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  ECS National Forum Post-Forum Sessions
  
Friday, July 8, 2011
2:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Leveraging State Investments in Remedial Education (session #350)
Welcome Remarks

PARTICIPANTS
Mike Collins
Michael Collins, Program Director, Jobs for the Future, Massachusetts
Joe Garcia
Hon. Joe Garcia, Lieutenant Governor and Executive Director, Colorado Department of Higher Education, Colorado
Bruce Vandal
Bruce Vandal, Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development Institute Director, Education Commission of the States, Colorado
  
Friday, July 8, 2011
2:15 PM — 3:30 PM
The Real Story of Remedial Education (session #351)
This session will explore the role of remedial education can and should play in state efforts to increase college completion. We will explore who is to "blame" for remedial education, what are the real costs and how state policymakers could construct a public dialogue in their state around increasing the success of students in remedial education.

PARTICIPANTS
Thomas Bailey
Thomas Bailey, Director, Community College Research Center, Teachers College Columbia University, New York
Tara L. Parker
Tara Parker, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Massachusetts
Uri Treisman
Uri Treisman, Professor of Mathematics and Executive Director, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas
Jane Wellman
Jane Wellman, Executive Director, National Association of System Heads, District of Columbia
  
Friday, July 8, 2011
3:30 PM — 5:00 PM
Successful Remedial Education Reform Strategies (session #352)
This session will look at how states and systems can develop comprehensive strategies that will increase the college success of students who enroll in developmental education.

PARTICIPANTS
Treva Berryman
Treva Berryman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Tennessee Board of Regents, Tennessee
Gretchen Schmidt, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Virginia Community College System, Virginia
Shanna Smith Jaggars
Shanna Smith Jaggars, Senior Research Associate, Columbia University, New York
  
Friday, July 8, 2011
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Building the Next Generation of P-20 System Alignment (session #355)
Getting agencies to work together is tough business, and state-level P-20 councils have been accused (rightly or wrongly) of window-dressing. This session will explore the following questions: What is a truly P-20 system? What are the benefits of establishing such a system? Is the creation of a P-20 council necessary? What are the key leverage points to make a genuine P-20 system a reality in your state?

PARTICIPANTS
Jennifer Dounay Zinth
Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Senior Policy Analyst, Education Commission of the States, Colorado
Matt Gianneschi
Matt Gianneschi, Deputy Executive Director, Colorado Department of Higher Education, Colorado

Sherri Killins, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, Massachusetts
Michael D. Usdan
Michael Usdan, Senior Fellow, The Institute for Educational Leadership, District of Columbia
Richard Westerberg, President, Idaho State Board of Education, Idaho
  
Saturday, July 9, 2011
7:30 AM — 8:00 AM
Leveraging State Investments in Remedial Education (Invitation Only) (session #410)
Continental Breakfast

If you are interested in attending this Invitation Only session, please contact Bruce Vandal, Director of Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development at bvandal@ecs.org.

PARTICIPANTS
  
Saturday, July 9, 2011
8:00 AM — 9:30 AM
The Common Core Standards & Remedial Education Reform (Invitation Only) (session #415)
The Common Core Standards are viewed as a key strategy for reducing remedial education rates and increasing college readiness. This session will explore how K-12 education and postsecondary education can begin to leverage the standards to make immediate improvements in college readiness.

PARTICIPANTS
Sharmila Conger, Senior Policy Analyst, SHEEO, Colorado
Judith Bilsky, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Success, Florida Department of Education, Florida
Hon. Carl Rollins, Chair, House Education Committee, Kentucky House of Representatives, Kentucky
  
Saturday, July 9, 2011
9:45 AM — 11:00 AM
Improving Assessment - Concurrent Session (Invitation Only) (session #420)
PARTICIPANTS
Don Pitchford, Southwest Region Postsecondary Consultant, ACT, Inc., Texas
Jonell Sanchez, Senior Director, The College Board, New York
Shanna Smith Jaggars
Shanna Smith Jaggars, Senior Research Associate, Columbia University, New York
  
Saturday, July 9, 2011
9:45 AM — 11:00 AM
Innovations in Instructional Delivery - Concurrent Session (Invitation Only) (session #425)
PARTICIPANTS
Peter Adams, Director, Accelerated Learning Project, The Community College of Baltimore County, Maryland
Elaine Delott Baker
Elaine Delott Baker, Senior Counsel to the Provost, Community College of Denver, Colorado
Treva Berryman
Treva Berryman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Tennessee Board of Regents, Tennessee
  
Saturday, July 9, 2011
9:45 AM — 11:00 AM
Increasing Accountability & Getting Results in Remedial Education (Invite Only) (session #430)
PARTICIPANTS
Richard Rhoda
Richard Rhoda, Executive Director, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Tennessee
Jane Wellman
Jane Wellman, Executive Director, National Association of System Heads, District of Columbia
Jan Yoshiwara, Deputy Executive Director of Education, Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges, Washington
  
Saturday, July 9, 2011
11:15 AM — 12:00 PM
What Legislators Can Do To Impact Remedial Education (Invitation Only) (session #435)
The closing session will explore how state legislators can take action to increase the college success of students who are currently being placed in remedial education.

PARTICIPANTS
Hon. Keith King, Senator, Colorado Senate, Colorado
Hon. Johnnie Roebuck, Representative, Arkansas House of Representatives, Arkansas

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