Skip Navigation Links
Call for Sessions
Hotel and Travel
Pre-Conference Workshops
Showcase Sessions
Conference Preparation Webinars
Student/Alumni Participation
Keynote Speakers
Conference Agenda
Frequently Asked Questions

 Conference Preparation Webinars 

AACC is pleased to host the following webinars in preparation for the 2017 ATE Conference. Recordings and slides of all webinars are available for download below following the live events.

WEBINAR: Increasing Student Achievement and Completion Rates through Undergraduate Research at Two-Year Colleges

Thursday, September 28, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

To register for the Increasing Student Achievement webinar, click here.

Description: Community colleges are successfully using the high impact practice of undergraduate research (UR) to increase student achievement and completion rates.  The Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI), as a leader in this effort, has engaged more than 40 partner institutions to develop and implement course-based undergraduate research experiences for students. Over the past decade, CCURI has developed an innovative UR model that addresses the unique needs of community colleges, and addresses challenges such as heavy teaching loads, lack of funds, and the need for professional development. In this webinar, faculty and administrators from CCURI partner institutions will discuss proven strategies for the successful development and implementation of UR, and share impactful data on the resulting student success outcomes. 

Presenters: James Hewlett, Executive Director, CCURI and Director, Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing, Finger Lakes Community College, NY; Ashley Hagler, SPARC3 Director, Director of Undergraduate Research, Gaston College, NC; Darren Mattone, Professor of Biology and CCURI Co-PI, Muskegon Community College, MI; John Selmon, Provost, Muksegon Community College, MI; Heather Woodson, Dean, Gaston College, NC.

WEBINAR: Orientation to the ATE Conference for First-Time Attendees

Thursday, September 7, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

To view a recording of this webinar, click here.
To download the webinar slides (PDF), click here.

Description: The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Principal Investigators Conference, co-sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges and the National Science Foundation (NSF), is a national professional development and networking event for ATE project and center grantees and their project partners. The conference is by invitation only and brings together approximately 800 people—representing NSF ATE grants from across the country—to focus on the critical issues related to STEM technician education. This webinar serves as an orientation to the conference and highlights why you and your ATE grant team should attend, what you can expect, how you can best prepare to participate in the required showcase sessions, and how you can maximize your time to get the most out of the conference and its many networking opportunities,

Presenters: Elaine Craft, Principal Investigator, Mentor-Connect; Ellen Hause, Program Director for Academic and Student Success, AACC


WEBINAR: Engaging with Legislators - Sharing the Impact of the Community College Role in STEM Technician Education and Workforce Development

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

To view a recording of this webinar, click here.
To download the webinar slides (PDF), click here.

Description: The annual ATE Conference is taking place on October 23-25, 2017 in Washington, DC—and as the conference ends on a Wednesday this year, conference participants have the unique opportunity to plan visits to engage with their legislators to share the impact of their important contributions in preparing STEM technicians for the U.S. workforce. Congressional members and their staff meet with constituents every day. Visiting a Congressional member provides a personal touch, an opportunity for questions, and immediate feedback. Join AACC's Associate Vice President for Government Relations, Jim Hermes as he shares insights on effective techniques for communicating and arranging for visits with members of Congress and their staff. In addition, he will discuss some of the do's and don'ts involved in getting your message to the right people on Capitol Hill and guidelines for conducting an effective meeting.

Presenter: Jim Hermes, Associate Vice President for Government Relations, AACC



Home | Site Map | ©2017  American Association of Community Colleges
 One Dupont Circle, NW | Suite 410 | Washington, DC 20036 | Ph: 202.728.0200 | Fx: 202.833.2467 | | |