Pre-Conference Events

Customize your conference experience by participating in one of our many pre-conference workshops and events.

All pre-conference workshops will be on Sunday, October 24.


Full-Day Workshops- $150, includes lunch

Half-Day Workshops- $75

Pre-Conference Events

State Policy Workshop

State Policy Workshop

8:30 am – 12:00 pm | Max number of attendees: 50

NACEP’s annual pre-conference State Policy Workshop draws state agency, system office, and program leadership from across the nation to focus on helping equip participants to contribute to state-level policy developments that drive practices in the field of concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment, and early college. This year’s institute will provide attendees an orientation to the state and federal policy levers in play in K12 and Higher Education and how they can and should improve equitable program growth, student outcomes, and sustainability. Including an orientation to state policy, advocacy tips and insights, this workshop will empower attendees to build and lead equitable policy change.

Advising Workshop 101 and 201

Advising 101 Workshop

9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Max number of attendees: 50

As the number of students participating in dual enrollment courses continues to increase, the support provided to these students have rightly gained increased attention. In response, NACEP’s Accreditation Commission revised the 2017 accreditation standards to include an explicit section on student advising. The rationale behind the revision is to ensure that accredited programs are providing students access to this critical service. This half-day workshop is specifically designed to provide programs information related to student advising that can be incorporated into their existing student supports. Presenters will share tips on how programs can strategically plan and implement advising into your program.  It will also cover some basics such as structure, advisor expectations, training and function.

Advising 201 Workshop

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Max number of attendees: 50

Advising 201 is the sequel for Advising 101.  This session is for all dual and concurrent enrollment programs but will be especially beneficial to programs with established advising systems.  The workshop will concentrate mainly on transformative advising.  Advanced topics such as certificate and associate degree attainment, student engagement and outcomes, transfer and facilitation will be covered.  Attendees will be provided with useful takeaways that can be implemented regardless of program size and budget. 

Strengthening the Dual Enrollment Teacher Pipeline: Building the Institutional, State, and National Agenda

Concurrent Enrollment Teacher Pipeline Workshop

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Max number of attendees: 50

Strengthening the Dual Enrollment Teacher Pipeline: Building the Institutional, State, and National Agenda

At this year’s National Conference, NACEP, the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, and the College in High School Alliance will launch a new national resource, authored by dual enrollment policy expert Jennifer Zinth, on the current state of the dual enrollment teacher pipeline, its challenges, and a set of action steps for institutions, states, and national advocates on where the discussion about this issue should go from here. Join NACEP, MHEC, CHSA and Jennifer Zinth for a workshop designed to unpack the action agenda and develop a plan – whether it’s for your institution, state, or the nation at large – about where we go from here to support expanding the number of instructors credentialed to teach dual or concurrent enrollment courses.

Concurrent/Dual Enrollment Researchand Evaluation Workshop

Concurrent/Dual Enrollment Research and Evaluation Workshop

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Max number of attendees: 50

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, sharing evaluation results with stakeholders, and using evaluation results. This workshop is intended for new and experienced institutional researchers and concurrent enrollment managers to share different methods and approaches to evaluate program effectiveness and student success. The workshop will include examples of research and evaluation approaches that institutions have used to drive program improvement and examples that align with NACEP’s newly revised accreditation standards. Register early as space is limited to foster effective collaboration.

Accreditation Institute

Accreditation Institute

9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Max number of attendees: 125

Experienced trainers from leading NACEP-Accredited programs cover the follow learning objective:

  • 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

NACEP's Accreditation Institute is great for:

  • 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.
Outdoor Conversations

Outdoor Conversations – 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Stroll around downtown 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. It is helpful that those attending this half-day session are familiar with the NACEP organization and its standards.

There is an additional $30 charge for this event.

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