Student Development Conference

The biennial New Directions in Student Development conference is a professional development program for practitioners of all levels in the field of Student Development from two-year community and technical colleges in the five-state region of the Southeast.

Agenda

2020 CONFERENCE

New Directions in Student Development

March 5-6, 2020

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Flora W. Tydings, Chancellor

The Tennessee Board of Regents appointed Dr. Tydings its chancellor, effective Feb. 1, 2017. She is chief executive officer of the College System of Tennessee – the state’s 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology.

Dr. Tydings led transformation of the TBR system into the unified community and technical college system envisioned by the Complete College Tennessee Act  and the FOCUS Act.  Working with the Board, she established Student Success and Workforce Development as the system’s mission and restructured the system office to achieve it – eliminating separate divisions for community and technical colleges and creating new Offices of Student Success, Economic and Community Development, and External Affairs, while bolstering the Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Policy and Research to ensure that programs and initiatives are data driven and evidence based.

She won Board approval for a new Warranty of Competency, guaranteeing that new graduates of technical programs can perform competencies identified in their program’s curriculum guide or be retrained free of charge.

She earned her Doctor of Education at The University of Georgia; her Master of Education at Mercer University, and her Bachelor of Science in Education at Georgia Southern University. She previously served as president of Chattanooga State Community College in Tennessee and Athens Technical College in Georgia.

 

March 5, 2020 CONFERENCE SESSIONS

10:30 AM-12:00 PM  CONCURRENT SESSIONS A

PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER: EFFECTIVE COLLABORATIVE WORK IN DUAL ENROLLMENT

Tameka Brown, Aimee’ Carter, John McGill and The SC Dual Enrollment Collaborative – Greenville Technical College, York Technical College, and SC Technical College System
ROOM 116C
This interactive session will help participants understand dual enrollment, effective partnerships, collaborative work across departments and divisions, and developing creative pathways. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with representatives of SC Tech’s Dual Enrollment Collaborative to learn best practices.

ETHICS IN EVERY DAY PRACTICE

Jennifer H. Brock – Midlands Technical College
ROOM 209C
This session will present an overview of Ethical Standards in Student Development Services as outlined by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS).

THE CARE PLAN: ADVISING, ENGAGING & RETAINING PRE-HEALTH CARE STUDENTS

Carol Paguntalan and Karla Gilliam – Piedmont Technical College
ROOM 219C
Advising pre-program health care students is complicated. PTC’s CARE Plan has had promising results in its first year, with increased persistence and retention. In this session, participants will learn about the elements of the CARE Plan, as well as data tracking enhanced by the use of Zogotech.

OK BOOMER! GENERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE!

Nancy Weber – Technical College of the Lowcountry
ROOM 222C
This interactive session will explore the joys and challenges of multi-generations in the workplace. How do you lead multiple generations? What can they learn from each other? Join this “seasoned” Boomer as she takes the audience through each generation. Lively discussion guaranteed!

1:15 PM-2:15 PM  CONCURRENT SESSIONS B

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE: ADVISING THE STUDENT VETERAN

Susan Russo – Lander University
ROOM 116C
The presenter, a military veteran, will focus on topics that may help engage student veterans, as well as difficult to discuss topics and how to approach them. Come and learn how to serve those who have served our country.

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DOCUMENTATION AND CASE MANAGEMENT TRENDS IN BIT & TITLE IX

Colleen Ryan – Maxient
ROOM 209C
This session will explore how, in the face of a changing legal landscape, Title IX and behavioral intervention teams are using robust documentation and data and analytics to tell the “story” of how their teams operate.

ON BECOMING A CAS DIVISION…

Dr. Chuck Morton – Greenville Technical College
ROOM 219C
Two years ago, Greenville Technical College embarked upon a journey to align its professional practices with the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). This session will highlight the development of a prescribed program review, the implementation and evolution of the action plan, and preparation for an external team review.

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“THE HUB” – A 360° VIEW OF STUDENT INFORMATION

Scott Harvey – Tri-County Technical College
ROOM 222C
With the upgrade to Banner 9, Tri-County Technical College implemented the Student Advising Profile with a twist. Making the profile the new “hub” for all relevant student information, Tri-County Technical College has been able to provide academic advisors and others a 360-degree view of its students.

