June Webinar Series, Program Development

Develop and advance your dual and concurrent programming through our program development webinar series. Developing and advancing program initiatives can be difficult, but NACEP is here to help with informative webinars related to current issues and successes in the field. Join us as practitioners from all over the country share their program development strategies to increase equity and access in dual and concurrent enrollment.

#WWR- Taking the Duel out of Dual Credit

Date: June 7, 2023

Date Aired: July 7, 2021; 1:00 pm EST


  • Alison Douglas - Instructor & Director of College Readiness
  • Andy Bero - English/Drama Teacher


This session will share lessons learned and best practices on how to cultivate a postsecondary environment in a high school classroom. Participants will learn from English community college and high school faculty’s experiences teaching ENG 101 and ENG 102 for the first time in a high school setting. Topics will include; Academic Rigor, Classroom Management, Communications, and Student Responsibilities.

#WWR- Leveraging Culture Competency in Dual Enrollment Program Planning


Date: June 14, 2023
Date Aired: February 16, 2022; 1:00 pm EST


  • Sarah Brown, Strategic Project Coordinator, NACEP
  • Dianne Barker, Director of State Engagement


The focus of many dual enrollment programs is on educational access and student success. In order to meet this goal for students traditionally underrepresented in higher education, institutions need to understand the students they serve. This includes understanding the culture of the community and institution to provide impactful programming and appropriate student support, both inside and outside the classroom. This presentation will explore the importance of cultural competency in dual enrollment program planning conversations. We will discuss strategic planning concepts and how cultural understanding can help institutions meet student and community needs.

Investing in Equity: State Funding Models for Dual Enrollment

Date: June 21; 1:00 pm EST


  • Jennifer Zinth - Founder and Principal, Zinth Consulting
  • Tim Stetter - Director/UW in the High School, University of Washington,
  • Mike Giazzoni - Director, College in High School, University of Pittsburgh
  • Facilitator: Dianne Barker, Director of State Engagement, NACEP

Webinar Type: Public


A state's dual enrollment funding approach can either significantly drive or significantly inhibit equitable program access and participation. This webinar will provide an introduction to the prevalent state dual enrollment funding models and preview the 2023 update to the Funding for Equity report, including an overview of changes to state dual enrollment funding strategies since 2019, when the original Funding for Equity report was released. Dual enrollment leaders from two states that have recently revised their dual enrollment funding mechanisms will share their insights on the impact of these changes and what other states can learn from their experience.


The Uvalde Effect: Improving High School and College Collaboration on Campus Safety in the Dual Credit Space


Date: June 28; 1:00 pm EST


  • Dr. Mike D. Garcia, Executive Director of Regulatory Affairs at Austin Community College. 
  • Mison Zuniga, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for College and High School Relations at Austin Community College.
  • Robert Block, ECHS Principal and Director of College, Career, and Military Readiness Elgin Independent School District.

Webinar Type: Public


This webinar will offer a panel of experts to share how the 2022 tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, spurred greater cross-institutional collaboration between Austin Community College and its high school partners to improve services for dual credit students in the case of emergencies. The discussion will highlight increased statewide expectations for high school campus safety that affected processes for dual credit instructors during the 2022-23 school year. It will also provide examples of some emergency situations that have affected ACC dual credit students and which have highlighted areas of improvement for communication and coordination with high school partners. Panel participants from both college and high school administrations will share their expertise, experience, and advice for those wishing to begin difficult conversations about emergency preparedness across K-12 and higher ed lines.

That audience members will be inspired to improve preventative planning and collaboration with their partners around emergency management issues in the dual credit space.

It shows ways in which colleges and high schools can collaborate to better serve dual-enrolled students in areas that might not be addressed in traditional academic planning, such as dual management and communication during emergency situations.