Community Colleges for Iowa Conference
 

Community Colleges for Iowa Conference

July 20 - 22, 2022
Western Iowa Tech Community College
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106

Conference Registration

Registration $350/person
Guest Day Trips and Activities $75/person
Golf Outing $65/person

Register

July 20 at Whispering Creek Golf Course
6500 Whispering Creek Dr. Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Check-in starts at 9 am; Golf starts at 10am
Golf Outing $65/person
More on Whispering Creek (https://whisperingcreekgolfclub.com/)
Register for the golf outing using the registration link above.
July 20 - Sioux City Public Museum, Lunch, Sioux City Orpheum Tour
July 21 - Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve, Lunch, Oscar Carl Vineyard
July 22 - Flower Arrangement Class
Guest Outing $75/person
Register for guest activities using the registration link above.
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Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
300 Third Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
712-234-1100
$104 + tax
Use code 2007IACCTR. Block hold until June 20, 2022.
View website (https://www.stoneycreekhotels.com/hotel/sioux-city/)

Courtyard Marriott
901 4th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
712-202-2700
$119 + tax
Block of rooms under Western Iowa Tech - IACCT Conference. Block hold until June 6, 2022.
View website (https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/suxcy-courtyard-sioux-city-downtown-convention-center/)

Ted Brodheim | Global CIO Advisor for Education, Zoom
Ted Brodheim is recognized for his accomplishments using technology to transform K-12, higher education, and adult learning. He has managed technology for the largest school district in the US and global Fortune 500 companies. He is a trusted advisor to colleges and universities, state governors, and learning companies around the world. Highlights of Mr. Brodheim’s career include: Chief Information Officer for the New York City Department of Education; Co-Founder of StartEd, the leading education and workforce technology accelerator; Chief Information Officer in financial services; and Managing Director overseeing multi- national teams at JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs.

Jay Matheson, EdD | Leadership Executive Manager of U.S. Education, Apple, Inc.
Dr. Jay Matheson is a Leadership Executive Manager at Apple Inc. focusing on education throughout the United States. Jay partners with campus leadership teams and frequently presents on topics including change management, innovation and the integration of technology in academia. During a 18 year career at Apple, Jay has developed expertise in addressing the challenges of the 21st century workforce and economy. He has collaborated with some of the largest public university iPad programs in the US and, as part of his doctoral dissertation, researched methods to bring app development instruction beyond computer science departments. As an instructor in Apple’s iOS Developer Academies, he delivered storytelling and branding sessions throughout Brazil. Jay works closely with community college systems throughout the US and believes that these campuses are the heart of the US educational system.

Erica Carter | Western Iowa Tech Community College Alumnus
Erica Carter of Sioux City, IA. A proud graduate of WITCC and currently a Finance Manager for Omaha Nation Public School in Macy, NE. After sustaining a spinal cord injury in 2010, she has re-entered the work force and works in an able-bodied career despite having a physical disability. She will share her journey towards employment and the lessons she has learned along the way.

Roy Salcedo | Director of Equity and Inclusion, Community Colleges for Iowa
Roy Salcedo is a DEI servant leader with experience working in many educational settings and in the community. During his 23 years career, he has led student-centered initiatives and teams on diversity, equity, and inclusion endeavors and institutional policy updating, and has developed student and community engagement programs and opportunities which support and enhance the student success experiences at Moses Lake School District, Big Bend Community College, University of Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College, and Iowa State University. Roy believes that it takes each one of us to move the DEI needle to make our communities more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

