CFTTC 2022
March 2-4, 2022

 
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Burge, Dylon
Poplarville School District






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Bridging the Distance with Technology

This session will cover several resources that can be used whether you are in the classroom teaching, or if you are teaching online. We will go over free resources such as the G Suite tools, Flipgrid, virtual escape rooms, museums etc. We will also cover some paid for virtual tools such as Screencastify, WeVideo, Prodigy, Merge Cubes, and Cospaces edu. A link to my presentation and my contact information will be given out during the session.


King, Stephanie
Mississippi State University






Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Pulled in a Dozen Different Directions: Helping Adult Learners Succeed

Of community college students, 21% of full-time and 39% of part-time are age 25 or older (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2019). Many have tried college before and failed and are now stuck in low-paying jobs and desperately seeking to improve their lives. These adult learners face numerous challenges to attain postsecondary credentials including work and family responsibilities, limited income, and low academic preparation. Due to time and travel constraints, many choose to enroll in online programs even if they lack the technological knowledge and resources, as well as independence and motivation, to successfully complete coursework. This presentation will explore options for using technology to serve this population effectively. Supports can be provided from the time a student first browses a college’s website looking for a program, through the admissions and advising process, during coursework, and as the student graduates and seeks employment.


Pate, Amy
Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District






Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Imagine Engagement with Nearpod!

This session will introduce educators to the possibilities that Nearpod can provide to transform their classroom. In this session, educators will learn how to use Nearpod to create engaging activities for their students and open up a world of possibilities that are only limited by their imagination. We will take a tour of Nearpod's activities and content library and create a Nearpod presentation together.


Cantrell, Kelly
East Mississippi Community College






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 4:00:PM - 4:30:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Tech & Techniques for Managing Student Engagement in a Hyflex Class

This session discusses a few best practices learned over the past year (or so) while teaching in a hyflex environment at a community college. The focus of the session will be on tools that can assist a faculty member in embracing the digital transformation that the Covid-19 pandemic has wrought on higher education. It will explore actionable steps for managing the impact of hyflex or student choice models in the classroom while preserving academic rigor and student interest in the subject matter. Finally, we will examine the necessary pedagogical shift for this environment and technologies to inspire each student to fully engage in both the classroom experience and the learning process.


Sellers, Kimbra
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College




Co-Presenters: Kim Sellers, Ph.D., Amy Stanfeld, Ph.D., Carla Stout, Ph.D.

Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Enhancing Sense of Community in the Online Environment

We live in an exciting time for educators. The addition of technologies such as artificial intelligence, interactive computer technology, video conferencing software, and other emerging technologies can help us to improve our quality of teaching. We must not forget that good communication and a human touch should always be foremost when offering quality instruction whether in-person or online. It is usually easier to communicate and give that human touch to foster a Sense of Community when teaching in-person classes. However, enhancing Sense of Community (SoC) in the online environment can improve performance, enjoyment, and retention, for BOTH faculty and students. The question is how to facilitate deep meaningful learning found in a community when teaching online?

Research involving online learning has indicated that several techniques in the design and delivery of online instruction can increase students’ SoC, commitment to the course, and overall learning experience. We will discuss the research that has shown success with the use of a collaborative-constructivist learning design in combination with three interdependent elements: social, cognitive, and teaching presence. Additionally, we will present the use of specific strategies that can help develop SoC in an online learning environment. We will highlight how these strategies can often not only enrich SoC, but also enrich the learning experience, increase student autonomy, improve pedagogical practices, improve attrition among students, and improve faculty attrition.



Wang, Shuyan
University of Southern Mississippi






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:00:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
The Best Practices of Online Teaching

This presentation discusses the strategies and practices of designing, developing, and delivering a technology-enriched online course. This presentation will also provide an overview of multimedia tools for screen capture, audio and video materials creation, adding different types of questions to videos, and how these tools can be integrated into teaching and learning. Teaching strategies and practices as well as different communication tools and issues/concerns when integrating these tools into an online class are illustrated with actual examples used in a graduate online class. This presentation intends to demonstrate how to create an effective online learning environment and teach efficiently.


