In 2004, CAP was founded at Regis University with a start-up grant from the Lumina Foundation for education. The original founder and accelerated learning researcher, Raymond Wlodkowski, Ph.D., had a vision of creating a network of accelerated learning programs that could serve...Read More
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – Pre-Conference Events
August 5 & 6, 2015 – Main Conference
The Hospitality Learning Center
Trends in Adult Education Websites:
How to Offer the Most Effective Online Experience
In 2011, JMH kicked off an initiative to explore adult education websites that serve non-traditional students. Now, four years later, JMH is ready to share our key takeaways and trends that we’ve seen from the millions of website visits tracked in this initiative. This session will explore:
With more than two dozen participating institutions from across the US and Canada, this data set offers an unrivaled glimpse into the behavior of visitors to adult education websites. Don’t miss this chance to learn how those behaviors have changed and how you can offer a more effective online experience.
During the session, we’ll share the research results, interpret them, and then discuss how your department can apply these results to improve its operation using examples from participating sites. These trends can impact how we manage and market programs. Join us!
Nicole Foerschler Horn is the President of JMH Consulting – a higher education consulting firm that provides marketing, lead generation and enrollment management for universities across the country. Nicole’s passion is helping organizations clarify their vision and build straightforward strategies to meet goals. As President of JMH Consulting, Nicole oversees business development and the delivery of all client projects and has worked with top universities including Brown, Southern Methodist, and UC Irvine.
Closing Plenary Presentation
How the Adult Brain Learns
As adult learners now make up the majority of U.S. students, it is more important than ever for educators who administer and teach in post-traditional programs to understand how the adult brain learns. This session examines how the adult brain learns and offers, first, suggestions for faculty in post-traditional programs to capitalize on this knowledge to maximize the effectiveness of their teaching; second, implications of this knowledge at the program level will be examined.
Dr. Friederichs will offer theoretical underpinnings and practical tips for brain-based teaching, as well as considerations for broader program-level application of this knowledge.
Dr. Allison Friederichs serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Denver’s college of professional and continuing studies, University College. Allison collaborates with faculty, academic directors, and other internal stakeholders to deliver a high-quality, value-driven academic experience to busy adults pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees and certificates.
Allison has taught communication courses for more than a decade at a wide array of institutions including the University of Denver, Regis University, and University College. In addition to teaching, Allison works as a curriculum design consultant and has appeared in publications, most recently a published article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. She is the recipient of an outstanding teaching award from the International Communication Association, and has earned University College’s Master Teacher designation for continued professional development.
In addition to her role in academia, Allison is a communication consultant, providing training across sectors from government to small businesses in areas such as business-writing skills, communication skills, and delegation. Allison is a member of the Women’s Leadership Council of the University of Denver, the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and she serves her community by volunteering for the Denver Dumb Friends League as a copywriter and photographer.
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Denver, Colorado 80204
Located near Denver’s historic LoDo district, SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at Metro State features impeccable service, state-of-the-art technology and beautifully appointed guest suites. The modern, stylish downtown Denver hotel’s premium amenities include in-room mini-refrigerators and microwaves as well as free wired and wireless Internet access. Start your day with a complimentary hot breakfast buffet served daily. Most importantly, this wonderful new hotel is directly adjacent to the conference facilities, making this stay a perfect option for those attending the 2013 CAP Conference! A 5-minute walk to downtown Denver makes this hotel especially wonderful for travelers.
Start date: 8/3/15End date: 8/8/15Cut-Off Date for Room Block: 7/7/15
Double queen: $156.00
To make reservations by phone: 303.705.7300
Please ask for the Council for Accelerated Programs group rate.
The need for clear recruitment communications has been well explored at most institutions, but what happens to all that effort once a student reaches the point of enrolling? As enrollment growth becomes even more critical, it is shocking that institutions have not focused more intentionally on the other element of enrollment – retention.
This webinar will set the stage for further discussion on your campus regarding the issue of student care over the lifecycle of the student. Focusing on creating a more seamless process for communication and support throughout the student lifecycle and keeping the student purposefully engaged throughout their experience. Starting with front-end recruitment communications and continuing on to explore continuous care strategies for currently enrolled students, this session is sure to leave you thinking about student care in an entirely different way.
Participants in this webinar will:
Dr . Brenda Harms is an experienced higher education administrator with a diverse marketing and admissions background. Her perspective on higher education marketing and recruitment is strengthened by her hands-on experience serving in both academic and administrative roles in Higher Education. During that time, she was also involved in the development and delivery of accelerated on-campus and online courses.
While Brenda’s primary interest is the recruitment and retention of adult and graduate students, her knowledge and experience relating to higher education has greatly benefited consulting projects focused on institutional marketing, enrollment management, academic program development, research projects, and overall institutional health. She is also an avid speaker, engaging participants at several national conferences, including the CIC, CASE, CAEL, UPCEA, ACHE, NABCA, and CAP. In addition to numerous White Papers, her book, Up to Speed: Marketing to Today’s Adult Student, was published in March 2010.
Brenda received a B.S. in allied health and an M.A. in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the University of South Dakota. She received her Ph.D. in Human Services with her dissertation focused specifically on adult student retention. Additionally she has led the development of a national study focused on the motivations and barriers for prospective adult students considering a return to college.
The Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP)
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Once a fully grant-funded organization, CAP is now a self-sustaining organization thanks to its passionate members and sponsors. CAP’s sponsors help extend CAP’s mission by supporting CAP’s many services and initiatives that ultimately serve the adult learner and advance the field of accelerated learning.
Sponsor benefits, depending on level of sponsorship, include:
Sponsorships start at $150! Sponsor CAP today and show your support of CAP’s mission and purpose.
For additional information about becoming a CAP Sponsor, contact Jeannie McCarron, CAP Director, at (303)964-5253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the 2015 CAP Conference Sponsorship Form here: 2015CAPConferenceSponsorshipApplicationForm