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Friday, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
“Access, Progress, and Completions: DE and TSI Updates”
Dr. Suzanne Morales-Vale, Director of Developmental and Adult Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
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Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
“Thinking Outside the Paragraph”
Alice Savage, Professor of English as a Second Language, Lone Star College–North Harris


Friday, February 24th, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“Access, Progress, and Completions: DE and TSI Updates”

This session will focus on 60x30TX and the latest statewide updates supporting your work with underprepared students. Updates will address the TSIA and its validity study; dual credit; college preparatory courses; DE acceleration models, including NCBOs; and recommendations from the newly-approved DE Updates report, followed by Q&A.

Dr. Suzanne Morales-Vale, Director of Developmental and Adult Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Dr. Suzanne Morales-Vale, THECBAs Director of Developmental and Adult Education for the recently renamed College Readiness and Success Division of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Dr. Suzanne Morales-Vale is responsible for the development and implementation of the legislatively-mandated statewide plan for developmental education and the TSI Operational Plan for Lower-Skilled Learners, both of which emphasize scaling and enhancing accelerated, non-traditional interventions for under-prepared students leading to improved persistence and completions in support of 60x30TX, the higher education strategic plan. Prior to joining the Coordinating Board in 2011, Dr. Morales-Vale taught over eighteen years in the areas of Developmental Writing/Reading and College Composition in both traditional and online settings at Central Texas College, with additional teaching experience in university, secondary, and for-profit arenas. She has held numerous leadership positions at institutional and state levels and directed initiatives and programs in areas including faculty professional development, institutional accreditation, faculty advising, and developmental education non course-based options promoting acceleration and improved outcomes. Her academic credentials include B.A. degrees from Texas State University and California State University, along with a M.Ed. from Texas State University. Her academic experiences include study abroad awards in both Germany and England. She also holds a Ph.D. with a specialization in Adult Education from Texas A&M University, College Station.


Saturday, February 25th, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

“Thinking Outside the Paragraph”

Paragraphing is a skill that is often treated as a formula. Presenters offer an appreciation for the art of paragraphing and demonstrate activities for teaching it as a developmental skill that can help low-level writers develop ideas outside the confines of mode-driven essay formats.

Alice Savage, Professor of English as a Second Language, Lone Star College–North Harris

Alice SavageAlice Savage (MA School for International Training) has multiple interests in English language teaching and learning. A teacher and teacher educator at Lone Star College System and a materials writer for Oxford University Press, she is most at home where theory meets practice. Currently, she is interested in the ways that paragraph awareness can give more agency to multi-lingual writers.

 

 

English as a Second Language Section Chair:
Anne-Marie Schlender, Austin Community College–Rio Grande