote Speaker: Grant Tennille (Introduction byto learn how to transform your course into a brilliantly cut Shane Broadway)diamond! We will focus on applying the 4 C’s of diamond Sponsored by theevaluation to online courses. Arkansas Department of Higher Eduation 17
  18. 18. Outstanding Faculty Outstanding Faculty in this experience and hope that this will be the foundation of on-going student research at ASU-Newport!” Arkansas Northeastern College Lance Morris Black River Technical CollegeLance Morris, a Biological Science Instructor and Science Sandra WilliamsLab Coordinator at Arkansas Northeastern College, super- Sandra Williams has taught development education includ-vises three lab assistants and orders supplies for all science ing reading, writing fundamentals, and math. Most recently,labs. Morris provides students an organized, comprehen- she has taught Pre-Algebra, Introductory Algebra, andsive, college-level presentation of the subject matter and Intermediate Algebra. Three traits make her an awesomeis always diligent in finding new and innovative ways to faculty member of Black River Technical College:present the content. He says, “I believe that students may 1. She is patient yet thorough in the classroom. She focusesnot understand many of the concepts of science, but they on review, reinforcement, appropriate support, and testingcan all learn to appreciate the complexity of the many areas practices; 2. She is an excellent advisor. She spends hoursof science that exist. Taking a challenging topic and creat- with advisees selecting the appropriate degree plan, build-ing an example that he or she can understand is crucial in ing study skills, and encouraging personal enrichment; andcommunity college teaching.” 3. She is exceptional at helping new faculty. She provides coursework and/or support with a genuine smile. Arkansas State University—Beebe Thomas Allen Green College of the OuachitasThomas Allen Green’s philosophy of teaching and service Carla Crutchfieldis summed up neatly in his own words, “This is not just Although she has now moved to a new position as VP ofa job to me. I eat, sleep and breathe this stuff.” “TAG,” Institutional Planning and Assessment, Carla Crutchfieldas he is better known to all, has been the face (and voice) was a business instructor at College of the Ouachitas for 17of the ASU-Heber Springs Welding Department since its years. She continues to teach business classes because ofinception in 2004. His dedication and endless talent have her love of teaching. Crutchfield is a dedicated teacher whotransformed the program from its non-credit, continuing wants her students to learn, to excel, and to be the best theyeducation origins to one with a state-of-the-art facility that can be. She helps them develop the tools and traits neededproduces associate-level graduates who not only compete for a lifetime of learning and excellence. Her philosophy is,but also win awards in national competitions. “They don’t care what I know until they know I care.” Arkansas State University—Mountain Home Cossatot Community College of the Karen Heslep University of ArkansasR-E-S-P-E-C-T and consideration of others define Karen Michael WrightHeslep’s service philosophy. As a business faculty member As a math instructor at Cossatot Community College of theof ASU-Mountain Home, Heslep says, “It gives me great UA for 26 years, Michael Wright has touched the lives ofjoy to advise and instruct students as they work to accom- countless students and become one of the college’s mostplish their goals. I try to always remember that not only beloved faculty members. To Wright, teaching math isare students counting on me to do my best, but so are my more than just teaching numbers. Instead, he looks at thecolleagues, the ASU-Mountain Home staff, and our admin- subject holistically, incorporating theory, critical thinking,istration.” And for those reasons, Karen Heslep has the and relevance. He understands those who suffer from mathR-E-S-P-E-C-T of her peers. phobias or dysfunctions, and treats them with patience and empathy, often giving his own time to assist those students Arkansas State University-Newport in learning the subject. The result is that many who didn’t Betsy Ashcraft think they would like math become passionate about it.Betsy Ashcraft has served as ASU-Newport’s FacultyAssociation Vice President, President, and Past President. East Arkansas Community CollegeShe has served on various search committees, represented Vicki WilliamsArkansas at the White House Regional Summit on Commu- Vicki Williams has been a conscientious, caring, andnity College Education, and enjoyed teaching life sciences. dedicated instructor at East Arkansas Community CollegeLast year Ashcraft served as Faculty Mentor to the first since 1993. She illustrates commitment to the College intwo-year college student to receive the Student Undergrad- many ways by taking her responsibilities seriously. She isuate Research Fellowship in Arkansas. “As a former un- thorough in both her teaching and record-keeping, and shedergraduate researcher, I know the value of undergraduate puts forth the effort needed to benefit her students. She hasstudent research. I am excited to assist budding scientists continued her education, obtaining additional hours and18
