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Classroom Models that Promote Persistence and Retention – A Professional Development Event

On Tuesday, January 17, Title III and Academic Foundations will sponsor the professional development event “Classroom Models that Promote Persistence and Retention.”  Two experts in the field will be on campus to address important topics such as Underlying Assumptions about Learning, the Meaning of Academic Literacy, Models of Acceleration, and What This All Means for Faculty Who Teach Gateway and Other Courses.

Dr. Donna McKusick is the former dean of developmental education and special academic programs at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC).  Dr. McKusick conceptualized and implemented the accelerated learning program (ALP) at CCBC, which is now practiced in over 200 colleges across the country.  Currently, she is an Achieving the Dream data coach working with two SUNY community colleges.  Jesse Kiefner is an assistant professor of math and serves as the director of CCBC’s accelerated math program (AMP).

The entire College community is invited to join us on Tuesday, January 17 from 10:30 am – Noon in Brighton Campus Building 8-300.  English, mathematics, and transitional studies faculty are invited to lunch and discipline-specific breakout sessions from noon-2:30 pm.  Please save the date!   

Ebony Caldwell and Renee Dimino
Title III and Academic Foundations