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V4I2: 2021 NWCCU Annual Conference

Register Now for the 2021 NWCCU Annual Conference!

November 18-19, 2021

The two-day annual conference event, and two days of pre-conference workshops, will feature leaders in higher education, data, technology, and beyond. Discover innovative efforts in higher education, learn from subject matter experts, and hear panel discussions on emerging issues. Draft Agenda and Speakers bios are posted : check out the Annual Conference page.


Conference sneak peeks:

Scaling Corequisite Support as an Evidence-Based Approach to Transform Remediation for Student Success | Brandon Protas, Strategy Director with Complete College America. Elizabeth Cox Brand, Executive Director of the Oregon Student Success Center. Renee Davis, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at the Nevada System of Higher Education. Maxine Roberts, Director of Strong Start to Finish.

This session presents findings from the recent Complete College America (CCA) signature national report on corequisite support, No Room for Doubt: Moving Corequisite Support from Idea to Imperative, as well as a panel discussion with leaders from Strong Start to Finish, Nevada and Oregon who are currently scaling corequisite support. To give a national perspective, CCA will share learnings from their work and subsequent nationwide evaluation for scaling corequisite support in more than a dozen states. The focus on shifting policy, creating conditions for change, and implementing & refining proven strategies for student success are framed through an equity lens to understand the power and promise of corequisite support. The panel discussion will explore different policy and implementation approaches from Nevada and Oregon to achieve change statewide as well as the perspective of Strong Start to Finish, a national leader in developmental education reform. This session will be useful to higher education leaders to:

  • understand how corequisite support is part of college completion and equity agendas.
  • articulate through data and philosophical grounding why corequisite support is the best approach for colleges and universities to adopt at scale.
  • apply learnings from policy and implementation to inform changes they want to make in their own states.

Key Considerations at the Intersection of Digital Learning and Equity | Jessica Rowland Williams, Director of Every Learner Everywhere

Digital learning can be a catalyst for improving course outcomes for historically minoritized students, but courses and instructors also need awareness and tools to address the affective, interpersonal, and situational challenges that Black, Latinx, Indigenous, first-generation, and poverty-affected students experience. In this session, we share key considerations for faculty and institutional leaders using digital learning for transformation that centers equity and racial justice.

Digital Transformation in Higher Education | Maria Spies, Founder and Co-CEO of HolonIQ

This session explores digital transformation in higher education globally. As institutions around the world pivoted to online delivery during COVID, universities were thinking carefully about their own digital capabilities and making decisions to “buy, build or partner” for online. This session provides benchmarked results about digital capability using the Higher Education Digital Capability Framework and examples of how institutions are thinking about developing or partnering for online delivery.

Join the hundreds of higher education professionals already registered, and secure your place to learn more from our engaging speakers and interactive workshops on the value of utilizing data and measures to identify and close equity gaps.

Secure your spot now, registration closes on Veteran’s Day!


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