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1 Developmental Education Work Group Meeting Date: January 10, 2014 Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development

2 Welcome and Overview Elizabeth Cox Brand, CCWD Laura Hamilton, Steering Committee Billie Shannon, Steering Committee 2

3 Work Group Purpose The Oregon Developmental Education Workgroup, composed of representatives from all 17 community colleges, is charged with examining developmental education practices throughout Oregon and the United States and with making recommendations on the implementation of best practices that result in greater student success for students in Oregon. 3 3

4 Work Group Objectives To examine current developmental education policies and practices in Oregon, identify best policies and practices in Oregon and elsewhere in the United States and make recommendations on the implementation of best policies and practices in Oregon to ensure student success – To identify practices that can decrease time to completion (i.e., to degree, certificate or matriculation) – To identify practices that can decrease student attrition from point of placement test to completion – To identify strategies to decrease attrition and time to completion for subgroups of students (e.g., ABS and ESL students, GED recipients) – To identify state or community college policies that can promote student completion and decrease attrition 4 4

5 A Review: Peter Adams- ALP PLACEHOLDER: Will the video be played through the PPT, or separately? 5 5

6 A Review: Myra Snell- Path2Stats PLACEHOLDER: Will the video be played through the PPT, or separately? 6 6

7 Meeting Objectives To examine statewide and campus-specific participation and outcome data for public high school students in Oregon Community Colleges To examine innovative developmental education mathematics programs operating in Oregon community colleges To explore faculty engagement strategies and develop a list of frequently asked questions for use on campuses 7 7

8 Agenda 8 8 ActivityTime Welcome and Overview9:00am-9:30am Developmental Education Participation Rates and Outcomes of Oregon Public High School Students at Oregon Community Colleges 9:30am- 11:00am Break11:00am-11:15am The Emporium Model at Work in Oregon: An Approach to Teaching Mathematics 11:15am-12:15pm Break and Grab Lunch12:15pm-12:30pm Developmental Math Innovations at Blue Mountain Community College 12:30pm-1:30pm Faculty and Staff Engagement1:30pm-3:00pm

9 Developmental Education Participation Rates and Outcomes of Oregon Public High School Students at Oregon Community Colleges Jenni Newby, Steering Committee Michelle Hodara and Jacqueline Raphael, Education Northwest 9

10 Michelle Hodara, Education Northwest Dr. Hodara conducts research on policies and programs that improve high school to college transition and college access and success. She is a lead author of a number of published studies and working papers that focus on reforms to developmental education and other major issues affecting community colleges. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to attending Teachers College, Dr. Hodara was a special education teacher on the Zuni Pueblo Indian reservation and a developmental reading and writing instructor at University of New Mexico-Gallup. 10

11 Jacqueline Raphael, Education Northwest Ms. Raphael is lead for the Oregon CCR alliance and has extensive experience developing and delivering school improvement and professional development services. As manager of Education Northwest’s 6+1 Trait® Writing Program, she focuses on aligning the model with Common Core and other college and career-ready standards. She has conducted research on the relationship between Oregon high school students’ writing performance and referral to developmental writing and on the use of common rubrics in developmental writing. She holds an M.F.A. in writing from University of Arizona and a B.A. in English from Yale University. Previously, she served as research associate at Urban Institute. 11

12 Education Northwest Presentation Developmental Education Participation Rates and Outcomes of Oregon Public High School Students at Oregon Community Colleges 12

13 Break 13 Please return to your seats by 11:15am

14 The Emporium Model at Work in Oregon: An Approach to Teaching Mathematics Elizabeth Cox Brand Billie Shannon, Southwestern Oregon Community College Doug Nelson, Central Oregon Community College 14

15 Billie Shannon, Southwestern Oregon Community College After careers in elementary education and aerospace systems engineering, Billie joined the math faculty at SWOCC in She has been the lead for the math department for the last three years. Since spearheading the development of SWOCC’s math emporium in 2012, she has been the coordinator and software administrator for the Math Learning Center. 15

16 Doug Nelson, Central Oregon Community College Doug Nelson is in his 24th year of teaching post- secondary mathematics. Besides teaching at Clatsop Community College and Central Oregon Community College in Oregon, Doug taught at Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University. 16

17 The Emporium Model at Work in Oregon: An Approach to Teaching Mathematics 17

18 Lunch 18 Please return to your seats by 12:30pm

19 Developmental Math Innovations at Blue Mountain Community College Elizabeth Cox Brand Jim Whittaker, Blue Mountain Community College 19

20 Jim Whittaker, Blue Mountain Community College Jim Whittaker served as an Instructor (17 years) and Chair (10 years) of mathematics at BMCC and is currently Director of Institutional Research at BMCC. 20

21 Developmental Math Innovations at Blue Mountain Community College 21

22 Faculty and Staff Engagement Phil Gonring, Education First 22

23 Engaging Faculty and Staff in Development Education Redesign Initiative What faculty engagement challenges do you face back home? 23

24 Achieving the Dream Recommendations (Applicable to other Initiatives) Strategies: Begin by listening Involve faculty leaders from the start Reach beyond usual suspects Make sure data are relevant, user-friendly and non-threatening Find multiple ways to engage faculty and meet them where they are Close the loop! 24

25 Modified Reform Support Network Engagement Framework Knowledge – I know why. How do you build knowledge on your campus? Application – I apply that knowledge to my practice. How do you provide opportunities for faculty staff to apply knowledge to their practice? Participation – I act on that knowledge by participating in faculty/staff task forces. How do you provide opportunities for faculty staff to participate in redesign efforts? Leadership – I lead efforts to redesign developmental education How do you provide opportunities for staff/faculty to lead? 25

26 Building Knowledge by Creating a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document for the Initiative What questions do you think your colleagues will need answers for as you start to communicate your work with the Developmental Education Work Group? What questions do you think your colleagues will need answers to as you start/continue the work of redesigning developmental education on your campus? 26

27 Thank You! 27 Next Meeting: Friday, February 7 12:30-4:00 p.m.

28 255 Capitol Street NE Salem OR For additional information: Elizabeth Cox Brand Research and Communication Director Oregon Dept. of Community Colleges and Workforce Development Phil Gonring Principal, Education First Michelle Hodara Education Northwest Jacqueline Raphael Education Northwest Jim Whittaker Blue Mountain Community College


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