As the national association for professionals involved in concurrent enrollment partnerships, NACEP was founded to provide a national forum for members to engage in professional development and collegial support. NACEP provides members with numerous opportunities to collaborate with peers from institutions around the country. Actively participating with committee initiatives is one of the best ways for members to develop collaborative peer relationships and learn best practices. NACEP’s volunteer committees include:
NACEP Accreditation Commission
As an accreditation peer reviewer you will conduct an extensive review of a program's accreditation application. Must have experience working with NACEP-accredited concurrent enrollment partnerships; working knowledge of NACEP standards, their intent, and application; and an understanding of the benefits of standards-based concurrent enrollment for all programs. Reviewers also must be affiliated with an institution that houses a NACEP-accredited program. Three peer reviewers are needed for each application. Training and support are provided.
Time commitment: Approximately 15 hours per application.
Chair: Jaclyn Dumond (812) 465-1274
Secondary School Partners Committee
This is a relatively new committee whose purpose is to strengthen concurrent enrollment programs by educating local stakeholders, communicating and collaborating with higher education partners, recognizing students' accomplishments, and supporting CEP program quality standards.
As a committee member you will help determine initiatives to facilitate information exchange sharing of best practices among secondary educators nationwide.
Chair: Joni Swanson (360) 428-6110
As a committee member you will work on projects to support NACEP members in conducting research and furthering research and understanding of concurrent enrollment. Projects might include:
- Providing resources and advice to members on conducting NACEP program evaluation surveys.
- Helping administer and analyze NACEP's annual program characteristics survey.
- Collecting and compiling existing research from NACEP members and external researchers on student outcomes associated with concurrent enrollment course-taking.
Time commitment: Varies
Chair: James Hendrix (765) 285-6783
As a committee member you will generate ideas, create materials, and provide feedback on a variety of communications initiatives. Committee members are also being recruited specifically for the following positions:
As a writer/reporter you will research, write, and revise newsletter articles, web pages, handouts and/or press releases. Writers must be open to having their work edited. Time commitment: 2 to 4 hours per article or press release.
As the newsletter co-editor you will collect ideas for articles; make writing assignments; ensure that writing deadlines are met; and read and edit 8 to 12 articles. Editors work closely with NACEP's Executive Director and the Committee Chair. Time commitment: 2 to 4 hours per week for 6 to 8 weeks.
As a NACEP Ambassador you will make presentations about NACEP and concurrent enrollment to key national and state organizations or at key conferences. Ambassadors must have strong presentation skills and extensive knowledge of NACEP. Ambassadors work closely with the Executive Director to develop presentations targeted to particular groups. Time commitment: Varies.
Chair: Christine Denecker (419) 434-6661
Governmental Relations Committee
As a committee member you will monitor state and/or federal legislation and policy in areas affecting NACEP and concurrent enrollment programs. NACEP supports policy that promotes quality concurrent enrollment opportunities, placing them on equal footing with other accelerated learning options. Additionally, you will:
- Participate in quarterly committee meetings (in-person at the NACEP conference and via conference call).
- Serve as a resource for state legislators and other policy-makers, providing information about NACEP and/or concurrent enrollment programs.
- Help to raise NACEP's visibility among college/university administrators and governmental relations staff, legislators, and policymakers.
- When appropriate and necessary, you may be asked to help coordinate state advocacy efforts on certain urgent issues.
- Report on innovative solutions to hot-topic issues.
- Provide feedback on matters as requested by the Chair or Executive Director.
Time commitment: Varies, but generally 1 to 2 hours per month.
Chair: Kathleen Burns (314) 516-7005
Membership CommitteeThis committee is recruiting members from 2- and 4-year postsecondary institutions as well as secondary teachers and administrators. The committee would like members from every region of the country.
As a committee member you will meet two or three times a year via e-mail or conference call to share ideas for grow membership and conference attendance and to discuss policies to retain existing members. You will promote NACEP and the benefits of membership in a variety of ways which might include:
- Identify meetings where NACEP might present or otherwise meet potential members.
- Reach out during and after the NACEP conference to welcome non-member conference attendees and encourage them to consider membership.
- Contact former members to encourage renewal of membership.
- Contact high schools, school districts, community colleges, and universities to share information about NACEP membership.
- Develop or identify mailing lists of potential members for contact by the NACEP office.
Time commitment: Varies, but generally 2 to 3 hours a month.
State Policy Leadership Committee
The State Policy Leadership Committee works to facilitate communication and information sharing as well as initiate collaborative projects between states. As a member of this committee you will help to:
- Organize regular virtual meetings with dialogue on particular topics and use other electronic tools to facilitate communication and information sharing;
- Hold a workshop or leadership forum in conjunction with NACEP National Conference, NACEP Day on the Hill activities, and/or other conferences of education policymakers;
- Produce publications such as resource materials or issue briefs;
- Collaborate on projects with the Governmental Relations Committee
- Reporte periodically to the Board of Directors.
Time commitment: Varies, but generally not more than 2 to 3 hours a month.
Chair: Amy Williams (406) 994-3991
Run for an elected position on the Board
Shape the future of concurrent enrollment through national service. At least one elected position comes available on the Board of Directors each year and Presidential appointments often do as well.
To express interest in Board service, contact NACEP President Kent Scheffel (618) 468-5000.