The MDEC 2018 Conference will be held at
Lansing Community College West Campus October 18-19, 2018!

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Lansing Community College, West Campus

MDEC’s 2018 conference, Telling Our Story: Holistic Reforms in Developmental Education, is scheduled to be held October 18-19, 2018, at the Lansing Community College’s West Campus in Lansing, Michigan.


Hotel Information

Country Inn and Suites by Radisson in Lansing, Michigan

Country Inn and Suites by Radisson
6511 Centurion Road
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 827.7000

For those interested in obtaining hotel reservations, please visit Country Inn and Suites by Radisson or call: (517) 827.7000.



Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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

12:00 – 1:00 pm On-Site Registration and Check-In (Click here to register now)
Main Lobby

1:00 – 3:30 pm Pedagogy Workshop by Martha Madigan, Lansing Community College

Martha heads LCC’s First Year Experience program and is currently serving a one-year appointment as Faculty Fellow in LCC’s Center for Teaching Excellence. Martha will focus on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how using UDL can make learning more accessible for all students.

Alexandros M. Goudas

4:00 – 5:30 pm Collaboration Presentation
Coffee and Collaboration: “You Have an Effective Reform: Now How Do You Collaborate with Decision-Makers to Implement It?”
Alexandros M. Goudas is Associate Professor of English at Delta College and author of

5:30 pm Dinner


Friday, October 19, 2018

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 and Welcome

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker Dawn Coleman

“Telling Our Story”: Using Data to Communicate Details Related to Our Programs and Students by Dawn Coleman

Dawn Coleman is an educational researcher and evaluator who has spent the last decade working primarily with community colleges to support the very important work they do. Her areas of focus include program evaluation, implementation research, and data reporting and visualization. She is especially passionate about making these topics accessible to practitioners and building their own evaluation and data capacity.

Description: There is a great deal of focus in higher education on data-driven decision making. However, many practitioners find data to be intimidating and feel overwhelmed by the prospect of presenting data about their successes and challenges to administrators and other audiences. The goal of this presentation is to reframe the process of collecting, analyzing, and presenting data so that it is less daunting and instead approached as storytelling. Dawn Coleman will present a simple model for effectively telling your story with data, including how best to illustrate that story with appropriate data visualizations and other data reporting strategies.

10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
Breakout Session I


11:10 – 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Session II

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Elections, and Awards 

1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Breakout Session III

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. 
Raffle, Prizes, Coffee, and Desserts

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
MDEC Leadership Meeting

Thank you to our sponsors:

McGraw-Hill Education 
Hawkes Learning
Townsend Press
Sam Houston State University