​2:30 PM-3:30 PM  CONCURRENT SESSIONS C 

SYMPLICITY SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

Mark Eres and Jordan McDonald – Symplicity Corporation
ROOM 116C
Symplicity is a market-leading, student experience company providing comprehensive solutions that help colleges and universities better manage all aspects of student life. Symplicity’s campus-wide approach enables colleges and universities to increase employability outcomes, student engagement and rankings. Come and see how Symplicity can help your institution.

WE AGREE TO DISAGREE: RESPECTFUL PERSUASIVE DISCOURSE IN THE TECHNICAL
COLLEGE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND

Stacey Nichols – Aiken Technical College
ROOM 209C
In this session, attendees will participate in hands-on simulations of debate activities and come away with a toolbox of resources designed to hone students’ reading, writing, speaking, research, and critical thinking skills which will help lead toward a future of civil, well-reasoned discourse.

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THINKING STRATEGICALLY ON A DAILY BASIS

Dr. Chuck Morton – Greenville Technical College
ROOM 219C
Thinking strategically on a daily basis is imperative more today than ever before. In this day of accountability, educators must align their actions with the strategic plans of their respective institutions. The purpose of this session is to demonstrate how practitioners can do just that.

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MEET US AT THE CROSSROADS: LEADERSHIP VERSUS SUPERVISION

Rodney E. Adams, Joshua Harris, and Carlette Jones – Technical College of the Lowcountry
ROOM 222C
At times, the words leadership and supervision are used interchangeably. However, there is a difference between the two. Join these Student Services and TRIO professionals to hear their take on the differences.

3:45 PM-4:45 PM  CONCURRENT SESSIONS D

WORKING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Emily Fox – SC Technical College System
ROOM 116C
Have you ever been frustrated by a coworker? In this session we will talk about the ten types of people who you may interact with and suggestions on how to address the issues that can arise.

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HAVE YOU FILLED A BUCKET TODAY

Heather Hoppe – Horry-Georgetown Technical College
ROOM 209C
Each day provides opportunities to fill or empty others’ buckets of self-esteem. Do you spend your day filling others’ buckets? How do you react to having your own bucket emptied?

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FROM PRE-ACCEPTANCE TO POST GRADUATION: FIVE PARTNERSHIPS WITH TCTC’S
CAREER AND EMPLOYABILITY RESOURCES THAT INFLUENCE STUDENT SUCCESS

Glenda Waters and Lynn Smith – Tri-County Technical College
ROOM 219C
The Career and Employability Resources office of Tri-County Technical College has intentionally developed partnerships that allow us to reach and help students throughout their college experience. Come and learn how we work with five internal college departments to connect with students from their first campus visit through graduation and beyond.

AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE SCHOLARS INITIATIVE

Dr. Alecia Watt and Kia Keyton – Greenville Technical College
ROOM 222C
The African American Male Scholars Initiative (AAMSI) is a new program at Greenville Technical College designed to increase the persistence, retention, and completion rates for African-American males. If your institution is having a problem retaining African-American males, this is the session for you.

MARCH 6, 2020 CONFERENCE SESSIONS

8:30 AM-9:30 AM  CONCURRENT SESSIONS E

DO GOOD, FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS

Nick Ketaner – Midlands Technical College
ROOM 116C
This session will explain Do Good, Feel Good Fridays at Midlands Technical College. Do Good, Feel Good Fridays improve office morale, provide opportunities to support the community, and generate goodwill and brand awareness through volunteer work during business hours.

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APPLICANT COMMUNICATION PLANS IN A CRM-LESS WORLD

Nate Beardsley – Chattahoochee Technical College
ROOM 209C
Learn how CTC created a robust applicant communication plan without a CRM and discover some cost-effective ways to improve communication between your college and applicants.

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ACADEMIC COACHING: KNOWING WHEN TO HAND-HOLD, WHEN TO GIVE A GENTLE
PUSH, AND WHEN TO LIGHT THE FIRE

Jessie Long and Steve Coleman – Piedmont Technical College
ROOM 219C
This session will discuss coaching strategies, determining the correct approach, why it is okay to “hand-hold” at the collegiate level, and when you should push a student to put forth more effort.

