Pre-Conference Workshops & Optional Events

Attendees may sign up for these events as part of the registration process.

    Sunday, October 16, 2016
  • 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

    There is an additional $125 charge for this event. Lunch is included.

  • NEW in 2016: Concurrent Enrollment 101 Workshop - 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    NACEP is pleased to offer this new half-day pre-conference workshop 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.

    There is an additional $50 charge for this event. No meals are included beyond coffee, refreshments and light snacks.

  • Outdoor Conversations - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    On Sunday, October 16 consider joining for a bit of hiking and 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. The location is yet to be determined.

    There is an additional $35 charge for this event. Boxed lunch is included.

  • 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. The workshop will focus on topics that the committee has identified as priorities for the upcoming year, such as: program quality, funding mechanisms, credit transfer and acceptance, college transition and reducing remediation, serving low-income students, teacher credentialing, career and technical education, and research and evaluation.

    There is an additional $125 charge for this event. Lunch is included.

  • Monday, October 17, 2016
  • New Attendees Breakfast - 7:30 am - 8:30 am

    If you are attending NACEP’s National Conference for the first time, please join us for this breakfast to learn more about our organization and how to make the most of your conference time.  You will be joined by our knowledgeable Board of Directors and Accreditation Peer Reviewers who will be available to answer your questions and share from their own experiences.

    There is an additional $25 charge for this event.

  • Networking Reception - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join us for this opportunity to further network with conference attendees.  This festive event will feature hearty appetizers and a cash bar.  The reception is open to all conference attendees at no additional cost.  Guest tickets may be purchased for $20.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • Site Visit to Central High School - 8:30 - 11:30 am

    Learn first hand how the partnership between the University of Louisville and Central High School is helping to create a college-bound culture for underrepresented students. The school will also highlight a recent partnership with the University to create a Makerspace to encourage more female and minority students to pursue engineering and science studies. Tickets for this event are $30.

    To add this to your conference experience, register here.