Friday, June 29, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Summer 2012 ASSOCIATION Conference
Clark College, Vancouver, WA
July 19 - 20
Radical Leadership: A New Era for Today’s Organizations
Craig Zablocki, Internationally renowned speaker
Appreciative Inquiry: The Courage to Listen, The Courage to Lead
Shann Ferch, Professor of Leadership, Chair, Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University; Editor The International Journal of Servant Leadership
Archetypes at Work
Lois Ruskai Melina, Chair of Ethical and Creative Leadership, PhD. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies, Union Institute & University
Fact or Fiction: Anyone Can Find Balance That Works For Them
Lynell James, Senior Managing Director, Human Resources, TIAA-CREF
FEE: $260.00 for individuals from member colleges
MORE INFORMATION and AGENDA: http://www.theassociationctc.org/?page_id=194
An excerpt from the article:
The United States leads the world in the number of people incarcerated. This country has less than 5 percent of the global population but more than 23 percent of its inmates.
Statistics like those propelled Ronald A. Williams, a vice president at the College Board, to start a research project on prison education. "If you are going to maximize the talent in the country, you can't ignore seven million people," he says, referring to the total number in prison and jail, as well as on probation and parole. "The question is how best to approach that population."
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The 18-year-old did poorly on the exam, even though he was getting good grades in an Advanced Placement English class at Long Beach's Robert A. Millikan High School.
Most community colleges would assign students like Yacuta to a remedial class, but he will avoid that fate at Long Beach. The two-year school is trying out a new system this fall that will place students who graduated from the city's high schools in courses based on their grades rather than their scores on the standardized placement tests. Read full article...
Thursday, June 21, 2012
In Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges, Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) pairs workforce training with ABE or ESL so students learn literacy and workplace skills at the same time. Adult literacy and vocational instructors work together to develop and deliver instruction. Colleges provide higher levels of support and student services to address the needs of non-traditional students. Learn more about I-BEST...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Watch and listen to Melonie Rasmussen, of Pierce College, as she talks about her love of teaching math, and why she co-authored a textbook on precalculus...and gives it away to anyone who wants to use it.
Monday, June 18, 2012
How does the concept of awarding badges fit with other work in the area of assessing and awarding credit for prior learning and the potential shift in emphasis at institutions of higher education toward more outcomes-based credentialing, rather than credit-hours-completed credentialing?