Community College Summit - Panel Two: Creating a Road Map for Student Success

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Based on the ideas captured in the interactive documents by the scribes, panelists will weave together the effective practices created by the participants into a cohesive road map for student success.  The panelists will contextualize the solutions generated in the documents into a series of actionable plans that participants can make use of in their own educational practice.  Participants will submit live questions to the panelists using, and can vote up questions that they’d like to have answered first. The panel will conclude with an open mic where participants can share how they plan to promote student success through their findings in the summit.



Frances Villagran-Glover has over 25 years in higher education and is the Dean for Learning and Technology Resources and Interim Director for the Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Northern Virginia Community College. Frances enjoys collaborating with faculty and students in transforming the student engagement experience and reimagining the possibilities of academic support via technology. Frances and her USMC husband of thirty years live in Woodbridge, Virginia. They are proud parents of seven children, aka the A-Team.
Dr. Samuel has a breadth and depth of technology experience first with competency-based, hardware, network, and application certification education and later in higher education. Shortly after receiving her PhD with a focus on Education Technology, she became the Director of Faculty and Staff Development at Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA. She has been the Dean of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology at Delgado Community College since Fall 2014. Her interests are in technology adoption and motivational strategies to promote student learning and completion. Education is the overarching theme from a lifetime of work including public, private, and corporate education. As an advocate of game theory for learning, testing for learning, and brain theory for learning, Jeanne seeks opportunities to apply these areas of study to different learning situations.
Leslie Kennedy, Ed.D., Director, Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) at the CSU Office of the Chancellor provides strategic planning and project and vendor management in support of AL$ initiatives and leads a number of campus and system-wide collaborations. Previously, Leslie served as the director of instructional technology support services at CSULB, engagement and user community relations manager for WebCT, and was tenured faculty at Fullerton College. She has an MA in Linguistics and a second Masters in Online Learning and Teaching. Her doctorate is in educational leadership in higher education with a focus on supporting mainstream faculty adoption of instructional technologies. Her work and education background includes a unique combination of relevant vendor experience, project management of diverse academic technology projects and teams, and first-hand experience as a faculty member which enables her to provide vision and guidance to AL$.
Ms. Johnson has been the Director of River Parishes Community College’s Library since 2006 and the E-Learning Coordinator since 2002, which includes membership in the Louisiana Community and Technical College System’s (LCTCS) E-Learning Workgroup. She has administered Blackboard, Moodle, and now Canvas for the College and is responsible for providing and/or coordinating faculty and student training regarding online learning. She is a collaborator on a recent Board of Regents grant award that provides Quality Matters course design training for faculty and is Co-Chair of the RPCC Online Course Review Committee. She is a QM Certified Reviewer and is a QM designated “Applying the QM Rubric” Workshop Facilitator. She is an ongoing member of the College’s SACSCOC Accreditation Team, is a past Chair and current Member at Large of the LOUIS Executive Board, which governs LOUIS: Louisiana Library Network, the academic library consortium in Louisiana with 46 member libraries. Prior to entering Academia, she worked in retail, publisher sales, and as a Project Manager (Telephony Division) at the Louisiana Department of Telecommunications Management. She also likes cats.

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