TCC’s Morales joins experts panel exploring higher education trends

FORT WORTH, Texas – TCC Connect President Carlos Morales recently joined a global panel of practitioners and thought leaders in higher education and technology to help create a teaching and learning edition for the Horizon Report collection.

Developed by the national nonprofit EDUCAUSE, the Horizon Report examines trends and emerging practices shaping higher education and envisions multiple scenarios and their implications.

Morales and the other panelists provided input across five categories — social, technological, economic, environmental and political — with emphasis on AI in higher education.

“I have been on other committees at EDUCAUSE, but being part of the Horizon Report panel was different,” said Morales, who has been TCC Connect president since 2013. “I learned firsthand how to identify and forecast trends that use information and academic technology. This experience will last a lifetime and help me in my role at TCC Connect to plan, serve students and foster the acquisition of new technologies.”

Under Morales’ leadership, TCC Connect has received local, regional and national awards for being one of the country’s top online colleges. TCC Connect offers flexible learning through online and weekend classes, and students can earn fully online certificates and the associate of applied science degree in select programs.

Tarrant County College is one of the nation’s largest higher education institutions and boasts the second lowest tuition of Texas’ Top 10 community colleges. A comprehensive two-year college with six campuses in Tarrant County and online classes, TCC offers a range of opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds, including Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees; workforce and economic development programs; technical and skilled trades programs; and customized training for area businesses and corporations.