Conference Program: A detailed program and schedule, including plenary and breakout session speakers and topics is available via the conference web portal or as a printable copy.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - State Policy Workshop

The Landscape of State Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Policy: Setting the Stage for the Discussions
Adam Lowe, NACEP Executive Director

The Role of Dual and Concurrent Enrollment in Career Pathways Moderator: Amy Williams, Dual Enrollment & Big Sky Pathways Program Manager, Montana University System
Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Director of High School and STEM, Education Commission of the States
Dianne Lassai Barker, Secondary Education Initiatives Coordinator, Technical College System of Georgia
Kent Scheffel, NACEP President and Vice President Enrollment Services, Lewis & Clark Community College

Learning from Postsecondary Practices to Inform Concurrent Enrollment Instruction
Greg Hopper-Moore, Program Administrator, Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC)

Seizing the Dual Enrollment Moment
Scott Frein, Assistant Vice President, Policy, Advocacy, and Government Relations, ACT
Gregory Kienzl, Senior Research Associate, Policy, ACT

State Approaches to Quality Assurance in Concurrent Enrollment Programs
Moderator: Sharmila Basu-Mann, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO)
Marla Edge, Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon)
Lisa Reynolds, Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (Oregon)
Linda Allen, NACEP Member at Large, Hawkeye College (Iowa)
Pakou Yang, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota)
Jessica Espinosa, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota)

Monday, October 26, 2015 - Main Conference Day 1

Welcome and Opening Plenary Session

Video Welcome: Lt. Governor Joe Garcia

Keynote Speakers: Jeremy Anderson and Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Education Commission of the States | Slides

Big Ideas Session 1

Strategies to Address Concurrent Enrollment Faculty Shortages Amy Williams, NACEP State Policy Leadership Committee Chair, Montana University System (Montana)
Tyonka Perkins, University of Indianapolis/Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) (Indiana)
Janet Boyle, University of Indianapolis/Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) (Indiana)
Curtis Biggs, University of Montana (Montana) Pakou Yang, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota)
Jessica Espinosa, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota)

Navigating the Higher Learning Commission's Policy Changes Linda Allen, NACEP Member at Large, Hawkeye Community College (Iowa)
Mike Beam, Indiana University (Indiana)

Going Paperless: Transitioning to an Online Registration System Effectively
Jorge Zumaeta, Florida International University (Florida)
Lan Quach, Florida International University (Florida)
Sherilyn Lukas, Florida International University (Florida)
LorryBeth Wilson, West Kentucky Community & Technical College (Kentucky)

Emerging Early College Models for Traditionally Underserved Students
Elisabeth Barnett, Teachers College, Columbia University (New York)
Chery Wagonlander, Center for Michigan Middle Early College Partnerships (Michigan)
Michael Crawford, Richard J. Daley College (Illinois)
Andrea Mulkey, EDWorks
Alexis Ross, Richard J. Daley College (Illinois)

Best Practices for Secondary School Concurrent Enrollment Programs
Joni Swanson, Mount Vernon School District (Washington)

Student Eligibility Standards: Are GPA and Test Scores All That Matter?
Melanie Brown, St. Johns River State College (Florida)
Joe Pickens, St. Johns River State College (Florida)

Best Practices Forum: Four-Year Public Institutions Deanna Jessup, NACEP Four Year Public Institutional Representative, Indiana University (Indiana)

Breakout Session 1

Over the Bridge with Transitional Advising
Rakhshi Hamid, Laramie County Community College (Wyoming)
Brenda Abbott, Laramie County Community College (Wyoming)
Jasmine Varos, Laramie County Community College (Wyoming)
[Additional Resources: Transitional Advising Process, Form, Scenarios, LCCC Flier]

Exhibitor Session: Turbo-charge Your Dual/Concurrent Enrollment Program with DualEnroll.com
Janet Van Pelt, DualEnroll.com

NACEP Evaluation: Why and How
Facilitator: Christine Denecker, NACEP Research Committee Chair, The University of Findlay (Ohio)
William Newell, Syracuse University Project Advance (New York)
Magdalena Narozniak, University of Connecticut (Connecticut)

Climbing to Success: Approaches to Consistent Syllabi Alignment
Karla Brown, Hawkeye Community College (Iowa)
Carol Luvert, Hawkeye Community College (Iowa)

