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Save the Date - Free CAP Webinar. To be placed on the VIP registration list to ensure your spot, please contact Jeannie McCarron, CAP Director, at (303)964-5253 or

When: Friday, October 6, 2017
2:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Jeannie McCarron, CAP Director

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Quality Standards for Accelerated Programs

In 2011, the Council for Accelerated Programs' Executive Board, in cooperation with several accrediting agencies, researched and developed the hallmark Standards for Accelerated Programs. In this time of accreditation and legislative unrest, institutions must document and prove the quality of all "nontraditional" delivery formats.

Many institutions are now using these Standards to evaluate their own programs and to prepare for accreditation visits and have found the CAP site visits very informative. In addition to accreditation preparation, the CAP Quality Standards can also greatly assist: leaders who are considering launching an accelerated or nontraditional program; and, enthusiastic administrators who wish to inform traditional university decision-makers and external constituents of the importance and relevance of this quality delivery.

Please join Dr. Royce Ann Collins, who spearheaded the effort to develop these Standards and whose research interest is accelerated programs, for this exciting webinar that will address all nine areas of the Quality Standards for Accelerated Programs.


Dr. Royce Ann Collins is currently an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Kansas State University. She is an award winning teacher, scholar, and administrator who devotes her professional life to improving learning opportunities for adult students.

Dr. Collins has won national and regional awards for her teaching, research, and scholarship. In 2016, she was presented with the College of Education, Michael C. Holen Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award. In 2014, she was presented with the Council for Accelerated Programs Lifetime Achievement Award for her leadership, advocacy, and research on adult learners in higher education, specifically in accelerated formats. Her research interests focus on the adult learner across the themes of assessment, e-learning, and accelerated/intensive program format.

Dr. Collins is a respected professional for her administrative and teaching abilities. Dr. Collins continues to lead organizations and has been a member of the Executive Board for the Council of Accelerated Programs since 2007 and served as chair for two consecutive years. In addition, she has been the Editor of the Journal of Continuing Higher Education since 2013.

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