Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence
Professional Development Retreat
April 7, 2005

Hosted by Northeast Texas Community College at its
Naples/Omaha Education Center, Naples, Texas

Faculty and administrators from any community or technical college
in Texas are invited to participate in the Collaborative's
spring professional development workshop/retreat.


Morning Sessions

8:30 - 9:00
Continental Breakfast and Welcome

9:00 - 10:15
Using Assessment Strategies to Increase Student Learning in the College Classroom
Dr. Sharon Pate, Project Director, Texas Assessing Student Learning Temple College

10:25 - 11:40
Rx for ER, Prescriptions for Effective Retention
Ms. Jeannette Jones, Director, Resource Development
Northwest Vista College
Ms. Christine Salmon, Coordinator, Professional Support Center
Tomball College

11:40 - 12:20
Lunch (provided)

Afternoon Sessions

12:20 - 1:00
Texas Leadership Alliance Project
Dr. Bernadette Hence, Program Director, Galveston College

Breakout Sessions (Two concurrent sessions)
1:10 - 2:25
You're Gonna Teach What to Whom?
Mr. Ken Hanushek, Professor of History
Northeast Texas Community College

Take the Journey - Teaching Modules
Dr. Thomas Urban, Chair, HCCS Philosophy Discipline Committee
Department of Philosophy
Houston Community College - Northwest
Mr. Jordan Carswell, Web Designer
Houston Community College - Northwest

2:25 - 2:40
Workshop Wrap-Up and Evaluation


There is no cost to attend the Professional Development Retreat. The Texas Collaborative, funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board through Carl D. Perkins funds, will cover workshop fees and lunch.

Please register online by April 4. If you have questions about the retreat, contact John Gibson, Western Texas College, at [email protected] or (325) 573-8511 ext. 390.

Located approximately 20 miles from the NTCC campus, the Naples/Omaha Center will provide a retreat-like atmosphere for the workshop. This will be an exceptional professional development opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators. Casual dress is required!

Travel Reimbursement Available
The first 30 individuals registering for the workshop are eligible to receive a travel voucher valued up to $150 to help defray travel and lodging expenses (While NTCC faculty/staff are not eligible for the $150 voucher, they are eligible for mileage reimbursement up to $25).

Transportation from Mt. Pleasant to the Naples/Omaha Center
Northeast Texas Community College has graciously agreed to make available a 29-passenger bus providing transportation to and from the Naples/Omaha Education Center (providing there is enough interest in a shared ride). Please let us know if you would like a ride. Pick-up and return will be at the Holiday Inn Express in Mt. Pleasant.

Important Workshop Links and Information

Directions to NTCC Naples/Omaha Center:

Holiday Inn Express - Mount Pleasant:
A block of rooms has been reserved at a rate of $64. Reservations can be made by calling the Holiday Inn directly at 1-903-577-3800 and referring to the Texas Collaborative to receive the group rate. Reservations must be received by Monday, April 4th.
Address: 2306 Greenhill Road-Interstate 30 W, Exit 162, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455

The Cajun Cowboy Motel:
This a brand new facility located 4 miles from the Naples Center at 400 Hwy 259 (right off hwy 67), in Omaha, TX. Ten rooms are being held until April 7. Room rates range from 49.95 to 89.95. Call Mike or Carol at 903-884-2622 to make a reservation.

Airport information:
Shreveport, LA Airport - 1 1/2 hrs from workshop site
Texarkana, TX Airport - 1 hr from workshop site
East Texas Regional Airport - Longview - 1 hr from workshop site
Love Field, Dallas - 2 hrs from workshop site
DFW Airport, Dallas - 2 hrs from workshop site

Northeast Texas Community College:

Mount Pleasant/Titus County Chamber of Commerce:

Workshop funded through Carl D. Perkins Grant # 51102.




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