Designing and Implementing Successful College Skill-Building Courses
Dumaine Williams, Bard College (Ohio)
Guy Risko, Bard High School Early College Cleveland (Ohio)
Lucy Peterson, Bard High School Early College Cleveland (Ohio)

Managing Stinkers in Your Program: Whiny, Tardy & Disagreeable
Loralee Stevens, Johnson County Community College (Kansas)
Marilyn Senter, Johnson County Community College (Kansas)
Brittany Martin, Johnson County Community College (Kansas)

Using Course Management Systems to Augment Course Alignment
Annette Tomory, Purdue University North Central (Indiana)
Patrick Cannon, Purdue University North Central (Indiana)

Breakout Session 2

Using Data Analysis to Address the Question: Are Concurrent Enrollment Courses Really College-level?
Mark Leany, Utah Valley University (Utah)
Robert Loveridge, Utah Valley university (Utah)

Beyond Concurrent Enrollment: Expanding Opportunities & Preparing Students for Post-Secondary Education
Phil Lederach, Hamilton Southeastern High School (Indiana)
Nancy Herndon, Hamilton Southeastern High School (Indiana)
Jason Urban, Fishers High School (Indiana)
Valerie Piehl, Fishers High School (Indiana)
Matt Kegley, Hamilton Southeastern High School (Indiana)

"I give 2 s**** about dual credit.": Getting Buy-In
Dave Naze, Prairie State College (Illinois)

State Dual Enrollment Funding Mechanisms: Low- to No-Cost for Families
Jennifer Zinth, Education Commission of the States (Colorado)

Managing Growth: State Approaches to Quality Assurance
Moderator: Sharmila Basu-Mann, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO)
Marla Edge, Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon)
Lisa Reynolds, Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (Oregon)
Linda Allen, NACEP Member at Large, Hawkeye College (Iowa)
Pakou Yang, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota)
Jessica Espinosa, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota)

Communication: It's the Key
Bretton DeLaria, Saint Louis University (Missouri)

Forging Fantastic Instructors with Dual Qualifications for Concurrent Enrollment
Mary Perez, El Paso County School District 49 (Colorado)
Peter Hilts, El Paso County School District 49 (Colorado)
Janet Nace, Pikes Peak Community College (Colorado)
[Additional Resources: Student-Parent Course Agreement, College Instructor Expectations & Commitments, College Readiness Assessment]

Creating Authentic College Experiences in a High School Mathematics Classroom
Diana White, University of Colorado Denver (Colorado)
Jason Ray, Collegiate Preparatory Academy (Colorado)

Sunrise, Sunset: Considerations for Piloting and Phasing Out CEP Courses
Tim Stetter, University of Washington (Washington)
Brian Boecherer, University of Connecticut (Connecticut)

Exhibitor Session: Building Student Community through Curriculum Alignment, Placement and Student Success
Maria Moten, Harper College (Illinois)
Kimberley Polly, Harper College (Illinois)
Mary Thomas, Hoffman Estates High School (Illinois)

The South Los Angeles Math (SLAM) Project: Best Practices Learned
Pedro Cevallos, College Bridge (California)
Lynn Cevallos, College Bridge (California)
Kristin Webster, California State University, Los Angeles (California)
[Additional Resource: The South Los Angeles Math (SLAM) Project: An Interim Report on a 9-Year Pilot Program]

Breakout Session 3

Data Dashboards to Measure Concurrent Enrollment Students’ Success in College
Mark Leany, Utah Valley University (Utah)
Robert Loveridge, Utah Valley University (Utah)

Driving Student Success via Dual Enrollment Partnerships in Rural Collaboratives
Linda Knicely, Battelle for Kids (Ohio)
Pamela Noeth, Battelle for Kids (Ohio)
Charity Dodd, Battelle for Kids (Ohio)
[Additional Resources: OAC Straight A Grant Dual Enrollment Teacher Credentialing Guidance, OAC Dual Enrollment Credentialing Higher Education Catalog, Dual Enrollment Dialogue Agenda, Quality Matters Professional Development Series, Pathways and Dual Enrollment Checklist, ACCUPLACER Proposal for District Licenses, From the First Forty-Eight through the Twenty-First Century: Building Prosperity Pathways in the Ohio Appalachian Collaborative, Academic Change in Switzerland of Ohio (2013-14 versus 2014-15)]

Standard F3: Using Engaging Technology to Deliver Effective Professional Development
Melissa Murray, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (Pennsylvania)
Walter Asonevich, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (Pennsylvania)
Joe Slifko, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (Pennsylvania)

A Counselor-Centered Model for Concurrent Enrollment
Celeste Lee, Rangeview High School (Colorado)
Michelle Chandler, Aurora West Preparatory Academy (Colorado)
Courtney Dauer, Hinkley High School (Colorado)
Lisa Gonzales, William Smith High School (Colorado)

Industry Certifications as a Mechanism for Aligning Curriculum
Michelle August, Moraine Valley Community College (Illinois)
Kevin Holben, Community High School District 218 (Illinois)
Frank LaMantia, Community High School District 218 (Illinois)

Impact of Text-messaging and Potential for Dual and Concurrent Enrollment
Karla Krodel, Youngstown State University (Ohio)
Brian Kathman, Signal Vine (District of Columbia)

Motivational Interventions – Something for Every Teacher and Student
Wendy Anderson, Utah Valley University (Utah)
David Rockwood, Payson High School (Utah)
Rebecca Rothey, Utah Valley University (Utah)

Exhibitor Session: Colorado Early Colleges: YES They are in High School and YES They are Doing That!
Keith King, Colorado Early Colleges (Colorado)
Sandi Brown, Colorado Early Colleges (Colorado)
Josh See, Colorado Early Colleges (Colorado)

Course Transfer in Virginia for High School Students Who Earn Associates Degrees
Hilda Billups, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (Virginia)

Plenary Session

Keynote Speaker:
National Counselor of the Year Cory Notestine

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - Main Conference Day 2

Plenary Session

Keynote Speaker:
George Pernsteiner, President, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO)

Big Ideas Session 2

Best Practices Forum: Two-Year Institutions
Loralee Stevens, Johnson County Community College (Kansas)

Introduction to NACEP's Standards for Program Quality
Jaclyn Dumond, NACEP Accreditation Commission Chair, University of Southern Indiana (Indiana)
Victoria Zepplin, NACEP Accreditation Commission Vice Chair, Tompkins Cortland Community College (New York)
Selena Grace, NACEP Accreditation Commission Four Year Institutional Representative, Idaho State University (Idaho)

Approaches to Marketing Concurrent Enrollment to Students, Parents & Schools
Fabiola Jaurez-Coca, Boise State University (Idaho)
Miles McCrimmon, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Linkages Between Developmental Education and Dual and Concurrent Enrollment
Elisabeth Barnett, Teachers College, Columbia University (New York)
Michelle Williams, Community College of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
Joni Swanson, NACEP Secondary School Partners Committee Chair, Mount Vernon School District (Washington)

Meaningful Concurrent Enrollment Advising Programs
Holly Perry, Salt Lake Community College (Utah)
EJ Anderson, Rio Salado College (Arizona)
Katherine Kinnick, Kennesaw State University (Georgia)
[Additional Resource: Xavier AA Degree Unofficial Checklist]

Go Digital, Go Open, Go Design!
Noreen Light, Washington Student Achievement Council (Washington)
Christie Fierro, Tacoma Community College (Washington)
Torry Mendoza, Syracuse University Project Advance (New York)
Marilyn Senter, Johnson County Community College (Kansas)

Hearing Their Voices: Lessons From Students and Alumni
Moderator: Michael Gage, Pueblo Community College (Colorado)

Breakout Session 4

Professional Development and Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
Judith Wahrman, The University of Findlay (Ohio)
Christine Denecker, NACEP Research Committee Chair, The University of Findlay (Ohio)

Preparing for a Higher Learning Commission Visit
EJ Anderson, Rio Salado College (Arizona)
Rick Kemp, Rio Salado College (Arizona)
Royce Kinnison, Rio Salado College (Arizona)

How to Manage Multiple Partnerships: Three Unique Perspectives
Melinda Bowman, Eastern Washington University (Washington)
Joe Weiss, Puget Sound Skills Center (Washington)
Dr. Cher N. Edwards, Seattle Pacific University (Washington)

