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IUPUI hosts 2012 Indiana College Access and Success Network Conference

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September 13, 2012

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 IUPUI will host the statewide Indiana College Access and Success Network Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

The conference will provide an opportunity for discussion and collaborative work among Indiana’s high schools and colleges to meet state goals for higher education. The theme is “Summit on Concurrent Enrollment.”

Adam Lowe, executive secretary of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, will deliver the keynote address. He will speak on “Emerging National Trends: The Role of Concurrent Enrollment in College Access and Success Initiatives.”

“We hope to gather a diverse audience of faculty and administrators from high schools and colleges to discuss issues that center primarily on how we might best support students as they transition from high school (and after having earned dual credit) to two- and four-year postsecondary institutions,” said Kathy E. Johnson, IUPUI dean of University College and associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education.

The main topics for discussion include challenges and opportunities associated with the concurrent enrollment movement, curriculum alignment, student support services and building an evidence base.

Welcoming conference attendees will be Johnson; Ken Sauer, senior associate commissioner for research and academic affairs, Indiana Commission on Higher Education; Nasser Paydar, IUPUI executive vice chancellor and dean of the faculties; and Jared Tippets, director of the Student Access, Transition and Success Program at Purdue University.

A panel discussion will follow the keynote address, led by Michael Beam, director of Advance College Project at IU Bloomington; Becky Carter, National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships accreditation committee chair; Ione Y. DeOllos, chair, Statewide Transfer and Articulation Committee of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education; Chris Foley, director of admissions at IUPUI; Amy Marsh, state coordinator for AP, IB and Dual Credit at the Indiana Department of Education; and John Newby, assistant vice president for K-12 at Ivy Tech Community College.

Janet E. Boyle, assistant director of the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis, will give a presentation during the morning and afternoon conference sessions.

Registration for the event will be open until Sept. 18. The fee is $35.

For more information, contact Harriett Bennett at 317-274-5036 or hbennett@iupui.edu .