Customize your conference experience by participating in one of our many pre-conference workshops and events. You can register for any pre-conference workshop when you register for the conference.
All pre-conference workshops will be on Sunday, October 22.
Full-Day Workshops- $225, includes lunch
Half-Day Workshops- $125
Advising 101 Workshop
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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
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.
Concurrent Enrollment 101
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This half-day pre-conference workshop focuses on the nuts and bolts of running a concurrent enrollment program. Ideal for representatives of both secondary and post-secondary institutions, this session highlights the foundational building blocks of concurrent enrollment for both new and experienced practitioners interested in expanding equity and access in programming. Attendees will be introduced to key components, characteristics, practices, and policies of successful concurrent enrollment programs. Topics will range from planning, partnerships, impactful policies and practices, 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.
The session focuses on the building blocks of concurrent enrollment for both seasoned and new practitioners in the field.
Hear the successes and struggles of other practitioners and connect to brainstorm ideas for your program!
The session focuses on planning, faculty engagement, data collection methods, and more!
Work to increase equity and access in programming, CE 101 & 201 highlights tools and resources to meet student needs and increase student success.
Concurrent Enrollment 201
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concurrent Enrollment 201, the sequel to Concurrent Enrollment 101, is for concurrent enrollment programs looking for ways to strengthen the foundations of their program and move it to the next level. Sessions will focus on managing program stability, increasing resources for students, program assessment and improvement, professional development, sharing of best practices, understanding and addressing student barriers, and more! Attendees will receive information that can be implemented regardless of state policy or funding. The session can be taken alone or concurrently with CE 101.
CE 201 will focus on program stability, increasing student resources, and improving program assessment.
Build and Transform program successes and outcomes by attending CE 201! This session brings together practitioners across the US with years of experience and expertise to provide valuable insight and tools to strengthen your programming.
Connect with others in the field who share a passion for equity and access in education and hear about their successes and struggles in a way that informs and provides guidance on increasing program effectiveness.
Concurrent enrollment programming is outreach and cultivates the next generation of attendees - learning how by attending CE 201!
State Policy Workshop
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Program Evaluation Workshop
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concurrent enrollment programs benefit from conducting regular high-quality program evaluations to inform program improvement. Because of the added scrutiny concurrent enrollment faces, programs can display greater accountability through evaluation and sharing results with stakeholders. This workshop is intended for institutional researchers and concurrent enrollment managers with or without evaluation and research experience 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 align with NACEP accreditation standards.
Register early, as space is limited to foster effective engagement and collaboration.
Dual Enrollment Equity Pathways: Diving in Deep to Advance Equity and Build Back College Enrollments
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community College Research Center (CCRC), Teachers College Columbia University
This workshop will focus on strengthening the potential of dual enrollment (DE) to broaden access to college and career opportunities by better aligning DE courses and advising and other supports with college pathways leading to the completion of college degrees and career-path jobs. CCRC presenters will provide a frame for the workshop using findings from national research documenting effective practices. Participants will use research-based tools for evaluating current practices, prioritizing areas for investment and improvement, and planning the next steps for engaging local partners to strengthen dual enrollment partnerships further. By the end of the workshop, participants will be ready to communicate the purpose and direction of their work to strengthen DE and to engage their respective schools, ISD, and college communities in co-designing and implementing reforms aligned to their common vision for student success. Attendees from both K12 and postsecondary institutions are encouraged to participate.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come learn, engage, and connect, as we welcome practitioners and their program partners, regardless of accreditation status, to learn more about NACEP and the quality behind our Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) and College Provided Faculty Model (CPF) endorsement standards.
These events will guide those programs seeking re-accreditation in the upcoming 2024-2025 cycle and beyond, while educating institutions looking to implement a dual or concurrent enrollment program or simply seeking additional information.
We welcome practitioners and their program partners, which include, but are not limited to:
- College and university’s concurrent enrollment staff, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer, Provost, Dean, and/or Designee(s)
- College faculty and/or Faculty Liaisons that provide academic oversight for concurrent enrollment courses
- High school partners (superintendent, district or school-based concurrent enrollment staff/liaison, high school principal, CE instructors, and/or designee(s)
- Any professional interested in learning about NACEP standards
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (off-site)
Castlewood State Park