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2014 Connections Conference


Tentative Schedule of Events

May 8-9, 2014
Seminole State College of Florida, Sanford/Lake Mary Campus
Orlando Marriott Lake Mary


Thursday, May 8, 2014
Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford/Lake Mary Campus
Concert Hall
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Registration
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Welcome & Logistics
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Florida College System Overview
Mr. Randy Hanna, Chancellor of the Florida College System
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. New K-12 Standards & Aligned Assessments in English, Language Arts and Mathematics
Mr. Vince Verges, Division of Accountability, Research, and Measurement
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Developmental Education Reform
Dr. Tamaria Williams, Division of Florida Colleges
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m Welcome Social at Orlando Marriott Lake Mary


Friday, May 9, 2014
Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 p.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. State Policy and Division of Florida Colleges Update
Ms. Kasongo Butler, Division of Florida Colleges
Ms. Abbey Ivey, Division of Florida Colleges
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions - High School to College Connections
Breakout topics will include:
  • Assessment of the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative
  • Math RISE
  • Dual Enrollment
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions - Meta-Major Advising and Programs of Study
Breakout topics will include:
  • Completion by Design
  • Predictive Model for Student Placement
  • Meta-Majors and Math Pathways
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions - Instructional Innovations
  • Senate Bill 1720 Study, Florida State University
  • MOOCs
  • Modularized Implementation
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closing

Dr. Julie Alexander, Division of Florida Colleges