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9 to 10 a.m. Registration and Breakfast (Skyline Room)
10 to 11:30 a.m. Part I: Overview and Perspectives (Skyline Room)

Welcome and Overview
Dr. Patricia F. Plummer, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Welcome to the Museum of Science and Update on Governor's Readiness Project
Dr. Ioannis N. Miaoulis, President, Museum of Science, Boston

Why Transfer Matters in Massachusetts
Representative Christopher Donelan, Joint Committee on Higher Education

Introduction of Dr. Alicia Dowd
Dr. Christine M. Cunningham, Vice President of Research & Educator Resource Development, Museum of Science Boston; Principal Investigator, Power Up! Grant

Keynote: “Becoming Transfer Agents and Transfer Champions”
Dr. Alicia Dowd, Assistant Professor and Senior Scholar, Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Part II: Statewide Perspectives (Skyline Room)

Department of Higher Education Commonwealth Transfer Advisory Group
Dr. Francesca Purcell, Director for Academic Policy, Department of Higher Education

Massachusetts Early Education and Care and Out-of-School Time Workforce Development Task Force
Amy Kershaw, Acting Commissioner, Department of Early Education and Care and Kate Finnegan, Interim Associate Dean of Behavioral Sciences, Greenfield Community College

12 to 12:30 p.m. Part III: Best Practices (Skyline Room)

Engineering and Biological Sciences Articulation Agreements
Katherine Gustafson, Professor of Mathematics, Bunker Hill Community College and Power Up Coordinator

CONNECT Consortium
Dr. Jane Souza, Executive Director, CONNECT and Lois Martin, Professor of Mathematics, Massasoit Community College

Boston Area Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC)/STEM
Deborah Boisvert, Research Fellow at University of Massachusetts Boston and Paula Velluto, Bunker Hill Community College

12:30 to 2 p.m. Lunch with Open Discussion / Q&A (Skyline Room)
2 p.m. Adjournment / Admission to Museum Exhibit Halls

The Student Transfer Symposium was supported by Power Up, a Museum of Science, National Science Foundation Grant.


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