June, July & August 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.

Can You Meet Me Halfway? Implementing a Successful Process for Mid-Semester Advising at Your Institution

Date: July 12, 2023


  • Devon Miller - High School Programs Academic Success Manager, Austin Community College
  • Chris O’Donnell - Academic Success Coordinator, Austin Community College,
  • Destinee Wells - Academic Success Coordinator, Austin Community College,
  • Makeisha Muwana - Student Advocate & Coach: Special Populations - Student Affairs at Austin Community College


In 2017, in an effort to increase course completion and persistence, Austin Community College’s High School Programs office implemented a mid-semester advising process for students in its dual credit programs. Over the years, this process has achieved many successes and faced many challenges, both of which have led to the development of the program into what it is today. In this presentation, participants will learn about Austin Community College and their current process, including overarching challenges and successes faced in both implementation and execution. Additionally, participants will hear from four different advisors with distinctive caseloads that each present more unique challenges and allow for tailored approaches to address these challenges.

DEEP Partnerships: How K12 and College Leaders in One Texas Community are Implementing a Shared Vision to Broaden the Benefits of Dual Enrollment

Date: July 19, 2023, 3:00 pm EST (note time change)


  • John Fink, Senior Research Associate & Program Lead Community College Research Center, Columbia University,
  • Marissa Moreno, Executive Director, School & College Partnerships at Lee College,
  • Anna Espinosa, Coordinator of Counseling and College and Career Readiness, Goose Creek CISD


Over the past decade, leaders at Lee College and Goose Creek ISD in Baytown, Texas have developed a strong dual enrollment partnership with nearly a third of high school graduates taking dual credit and half returning to Lee College after HS. The Lee/Goose Creek partnership has prioritized broadening college access and ensuring all students leave high school on a path that will enable them to earn family-sustain wages. As a partnership, they have implemented various strategies to support this on a large scale, including shared advising, multiple measures placement, support for teacher credentialing, and dual credit embedded into high school career academies and CTE programs of study. In this webinar, attendees will hear directly from Lee/Goose Creek leaders about how they’ve developed an effective partnership, as well as how their work exemplifies emerging findings from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University in studying how college and K12 partnerships are extending ‘guided pathways’ reforms to high school to broaden the benefits of dual enrollment.

Research Rendezvous

Date: July 25th, 1 pm EST


Are you looking for ways to collect data and better understand your program?

Join NACEP’s Research Rendezvous and learn from practiced researchers ways to collect and analyze data whether for assessment and evaluation, program planning, and more. Research Rendezvous is a new meeting-style webinar that offers an interactive environment for individuals looking to learn more about research and ways to incorporate it into their dual enrollment program.

Data collection can be a great way to better understand student needs and build equitable access to education. Led by the NACEP Research Commission, meetings will be topic based and offered at different days and times throughout the year in order to accommodate individuals who may not be able to attend during the Wednesday Webinar timeslot. These meeting-style rendezvous’ will take a limited number of participants, and will not be recorded. 

June 2023

#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- Postponed, TBD


  • 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.