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STOP HERO

Cindy Trimmier-Lee – Southern Wesleyan University
ROOM 222C
This session is designed to energize leaders as they continue to provide services to students.

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9:45 AM-10:45 AM  CONCURRENT SESSIONS F

GET THE EDGE AT TCTC

Mark Dougherty – Tri-County Technical College
ROOM 116C
Tri-County Technical College is in the fourth year of offering a holistic student engagement model, called the Leading EDGE Experience, which connects co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences with the curricular learning outcomes in the classroom. Come and learn more about this initiative and how it continues to evolve.

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ACCUPLACER FOR STUDENTS

Keith Henry – The College Board
ROOM 209C
Curious about ACCUPLACER? Wonder what’s on the test and how you can help students? Join this session to learn about the test, available practice resources for students, and more.

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CAS 101-EMPLOYING CAS IN STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES ASSESSMENT

Kaci Wilhite Greene – Midlands Technical College
ROOM 219C
This session will provide an overview of the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education, their professional standards, as well as how these standards can be used to evaluate service delivery and enhance student success.

MODERNIZING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE - GETTING RID OF THE PAPER!

Missy Perry and Jessie Estep – Piedmont Technical College
ROOM 222C
Students increasingly expect colleges and universities to provide services that are timely, responsive, and easily accessible. See how PTC’s Financial Aid and Student Records offices have utilized online forms and other tools to meet students’ expectations.

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11:00 AM-12:00 PM  CONCURRENT SESSIONS G

DRESS FOR SUCCESS! SCC’S CAREER CLOSET

Jennifer Little and Andi Moose – Spartanburg Community College
ROOM 116C
This session will describe the planning, implementation and success measures of Spartanburg Community College’s Career Closet. Participants will learn how to adapt this model to meet your institution’s needs.

“SEEING” OUR STUDENTS THROUGH THE CORRECT LENS

Crystal Ratliff – Aiken Technical College
ROOM 209C
To ensure student success and increase retention, it is vital that we, as educators, know our students and their needs.

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FLEX START PROGRAM AT GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Nicole Tallon and Robert Walker – Greenville Technical College
ROOM 219C
Beginning in Fall 2017, Greenville Technical College offered Flex courses that started four weeks after the regular semester which helped increase enrollment. This session will present the benefits and pitfalls to offering ten week courses within the traditional fourteen-week semester.

BEST-PRACTICES FOR COMPLIANCE

Dr. Eric Brown, Lane Goodwin, and Austin Floyd – SC Technical College System
ROOM 222C
The SC Technical College System is required to conduct civil rights compliance reviews for selected colleges and report outcomes to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), US Department of Education. This session will explain the Methods of Administration review process and compliance, as well as provide best-practices to ensure students receive equal access to educational programs, services and facilities.

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HOTEL INFORMATION

Hotel arrangements must be made separately from the conference registration. Our primary conference hotel will be the Inn on the Square. Rooms are on reserve at the following hotels. Please reference the Piedmont Technical College Student Development Conference when making your reservation. Rooms will be held through February 4. Please book early! 

Inn on the Square (Primary Conference Hotel)
Standard Rate: $119 + tax Executive Rate: $129 + tax
Amenities: free Wi-Fi and full breakfast.
Call (864) 330-1010 for reservations. 

Hampton Inn
Rate: $124 + tax
Amenities: free Wi-Fi and full breakfast.
Call (864) 388-9595 for reservations.

Holiday Inn Express
Rate: $124 + tax
Amenities: free Wi-Fi, fitness center, and full breakfast.
Call (864) 889-8900 for reservations.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
Rate: $124 + tax
Amenities: free Wi-Fi, fitness center, and breakfast buffet.
Call (864) 330-3300 for reservations.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open. | Registration Form

  • Early bird-$95 by February 14
  • Regular-$105 after February 14
  • Presenters-$85

Register 3 and get the 4th one FREE!

For questions or to be added to our mailing list, please contact Jennifer Fleming at fleming.je@ptc.edu or 864-941-8359.