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OLC Innovate Community College Summit 2019 – Exploring the Role of Online Learning in Social Mobility

About the Community College Summit

Community colleges have always been a critical vehicle for improving social mobility of underserved populations. This half-day event will invite you to engage with your community college peers to consider the role of online education within the mission of community colleges by re-imagining access and success in the context of real students. How might we leverage online learning and the collective knowledge of our community college peers to build bridges between college and the workplace, create a sense of belonging, design equitable experiences, serve rural populations and strive towards eradicating barriers to success? Join us!



7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast Juniper Foyer
8:15am - 8:30am Welcome / Opening Remarks Juniper A, B
8:30am - 9:10am Re-Imagining Success Panel
- Work-Based Learning
- Equity/Creating a Sense of Belonging Online (in the class and out)
Juniper A, B

Luke Dowden, Alamo Colleges District - Moderator

Haley Glover, Lumina Foundation

Michelle Pacansky-Brock, California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative, CVC/OEI-@ONE

9:15am - 10:00am Breakout Discussions Spruce 1, 2, 3
10:00am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 11:10am Re-Imagining Access Panel
-How the College Promise Movement is Changing the College Access Narrative
-Culture of Care
Juniper A, B

Tina Parscal, Colorado Community Colleges Online - Moderator

Rita Aguilar, Chief of Staff of the College Promise

Joe Garcia, President of Colorado Community College system, former President of WICHE
11:15am - 12:00pm Breakout Discussions Spruce 1, 2, 3


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 2019 registration fee. There is no additional registration fee to participate in the summit.


Committee Members

  • Michelle Pacansky-Brock, California Community Colleges, California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative, Committee Co-Chair
  • Kirstin Riddick, Northern Virginia Community College, Committee Co-Chair
  • Luke Dowden, Alamo Colleges District
  • Maria Fieth, MERLOT, SkillsCommons
  • Gerry Hanley, MERLOT, CSU Office of the Chancellor
  • Tina Parscal, Colorado Community Colleges Online
  • Cathy Russell, University of Arizona