Friday, October 27, 2006

LSAC Southwest Regional Workshop Updates

The two hotels have provided slight extensions to the deadline to get the conference room rates. Hawthorne Suites will allow room reservations through midnight on October 31st. Lubbock Inn will allow room reservations through 6:00 p.m. on October 31st. Hawthorne Suites (806) 765-8900 conference rate code "LSAC." Lubbock Inn (800) 545-8226 conference rate code "LSAC, #G00022-04."

The list of speakers included on the program is below.

Michael Hunter Schwartz, Washburn University School of Law: Best Practices for integrating academic support into the first-year curriculum, influencing faculty, and designing introductory programs. Followed by working groups on each topic led by Michael Hunter Schwartz, David Nadvorney, CUNY School of Law, and Amy L. Jarmon, Texas Tech University School of Law

Martha M. Peters, Iowa University School of Law: Best Practices for moving forward in academic support: assessment of accomplishments and focus on the future

Ellen L. Swain, Vermont Law School: Best Practices for working with law students with learning disabilities and ADHD

Vernellia Randall, University of Dayton School of Law: Best Practices for assuring academic achievement and bar passage for Black, Hispanic and other law students of color or why a good academic support program is not enough

Dennis Honabach, Dean at Northern Kentucky University School of Law, and Walter Huffman, Dean at Texas Tech School of Law: Best Practices for workling with deans on budgeting and administration

Amy L. Jarmon, Texas Tech University School of Law: Best Practices along the P-20 Pipeline to Increase Diversity

Vinita Bali, Santa Clara University School of Law: Best Practices for designing and supervising upper-division students as structured study-group leaders and tutors

Rory Bahadur, St. Thomas University School of Law: Best Practices for evaluation of academic support programs

Robert Coulthard, Oklahoma City University School of Law, and Everett Chambers, Texas Wesleyan School of Law: Best Practices for credit and non-credit bar prep programs to maximize bar passage

Nancy Soonpaa, Texas Tech University School of Law: Best Practices for developing a working knowledge of learning theory in academic support programs

Newcomers Breafast Roundtable: Moderator: Nancy Soonpaa, Texas Tech University School of Law with the Planning Committe Members in attendance

Remember that Saturday night is West Texas hospitality at the National Ranching Heritage Center with barbeque (brisket, chicken, and sausage with all the fixings) and Lone Prairie playing Country & Western swing and fiddle music.

The web pages for additional information can be found at LSAC Southwest Regional Workshop.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/2006/10/lsac_southwest__4.html

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