Wednesday, July 20
9 a.m. Golf Outing | Whispering Creek Golf Course
6500 Whispering Creek Dr. Sioux City, Iowa 51106
5 p.m. Registration | Western Iowa Tech Community College
4647 Stone Ave. Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Dr. Robert Kiser Bldg
Parking Lot 1, Entrance 1
5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception | Western Iowa Tech Community College
4647 Stone Ave. Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Dr. Robert Kiser Bldg
Parking Lot 1, Entrance 1
Thursday, July 21
7 a.m. Registration | Rocklin Conference Center
Corporate College (Parking Lot 2, Entrance 6)
7:30 a.m. Breakfast | Rocklin Conference Center
Corporate College (Parking Lot 2, Entrance 6)
8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Russ Wray | Board of Directors, WITCC
Emily Shields | Executive Director, Community Colleges for Iowa
8:30 a.m. Opening Keynote Speaker
Ted Brodheim | Global CIO Advisor for Education, Zoom
Zoom's Vision for Education
9:15 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. General Membership Meeting
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:45 a.m. Lunch | Rocklin Conference Center
12:30 p.m. Guest Speaker
Erica Carter | Western Iowa Tech Community College Alumnus
Hard things happen in life. It’s inevitable and out of our control. It is how we respond to these circumstances that makes all of the difference.
1:15 p.m. General Keynote Speaker
Jay Matheson | Leadership Executive Manager, Apple, Inc.
“Cultures That Promote Intentional Innovation”
What are the characteristics of a culture in your institution that allow for transformation and innovation? How does your leadership team manage change? We will discuss how the culture of your institution and your communication of values help to drive continuous improvement across the institution.
2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m. End of Day 1
5:30 p.m. Social and Music | Rocklin Conference Center
Corporate College (Parking Lot 2, Entrance 6)
6:30 p.m. Banquet and Awards | Rocklin Conference Center
Corporate College (Parking Lot 2, Entrance 6)
Friday, July 22
Don’t hit the road Jack, because at the end of the day we’re giving away Macs.
7:30 a.m. Breakfast | Overlook Cafe
8:30 a.m. General Session
Roy Salcedo | Director of Equity and Inclusion, Community Colleges for Iowa
In 2021, Iowa’s Community Colleges signed an agreement to form a statewide Alliance for Equity and Inclusion with the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees and the Iowa Department of Education. Since that time, we have hired a Director for Equity and Inclusion, offered training and networking opportunities, and formed a statewide steering committee to lead collaborative initiatives. This session will include Director Roy Salcedo and steering committee members in an interactive discussion about the Alliance and goals and will provide a platform for attendees to contribute to this developing strategy.
9:15 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Closing General Session and Federal Legislative Update
Representative Steve Hansen (D - Sioux City)
Representative Steven Holt (R - Denison)
Senator Tim Kraayenbrink (R - Fort Dodge)
Senator Jackie Smith (D - Sioux City)
11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks | Emily Shields
11:45 a.m. Grab and Go Lunch
Drawing for Prizes - Prizes include MacBook AIR 13” and Air Pods Pro. Must be present to win.

Thursday, July 21 at 11 a.m.

Project-Based Learning - Automotive Technology and Auto Body (Room L128)
This session will cover Project Based Learning as a cross departmental collaboration between the Auto Technology and Auto Body programs to complete a student-built project vehicle. Areas such as Project Planning, time Management, Student Participation and Project Completion will be discussed.

Presenters: Tim Hardyk, Automotive Collision Repair Technology Instructor at WITCC and Shane Sampson, Automotive Technology Instructor at WITCC

Campus Tour (Meet at Rocklin Center)
Presenter: Steven Garcia, Residence Life Manager at WITCC and Mike Craig, Recruitment Specialist

Affordable Educational Resources (Room L124)
Western Iowa Tech and Cengage have a strong partnership that has positively impacted the student experience by lowering textbook costs and providing support for student success. Learn more about how the partnership works and how you can apply it to your institution.

Presenters: Kevin Carlsten, Cengage Senior Vice President and General Manager at US Higher Ed Institutional and Darin Moeller, Executive Dean of Instruction at WITCC

Zoom and Education - Unified Communication (Room L126)
Learn how WITCC and Zoom partnered together and revolutionized the landscape of unified communication processes at the College by transitioning from traditional phone systems to Zoom phones, improving efficiency and providing the College considerable cost savings.

