NACEP's first Western Regional Conference is coming to Missoula, Montana April 3-4th. Meet and network with colleagues from the Western states and participate in breakout sessions covering the latest trends in concurrent and dual enrollment.
Topics that will be covered include:
- Best Practices: Professional Development, Online/Distance Course Offerings, Faculty Liaisons
- State Funding Models
- Innovative Approaches to Concurrent Enrollment
- Dual Enrollment Exploring the Range of Models
- Research and Policy
When: April 3-4, 2017
Where: Missoula College of the University of Montana - Missoula, Montana
Special Conference Hotel Rate: Double Tree by Hilton~ Sold out! Rooms still open but at normal rate.
Fees (per person):
NACEP Member and Secondary Partner Rate: $175
Non-Member Rate: $225
$25 discount per person for institutions that send 3 or more individuals.
|9:00 am||Registration and Networking|
|10:00 am - 11:30 am||Welcome/Keynote - Joe Garcia, President, WICHE|
|11:45 am - 12:30 pm||Breakout Sessions:
|12:30 pm - 1:15 pm||Lunch|
|1:30-1:45 pm||The Honorable Governor Bullock, Montana|
|1:55 pm - 2:40 pm||Breakout Sessions:
|2:50 pm - 3:35 pm||Breakout Sessions:
|3:45 pm - 4:45 pm||Plenary - Showcase of Models Across the Region|
|8:00 am||Registration, Networking and Light Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 10:00 am||Keynote - Melinda Karp, Assistant Director of the Community College Research Center|
|10:10 am - 10:55 am||Breakout Sessions:
|11:00 am - 11:45 am||Breakout Sessions:
|Noon - 12:45 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 pm - 2:00 pm||Plenary - Missoula College Student, Teacher, Counselor Panel|
|2:15 pm - 3:00 pm||Breakout Sessions:
|3:00 pm||Conference adjourns|
| Joe Garcia, President of WICHE
Joe Garcia was appointed President of WICHE in June 2016. He served as the Lt. Governor of Colorado and as the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, beginning in 2011. During his time as Lt. Governor and as the SHEEO for Colorado, Garcia focused on increasing equity in outcomes for all students, particularly those from low income backgrounds and communities of color. Prior to being elected Lt. Governor, Garcia served as President of Colorado State University-Pueblo, which was named the Outstanding Member Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities during his tenure. He also served as President of Colorado’s second largest community college, Pikes Peak Community College, where he was twice named President of the Year by the State Student Advisory Council. His previous public service positions included serving as a member of the Cabinet of Gov. Roy Romer and as a White House appointee under President Bill Clinton at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
|Melinda Karp, Assistant Director of the Community College Research Center
Melinda Karp, Assistant Director, is project lead for CCRC’s Evaluation of Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Support (iPASS) project; Corridors of College Success; and the City Colleges of Chicago Pathways Analytics Project. Karp holds a BS in human development and family studies from Cornell University; an MA in sociology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a PhD in sociology and education from Columbia University.
In her 16 years at CCRC, Karp has developed a national reputation as an expert on smoothing students’ transitions into college and supporting them once there. She leads CCRC’s work on advising, institutional reform, and rethinking how to support community college students. Karp regularly keynotes professional meetings and events and comments in media outlets including NPR, The New York Times, and Inside Higher Ed. Her reports and articles have been published in journals such as the Teachers College Record, New Directions for Community Colleges, and Community College Review.
|The Honorable Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana
Steve Bullock, Montana's former attorney general, was elected Montana's 24th governor on November 6, 2012.
Bullock, 49, has made better jobs, better education and a more effective government his top priorities.
As a father of three young children, Bullock recognizes that every Montana student should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, and this starts with a quality public education. In his first legislative session, Bullock was able to secure a tuition freeze at Montana colleges and universities, preventing the tax of higher tuition from hitting working Montana families. In addition, Bullock has secured historic levels of funding for the state’s elementary, middle and high schools.
Bullock was born in Missoula and raised in Helena. He attended public schools in Helena and graduated from Helena High School in 1984. He received his undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College and his law degree with honors from Columbia University Law School in New York.
Thank you to our Western Regional sponsors!
Granite Peak Sponsor
Mount Douglas Sponsors
Cedar Mountain Sponsor