No One to Waste: Why Developmental Education is Essential

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Event Date/Time: Apr 29, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 29, 2009
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No One to Waste: Why Developmental Education is Essential 29 April 2009 Online Dr. McCabe will review the circumstances that make an inclusive post-secondary education of critical importance to America. This will include: demographic changes; the changing nature of work; the impact of the global economy; high school to college transition issues; testing and placement issues; the role of Developmental Education working with seriously underprepared students and responding to the Obama team positions concerning community college education. Participants will: *Understand the context within which community colleges function, the importance to our country and key role of services for underprepared students; *Learn of successful practices in high school to college transition, including how to increase the percentage of students who enter college prepared academically; *Learn how changes in the nature of work are dictating the services that must be provided by community colleges. *Understand the issues, and possible solutions, involving services for seriously underprepared students. *Understand the implications of the Obama team role for community colleges. Who should attend? *Instructional and Student Services Deans *Instructors in DevEd courses *Administrators of DevEd programs *Non-DevEd program directors looking to retain first-year students *Administrators and others concerned with retaining first-year students *Skeptics of the value of DevEd programs *Student Success Specialists *Advisors and Counselors *Student Support Professionals *Anyone interested in improving retention rates for underprepared students Speaker: Robert H. McCabe is the former President Emeritus of Miami-Dade Community College, and Senior Fellow at the League for Innovation in the Community College and Executive Director of the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges. Dr. McCabe came to Miami-Dade Community College in 1963, during its third year of operation. There, he served as Executive Vice President for 10 years and District President for the remaining 16 years. During this time, he was responsible for planning the buildings on five campuses. He retired in 1995. Dr. McCabe has received over 50 awards and has been a member of more than 70 commissions and boards. These honors and recognitions include: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education; The College Board Medal for Distinguished Service to Education; the American Association of Community Colleges National Leadership Award; and Distinguished Fellow of the Educational Commission of the States. Since retiring from Miami-Dade Community College, he has published numerous articles and reports, as well as a video, What Should Trustees Know About Serving Underprepared Students? He currently serves on the board of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, as Chair of The Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Community, and as Director of the Bridge Partnership. Dr. McCabe earned his doctorate in community college leadership from the University of Texas. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Miami, Barry University and Florida International University. Enquiries: