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The 15th National Conference for Accelerated Programs
in Higher Education
Austin, Texas: The City where Innovation and Tradition Unite
Driving Innovative Practice Through Accelerated Learning
HILTON AUSTIN AIRPORT
Pre-Conference Events: Tuesday, July 26th
Main Conference: July 27th & 28th
Pre-Conference Day Highlighted Speaker: Dr. Mark David Milliron
Moving Into the Next Generation of Learning
The Art and Science of Student Success: Using Design Thinking and Data Science to Help Students Learn Well and Finish Strong
Dr. Mark David Milliron is CoFounder and Chief Learning Officer of Civitas Learning, an organization committed to helping the education field bring together the best of emerging technology, data science, and design thinking to help students learn well and finish strong on education pathways. An award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant, he has worked with universities, community colleges, K12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. In previous roles, Mark served as the Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; founding Chancellor of WGU Texas; Endowed Fellow and Director of the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development at The University of Texas at Austin; Vice President for Education and Medical Practice with SAS; and President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
Accelerated Learning and the Adjacent Possible
Are your students Generation C? How are their interests and expectations affecting the ways we design and teach content? What tools and strategies should we consider and reconsider as we work to accelerate learning? Join Dr. James May, award winning professor and educational technologist, as he shares bricks and clicks and adjacent possibilities for engaging students with accelerating learning.
Dr. James May is the Faculty Fellow for Innovation and Technology at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. He is a nationally recognized, award-winning professor and digital innovator. His passion for digital innovation and his desire to share what he has learned are fueled by nearly 20 years of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) experience. In addition to presenting on CALL, James presents nationally on a wide variety of topics including, digital shift, millennial shift, transactive learning, student engagement, active learning and more. He was named one of the Nation’s Top 40 Innovators in Education by the Center for Digital Education in 2013. He has also been named Professor of the Year in the state of Florida twice, first by the Association of Florida Colleges in 2010 and then again by the Carnegie Foundation in 2011. He is a positive, energetic presenter who knows how to help teachers engage students in the classroom.
Legal Considerations, the Current Higher Education Landscape, and Accelerated Programs
Accreditation regulations and government regulations have generated a strange and intriguing ripple effect in higher education. What are the implications for Accelerated Programs? Let’s take a look. One attorney will provide his perspective and insight when representing institutions that have been caught in the whirlwind of government and regulations.
Jay Vaughan is a partner in Cooley’s Education practice group and leads the Accreditation Practice. Mr. Vaughan previously was associated with Dow Lohnes Higher Education, which merged with Cooley on January 1, 2014. Prior to joining Dow Lohnes, he worked as a manager with a national accrediting agency, with primary responsibility for the financial review of accredited member institutions, change of ownership and non-main campus applications, and administrative appeals. During his seven-year tenure, he completed more than 300 on-site evaluations of accredited and applicant institutions.
In addition to assisting institutions to respond to inquiries from regulatory authorities and representing clients in hearings before accrediting bodies, he works proactively with institutions to prevent adverse actions, assist with strategic planning, and provides advice regarding day-to-day operations. Mr. Vaughan also assists institutions to understand state and federal laws regulating the field of postsecondary education, specifically focusing on mergers and acquisitions (including corporate conversions), the definition of a credit hour, and what is commonly referred to as the “90/10 rule.”
Mr. Vaughan obtained his J.D. from George Washington University Law School and earned his B.A. from James Madison University.
Panel Discussion: Accreditation and Accelerated Programs
Accreditation is always on our minds. What is next for Accelerated Programs? How can Accelerated Programs prepare for changes in regulations? As a follow-up to the previous Plenary Session, join us for this timely and insightful panel discussion that will include representatives from HLC, SACS, and Middle States. Bring your questions and concerns!
Charles Gary Belcher
Principle Accreditation Liaison (10 years)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Dr. Ellie A. Fogarty
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Dr. Mary I. Vanis
Vice President for Accreditation Relations
Higher Learning Commission
Competency-based Education Solution for Dummies!
