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Welcome to Summer Working Connections 2020!

Registration is now CLOSED.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year's Summer Working Connections event will be delivered synchronously on-line. Attendees will not travel.

Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute offers cutting-edge, cost-effective professional development opportunities to current community college IT/convergence faculty that are often only available through expensive commercial training. Working Connections makes the newest technologies and industry trends available to attendees, as well as encourages the kind of networking and collaboration among educational and business leaders that can strengthen any IT educational program.

Working Connections training workshops offer several tracks that cover a range of the most in-demand topics in IT. The goal of Working Connections is to provide attendees with the expertise needed to teach their respective track in a subsequent semester, bringing the most current information to their classrooms either as a stand-alone course or as supplemental information to an existing course.

Since 2004, more than 800 faculty members have attended the National Convergence Technology Center's Working Connections professional development events, learning about more than 100 unique IT topics in that time. In the past five years, an average of 75% of the faculty chose a discipline that they were not currently teaching, leading to 101 new degrees, certificates, or courses created and implemented using the training provided. By the National CTC's calculations, over 143,000 students and faculty have been impacted by the training provided by Summer Working Connections since the program began.

To see what happened last year at Summer Working Connections, check out this Facebook gallery.


Class tracks last for the entire duration of Working Connections. Attendees may only select one track. You will be removed from any additional courses selected.

Check out these other training ONLINE events:

WASTC's Summer Faculty Development Week #1
June 8-12, 2020
No registration fee

Summer Working Connections - South
June 15-19, 2020 Florida State College - Jacksonville, FL

WASTC's Summer Faculty Development Week #2
June 15-19, 2020
No registration fee

Travel Reimbursement
Attendees will not travel to this year's Summer Working Connections event. Should you have questions, please contact Mark Dempsey.

Attendance Eligibility
Please note that because of limited space and budget, we only allow FOUR faculty members per school to attend.

If you don't intend to teach or supervise a class in the next two semesters using the track you wish to attend, you must first get a special exemption from the National CTC. Contact Mark Dempsey for more information.

Cancellation Policy
If you must cancel the track you are registered for, please notify Mark Dempsey immediately. The last day to make any registration changes (switch a track or cancel without providing a substitute) is Friday, June 26, 2020. Changes made after that date may result in a suspension from attending the next two Working Connections (Winter 2020 and Summer 2021). For those who are suspended from attending Working Connections for the next 12 months, both you and your supervisor will be notified.

Certificate Policy
Only those who attend every session (and sign the attendance sheet at every session) are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion for Summer Working Connections.

All attendees are required to complete two surveys (an overall survey and a track-specific survey) before they leave Collin College at the end of the program on Friday, July 17, 2020. Failure to do these surveys may result in a suspension from attending the next two Working Connections (Winter 2020 and Summer 2021).

For more information about Working Connections, contact Mark Dempsey.

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