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2020 TLSD Conference At RCC

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Teaching, Learning & Student Development Conference

Roxbury Community College will host the virtual 2020 Massachusetts Community Colleges Teaching, Learning & Student Development Conference on Friday, October 16, 2020.

Conference Theme

The theme of this year’s conference is Employing an Anti-Racist Lens to Build Inclusive College Curriculum and Student Services.

This year’s theme requests that participants reflect on how their campuses support racial equity throughout the college experience.  The conference tracks highlight innovative practices that advance racial equity and support the success of all students.

This year’s conference will have seven tracks to showcase the wide variety of approaches, traditional and nontraditional, that support student success. 

Thematic Areas

  1. Measuring Student Success
  2. Career Pathways
  3. Pedagogical Innovation
  4. Student Support Innovation
  5. Enrollment Management (outreach, partnership, nontraditional, financial aid, transfer/reverse transfer)
  6. State PIF or other initiatives (Early College, Early Education and Care, Prior Learning Assessment, Commonwealth Commitment, etc.)


To register for the conference, please fill out the conference registration form by Friday, October 9, 2020

Request for Proposals

The TLSD planning committee is now accepting presentation proposals.  To submit a proposal, please fill out the RFP form.  Supporting documents can be submitted to  Please do not send supporting documents until you have completed the form.  Review the RFP pdf for additional information on proposal requirements. The proposal submission deadline is 11:59pm EDT on Monday, September 28, 2020.

Conference Schedule

Time Event
9:00am-10:15am Introductions, Keynote Session and Q&A
Keynote-Estela Bensimon

10:30am-11:30am Concurrent Session 1
11:30am–12:30pm Concurrent Session 2
12:30pm-1:00pm Virtual Poster Session
1:00pm-2:00pm Concurrent Session 3

2020 Conference Program

In order to minimize our carbon footprint and maximize sustainability, Roxbury Community College is employing Sched, a digital platform, to share the conference program, schedule, and presentation descriptions. Sched is accessible from your mobile phone or other device. A link to the 2020 conference program on Sched will be shared as soon as the program is finalized.

Keynote Presentation

Our keynote speaker for the event will be Estela Bensimon, Dean’s Professor of in Educational Equity at the USC Rossier School of Education and Director of the Center for Urban Education, which she founded in 1999. With a singular focus on increasing racial equity in higher education outcomes for students of color, she developed the Equity Scorecard—a process for using inquiry to drive changes in institutional practice and culture.


Please direct any questions to


Anyone needing support to fully access this event should contact Joshua Crary, Director of Accessibility Services, 857-701-1410 or

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