  19. 19. Outstanding Facultycredentials. She often teaches at off-campus sites and works tal in helping the Fire Science Program attain accreditationwith Business Department colleagues to keep the curricu- through the International Fire Service Accreditation Con-lum current. Williams demonstrates initiative, fairness, gress (IFSAC), and was elected by his peers to serve a fivecommitment to high standards, self-discipline and a will- year term on IFSAC’s Degree Assembly Board of Gover-ingness to learn new teaching techniques and technology. nors in April 2012. He has recently developed, in conjunc- tion with Pea Ridge National Military Park, a Wildland Mid-South Community College Firefighter course that will be piloted this fall. Mary FieldMary Field has been a friend and mentor to many during Ozarka Collegeher 11 years of service at Mid-South Community College. Bruce DietscheShe is an excellent instructor who is always researching and Bruce Dietsche has taught science at Ozarka College sinceincorporating new ideas in the classroom. Field serves as 2001. A humble man, his only response when told he wasco-chair for the Effective Teaching and Learning/Retention being honored was, “Well, that took me by surprise.” He isCommittee and also serves as the College’s AATYC Fac- admired by his co-workers for his dedication to helping stu-ulty Representative. Next semester she will also take on the dents meet their educational goals. His students think justrole as Assessment Leader in addition to her other duties. as highly of him. One remarked that Mr. Dietsche showedField is a dedicated employee who is clearly committed to students that they can do whatever they put their minds tohelping students and co-workers do their best. and to never underestimate themselves. Dietsche is active on campus and works hard to make Ozarka College an even North Arkansas College greater place. Lana FowlerLana Fowler takes teaching seriously and enjoys every Phillips Community College of theminute of it. She says, “I believe I not only have to be an University of Arkansasinstructor, but a friend, a counselor, and a role model.” Sylvia BoydFowler holds a master’s in business education from the Sylvia Boyd is an Academic Skills Instructor at PhillipsUniversity of Arkansas and is the recipient of four of the 13 Community College of the UA. She states, “It’s a fabulousEndowed Chairs at North Arkansas College. This year, she rush to see students change their lives in ways they, at first,is recognized as a National Institution for Staff and Orga- cannot imagine. Teaching brings me into contact with thenizational Development (NISOD) Teaching Excellence most incredibly interesting people, and I feel so fortunate toAward Winner. One student said, “I enjoy Mrs. Fowler. spend time with them along their journey. These transfor-She’s a great teacher who knows what she’s talking about. I mations would not be possible without Arkansas’s commu-wish she taught more classes!” nity colleges.” National Park Community College Pulaski Technical College Darlene Gentles Cheryl MoodyStudents speak of Darlene Gentles with great respect. She’s Cheryl Moody, a Spanish instructor at Pulaski Technicaltough but fair and uses a variety of strategies to facilitate College, is passionate about helping students learn. Thisstudent learning in her Biological Science courses. Gentles year, she organized a fiesta, Spanish movie days, Hispanichas served for a decade on the Americans with Disabili- food samplings, and a Spanish literature day. She alsoties Act Advisory Board and was advisor to National Park painted and decorated an unused space to create a cozyCommunity College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter for a study room for students. Moody models to her studentsnumber of years. She has worked on self-studies, served on what commitment, effort, thinking, and action look like.numerous committees, and generously shares her expertise She asks her students to be ambitious, to think long-term,with colleagues. Gentles has been a valuable member of the and to consider their place in the community and in theCollege family for 20 years and deserves recognition for all world. She is a mentor not only to her students but also toshe continues to do for students. faculty and staff. NorthWest Arkansas Community College Jeff SprottJeff Sprott is the Fire Science Program Director at North-West Arkansas Community College, overseeing four-foldstudent growth in the Program and serving on various com-mittees. He has a bachelor’s degree from Western IllinoisUniversity. Over the past two years he has been instrumen- 19
