Join Us! CAP/CALL Webinar - Case Management: Exploring the One Stop Shop with Student Services
|We hope you can join us for this very exciting and practical Webinar that will focus specifically on Student Services for Adult Learners:|
Non-traditional learners are returning to college at a faster pace than traditional learners. With this influx of students, how do you know they are ready for college level work? once they are accepted, how do you retain them to degree completion? During this webinar, you will gain information on how to assess the readiness of the non-traditional learner and what specific strategies will increase retention. Through the use of current literature and two university case studies, you will achieve an understanding of how to better serve this growing market.
Colette Atkins, Assistant Dean of Adult Accelerated Programs, Mount Mercy University
Since 2011, Colette has served as the Assistant Dean of Adult Accelerated Programs for Mount Mercy University, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She has been at the institution since 2006, first serving as a Program Director. Prior to coming to Mount Mercy, Atkins focused on serving adult students at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. Atkins earned her BBA in Marketing from the University of North Dakota in 1997 and holds a Master of Education with emphasis in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma. She is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Iowa. Atkins is a member of several professional organizations, including The Council for Accelerated Programs.
Elena A. Crain, Academic Advising Coordinator, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Elizabethtown College
Elena has held various student service positions at both public and private institutions for over 30 years. Besides advising for both undergraduate and graduate programs, she has worked with disability services, international students, residence life, and orientation. Along with conducting workshops on study skills, she has taught courses on student academic success and career decision-making. She currently facilitates an introductory course for the SCPS accelerated program.
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
1:30 - 3:00pm Central Time
Space is limited! Register Here.
For questions or additional information, please contact Jeannie McCarron at (303)964-5253 or email@example.com.
Registration is now open! 2013 CAP Conference, Denver
|Please Join Us! 2013 CAP Conference, Denver|
Navigating Acceleration: Use Assessment and Best Practices as your Compass!
Pre-Conference Events: July 30th
Main Conference: July 31 - August 1st
Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Raymond J. Wlodkowski, Ph.D., & Margery B. Ginsberg, Ph.D
Constructing a Future for Accelerated Learning: A Motivational Architecture
How has Accelerated Learning emerged as the most preferred adult learning format? What motivates its current structures, growth, and instructional methods? And, looking to the future, what are the purposes and means that can further develop AL as an innovation for equity and high quality learning? With a research perspective and a motivational lens, Drs. Wlodkowski and Ginsberg analyze social and educational trends to offer important insights for AL leaders, practitioners, and scholars.
Representatives from various accrediting bodies, including:
Dr. Ellie A. Fogarty, Vice President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Dr. Jeffrey H. Rosen, Vice President for Accreditation Relations, Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
Dr. Steven M. Sheeley, Vice President, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
CLOSING PLENARY PRESENTATION:
Trends in Higher Education that Impact Accelerated Programs
Doug Lederman, Editor & Co-Founder, Inside Higher Ed.
Accelerated Programs 101
Assessment and Evaluation of Programs: What do we do?
Accelerated Advising: Are YOU on the fast track?
Financial Aid Complications for Module/Accelerated Programs (Standard Term, Credit Hour programs)
ACE Military and Veterans Programs: Strategies for supporting military and veteran student attainment at your institution
Successful Hybrid and online Program Development
Scheduling Faculty: Important Considerations for Accelerated Programs
Assessing Adult Learners’ Self Esteem and Confidence
Preparing Students for Assessment
Accelerated Teaching Methods: one Step in a Faculty Development Process at Madison College
Current Conversations in Leadership for Accelerated Adult Learning Programs
Open Table Discussion – for Veterans in Accelerated Programs
Open Table Discussion – for Newcomers to Accelerated Programs
Experience First: A Best Practices Model for Accelerated Instruction
The Pennsylvania State University Video Learning Network (VLN)
How do we compare? Research on Quality Standards of Accelerated Programs
Developing a Student Affairs Model for Accelerated/Post-Traditional Students
The conference brochure and registration form are available via the '2013 CAP Conference, Denver!' module to the left.
For questions or additional information, please contact me at (303)964-5253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in late July/early August!
The Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP)
A Message from CAP's 2012/2013 Board Chair
|Dear CAP Colleague,|
As the new CAP chair, it is a great pleasure to introduce myself to the membership. I am Dawn Spaar, Associate Dean at Elizabethtown College’s Center for Continuing Education & Distance Learning, located in Central Pennsylvania. I have been with Elizabethtown since 1999, have attended CAP conferences since 2005, and have been on the CAP Board since 2009. I met some of you at this year’s CAP Conference in Denver and at previous CAP events, and I hope to personally connect with each of you in the coming year.