Parker, Mary
University of Houston-Downtown






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Use of Technologies to Support Virtual Mentoring During COVID-19

The purpose of this presentation is to examine how student-centered mentoring could be taken to the virtual environment out of necessity due to the COVID-19 quarantine impact on the university and STEM undergraduates. Urgency associated with maintaining relationships and support were supported through a variety of emerging technologies and media. Use of Zoom video-conferencing software and GroupMe phone applications provided primary platforms for ongoing conversation and support. A clear structural framework along with established procedures were instrumental in maintaining our virtual mentoring program through implemented technologies. A comparison model established during the Houston Hurricane Harvey as a mechanism to maintain communications formed the basis for expanding the model to incorporate greater dimensions of relationship building in addition to communication. An anticipatory mindset assisted the pre-COVID-19 environment thought patterns to development standard operating procedures for maintaining previously established mentoring relationships and building more in-depth relationships. Data portraying virtual mentoring through the various Zoom and GroupMe media will be offered as evidence of mentoring moving into the virtual environments and successfully being used to maintain not just communications, but support of 1) stress, 2) emotional stress, 3) friendship, and 4) academic support systems. Transcripts of GroupMe and Zoom meetings will be available in aggregate. In our university society today, we must be prepared to maintain relationship-building in alternative environments given the environmental chaos we find ourselves exposed to. Hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding and fire events, pandemics, and other will never cease and some scientists suggest may become even more prominent as common occurrences. Mentoring is vital/ crucial to the success of any undergraduate, but especially our first-time-in-college who in many cases already bring cultural and learning gaps to their university experience. This is true under normal circumstances, but especially true in COVID-19 situations.


Terry, Glenn
University of Southern Mississippi






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Big Data - What Is It?

Big Data – What is all this talk about Data Analytics – This session is designed to provide a high-level overview of the world of Big Data and what is meant by Data Analytics. It will include discussions of the importance of visualization presentation techniques, including the cognitive drivers of the recipient's response to such visualizations. The session will provide insight into the possibilities as to how Big Data is and will change the business world and educational curricula. Additionally, the session will discuss recent employer surveys regarding needed team member analytical skills and suggested changes by certain professional organizations to business school's curriculum related to topics such as data analytics, IT acumen, and cybersecurity.


Wilhite, Christa
Mississippi Community College Board






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 3:15:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
TL;DR: Simplifying Online Instruction

One effect on post pandemic instruction is an increased interest in teaching online from faculty who were previously focused on traditional instruction. The massive move to online learning in 2020 improved efficacy with LMS technologies and motivated many to try their hand at online instruction on a regular basis. With the demand for online learning opportunities growing, this is fantastic news, but many eLearning offices are left saying "So you think you can teach online?" Online instruction isn't as easy as recording full length lectures and posting handouts within the LMS. This session will feature a few tips for simplifying instruction to keep up with the TL;DR culture in which today's students thrive.


Smith, Trevor
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College




Co-Presenter: Brian Carriere

Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
All About Blockchain and the Cryptocurrency Revolution: Part 1

This presentation will discuss how blockchain technology began with Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, and is now on track to revolutionize the global economic, industrial, and information sectors. Education will also be impacted by this major paradigm shift. The presenters will discuss blockchain’s structure and function as well as popular use cases, challenges, and potential areas of future mass adoption. This session is particularly noteworthy, as blockchain use and cryptocurrency ownership is growing much faster than the Internet in the 1990s, and every person on the planet will be significantly affected by it within the next five years.


Carriere, Brian
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College




Co-Presenter: Trevor Smith

Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
All About Blockchain and the Cryptocurrency Revolution: Part 2

This presentation is designed for those that attended the blockchain session Part 1 as well as for attendees that have a basic understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency. The presenters will discuss blockchain use cases in more detail as well as the mechanisms that give cryptocurrencies their underlying value. Topics will include smart contracts and the role that they will soon play in education. Also, the presenters will explain non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and their revolutionary potential. Additional topics will include decentralized finance (DeFi), Internet of things (IoT), and the rise of alternate blockchain platforms such as Ethereum, Cardano, and VeChain. Other noteworthy issues related to the blockchain space will be covered as time permits.