  20. 20. Outstanding Faculty Rich Mountain Community College University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Robby Burt Mary MooreRobby Burt came to Rich Mountain Community College Mary Moore teaches English as a member of the Arts andin August 2010 as the Humanities Instructor. In addition to Humanities Academic Division at UA Community Collegehis teaching responsibilities, he started the Actors’ Guild for at Batesville. Her enthusiasm is infectious inside and out-students interested in theatre arts. Burt directed and acted in side of the classroom. Moore’s Division Chair adds, “Herthe Zoo Story production, winning awards at the state and knowledge of the subject matter is apparent, and she makesregional level. He created the “RMCC Open Mic Nights” students feel comfortable in the classroom and interestedand represents the college in community and Ouachita in subject matter that may not otherwise appeal to them.”Little Theatre productions. His colleagues describe him Moore is also passionate about advising the Circle Kas competent, incredibly talented (both on and offstage), a International Club on campus, and she provides leadershippleasure to work with, and committed to student involve- by advocating on their behalf to ensure they receive the op-ment and student life. portunities to participate locally and regionally. South Arkansas Community College University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Jennifer Baine Tom FreemanAt South Arkansas Community College, Jennifer Baine has Tom Freeman, a History Instructor at UA Communityled the English faculty in developing assessment instru- College at Hope, has excelled in the classroom and worksments for composition courses, has co-chaired the Basic diligently to fulfill the vision of the institution. He beganStudies Committee for several years and serves as mentor teaching at the College in August of 1994. It is an honorto new faculty members in the Liberal Arts Division. She on behalf of the faculty to recognize Tom Freeman as UAstays abreast of new technology in teaching and is willing Community College at Hope’s 2012 Outstanding Facultyto experiment with new ways of instruction. She co-chairs Member.the African-American Read-in each year, serves as judgefor the college’s literary magazines, volunteers in the com- University of Arkansas Community Collegemunity through the Arkansas Jaycees, the March of Dimes, at Morriltonand other organizations. Steve Wallace During his 12 years of service to UA Community College Southern Arkansas University Tech at Morrilton, Steve Wallace has served as the Interim Chair Dan Milam for the General Education Division, as a Division Coordi-Dan Milam exceeds expectations with his gifts. He is com- nator, as president of the Faculty Association, as a Facultymitted to teaching and has a significant impact on students’ Senator. He has also sat on numerous committees and beenintellectual development. This commitment is demonstrated the sole instructor in the Computer Information Systemsthrough activities advancing the quality and practice of department for the last four years. He is the sponsor of theteaching and learning, including his involvement with the Computer Information Systems Club through which heAcademic Quality Improvement Program. Milam gives volunteers for the Angle Tree program, the Cystic Fibro-students the opportunity to stretch their critical thinking sis Foundation, runs the annual Coats for Kids drive, andand problem-solving skills. He teaches the importance of raises money for the Southern Christian Home.character and integrity and lives up to the SAU Tech motto,“We Put YOU First.” No matter the kind of day he is hav-ing, Dan Milam always puts others first. Southeast Arkansas College Tracy CobbTracy Cobb began teaching classes part-time for South-east Arkansas College in 2003. Today, as a full-time Mathinstructor, she teaches College Algebra and developmentalmathematics. Cobb is an excellent employee. She is highlyorganized and efficient, cheerfully accepts new tasks, andis upbeat about necessary changes from one semester to thenext. As an instructor, she is student-centered and quicklydevelops a positive rapport with all of her students. Manystudents make a point to enroll in her classes throughoutprogression through their math sequence.20