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Day One


Day 1 - Conference Agenda

Connecting Education, Business & Community
April 12, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: CSUSB Campus at Santos Manuel Student Union North, 2nd floor and Palm Desert Campus at Indian Wells Theater


9:00 a.m.        Registration and Pre-conference Exhibit Hall 


Opening Session

10:00 a.m.      Opening Remarks with Dr. Shari G. McMahan

                        Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, San Bernardino


                         Keynote: Dr. David Ready 

                         Former Palm Springs City Manager and Department of Public Administration Lecturer at California State University, San Bernardino


10:40 a.m.      Video Storytelling, The Power of Creating Connections and Strengthening Partnerships for Better Opportunities

10:45 a.m.      Regional Panel Discussion: Strengthening Business and Community Through Education

Moderator:     Dr. Rafik Mohamed, California State University San Bernardino Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Panelist:         Jan Harnik, Mayor of Palm Desert

                        Joe Wallace, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) Chief Executive Officer

                        Dr. Larry Hygh, California State University San Bernardino Lecturer and Internship Coordinator in Comm. Studies Department 

                        Dr. Sarah Dunn, California State University San Bernardino Professor for Kinesiology Department at the Palm Desert Campus 

                        Dr. Salome Kapella-Mshigeni, California State University San Bernardino Professor & Director of the Graduate Master of Public Health (MPH) program

                        Angel Rodriguez (Angel Baby), Radio Host on 102.3FM, 106.5FM, and 1050AM                     


Regular Session

11:30 a.m.       Making Class Connections to Business and Community

11:45 a.m.       Professor Builds Bridges with U.S. Air Force and Aerospace Industry to Benefit Students

12:00 p.m.      Professor Serves as Consultant on Disney’s ‘Under Wraps’


12:15 p.m.       Student Panel Discussion: Your Voice Connecting Students to Business and Community 

Moderator:     Student at California State University San Bernardino

Panelist:         Students at California State University San Bernardino


12:45 p.m.      Office of Community Engagement

1:00 p.m.        Measuring Learning for Success: Assessment


                        Lightning Talks

1:20 p.m.        Student Lending Program 

1:30 p.m.        Producing Videos for Beginners - Improving video quality

1:40 p.m.        Streaming with Twitch 101 

1:50 p.m.        Post Up with Padlet 

2:00 p.m.       Next Generation Smart Classroom (NGSC) 

2:10 p.m.        3D Printing for Accessibility 


2:25 p.m.       Creating Accessible and Inclusive Learning Experiences

2:50 p.m.       Teaching Strategies in Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging in the Classroom

3:15 p.m.        Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$): Providing Affordable, Quality Educational Content for Students

3:25 p.m.       Open Education Resources (OER): Free Online Educational Resources


Closing Session

3:35 p.m.      Closing Remarks with Dr. Samuel Sudhakar

                       Vice President for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at California State University, San Bernardino


Exhibit Hall & Social Mixer

3:45 p.m. -     CSUSB Campus Exhibit Hall and Social Mixer at SMSU North and Palm Desert Campus Exhibit Hall only at Indian Wells Theater

5:00 p.m.       Booths, BYOD Technology Software Download Party, music, giveaways, networking, light food & beverages