Miller, Emma
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College




Co-Presenter: Monica Donohue, M.Ed.

Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Lit, Cool, Rad, and Hip Communication for Generations

Communication is part of each generation’s DNA. From Boomers to Gen Z, each group is unique in their communication needs and learning preferences. Participants will learn to identify characteristics of each generational cohort’s communication preferences. Examples and activities will provide participants an opportunity to transform this knowledge into an instructional superpower. The workshop will focus on generational communication strategies that maximize student learning and retention.


Gillespie, Denise
Itawamba Community College




Co-Presenter: Rilla Jones

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 4:45:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Using Learning Management Systems to Optimize Institutional Processes

Learn how ICC uses Canvas to conduct faculty evaluations, facilitate graduation practice, and streamline safety information for students and faculty. This session will feature three ways an LMS was utilized for operational efficiency and transparent, real-time information sharing. Online evaluation courses provide a clear model of performance expectations, transparent ratings, and a downloadable file for archival purposes. Covid concerns have dominated the minds of educators and administrators since March 2020. Creating Safely Together courses for students and faculty assisted the College with dispersing rapidly changing information and confirming receipt and acceptance of safety protocols. Building a fully online Commencement Rehearsal course provided a virtual space for ticket claim and regalia pickup, along with preparing students for commencement without the need for an onsite rehearsal. Using Canvas for these initiatives helped create a familiar and user-friendly product for students and faculty, and it also streamlined the process of identifying and communicating with users who did not access or complete requirements.


Britt, Margaret
Copiah-Lincoln Community College






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Imagine It! Endless Solutions with Microsoft

Come and learn about the latest updates and new features in Microsoft Desktop and Web Applications infused with Artificial Intelligence.


Edwards, Elizabeth
Itawamba Community College




Co-Presenter: Rilla Jones

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Taking the Strategic Pain Out of Strategic Planning

With COVID concerns and more distributed, remote-working employees, institutions must meet the challenge of building consensus and establishing priorities that support and promote long-term planning while also meeting the documentation needs of external oversight agencies like accreditors. Moving the strategic planning process online by using a course/module application has many advantages. 1) The online course is an effective way to reach your decision-makers regardless of the number involved or if they are local or distant. 2) You can leverage the built-in course assessment options as a way to collect and report on the strategic process questions. 3) The course modules provide an efficient way to organize and categorize your internal and external data, surveys and market analysis so that your decision-makers have the information they need in considering broader goals. 4) The course is a great way to provide adequate and appropriate data analysis that culminates into consensus-driven reporting, which will serve as the foundation for goal-setting. The presentation focuses on both the technical requirements of setting up the strategic planning course and the organizational framework that ensures your strategic planning process will address all the requirements to fulfill appropriate and adequate data-sharing and goal setting needs.


Trest, Michael
Jones College




Co-Presenters: Wendy Evans, Jennifer Griffith, Sandy Crist

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 4:00:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Online Workforce College: Digital platform meeting workforce demands

If there are any positives coming out of COVID-19, it would be the power of innovative individuals, organizations, and communities to think differently and exemplify what can be achieved when people are united by common priorities, specifically digital solutions designed to meet Mississippi’s workforce needs. Jones College and Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) staff will introduce the audience to the Online Workforce College (OWC), a fully-online, self-paced learning platform designed to help people gain work-ready skills as well as assist employers deliver and track online pre-hire and professional development training for their organization. OWC’s current content areas, available 24/7, include Industrial Training, Manufacturing, Logistics; Employability/Soft Skills; Workplace Safety; Information Technology; and Adult Education. All courses are aligned with employer input and industry standards, and as students complete courses, they earn digital badges signifying to employers they have the skills needed for the job! With the support from MCCB, Jones College’s innovation to collaborate with internal and external partners to create pathways equipping individuals at all educational levels while meeting the needs of the employers is proving to be a win-win in Mississippi.


