March 9, 2015
Northeast Lakeview College News
NLC and Judson ISD Teachers Collaborate
The Northeast Lakeview College Math department hosted teachers from Kirby Middle School for a Math Workshop on February 28. Different math topics were discussed during several one hour sessions over the course of the day. In addition to instruction, the workshop gave both groups the opportunity to discuss the issues middle school teachers are dealing with in the classroom and to discuss support that NLC may be able to provide to the Kirby teachers. This is one of several groups that have come together as part of the college’s Adopt-A-School initiative where ISD’s and institutions of higher education can work together with colleges to make students more successful as they begin college level coursework. Educators from both NLC and JISD continue to collaborate to share best practices and college expectations regarding instruction.
Dean of Student Success Candidates Participate in Forum
Two finalists for the Dean of Student Success at Northeast Lakeview College participated in an open forum on February 26. Each candidate answered a series of scripted question developed by the hiring committee. The forum was then opened up to audience questions. These open forums provide an opportunity for the college community as a whole to get to know each candidate a little more and the opportunity for audience feedback through anonymous surveys.
NLC Represented at DREAM 2015 Conference
Dr. Donna Wood, Vice President for Academic Success, Cristella Diaz, and Jennifer Riske participated in Dream 2015 in Baltimore, MD February 17-20. This flagship event brings together over influential
policy-makers, investors, thought-leaders, and practitioners from more than 200 colleges throughout 34 states and the District of Columbia, who are dedicated to addressing one of our nation’s most urgent challenges: helping more community college students succeed. The Achieving the Dream National Reform Network leverages targeted focus areas to close achievement gaps and accelerate success among diverse student populations, particularly low-income students and students of color. Northeast Lakeview College continues to support Achieving the Dream efforts through its various Men of Color initiatives, including its Help Own Male Education (HOME) student organization that address issues that specifically impact males in education, society and the workforce; and the EMBODI Men of Color Conference that is a collaboration between Northeast Lakeview College, St. Philip’s College, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The EMBODI conference is held annually and is designed to collaborate with established organizations and agencies to address the plight of an often over-looked demographic: young men of color. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue, and recommendations for change and action
NLC Leadership Attends Workshop
Dr. Craig T. Follins, NLC president, and Dr. Donna Wood, the new vice president for academic success at NLC, participated in the SACSCOC Pre-Applicant Workshop in preparation for NLC’s submission of its candidacy application. The workshop included the basics on the accreditation process and the steps involved. Participants also learned about the different requirements as they relate to preparing the application (including the core requirements, the federal requirements, and the three applicable comprehensive standards). Dr. Donna Wood will join NLC and serve as Vice President for Academic Success as well as the primary contact with SACSCOC.
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