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Friday, April 5, 2013


8:00 – 5:00          Exhibits



8:00 – 9:00          Registration, Refreshments, and Exhibits



9:00 – 9:15          Chancellor's Welcome and Opening Remarks

                                Dr. Monty Sullivan, Chancellor, Delgado Community College


9:15 – 10:15        Keynote Address

                            On Teaching Chemistry Well

                            Nivaldo J. Tro, Westmont College, Santa Barbra, CA


10:15 – 10:45          Refreshment Break and Exhibits


10:45 – 11:25          2YC3 General Membership Meeting


11:30 – 12:15          Parallel Presentation Session

                                    A.        Title- TBA

                                                Dr. Gloria Thomas, Xavier University of LA, New Orleans, LA


                                    B.         Panel Discussion

                                                Technological Advances in Teaching: Useful tools or unwelcomed distractions

                                                Lead by: Melissa Lacour and Antoinette Givings, Delgado Community College, 
                                                New Orleans LA     


12:15 – 1:00            Lunch Break and Exhibits


1:00 – 2:35                Workshop

      ACS Resources for Excellence Workshop

Creative solutions to your college policy and technology issues: getting the most out of your ACS resources

Thomas Jose, Blinn College, Brenham, TX

Jack Lee Hayes, State Fair Community College, Sedalia, MO

Mary Roslonowski, Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FL


1:00 – 1:45              Parallel Presentation Session

                                    A.        Setting Up Quizzes and Exams in Blackboard

                                    Erica Burns, Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA 


                                    B.         Spectroscopy can be visual, hands-on, quantitative, and affordable!

                                    John Amend, Montana State University, Bozeman, MO



1:50 – 2:35              Parallel Presentation Session


                                    A.            Title : TBA  Topic: Online Assessment

                                                    Melissa Lacour , Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA

                                                    Dean Distance Learning and Instructional Technology, Delgado Community College, 
                                                    New Orleans, LA



                                       B.          The Tablet PC - Providing Students Easy Access to Course Materials

                                                     Lance S. Lund, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MN



2:35 – 3:00          Refreshment Break and Exhibits



3:00 – 4:35            Workshop

                                Mastering Chemisty

                                Pearson Education



3:00 – 3:45            Parallel Presentation Session                           

                                        A.        Atoms First

                                                    Jason Overby, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC


         B.        Title-TBA


                                                    Jeff Bolognese, Wavefunction Inc., Irvine, CA



3:50 – 4:35              Parallel Presentation Session

                                        A.        ACS Two-Year College Advisory Board’s Role in Promoting Excellence 
                                                    in Two-Year Colleges

                                                    Amina K. El-Ashmawy, Collin College, Plano, TX

                                                    Chair, ACS Two-Year College Advisory Board

                                        B.         Title-TBA


                                                    Jeff Bolognese, Wavefunction  Inc, Irvine, CA


4:35 – 5:00          Refreshment Break and Exhibits



6:00 – 8:30          Dinner Banquet and Address

                                    The Revolutionary Shift of the Educational Paradigms towards the Blind in Science

                                    Jordan Harshman, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH

                                    Cary Supalo, Department of Chemistry, Illinois State University, Normal, IL



Saturday, April 6, 2013


8:30 –3:00           Exhibits



8:30 – 9:00          Registration, Refreshments, and Exhibits



9:00 – 10:00        Opening Speaker

                                Touching All Bases: Flipped Classrooms, Conceptual Understanding and Online Homework

                                Dr. William J. Vining, State University of New York-Oneonta, Oneonta, NY


10:00 – 10:30      Refreshment Break and Exhibits



10:30 – 12:00          Workshop

                                    Utilize Adapted Talking Tools to Increase Engagement and Participation

                                    for the Visually Impaired in STEM Activities

                                Cary Supalo, Department of Chemistry, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

                                Roger Tower, Director of Outreach, Independence Science



10:30 – 11:15      Parallel Presentation Session

                                    A.        Textbooks in Transition: The Move to Electronic Books

                                                Mark Bishop, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA


                                    B.         Adapting to Today’s Students: New Technologies and Innovative Methodologies

                                                Jason Overby, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC


11:20 – 12:05      Parallel Presentation Session

                                    A.        Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI)

                                                Parris Powers, Volunteer State Community College, Gatlin, TN


                                    B.         Correlation between Different Online Homework Systems and

                                                Student Success in General Chemisty I

                                                Blain Mamiya, Independence Community College, Independence, KS

                                                Diana Mason, University of North Texas, Denton, TX


12:05 – 1:00        Lunch Break and Exhibits


1:00 – 2:30          Workshop - WileyPLUS

                               Engaging your organic chemistry students through technology

                                Sean Hickey, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA       



1:00 – 1:45          Parallel Presentation Session

                                    A.        Panel Discussion

Assessment in the Online Environment

                                             Participants Welcome



                                    B.        Using Team-Based Learning Strategies to Increase Student Success in

                                                Chemistry Courses

                                                Tracy Knowles, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lexington, KY



1:50 – 2:35          Parallel Presentation Session

                                    A.        Get Your Head in the Game and Teach a Lab Science Online,

Angela Carraway, Meridian Community College, Meridian, MS


                                    B.         On-line Assessment in the General Chamisty Laboratory Course

                                                Deborah Exton, Department of Chemistry, Universtiy of Oregon, Eugene, OR



2:35 – 3:00          Refreshment Break and Exhibits/Closing Session




Directions to Delgado College

Delgado Community College is easily accessible via Interstate 610.

From the east: From Interstate 10 W merge right onto 610 W (follow signs for NO Intl Airport/Baton Rouge).  Take exit 1A for Canal Blvd.  Turn left onto Canal Blvd.  Turn left onto Navarre Ave. Travel 2 blocks on Navarre and the entrance to the campus will be on the right.


From the west: Follow signs for Interstate 10 E/New Orleans and merge left onto 610 E. Take exit 1A for Canal Blvd.  Turn right onto Canal Blvd.  Turn left onto Navarre Ave. Travel 2 blocks on Navarre and the entrance to the campus will be on the right.