Teaching, Learning & Student Development (TLSD) Conference

Roxbury Community College is hosting the annual Massachusetts Community College TLSD Conference

The annual TLSD Conference will be held on Friday, April 3, 2020. This is a wonderful opportunity to network with community college colleagues and learn about their student success practices.

Information on the conference is below and can be viewed on the Roxbury Community College Teaching, Learning & Student Development Conference web page.

You can register by filling out the registration from online. The registration deadline for the conference is March 20, 2020.

Conference Theme: Equity Through Innovation: Ensuring Success for All Students

This year’s theme requests that participants explore how a focus on innovation can help mitigate the large and persistent racial equity gaps in postsecondary education.  The conference tracks highlight innovative practices that advance racial equity and support the success of all students.

There Are Six Thematic Areas

  1. Measuring Student Success
  2. Career Pathways from Noncredit to Credit Programs
  3. Pedagogical Innovation
  4. Student Support Innovation
  5. Enrollment Management
  6. Human Resources:  Attracting and Retaining Talent
  7. State PIF or other initiatives

Keynote Speaker

Morgan, Demetri L. Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Higher Education; College Student Development; Academic Governance; Social Justice and Equity in Education

Keynote Presentation

Realizing the Democratic Potential of Postsecondary Education: The Pursuit of Equity in a Changing Political Landscape

Numerous challenges and opportunities confront postsecondary education. This is especially true in a state like Massachusetts, with its high levels of educational attainment, but persistent equity gaps among different student populations. As with most election cycles, the sheer number of ideas and commentary about what institutions should or should not do can be overwhelming, particularly for those who work at community colleges. Amid all the punditry, talks of accountability, and calls for disruption, we are presented with an opportunity to reflect on where are and dream of future possibilities. Based on Dr. Demetri Morgan’s research into the role of higher education in a diverse democracy, this talk will highlight why the pursuit of educational equity will continue to be the main hurdle for higher education to clear. Furthermore, this lecture will explore the various ways faculty, administrators, and staff can participate in the pursuit of realizing educational equity in both collaborative and individual ways. Ultimately, listeners will leave having made the connection between equity and the future of democracy, and why now is the time for transformative change at our institutions. 

When, Where, How

Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Avenue
Roxbury Crossing, MA

Friday, April 3, 2020
7:45 am to 2:45 pm

Your registration fee is covered by the college.