2013 BCTC Fall Kickoff

Join your colleagues for the 2013 Fall Kick-Off!

The Learning College: Creating a Climate for Student Learning

August 9, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 (Noon)Student with overhead funnel containing books, pencils, lightbulbs, etc...
Leestown Conference Center (C136)

What creates an excellent student learning environment? What role do you play in this important work? This year's Kick-Off starts a conversation to be continued at the upcoming 5th Friday on August 30. (We had hoped to hold the Kick-Off at the Newtown Campus but space and prep issues meant we had to go to a fall-back position. Anyone interested is welcome to visit Newtown in the afternoon.)

We'll take the Kick-Off morning to introduce and discuss topics that support student learning and set the stage to help us understand how to become a more effective learning-focused college. Professional Development sessions will take place on August 30. Stay tuned for more information on those!

To assist us with forming groups for the discussion activity, please RSVP here.

As always, dress for this event is casual.


Time Activity
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration/Light Continental Breakfast 
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome/Introduction
8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Keynote, Dr. Aaron Thompson,
Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Council on  Postsecondary Education

9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Remarks on Learning College Discussion, Dr. Augusta Julian
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.


10:15 - 11:00 a.m.    Discussion Sessions
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Neighborhood Vendor Tables: Learn about YOUR Newtown Community!
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.   

Lunch is on your own with your colleagues. 
Please support the following businesses who  will be offering lunch options onsite:  

  • Athenian Grill - Greek
  • Firehouse Subs - Sandwiches
  • Mancino's - Pizza
  • La Petite Creperie - Salads and sandwich crepes 

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Multi-functional Printer Training

Following the Kick-Off, MFP training will begin in the Conference Center with a visual exploration of the MFP touchscreens. Training will end with a hands-on demonstration of the MFP functionality in the VA/Disability area.