Walters, Kim
Mississippi State University






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 9:15:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Imagine: Launching a New Course into a Pandemic!

In Fall 2015, we began to pilot a co-requisite model for College Algebra in an attempt to provide students, who had a lower Math ACT (MACT 17 or 18), with an opportunity to complete College Algebra with support from material typically covered in Intermediate Algebra. Unlike most models, this does not give students credit for Intermediate Algebra, but allows them to take and hopefully pass College Algebra with an additional support system in the form of small lab sections with tutors and review material. We “piloted” this course for 5 semesters as we integrated it into our traditional College Algebra course and planned to see it become a stand alone course in the Fall 2020. Little did we know at the time that we would be launching it into a full blown pandemic. Using some in-person teaching and some livestreaming via WebEx, we learned more than we anticipated. In this presentation, I will discuss what we have done and what we changed along the way and what the full blown class looked like. We saw success in the pilot and did continue to see success in the full course. While it was not exactly what we hoped, the results were positive. I will discuss what worked, what we learned, and what we changed as we have transitioned back to "normal" in the Fall 2021.


Zuehlke, Jason
Mississippi Delta Community College






Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Keeping Simplicity through Complexity

Why don’t we like starting something new? Probably because it involves adding another piece of software or hardware, complex integrations, or learning curves just to complete something simple. Why implement something new and complex when we may already have a simpler solution currently available? Join this session to review some simple, and existing, solutions to “complex” new initiatives brought forward from the pandemic. This session will include general applications as well as specific examples of “keeping it simple” to reduce the complexity while providing high quality of service.


Clark, Julie
Hinds Community College




Co-Presenter: Latoya Clark-Horne

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Morph Your Course

It's Morphin Time! Do you want to morph your course into an engaging user experience for your students? Come to this session to learn about some fun tech tools that can enhance your course. We will look at presentation tools like Genially that can replace those boring PowerPoints and IORAD to create interactive tutorials. Tired of Kahoot? Let’s power up with Blooket. In this session, we will explore each of these tools and discuss how they increase student engagement and how they can seamlessly be incorporated into your existing Canvas course shells.


Kmiec, John
University of Southern Miss., College of Business and Economic Development






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 1:45:PM - 2:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Where The Heck Did Everybody Go?

Where the heck did everybody go? In August 2021, in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic, 4.3 million workers were reported to have left their jobs in what has been called The Great Resignation. As employers, governments, scholars, and the media debate what to do, the Nation is struggling to retain skilled talent and fill the many job openings needed to compete in an ever-changing, hyper-competitive, digitally connected world economy. Skill shortages are nothing new, but the current situation has underscored the problem with rising food and gas prices, product shortages of all kinds, and diminished services across sectors. This presentation will explore the ongoing race to attract, develop, and retain our most valuable resource. A highly skilled and innovative workforce!


Latham, Amy
Northwest Mississippi Community College




Co-Presenters: Miriam Rowan, Dave Curran

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Innovations in Higher Ed using Oracle Technologies

In this session participants will learn about what Oracle Cloud has brought to the table at Northwest Mississippi Community College with their ERP, Human Capital Management and Student Financial Planning cloud technologies. Northwest has implemented these technologies and is bringing cutting edge digital innovation to their employees and students, with plans to add additional Student Management applications in the future. The cloud technology is unlike the days of old with the traditional ‘what you see is what you get’ software. Although the applications come with out of the box functionality, with the help of an implementation partner you can configure system workflows and tweak the system to function as needed following best practice guidelines. If you are finding yourself looking for new ways to eliminate manual processes, use technology to provide greater efficiency in your environment and improve the student experience, look no further because this session is for you.


Moss, Laurie







Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:00:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Software Testing and Quality Assurance for ALL Technology

Presentation will include brief background of how I started in the Software Testing field. What is software testing. What is Quality Assurance. What technologies need software testing. How to start a career as a Software Test Engineer (training and other resources). Questions and Answers.


