Summit Agenda: Click HERE for the Summit agenda!
Parking Information: Click HERE for the campus map! Event parking will be in the East Parking Lot. No parking passes are needed in the East Parking Lot.
3:15 PM Dessert Networking Reception Following the Summit
Sponsored by Ventura County Community College District and CSU Channel Islands
Ashley Finley Keynote Speaker 1 PM - 1:45 PM
Connecting Practice with Mission: High-Impact Practices as a Bridge to Quality, Equity, and Student Success
Dr. Ashley Finley is the associate vice president of academic affairs & dean of the Dominican Experience at Dominican University of California and the national evaluator for the Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) Project. She was the senior director of assessment and research at AAC&U and is currently an AAC&U senior fellow. Finley’s research and campus-based work focuses on connecting best practices for program implementation, assessment design, and inclusive excellence with institutional goals and strategic planning. She has published a number of articles, book chapters, and monographs, including Civic Learning and Teaching; Assessing Underserved Students’ Engagement in High-Impact Practices; and “Well-Being: An Essential Outcomes for Higher Education.” In her role with Bringing Theory to Practice, Dr. Finley has worked with campuses to implement and assess programs focused on the intersection of emphases attendant to the whole student— their engagement in learning, civic development, and psychosocial well-being. Before joining AAC&U, she was an assistant professor of sociology at Dickinson College, where she taught courses in quantitative methods, social inequality, and gender in Latin America.
About the Summit
The annual ALAS summit is the Cooperative Title V Grant’s hallmark event, drawing faculty, staff, and Administrative Leaders from California State University Channel Islands, Moorpark College, Oxnard College, Ventura College, and Santa Barbara City College. Participants share findings from the Fellows Program, and from other experiences that are leading to learning and academic success that leads to increasing completion and transfer for our students. If you are a faculty member wishing to find ways to collaborate with your colleagues and add High Impact Practices in your classroom you won’t want to miss this event. You are encouraged to save the date for the ALAS Summit, Friday, November 4, 2016. This is a free event. Seating is limited so RSVP in advance to assure your seat, lunch and a light breakfast is provided. Seating is limited to the first 140 RSVPs.