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ARC: Appalachian Regional Commission

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Appalachian Higher Education Network Conference 2014

June 10-12
Doubletree Hotel Asheville, NC

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, June 10

10:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION DESK OPEN

NOON – 2:00 p.m.

OPENING LUNCHEON WITH THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF APPALACHIA (CCA)

Dr. Walter Bumphus
President American Association of Community Colleges
"Trends and Issues in Community Colleges, including Accountability and the Next Big Things."

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

AHE Network Opening Plenary
Stepping into the Zone: A New Direction

Earl Gohl
Federal Co-Chair, ARC
Tamara Thompson
CEO and Founder
Mockingbird Education

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

REFRESHMENT BREAK

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
(Session Descriptions)
Effective practices focused on college going, college progress and college success

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Dinner on Own

Wednesday, June 11

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION DESK OPEN

7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Networking Breakfast
Opening Comments

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
(Session Descriptions)
Effective practices focused on college going, college progress and college success

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
(Session Descriptions)
Effective practices focused on college going, college progress and college success

12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Luncheon Panel: Why is Connecting Education, Workforce and Economic Development Important?
Susie Snelick, PA; Phil Hardwick, MS; and Terry Lashley, TN
Moderator:  Dennis Bega
U.S. Department of Education

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
(Session Descriptions)
Effective practices focused on college going, college progress and college success

4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Dinner on Own

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

(Optional Session)

Change Style Indicator

Thursday, June 12

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Doris Williams
Leadership Challenges in Rural Places and Rural Schools

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions
(Session Descriptions)
Effective practices focused on college going, college progress and college success

10:45 a.m. - Noon

Closing Plenary
Choice and The Visible Resource

Tamara Thompson
CEO and Founder
Mockingbird Education

Noon

Adjourn - Grab-n-Go Lunch

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