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2012 Connections Conference


Tentative Schedule of Events

April 12-13, 2012
Santa Fe College


Thursday, April 12, 2012
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Registration
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Welcome & Logistics
Speaker - Julie Alexander, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Division of Florida Colleges, Florida Department of Education
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. DEI Redesign Project Grant Models - Panel Discussion
Learn how colleges are experimenting with exciting new approaches to modularize the delivery of developmental education. DEI RPG Teams/Leads, Facilitator: Dr. Shanna Autry, Coordinator of Academic Program Support, Florida Department of Education
5:30 - 5:45 p.m. Break
5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Randy Hanna, Chancellor, Division of Florida Colleges, Florida Department of Education
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Welcome Social

Friday, April 13, 2012
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast (Breakfast provided)
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. National Trends in Developmental Education
Speaker - Dr. Bruce Vandal, Education Commission of the States
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. State Policy & Division Update
Speaker - Julie Alexander, Interim Vice Chancellor, Florida Department of Education
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Breakout Session #1 Topics
  • College Readiness Indicator
  • P.E.R.T.
  • High School College Success/Readiness Courses - Mathematics
  • Completion by Design - Miami Dade College
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 - 12:00 p.m. Team Talk
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch (Lunch provided)
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Breakout Session #2 Topics
  • Statway Roundtable - Miami Dade College, Valencia College, Tallahassee Community College
  • PARCC/CCSS - Achieve
  • High School College Success/Readiness Courses - Language Arts
  • TBD
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Wrap-up & Farewell