Dual credit conference set for Saturday

November 5, 2014

Courtesy Annabeth Burgess

Victoria Torres teaching a U.S. History dual credit class.

 

 

Elizabeth Vega

 

 

In an effort to reach out to  dual credit partners and solidify relationships, El Paso Community College will have its first-ever Building Bridges: Dual Credit Instructional Conference on Nov. 8.

 

“We want to build relationships with our dual credit partners in the community, mainly the high schools and UTEP, and to get to know one another a little bit more,” said Susan Selk, Dual Credit and Early College High School Programs instructional coordinator at EPCC.

 

“Some of our coordinators already do that, but others don’t have the opportunity to do so; hopefully this will help.”

 

The conference will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m.

 

The last day to RSVP is today, Nov. 5. It will take place at the EPCC Administrative Services Center Auditorium (ASC) on 9050 Viscount Blvd. It will be open to all EPCC and early college high school dual credit faculty on site and online, dual credit administrators, counselors in all El Paso area school districts, high school principals and assistant principals.

 

In addition to a continental breakfast and an address by EPCC President William Serrata, conference attendees will also participate in separate breakout sessions and discipline meetings with peers of the same classification.

 

The event is planned to become an annual event.

 

“In the second annual Building Bridges conference we definitely want our partners to participate in terms of these breakout sessions as well,” Selk said.

 

“The reason one of our committee members came up with the title ‘Building Bridges’ is because we want to solidify relationships with our partners.

 

“We want people to know that this wasn’t going to be a one-time thing, we are going to do it again and again.”

 

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