2017 CAP Conference

Denver, Colorado
Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Welcome to the online registration website for 
CAP's 16th National Conference for Accelerated Programs in Higher Education:

Students First: Why Accelerated Teaching Modalities are the Future of Higher Education

SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at MSU Denver

Pre-Conference Events: Tuesday, July 18th

Main Conference: July 19th & 20th

This conference is presented by the Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP), with special recognition to the members of the 2016/2017 CAP Board of Officers.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All educators: any level of administration – provosts, deans, directors, academic advisors; full-and part-time faculty; and, anyone interested in starting an accelerated learning program or enhancing or growing an existing accelerated program.

WHY ATTEND?

Higher Education continues to evolve due to environmental fluctuations and changes in student populations. Competition has caused many institutions to question their own identities - facilitating a shift away from the most important part of all programs: the Student.

In collaboration with over 100 institutions across the U.S., the Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP) understands the currents status of Accelerated Learning, and is able to address key questions that can assist leaders and faculty in changing times. CAP provides resources, data, and best practices that help our community thrive in an evolving marketplace. CAP is here for you!

Join us for this singular opportunity to network, collaborate, discuss, learn, and challenge ourselves as together we begin to write the next chapter for professionals working in and/or advocating for Accelerated Learning in Higher Education.  It would be wonderful to see you!



EVENT SUMMARY

Opening Keynote

The Cave, The Cloud and The Friction of Terrain:
Why Change in Higher Education is So Difficult to Achieve

Why, with all the discussion of the changes occurring in higher education, as well as a broadly shared conviction that even more change is needed, are institutions so slow to adapt? What accounts for this situation? My exploration of the situation is based on almost 30 years experience working higher education in positions as varied as professor, dean, provost and acting president, as well as additional experience as a C-level officer for a third party academic services provider.

I explore the issue using three themes:

 * The Cave - a brief explication of the intellectual and cultural assumptions of the academy

 * The Cloud - the constellation of technologies that are contributing toward both the need for and opportunity to change

 * The Friction of Terrain - the cultural and institutional dynamics in higher education that make change so difficult to achieve.

John Donohue is a higher education professional with an outstanding record in teaching, administration and leadership. He has worked in two- and four-year institutions, both public and private, and has designed, implemented and taught in programs leading to associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. With a Ph.D. in anthropology from Stony Brook University, he has served as tenured professor, dean, vice president, provost and acting president. He is an expert on curricular design and program development and brings more than 25 years of experience in these areas to Synergis Education.

Plenary Panel Discussion:

Considerations When Transitioning LMS Platforms

Are you thinking of changing Learning Management platforms in the future - or do you just want a sense of factors to consider?  Join us for this panel discussion with representatives from Instructure (providers of the Canvas LMS) and members of the CAP Board as we highlight the various priorities and considerations involved. This discussion will be as comprehensive as possible, covering issues ranging from selecting the new platform and integrating it with a Student Information System - through training faculty, staff, and students on the new platform.


David Lyons has been working in academic technology since 2006 and has served at four different institutions of higher education as LMS administrator, faculty trainer, adjunct instructor, and often all three at once. Currently he is a Sr. Solutions Engineer for Canvas by Instructure. When not behind a keyboard he can be found behind a controller, hiking, or practicing Kung fu.


Closing Plenary



A Higher Education SWOT Analysis

The higher education industry is experiencing more competition, declining revenues, and public concerns over cost, access, and the value of a college degree.  In these turbulent times, Doug Lederman, Editor of Inside Higher Ed, provides keen insights into the current state of affairs in higher education.  In his forward written for the book,  A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education:  Concepts, Competencies, and Tools (Ruben, De Lisi, and Gigliotti, 2017), Doug framed these issues in the form of a higher education SWOT analysis.  In this plenary session, Doug will share his insights regarding the strengths and weaknesses within the current higher education industry, as well as the threats and opportunities we all face.   

 

Doug Lederman, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Scott Jaschik, he leads the site's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University. Doug lives with his family in Bethesda, Md.

PRE-CONFERENCE TOPICS:

  • NEW! CAP Faculty Development Certification Course
  • Accelerated Programs 101 (For those newer to accelerated learning)
  • The benefits of Utilizing Open Educational Resources (OERs) in an Accelerated Program
  • Should You Consider Using and Online Service Provider?

