Pre and Post Conference Events

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

Sunday, November 4

  • Accreditation Institute (8:30am-4:00pm)
  • Concurrent Enrollment 101 (8:00am-Noon)
  • Concurrent Enrollment 201 (1pm-4:30pm)
  • Leadership Academy (by invitation only) (8:30am-4:00pm)
  • Outdoor Conversations (1:00pm-4:00pm)
  • Program Evaluation Workshop (8:30am-4:00pm)
  • State Policy Workshop (8:30am-4:00pm)

Wednesday, November 7

  • Onsite Tour of Local Innovative High Schools (8:30am-2:00pm)

Accreditation Institute – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Led by experienced professionals from NACEP-accredited concurrent enrollment programs, this in-depth workshop will feature strategies for implementing NACEP’s national standards that enhance the quality of concurrent enrollment programs.

Experienced trainers from leading NACEP-accredited programs will cover the following learning objectives:

  • 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

Concurrent enrollment programs are encouraged to send a team of representatives, including:

  • 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, counselor or instructors

This event is an additional $150. Lunch is included.

State Policy Workshop – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

NACEP’s State Policy Leadership Committee is organizing a one day pre-conference convening to facilitate communication and information sharing on state dual and concurrent enrollment policy. The program will feature opportunities for individuals who are engaged in setting and implementing statewide policy to gain a deeper understanding of the successes and challenges that colleagues have experienced across the country. Topics include: trends in state dual and concurrent enrollment policy, data collection and reporting, the role of dual and concurrent enrollment in state plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act, and financial aid for dual enrollment students.

This event is an additional $150. Lunch is included.

Program Evaluation Workshop – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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 and by sharing results with stakeholders. This workshop is intended for institutional researchers and concurrent enrollment managers with evaluation experience to share different methods and approaches to evaluate program effectiveness and student success. The workshop will include examples of research approaches that institutions have used to drive program improvement. The workshop will help inform the development of materials and tool kits to align with NACEP’s newly revised accreditation standards, which allow for a wider range of program evaluation methods. Register early as space is limited to foster effective collaboration.

This event is an additional $150. Lunch will be included with this workshop.

Leadership Academy (By Invitation Only) – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This will be the official culmination of the Leadership Academy program that began in July. Participants will each share their projects with the class and will have one-on-one time with their NACEP mentors. The Leadership Academy class will also be recognized at one of the plenary sessions at the conference. The group will have a few more virtual meetings after the conference as well.

Lunch will be included in this workshop. There is no additional charge as this was included in your initial tuition.

Concurrent Enrollment 101 Workshop – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This half-day pre-conference workshop focuses on the nuts and bolts of running a concurrent enrollment program. This session is ideal for representatives of both secondary and post-secondary institutions who are starting or expanding programs or are new to the field of concurrent enrollment. Attendees will be introduced to key components, characteristics, practices, and policies of successful dual and concurrent enrollment programs. Topics will range from negotiating partnerships, course selection, student recruitment and registration processes, navigating legal requirements, developing a funding model, 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.

This event is an additional $75. No meals are included beyond coffee, refreshments and light snacks.

Outdoor Conversations – 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Stroll around the famous Riverwalk 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.

Concurrent Enrollment 201 – 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Concurrent Enrollment 201 is the sequel to Concurrent Enrollment 101. This session is for Concurrent Enrollment programs that have built the foundation of their program and are looking to move it to the next level. Sessions will focus in on managing growth, advising, program improvement, professional development, sharing of best practices, effects of accreditation and much more! Attendees will be provided information that can be implemented regardless of state policy or funding. Register now as we have limited seats for this workshop.

This event is an additional $75. No meals are included beyond coffee, refreshments and light snacks.

Post-Conference Event, Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Onsite School Tour 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

See some of the innovative programs at the secondary schools in the San Antonio area and how Texas schools are making dual credit accessible. This day-long event will cover two schools.

This event is $60 and will include lunch.