Presenters: Ted Brodheim, Global CIO Advisor for Education at Zoom; Nic Daubenmire, Account Executive for Iowa at Zoom; Chrissy Skogen, Account Executive at Zoom; Mike Logan, Dean of Information Technology at WITCC

Supporting the Whole Student | Teresa McElroy (Room L304)
WITCC has been proactive in meeting students’ overall health with recent implementations of additional mental health counseling, foodbank and health clinic all at no cost to the student because of our community partnerships. We appreciate a students’ overall health and well-being improves their academic performance.

Presenter: Teresa McElroy, Director of Advising, Counseling, and Disabilities Services at WITCC

Thursday, July 21 | 2:15 P.M.

President’s Meeting

Campus Tour (Meet at Rocklin Center)
Presenter: Steven Garcia, Residence Life Manager and Mike Craig, Recruitment Specialist

BEE a Team Player (Room L128)
Find out more about the amazing life of a bee, their lifestyles, responsibilities, and how vital bees are to human existence. Bees are the ultimate team player, and we can learn many lessons from them. Bees have specific jobs, day-to-day patterns, schedules, obligations that are important for their survival, and these skills come naturally to bees. Without these day-to-day patterns, bees would die.

Presenter: Misty Wankum, Owner of Misty Meadows

One-to-One Technology (Room L126)
Question and Answer Session: Learn how Western Iowa Tech Community College provided students with the tools for success and access 24x7 to accommodate their needs.

Presenters: Mike Logan, Dean of Information Technology at WITCC; Jay Matheson, Leadership Executive Manager at Apple, Inc.; Tom Chytka, Executive Account Manager, Apple, Inc.

Overview of Construction Management At Risk and Senate File 183 (Room L124)
Iowa passed landmark construction legislation in 2022 that allows public entities to use a Construction Manager At Risk (CM@Risk) for public projects. This presentation will provide an overview of Senate File 183 that authorizes use of this alternative delivery model and detail how CM@Risk compares to other delivery methods traditionally used.

Presenter: Jon Holmen, Iowa General Manager, McGough Construction

Experiment with zSpace: Accelerate Student Learning with AR/VR (Room L304)
Providing your students with experiences that weren't possible before is more crucial than ever. zSpace is an AR/VR solution that helps students of all ages construct knowledge across multiple curriculum areas with a strong focus on CTE & STEM subjects. zSpace applications engage students in standards-based learning experiences that align with the curriculum in classrooms, labs, or distanced learning. RTI & zSpace will develop and customize a learning experience that meets the needs of your students & teachers. During our session we will introduce the new zSpace Inspire Learning Station. Experience immersion like never before with a device that does not require a head-mounted display (HMD) or glasses. We will have a hands-on interactive demo for attendees. 
 
Presenter: Brooke Cashion, zSpace & RTI

Gateway to College Affiliate Program: A High School Partnership
The Gateway to College Affiliate Program allows high school students from various districts to earn their high school diploma and college credit at Western Iowa Tech. This session will focus on the ways high school/college partnerships can advance educational equity and community vitality while fostering a sense of belonging and addressing students' material, real world and academic needs.

Presenters:  Tito Parker, Associate Dean of Students and Dr. Rod Earlywine, Superintendent of Schools, Sergeant Bluff-Luton

Thursday, July 21 | 3:15 P.M.

Campus Tour - Nature Trail and Student Housing (Meet at Rocklin Center)
Presenter: Steven Garcia, Residence Life Manager and Mike Craig, Recruitment Specialist

Bolstering Education - Academic Center for Excellence and Comet Learning Center (Room A113)
Western Iowa Tech Community College will share the outcomes from our previous Title III grant. Part of the funds were used to create a welcoming, inviting and collegial training center for faculty called the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE); and part was used to renovate our library and expand our Comet Learning Center (CLC) for academic coaching (tutoring). Both centers are for sharing, learning and improving, one for faculty and adjunct instructors and the other for our students.

