1. www.atecenters.org ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION CENTERS Par tners W ith Industr y For A New American WorkforceThe Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program Focuses on the education of technicians for high-technology fields.The National Science Foundation supports three major ATE program tracks: projects, centers, and targeted researchin technician education. Two-year college educators have leadership roles in ATE projects and centers. They design andcarry out model workforce development initiatives in partnership with industry, four-year colleges, universities, secondaryschools, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. ATE research advances the knowledge base needed to maketechnician education programs more effective and moreforward-looking.ATE Impacts Students by encouraging efforts toincrease the participation of diverse populations in The Advanced Technologicaladvanced technology fields where they have beenunderrepresented, and promotes the inclusion of persons Education program endeavorswith disabilities in the technical workforce. to strengthen the skills ofATE Empowers Innovative Educators with competitivegrants that make it possible for them to test their ideas technicians whose work isfor improving the technical skills of technicians, and forboosting the general science, technology, engineering, vitally important to the nation’sand mathematics (STEM) knowledge of students atvarious education levels. ATE also supports professional prosperity and security.development programs for educators who teachprospective technicians.ATE Facilitates Productive Partnerships between educators, industry, and other organizations. ATE also strengthens theconnections among community colleges, technical colleges, elementary and secondary schools, and universities. Thesemultifaceted partnerships produce coordinated responses to new workplace and instructional technologies, and helppeople develop the skills for advanced technology careers. Fields of technology suppor ted by the ATE program include, but are not limited to: OIOIOIOIOIOIOI OIOIOIOIOIOIO IOIIIOOIOIOIIIO OIOIOIOIOIIOIO INFORMATION, GEOSPATIAL, IOIIOIIIOIIOOIO ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES ELECTRONICS, MICRO- & NANOTECHNOLOGIES & SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES AGRICULTURAL, ENERGY, & ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES LEARNING, EVALUATION, & RESEARCH BIOTECHNOLOGY & CHEMICAL PROCESSES Highlighting the Advanced Prepared by the ATE centers with support Technological Education from the National Science Foundation under program sponsored by the grant DUE-1040932 to the Academic Affairs National Science Foundation. Division of the Maricopa Community Colleges.
2. www.atecenters.orgThe Advanced Technological Education program • Increases students’ persistence and completion of degrees and certificates • Delivers well-qualified technicians to the workforce saving employers time and money • Influences changes in the hiring practices of key industries • Improves science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curricula and instruction at community and technical colleges, and secondary schools using current research • Saves school systems and higher education institutions time and money revising curricula and creating new programs for emerging technologies • Encourages the participation of women and underrepresented populations in STEM fields • Reaches out to middle school and high school students to inform them of technical career opportunities ATE centers and projects had 58,100 people participated in ATE 6,900 professional development programs during 2009. collaborations with industry, business, public agencies, and educational ATE encourages 47% enterprises the participation of WERE TWO-YEAR during 2009. underrepresented COLLEGE FACULTY These partners populations in contributed STEM fields. Of the 85,300 students 27% WERE SECONDARY who took at least SCHOOL TEACHERS one ATE-supported $11 million course during 2009 IN MONETARY SUPPORT 15% In 2009 , ATE WERE FROM centers and $9 million 45% BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY projects developed WERE NONWHITE OF IN-KIND SUPPORT 11% 27% WERE FOUR-YEAR 1,740 WERE WOMEN COLLEGE FACULTY CURRICULUM MATERIALS 52% WERE ENROLLED IN TWO-YEAR COLLEGES 1,372 ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS AMONG 32% 958 WERE SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS SCHOOL STUDENTS
3. 2011 American Association Sponsored by AACC 4/9/11 Councils: of Community Colleges Preconvention National Asian Pacific 2011 American Association Workshop Colleges Preconvention of Community D Islander Council (NAPIC)Breaking the Stained GlassD Ceiling: Workshop National Council on Black Breaking the Stained Glass American Affairs (NCBAA) Preparing Administrators from Ceiling: Preparing National Community CollegeDiverse Groups for Executive-level Register Now! Administrators from Diverse Describe your location by Hispanic Council (NCCHC) Positionsor area of town. Groups for Executive-level landmark Positions This highly interactive workshop is designed Saturday, April 9, 2011 primarily for administrators from diverse groups 8:30 Saturday, April 9, 2011 am - 4:00 pm who aspire to achieve and be successful in executive 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Register Now! The Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, New level positions or presidencies in community Orleans, LA Orleans Riverside The Hilton New colleges. Prominent CEOS representing these three Hotel, New Orleans, LA Cost: $250 $250 Cost: host Councils will facilitate this workshop on: Strategies in making career choices & preparations for next steps; Register at the AACC Perspectives about careers & preparation; Website: Navigating the internal & external politics; Inside view of the recruitment process & ways to http://www.aacc.nche.edu overcome barriers; and select the 91st Annual Solutions to balance personal & professional commitments, values, & choices; Convention Information link Networking & other relevant topics.
