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CAP Webinar: Understanding Accelerated Learning: The Whys and Hows
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Council for Accelerated Programs: Are you considering implementing an Accelerated Program at your institution? Are you just starting an Accelerated Program and need some helpful advice? Please join us for this valuable webinar that can assist with your efforts and strategies in implementing a successful and effective program

4/6/2017
When: Thursday, April 6, 2017
2:00 pm CST
Where: Webinar
United States

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Council for Accelerated Programs

Understanding Accelerated Learning: The Whys and Hows

Are you considering implementing an Accelerated Program at your institution? Are you just starting an Accelerated Program and need some helpful advice? Please join us for this valuable webinar that can assist with your efforts and strategies in implementing a successful and effective program. Topics covered include:

  • Why Accelerated Learning: What the research tells us.
  • Considerations and Preparations - How do we start advocating an Accelerated Program at our institution? Administrative & Faculty Buy-in.
  • Adult Learners: Why they are different and why you need them at your institution.
  • Selecting your accelerated program/s/: Market research, competition, needs assessment.
  • You have your program/s/ selected: Now - Best Practices in implementing a new Accelerated Program.
  • CAP Quality Standards Methodology
  • Questions/Discussion


Presenters/Facilitators:

Tom Castle has served in a variety of higher education roles over the past 25 years. He is currently Associate Provost at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Tom earned his MBA and Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Iowa. Tom was previously a tenured faculty member in business, and helped develop Mount Mercy's accelerated program for working adults before moving into administration in 2005. He developed and directed Mount Mercy's MBA program for working adults and helped develop online programs, and expand graduate curriculum to 6 disciplines. Today, as Associate Provost, Tom has broad responsibilities over the academic division, while maintaining focus on the adult market. Tom served as national chair of the Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP). He has been an active member of CAP since 2005, and helped create the CAP Quality Standards initiative.

Tammy Shelton has over 20 years in Adult Higher Education with varied academic, admissions, and marketing background. Her knowledge and experience includes working in both Proprietary and Private Non-Profit higher education institutions. Her experience includes creating and facilitating non-traditional educational delivery models that support both student learning and recruitment.

Ms. Shelton has presented at many conferences and facilitated webinars on a variety of topics including: Managing the Recruitment Funnel, The Council for Accelerated Programs Standards for Successful Delivery of Accelerated Programs, Successfully Moving On-ground Accelerated Programs into Hybrid and Online Deliveries, and Marketing and Strategic Planning for Adult Students for CAP, CAEL, ACHE, UPCEA, and other organizations.

Tammy participates on many fronts in the Higher Education Community. She currently serves on The Texas Women in Higher Education and is the National Chair for The Council for Accelerated Programs. Her experience also includes consulting in the areas of admissions, marketing, and curriculum design for Higher Education Institutions.

Ms. Shelton currently is a higher education consultant and Client Services Manager for Capital Education serving previously as the Vice Provost for Remote Operations (Non-traditional programs) at Concordia University Texas. She received a B.S. in Speech Communication from the University of Texas and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University Texas with her thesis focused on Differentiated Instruction and Adult Learners and a Doctoral student at Concordia University Portland.

Webinar Fees:

  Member Non-Member
 Individual $125 $225
 2-5 Individuals
$190 $320
 6+ Individuals
$295 $450



For questions or additional information, please contact Jeannie McCarron, CAP Director, at (303)964-5253 or jmccarro@regis.edu or visit the Council for Accelerated Programs to register.


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