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Dear partners and innovators, 

The Lab is planning to launch a VIDEO PODCAST in early 2023! Our mission is to discuss questions ... challenges ... and success stories innovators like you will find inspiring + useful, so we're coming to you first.

+ What podcast topics would you find most helpful? Are there specific challenges the Lab can address in a podcast episode?

+ Are there any podcast guests — either specific people or folks with specific expertise — you would like to hear?

+ Would you like to be a podcast guest? What could you share with the Innovator Network? 

YOUR IDEAS: Please add them to this quick form We're excited to get started!
For your podcast playlist

While we're on the topic of podcasts, we wanted to highlight two recent episodes that specifically address community college transformation.

How Micro-pathways Lead to Big Changes

Ian Roark, Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development and Innovation at Pima Community College (part of the first cohort of the Community College Growth Engine Fund), joins EvoLLLution editor-in-chief Amrit Ahluwalia for this Oct. 28 episode. They discuss what it means to be innovation oriented and how to build micro-pathways. 

Illumination podcast by Modern Campus
33 minutes

From the Lab's Transformation Profile series: How micro-pathways are transforming Pima Community College

Madera Community College’s Million Dollar Vision

This Sept. 19 episode spotlights Madera Community College, which won the Lumina Foundation’s Million Dollar Community College Challenge. Most inspiring is Madera's focus on creating a sense of belonging and its winning video, which centers the student voice. We love this quote from Dr. Angel Reyna, president of Madera: "If we continue to center our students in the work that we do, in the community that we serve, more of these recognitions are going to come our way. Because that's the work that we should be doing and are doing."

Community College Marketing Master Class
32 minutes

#LabOnTheGo | #EDU22

Lab Senior Education Designer Tara Laughlin (from left), Muzzy Lane CEO Dave McCool, and Lab Chief Program Officer Don Fraser, Jr. met up during the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Denver in late October. Catch up with the tweets at  #EDU22.

Don Fraser Jr. joined the EDUCAUSE panel, Between Past and Future: The Impact of Microcredentialing in Higher Education. Read some of his key quotes in this Higher Ed Dive story about the conference: These 3 trends are shaping the future of ed tech
Dave McCool considers the "Great Resignation" more of a "Great Reboot," which he explains in his Quartz op-ed that also highlights the Lab's XCredit and vsbl projects: Career-boosting benefits of microcredentials
#LabOnTheGo | #ACCT2022

Many thanks to Rosario Torres of ECMC Foundation, who tweeted this photo with the panelists from We Can Do It: Amplifying Single Moms' Voices to Design Learner-Supported Pathways, during the ACCT Leadership Congress in New York City. Pictured from left are Torres; Lab Senior Education Designer Miriam Swords Kalk; Alisa Wells, Director of Community Engagement and Wraparound Support, Ivy Tech Community College; and Tamika Tyson Duplessis, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Delgado Community College.

Download the Lab's Single Moms Success Design Insights Brief, which shares 4 community college pilot programs + 6 insights from the design process.
This excellent Hechinger Report story from September really brings the Single Moms Success project to life: Rethinking community college supports for single moms
Welcome to the Lab!
Colin Reynolds

Colin Reynolds brings over 15 years experience as a classroom teacher, administrator, and consultant as our new Senior Education Designer in Digital Transformation. Colin’s projects include Experience You, Last Mile to Hire, and others related to learning and employment records, digital credentials, and open technology and learning standards. When not building digital learning systems and infrastructure, you can find Colin coaching baseball, hanging at live concert venues, playing in the mountains, and searching for the world’s best coffee shops.
Joseph Davis

Joseph Davis is a Senior Education Designer working with the Community College Growth Engine Fund. He brings 12 years of experience in Workforce Development. As a community partner and steering committee member with Finger Lakes Community College (NY), he assisted the college in developing a successful “learn anywhere” model through their work with the BRIDGES Rural initiative at the Lab. In his free time, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife, Tara, and sons Jackson and Vincent, and exploring the outdoors in the Finger Lakes region. 
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