It is with honor that I follow in the footsteps of our most recent chairs, Patricia Ellis and Royce Ann Collins – who during their tenure advanced CAP to be fiscally self-sustaining, developed the Quality Standards for Accelerated Programs and Model for Good Practice, continued with national meetings and events and advanced CAP’s consulting services to mention only a few critical endeavors.
Rest assured, during 2012-2013, I plan to continue along the same path. You’ll notice immediately that CAP enters this next year with a new name: The Council for Accelerated Programs. The 2011/2012 CAP Board agreed that CAP has officially graduated from a Commission to a Council. We welcome this coming year with enthusiasm about our new name coupled with an expanded service base for members. During this year’s annual conference I asked, “What can CAP do for you?” The answer is broad. CAP can provide many services specifically dedicated to accelerated programs including consulting services and program evaluation, webinars, presentations, promoting the Quality Standards, regional workshops, the annual conference, and providing networking opportunities and professional connections. In fact, some upcoming events include a regional workshop at Keuka College October 8 & 9 that will focus on "Promoting Student Success: one Adult at a Time" and will carry with it a spin on Financial Aid. We are also very excited to join the Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana (CALL) to offer a two-part webinar series, scheduled for October 23rd and November 27th, that will address two practical topics for faculty: Rubrics & Rigor and How to Accelerate a Traditional-Length Course. CAP Board Members will be presenting and representing CAP at the annual ACHE and CAEL conferences in November, and we have consulting visits planned at a few colleges this fall.
If your institution, college or school is interested in having a CAP representative visit to evaluate your program against the CAP Quality Standards, contact Jeannie McCarron at email@example.com or 303.964.5253. As a reminder, you will receive a full report that will include not only suggestions for improvement but also reaffirmation of your current good practices. What better way to highlight your program/s in preparation for an upcoming accreditation visit or strategic planning discussion?
For those who attended our 2012 annual conference recently held in Denver at Metropolitan State University, it was great seeing you. We hope you enjoyed the great plenary speakers, high-quality roundtables, fantastic networking opportunities, and excellent weather in downtown Denver. For those of you who were unable to join us, we hope to see you at an event throughout the year or at next year’s annual conference. Stayed tuned for more details.
In the coming weeks we will be sending you a member survey to gain information that will help guide future CAP initiatives. We are excited to hear from you.
As always, thanks for your participation in CAP. We’re looking forward to another great year!
2012-2013 CAP Chair
Thank You, 2012 CAP Conference Participants!
|Thanks to all who participated in CAP's 11th National Conference for Accelerated Programs in Higher Education August 2-4 in Denver. We are delighted you could join us.|
Here are some comments about the conference we'd like to share:
"Excellent presenters. Gave very sound and practical suggestions and ideas. Gave the background and data that led their work. Fielded questions well. Engaging and valuable."
"Great way to hear about what others are concerned about and possible solutions. Amazing networking opportunity."
"Excellent open discussion! This modeled the accelerated learning style."
"Wonderful presenters! They shared ideas for success and avoiding pitfalls in maintaining rigor amid external in internal pressures."
"I want to take these ideas to my own school and use them."
We appreciate all of the feedback we received, and we will reference this feedback as we plan for next year's annual event.
Congratulations 2012/2013 CAP Board of Officers!
|Joni Allison, Associate Dean, Accelerated Bridge to Education (ABE), Lincoln College - Normal|
Judy Apple VanAlstine, Dean, School for Adult Learning, Assistant Professor, University of Indianapolis
Audrey Ashton-Savage, Adjunct Associate Professor, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire
Ex Offico Member/Past Chair
Diana Bamford-Rees, CAEL Associate Vice President
Ex Officio Member/CAEL Liaison
Andra Basu, Dean of Adult & Professional Studies, Albright College
Tom Castle, Interim Asst. Provost and Dean of Adult Programs, Mount Mercy University
Royce Ann Collins, Associate Professor in Adult Education, Kansas State University
Ex Offico Member/Past Chair
Patricia Ellis, Associate Dean of Accelerated Undergraduate Programs, Stevenson University
Ex Offico Member/Past Chair
Chad Gruhl, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Hospitality, Tourism, and Events, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Amanda Kulp, Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Public Partnerships and Research, School of Education, University of Kansas
Sharon Peters, Director of OCP/EWC, Tennessee State University
Membership Cultivation Officer
Shirley Roddy, Dean of Academic Scholarship, Mid-America Christian University
Dawn Spaar, Associate Dean, Center for Continuing Education and Distance Learning, Elizabethtown College
Tammy Stewart, Vice Provost, Concordia University Texas
Jeannie McCarron, Regis University
CAP Membership Information
We are delighted you are interesting in joining the only organization specifically dedicated to serving the needs of the accelerated learning community.
To join CAP today, please visit the 'CAP Membership Info' module on the front page of this site to access the CAP Membership Application Form. You may also contact Jeannie McCarron at (303)964-5253 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or additional information about CAP Membership.
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