Across the Curriculum Conference

2021 Conference | February 12, 2021


The Across the Curriculum Conference goes virtual with Engagement in the Virtual World.

photos of past conference sessions


[ATCC Conference Schedule]

2021 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tamara Clunis, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Amarillo College

Topic: Culture of Caring

Dr. Tamara Thornton Clunis is Vice President of Academic Affairs at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. She served as the dean of academic success at Amarillo College for six years prior to her current role. She has lead numerous initiatives relating to developmental education reform and adult education integration in community college settings. Her model for developmental and adult education integration was recognized by the US Department of Education in 2016. She shares her deep knowledge of effective developmental education reform strategies by serving on statewide and national committees. She also leads a career pathways peer mentor network for Texas community colleges. Prior to joining Amarillo College, Tamara worked as the Director of Developmental and Adult Education at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. In that position, she was responsible for developing a statewide plan for developmental education, with an emphasis on improving student outcomes and increasing alignment between adult basic education and post-secondary education. She has 17 years experience teaching developmental education and learning framework courses in two-year and four-year institutions. She earned a Master’s Degree in Developmental and Adult Education and a Ph.D in Adult, Professional, and Community Education from Texas State University-San Marcos.

Breakout session categories: 

  1. The Innovative Classroom 
    (learning communities, PBL, multi-modality, collaborative classroom, team-teaching, methods used in classroom, quizzing in class using technologies, small group breakdown, flipped classroom)
  2. Technology in the Classroom
    (reaching instructors outside the classroom, extracurricular activities/clubs, academic support, tutoring, library, journals, publications, Study Abroad, PTK/Honors, outside vendors, relationship-building, OER, inclusive access, grant writing)
  3. Beyond the Classroom
    (disruptive technology, AI, VR, augmented reality, web-based, video-recording, podcasting, Office 365, True Touch Screen)
  4. Self-improvement
    (personal wellness, individual well-being) well as a student and a faculty panel

[Across the Curriculum flyer]

For additional information please contact:

Keith Vyvial
Instructor, English