Like many other educational institutions, UIW’s adult education division has been bit by the competency-based education wave. Too bad we just weren’t sure how to do it, or was it that we just weren’t sure of what we really didn’t know? Join us as we talk about our journey. What type of CBE model should we use? What are the ramifications for existing systems? How do we do financial aid? What will the role of faculty look like in this model of learning? We will talk about these questions and others that needed to be answered before we could develop our current certificate in Cardiac Rhythm Analysis.
Cyndi Wilson Porter is a 1987 graduate of the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, with a BA in Chemistry. Her graduate education includes an MS (1991) and a PhD (1995) from The University of Akron, Akron, OH, in Chemistry. In 1994, Dr. Porter moved to Sheboygan WI to take over the Chemistry Department at Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI. While there, she was a pioneer in the use of computers in chemical education, leading to numerous presentations and authoring chemical education software.
In 1997, Dr. Porter, as asst. dean in charge of Distance Education, developed and became director of Lakeland Online. The program for adult learners received national recognition, including being featured as a Microsoft Case Study. When Dr. Porter left in the spring of 2000, Lakeland Online had over 3,000 registrations a year.
In 2000, Dr. Porter became the founding dean of the online program at the University of the Incarnate Word. The online program for adult learners, started in 2000, delivering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs totally online. In addition to her administrative duties, she acted as an active facilitator, faculty member, mentor and online faculty trainer.
Under her guidance, UIW became one of the first schools to take part in the US Army’s eArmyU.com program for enlisted personnel. She was also a selected member of the GoArmyEd Advisory committee, serving as the chair of the subcommittee on schools. Currently, Dr. Porter serves on the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Army Advisory Committee making suggestions for the future of Army education. In addition to Army programs, UIW Online is an active part of the US Air Force and Navy distance learning partnerships.
Dr. Porter is the Vice President of Extended Academic Programs at UIW. In her role Dr. Porter oversees the School of Extended Studies (adult evening program), UIW Online, and all active-duty military students for the entire university.
Commander Mitch Seal is a doctoral prepared and experienced educational administrator who presently serves as the Dean of the School of Online Learning for the University of the Incarnate Word and the part-time Interim Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Prior to these selections, Commander Seal was the Director of Strategic Planning at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) on Joint Base San Antonio, TX. METC is the world’s largest allied health campus and Dr. Seal was by-name selected to the leadership team that launched the campus. Commander Seal qualified as a Navy Professor, a Navy Researcher as well as a DoD Research Approval Authority.
Dr. Seal holds AS, BSN, MEd-IT, and EdD degrees from Trident Technical College, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of West Florida, and the University of the Pacific respectively. Doctor Seal continues to serve as an advisor to the Defense Health Agency Director for Medical Education and Training, the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Director for Training and Readiness.
Commander Seal has represented the Department of Defense on the White House Forum for Military Credentialing, and two White House Roundtables: (1) Advanced Medical Occupations (LVN, RN & PA), and (2) Emergency Medical Services. This work included extensive collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Dept. of Labor, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, the Veterans Administration, and the Office of Homeland Security.
Dr. Seal’s work has been recognized with honors such as a Department of Defense Spotlight by the Office of the President of the United States, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Innovation Award, the Presidential Award from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, and commendation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Structuring High Quality Experiential Assignments in Accelerated Formats
Two valued qualities of adult learning are self-generated knowledge and transformative learning. How can accelerated coursework include authentic student experiences that lead to deep insight or shifts in perspective as well as motivation to change something for the sake of social value? Based on her cutting edge work with educators, community stakeholders, and system level leaders in Seattle and Chicago, Margery will share strategies, structures, and course materials that enabled adult students with demanding schedules and responsibilities to embrace not only learning but new professional perspectives as well.
