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Oregon Developmental Education Summit


Central Oregon Community College and Oregon Community College Association

Oregon developmental education summit is

postponed until further notice.

Bend, Oregon: May 9th 2020

Several years ago, OCCA hosted a meeting for colleges to share developmental education projects. Once again, we'd like to provide a forum for institutions to take part in sharing the work they are doing to improve student success through both coursework and student services.

The theme for the conference is Supporting Students: A Comprehensive Approach to Developmental Education. We invite you to present your projects/work (e.g., placement, student support, integrated reading and writing, math, first-year experience, assessment, ABS/ESL/ELL/GED, affective and non-cognitive issues). 

Follow this link to access the Request for Presentations (RFP): Request for Presentations

Please respond to the eVite individually (one per attendee), so we can get a head count for the luncheon. Thank you!! Click here for eVite: eVite

To request a lunch and provide dietary restrictions please click here: Lunch and Dietary Restrictions

Please send an email with your attached proposal to

Proposal deadline is March 1, 2020.

Our keynote speaker will be Marissa Meyers, who is a practitioner-researcher at the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice. Prior to joining the Hope Center, Marissa was a special projects manager for Integrated Health Services at Public Health Management Corporation, a program manager for The Moyer Foundation, and an admissions counselor at the University of Pennsylvania.  She serves on the boards and advisory councils of many Philadelphia organizations addressing food insecurity, foster care, and trauma-informed practice. Marissa holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rosemont College and a masters in nonprofit leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

If you are interested in helping moderate a session, reading proposals, or helping the day of the conference, please contact Jane Denison-Furness or Elizabeth Cox Brand at

Hope Center created the #RealCollege survey, which is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. The survey evaluates access to affordable food and housing. For more information on the work being done by Hope Center, please check them out on social media (@Hope4College).


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