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September 25, 2015 - September 26, 2015

September 25-26, 2015
Marriott Austin South
Austin, TX

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This conference provides you with essential information on legal, legislative, and leadership issues for community college faculty. Also on the program are panel discussions on faculty senate leadership tips and students success and resilience.


Schedule of Events

Friday, September 25, 2015

2:30 p.m. Registration

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Breakouts

Great Ideas for TCCTA Campus Representatives with Essie Childers, Blinn College; Linda Comte, TCCTA Membership Chair, Houston Community College-Northeast; and Jane England, North Central Texas College

Faculty Senate Best Practices with Tyson McMillan, Tarrant County College – Trinity River and Dax Stokes, North Central Texas College

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. The 84th Legislative Session on Your Campus with Beaman Floyd, TCCTA Lobbyist

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner Program: Texas Higher Education from 2015 to 2030 with Rex Peebles, Assistant Commissioner of Workforce, Academic Affairs, and Research, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Rex Peeble’s presentation slides

Saturday, September 26, 2015

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. How Texas’ Changing Socioeconomics Affects Your Students with Steve Murdock, Director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas/Allyn and Gladys Cline Chair in Sociology, Rice University
Steve Murdock’s presentation slides

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Student Success Updates and …Successes with Cynthia Ferrell, Director of Student Success Initiatives for the Community College Leadership Program, University of Texas at Austin; and Missi Patterson, Assistant Dean of Faculty Development/Professor of Psychology, Austin Community College
Cynthia Ferrell & Missi Patterson’s Presentation Slides

12:00 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch Workshop on Legal Issues on the College Campus with Jay Brim, Attorney, Brim, Arnett, & Robinett, P.C.
Jay Brim’s presentation slides


REGISTRATION FEE—$95 (includes meal Friday evening and Saturday’s breakfast and lunch).

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION—To register for the Fall Conference fill out the registration form to scan and email to Carole Hawkins at, chawkins at tccta.org or send by fax to 512-328-1086.

THE HOST HOTEL IS FULL—Marriott Austin South, 4415 South IH-35. The host hotel offers a free shuttle to downtown (drop off at 4th and Trinity) from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. for evening adventures. Sign up early Friday if you’d like to go out after our program.

OVERFLOW HOTEL OPTIONS—Other hotels within walking distance you might consider are:

    1. Baymont Inn: 512-447-5511
    2. Red Roof Inn: 512-448-0091
    3. SpringHill Suites Austin South: 512-441-8270
    4. Courtyard Austin South: 512-912-1122
    5. Omni Southpark: 512-448-2222
    6. Fairfield Inn & Suites Austin South: 512-707-8899

GPS Directions to the Marriott: For easiest driving directions to the Marriott Austin South use street address 4404 Meinardus Drive, Austin, TX 78744

Program arranged by the Professional Development Committee


September 25, 2015
September 26, 2015


Marriott Austin South
4415 S IH-35
Austin, TX 78744 United States
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(512) 441-7900