Khan, Abu
Jackson State University






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 10:00:AM - 10:30:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Teaching STEM Courses Using Technology: Lessons From The Pandemic

Disruption in academic institutions created by the pandemic is highlighted in this session designed for all instructors. Involuntary adoption of online teaching in courses that are traditionally offered through face-to-face meetings in majority of institutions created some unforeseen difficulties and unexpected advantages. Even though most instructors of in-person lecture-based courses use some form of online supplements, they invariably encountered difficulties in selecting a proper and effective platform for offering the course totally online. Dealing with the individual need of a student with issues of (a) insufficient background knowledge, (b) irregular attendance, (c) critical thinking ability, (d) practice and solve real-life problems, (e) retention, and (f) satisfactory performance in the course require methods different from the traditional ones. Method of student evaluation is challenging and time-consuming. A synchronized online classification of the course appears to be more effective. A comparison of student performance for online courses to those offered previously as traditional courses will be presented.


Swanson, Adam
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College




Co-Presenter: Mollie Barger

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Improving Data Upload Efficiency -An Internal Error Reporting Model

Learn how to establish processes at your institution to clean-up data in the system and optimize upload efficiency. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College designed a series of automated error reports that get sent out to various departments on a weekly basis. This session will cover how to setup an error reporting infrastructure and detail from an Admissions Office perspective, how error reports are being worked throughout the semester.


McAfee, Ouida
Delta State University






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 1:00:PM - 1:30:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Building Consistency in Course Navigation

This session will discuss using your learning management system and rubrics to support faculty in building courses that students can easily navigate across the university.


Yarbrough, Steven
Mississippi State University






Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Round One: Distractors vs the Educator - Interactive Course Content

Creating engaging, interactive, and creative educational content is imperative in our fast-paced, technology-driven world. Educators find themselves in a persistent struggle to compete with the distractions of daily life and entertainment to which students now have access. Creating course content that stands apart and grabs the student's attention is easier now than ever with free and paid educational technologies. This session will outline several Edutech tools, implementation in the online learning environment, and best practices for creating and using engaging course content. While the primary objective of this session is to outline engaging course content in the online environment, many of the tools and strategies presented can be implemented in the traditional educational setting.


Verneuille, Kim
Mississippi Community College Board






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
OCR & MOA Compliance: How It Works & What It Means For Community Colleges

OCR oversees the civil rights compliance programs of state agencies that administer the CTE MOA program at the post-secondary levels. The MOA program ensures students have equal access to Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. State agencies must prevent, identify, and remedy civil rights non-compliance by their sub-recipients in CTE through periodic compliance reviews by collecting and analyzing civil rights information and data for schools that offer CTE education. This session will look at the roles of MCCB in working with MS Community Colleges to maintain compliance with federal regulations under the Office of Civil Rights.


McCraw, Brandi
Itawamba Community College




Co-Presenter: Michelle Sumerel

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 4:00:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Counselor Connect: A Dual Credit Registration Portal

Attention Dual Credit Coordinators: Are you struggling with collecting paperwork, keeping up with dual credit course requests and scholarship eligibility, all the while trying to enroll students prior to classes starting? If you answered YES to any of these questions, this is the session for YOU! Itawamba Community College's Instructional Services, Admissions, and IT departments teamed up to create a dual credit portal that enables each high school to submit the necessary paperwork for dual enrollment admission. Student and counselor access to this portal allows for the monitoring of each student account for incomplete documentation that may delay the registration process.


Bordelon, Millie
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College




Co-Presenters: Dr. Erin Riggins, Vic Gauthreaux, Samuel Everett

Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Augmented & Virtual Training: Bridging the Gap in Workforce Training

Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) have quickly become a common part of education and training in most CTE sectors. Hands-on training experiences allow employees to enter an immersive environment and safely gain experience on complex equipment and technical parts. By eliminating boundaries between real and virtual environments, employers and educators can leverage both realities in one setting, generating efficiencies and enabling faster learning. Applying AR/VR technologies, the National Training Laboratory reports that students retain, on average, 75% learning via simulation. This confirms that this training works, and when used as part of a blended learning strategy, it can be even more effective. AR/VR can be used to attract talent to a variety of workforce settings by providing exposure to concepts and demystifying jobs related to specific industries. MGCCC has successfully utilized AR/VR and simulations in many programs such as IT, healthcare, commercial truck driving, manufacturing, and heavy equipment operations, as well as implemented training for students to develop AR/VR and simulation activities to be deployed for workforce training.


