Lee College, in partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Rehabilitation Program Division and Laundry, Food and Supply Division, is proud to present the Fourth Annual Texas Correctional Education Conference. This year’s conference will explore the development and use of innovative instructional technologies in a correctional education environment leading to enhanced learning capabilities and higher student persistence.
Special guest speakers and representatives will be featured from the University of North Carolina, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Inmate Families Association, Texas Voices for Reason and Justice, and a guest panel of former students.
Technology Driven Society
Granary Digital Library
Student Research Initiatives
Technology Based Instruction
Creating a Technology Culture
Correctional Education Challenges
Special representatives will be featured from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Rehabilitation Programs Division; Laundry, Food and Supply Division; Lee College technical programs; and former Lee College students.
The 2016 Texas Correctional Education Conference will feature informative presentations by guest speakers including Mr. Cliff Missen, clinical associate professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Missen directs the WiderNet@UNC research lab and the non-profit WiderNet Project. He oversees the WiderNet Project’s efforts to improve digital education in underserved areas through enhanced human capacity and research into low-cost applications of information technology. Topics and presentations will explore and promote the need to develop and implement innovative technologies in a correctional environment, as well as the related challenges and benefits to student/offender success.
The Texas Correctional Education Conference also marks the 50th Anniversary of correctional education programs offered by Alvin Community College and Lee College. Since 1966 TDCJ offenders have been offered a variety of academic and technical programs at correctional facilities throughout Texas. Education plays a key role in reducing the recidivism rate, and it provides student offenders with real opportunities to acquire skills for meaningful and sustainable employment upon release.