2016 Conference Schedule

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Vendor tables will be in the main lobby. See below for list of vendors.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
On-Site Registration and Check-In

Main Lobby

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The Delta College Planetarium, site of the 2016 conference.

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Pedagogy Workshop: Using Mindfulness Practices to Increase Concentration and Focus in Your Classroom
Nancy Vader-McCormick, PhD, Professor of Communication, Delta College, Michigan
Space Explorer’s Hall

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Free non-alcoholic drinks and snacks
Main Lobby

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Soft Drinks and Hard Data: Using High School GPA for Placement: The Benefits and Unintended Consequences
Alexandros M. Goudas, Developmental Education Coordinator, Delta College, Michigan
Space Explorer’s Hall

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Space Explorer’s Hall

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Movie in Planetarium Theater: Dream to Fly IMAX Film
Planetarium Theater (We will have some free tickets available for attendees who come to the conference on Thursday!)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Delicious breakfast served Friday morning at 8 a.m.!

Vendor tables will be in the main lobby.

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
On-Site Registration and Check-In
Main Lobby

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Space Explorer’s Hall

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome
Planetarium Theater

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address: What Makes a Difference and How Much Difference Does It Make?
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Dr. Boylan, keynote speaker.

Hunter R. Boylan, PhD, Director of the National Center for Developmental Education at Appalachian State University
Planetarium Theater

10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
Breakout Session I
Rooms: Theater, 114, 212, 217, 223

11:10 – 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Session II
Rooms: Theater, 114, 212, 217, 223

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Elections, and Awards (Read about MDEC 2016 Student of the Year, Luis Saucedo!)
Space Explorer’s Hall

1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Breakout Session III
Rooms: Theater, 114, 212, 217, 223

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Raffle, Prizes, Coffee, and Desserts
Space Explorer’s Hall

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
MDEC Leadership Meeting
Space Explorer’s Hall