Payne, Angela
Mississippi Community College Board






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Azalea Ballroom D
A Breakdown of the Secondary Demographic Verification (SDV) Data File

The Secondary Demographic Verification (SDV) data file is comprised of campus enrollment data that is generated every term and that is represented in a 69-sheet report. The SDV report depicts "unaudited" demographics about each individual campus. It includes: student headcount by race, age, gender, ACT score, Pell eligibility; Faculty Contact Hours, Courses (Traditional/Hybrid/MSVCC/Online) taught and their enrollment; Total Semester Credit Hours taken for the term; AND MUCH MORE! Enrollment Management that considers data trends from admissions to instruction to persistence will find those student data points within this massive report.


Calhoun, Matthew
Southwest Mississippi Community College




Co-Presenters: Jones College, Itawamba Community College, Pearl River Community College

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Azalea Ballroom D
One Person's Trash is Another Person's Trash: Strong Data Bridges

You've heard the adage, "One man's trash is another man's treasure". Well, not in data. One person's trash is another person's trash. To make data-informed decisions, the data itself should be collected accurately so that retrieval and reporting are accurate. Hear from a panel of data teams who will share their best practices and experiences in data collection, retrieval, and reporting. Please join this conversation to share and learn more about improving what works while eliminating what does not work in sound data management.

Moderated by Matthew Calhoun

Panel Discussion:
Jones College: Ashley Beard and April Phillips
Itawamba Community College: Allen Coleman and Robert Soloman
Pearl River Community College: Hannah Miller and Tonia Moody



Accountability, Division
Mississippi Community College Board




Co-Presenters: Dr. Shawn Mackey, Mrs. Beverlin Givens, Dr. Angela Payne

Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Azalea Ballroom B, C, D
2022 Enrollment Audit and Reporting Guidelines Manual Update

Annual convening of the CIRE and DataContacts groups to share the 2022 Enrollment Audit and Reporting Guidelines manual updates for implementation in the upcoming reporting and auditing academic year. This meeting is limited to the CIRE and DataContacts associations' members only.


Calhoun, Matthew
Southwest Mississippi Community College




Co-Presenters: Jones College, Itawamba Community College, Pearl River Community College

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:15:PM
Location: Azalea Ballroom D
One Person's Trash is Another Person's Trash: Strong Data Bridges

You've heard the adage, "One man's trash is another man's treasure". Well, not in data. One person's trash is another person's trash. To make data-informed decisions, the data itself should be collected accurately so that retrieval and reporting are accurate. Hear from a panel of data teams who will share their best practices and experiences in data collection, retrieval, and reporting. Please join this conversation to share and learn more about improving what works while eliminating what does not work in sound data management.

Moderated by Matthew Calhoun

Panel Discussion:
Jones College: Ashley Beard and April Phillips
Itawamba Community College: Allen Coleman and Robert Soloman
Pearl River Community College: Hannah Miller and Tonia Moody



Payne, Angela
Mississippi Community College Board






Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 2:00:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Azalea Ballroom D
A Breakdown of the Secondary Demographic Verification (SDV) Data File

The Secondary Demographic Verification (SDV) data file is comprised of campus enrollment data that is generated every term and that is represented in a 69-sheet report. The SDV report depicts "unaudited" demographics about each individual campus. It includes: student headcount by race, age, gender, ACT score, Pell eligibility; Faculty Contact Hours, Courses (Traditional/Hybrid/MSVCC/Online) taught and their enrollment; Total Semester Credit Hours taken for the term; AND MUCH MORE! Enrollment Management that considers data trends from admissions to instruction to persistence will find those student data points within this massive report.








