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Developmental Education Conference

CVTC’s Annual Developmental Education Conference focuses on topics, issues, and trends related to ways in which people learn and acquire knowledge, how learning can be improved and made accessible, and helping students learn effectively and reach their full potential. While developmental education often focuses on learners who are struggling, it is applicable to students at all levels of ability.


August 21, 2012, Developmental Education Conference

Dr. Hunter R. Boylan, the director of the National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE) and a
professor of higher education at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, presented the following sessions:

A Model for Enhancing Student Motivation and Success

The first step in motivating students is to stop doing things that demotivates them. This presentation addresses individual and institutional actions that erode student motivation. It also describes ways of creating a safe classroom environment that respects students and faculty and encourages students to perform at their best.
Materials: PowerPoint Presentation | Handout

What the Best Programs Do and Don’t Do

Successful developmental programs are characterized by “The 4 Cs”: communication, collaboration, coordination, and comprehensiveness. Each of these characteristics was addressed in terms of their practical implementation in developmental education. This session also addressed the mistakes most typically made by developmental educators and programs.
Materials: PowerPoint Presentation | Handout

The "Big Picture"

In this facilitated discussion session Dr. Boylan talked about why developmental education is important to the nation and our region.
Materials: PowerPoint Presentation | Handout