4. Save the DateGrowing the Workforce for a New American Economy October 22-25, 2011 Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch St. Louis, MO A Joint Summit hosted by NCWE and NCCET www.nccet.org and www.ncwe.org
5. Student Learning Outcomes for Student Services Thursday, April 28, 2011 1:00pm – 2:30pm (EST)Webinar Description This intensive webinar will concentrate on how to develop a consensus among student servicesprofessionals about learning outcomes assessment across the student services spectrum, how todevelop meaningful outcomes, and how to use outcomes data to strengthen student services programs.Attention will be given to the shift from a student satisfaction focus to a student learning focus, and thecollaboration between academic affairs and student services in the successful implementation of alearning outcomes project. Dr. Elise Davis-McFarland is vice president of student services at Trident Facilitator:Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Davis-McFarland hasworked as a public school speech-language pathologist, academician,researcher, and academic administrator. She developed the interdisciplinarygraduate communication sciences and disorders program at the Medical Univer-sity of South Carolina and served as program chair. Dr. Davis-McFarland is anASHA Fellow. She is a longtime ASHA volunteer, having served on many boardsand committees, most recently the Board of Ethics. Her research and writingfocus on multicultural issues. She earned a bachelors degree from the Univer-sity of North Carolina at Greensboro, a masters from the University of Virginiaand a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.Who Should Attend?•Vice Presidents of Student Affairs •Student Services Administrators and Professionals•Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs •Directors of Enrollment Management•Deans of Student Affairs •Retention Specialists•Deans of Academic Affairs •Student Success Staff
6. Become an NCCHC Leadership Fellow! Application Forms Online www.ced.csulb.edu/asec/academic/lfp/ apply.cfm Applications accepted until cohort is filled. Early deadline April 2nd National Supplemental material: A current resume Community College A personal statement Supervisor’s letter of ADVOCACY Hispanic Council recommendation INFORMATION NETWORKING SUPPORTContact Information EDUCATIONDr. William M. Vega, DirectorNCCHC Leadership Fellows Program TRAININGPeggy Card-Govela, Program CoordinatorNCCHC Leadership Fellows Program Leadership Fellows Program “The nation’s premier organizationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org for preparation and supportPhone: 562-985-8805 of Hispanic leaders inFax: 562-985-4829 America’s community colleges.”California Sate University, Long Beach Preparing Future CommunityEducational Leadership Program College Leaders!1250 Bellflower Blvd. MS 2201Long Beach, CA 90840-2201www.ced.csulb.edu/asec/academic/lfp/ www.ncchc.com
7. About NCCHC Program Seminar Dates Components include:Established in 1985 as an affiliate of the Summer 2011: June 8th - 11thAmerican Association of Community Two learning seminars Long Beach, CAColleges (AACC), the council is the Professional career plan preparationnation’s primer organization for Mentoring Fall 2011: September 20th - 24thpreparation and support of Hispanic leaders Continued communication with NCCHC San Antonio, TXin America’s community colleges. The leaders and Fellows Detailed assessment of leadership skills 2011 NCCHC September 22nd - 24thnon-profit, professional organization is Presentation at NCCHC Symposium Symposium: San Antonio, TXcommitted to delivering high qualityleadership development experiences andproviding Hispanics with opportunities tocontinue their personal and professionalgrowth. The Council provides memberswith resources, networking and educationalopportunities. Eligibility Criteria NCCHC Values Currently hold a managerial position and aspire to become a● Leadership ● Education community college Vice President● Equity & ● Collaboration Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred Mid-Management Curriculum Conditions and Leadership Seminar topics include: Fees Fellows Program Organizational development Tuition: $1,800 Institutional effectiveness Tuition will cover participant costsTo address the lack of Hispanic Leaders in Conflict resolution for seminars, housing, meals andAmerican community colleges, the Crisis management materialsNCCHC is offering the Leadership Fellows Community development Travel, incidentals, and cost ofProgram to develop a pool of highly Technology attending the NCCHC Symposiumqualified Hispanics and assist them in Board/CEO relations must be covered by the participantattaining high-level positions in Strategic planning or sponsoring institutioncommunity colleges. The program is Culture and diversity Candidates must agree to attend alldesigned for community college educators Finances and facilities sessions, including the NCCHCwhose career interest focuses on becoming Change process Symposium, and receive commit-an executive leader of a community Negotiation ment from their supervisorscollege. for participation. NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program • www.ncchc.com
