Conference Overview

On October 28-30, 2012 over 500 concurrent enrollment professionals convened in Seattle, Washington. Hosted by the University of Washington’s UW in the High School, the conference featured a keynote talk by Stan Jones of Complete College America and a plenary session speech by Dr. James Rowley of the Institute for Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Dayton. Sixty-four breakout sessions featured presentations, panel discussions, roundtable dialogue, and volunteer committee meetings on a variety of topics. The conference included, for the first time, an optional half-day Accreditation Institute for programs considering applying for NACEP accreditation.

The Conference Program includes a schedule and descriptions of the sessions.

The 2012 NACEP National Conference was sponsored by:
Premium Sponsor: Boise State University
Meal Sponsors: Advanced Technology Academy,, University of Connecticut
Coffee Break Sponsors: EDWorks, Hawkeye Community College, Jamestown Community College, Northwest Nazarene University, Wyoming Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
Program Sponsor: ACT, Inc., Canusia, Eastern Washington University, Missouri Baptist University, Salt Lake Community College, SIRIUS Academics, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, University of Minnesota – Duluth, University of Missouri – St. Louis, Vincennes University
Exhibitors: Advanced Technology Academy,, Canusia, Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies, Portland Community College

Video Welcome

Video Greeting from U.S. Senator Patty Murray, representing the State of Washington
Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Time is the Enemy"


Keynote speech by Stan Jones
Founder, Complete College America


Featured Speaker

"STEM Education and Concurrent Enrollment: Challenging Students to Reach for the Stars"
Dr. James Rowley, Professor of Teacher Education and Executive Director, Institute for Technology Enhanced Learning, University of Dayton

Introduced by Rosemary Sheffield, Senior Director, Educational Outreach, University of Washington

Featured Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: Industry Perspectives on Preparing Students for Success in STEM Careers
Moderator: Ed Lazowska, University of Washington

  • Gail Alverson, Cray Inc.
  • Samson Blackwell, Providence Health and Services
  • Michael Greenwood, The Boeing Company
  • Chris Rivera, Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association

Breakout Sessions

Please find links below for presentation and handout files provided by breakout session presenters for public sharing. These materials should not be reproduced without permission from the author(s).

Sunday 10:45-11:30
Collaborative HS and College Faculty Assessments of Student Portfolios | Presentation |Handouts
Katie Beadle (Northeast Iowa Community College) and James Brimeyer (Northeast Iowa Community College)

Connecting with Students
Brandon Kowallis (Salt Lake Community College), Holly Perry (Salt Lake Community College) and Mike Brammer (Salt Lake Community College)

Effective Evaluation Survey Methodology
Diana Johnson (Northwest Arkansas Community College), Becky Carter (Indiana University) and Jerry Edmonds (Syracuse University)

Implications of Common Core State Standards and Assessments on Concurrent Enrollment
Callie Riley (Achieve)

Strategies for Marketing Concurrent Enrollment in AP-Focused Schools 
Rich Blazier (Parkland College), Darren Daniel (Vista Murrieta High School) and Tom Spillman (Mt. San Jacinto Community College)

Technical Courses Belong in Concurrent Enrollment
Beverly Hunsberger (Pennsylvania College of Technology) and Jeannette Carter (Pennsylvania College of Technology)

The Challenges of a College Partnership to Transform a Low-Performing School
Robie Cornelious (Duval County Public Schools) and Dana Thomas (Florida State College at Jacksonville)

Using Data to Understand Student Transitions to College
Jordan Horowitz (Institute for Evidence-Based Change)

Sunday 1:00-1:45
A Dual-Credit Chemistry Class Using a Hybrid Delivery/Team Teaching Approach
Donald Storer (Southern State Community College)

Creating Accelerated 9-13 Degree Pathways
Cecilia Le (Jobs for the Future)

NACEP Business Meeting | Powerpoint | Handouts
NACEP President Lynn Burbank (University of Minnesota-Duluth)

Perspectives on Faculty Collaboration in World Language Programs
Phillip Markley (University of Washington) and Klaus Brandl (University of Washington)

The Challenges of Career and Technical Education Concurrent Enrollment
Patricia W. Haag (Southern Maine Community College)

The Thinking Gap: Teaching Students Study Skills to Succeed in College Courses
Dale Lehman (Tahoma High School)

Sunday 2:15-3:30
Goal: Offer the Best Professional Development for Your CE Teachers
Susan Henderson (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities) and Julie Williams (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities)

Panel Discussion: Supporting Student Success in Urban Schools
Moderator: Ginger Ramsden (University of Southern Indiana), Brian Boecherer (University of Connecticut), Suzanne Korey (City College of San Francisco), Valerie Abaunza (City College of San Francisco) and Brandon Protas (Community College of Denver)

