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Fall Development Day - October 23, 2018

Development Day for faculty and staff is offered twice a year in the Fall and Spring Terms.


8:00 a.m. — 8:25 a.m.

Refreshments *Duncan Theatre/PSD108/CBP103

8:30 a.m. —
10:00 a.m.

Welcome & Innovation Program
Ava L. Parker, J.D., President
Dave Weber, Executive Director IRE
Dr. Jean Wihbey, VP, Workforce Development
Ken Libutti, Chief Information Officer

10:00 a.m. —
11:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Joanne Bashford
Achieving The Dream (ATD)

11:20 a.m.—
12:30 p.m.

World Café (modified)

Teaching & Learning

Engagement Communication

Strategy Planning

Policies & Practices

Leadership & Vision

Data & Technology


12:30 p.m.—
1:45 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

2:00 p.m.—
4:00 p.m.
Department Chair/Cluster Meetings
(see Cluster Room Assignments list)





           Development and Training circle

*Meet With Your Respective Division at the Location Listed Below

Academic Affairs - Duncan Theater (please bring your College ID to scan-in for attendance)

Student Services - Duncan Theater (please bring your College ID to scan-in for attendance)

Administrative Professionals - Duncan Theater  (Please see the Administrative Professionals Agenda for afternoon session information)

Business Services - PSD 108

Information Technology Services - CBP103

Institutional Advancement - Duncan Theater


Agendas and Map

Lake Worth Campus Auxiliary Services Hours
Bookstore - 8:00am -4:00pm
Cafeteria - 7:30am - 2pm
Dunkin Donuts - 7:30am-2pm

World Cafe Session Descriptions

Data/Technology (choose one group at 11:20 am -11:40 am or 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm)

There are two important aspects of the College’s capacity to use data and technology. One is the level of Institutional Research staffing and the technology necessary to automate and track results. The other is a College-wide culture of evidence – with data being used and applied to decisions at all levels. To support a commitment to the use of evidence in decisions that impact students, the College must have a capacity to collect, access, analyze and use data to inform decisions, and to use powerful technology to support student success. The college must have adequate staffing and professional development to effectively display, disseminate and apply data.

Engagement/Communication (choose one group at 11:20 am -11:40 am or 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm)

Improving student outcomes requires a shared vision and commitment to student success. To see the best outcomes for our students requires open and honest discussion within the College and the development of a common understanding by external partners. The creation of strategic partnerships with key external stakeholders, such as K-12, universities, employers and community- based organizations, and internal stakeholders across the institution to participate in the student success agenda and improvement of student outcomes.

Equity (choose one group at 11:20 am -11:40 am or 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm)

As we track student progress, we often find that while aggregate data may show progress overall, there may be gaps in student performance for groups of at-risk students. By looking at disaggregated data on student outcomes, we can identify gaps in planning. The examination of capacity in equity includes a look at the commitment, capabilities, and experiences of an institution to equitably serve low-income students, students of color and other at-risk student populations with respect to access, success, and campus climate.

Leadership/Vision (choose one group at 11:20 am -11:40 am or 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm)

College’s capacity for Leadership and Vision is demonstrated by a strong practice and expectation at all levels (President, Senior Administrators, Board members, Mid-level managers, Staff and Faculty) that decisions are based on evidence and the commitment to student success is consistent across the College. This capacity is supported by a clear and compelling vision that is widely understood and utilized to guide direction.

Policies/Practices (choose one group at 11:20 am -11:40 am or 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm)

We know that small pilots and isolated actions have little impact on moving the needle of student success. For full scale and institutionalization to take place, the college will need reforms that are supported by effective policy, procedure and practice change. This requires examining the institutional policies and practices that impact student success and the processes for examining and aligning policies and practices to remove barriers and foster student completion.

Strategy/Planning (choose one group at 11:20 am -11:40 am or 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm)

An important aspect of sustainable change is the reduction of silos and “initiative” thinking when planning reform. The College’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) reform cannot be separate from the College planning or strategic priorities. In the area of strategy and planning we view improvement across the College with the umbrella goal of student success. That overall strategic goal is then translated into defined goals and objectives and executing the actions to achieve them.

Teaching and Learning (choose one group at 11:20 am -11:40 am or 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm)

At the very heart of the improvement of student outcomes is what happens in the classroom. The College’s capacity for improving teaching and learning centers on the commitment to engaging full-time and adjunct faculty in examinations of pedagogy, meaningful professional development, and a central role for them as change agents within the institution. In support of the classroom environment and success is the College’s commitment to advising, tutoring, and out-of- classroom supports as well as restructuring developmental education to facilitate student learning and success.


General suggestions for future Development Days may be sent to Dr. Yohe or Dr. Barbatis


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