Examining Relationships Between Concurrent Enrollment and College Access and Retention Jason Taylor, University of Utah (Utah)

Washington Policy Update: Keeping Up With Increased Congressional Interest
Adam Lowe, NACEP Executive Director

Exhibitor Session: Transforming Your Program with a Customized Concurrent Enrollment Management Software System
Avinash Kadaji, Syracuse University (New York)
Brandon Kowallis, Salt Lake Community College (Utah)
Michae Giazzoni, University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)
Rakhshi Hamid, Laramie County Community College (Wyoming)

Learning from Postsecondary Practices to Inform High School Assessment
Greg Hopper-Moore, Educational Policy Improvement Center (Oregon)
Tracy Bousselot, Educational Policy Improvement Center (Oregon)

Beyond Black and White: Infusing Cultural Capacity into Concurrent Enrollment
Louis Fletcher, El Paso County School District 49 (Colorado)
Peter Hilts, El Paso County School District 49 (Colorado)

Better Together – Rethinking Academic Partnerships and Educational Expertise
Wendy Anderson, Utah Valley University (Utah)
Christan Zamelis, Utah Valley University (Utah)
David Rockwood, Payson High School (Utah)

(R)evolutionary Growth: Scaling Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships with Deliberation
Miles McCrimmon, Reynolds Community College (Virginia)
Sheralyne Tierseron, J.R. Tucker High School (Virginia)
Allen Riddle, Highland Springs High School (Virginia)
[Additional Resources: Advance College Academies for Social Sciences Description, Advance College Academies Booklet, A.S. in Social Science Degree Offered at Goochland High School, A.S. in Social Sciences Degree Offered at Patrick Henry High School and Lee-Davis High School, A.S. in Business Administration Degree Offered at Highland Springs High School, A.S. in Social Science Degree Offered at Powhatan High School, A.S. in Social Science Degree Offered at J. R. Tucker High School]

On Your Mark, Get Set, Finish! Successfully Navigating College Experiences
Linda Knicely, Battelle for Kids (Ohio)
Pamela Noeth, Battelle for Kids (Ohio)
Charity Dodd, Battelle for Kids (Ohio)

Summit/Summary Sessions

Best Practices for Increasing Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Opportunities for Underrepresented Students
FACILITATOR: Joni Swanson, NACEP Secondary School Partners Committee Chair, Mount Vernon School District (Washington)
[Additional Resource: Research 101 | Mount Vernon High School (Video)]

Addressing Concurrent Enrollment Faculty Shortages
FACILITATOR: Patrick Cannon, Purdue University North Central (Indiana)

Overcoming Resistance in AP-focused Schools
FACILITATOR: Selena Grace, Idaho State University (Idaho)

Bringing Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Opportunities to Rural Students

FACILITATOR: Whitney Tisdale, University Alaska Anchorage (Alaska)
FACILITATOR: Devonna James, Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso (New Mexico)
[Additional Resources: ENMU-Ruidoso Dual Credit Early College Program Fact Sheet, Degree Plan]

Opportunities for Student Engagement in Campus-Based Activities
FACILITATOR: Naita Guine, Florida State College at Jacksonville (Florida)

Governmental Relations Roundtable
FACILITATOR: Kathleen Burns, NACEP Governmental Relations Committee Chair, University of Missouri - Saint Louis

Best Practices Forum: Private Colleges & Universities
FACILITATOR: Dennis Waller, NACEP Private Institutional Representative, Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho)
FACILITATOR: Benjamin Earwicker, Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho)

Counseling – The Good, The Bad, and The Breakthroughs
FACILITATOR: Dianna Williams, El Paso Community College (Texas)
FACILITATOR: Mary Beth Haan, El Paso Community College (Texas)
[Additional Resources: El Paso Community College Dual Credit Webpage; Dual Credit New Student Orientation Checklist]

Volunteer Opportunities with NACEP
FACILITATOR: Kent Scheffel, NACEP President, Lewis & Clark Community College (Illinois)
FACILITATOR: Sandra Gonzalez, NACEP Past President, Schenectady County Community College (New York)

Research Roundtable
FACILITATOR: Christine Denecker, NACEP Research Committee Chair, The University of Findlay (Ohio)

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