Currently, with funding from the U.S. Dept. of Education, Margery B. Ginsberg, Ph.D., facilitates Leadership Development Schools with a network of Chicago Public Schools committed to innovative adult learning for school change. She also serves as Senior Research Specialist for the Center for Urban Education Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to her move to the Midwest, Margery was an associate professor at the University of Washington-Seattle, where she taught aspiring school and district leaders and served as lead faculty for an educational leadership doctoral program. As a consultant to higher education, she has worked nationally and internationally in the areas of culturally responsive teaching, and adult motivation and learning. In 2013, she was honored with the American Educational Research Association “Relating Research to Practice Award” in the category of professional service.
Her most recent books are Excited to Learn: Motivation & Culturally Responsive Teaching (2015), and Transformative Professional Learning (2011). Recent co-authored books with Raymond Wlodkowski are Teaching Intensive & Accelerated Courses (2010), and Diversity and Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching in College (2009), the latter of which received the 2011 Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education. Margery has a Ph.D. in Bilingual/Multicultural/Social Foundations of Education from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Margery can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond Driven but Depressed: Understanding How Adult Transformation and Career Ambition Can Serve One’s Personal Vocation
We live in an age of innovation where constant invention stimulates constant failure. Media are filled with the documentation of jobs being cut and a living wage further out of reach for more and more people. It’s difficult to predict our professional future. Education and health care are considered two of most volatile “industries” where the lives of millions of workers may change dramatically. Are concepts such as transformation, intrinsic motivation, mentor, and character still viable as guides for adult development? Using his research for the Fourth edition of Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn and his reflections from his memoir, Falling in Love with Learning, Raymond will share his insights for the unpredictable tomorrow and the unforeseen decades ahead.
Raymond J. Wlodkowski, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the College of Professional Studies, Regis University, Denver. He is a psychologist who specializes in adult motivation and learning.He is the founding Executive Director of the Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP) and the former Director of the Center for the Study of Accelerated Learning (CSAL) at Regis University.
He received his Ph. D. in educational psychology from Wayne State University and is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and books. Among them are Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide to Teaching All Adults (2008), now in its third edition and twice the recipient of the Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature. Four of his books have been translated into Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese. He has also been the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Research from the Adult Higher Education Alliance, the Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has been elected to the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.
Accelerated Programs 101 (For those newer to accelerated learning)
Faculty Development: Put the Horse Before the Cart by Preparing and Supporting Faculty in Accelerated Programs
Moving into the Next Generation of Learning
The Art and Science of Student Success: Using Design Thinking and Data Science to Help Students Learn Well and Finish Strong
“It is a great honor that CAP can recognize such amazing people for the work they do. These are individuals who give so much of themselves to their work and for the students. We are in the presence of greatness! You’ll never meet nicer people, either. They are truly wonderful.”
— Jeannie McCarron, CAP Director
2015 CAP Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Patricia Ellis, Retired Special Assistant to the Dean, Stevenson University
Former CAP Board Chair, CAP Vice Chair, CAP Secretary, CAP Committee Chair/Member (various), CAP Presenter (multiple years), CAP Roundtable Facilitator (multiple years), CAP Pre-Conference Session Facilitator (multiple years); Inaugural winner of CAP’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
2015 CAP Volunteer of the Year
Davis Berryman, Graduate Dean, Southern Nazarene University
CAP Conference Committee Member (multiple years), CAP Treasurer, Longstanding CAP Member.
2015 CAP Honorary Member
Brenda Harms, Harms Consulting
CAP Conference Plenary Speaker (multiple years), CAP Pre-Conference Facilitator (multiple years), CAP Sponsor (multiple years), CAP Webinar Facilitator (multiple years).
2015 CAP Excellence in Teaching Award Winner
Linda L. Cook, Assistant Program Director, Clinical Nurse Leader Track, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Department of Nursing, Sacred Heart University
2015 CAP Excellence in Leadership Award Winner
Dr. Frank Einhellig, Provost, Missouri State University
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