Roundtable Session Topics:

  • The Development of a Seamlessly Integrated Accelerated Doctoral Degree Program
  • Saving and Growing a Program by putting it in an Accelerated, Cohort-based Program (the Fast Track program at Harper College)
  • Counseling Case Management to Improve the Student Experience from Admission through Completion
  • Sharing Ideas to Rise Above Faculty Resistance to Newer Teaching Modalities in Higher Education
  • Loyola University Success and Practices
  • Open Table Discussion: Themes & Trends in Accelerated Programs Today

Workshop Topics:

  • The Contemporary Student and Accelerated Programs
  • Finding and Recruiting Prospective Online Students: Their Road to Enrollment
  • CAP Quality Standards and the Definition of a Credit Hour
 

 2017 CAP CONFERENCE FEES:

                                                   Member         Non-Member

2-hour Pre-Conference event          $  75              $125 

Faculty Development Certification   $275              $525                    

Accelerated Programs 101              $125              $185

2016 CAP Main Conference only    $495               $825

 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!

Register prior to June 1st and receive 10% off your Main Conference Registration Fee!

 
SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown Group Rate:

 $170/Night for Conference Attendees (Includes Breakfast)





Opening Keynote

The Cave, The Cloud and The Friction of Terrain: Why Change in Higher Education is So Difficult to Achieve
 
Why, with all the discussion of the changes occurring in higher education, as well as a broadly shared conviction that even more change is needed, are institutions so slow to adapt? What accounts for this situation? My exploration of the situation is based on almost 30 years experience working higher education in positions as varied as professor, dean, provost and acting president, as well as additional experience as a C-level officer for a third party academic services provider.
 
I explore the issue using three themes:
 
 *   The Cave - a brief explication of the intellectual and cultural assumptions of the academy
 *   The Cloud - the constellation of technologies that are contributing toward both the need for and opportunity to change
 *   The Friction of Terrain - the cultural and institutional dynamics in higher education that make change so difficult to achieve.

John Donohue is a higher education professional with an outstanding record in teaching, administration and leadership. He has worked in two- and four-year institutions, both public and private, and has designed, implemented and taught in programs leading to associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. With a Ph.D. in anthropology from Stony Brook University, he has served as tenured professor, dean, vice president, provost and acting president. He is an expert on curricular design and program development and brings more than 25 years of experience in these areas to Synergis Education.

Are you thinking of changing Learning Management platforms in the future - or do you just want a sense of factors to consider?  Join us for this panel discussion with representatives from Instructure (providers of the Canvas LMS) and members of the CAP Board as we highlight the various priorities and considerations involved. This discussion will be as comprehensive as possible, covering issues ranging from selecting the new platform and integrating it with a Student Information System - through training faculty, staff, and students on the new platform.
The higher education industry is experiencing more competition, declining revenues, and public concerns over cost, access, and the value of a college degree.  In these turbulent times, Doug Lederman, Editor of Inside Higher Ed, provides keen insights into the current state of affairs in higher education.  In his forward written for the book,  A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education:  Concepts, Competencies, and Tools (Ruben, De Lisi, and Gigliotti, 2017), Doug framed these issues in the form of a higher education SWOT analysis.  In this plenary session, Doug will share his insights regarding the strengths and weaknesses within the current higher education industry, as well as the threats and opportunities we all face.   
 
Doug Lederman, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Scott Jaschik, he leads the site's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University. Doug lives with his family in Bethesda, Md.



PRE-CONFERENCE TOPICS:
  • NEW! CAP Faculty Development Certification Course
  • Accelerated Programs 101 (For those newer to accelerated learning)
  • The benefits of Utilizing Open Educational Resources (OERs) in an Accelerated Program
  • Should You Consider Using and Online Service Provider?
     
Roundtable Session Topics:
  • The Development of a Seamlessly Integrated Accelerated Doctoral Degree Program
  • Saving and Growing a Program by putting it in an Accelerated, Cohort-based Program (the Fast Track program at Harper College)
  • Counseling Case Management to Improve the Student Experience from Admission through Completion
  • Sharing Ideas to Rise Above Faculty Resistance to Newer Teaching Modalities in Higher Education
  • Loyola University Success and Practices
  • Open Table Discussion: Themes & Trends in Accelerated Programs Today
     

Workshop Topics:

  • The Contemporary Student and Accelerated Programs
  • CAP Quality Standards and the Definition of a Credit Hour


 2017 CAP CONFERENCE FEES:

                                           Member                  Non-Member
2-hour Pre-Conference event                  $  75                             $125 

Faculty Development Certification           $275                             $525                    
Accelerated Programs 101                      $125                              $185
2016 CAP Main Conference only            $495                              $825
 
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!
Register prior to May 10th and receive 10% off your Main Conference Registration Fee.
 
