Increasing First-Year Student Engagement, Learning And Success In Community Colleges 
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The first year, indeed the first few weeks of the beginning semester of college, is a pivotal point in students' academic careers. Students whose first experiences are positive are more likely to persist toward their goals, whether that is a certificate, an associate degree, or transferring to a four-year institution. 
The National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition and The American Association for Community Colleges partnered to produce the monograph, Fulfilling the Promise of Community College: Increasing First-Year Student Engagement and Success-the first book to focus on this topic in more than 15 years. ( ) Contributors include leading experts, researchers and practitioners, who offer a compendium of demographic data, research, theories, and practical information that can be used to increase persistence and success for first-year community college students. Underprepared students are given particular attention, as the community college must address issues surrounding the gap between students' academic backgrounds and the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their goals. 
This complimentary webinar will share some of the findings and recommendations from the monograph and set the stage for an on-going webinar series from Innovative Educators that will focus on increasing learning, engagement and success for the increasing numbers of Community College students. 

This session provides an overview of ideas and models that can assist and support community college educators to create more accessible, unified, and effective first-year programs. It highlights the development of cross-discipline and cross-service interactions that will enhance efforts to promote and document student success. 
Who should attend? 
*College Presidents 
*Board of Trustee members 
*Vice-Presidents, Deans, and other key administrators in academic affairs and student affairs, enrollment management personnel 
*Advising directors/coordinators 
*Faculty teaching first-year courses 
*Members of community college campus committees and task forces seeking to enhance first-year student success 
Who are the speakers? 
Thomas Brown is a lifelong student and academic affairs educator with an impressive record of effectiveness in creating academic and student affairs programs that promote increased learning, achievement, and success. Tom served as Dean of Advising Services/Special Program at Saint Mary's College of California, was a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), and was chairperson of the Prelaw Advisors National Council. 

Tom Brown's work is based on an integration of theories, research findings, and practical experience that makes a real difference for individuals and institutions. As a nationally recognized author and expert in retention, academic advising, promoting the success of at-risk students, international education, and diversity/inclusivity training, he has served as a consultant to more than 350 colleges and universities in the US and abroad. Tom is currently Managing Principal of a consulting network that assists campuses to increase student success, build inclusive communities, and manage change ( 

Margaret C. (Peggy) King served as associate dean for Student Development at Schenectady County Community College (SCCC), where she provided leadership for the Division of Student Affairs and reported directly to the president. She directed the Academic Advisement Center and supervised Counseling and Career and Employment Services. Dr. King was a founding member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the first Association president who represented a community college. She has published, presented, and consulted widely in the field of academic advising and increasing student success, and is a leading expert on academic advising models and delivery systems. 

Patricia Stanley is the former president of Frederick Community College and served as the first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges in the U.S. Department of Education from 2006 to 2009. Prior to working in the Maryland-DC area, Stanley held a number of positions in California, including administrator for workforce development in the California Community College Chancellor's office, administrative dean at Orange Coast College, executive vice president at Cypress College, and executive director of the California Institute for Career Development. She is currently serving as Interim Vice-President for Academic affairs at Hawkeye Community College. 

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