Baylor Hosts Community College Faculty Conference Oct. 22

Oct. 21, 1999

Baylor University will host the sixth annual Community College Faculty Conference Friday, Oct. 22, with sessions held at various locations throughout the Baylor campus. The conference is sponsored by the Baylor School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the second floor lobby of the Bill Daniel Student Center. At 8:45 a.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room, Dr. James L. Williamson, The Fred Hale Professor of Education and chairman of the department of educational administration at Baylor, and Dr. Wallace Daniel, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will greet participants and present an overview of the conference.

The first general session will begin at 9 a.m., featuring Dr. Charles Weaver, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, who will speak on "Implications of Brain Research for the College Classroom."

The first breakout sessions will be held from 10 to 10:50 a.m. at various locations on campus. Dr. John Knue, lecturer in information systems at Baylor, and Greta Hacker, coordinator of video production and distance learning specialist at Texas State Technical College, will lead a session on "Using Two-Way Interactive TV to Prepare Teachers for Using Distance Learning" in room 139 of the Draper Academic Building. Ann Miller, master teacher and professor of English at Baylor, will speak on "Language: Its Precision and Power" in the Barfield Drawing Room. Dr. Rebecca Sharpless, director of the Institute for Oral History at Baylor, will speak on "Stories to Learn By: Oral History in the Community College Classroom" in the Houston Room on the third floor of the student center.

The second breakout sessions will be held from 11 to 11:50 a.m. Knue and Hacker will speak on "Preparing Students for Distance Learning" in Draper room 139. Dr. Tom Bohannon, assistant vice president for institutional research and testing at Baylor, will lead a session on

"Transfer Student Success at Baylor University" in the Baines Room on the second floor of the student center. Dr. Cindy SoRelle, division director of liberal arts programs at McLennan Community College, will speak on "Gender Communication in the Classroom and Beyond: What Have We Learned?" in the Houston Room.

There will be a noon lunch break in the Barfield Drawing Room with the second general session following at 1:10 p.m. Dr. Alan Rasco, program director for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Community and Technical Colleges Division, will give an "Update on the Last Texas Legislative Session and the Newest Federal Program Impacts" during the general session.

Afternoon breakout sessions will follow from 2:10 to 3 p.m., featuring Billie Peterson, associate professor and head of library outreach services at the Baylor University Libraries, who will speak on "Utilizing the Internet in the Classroom" in Draper room 139; Dr. Mical Rosenberger, postsecondary education/state occupational information coordinating committee, who will speak on "Modeling Twenty-First Century Skills for Your Students" in the Houston Room; and Mary Darden, coordinator of community programs at McLennan Community College, who will lead a session on "Wellness and Personal Enrichment Programming for Community College Faculty and Staff" in the Beckham Room.

From 3:10 to 4 p.m., the last breakout sessions will feature Dr. Kevin Barge, associate professor of communication studies at Baylor, who will speak on "How to Utilize Discussion in the College Classroom" in the Baines Room; Dr. Paul Illich, senior director of institutional effectiveness and planning at McLennan Community College, who will speak on "Using Data to Evaluate Faculty: Important Considerations" in the Beckham Room; and Kim Scott, director of campus recreation at Baylor, who will lead a tour of Baylor's new McLane Student Life Center.

For more information, contact Dr. Chester Hastings in the School of Education at (254) 710-6107.

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