Community College Summit Meet-Up

Concurrent Session 5

Brief Abstract

To extend the Community College Summit’s theme, “Teaching Inclusively: Connecting With All Learners,” join summit presenters and fellow attendees to reflect on and identify new possibilities and actions for teaching inclusively.  Come as you are to share an idea or two and take some new ideas home with you!

Participants will have multiple opportunities, using a variety of methods, to participate and contribute. 



Tina Rettler-Pagel is a Faculty member and Chief Online Learning Officer at Madison College, in Madison, Wisconsin. Tina holds a B.S in Education with an emphasis on Emotional Disabilities from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has an Ed.D. in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Tina has completed an Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Online Teaching Certificate, as well as participated in OLC's Institute for Engaged Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) in 2017. Her research interests include retention and persistence in the online classroom, the success of women of color in online learning spaces, women in higher education leadership and governance, digital equity, and community college approaches to teaching and learning. Tina's hashtags? #Mom #Partner #CommunityCollegeProud #OnWisconsin #A11yAdvocate #OnlineTeaching #Includer #Kindness #Connector #OnlineLearning #TechNerd #Resilience #StrongGirlsStrongWomen #Hockey #Fishing #AnythingSummer #JamMaker #Perseverance #SayYesToNewAdventures #ComeAsYouAre #StartWhereYouAre #ImpostorPhenomemon #Access
Marco is a licensed psychotherapist, substance use disorder, and trauma treatment specialist in the state of Wisconsin. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has over fifteen years of experience working in the behavioral health field as a case manager, clinician, clinical supervisor, mentor, consultant, program director, and faculty. In addition to his clinical experience, Marco is faculty and program director of the Human Services program at Madison College and most recently took on the role of Equity & Inclusion Faculty Director for the Institute for Equity and Transformational Change, a newly established unit within Academic Affairs charged with promoting, studying, and implementing equity-minded practices in curriculum and professional development. In addition to this professional experience, Marco informs his practice through his lived experience of exclusion in his educational journey.
Kate Grovergrys is a Spanish professor at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. In her current position, she has developed and taught introductory, intermediate and advanced Spanish courses in a variety of formats including face-to-face, hybrid, online and accelerated. Prior to teaching at Madison Area Technical College, Kate taught Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lourdes High School in Rochester, Minnesota. She holds a B.A. in Spanish from Valparaiso University in Indiana, and a M.A. in Spanish Literature & Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. In 2012, she became certified as an online instructor when she completed the E-learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate at UW-Stout. She is passionate about language teaching and enjoys fostering an engaging learning community in her classes.

Extended Abstract