Presenters: Jennifer Hough, Faculty Development Specialist at WITCC; Amy Hueser, Faculty Development Specialist at WITCC; Bea Houston, Director of Transitional Education at WITCC; Michael Cagley, Instructional Specialist at WITCC; Kate Sanders, Instructional Specialist at WITCC

Voluntary Framework of Accountability (Room L124)
The Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) is the first national system of performance measures designed specifically for community colleges. Participating institutions are able to benchmark student progress and completion measures against peers to provide valuable perspective to college stakeholders. Join me to learn more about the Iowa community colleges’ journey to VFA through partnership with the Iowa Department of Education and its impact at colleges today.

Presenter: Erin Volk, Director of Institutional Research and Resource Development at WITCC

Managing Cybersecurity Risk: Foundations for College Leaders (Room L126)
Learn how you can better recognize, communicate, and ultimately, reduce information security risk for your college. FRSecure Senior Security Analyst, Shawn Pollard, will share effective methods for senior leaders to learn about and understand the risk their colleges face. The threat landscape is constantly changing and we want to teach you how to keep pace with, not just the risk we face today, but the future risks tomorrow may bring.

Presenters: Christy Kleve, Senior Client Success Manager at FRSecure; Troy DeRosier, Senior Account Executive at FRSecure; Shawn Pollard, Senior Security Analyst and vCISO at FRSecure; Mike Logan, Dean of Information Technology at WITCC

Modernizing the Student Experience (Room L128)
WITCC has partnered with Ellucian to modernize the student experience by moving to the cloud. Learn how these advances contributed to student success.

Presenters: Mike Logan, Dean of Information Technology, WITCC

Friday, July 22 | 9:30 A.M.

The Path to Armed Safety Officers on Campus (Room L124)
Learn about the factors, research, policies, and implementation of WITCC’s armed campus safety officers.

Presenter: Curt Fiechtner, Safety and Security Supervisor at WITCC and Troy Jasman, Chief Financial Officer at WITCC

Non-Credit Partnerships (Room L126)
WITCC Corporate College division focuses on business partnerships and providing training to improve their employee skills. We had over 650 partnership opportunities with area businesses in fiscal year 2021. We will share more about what we do and showcase one of our Industrial Maintenance Customized Training labs.

Presenters: Carmen Wilson, Associate Dean of Corporate College at WITCC; Chris Sewalson, Corporate Training Developer for Industrial Solutions at WITCC; Corey Adair, Corporate Trainer and Developer at WITCC

Engaging, Recruiting, and Enrolling Students with Digital Tools (Room L128)
Admissions, Recruiting, and Marketing Departments at WITCC created a cross-departmental approach to communicating strategically with students. Utilizing cutting edge tools and technologies as well as a unified voice, they sought to engage students throughout the recruiting and admissions funnel with the goal of improving the student experience and applicant yield outcomes.

Presenters: Tawnya Beermann, Interim Dean of Students at WITCC; Christina Brandon, Associate Dean of Recruitment at WITCC; Teresa McElroy, Director of Advising, Counseling, and Disabilities at WITCC

Starting, Implementing, and Continuing DEI on Campus (Room L304)
Be a part of a passionate discussion on how colleges can begin and execute the viability of equity and inclusion on campus. Participants will learn how to engage the campus, executives, and board members in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives as well as various strategies and best practices in making campus more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Presenters: Revathi Truong, Associate Dean of Inclusion at WITCC and Roy Salcedo, Director of Equity and Inclusion at Community Colleges for Iowa

Overview of Construction Management At Risk and Senate File 183 (Room D218)
Iowa passed landmark construction legislation in 2022 that allows public entities to use a Construction Manager At Risk (CM@Risk) for public projects. This presentation will provide an overview of Senate File 183 that authorizes use of this alternative delivery model and detail how CM@Risk compares to other delivery methods traditionally used.

Presenter: Jon Holmen, Iowa General Manager at McGough Construction

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