PATHWAYS TO EQUITY 2021 - VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March 16 – 24, 2021

Noon – 4:30 P.M. EST

Join the CCBA for four days of learning and engaging with the nation’s top CCB experts and higher education scholars including featured speakers Dr. Anthony Carnevale, Dr. Constance Carroll, Dr. Tonjua Williams, Dr. Chris Mullin, and Dr. Mark Milliron.

Dynamic content will be delivered Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March 16 – 24 with a focus on the latest CCB and baccalaureate pathways research, innovative programs, and successful initiatives.

We will also celebrate CCB student and alumni successes and enjoy interactive networking experiences including wine tasting, coffee and conversation, raffles, and more!

Don’t miss a moment – register today!

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

The Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) welcomes presentation proposals for the annual CCBA International Conference. Successful proposals will highlight how community college baccalaureate degrees impact the local/regional/national community including successes in developing programming and/or the challenges community colleges face when establishing CCBs that are designed as a means of closing the nation’s racial, ethnic, and economic gaps.

DAY ONE: Tuesday, March 16

  • Conference Opening 
  • Welcome from Host Sponsor, Seminole State College 
  • Featured Speaker Presentation: Dr. Constance Carroll, Chancellor, San Diego Community College District
  • Learning Sessions 1 
  • Break and Stretch with Dr. Ben 
  • Learning Sessions 2
  • Break and Networking Raffle 
  • Student Scholarship Award 
  • Learning Sessions 3
  • Day 1 Wrap-Up 

DAY TWO: Wednesday, March 17

  • Opening Welcome, Day 2 Preview 
  • Presidents’ Panel: led by Dr. Mark Milliron, Senior Vice President & Executive Dean of the Teachers College at Western Governors University
  • Learning Sessions 4
  • Interactive Networking and Wine Tasting Tutorial 
  • Learning Sessions 5
  • Break and Networking Raffle 
  • Student Scholarship Award 
  • Learning Sessions 6
  • Day 2 Wrap-Up

DAY THREE: Tuesday, March 23

  • Opening Remarks, Day 3 Preview
  • Learning Sessions 7
  • Featured Speaker Presentation: Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Tonjua Williams, President of St. Petersburg College, and CCBA President Dr. Angela Kersenbrock (use your complimentary Starbucks gift card to purchase your favorite beverage and join us for a casual conversation about the role of the baccalaureate in the community college). 
  • Break and Stretch with Dr. Ben 
  • Learning Sessions 8
  • Student Scholarship Award 
  • Learning Sessions 9
  • Day 3 Wrap-Up

DAY FOUR: Wednesday, March 24

  • Opening Remarks 
  • Learning Session 10
  • Break and Stretch with Dr. Ben 
  • Learning Session 11
  • Presentation of Pioneer Award 
  • Learning Session 12
  • Break and Networking Raffle 
  • Featured Speaker Presentation brought to you by Platinum Sponsor EMSI: Dr. Anthony Carnevale, Professor and Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
  • Conference Wrap-Up

Learning Session Topics to include (subject to change, additional topics announced weekly) 

  • Advancing Equity in Community College Baccalaureates: A research analysis to evaluate CCB degrees as a potential “equity imperative.”
  • Competency-Based Education (CBE) Program and Course Development: Explore course design, competencies, course policies, assessments, learning outcomes, online faculty/student interaction,and rubrics.
  • Applied Baccalaureate Degrees (AB) at Rural Colleges: Learn how these degrees serve the unique workforce demands of rural areas and explore the outcomes produced. Applicable for all service areas.
  • Building a True Career Pathway: Discover how articulated high school programs feed into certificates, then AS degrees, followed by the community college baccalaureate degree and into high demand careers.

CORPORATE SPONSORS

STRATEGIC EDUCATION PARTNERS

Lynn University | CCBA Educational Partner
Corporate Partners | University of Phoenix | Community College Baccalaureate Association
Community College Baccalaureate Association | WGU
American Sentinel University
Community College Baccalaureate Association | Queens University Belfast

2021 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Anthony Carnevale
Professor and Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Dr. Carnevale currently serves as Research Professor and Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, a position he has held since CEW was created in 2008. Between 1996 and 2006, Dr. Carnevale served as Vice President for Public Leadership at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). While at ETS, Dr. Carnevale was appointed by President George Bush to serve on the White House Commission on Technology and Adult Education.

Dr. Constance Carroll
Chancellor, San Diego Community College District

Dr. Constance M. Carroll has had a distinguished career in higher education. In 2004, she was appointed Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District, after eleven years of service as President of San Diego Mesa College.  The San Diego Community College District is composed of City College, Mesa College, and Miramar College, as well as a seven-campus Continuing Education division. With a total enrollment of 105,000 students per semester, the district is one of the largest community college districts in California and ranks sixth in the nation.

Dr. Tonjua Williams
President St. Petersburg College

Tonjua Williams, Ph.D., became St. Petersburg College’s seventh president on July 3, 2017. A St. Petersburg native, Dr. Williams began her tenure with the college in 1986, rising through the ranks in a variety of academic and administrative roles. Dr. Williams leads St Petersburg College, one of the first colleges in the United States to offer community college baccalaureate degrees. Today the college offers more than 19 baccalaureate degrees in workforce focused areas.

Dr. Chris Mullin
Strategy Director Of Data And Measurement

Christopher (Chris) Mullin, Ph.D., is the new strategy director of data and measurement for Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.

2021 PRESIDENTS' PANEL

Moderator: Dr. Mark David Milliron
Senior Vice President & Executive Dean of the Teachers College at Western Governors University

Dr. Mark David Milliron is an award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant who works with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. He serves as Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of the Teachers College at Western Governors University (WGU), a nonprofit online university founded by 19 U.S. governors more than 20 years ago.