OLC Innovate Community College Summit 2018

About the Community College Summit

Kickoff your OLC Innovate 2018 conference experience with a lively exchange amongst your colleagues and peers on the ways that community colleges are supporting the diverse needs of our learners within and beyond higher education.

This year, we are joined by U.S. Department of Labor projects (SkillsCommons and TAACCCT -Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grantees) to create interactive conversations focused on:

  • Affordable Learning Solutions
  • Storytelling
  • Expert Teaching

This summit is not your typical, sit-and-get type of session. Rather participants will engage in a series of collaborative reflections within a shared, interactive document. Scribes at separate tables will write down the ideas shared at the table, and these ideas will be available to you at the end of the summit.  Come ready to create new knowledge with your colleagues and share innovative approaches to breaking down barriers to student success.

The SkillsCommons team will provide additional hands-on workshops open to all where you can immediately benefit from the tools and techniques that are freely available for adoption by you and your institution.



7:30am - 8:00am Breakfast and Networking Ryman A/B/D/E
8:00am - 8:30am Welcome Remarks Ryman A/B/D/E

- Michael Torrence (Tennessee Board of Regents – Volunteer State Community College)
- Russ Deaton (Tennessee Board of Regents)
- Cathy Russell (University of Arizona & Lone Star College)
8:30am – 9:00am Affordable Learning Solutions
Ryman A/B/D/E

- Gerry Hanley (California State University/MERLOT)
9:00am – 9:45am Affordable Learning Solutions - Collaborative Ideation/Table Talk Challenges Ryman A/B/D/E
10:00am – 10:30am Networking Break
Ryman Hall B1-B3
10:30am - 11:00am StoryTelling and Growing Expert Instructors Ryman A/B/D/E

- Maria Fieth (California State University & SkillsCommons) - Moderator
- Nicolette van der Lee (University of Hawaii Maui College) - Storytelling Expert
- Brenda Perea (Credly) - IE2EI Expert
11:00am – 11:30am Collaborative Ideation Challenges Ryman A/B/D/E
11:30am - 11:45am Scheming Time, Applying StoryTelling and Expert Teaching in Your Setting Ryman A/B/D/E
11:45am - 12:00pm Wrap-Up and Summarize Ryman A/B/D/E
12:00pm - 12:45pm Join the OLC Innovate conference for Welcome lunch Tennessee Ballroom
OLC Innovate 2018 Conference General Schedule
OLC Innovate Community College and TAACCCT Tagged Sessions


All attendees wishing to attend the Community College (CC) Summit should indicate that they plan to participate in the CC Summit when prompted during the registration process. The CC Summit option is included in your
OLC Innovate 2018 registration fee. There is no additional registration fee to participate in the summit.