MESH Conference

Keynote Speaker & Presenter: Kathy McCoskey

Katheryn (Kathy) McCoskey is an English Professor at Butler Community College in El Dorado, KS. As Lead Instructor for Developmental English, she directs the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP), a corequisite program. She chairs the Great Plains Conference on Acceleration, a regional conference, and hold officer roles in Heartland CRLA and NOSS-Midwest Chapter. She serves on the Kansas Board of Regents Developmental Education Working Group. Kathy is originally from Iowa and taught her first college class at the Boone DMACC campus. She is fond of telling fellow Kansans, “Iowa is God’s country.” 

Enjoy a day of professional development focusing on best practices in the humanities.​

Thursday, June 23, 2022​​
9:00am-3:00pm (Social & Check-In 8:30-9:00am)
Location​​: DMACC West Campus & Virtual-Online Option

Adjuncts and concurrent enrollment faculty will be paid​.

Atte​ndance will meet the annual professional development requirement for NACEP.

Full-time faculty will receive​ 5 TIs.

Conference Fee for Non-DMACC Attendees: $20

Deadline for proposals: Friday, June 17, 2022

Deadline for registration: Friday, June 17​, 20212​

Conference Contacts: Tiffany Lau​er

Proposal Form

This year we are soliciting proposals for two types of sessions:

  1. Leader-led sessions that are focused around a specific topic of interest. These sessions are flexible in format: they can include facilitator presentations, panel discussions, roundtable discussions on focused issues such as grading, class structure, discussion, or best practices for encouraging participation, challenges particular to adjunct or concurrent-enrollment faculty, or any other format/topic that you believe will engage your peers.
  2. Open-ended roundtable discussion facilitators. This year we will be dedicating one of our breakout sessions to a set of informal roundtable discussions geared around the following disciplines: speech, writing, and literature/humanities. Participants will choose which topic they are interested in, and conversation will be free-flowing and casual. Facilitators will be tasked only with keeping the discussion going.