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APRIL 4 – 6, 2019 | Orlando, Florida 

Day Three - Saturday, April 6


8:30 AM Tracks

Coffee & Conversation 

Time: 8:30am 
Speaker: All speakers encouraged to attend to answer questions

Open to Everyone (All speakers are invited and encouraged to attend to further discuss their topic, research/presentations, and answer questions). This is a great time to ask questions about sessions you were not able to attend.

9:25 AM Tracks

The "Pathway" to Academic Success: The Role of Supplemental Instructional in the Camino Program

Time: 9:25 am - Track 1
Speaker: Dr. Katherine Aquino, Rosemary Osso, and 
Dr. Pamela Jimenez

Moving from Panic to Purpose: Responding to Changes in Your Career

Time: 9:25 am - Track 2
Speaker: Amy Waninger, Lead at any Level, LLC

Your industry is changing more rapidly than ever before, bringing a barrage of discussions about disruption, agility, and resilience. Professionals who adapt quickly can seize new opportunities and manage their careers. This session will introduce various models for understanding personal and organizational change, as well as techniques for identifying and overcoming fear, resistance, and uncertainty. Participants will work through a guided exercise to prepare for a current or imminent change, and leave with an action plan that puts them in the driver’s seat.

Faculty/Student Mentoring Program

Time: 9:25 am - Track 3
Tara Canfield, WSU Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology

During this session we will explore a formal faculty/student mentoring program that supports students who have been on financial aid or academic suspension. We will discuss the logistics, interventions, post semester data, and the future blueprint for growth and success. Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify the challenges for students who have been on financial aid or academic suspension. 2. Learn how to develop a formal faculty/student mentoring program. 3. Learn how to create a blueprint for future growth and success.

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Time: 9:25 am - Track 4

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Time: 9:25 am - Track 5

10:25 AM- 11:15 AM Poster Presentations

Poster Presentation

Pathway Programs: A Framework for Non-Traditional Students 

Time: 10:25 am
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Ott and Dr. Lynda Dee Davis Ott, Valdosta State University

This Presentation will provide an overview of the pathways programs at Valdosta State University. Specifically this session will focus on the pathway program initiative for non-traditional students. The ability to continue ones educational development may be a unique challenge for non-traditional students. Pathway programs and articulation agreements have come to the forefront of many colleges in the United States and specifically in the state of Georgia. Many universities in the state of Georgia now have articulation agreements with many of the technical colleges in the state. Valdosta State University has signed agreements with almost all technical colleges in the state. Highlighting these agreements are the pathways programs.

Towards Creating an Inclusive Campus Environment for Both Non-Traditional and Traditional Students

Time: 10:25 am 
Speaker: Lauren Remenick Maroon, 
University of Central Florida

Standardized tests are constantly evaluated to check for bias that may affect the students’ score, because testing bias would produce a score that does not represent students’ true knowledge. I propose we do the same with college campuses. Colleges and universities should continually evaluate the campus and learning environment to ensure that it allows all students to thrive equally. It should remove any component that is biased towards helping some students and hindering other students. In this poster session I review current literature on campus fit and cultural congruence for non-traditional students, propose a new way to evaluate college campuses, and discuss how colleges and universities might increase their support for all students.

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Time: 10:25 am 

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Time: 10:25 am 

11:15 AM Tracks

Brining awareness on Mental Health issues that many Afro and Latino immigrants face due to lack of information and misconceptions surrounding Mental Health

Time: 11:15 am - Track 1
Mrs. Agata Domond, Domond Leadership Institute and Domond Immigrant Adult Learning Center

Bringing awareness to Mental Health issues facing Afro and Latino immigrant students. Provide support strategies for educators to facilitate discussions and improve learning environments. An interactive dialogue focus on my personal path living with Clinical Depression and journey to recovery. Highlighting the signs and symptoms of depression. Creating an atmosphere to discuss mental health and decreasing the stigma in adult learners. Using steps in "Breaking through Clinical Depression - Journey To Greatness" to gain insight on how recovery is possible.

(To be determined)

Time: 11:15 am - Track 2

Complete 2 Compete Year One: Implementation, Lessons Learned, and Successes of an Adult Degree Completion Initiative

Time: 10:25 am
Speaker: Drs. Carlos Wilson, Millard Juette Bingham, and Gloria Smith, Jackson                     State University

This presentation will provide an overview of Complete 2 Compete (C2C), which is a statewide program focused on encouraging Mississippi adults who have completed some college, but no degree, to return to college and complete the requirements necessary to earn their degrees. We will discuss the benefits of this program, discuss how it has been implemented, and share the successes of the Jackson State University program specifically.

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Time: 11:15 am - Track 4

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Time: 11:15 am - Track 5

12:30 Lunch/Keynote Speaker

1:40 PM Tracks

The Problem in Our Textbooks: Encouraging Simplified Grammar

Time: 1:40 pm - Track 1
Speaker: Mandie Bauer

This workshop focuses on breaking down and simplifying the overly-complicated grammar explanations found in ESL textbooks, especially in the integrated skills. The objective of this workshop is to prove that grammar struggles in the classroom stem from a lack of foundational knowledge often assumed every student has. Our students come from different educational backgrounds, yet they sit in a classroom together with the same materials, which assume students have the same understanding of the language and use the same vocabulary to express it. This workshop asks attendees to look at specific grammar examples and discuss methods to effectively teach them. Placing a student in a specific level of English is not good enough. We need to do our best to ensure that they are also on the same page.

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Time: 1:40 pm - Track 2

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Time: 1:40 pm - Track 3

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Time: 1:40 pm - Track 4

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Time: 1:40 pm - Track 5

2:40 PM Closing Keynote

3:40 PM Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony including: Awards, Scholarships, and Announcement of Jackpot Winner $500 Visa Gift Card (must be present to win)! 

5:00 PM Complimentary Shuttle to Disney Springs! Don't forget your free coupon booklet and ANTSHE Discounts

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For the Camino student taking non-remedial English classes, the use of supplemental instruction(SI) assists to decrease the rate of attrition and offer the academic support necessary for retention. The use of SI provides tutor-led sessions for students to compare notes, discuss readings and concepts, and solve difficult problems. Holistically, research indicates that students develop critical thinking and reasoning skills through the SI approach to learning. This presentation presents a case study of SI within a nontraditional academic program and provides best practices on how to incorporate SI for the nontraditional student.


April 1 - October 31

  • Early Registration
May 15
  • Call for Proposals Open
February 18
  • Call for Proposals Closed
March 1
  • Deadline for Presenters to Register to be included in Program
April 4-6, 2019
  • ANTSHE Conference 2019




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