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Conference Schedule

The Summit for Dual Credit Programs is a premier conference tailored for higher education institutions, school district personnel and state/national entities and provides attendees with valuable information and key takeaways regarding dual credit and college readiness.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference: Accreditation Institute
(Pre-Registration Required)

Join NACEP for their Pre-Conference Accreditation Institute Session focusing on the national standards designed to enhance the quality of concurrent enrollment programs. Learn about their role in the CE/DE community, accreditation application preparation and logistics, and the CEP and CPF national standards of quality.

This institute is open to anyone who is a stakeholder in a College Enrollment Partnership/College Provided Faculty Program., such as an administrator, program director/staff, secondary partner (superintendent, principal, high school teacher, school counselor), or faculty liaison. This session is designed for institutions looking to gain insight on the process and the standards and for those programs seeking reaccreditation to satisfy the accreditation institute requirement.

We would recommend an institution seeking to apply for initial accreditation in the upcoming cycles to attend the two-day accreditation institute (location and dates TBA in the coming months).

Lunch will be provided and the session will take place at the Convention Center.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Social Mixer & Conference Check-In
Join us for a fun-filled social mixer at our host hotel, Hilton Garden Inn SPI. Meet with other conference attendees as you enjoy the outdoor weather, music and appetizers.

Hilton Garden Inn SPI

Monday, February 19, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Conference Check-In

SPI Convention Center
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

SPI Convention Center
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Address

  • Dr. Ricardo J. Solis, President, South Texas College
  • Andrea Roma, Accreditation and Member Services Manager, NACEP
  • Miranda Rodriguez, Director of Communications and Member Services, NACEP
  • Dr. Rebecca De Leon, Associate Vice President, Dual Credit Programs and School District Partnerships, South Texas College
Exhibit Hall
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

  • Randy Fox, Foxpoint Transformational Leadership
Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions - Round 1

Dual Credit High School Teachers and College Faculty: Perceptions of Dual Credit Students in Entry-Level College Writing Courses

101

Program Automation at South Texas College and Southeastern Missouri State University

 102

NACEP is Here for You! Let's Collaborate & Learn

 103/104

Services and Resources for Student Empowerment

201

Empowering Rural High Schools: Partnerships to Increase Dual Enrollment Access

202

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions - Round 2

Supports that Ensure Student Success and Partnership Enhancement

101

Transforming Education: The Impact of the Accelerated College Academy Program

102

Building a Successful Program with Dual Credit Faculty

103/104

Leveraging ACT Solutions and Services to Enhance Dual Credit Programs

201

Meeting Students Where They're At: Successful Advising in the High School with Equity and Exponential Advising Growth

202
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break 

  • Option #1: Lunch at the Convention Center | Ticket Purchased Upon Registration
  • Option #2: Lunch on Your Own | Enjoy the vast selection of restaurants at SPI
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions - Round 3

Navigating the Implementation of House Bill 8/TX FAST: Best Practices from Fellow Texas Institution

101

Students, Family, and Faculty: Developing a Three-Pronged Approach to Dual Credit and Early College High School Programming at Texas A&M University-San Antonio

102

Beyond the Classroom: A Holistic Approach to Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships

103/104

A Call for Consistent and Practical Policies to Improve Dual Credit

201

Pathways for Student Success: Creating Innovative CTE Pathways Aligned to Industry Needs

202
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions - Round 4

Reimagining Dual Enrollment with Latinos In Action

101

Dual Credit Opportunities and Threats: How to Engage Faculty to Sustain Enrollment Growth

102

Building Momentum with Faculty: A Workshop Guide to Developing a Cybersecurity Dual Credit Course

103/104

Belong 2TWU: Fostering a Profound Sense of Belonging within the TWU Community for TWU Dual Credit Students

201

Bridging the Gap: Preparing Traditional College Professors for Dual Credit Students

202
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions - Round 5

Empowering Stronger Dual Enrollment Partnerships Through Technology and Transparency

101

Starting Early: Conducting SI Sessions in Early-College and Dual Enrollment Courses

102

Reaching for the Stars with Dual Credit Pathways

103/104

What Does a Nosy Pepper Do? Gets Jalapeno Business: Finding and Knowing Your Students

201

Dual Enrollment Boutique: One Size Does Not Fit All

202
4:45 p.m.

Adjourn

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Conference Check-In will be held at the SPI Convention Center.

SPI Convention Center
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Address

  • Dr. Rebecca De Leon, Associate Vice President, Dual Credit Programs and School District Partnerships, South Texas College
  • Andrea Roma, Accreditation and Member Services Manager, NACEP
  • Miranda Rodriguez, Director of Communications and Member Services, NACEP
Exhibit Hall
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

  • Alex Weber, International Speaker, Award-Winning Entertainer and American Ninja Warrior
Exhibit Hall
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions - Round 6

Simplify, Streamline and Serve More Students

101

Faculty Focus: Ensuring Successful Communication for Dual Credit Faculty from the High School and College

102

Applying Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Course Content, Structure, and Pedagogy in Dual Credit Programs

103/104

Equity Through Opportunity:  How Texas Urban Public School Districts, a Test-Optional University, and a Forward-Thinking Foundation Built a Blueprint for College Readiness Success

201

Accelerate ED in San Antonio: Strengthening Accelerated Pathways to Degrees and Careers

202
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions - Round 7

School and Academic Librarians: Secret Weapons for College Readiness

101

Roadmap through Scheduling & Advising

102

Three Strategies for Building Stronger Secondary Partnerships that Increase Access and College Readiness

103/104

The New Commons: Funding Dual Credit and High School Programming After

202
12:30 p.m.

Adjourn

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Post-Conference: South Texas College Dual Credit Programs Preview 
(Pre-Registration Required)

Join South Texas College Dual Credit Programs Leadership as they share insight on how to start and sustain a dual credit program. Presentations will cover a variety of topics such as enrollment, student support and resources, faculty credentialing, scheduling, professional development, policies and procedures.

Lunch will be provided and the session will take place at the Convention Center.