PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ARRC believes that high-quality professional development opportunities are essential to enhancing research on regional colleges, as well as improving professional practice for campus leaders and administrative staff.

ARRC Professional Development

ARRC Professional Development is the umbrella under which we offer virtual and in-person training workshops on a range of topics. The activities build upon a tradition of summer residential learning on Appalachian State University's focused on developmental education and learning assistance. As a function within ARRC, professional development will have an expanded topical focus, in addition to offering virtual and regional site-based delivery. For questions regarding ARRC Professional Development, please contact Dr. Patti Levine Brown, ARRC’s Assistant Director for Professional Development, at levinebrownp@appstate.edu.

Upcoming
Events

Learn more about ARRC Professional Development webinars, speakers, and registration.
16
Dec
to
16
Dec

Tools and Strategies for Promoting Mental Health & Wellness for Faculty and Staff

December 16, 2021 1:00 PM
December 16, 2021 2:00 PM
America/New_York
Virtual
Virtual
December 16, 2021
1:00 pm
December 16, 2021
2:00 pm
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ARRC Professional Development is celebrating its launch by offering a series of free webinars with generous support from Lumina Foundation.

Dr. Shawn Arango Ricks serves as department chair of Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University. Formerly she was the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Salem Academy and College and an associate  professor of counseling at Old Dominion University. Dr. Ricks has a unique background in leadership, social justice, and mental health, and as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor she is able to work with groups and organizations using a holistic approach. She is the author of Psychological Tight Spaces: One Black Feminist Scholar’s Journey into Academia and Write Your Own Story: A Handbook.

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20
Jan
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20
Jan

A More Caring University: Higher Education Leadership in the Age of Low Morale and Burnout

January 20, 2022 1:00 PM
January 20, 2022 2:00 PM
America/New_York
Virtual
Virtual
January 20, 2022
1:00 pm
January 20, 2022
2:00 pm
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ARRC Professional Development is celebrating its launch by offering a series of free webinars with generous support from Lumina Foundation.

Dr. Kevin R. McClure is an associate professor of higher education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and ARRC’s Director of Communications. He is an expert on college organization, management, and finance, especially at regional public universities. He is the co-editor of Regional Public Universities: Addressing Misconceptions and Analyzing Contributions and Unlocking Opportunity through Broadly Accessible Institutions. Dr. McClure’s public scholarship covers a range of topics, but he has most recently written a series of columns on leadership and morale in higher education.

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Speakers

Dr. Kevin R. McClure
Dr. Kevin R. McClure
Associate Professor of Higher Education
UNCW

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24
Feb
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24
Feb

Tribal Colleges & Native American-Serving Institutions

February 24, 2022 1:00 PM
February 24, 2022 2:00 PM
America/New_York
Virtual
Virtual
February 24, 2022
1:00 pm
February 24, 2022
2:00 pm
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ARRC Professional Development is celebrating its launch by offering a series of free webinars with generous support from Lumina Foundation

Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull, Sicangu Lakota, has served as president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund since 2012. A lifelong educator and community activist, Crazy Bull is an advocate for self-determination focused on Native voice, philosophy, and traditions as the heart of the working building prosperity for current and future generations. Crazy Bull, who served for 10 years as President of Northwest Indian College, is on the boards of IllumiNative, an organization that seeks a widespread accurate narrative about Indigenous people, and Native Ways Federation, a national association of Native non-profits. In 2015 she was named by Indian Country Today magazine as one of the 50 most influential people, and the Native American Finance Officers Association honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in October 2019. In March 2020, CBS paid tribute to Crazy Bull, along with six other women, for challenging and overcoming stereotypes and biases as part of a series of CBS CARES public service announcements on the CBS Television Network.

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24
Mar
to
24
Mar

Equity in Developmental Education

March 24, 2022 1:00 PM
March 24, 2022 2:00 PM
America/New_York
Virtual
Virtual
March 24, 2022
1:00 pm
March 24, 2022
2:00 pm
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ARRC Professional Development is celebrating its launch by offering a series of free webinars with generous support from Lumina Foundation.

Dr. Erin Doran is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Higher Education at Iowa State University where she teaches graduate courses in qualitative research methods, equity and diversity issues in higher education, and the history of higher education. Her research centers around three strands: Latina/o/x students in community colleges, especially those who need developmental education; college faculty, teaching, and professional development; and Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Dr. Doran's dissertation received the 2016 Dissertation of the Year Award from the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC). Her work has been published in various venues including The Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, The Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, and Teaching English In the Two-Year College.

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07
Apr
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7
Apr

The Role of Hispanic-Serving Institutions in Serving Rural Communities

April 7, 2022 1:00 PM
April 7, 2022 2:00 PM
America/New_York
Virtual
Virtual
April 7, 2022
1:00 pm
April 7, 2022
2:00 pm
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ARRC Professional Development is celebrating its launch by offering a series of free webinars with generous support from Lumina Foundation.

Dr. Vanessa Sansone is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She is an expert on racial, spatial, and class disparities related to higher education student retention, access, success, and how institutional, state, and national policies impact these issues.  She was named as one of the 35 most outstanding women in higher education in 2020 by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and recognized by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education and the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education as a top Latina graduate scholar for her service and scholarly contributions to the Latinx community. She has been nationally selected as a faculty fellow with the Rutgers Graduate School of Education’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


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CONTRACT
TRAINING

ARRC is also available to provide customized training on a contract basis, and we will work with you to understand your training needs and identify appropriate experts in the field. If your organization is looking for workshops targeted to new employee orientation, staff development, student worker training, and various levels of campus leaders, please contact us at info@regionalcolleges.org so that we may discuss your needs and goals to design the best training experience for you.