Presenters: Scott Stoddart, Connie Beene

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 10:45:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
Closing the Skills Gap with Certifications

Certiport offers a wide variety of industry-recognized certifications which can make a difference in salary and career options.? These credentials are aimed at closing the skills gap, and enhancing individual productivity, marketability and value.? Find out about the practice exams and learning products designed to increase student success in the digital world.? All attendees will be provided demos for curriculum options and practice testing as well as a certification voucher.








Presenter: Haden Gragson

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 1:00:PM - 1:30:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Safe Schools Next Generation Safety for the Next Generation

Schools and universities are meant to be places for safe teaching and learning, free from crimeand violence. A place where the next generation can grow and learn. But this is only achievablewith a foundation of safety. Everything starts with safety. It’s the core that holds educationalcenter operations together.

Motorola Solutions has created the first and only end-to-end technology ecosystem that unifiesvoice, video, data and analytics in a single platform. Together this Safe Schools and Universitiesecosystem provides you with the foundation of safety you need by addressing your uniquechallenges, from everyday incidents — a fight in a hallway, an allergic reaction in the restaurantor an injury in gym class — to extreme events, including intruders and emergency alarms.

We’re also reimagining how the technologies used to help keep schools and universities safecan do even more — drive efficiencies and generate better outcomes. Because safety,efficiency and productivity are deeply interconnected. With the right technologies, you can befaster, smarter, more focused and more resilient — better at everything you do.









Presenter: Walt Drane

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 4:45:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Safe Schools Next Generation Safety for the Next Generation

Schools and universities are meant to be places for safe teaching and learning, free from crimeand violence. A place where the next generation can grow and learn. But this is only achievablewith a foundation of safety. Everything starts with safety. It’s the core that holds educationalcenter operations together.

Motorola Solutions has created the first and only end-to-end technology ecosystem that unifiesvoice, video, data and analytics in a single platform. Together this Safe Schools and Universitiesecosystem provides you with the foundation of safety you need by addressing your uniquechallenges, from everyday incidents — a fight in a hallway, an allergic reaction in the restaurantor an injury in gym class — to extreme events, including intruders and emergency alarms.

We’re also reimagining how the technologies used to help keep schools and universities safecan do even more — drive efficiencies and generate better outcomes. Because safety,efficiency and productivity are deeply interconnected. With the right technologies, you can befaster, smarter, more focused and more resilient — better at everything you do.









Presenter: Michael Carbenia

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 1:45:PM - 2:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Earning Industry Certifications Beyond the Classroom - The New Reality of CTE

Short Description of Presentation:?Discover how districts, technical centers, and community colleges have taken their Career and Technical Education programs through creative approaches that include augmented and virtual reality. Discover how adult learners are preparing for certifications and earning industry credentials in Health Science, Advanced Manufacturing, Agri-Science, and Transportation pathways through various models of in-person and hybrid learning.








Presenter: Steve Given

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 4:00:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
The Real Impact of Cybercrime

Learn about contemporary threats, what it could mean for your organization, best practices for building a security program and a few absolute MUSTs, no matter what.








Presenter: Jessica Garcia

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
“The Complex Made Simple – How to Migrate to the Cloud.”

Join Jessica Garcia, Manager of Oracle Higher Education, and learn about the various options to move from your current on premise applications to the Cloud.? Hear how other schools have leveraged Oracle Cloud to bring operational efficiencies while enhancing the student experience.








Presenter: Jeffery Yarbrough

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:00:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Breaking down the Three Pillars of Observability

Learn about the Three Pillars of Observability and Best Practices. Observability is the extent to which the internal states of a system can be inferred from externally available data. An observable software system provides the ability to understand any issue that arises. Conventionally, the three pillars of observability data are metrics, logs and traces.








