Alliance 2018 Annual Meeting | Schedule at a Glance


Changing the World or Changing with the World

April 18-20, 2018
Seattle, WA

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Schedule at a Glance


The Motif Seattle

12:00-5:30 pm Registration Open
1:00-4:30 pm Alliance Executive Committee Meeting (executive committee members only)
5:00-6:00 pm Reception
6:15 pm Networking Dinners at Local Restaurants


The Motif Seattle

7:00 am-5:00 pm Registration Open
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast 
8:30-8:45 am Welcome to the Alliance Annual Meeting!
8:45-9:30 am Keynote: The Civic Role of Higher Education in a Changing World
9:30-9:45 am Break
9:45-10:45 am Looking Back to Race Ahead
10:45-11:00 am Room Change/Break
11:00-12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
  • Essential Skills Spell Success in a Global Economy
  • Interstate Passport: Putting Learning Outcomes to Work for Transfer
12:00-12:15 pm Room Change/Break
12:15-1:15 pm Awards Luncheon - Managing Change: Leading with Purpose
1:15-1:30 pm Room Change/Break
1:30-2:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
  • Increasing Access and Completion: Reflections on Implementing Guided Pathway and Promise Programs
  • Future Directions for Academic Advising & Career Services
2:30-2:45 pm Room Change/Break
2:45-3:45 pm Indigenous Approaches to Academic Success and Community Partnership
3:45-4:00 pm Break
4:00-5:00 pm Lightning Round: Facing Wellness Challenges Together 
5:50-6:30 pm Reception sponsored by Pearson 
  Dinner on your own 


The Motif Seattle 

7:30-8:15 am Breakfast and Alliance Membership Meeting
8:15-8:30 am Break
8:30-9:45 am A Philanthropist’s View: Changing the Higher Education World
9:45-10:45 am Perspectives on Community College Leadership: A Conversation with Two Successful Presidents
10:45-11:00 am Break
11:00-11:45 am ”Alternate Facts” Community Colleges Tell Ourselves and How Marketing Can Reforge the Truth
11:45-noon Wrap Up/Adjournment