Conference Overview

On October 23-25, 2011 over 330 concurrent enrollment professionals convened in Mystic, Connecticut. Hosted by the University of Connecticut, the conference opened with a Keynote talk given by Dr. David Conley of the University of Oregon. Featured speakers included Dr. Sherri Miller of ACT and U.S. Representative Joe Courtney. Fifty-six breakout sessions on a variety of program administration, discipline, research, and policy topics were conducted by 85 presenters.

The 2011 NACEP National Conference was sponsored by ACT Inc., Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Central Lakes College, Northwest Nazarene University, Salt Lake Community College, University of Connecticut, University of Minnesota – Duluth, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of Missouri – St. Louis, and Wyoming Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.

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

Keynote Speaker

The Continuum of College and Career Readiness: Creating Successful Transitions to Postsecondary Education
David Conley, Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) and Center for Educational Policy Research (ECPR) at the University of Oregon

Featured Speaker

An Evidence-Based Approach to Building Students’ College Readiness
Sherri Miller, ACT, Inc.

Breakout Sessions

Making the Grade: Preparing High School Teachers for Success
EJ Anderson, NACEP Membership Committee Chair, Rick Kemp & Michelle Prins, Rio Salado College

Creating Early College High Schools Using Research-Based Designs
Elisabeth Barnett, Teachers College, Columbia University

The Governor’s Career and Technical Academy Model for STEM Education
Shirley Bazdar, Loudoun County Public Schools

Using Marketing Strategies to Build Concurrent Enrollment Programs
Rich Blazier, Parkland College

Having an Identity Problem? Define Your CEP with Research!
Brian Boecherer, University of Connecticut

Discipline-specific Workshops to Involve Your On-campus and CEP Instructors
Marian Borgmann-Ingwersen, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Florida’s Senate Bill 1908: Paving the Road to Post-Secondary Success
Melanie Rosen Brown, St. Johns River State College

Policy Trends and Best Practices at the Intersection of College Access and Success
Jennifer Brown Lerner, American Youth Policy Forum & Anne Bowles, Institute for Higher Education Policy

Dancing with the NACEP Board
Lynn Burbank, NACEP President & Adam Lowe, NACEP Executive Secretary

Accreditation: How One Program Prepared for it One Bite at a Time
Kathleen Burns, University of Missouri St. Louis

Online Application and Registration
Rebecca Rothey & Ryan Burton, Utah Valley University

The Student Orientation: Navigating the Quagmire of College Preparation
Marla Carano, Youngstown State University- College in High School

Navigating NACEP’s Accreditation Process
Becky Carter, Indiana University Bloomington, Becky Latting, Arkansas State University Beebe & Ginger Ramsden, University of Southern Indiana

NACEP’s Newly Revised National Standards
Becky Carter, Indiana University Bloomington, Sandy Gonzalez, Schenectady County Community College & Ginger Ramsden, University of Southern Indiana

Online, Blended and Hybrid Models in Collaborative Partnerships
Michelle Christopherson, University of Minnesota, Crookston & Lori Mayberry, Tulsa Community College

13th Grade: Early Colleges Provide an Opportunity for Catching Up & Moving Ahead
Cecilia Cunningham, Middle College National Consortium & Chery Wagonlander, Michigan Middle Early College Association

Enhancing Student Access and Success Through a Model Statewide Policy
Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Education Commission of the States

Transforming the 20th Century High School: How Reform Models & Innovative Schools Use Concurrent Enrollment
David Dresslar & Janet Boyle, Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning, Univ. of Indianapolis

Governmental Relations: Federal Updates and Advocacy Strategies
Jaclyn Dumond, University of Southern Indiana & Adam Lowe, NACEP Executive Secretary

Building CEP Infrastructure to Support Quality & Growth
Susan Henderson & Julie Williams, NACEP Communications Committee Chair, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Gerald Edmonds & Avinash Kadaji, Syracuse University

Vertically Aligning a World Language Concurrent Enrollment Program Grades 7-12
Justin R. Ehrenberg, Torrington High School

Communication and Trust: Rebuilding the Relationships that Foster Collaboration
Charles Ewing & Eric Atkins, Casper College

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Builds Bridges Between College and High School Concurrent Enrollment Faculty
Marilyn A. W. Gaar, Johnson County Community College & Nancy Pence, Blue Valley High School

Preemptive Strike: Strategies for Addressing College Readiness
Michael Gaines, Sinclair Community College, Crystal B. Taylor & Renita Williams Newport News Public Schools & Kris Rarig, Thomas Nelson Community College

Advising Students on How to Navigate the Waters of Accelerated Programs
Cyd Grua, Utah System of Higher Education & Moya Kessig, Utah State Office of Education

Santa Barbara City College Dual Enrollment Program and Freshman Transition Initiative
Diane Hollems & Lauren Wintermeyer, Santa Barbara City College

Using Longitudinal Student Data to Improve Your College Partnership: Tips, Tricks and Trends
Jordan Horowitz, Institute for Evidence-Based Change

Making it Work: Outcomes and Lessons from Concurrent Courses in California
Katherine Hughes & Melinda Karp, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University

Framework for Faculty Site Visits that Ensures Quality Course Delivery
Deanna M. Jessup & Ted Leahey, Advance College Project, Indiana University

Blended Advanced Placement/Concurrent History Classes
Diana Johnson & Greg Kiser, Northwest Arkansas Community College

Bridging the Gap Between High School and College Academic Skills: Practical Curriculum Changes for High School Educators
Amanda Langlais, New Canaan High School

Concurrent/Dual Enrollment Programs: Their Outcomes and Effects on Enrollment, Credits Earned, Retention, and Graduation
Robert Loveridge & Geoff Matthews, Utah Valley University

What the Professional Organizations Say About Building College Writing Readiness
Rita Malenczyk, National Council of Writing Program Administrators

Early College Designs: Expanding a Strategy for Achieving College and Career Readiness for All
Jason Quiara, Jobs for the Future

Crafting and Delivering High Impact Evaluation Surveys
Deborah Schmitt, Erie Community College

The Effect of Participation in CEP vs. AP on Student Persistence at Syracuse University
Kal Srinivas, Syracuse University Project Advance

Collaboration not Competition: Multiple Dual Credit Partners Supporting a Rural High School
Lisa Stephenson, West Kentucky Community & Technical College & Amy Boaz, Hickman County Schools

Concurrent Enrollment Programs as Catalysts for Grant Funding
Tim Stetter, University of Washington

Co-Captains: Navigating Your CEP With the High School Counselor
Loralee Stevens, Johnson County Community College & Cindy Crabtree, DeSoto High School

College and Career Readiness – Innovative High School Preparation Models
Joni Swanson, Geneseo CUD #228

Collegial Mentoring
Laurie Wolfley, Uconn Early College Experience & Gillian Thorne, NACEP Research Chair, UConn Early College Experience

Reaching a Wider Audience through Career and Technical Education Courses
Victoria Zeppelin, Tompkins Cortland Community College

Five Steps to Smoother Sailing with Dual Credit Classes
Darlah Zweifel, Meade County High School & Barbara Kacer, Western Kentucky University

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