Monday, July 29, 2013
8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
North Denver (Lowell) campus
3333 Regis Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
Claver Hall, Mountain View Room
| 8:00 am - Registration
9:00 am - Lt. Governor Joe Garcia
10:00 am - Panel Discussion: Setting the Stage - Where are we today? What lead us to today, and where are we headed? Panelists include:
11:30 am - Breakout Sessions
12:30 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Breakout sessions
2:45 pm - Breakout sessions
4:00 pm - Town Hall - The Town Hall will conclude the conference and tap the wisdom of the attendees while addressing the key takeaways from the conference and considering the “What’s Next?” question. Bring your insights, questions and comments to share with other conference attendees, and expect to come away with a greater understanding of the next steps for adult learning in Colorado and how you and your institution can be essential contributors.
4:45 pm - Reception
- Prior Learning Assessments for Veterans and Current Military Service Members: Cheri Arfsten, Colorado ACME/Pikes Peak Community College, and Dr. Roxanne Gonzales, Regis University
- Changing Perspectives: Assessment, Competencies, and Credit for Learning: Chari Leader-Kelley, senior consultant, CAEL
- Adult Basic Education Programs at Emily Griffith Technical College: Current and Future State: Jeff Barratt, executive director, Emily Griffith Technical College and Linda Van Doren, dean of instruction ESL, ABE, GED, Emily Griffith Technical College
- Quality Standards for Accelerated Learning Programs: Royce Ann Collins, Ph.D, associate professor- adult education, Kansas State University and CAP Executive Board member, former chair
- Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio and Implementation: Janet Colvin, Regis University
- Reverse Transfer: Valuing the Associate's Degree: Erin K. Hoag, student services, Colorado Community College System, and Sierra E. Fleenor, research associate/program coordinator, Colorado Department of Higher Education
- Financing Education: Affordability, Access, and Completion: Alfredo Burciaga, director of financial education, College in Colorado
- Own Your Future: Reintroducing Prior Offenders to Education and the Workforce: Dawn Taylor Owens, executive director, College in Colorado
- Cross-sector Collaboration: Promising Models from the Adult College Completion Network: Patrick Lane, project coordinator, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Improving Recruitment, Retention and Graduation for the Hispanic College Student: Dr. Estevan Flores, Director of Faculty & Curriculum and Frank Leyva, Director Integrated Student Services, Regis University, Dual Language Campus
- Linking Education and Work: Employer-Education Partnerships
Moderator: Shawn Hulsizer, Director of Strategic Customer Solutions, CAEL
Russ Sullivan, Director of Organizational Development, Air Methods
Joe Barela, Arapahoe/Douglas Regional Workforce Director Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Division Manager
Christine Carpenter, Director, Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE)
Joan Hibdon, Sr. Director, Talent Development, tw telecom, inc.