Skip to navigation menu

Skip to main content

National Center for Postsecondary Research Conference 2012
Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University

TC Navigation


Site Navigation


Wednesday, June 20

5:00–7:00 PM

Opening Reception for Conference Participants
Skyline Dining Room, Faculty House, Columbia University

Thursday, June 21

8:15–9:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast
Faculty House Dome Reception Room

9:00–10:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Session
Presidential Ballroom

Susan Fuhrman, President, Teachers College, Columbia University

Martha Kanter, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Thomas Bailey, Director, NCPR: The Problem with Developmental Education

10:00–11:15 AM

Session 2: Discrete Reforms of Developmental Education
Presidential Ballroom

Moderator: Thomas Bailey

Results of NCPR Randomized Controlled Trials on Learning Communities—Mary Visher, MDRC

Acceleration Research (CCBC, CCD, and Chabot)—Shanna Jaggars, Community College Research Center

Evaluating Institutional Efforts to Streamline Postsecondary Remediation: The Causal Effects of the Tennessee Developmental Course Redesign—Angela Boatman, Harvard University

11:30 AM–12:30 PM

Break-Out Discussions
Please see break-out descriptions for room locations

2A: Learning Communities—Evan Weissman, MDRC; with Donna McKusick, Community College of Baltimore County; and Rachel Singer, Achieving the Dream

2B: Math Acceleration/Compression Models—Mary Visher, MDRC; with Hank Martel, Broward College; and Elaine Baker, Community College of Denver

2C: Statistics-Based Approaches to Developmental Education Reform—Myra Snell, Los Medanos College; and Lucy Michal, El Paso Community College

2D: Modularized Math with Software—Karen Wyrick, Cleveland State Community College (TN); and Greta Harris-Hardland, Tarrant County College

2E: Accelerated Learning Models in English—Peter Adams, Community College of Baltimore County; and Katie Hern, Chabot College

12:30–1:45 PM

Presidential Ballroom

Luncheon Panel:

Kevin Carey, Education Policy Director, New America Foundation

Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed

Kay McClenney, Director, Center for Community College Student Engagement, University of Texas, Austin

2:00–3:15 PM

Session 3: Strengthening the Academic Skills of Community College Students Through Reforming the Relationship Between High School and College
Presidential Ballroom

Moderator: Katherine Hughes, Community College Research Center

Results of Florida and California Dual Enrollment Studies—Cecilia Speroni, Mathematica

Incoming Student Assessment and Placement—Judith Scott-Clayton, Community College Research Center

Results of the NCPR Summer Bridge Randomized Controlled Trial—Heather Wathington, University of Virginia

3:30–4:30 PM

Break-Out Discussions
Please see break-out descriptions for room locations

3A: Dual Enrollment—Suzanne Korey, City College of San Francisco; and Diane Hollems, Santa Barbara City College

3B: Early Assessment: Preparing Students for College in High School—Julie Alexander, Florida Department of Education

3C: Summer Bridge—Irma Camacho, El Paso Community College

3D: College Readiness Partnerships—Elisabeth Barnett, Community College Research Center; G-Force Program—Becky Rodriguez, Texas Woman's University

3E: Alternative Approaches to Assessment and Placement—Ed Bowling, Guilford Technical Community College

Friday, June 22

8:15–9:00 AM


9:00–10:30 AM

Session 4: Improving Developmental Education Through More Comprehensive Reform
Presidential Ballroom

Moderator: Thomas Brock, MDRC

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)—Michael Weiss, MDRC

Scaling Reforms in Developmental Education—Janet Quint, MDRC

Virginia Statewide Developmental Education Reforms—Nikki Edgecombe, Community College Research Center; and Susan Wood, Virginia Community College System

10:45–11:45 AM

Break-Out Discussions
Please see break-out descriptions for room locations

4A: Achieving the Dream/DEI—Kathleen Cleary, Sinclair Community College

4B: ASAP—Sue Scrivener, MDRC; Donna Linderman, City University of New York; and Michael Weiss, MDRC

4C: New Community College—Stuart Cochran and Nicola Blake, New Community College at the City University of New York

4D: Completion by Design—Davis Jenkins, Community College Research Center; and Terri Manning, Central Piedmont Community College

4E: Virginia Developmental Education Reforms—Jane Serbousek, Northern Virginia Community College

11:45 AM–1:30 PM

Presidential Ballroom

Closing Discussion: A researcher, a state policy expert, and a college president will summarize and reflect on the main points of the conference.

Bridget Terry Long, Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard University

David Longanecker, President, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Karen Stout, President, Montgomery County Community College