Schedule of Events
|Sunday, October 8||Monday, October 9|
|Sessions begin: 8:30 am
Sessions end: 4:30 pm
Reception sponsored by DualEnroll at the National Press Club begins at 5:30 pm
|Tuesday, October 10||Wednesday, October 11|
|Sessions begin: 8:30 am
Sessions end: 3:30 pm
Pre- and Post-Conference Events
Get the most out of the conference by attending one of our many workshops. The following workshops are optional and can be added on to the conference experience when registering. Workshop fees are listed at the end of the descriptions.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Accreditation Institute - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Led by experienced professionals from NACEP-accredited concurrent enrollment programs, this in-depth workshop will feature strategies for implementing NACEP's national standards that enhance the quality of concurrent enrollment programs.
Experienced trainers from leading NACEP-accredited programs will cover the following learning objectives:
- The importance of upholding high standards to ensure the academic integrity of college courses
- Ways to engage faculty and other key stakeholders in implementing quality improvement practices
- The range of practices described by NACEP’s standards
- Strategies for conducting a self-study to align a concurrent enrollment program with NACEP’s national standards
- Types of documentary evidence necessary to assemble an exemplary accreditation application
- How to navigate NACEP's peer-review program accreditation
Concurrent enrollment programs are encouraged to send a team of representatives, including:
- the college or university’s concurrent enrollment coordinator,
- the college or university’s chief academic officer or designee,
- college faculty who provide academic oversight over courses offered for concurrent enrollment, and
- key high school partners, such as a school district superintendent, district or school-based concurrent enrollment coordinator, or high school principal
State Policy Workshop - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NACEP's State Policy Leadership Committee is organizing a one day pre-conference convening to facilitate communication and information sharing on state dual and concurrent enrollment policy. The program will feature opportunities for individuals who are engaged in setting and implementing statewide policy to gain a deeper understanding of the successes and challenges that colleagues have experienced across the country. Topics include: trends in state dual and concurrent enrollment policy, data collection and reporting, the role of dual and concurrent enrollment in state plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act, and financial aid for dual enrollment students.
Concurrent Enrollment 101 Workshop - 8:00am - 12:00 pm
This half-day pre-conference workshop focuses on the nuts and bolts of running a concurrent enrollment program. This session is ideal for representatives of both secondary and post-secondary institutions who are starting or expanding programs or are new to the field of concurrent enrollment. Attendees will be introduced to key components, characteristics, practices, and policies of successful dual and concurrent enrollment programs. Topics will range from negotiating partnerships, course selection, student recruitment and registration processes, navigating legal requirements, developing a funding model, and gaining commitments from internal and external stakeholders. The workshop will briefly touch on all delivery models of dual and concurrent enrollment with an emphasis on the concurrent enrollment model that uses college-approved high school instructors to deliver college courses.
Outdoor Conversations - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Stroll around the famous Washington DC mall while participating in a facilitated conversation, creative problem solving, and program to program networking. This breakout retreat is limited to 30 participants and only one representative per institution may attend. We strongly recommend that those attending this half-day session are very familiar with the NACEP organization and its standards.
Concurrent Enrollment 201 - 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Concurrent Enrollment 201 is the sequel to Concurrent Enrollment 101. This session is for Concurrent Enrollment programs that have built the foundation of their program and are looking to move it to the next level. Sessions will focus in on managing growth, advising, program improvement, professional development, sharing of best practices, effects of accreditation and much more! Attendees will be provided information that can be implemented regardless of state policy or funding. Register now as we have limited seats for this workshop.
Program Evaluation Workshop - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Concurrent enrollment programs benefit from conducting regular high-quality program evaluations to inform program improvement. Because of the added scrutiny that concurrent enrollment faces, programs can display greater accountability through evaluation and by sharing results with stakeholders. This half-day workshop is intended for institutional researchers and concurrent enrollment managers with evaluation experience to share different methods and approaches to evaluate program effectiveness and student success. The workshop will include examples of research approaches that institutions have used to drive program improvement. The workshop will help inform the development of materials and toolkits to align with NACEP's newly revised accreditation standards, which allow for a wider range of program evaluation methods. Register early as space is limited to foster effective collaboration.
This event is an additional $75. No meals are included beyond coffee, refreshments and light snacks.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Day on the Hill - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
With significant transitions in federal education policy leadership this year, this one-day event will enable Conference attendees to help inform Congressional delegations from their states about the benefits of concurrent and dual enrollment and the challenges our programs face. With concurrent and dual enrollment strongly supported in the Every Students Succeeds Act, building awareness of these programs on Capitol Hill is important while Congress considers reauthorizing the Perkins Act and the Higher Education Act this year. This day will feature briefings on the latest news in Congress, NACEP's work with the College in High School Alliance on policy advocacy, and a training on conducting legislative visits. Panels discussions will include policy experts from other national education organizations, congressional staff, and officials from the U.S. Department of Education. NACEP will organize legislative meetings on behalf of participants interested in visiting their Congressional delegation.
This event will cost an additional $125. Breakfast included, lunch is on your own.