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2014 Higgins Lake Retreat 
May 19 & 20

Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center
Roscommon, MI
directions to Conference Center

To register online -click here

campfire at N Higgins Lake

May 19

Registration & Check In
12 noon Lunch 
1:00-5:00 p.m.


Jean Runyon, Associate Vice-President, Learning Advancement and the Virtual Campus, Anne Arundel Community College

As colleges consider online learning to be central to their mission of providing adults with access to high-quality learning opportunities, they face increasing demands to ensure their online learners can successfully achieve their academic, professional, and personal enrichment goals. First-time online students represent a population that may not achieve their academic goals as evidenced by the withdrawal rates in online courses. Jean will provide an overview of best practices and student success models designed to support the learners during their first eLearning experience--from the time a learner considers enrolling in an online course, during the critical first two weeks of the semester, and throughout the course..

5:30 p.m.

Dinner by the lake 
6:30 p.m. Free Time 
7:30 p.m. Annual Membership meeting 
8:30 p.m. Bonfire at the lake 
May 20
7:00 a.m.
8:00 - 10:15 a.m.
THE FLIPPED COURSE - Flipped Lectures to Flipping a Semester
The flipped classroom movements has spread from K-12 classrooms to college lecture halls, but what's the big deal? We'll explore what "flipping" really means, where to start, and examples of how faculty and instructors are using the model to better engage students in their courses.
Throughout a semester, you'll likely encounter students that miss class or have to attend class remotely. Maybe the whole class is targeted at students who can't attend class in person. Don't let distance take away from an engaging class experience. We'll explore how video can help you  easily connect with remote and distance students, and how they can use video to connect with you and their classmates.
Andrea Poole, Matt Dennis, Jason Valade, TechSmith
10:30-11:55 a.m.


Linda Henderson & Kerry Hannah, Northwood University

High-quality course development and delivery are essential goals to the fundamental mission of instructional excellence. In order to achieve these goals it is important to create a useful evaluation process that not only aids the academic team but also supports faculty in developing, delivering and recognizing a quality course. Behold a systematic approach was born.

12 noon

Lunch & Conference Evaluation 
RAM Center

Cost includes 4 meals and 1 night of lodging
(must register by May 12, 2014 to receive these rates)

Member rate - double occupancy $135
Member rate - single occupancy $155
Non-member rate-double occupancy $175
Non-member rate-single occupancy $195



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