8. Minority Male Student Success Database Share what you’ve LEARNED about student success! AACC’s web-based Minority Male Student Success Database highlights community college programs, initiatives, and strategic plans focusing on minority male mentoring,recruitment, persistence, and completion.It’s easy to upload a descriptive profile of your college’s program.Join other colleges that have showcased their commitment tominority male success and help make this database a useful toolfor all. Check it out! www.aacc.nche.edu/MinorityMaleDatabaseContact Kevin Christian, Senior Program Associate for Diversity, Inclusionand Equity at 202.728.0200, ext. 262 or email@example.com. American Association of Community Colleges One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 410 | Washington, DC 20036 202.728.0200 | www.aacc.nche.edu
9. “We need to understand African “ The AACC Minority Male Student Success Database is an essential resource for any community college “ AACC should be applauded for launchingAmerican men have strengths, the Minority Male Student Successcreativity, and adaptability and desiring to recruit and retain African-American Database to provide all communityfocus on what will work for them. male students. The database provides access to colleges access to programs aimed at information on programs nationwide that may serving male students of color. We all Stephanie Hawley Associate Vice President otherwise go undiscovered. The inclusion of direct know that developing [these] programs College Access Program contact information is a feature that is hard to find requires an ongoing commitment. Austin Community College, TX anywhere else on the Web. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. Keith P. Sayles President Director Halifax Community College, NC African American Male Initiative St. Louis Community College, MO AACC Minority Male Student Success Database www.aacc.nche.edu/MinorityMaleDatabase
10. 91st AACC Annual Convention April 9-12, 2011 New OrleansLearn about innovative high school/community college dual enrollment practices that increase community college completion and graduation rates. We welcome all college presidents to attend the: Middle College National Consortium Reception on Sunday evening, April 10, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Trafalgar Room at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel 2 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130 RSVP by April 1st: firstname.lastname@example.org Melody Hanson, Sr. Exec. Assist to the President Hosted by: President McKinley Williams and MCNC Contra Costa College (510) 235-7800, ext. 4206
11. 2010-2011 CSCC Officers C S President Board of Directors Stephen G. Katsinas Janice Friedel Professor and Director Professor Education Policy Center California State University, The Council for the Study of 4) Contribute to the develop- University of Alabama Northridge Skatsina@bamaed.ua.edu Jan.email@example.com Community Colleges (CSCC) is an ment of pre-service and in- President-elect Pamela L. Eddy Regina Garza Mitchell affiliate of the American Association of service education for community Assistant Professor Associate ProfessorEducational Policy, Planning, & Central Michigan University Community Colleges (AACC). Council college professionals; Regina.firstname.lastname@example.org Leadership C C members include university-based College of William and Mary Linda Serra Hagedorn 5) Recognize outstanding service Pamela.email@example.com Professor & Director researchers and community college Past President Research Institute for Studies to, research in, and publication Beverly Bower in Education practitioners who further scholarship Endowed Chair & Director Iowa State University about community college Bill J. Priest Center Lindah@iastate.edu on the community college enterprise. University of North Texas education; and Beverly.firstname.lastname@example.org John P. Murray The purposes of the Council are to: Professor 6) Provide a unified and formal Vice President for California State University, Research & Publications Long Beach base of participation for CSCC Frankie Santos Laanan email@example.com 1) Conduct and disseminate research Associate Professor pertaining to community colleges; members in AACC affairs. Iowa State University Michael Roggow COUNCIL FOR THE Laanan@iastate.edu Director of Collaborative STUDY OF Secretary Programs 2) Serve as a forum for dialogue David Hardy Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org COMMUNITY COLLEGES Assistant Professor between university professors, University of Alabama Pam Schuetz Dhardy@bamaed.ua.edu Postdoctoral Fellow graduate students, and community Northwestern University Treasurer Pam..email@example.com college practitioners who study Desna L. Wallin Associate Professor Rick Wagoner community colleges; University of Georgia Assistant Professor Strengthening the network of Dwallin@uga.edu UCLA 3) Provide research and other community colleges through Wagoner@gseis.ucla.edu Historian Deborah Floyd services to the American Associa- research and dialogue for Graduate Student Professor more than 50 years Department of Educational Board Member Affilia te o f the Amer ican Assoc iation of tion of Community Colleges and Christopher Nellum Commun ity Co lleges Leadership Florida Atlantic University University of Michigan (AACC) its affiliate councils; Next conference: New Orleans, LA Cnellum@umich.edu Dfloyd@fau.eduBy-Laws Committee Chair April 7-9, 2011 Daniel J. Phelan President Jackson Community College Phelandanielj@jccmi.edu
