2014 CAP Award Winners

Congratulations 2014 CAP Award Winners!

“Among the greatest people we know….”  —- 2013/2014 CAP BoardAwards2014

“Leaders, inspirers, and just incredible individuals.  I am honored to know each of them really well!”

– Jeannie McCarron, CAP Director

2014 CAP Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Dr. Royce Ann Collins, Kansas State University

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Dr. Royce Ann Collins’ professional career has spanned experience with higher education administration, continuing education, and as a faculty member. She is currently Associate Professor of Adult Education in the Educational Leadership Department at Kansas State University. Royce Ann has won national and regional awards for her teaching, research and scholarship. Her teaching and research focus on the adult learner in higher education. Royce Ann has made numerous presentations at conferences and has served on adult associational boards at the regional and national level, including serving on the CAP Board in a multitude of capacities, included two terms as CAP’s Board Chair. Royce Ann spearheaded the research and development of the Quality Standards for Accelerated Programs and the Model for Good Practice for Accelerated Programs in Higher Education. She currently serves as CAP’s Board Research Officer, and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Continuing Higher Education.

2014 CAP Excellence in Teaching Award Winner, Trey Mireles, Madison Area Technical College

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Trey Mireles has been a teacher for most of his life.

What started out as a young kid working as a teaching assistant to his little sister’s summer school class grew into a love education. Trey Mireles’ formal path to becoming an educator began with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During this time he had the opportunity to work with students with physical and emotional disabilities while working in special education in the Madison school district. Completing an MS in Educational Psychology from Capella University provided a theoretical background to support the instructional practices he models and shares. Trey currently works at Madison Area Technical College as a Psychology Instructor and the Arts and Sciences Accelerated Program Coordinator. His strengths as an educator and leader in the field of innovative learning strategies has led to additional opportunities to shape the direction of instruction at Madison College and within the Wisconsin Technical College System. His expertise has been recognized and shared at additional conferences and workshops both locally and nationally.

Trey’s unique experiences and degree allow him to combine an understanding of social sciences and neuropsychology to education. This allows him to provide valuable insights into how the mind works and how to leverage this understanding to become a better educator.

2014 CAP Volunteer of the Year Award Winner, Cheryl Bosse, Stevenson University

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Cheryl Bosse is the Assistant Director of Academic Support Services with Stevenson University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS), where she has been serving adult students since 2002.  In her former position as Project Manager, her work encompassed a broad range of both faculty and student related responsibilities.  In her new role, Cheryl is primarily responsible for onboarding adult students as well as various aspects of student support in all GPS academic programs. She has served on three consecutive CAP national conference planning committees, acted as chair of the 2014 pre-conference, and provided technical and administrative support for the CAP Connected Newsletter for the past two years.

2014 CAP Rookie of the Year Award Winner, Dr. Rick Read, Union Institute & University

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Dr. Rick Read retired from the U.S. Army in 1998 and returned to Northern Kentucky. He was employed by Easter Seals Southwestern Ohio from 1998-2005 serving as Director of Human Resources and culminating as Vice President, Operations.  From September 1998 – March 2006 he served as adjunct faculty at National College of Business & Technology.  He joined Union Institute & University as adjunct faculty in December 1998.  He has been a part-time faculty member since February 2006 and was appointed chair of the business administration, management, and leadership department on July 1, 2014.  Dr. Read is a member of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and is also a member of the Northern Kentucky Officials Association (NKOA) and is an evaluator of High School football officials.  Dr. Read earned an MBA from Lindenwood University, and an Ed.D. from Virginia Tech.

Federal and State Regulations Update Webinar, December 3rd, 2014

December CAP Webinar:

Federal and State Regulation Updates

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central time

Webinar Details

Summary:

This 1.5-hour session includes some of the most recent activities in areas such as the SHEEO survey and SARA (the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement); how at least two of the regional accreditors may be weighing in on some issues; and some of the DOE/federal regulations that affect higher education.
Participants will:
Contrast some of the effects between current state laws and SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement);
Collect and evaluate information from regional accrediting agencies; and
Interpret current federal regulations and their effects on higher education, and review strategies for accelerated programs.
Presenters/Facilitators:

 

 

Dr. Roycrsz_royceann2014e Ann Collins’ professional career has spanned experience with higher education administration, continuing education, and as a faculty member. She is currently Associate Professor of Adult Education in the Educational Leadership Department at Kansas State University. Royce Ann has won national and regional awards for her teaching, research and scholarship. Her teaching and research focus on the adult learner in higher education. Royce Ann has made numerous presentations at conferences and has served on adult associational boards at the regional and national level, including serving on the CAP Board in a multitude of capacities, included two terms as CAP’s Board Chair. Royce Ann spearheaded the research and development of the Quality Standards for Accelerated Programs and the Model for Good Practice for Accelerated Programs in Higher Education. She currently serves as CAP’s Board Research Officer, and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Continuing Higher Education.

Professor Patricia Ellis is the Special Assistant to the Dean of the School of Graduate and ProPat2014fessional Studies (GPS) at Stevenson University, just north of Baltimore, MD. Prior to working at GPS, Dr. Ellis had been Chair of the Business Division and then a full-time faculty member. She has developed and taught accelerated courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, she works on intake sessions for new adjunct faculty, workshops for faculty and for students, assessment and state authorizations. For twenty-five years, she has been a site visitor for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. She has been a member of CAP since 2005, was on the task force for developing the CAP Quality Standards and has served on the Executive Board in several positions, including Chair during the 2011-2012 term. Dr. Ellis was the Editor of the CAP Connected Newsletter for several years and she won one of the inaugural CAP awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Jim Mrsz_jimmartin2014artin is the Associate Dean of Academics at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He has previously been on the faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Baker University, and Friends University. He regularly talks on accelerated adult education to military and civilian audiences and has worked as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and the Joint Staff for the last decade. Jim has served as a plenary speaker and panelist for CAP at previous National Conferences.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and an MA and Ph.D. in American History from The University of Texas at Austin.

Webinar Fees:

                                 Member        Non-Member

Individual:             $125                $225

2-5 Individuals:    $190                $320

6+ Individuals:     $295                $450

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

REGISTER HERE

 For questions, please contact Jeannie McCarron, CAP Director, at (303)964-5253 or jmccarro@regis.edu.

Contact CAP

Council For Accelerated Programs
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Greenwood Village, CO 80111
email: jmccarro@regis.edu
tel: 303-964-5253
fax: 303-964-5472