Campus Redesign For Student Success: Innovative Technology, Adaptive Learning & Growth Mindset
Recently, research was undertaken into three award-winning community colleges to understand the interplay of an institution’s vision, its leaders’ behaviors, strategic planning, and the use of data to impact student success. This study identified five key areas: shared vision and communication, creating a culture of evidence, actioning innovation and initiative, accountability, and passionate and purposeful people. These areas will be explored as they relate to a case study which implemented these five key areas.
In August 2014, Austin Community College launched a new campus that overhauled the idea of a college campus, introduced cutting-edge technology, and overhauled a core curriculum using adaptive learning. This discussion will describe the process of successfully creating innovation by inculcating personal connections and the growth mindset in the landscape of higher education and provide insights on how participants may lead change in their own institutions. This session will provide insight and discussion on how participants may lead similar initiatives in their own institutions, including how to: leverage new types of learning environments to increase student success, incorporate curriculum redesign for adaptive learning, and experience the new opportunities available through collaborative and inter-departmental partnerships.
- Describe the concept of “collective genius” and how it can drive innovation in education (Please note “collective genius” is a concept developed by Linda Hill)
- Discover the commonalities in vision, leadership behaviors, use of data, and strategic planning among three award-winning colleges that contributed to an organizational culture that led to the improvement of student success
- Examine how to create a modern learning environments and a sense of community that inculcates a growth mindset
- Explore “experimenting” in curriculum redesign for innovation, including the use of adaptive learning
- Investigate how changing learning environments can increase student engagement and retention
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Faculty (full and part-time)
- Dean of Instruction
- Department Chairs
- Any educator interested in increasing student engagement and persistence
"Instead of requiring change, we encourage a community which inspires change and innovation"
Stacey Güney - As of 8/1/16, Stacey began a new adventure in northern Colorado as the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for Aims Community College focusing on Online Learning, Accreditation, Institutional Research, Assessment, Faculty Development, and Grants. Prior to this, she was the Director of the ACCelerator at the Highland Campus of Austin Community College – the world’s largest “learning emporium” where she was responsible for the integration of all college departments. On September 9, 2015, during her introduction of President Obama and his announcement of the creation of the College Promise Advisory Board, Dr. Jill Biden mentioned her visit to Austin Community College and describes the ACCelerator as an example of how best to use new technology to further the community college mission. She later extended a personal invitation to a student that she met on that visit to be her guest at the State of the Union address!
The ACCelerator is part of the first phase of the conversion of the former Highland Mall which is revitalizing an Austin landmark, an area rich in history, with a focus on expanding access to higher education, improving student success, and training an elite workforce to help regional businesses grow. The first phase, the former JCPenneys, open in the Fall of 2014 and includes the use of technology in order to facilitate targeted instruction and student services to create a personalized and modularized approach for students. The immersion of student services throughout all aspects of this new environment results in a state-of-the art center for innovative learning, training excellence, and community engagement. It has already served over 17,000 unique students in over 250,000 visits! The ACCelerator was named a finalist for the 2016 Bellwether Award in the Instructional Programs & Services (IPS) category from over 1,000 entries. In addition, the project was awarded the 2015 Campus Technology Innovators Award for IT Infrastructure & Systems and is also a finalist for a 2016 University Business Innovation Award. It was a project that allowed for the integration of both the academic and student services and the inculcation of academic coaching with a focus on a growth mindset. One of the greatest areas of success for students in the ACCelerator, was the elimination of the equity gap.
Stacey holds an undergraduate degree in Math, Physics, and English from Greenville College, a Masters of Science in Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and a PhD in Learning Technologies from the University of North Texas.
Dr. Deborah Kish, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Aims Community College, is a strong supporter of instructional innovation and teaching/learning excellence. Deborah holds an Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Secondary Social Science Education from Florida State University and a Masters of Business Administration and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida. She earned her Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership from The Roueche Graduate Center at National American University. Her doctoral research titled, Understanding Excellence Through and Examination of Shared Vision, Leadership Behaviors, Strategic Planning, and the Use of Data at Three Award-Winning Two-Year Institutions, focuses on organizational culture similarities in high-performing institutions. Deborah’s experience includes more than a decade of law practice in Florida and Colorado representing both individuals and corporations, working as the Director of Academic Affairs at the Wyoming Campus of the University of Phoenix, and serving as the Associate Dean to the Chief Academic Officer at Aims Community College. Her work is grounded in the principles of access and success for all students, providing rigorous and relevant curriculum, and striving for excellence. Deborah’s 18 years of diverse professional service and education has forged her leadership with a wealth of knowledge in business practices and higher education that gives her an understanding of national and regional trends that she draws upon in her service to the college. She has a firm grasp on the challenges and barriers to access to higher education and students’ success, particularly with student completion. Deborah brings her creativity and unique ability to cultivate grassroots change efforts to Aims Community College to advance learning and inspires her team with a tremendous passion for student success.
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