Call for Presentations-Closed

Our call for Presentations is now closed. 

Breakout sessions, which will form the core of the conference schedule, are focused on effective practices, innovations, research, and policy in concurrent enrollment that attendees can implement in their programs and institutions. In support of our new strategic plan, NACEP strongly encourages presentations on all models of concurrent and dual enrollment.

The 2017 Conference Planning Committee is particularly interested in proposals from high school teachers, counselors, principals and school district leaders.

Deadline to Submit a Presentation Proposal: March 13, 2017

Examples of past sessions addressing these are available here.

Information for presenters

  • Sessions will take place on Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10 and will be 45 minutes in length.
  • Presentations are intended for an audience of approximately 50-100 people, with no more than three speakers.
  • Presenters are responsible for all conference-related expenses including registration, travel, lodging, and meals.
  • All session proposals must be submitted using the online submission form. The deadline for submission is  Monday, March 13, 2017. Proposals in other formats will not be considered.
  • We will begin notifying applicants by June. Proposals will be selected by the Proposal Review Team based on the timeliness and appropriateness of the topic, presenter expertise, and alignment with Guidelines for Successful Proposals (see below).

Guidelines for Successful Proposals

We are looking for sessions that go beyond just a program description or a Dual or Concurrent Enrollment 101 lecture. A successful session will:

  • Share demonstrated best practices, innovative approaches, and applicable takeaways
  • Involve participants in identifying trends and hot topics
  • Connect secondary and postsecondary practitioners to develop partnerships
  • Energize attendees to implement new practices

Examples of Past Sessions Topics:


  1. Quality
    Examples include:

  • Creating authentic college experiences in high school settings
  • Assessing student readiness for concurrent enrollment courses, beyond course placement tests
  • Providing engaging professional development
  • Mechanisms for aligning curriculum and assessments
  • Methods for using data and research to understand student success and drive program improvement
  • The role of high school administrators in program quality
  • Using demonstrated proficiency/tested experience to credential instructors
  • Increasing the pool of high school faculty qualified to teach concurrent enrollment
  • Preparing for scrutiny by regional accrediting bodies and/or state regulators
  1. Collaboration
    Examples include:

  • Creating effective communication between concurrent enrollment faculty and college faculty liaisons
  • Beyond the contract: crafting meaningful policies, agreements and MOUs
  • How concurrent enrollment can help meet local business and industry needs
  • Working with multiple college and university partners
  • Helping parents and students understand the vast differences between high school and college
  • Linking concurrent enrollment with Promise Scholarships and tuition awards
  • Connecting concurrent enrollment to initiatives to reduce remediation and increase completion rates
  • Working with your peer institutions on transfer agreements
  • Increasing the pool of faculty qualified to teach concurrent enrollment
  1. Transition
    Examples include:

  • Leveraging concurrent enrollment to create a college-going high school culture
  • Advising students on college and career pathways, course transferability, and impact on future financial aid
  • Expanding high school curricular offerings through concurrent enrollment
  • Academic support services for the concurrent enrollment student
  • Getting college faculty on the high school campus and getting students on the college campus
  • Learning strategies for successful college students
  • Preparing middle school students through career and college exploration
  • Integrating in Career Academies and Programs of Study
  1. Effective Program Management
    Examples include:

  • Getting the most from your on-campus colleagues
  • Building strong relationships with your high school counselors
  • Extending your program's reach through online, hybrid, and competency-based courses
  • Compliance with FERPA, ADA, and IDEA
  • Communicating with students and stakeholders through marketing and new media
  • Addressing the challenge of registering students

If you have any questions, please contact the conference planning team at