Presenter: Mike Molloy

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 4:00:PM - 4:30:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Extending the Campus: Ensuring Anytime Anywhere Access Securely

Overview: Imagine being able to provide your students and faculty with secure access to apps and data on any device, over any network, at any time regardless of location. Join Citrix and Itawamba Community College for a discussion around the importance of continuous higher education and the ability to empower students and faculty to do their best work by bringing the campus to them. ?








Presenters: Joel Evans, Chris Johnson, Chase Dalton

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
"Demystifying Zero Trust & A Platform for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)."

The network does matter; and distributed security requires trust to be established at the edge.? Only C Spire & Cisco's breadth and portfolio of security, cloud, and networking fabrics can simplify the management of your users wherever they are.? On-network, hybrid or remote, our combined solution streamlines the site, user, workload and distribution challenges that traditional vendors can only see a piece of. ? Join us for our session where SMEs from C Spire and Cisco will talk to and demo how you can leverage our security fabric and solutions like Umbrella, Duo, Meraki and Catalyst to give you immediate answers to the who, what, when, where and why of Trusted Access.








Presenter: Jonah Versman

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 10:00:AM - 10:30:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
Rethinking Online Learning with Class

In this session, we'll walk through how students can complete assignments, browse the web, watch videos, use files, take proctored exams, and stay more engaged?in their courses while using Class.








Presenters: Caheen Murphy, Ethan Meyer

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
Decreasing Cyber Risk in 2022

Hackers have upped the ante. Cyber?criminals have grown more sophisticated, more organized, and more aggressive, using advanced techniques and cooperation among hacker groups to drive an unprecedented number of attacks.? The need to mitigate cyber risk is one of the greatest challenges facing higher education in 2022.? This session will discuss ways to raise the maturity level of your security program.








Presenter: David Lopez - Screenbeam

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
Hyflex Without the Hi Stress - How to Quickly Setup Hyflex Spaces with Two Simple Tools

Complexity in HyFlex spaces is not uncommon so how do you get full functionality along with ease of use? In addition, what about when those spaces aren’t being used for remote participants? Spend a few minutes with Instructional Technology expert, David Lopez for a live demonstration (dangerous, right?) on how easy it is to use just two simple devices to create a flexible, functional space that works for all, doesn’t require a ton of training to implement and gives you a secure, untethered environment for sound instructional practices.








Presenter: Nick Vaghasiya - RZero

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 3:15:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
Biosafety Technology for the Modern World

R-Zero is the first biosafety technology company providing a smart, sustainable disinfection ecosystem designed to create clinically clean shared spaces. We combine the best-in-class UV-C Technology and data to create an ecosystem to offer higher efficacy, sustainability, and visibility, while reducing costs to improve productivity and health through cleaner environments. Founded in April of 2020, R-Zero helps organizations protect the health of people they serve. Our biosafety technologies reduce the spread of all infectious diseases - delivering a higher standard of health and safety for all.








Presenter: Jim Miller

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 9:15:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Campus Technology Design & Integration

Diversified is an A/V technology integrator that specializes in Design Consulting, Procurement, Implementation and Day Two Support. Diversified can also assist with technology grant utilization.








Presenter: Grace Strahan

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 3:15:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Modernizing your Network with the Power of the Cloud

Legacy networks have struggled to keep up with the increasing load on wireless networks in K12 environments, leading to poor performance and more headaches for networks teams to properly identify and determine network issues. Empower your network team to work with greater efficiency with of advanced Cloud tools.








Presenter: Ma’at Latham

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
Establishing Safe and Healthy Learning Environments Using Technology

Safe and healthy learning environments are key components of academic success. ?Today's school safety measures have grown to include pandemic protocols. ?The?session?will show us how innovative solutions can ease the burden of these new demands.










Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Guru Session

Sierra Session - Vehicular Area Networks and Leased Line Replacement Applications










Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:55:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Guru Session

Cell-Fi Indoor Coverage Enhancement










Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Guru Session

C Spire & Cisco: Demystifying Zero Trust & Platform for Secure Access Service (SASE)










Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Guru Session

Demostrations & Q & A










Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 4:00:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Guru Session

One-on-One Q & A