Pre and Post Conference Events

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

Sunday, October 13

  • Concurrent Enrollment 101 (8:00am-Noon)
  • Program Evaluation Workshop (12:00pm-4:30pm)
  • State Policy Workshop (9:00am-3:00pm)
  • Advising Workshop (8:00am-Noon)
  • Concurrent Enrollment 201 (1:00pm-4:30pm)
  • Outdoor Conversations (2:00pm-5:00pm)

Wednesday, October 16

  • Accreditation Institute (8:30am-4:00pm)
  • Onsite Tour of Local Innovative High Schools (8:00am-2:00pm)

Pre-Conference Event, Sunday, October 13, 2019

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.

Program Evaluation Workshop – 12:00 pm – 4:30 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 $115. Lunch is included.

State Policy Workshop – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

NACEP’s annual State Policy Workshop draws state agency, system, and program leadership from across the nation to focus on the policy that drives practice in the field of concurrent enrolment, dual enrollment, and early college. This year, we are featuring truely unique and exciting content that includes the launch of two new policy resources from NACEP and the College in the High School Alliance.  Our agenda has three activity-intensive workshop sessions to help participants understand six-state policy levers to address equity gaps. We will deep dive on State Financing with an Eye on Equity and Using Data Systems to Answer Policy Questions. Attendees will receive advanced copies of both Unlocking Potential: A State Policy Roadmap for Equity and Quality in College in High School Programs and Funding for Equity: Designing State Dual Enrollment Funding Models to Close Equity Gap.

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

Advising Workshop – 8:00 am – Noon 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 at all levels valuable lessons and information related to student advising that can be incorporated into their existing student supports. The program will motivate the topic by discussing the need for student advising within concurrent and dual enrollment programs as it directly relates to the student experience and success. Topics covered will include program implementation and structure, advisor expectations, training, and functions.

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

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 with 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.

Outdoor Conversations – 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Stroll around downtown 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.

Post-Conference Event, Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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.

Onsite School Tour 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

See some of the innovative programs at the secondary schools in the Salt Lake City area and how Utah schools are making dual credit accessible. This day-long event will cover two schools.

This event is an additional $75. Lunch is included.