Cisco College Core Curriculum Conference

May 21-23, 2014

Cisco College Campus - Abilene Educational Center
717 East Industrial Blvd. (at Loop 322) Abilene, Texas

Save the date for the 4th Annual C5 Conference. The inaugural conference was held May 19-21, 2011 in Cisco. It was a great success with 56 participants from 18 different institutions and organizations participating. During the 2012 and 2013 conferences, approximately 165 participants discussed changes to the Core.The upcoming 2014 conference will be held in Abilene, at Cisco College's Abilene Educational Center. The cost of the conference is $150 per attendee, with an additional $50 charge for the pre-conference institute.

Conference topics will include teaching techniques in the following core areas:

• Critical Thinking
• Communication Skills
• Empirical & Quantitative Skills
• Teamwork
• Personal & Social Responsibility
• Assessing the (New) Core

Proposals for breakout sessions are due March 17, 2014. Click here to view the CFP.


We are pleased to announce our recommended conference hotel for this year’s C5 event--the McM Elegante! 

Within ten minutes of the Abilene Educational Center and nicely situated near the Mall of Abilene, you will find the McM Elegante Suites. 

The rate for this hotel is $85 per night plus applicable taxes for the duration of your stay. Be sure to mention the “Cisco College C5 block” when making your reservation. Phone: (325) 698-1234   

Conference activities begin Wednesday afternoon, May 21, with the pre-conference institute.  A welcome reception will be held at the McM Elegante from 5 to 6 pm.  A hot breakfast will be provided at the hotel on Thursday and Friday mornings, and presentations will begin at the Abilene Educational Center around 9 am each day.  Presentations will conclude by 4 pm on Thursday, followed by a meal and entertainment Thursday evening.

Your conference registration covers the welcome reception, lunch Thursday & Friday, and dinner Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Because our hotel partners have offered such a generous rate for the duration of your stay, we do hope you’ll consider coming a little early or staying a little late in order to enjoy the great city of Abilene.  You can re-live the Old West at Frontier Texas, brush up on fine art at the Grace Museum, take the kids to see The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, and get something sweet to eat at Candies by Vleta’s – and that’s just within about four blocks of downtown!  Check out for great attractions, entertainment, and dining.

For additional information, email Debra Slaton or call at 254.442.5187.