Concurrent & Dual Enrollment in New England: Innovation & Trends

Save the date flyer- NACEP Reg conf 2013On May 29, 2013, the first-ever convening of dual and concurrent enrollment programs from throughout New England took place at the University of Connecticut, sponsored by the UConn Office of Early College Programs/Early College Experience and the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). The conference showcased a variety of successful programs that provide rigorous college courses to high school students, and provided insights into best practices, trends, and outcomes from these programs.

There were more than 110 attendees from all of the New England states as well as others from as far as Kentucky. The attendees represented colleges and universities, high schools, state boards of education, and organizations involved with transitioning students from high school on to college and careers.

The day was kicked off by a welcome from Philip Austin, President of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education and the thirteenth President of UConn. It was followed by a thought-provoking keynote address from Nicholas Donohue, President and CEO of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Attendees were then treated to a panel discussion focusing on concurrent enrollment programs from each of the New England states. The afternoon featured numerous breakout sessions on more specific topics in the field.

Please contact Wendi Richardson for more information about the conference or about UConn Early College Experience. If you would like more information about NACEP membership, please contact Adam Lowe.

Conference Archive

Keynote Speaker: Nicholas C. Donohue, President and CEO of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation: "Innovations and Trends in K-20 education: Implications and Opportunities for Dual/Concurrent Enrollment"

Panel Discussion

Charles Collins, Ed.D, State Director, Early College for ME, Maine Community College System, Early College for Maine

John Fischer, Deputy Commissioner of Innovation and Transformation, Vermont Agency of Education

Anne Fowler, School to Career Coordinator, Pelham High School, NH

Braden Hosch, Director of Policy and Research, Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Holly L. Shadoian, Ph. D., Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs, Rhode Island College, Early Enrollment Program

Shelley Tinkham, Assistant Commissioner for Academic, P-16, and Veterans Policy, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program

Moderator: Adam Lowe, Executive Secretary, National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)

First Breakout session

Professional Development Strategies for Curriculum Alignment:
Thomas Recchio and Laurie Wolfley, University of Connecticut 

Early College Designs to Achieve College Readiness for All:
Joel Vargas, Jobs for the Future 

Lessons from New York: Collaboration Among SUNY Colleges for Program Improvement
Sandra González), Schenectady County Community College and Karl Madeo, Tompkins Cortland Community College

Second Breakout session

Dual and Concurrent Enrollment in CTE Programs of Study
Jeannette Carter, Pennsylvania College of Technology and Lisa Danley, New Hampshire Department of Education 

National Trends and Policy Affecting Dual & Concurrent Enrollment Programs
Adam Lowe, National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships

What the Research Says on Student Outcomes from Dual and Concurrent Enrollment
Brian Boecherer, University of Connecticut

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