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Regional Transfer Success Summit - 2017

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ALAS Fellows
Event Date: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 8:15am to 5:00pm

3rd Annual Regional Transfer Success Summit


Call for Presenters
Submission Deadline: September 22, 2017
The Regional Transfer Success Summit is sponsored by the ALAS (Aligning Learning and Academic Success) Project to serve as a venue for disseminating best practices, information on engaging pedagogies, and facilitating discussion on effective instructional and high impact practices. The annual ALAS summit convenes faculty and administrative leaders from California State University, Channel Islands, Moorpark College, Oxnard College, Ventura College, Santa Barbara City College, as well as staff and administrators from all sectors of education to engage in discussion about solutions and strategies that align practices, policies and systems to "one degree". Participants will learn about the findings from the Regional Transfer Success Fellows Program and from regional practitioners and their work related to learning and academic success that lead to increasing completion and transfer rates for our students across the region. 
Regional Transfer Success Summit

Friday, November 3, 2017
at Moorpark College
8:15 AM - 2:40 PM
*this is a FREE event*

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided
Forum and Audience
In addition to a plenary session by our Academic Leaders and a keynote speaker, Dr. Gilda Ochoa, the ALAS Summit Planning Committee will provide workshops and symposia for faculty sharing best practices in High Impact Practices in their classrooms, online or face-to-face. These workshops will take one of the following forms listed below:

GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching/Transfer Success): Round-table discussions intended to engage attendees in a 15 minute discussion (repeated 4 times) on a topic on cross-institutional collaborations and/or other innovations that promote transfer success.

Community of Practice: Accepting 30 minute or 60 minute workshop sessions focused on high-impact teaching and learning practices, faculty development initiatives aimed at shifting the teaching and learning culture (i.e., engagement pedagogy, active learning, etc.), and course-based practices and innovations outside of the classroom that support transfer student success, engagement, equity and transition to a 4-year institution.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gilda Ochoa


The daughter of first generation college students who together taught junior high school for over sixty years, Dr. Gilda L. Ochoa received her B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Irvine and her Ph.D. from UCLA. She is Professor of Sociology and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at Pomona College where she has received several teaching awards. She has authored many articles and three books. Her newest book — Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap has received awards for its focus on race and eradicating racism. It was also named as one of 35 books that all educators of African American and Latino students must read. Ochoa’s other books include Becoming Neighbors in a Mexican American Community (2004) on the City of La Puente, Learning from Latino Teachers (2007), and Latina/o Los Angeles (2005), co-edited with her brother Enrique C. Ochoa.

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