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Teaching, Learning & Student Development Conference

Roxbury Community College will host the 2020 Massachusetts Community Colleges Teaching, Learning & Student Development Conference on Friday, April 3, 2020.

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Conference Theme

The theme of this year’s conference is Equity Through Innovation: Ensuring Success for All Students.

This year’s theme requests that participants explore how a focus on innovation can help mitigate the large and persistent racial equity gaps in postsecondary education.  The conference tracks highlight innovative practices that advance racial equity and support the success of all students.

This year’s conference will have six themes to showcase the wide variety of approaches, traditional and nontraditional, that support student success.

Thematic Areas

  1. Measuring Student Success
  2. Career Pathways from Noncredit to Credit Programs
  3. Pedagogical Innovation
  4. Student Support Innovation
  5. Enrollment Management 
  6. Human Resources:  Attracting and Retaining Talent
  7. State PIF or other initiatives

Request for Proposals

The TLSD planning committee is now accepting presentation proposals.  To submit a proposal, please fill out the RFP form.  Supporting documents can be submitted to TLSD2020@rcc.mass.edu.  Please do not send supporting documents until you have completed the form.  Review the RFP pdf for additional information on proposal requirements. The proposal submission deadline is is 11:59pm EDT on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Conference Schedule

7:45–8:45am TBD Registration/Breakfast Buffet
8:45am Media Arts Center Introductions
9:00–10:00am Media Arts Center Keynote - Demetri L. Morgan

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10:15–11:15am   Concurrent Sessions
11:30am–12:30pm   Concurrent Sessions
12:45–1:45pm TBD Lunch
1:45–2:45pm   Concurrent Sessions

Conference Registration

Register for the 2020 TLSD Conference by filling out the online registration form. The registration deadline for the conference is March 13, 2020.

2020 Conference Program

In order to minimize our carbon footprint and maximize sustainability, Roxbury Community College is employing Sched, a digital platform, to share the conference program, schedule, and presentation descriptions. Sched is accessible from your mobile phone or other device. A link to the 2020 conference program on Sched will be shared as soon as the program is finalized.

Area Accommodations

Information on special rooms rates and the room reservation process will be added in the coming weeks.

DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Boston Bayside
240 Mt. Vernon Street 
Boston, MA 02125 
Distance: 3.6 miles
Tel: 617-822-3600
Fax: 617-822-2895

Residence Inn Boston Downtown/South End
2001 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Distance: 1.2 miles 
Tel: 857-776-3000


Please direct any questions to TLSD2020@rcc.mass.edu


Anyone needing support to fully access this event should contact Joshua Crary, Director of Accessibility Services, 857-701-1410 or jcrary@rcc.mass.edu

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