MDEC 2017 will be held at Kalamazoo Valley CC from March 23-24! Click here for more details.
MDEC is pleased to announce that the 2017 Conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Stephen D. Brookfield. Dr. Brookfield will present “Creating Classrooms to Foster Survival & Success.”
The definition of what constitutes student success is contested. External accreditation agencies define success in terms of successful and timely graduation, as well as students being able to demonstrate learning outcomes that align with an overall institutional vision. Students, however, broaden this definition to encompass a range of different factors, in particular the sense of enhanced self-confidence. Stephen Brookfield will explore ways to understand the different conceptions of what constitutes success and failure and he will present ideas drawn from his own research on what students look for in community college teachers.
At the end of this presentation you will be able to:
- Identify the teacher behaviors that students find helpful in creating productive classrooms
- Explain to colleagues the often unacknowledged reasons students drop out of community colleges
- Implement the Todaysmeet tool to increase student participation & success