2012 MACC Summit on Completion
Dec. 7, 2012 (Baltimore, MD): For the third consecutive year, Maryland’s 16 community colleges teamed up to share best practices among colleagues for increasing the number of students who earn associate degrees, certificates or workforce credentials, and/or transfer to a four-year institution to complete bachelor’s and advanced degrees. The event, which was held at the Community College of Baltimore County on its Catonsville campus, brought together faculty and staff from the 16 community colleges, along with education policymakers, to highlight key initiatives and strategies the colleges are undertaking to further improve completion rates.
The opening session featured introductory remarks by CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis and Hagerstown Community College President Guy Altieri; and a presentation by American Association of Community Colleges President and CEO Dr. Walter Bumphus.
Dr. Bumphus summarized the work of AACC 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges’ Report: Reclaiming the American Dream: Community Colleges and the Nation’s Future. The report makes recommendations in three areas titled the “Three R’s”: Redesign Students’ Educational Experiences, Reinvent Institutional Roles, and Reset the System.
Dr. Bumphus then lead a panel discussion on examples of what Maryland community colleges are already doing in terms of the “3 R’s” and ways to enhance future efforts. Panelists included Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President, Montgomery College, and 21st Century Commission Member; Dr. Sharon Pierce, VP of Academic Affairs, Howard Community College, and FY 2013 Chair, Maryland Council of Community College Chief Academic Officers; Professor Jennifer Lara, Anne Arundel Community College, and 21st Century Commission Member; and Dr. Richard Midcap, VP Student Success & Enrollment, Chesapeake College, and FY 2013 Chair, Maryland Community College Chief Student Affairs Officers.
Following the opening session, concurrent best practices workshops were held. See the Summit program for a complete list of workshops. Those presentations available for PDF download are listed below.
Session 1 - Morning Workshops:
- #2: Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success: Pathway to Completion, Part 1
Presented by: Dr. Brad Stewart, Dr. Karen Roseberry, and Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, Montgomery College
- #4: Developmental Math Redesign at Hagerstown Community College
Presented by: Rebecca Kendrick, Carrie Hawbecker, and Richard Campbell, Hagerstown Community College
- #5: Course Redesigns for Developmental Algebra Courses
Presented by: Jenny Penniman and Guy Bunyard, Howard Community College
- #7: Promoting Completion and Degree Acceleration through AP-Dual Enrollment Partnership
Presented by: Dr. Richard Midcap, and Kathy Petrichenko, Chesapeake College; and Judy Berrang, Easton High School
- #10: Accelerated Health Care Program Design: Putting our Students onthe Fast Track to the Job Market
Presented by: Madelyn Danner, Daryl Lazaro Hawkins, Michelle Moulton, and Donna Rowan, Harford Community College
- #11: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Completion - The Incumbent Worker
Presented by Dr. Laura Weidner, Anne Arundel Community College
Session 2 - Afternoon Workshop Presentations (PDF Downloads):
- #18: Completion - with a BIG C or a little c: Moving ESL Students along the Completion Path
Presented by: Eileen Cotter, Montgomery College
- #21: Using English as a Predictor of Student Success in 100 Level Courses
Presented by: Bill Ekey and Avery Ward, Harford Community College
- #24: Learning to Earn - The Maryland Integrated Education and Skills Training Program (MI-BEST)
Presented by: Maryland Community College Association of Continuing Education and Training
Closing Session - Completion Rally:
Dr. Bernard Sadusky, Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges, introduced the college teams and addressed the colleges, giving closing remarks and direction for the upcoming year.