9:00 AM

April 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM to April 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Education innovation. It’s how we, as a community, continue to thrive in this rapidly changing learning environment. It’s how we respond to, revolve around, and guide student success and satisfaction. Whether embracing emerging tech, incorporating intelligent learning management systems, or designing blended classrooms, now more than ever it is imperative that academic leaders, faculty, and administrators alike come together to ensure that our pedagogies are progressive, organic and continually break new ground.

Education Reimagined: A Joint Conference Presented by OLC and MERLOT

Advancing education innovation requires continuous visionary leadership from all disciplines. And that’s why we’re inviting you to join us in Nashville this coming April. Together we will challenge our teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience, and ideate on how disruptions in education today will shape the innovative classroom of tomorrow.

At OLC Innovate, we will conduct a series of engaging hands-on workshops aimed at fostering organic interactions and collaborative cross-disciplinary problem solving. Together we will build new foundations for stronger, better higher education environments. And because innovation scales best when ideas are shared, our work sessions will explore emerging technologies and adapted teaching behaviors aimed at informing policy, inspiring leadership, and evolving practice at all levels impacting institutions, universities and colleges. Advancing education innovation begins with you. And it all starts at OLC Innovate. Please be there. Nashville, April 2018.

1:30 PM

April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to April 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM

General Information

This two-day summit is designed to take colleges beyond simply reaching incarcerated and formerly incarcerated college students and into the future as we achieve a shared vision of quality and sustainability. Since 2015 we have reached more of these students than ever before, and we are ready to focus on quality, student support, degree completion, job attainment, and transfer. Topics will cover emerging issues ranging from trauma responsiveness, to technology in custody, to new funding for on-campus efforts. Participants will engage with campus presidents, corrections representatives, students and graduates, private foundations, and representatives from outside the system who can be our partners as we support these students to graduation. Sessions will be designed to result in concrete movement toward a shared goal, delving into details and strategies that you can take back to your campus. This event is being planned in cooperation with the Renewing Communities initiative.

Who Should Attend?

Colleges that are currently working with incarcerated or formerly incarcerated students are encouraged to send faculty and staff leading the efforts on campus, including Program Directors, Program Managers, Counselors, Vice Presidents of Instruction and Student Services, Deans, and coordinators for student equity. Both CTE and non-CTE faculty should attend if they are actively involved with these students on their campus. Colleges not yet doing the work, but that are interested in building efforts on their campus, should send staff or faculty who would be leading the efforts on their campus.

Please review the agenda to determine whether to choose both days or only Day 2 of the summit.

Workshop Schedule/Registration/Cost

Registration is required through Eventbrite. There is a $125.00 per person registration fee for attending. Registration includes Networking Reception on day one and full breakfast and lunch on day two. Participants are responsible for travel and any parking costs.

4:00 PM

April 19, 2018 - 4:00 PM to April 21, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Our ​annual ​conference ​is ​designed ​to ​unite ​Latina ​students ​and ​professionals ​of ​the ​California ​Community ​Colleges ​to ​promote ​their ​leadership, ​success, ​and ​personal ​development. ​ ​Our ​theme ​this ​year ​is ​"El ​Poder ​de ​la ​Mujer ​Latina: ​Impacting ​Equity, ​Diversity ​and ​Social ​Justice ​in ​Higher Education". ​ 

This ​event ​has ​sold ​out ​almost ​every ​year ​so ​please ​register ​as ​soon ​as ​possible. ​

7:00 AM

April 20, 2018 - 7:00 AM to April 21, 2018 - 4:00 PM
More information to be posted as it becomes available

12:00 PM

April 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM to April 22, 2018 - 12:00 PM
The Spring Conference is held in April and highlights advocacy. While we wish that politics did not play a role in education, we know that having effective advocacy in Sacramento, a well-informed membership, and local Boards of Trustees who support our faculty and students are critical to our success. At this conference, we also highlight our “We Honor Ours” (WHO) Awards winners. This is a special program which honors our own local and state union leaders.

3:00 PM

April 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM to April 22, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Build on your expertise, enhance your understanding of governance, and strengthen your role as a board professional. Held in conjunction with AGB’s National Conference on Trusteeship, the Workshop for Board Professionals is open to those professionals in higher education who staff boards of trustees in roles such as assistant to the president, general counsel, secretary of the college, assistant secretary of the board, vice president, and chief of staff.

A planning committee of board professionals—led by committee chair Carrie Warren formerly of Metropolitan State University of Denver and vice chairs Denise Nelson Nash of Scripps College and Tina Holloway of the University of Texas System—developed the program. This year, for the first time, the committee solicited proposals for sessions. The program is comprised of concurrent and plenary sessions, roundtables, reception, and various social networking activities to ensure that the program delivers support, information, and professional growth to those in the profession.

Topics include:
-Confronting difficult issues on campus like freedom of speech
-Enhancing the role of the board professional
-Selecting the right board portals and technology for your board
-Aligning foundation and institution governing boards
-Becoming an effective leader as a board professional
-Board basics—from orientation to committee meetings
-Speed mentoring

Also, to help guide participants through the program, AGB recommends various tracks for identifying the sessions that may be of interest to you.

Board Professional Fundamentals: These sessions cover topics on some of the basic functions and responsibilities of the board professional role.

Strategic Issues: These sessions cover topics related to some of the big strategic issues facing many colleges and universities.

Influencers: These sessions address the ways in which board professionals can be influential and offer thought leadership in dealing with some of the institution’s biggest issues and opportunities.

Institutionally Affiliated Foundations: These sessions cover topics on fundraising, development, and the relationship between an institution and its affiliated foundation.

Technology and Innovation: These sessions address technology-oriented questions, innovations, and strategies to enhance the work of the governing board and staff.

Preparing for Change: These sessions address topics related to preparing for moments of major institutional change.

Attendees are also encouraged to attend the National Conference on Trusteeship with their board members and institutional leaders.