Panel Discussion: Technology Tools to Facilitate Faculty Collaboration
Moderator: Fabiola Jaurez-Coca (Boise State University), Brandon Kowallis (Salt Lake Community College), Amy Berry (Southwestern Minnesota State University), Doug Binsfeld (Inver Hills Community College) and Wanda Synstelien (Inver Hills Community College)

Panel Discussion: The State Role in Improving Program Quality
Moderator: Adam Lowe (NACEP), Reynold Gardner (Oregon Department of Education), Larry Cheyne (Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development), Michael Quillen (Kentucky Community & Technical College System), Lisa Stephenson (Kentucky Community & Technical College System), Ione DeOllos (Indiana Commission for Higher Education) and Tari Lambert (Transfer Indiana) and Rusty Monhollon (Missouri Department of Higher Education)

CEP Students’ Subsequent College Performance at University of Findley and Syracuse University
Judith Wahrman (University of Findlay), David Rossman (University of Findlay) and Kalpana (Kal) Srinivas (Syracuse University)

Sunday 3:45-4:30
Enrolling Academic Middle Students in an Urban District: A Case Study of the Memphis City Schools
Elisabeth Barnett (Columbia University) and Joyce Mitchell (Memphis City Schools)

Introduction to NACEP’s Standards for Program Quality
Becky Carter (Indiana University), Becky Latting (Arkansas State University – Beebe) and Lynne Clawson-Day (University of Missouri-Kansas City)

National Legislation and Policy: Interest in Concurrent Enrollment in the Other Washington
Adam Lowe (NACEP)

Seven Years of Innovation and Collaboration: One Accreditation Cycle in Review
Loralee Stevens (Johnson County Community College) and Marilyn Senter (Johnson County Community College)

Training High School Teachers in College Composition
Deanna Jessup (Indiana University) and Christine Farris (Indiana University)

Monday 8:15-9:00
Can They Really Enroll Themselves?
Pete Belk (Johnson County Community College) and Loralee Stevens (Johnson County Community College)

CEP 2.0: Enhancing Your Program Beyond Simply Offering College Courses
Jerry Edmonds (Syracuse University)

Reconciling State Diploma Requirements with College Degree Requirements
Vanessa Anderson (Bard High School Early College), John Weinstein (Bard High School Early College) and Patricia Sharpe (Bard High School Early College Queens)

Using a Coded Test Bank to Create Comprable and Rigorous Assessments | Presentation |Handouts
Linda Martin-Morris (University of Washington), Denise Thompson (Orting High School) and Trez Buckland (University of Washington)

Monday 9:15-10:00
Aligning Expectation for Learning Through Professional Development
Gillian Thorne (University of Connecticut), Louise Larson (University of Connecticut) and Stefanie Rabin (University of Connecticut)

Growing Viticulture Courses in Oregon Wine Country
Trish Conlon (Chemeketa Community College), Johnny Mack (Chemeketa Community College), Ken Wright (Yamhill Carlton Winegrowers Association), Nichole Eskelsen (Yamhill Carlton High School) and Jim Orth (Yamhill Carlton High School)

Senior Year Transition Courses
Elisabeth Barnett (Teachers College)

Monday 1:00-2:15
Panel Discussion: Strategies for Increasing Access to a Broader Range of Students
Moderator: Doug Binsfeld (Inver Hills Community College), Lauren Wintermeyer (Santa Barbara City College), Barry Hawthorne (Advanced Technology Academy), Bruce Harger (Lake Superior State University) and Wanda Synstelien (Inver Hills Community College)

Monday 2:45-3:30
A Professional Development Course For New Concurrent Enrollment Instructors
Ginger Winckler (North Idaho College), Molly Michaud (North Idaho College) and Gail Ballard (North Idaho College)

Beyond Articulation: Options for Alignment in Concurrent Enrollment
Sheena Martin (Front Range Community College), Brandon Protas (Community College of Denver), Marilyn Kenfield (Red Rocks Community College) and Tammy Ward (Arapahoe Community College)

Case Study of a Facilitated Online Teaching Model for Dual Credit Courses
Julie Fisher (Central New Mexico Community College)

Developing the Holistic Leader: The Development of a Leadership Philosophy
Juston Pate (Maysville Community and Technical College)

Expanding Access through Fun and PROFIT
Gayle Rogan (Saint Louis University)

NACEP’s Got Talent: How You Can Get Involved 
NACEP President Lynn Burbank (University of Minnesota-Duluth) and NACEP Vice President Sandy Gonzalez (Schenectady County Community College)

The Impact of Dual Credit on Key Postsecondary Outcomes in Illinois
Eric Lichtenberger (Illinois Education Research Council) and Bob Blankenberger (University of Illinois – Springfield)

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