 
SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown Group Rate:
 
 $170/Night for Conference Attendees (Includes Breakfast)
Opening Keynote

The Cave, The Cloud and The Friction of Terrain: Why Change in Higher Education is So Difficult to Achieve
 
Why, with all the discussion of the changes occurring in higher education, as well as a broadly shared conviction that even more change is needed, are institutions so slow to adapt? What accounts for this situation? My exploration of the situation is based on almost 30 years experience working higher education in positions as varied as professor, dean, provost and acting president, as well as additional experience as a C-level officer for a third party academic services provider.
 
I explore the issue using three themes:
 
 *   The Cave - a brief explication of the intellectual and cultural assumptions of the academy
 *   The Cloud - the constellation of technologies that are contributing toward both the need for and opportunity to change
 *   The Friction of Terrain - the cultural and institutional dynamics in higher education that make change so difficult to achieve.

John Donohue is a higher education professional with an outstanding record in teaching, administration and leadership. He has worked in two- and four-year institutions, both public and private, and has designed, implemented and taught in programs leading to associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. With a Ph.D. in anthropology from Stony Brook University, he has served as tenured professor, dean, vice president, provost and acting president. He is an expert on curricular design and program development and brings more than 25 years of experience in these areas to Synergis Education.


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Closing Plenary
  
A Higher Education SWOT Analysis

The higher education industry is experiencing more competition, declining revenues, and public concerns over cost, access, and the value of a college degree.  In these turbulent times, Doug Lederman, Editor of Inside Higher Ed, provides keen insights into the current state of affairs in higher education.  In his forward written for the book,  A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education:  Concepts, Competencies, and Tools (Ruben, De Lisi, and Gigliotti, 2017), Doug framed these issues in the form of a higher education SWOT analysis.  In this plenary session, Doug will share his insights regarding the strengths and weaknesses within the current higher education industry, as well as the threats and opportunities we all face.   
 
Doug Lederman, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Scott Jaschik, he leads the site's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University. Doug lives with his family in Bethesda, Md.

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Plenary Panel Discussion:
 
Considerations When Transitioning LMS Platforms
 
Are you thinking of changing Learning Management platforms in the future - or do you just want a sense of factors to consider?  Join us for this panel discussion with representatives from Instructure (providers of the Canvas LMS) and members of the CAP Board as we highlight the various priorities and considerations involved. This discussion will be as comprehensive as possible, covering issues ranging from selecting the new platform and integrating it with a Student Information System - through training faculty, staff, and students on the new platform.




PRE-CONFERENCE TOPICS:
  • NEW! CAP Faculty Development Certification Course
  • Accelerated Programs 101 (For those newer to accelerated learning)
  • The benefits of Utilizing Open Educational Resources (OERs) in an Accelerated Program
  • Should You Consider Using and Online Service Provider?
     
Roundtable Session Topics:
  • The Development of a Seamlessly Integrated Accelerated Doctoral Degree Program
  • Saving and Growing a Program by putting it in an Accelerated, Cohort-based Program (the Fast Track program at Harper College)
  • Counseling Case Management to Improve the Student Experience from Admission through Completion
  • Sharing Ideas to Rise Above Faculty Resistance to Newer Teaching Modalities in Higher Education
  • Loyola University Success and Practices
  • Open Table Discussion: Themes & Trends in Accelerated Programs Today
     

Workshop Topics:

  • The Contemporary Student and Accelerated Programs
  • CAP Quality Standards and the Definition of a Credit Hour


 2017 CAP CONFERENCE FEES:

                                           Member                  Non-Member
2-hour Pre-Conference event                  $  75                             $125 

Faculty Development Certification           $275                             $525                    
Accelerated Programs 101                      $125                              $185
2016 CAP Main Conference only            $495                              $825
 
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!
Register prior to May 10th and receive 10% off your Main Conference Registration Fee.
 
 
SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown Group Rate:
 
 $170/Night for Conference Attendees (Includes Breakfast)
 

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • If you are paying by check, please register and send payment to:

    The Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP)
    Regis University
    Attn: Jeannie McCarron, P-8
    3333 Regis Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80221-1099

    If you need an invoice for a purchase order, please register and contact Jeannie McCarron at (303)964-5253 or jmccarro@regis.edu.
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