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13. News for Community Colleges from the National Science Foundation/DUE April 2011 The Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) has several programs of particular significance to two-year colleges: Advanced Technological Education (ATE): This program promotes improvement in technological education at the undergraduate and secondary school levels by supportingcurriculum development; the preparation and professional development of college faculty and secondary schoolteachers; internships and field experiences for faculty, teachers, and students; and other activities. With anemphasis on two-year colleges, the program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fieldsthat drive our nation’s economy. The program also promotes articulation between programs at two-year collegesand four-year colleges and universities—in particular between two-year and four-year programs for prospectiveteachers and between two-year and four-year programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics(with a focus on disciplines that have a strong technological foundation and lead to entry level technician positionsin a specific field). Fields supported by the ATE program include, but are not limited to, agricultural technology,biotechnology, chemical technology, computer and information technology, electronics, environmental technology,geographic information systems, manufacturing and engineering technology, marine technology, multimediatechnology, telecommunications, and transportation technology.The ATE program supports proposals in three major tracks: ATE Projects develop or improve programs, adapt and implement exemplary materials, develop new materials, support technical experiences for students and faculty, provide professional development for college faculty and secondary school teachers, and support research on technical education. In the new solicitation, there are expanded sets of opportunities for 1) addressing business and entrepreneurial skills for students in technician education programs, 2) addressing leadership infrastructure for faculty, and 3) conferences and workshops. ATE Centers provide comprehensive resources, serve as models for other projects, and act as regional or national clearinghouses for educational materials and methods. Targeted Research on Technician Education explores employment trends, the changing role of technicians in the workplace, and other topics that advance the knowledge base needed to make technician education programs more effective and forward looking.The ATE deadline for formal proposals is October 20, 2011. The optional preliminary proposal process has beeneliminated from the program. The new ATE program solicitation is available at http://www.nsf.gov/ate.For information about previous awards, visit the ATE Web page athttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5464. Institutions are allowed to submit multipleproposals.NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM): This program makesgrants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needystudents, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduatelevel degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarshiprecipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at theinstitution. The next proposal deadline for S-STEM is August 11, 2011. More information about S-STEM can befound on the programs web site: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5257Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES):The FY 2010 solicitation is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10544/nsf10544.htm. Formerly knownas CCLI, the TUES program is for all types of educational institutions that serve undergraduates. TUES supportsefforts that conduct research on undergraduate STEM education, create new learning materials and teachingstrategies, develop faculty expertise, implement educational innovations, and assess student achievement. Type 1: These projects typically will address one program component and involve a limited number of students and faculty members at one academic institution. Projects with a broader scope or larger scale can be proposed provided they can be done within the budget limitations. Proposed evaluation efforts should be informative, based on the projects specific expected outcomes, and consistent with the scope of a Type 1 project. In order to encourage collaboration between four-year colleges and universities and two-year colleges, projects involving such collaboration may request an additional $50,000 over the $200K/project. The distribution of effort and funds between the four-year institution and the community college should reflect a genuine collaboration. Type 2: These projects build on smaller-scale successful innovations or implementations, such as those produced by Type 1 projects, and refine and test these on diverse users in several settings. Type 2 projects
