Wednesday, July 10th

  • 8:30 AM-5:30 PM

  • 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
    in Rooms 214 & 215

    W1: Technology-mediated Holistic Advising Supports Retention
    Technology-mediated Holistic Advising Supports Retention Mercer County Community College in New Jersey has transformed its organizational structure, business processes and mechanisms to create a new shared model of student success that focuses on identifying and serving student cohorts. This new model uses technology to better understand who their students are and develop flexible, dynamic structures to meet the ever-changing needs of their students and anticipate future trends. This session will review how it works, what technology is used, how it has exponentially increased our student outreach, challenges, benefits, and what's next.
  • 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
    in Room 213

    W2: Inclusive Excellence, Higher Education and Online Quality Assurance: Meeting the Needs of Learners with Disabilities in Virtual Instruction
    Patrick Guilbaud & T Christa Guilbaud
    Higher education institutions have been steadily expanding their online presence to meet the needs of learners who want flexible, convenient, and comprehensive access to post-graduate education and training (Frymier, Shulman & Houser, 1996; Lederman, 2018). At the same time, the number of students with disabilities pursuing post-secondary education and training has been steadily rising in the past few years (Betts, Cohen, Veit, Alphin Jr., Broadus & Allen, 2013) According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), (2016), 11% of undergraduates in both 2007–08 and 2011–12 reported having a disability. These students have visual, aural, kinesthetic, or psychological impairments. While many steps have been taken to address the needs of students with disability who take courses in the traditional campus, online courses and program offerings have not been adjusted to meet the needs of all students. Consequently, this workshop has been developed to explore, analyze, and apply theories, tools and practices to help faculty and professionals with the development and implementation of high quality, engaging, and user-friendly online courses that meet the needs and requirements of all students, and most specifically those with disabilities. Participants will take away a guide that provides illustrative steps to begin the process of implementing high quality and learner-centered programs that engage to all learners and are ADA-compliant.
  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    in Auditorium

    General Session & Opening Keynote with Michael Searson, Vice President, Shanghai Likeda Education Technology Group, China

Thursday, July 11th

  • 8:30 AM-4:15 PM

  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    in Auditorium

    General Session, Special Introduction by President Wang & Keynote with Sean Leahy: The future of learning in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    Sean Leahy
    The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), biotechnology, and computing have ushered us to the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The continued development of digital technologies is transforming the way we interact with knowledge and information, and communication. While the future may be unknown, and arguably unknowable, these challenges present an opportunity to explore the need of a futures studies approach to educational systems to prepare the next generation of educators to meet the new and yet to be identified workforce demands of the future
  • 10:00-10:30 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

  • 11:45 AM-12:45 PM

  • 12:45 PM-2:00 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Virtual Papers