NEWS

A Message from the Chair 01-16-2014
Dear CAP Colleague: As the new CAP Chair, I am pleased to introduce myself to the membership. I am Tom Castle, Associate Provost at Mount Mercy University, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I have been o­n the faculty at Mount Mercy since 1989, and began se...


A Message from CAP's 2012/2013 Board Chair 01-23-2013
Happy 2013! As a New Year commences it seems appropriate to tell you about what CAP’s New Year ‘resolutions’ are. We are excited about our immediate upcoming events, which include: A joint webinar with CAEL on Developing an Accelerated Program ...
My Accelerated Experience 01-23-2013
Like so many people, I didn’t start out with a specific career in mind. An abiding interest in history and a love of travel eventually fostered an interest in international trade. After completing an associate’s degree at Genesee Community Colleg...
Reflective Writing in Accelerated Mathematics Courses 01-23-2013
As a part of my teaching of Finite Math in the Accelerated Bridge to Education (ABE) program at Lincoln College – Normal for the past five years, I have incorporated reflective writing as a means of assessment. This type of writing uses a series of...
Grading Written Assignments 01-23-2013
My grandmother taught embroidery online, using a typewriter and the United States Post Office instead of Blackboard and the internet. It was called a correspondence class. Students prepared their lessons and sent them to her to review; she looked...
Active Accelerated Learning 01-23-2013
For the last few decades, scholars and practitioners in the field have emphasized the importance of active learning when facilitating adult accelerated courses. The traditional practice of a lecturing faculty member who stands at a lectern in the fro...
Could your Program or Institution Benefit from a Program Review Based on the CAP Quality Standards? 01-23-2013
CAP unveiled its Quality Standards for Accelerated Programs in August of 2011. Since then, CAP’s Model for Good Practice in Accelerated Programs in Higher Education has assisted a handful of institutions by benchmarking the accelerated program/s/ a...
CAP Research: Part-time or Adjunct Instructors Results 01-23-2013
CAP circulated a survey in November 2012 to find out how accelerated programs viewed the adjunct or part-time faculty who taught at their institution in the accelerated program. Twenty-nine institutions responded to the survey. The responding institu...
CAP Calendar 2013: Some Reminders from CAP’s Director! 06-05-2012
2013 has already started off as a very busy year for CAP! The CAP Board, the 2013 CAP Conference Planning Committee, and our partners at The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and The Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana (CALL) have...
CAP Unveils Model of Good Practice for Accelerated Programs in Higher Education 01-26-2012
This month CAP unveils its Model of Good Practice in Accelerated Programs in Higher Education that will assist accelerated programs with accreditation preparation and continuous program improvement. In a joint effort with two accrediting bodies, CAP ...
A Practical Approach to Service Learning 01-26-2012
Service Learning was introduced into Regis's academic conversation some 15 years ago. Fortunately, the term was broadly defined and examples covered a gamut, from group service learning projects to simple exercises, such as writing letters to editors...
Returning to School: What Adult Students in Accelerated Programs Should Know 01-26-2012
As a professional undergraduate student advisor in an accelerated program, I am asked the same question over and over again from adult students who are returning to school to finish their education. Their question is, “What does it take to successf...
Teaching Accounting in the Accelerated Learning Environment 01-26-2012
Accelerated learning programs were one of the fastest growing areas of higher education in the early 2000’s. These programs could be found in both non-traditional and traditional universities with faith-based universities taking the lead in the dev...
2012 CAP Events! 01-26-2012
Please Join Us! REGIONAL MEETINGS: Option 1: Speakers: Drs. Raymond Wlodkowski and Margery Ginsberg Dates: May 3-4, 2012 Location: Edgewood College Deming Way Campus, 1255 Deming Way, Madison, Wisconsin. For questions or to register, please v...
Toward Anxiety-Free Assessment 12-15-2010
Editor's Note: Besides accreditation, one area of great interest in CAP as well as in all of higher education is assessment. All regional accrediting bodies and the DOE expect all of our institutions to have been assessing for some time now. CAP will...
Effective Enrollment for Adult Learners 06-28-2010
Written by Clayton Steen, Director of Enrollment for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Stevenson University The uniqueness of college enrollment for adult learners often requires a separate enrollment management team dedicated to ...
2010 CAP Conference, July in Denver! 06-28-2010
And here is more information about its content: The 2010 CAP Conference will focus on Implementing Best Practices in Accelerated Learning on July 22-23, 2010, at Metropolitan State College of Denver. This year’s exciting event will highlight four m...
The STATE of CAP: A letter from the Chair, Royce Ann Collins, Ph.D. 03-25-2010
CAP is off to a great start in 2010. We have fulfilled o­ne consulting request and are working o­n another to be delivered in a few months. The transition from having CAEL manage the membership to having CAP manage the membership has been very smoo...
Comments from Some Members who Attended the 2009 Annual Conference in Chicago 03-25-2010
"The 2009 Conference was outstanding as usual. The plenary sessions on assessment and the future of accelerated programs were excellent. Undoubtedly the best things I take away each year are the content and conversations from the smaller breakout ses...
Thoughts on Working with Adult Learners 03-25-2010
Written by Martha Kudak, Director and Chair, Adult Success through Accelerated Programs (ASAP), Inver Hills Community College I remember attending an adult learner workshop nearly 20 years ago. The most prominent tip I received was to be intrusive...
2010 CAP Conference will focus on Implementing Best Practices in Accelerated Learning 03-25-2010
We are delighted to announce the 2010 CAP Conference, Implementing Best Practices in Accelerated Learning, July 22-23, 2010, at Metro State College of Denver. This year’s exciting event will highlight four major themes:Marketing Accelerated Program...
Committee Highlight: Best Practices 03-25-2010
This past year was exciting for the BP committee, but first, some background. In 2006, CAP started several committees and this was one of them, headed by Cathleen Greiner. Besides having committee members trading ideas with each other, she wanted...
CAP Partners with Flat World Knowledge, Inc. to Provide Members Access to Affordable Online Textbooks 03-25-2010
In its continuous effort to provide access to higher learning to underserved learner populations, CAP has entered a partnership with Flat World Knowledge, Inc., an online provider of open-licensed textbooks. CAP’s goal with this partnership is to h...
Accreditation 03-25-2010
Most if not all of our CAP members work in degree-granting institutions of higher learning that are accredited by regional groups such as the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, or the Middle States Commission on Higher Educa...
Chairing the Self-Study Committe for an Accreditation Visit 03-25-2010
Written by J Stephen Jacobs, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Regis University To be chosen to lead the ten-year reaccreditation institutional Self-Study study process is both an honor and a challenge. Have your doctor prescribe an ...
Being a Site Visitor on an Accreditation Visit 03-25-2010
Written by Patricia M. Ellis, Associate Dean, Accelerated Undergraduate Programs Stevenson University, School of Graduate and Professional StudiesBeing a site evaluator for the last twenty or so years has been a wonderful learning experience! First w...