14. carry the development to a state where the results are conclusive so that successful products and processes can be distributed widely or commercialized when appropriate. At a minimum, the innovation, if successful, should be institutionalized at the participating colleges and universities (up to $600K/project). Type 3: These projects combine established results and mature products from several components of the cyclic model. These projects should include an explicit discussion of the results and evidence produced by the work on which the proposed project is based. Such projects include a diversity of academic institutions and student populations. Dissemination and outreach activities that have national impact are an especially important element of Type 3 projects, as are the opportunities for faculty to learn how to best adapt project innovations to the needs of their students and academic institutions (up to $5 million/project). Central Resource: These projects will work to increase the capabilities of and communications among the STEM education community and to increase and document the impact of TUES projects (up to $3 million, negotiable).The proposal deadline for Type 2, Type 3, and Central Resource Project proposals is January 14, 2011. The nextproposal deadline for Type 1 projects is in May, 2011. Information about the TUES program is available athttp://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5741.Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP): STEP seeks toincrease the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureatedegrees in established or emerging fields within STEM. Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for fullimplementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational researchprojects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM. The STEP solicitation is currently beingrevised. Information about the program and the current solicitation is available athttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5488&org=DUE&sel_org=DUE&from=fund.Math and Science Partnership (MSP): The MSP program responds to a growing national concern – theeducational performance of the U.S. children in mathematics and science. Through MSP, NSF awardscompetitive, merit-based grants to teams composed of institutions of higher education, local K-12 school systems,and their supporting partners. Information about the program and the current solicitation is available athttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5756.Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship: The Noyce Scholarship program seeks to encourage talented STEM majorsand professionals to become K-12 and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of highereducation (with an extra $250K for partnerships with 2-year colleges) to support scholarships, stipends, andacademic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees whocommit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. A new component of the program supports STEMprofessionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master’s degree programs leading to teacher certification byproviding academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-yearteaching commitment in a high-need school district. This new component also supports the development of NSFMaster Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary math andscience teachers to become Master Teachers in high-need school districts. Information about the program and thecurrent solicitation is available at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5733.Program Staff:We encourage each of you to investigate these opportunities and apply to the program. If you wish to haveadditional information or talk with a program director about your ideas, please contact us. There are currently twoprogram directors in DUE from 2-year colleges(listed below). In addition to the disciplines represented below, DUEhas program officers in computer science, engineering, geosciences, mathematics, physics, and social sciences.The full staff listing is available at http://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_list.jsp?org=DUE. We look forward to hearingfrom all of you soon!David Campbell email@example.com (703) 292-5093Celeste Carter firstname.lastname@example.org (703) 292-4651Eun-Woo Chang email@example.com (703) 292-4674Gerhard Salinger firstname.lastname@example.org (703) 292-5116Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 835Arlington, Virginia 22230; Phone: 703-292-8670; Fax: 703-292-9015; Email: email@example.com