Closing the Digital Divide

10:30 am - Registration

Innovation & Instruction Building Room 1300

11:00 am - Welcome

Opening — Dr. Alana Olschwang, Associate Vice President, University Effectiveness Planning and Analytics Principal Investigator

Welcome — Thomas Parham, President, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Introduction — Chris Manriquez, Vice President, IT, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Plenary — Sonia Baccus Hooks, Assistant Director IT, LA County Office of Education 

11:30 am - Connecting Minority Communities

Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program,
October 2023 – Dr. Alana Olschwang

11:45 am - Making a Difference Together

Allan Colman — Impact of Project Participation on Teaching Practice

Jennifer Brodmann — Finance and Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation 

Michael Grimshaw — Management and Goodwill Industries SoLAC 

12:15 pm - Lunch

 A buffet style lunch will be provided for networking and relaxation.

12:45 pm - Intro AAC&U and Project Plan

1:15 pm - Break

1:30 pm - Concurrent Sessions

Attendees can choose from these concurrent sessions:

  • Session A, Room 2210 – A Digital Literacy and Competency Framework: High Impact Practices for Digital Equity
    Hosts: Nancy Deng, Ashley Membere and Annemarie 


  • Session B, Room 2220 – Community of Practice AY 23/24: Implementation Support
    Hosts: Monique Turner and Esther Castillo


  • Session C, Room 2240 – Advisory Board (Closed Session)
    Hosts: Alana Olschwang


  • Session D, Room 3330 – Toro Impact Intern Information
    Hosts: Gina Carlson and Tony Ruiz


3:30 PM - Networking Reception

Closing Remarks – Summary of the day’s highlights and key takeaways.

Networking and socializing event with light refreshments.

Closing the Digital Divide