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Monday, June 6, 2016

9:30 – 10:30 am

Develop

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Data and Analytics Regarding High School Student's Attitudes and Beliefs about Higher Education Monday, June 6, 9:30 – 10:30 am Troy Chaney, Rally Cap Inc. Phil Smith, Rally Cap Inc.

This session will:

  • Share data collected from over 150,000 high school students. (Including vocational areas of interest, college areas of interest, selections by type of college as well as behavioral data and what that behavioral data means for engaging, recruiting and retaining today's student)
  • Provide insight into how high school students choose specific colleges
  • Redefine who the "traditional" student is and what they think about life after high school
  • Discuss building trust with high schools and providing a needed service regarding college choice
  • The need for behavioral assessments, what we have seen and what the student's response has been. More importantly how these assessments can help with retention.

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Solving the Placement Puzzle...4 Pillars to Career Services Success Monday, June 6, 9:30 – 10:30 am Micaela Alpers, President, Career TEAM Harrison Tonne, Chief Innovation Officer, Career TEAM

With greater focus emerging on the Gainful Employment of our graduates, Career TEAM brings “Placement Best Practices” to our partners in Higher Education. With over 20 years of successful Workforce Development experience, join us as we explore ideal hiring profiles and performance assessment tips for Career Services. We will also share opportunities for creating scale in building employer networks and student connection. Finally, we will discuss the importance of developing a “Career Culture” and how to infuse these ideas at every level of your organization. All with the ultimate goal of helping students succeed in the interview and beyond!

Educate

Educate

Cutting-Edge Research Reveals Impact of Blended Learning on Nontraditional Learners Monday, June 6, 9:30 – 10:30 am Ray McNulty, Advisory Board, Penn Foster and Dean, School of Education, SNHU Kevin Bauman, Senior Director of Product Management, Penn Foster

America's Promise Alliance, with support from Penn Foster, has released a new report outlining research and analysis on blended learning and its impact on college and workforce preparation for opportunity youth and adult learners. This session will dive into the key findings and insights from the new report, presented by experts in the field of academic research and education technology. Presenters will also highlight best practices from blended learning in high schools, career schools, youth organizations, and corporations, and how these principles can deliver more qualified employees to the workforce and satisfy gainful employment requirements.

With one million students dropping out of high school each year, it is imperative that we implement new solutions to solve this education crisis, and get these individuals on a pathway to a career. While blended learning has proliferated as a strategy to engage the most hard-to-reach young people, there have been few studies to date to document how it is being implemented and to what effect. This session will explain how career colleges can implement blended learning, based on the best practices outlined in the report.

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Driving Enrollment and Student Outcomes through Competency Based Education Monday, June 6, 9:30 – 10:30 am Lesley Phelps, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Regent Education

Institutions across the country are grappling with declining enrollments, while at the same time wrestling with and a renewed focus on cost and student outcomes. As institutions develop strategies to address these issues, many are exploring way to expand online learning and offer flexible enrollment models such as competency based and self-paced learning. However, they are quickly confronted with the challenges of administering financial aid under these models.

This session will help participants understand what these new models are, what the challenges are, and how to implement successfully. Attendees will gain an understanding of the regulatory requirements and will have the knowledge necessary to ensure compliance. Presenters will also provide a product demonstration that will illustrate how technology can support non-traditional enrollment models. The Q&A and best practices sharing will be facilitated by the presenters and will give attendees an opportunity to ask questions and hear best practices from their colleagues. 

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Simplifying the Skills Tracking Process Monday, June 6, 9:30 – 10:30 am Douglas Smith, MAT, EMT-P, I/C, CEO, Platinum Educational Group

Scheduling and Skills Tracking does not have to be a nightmare! Join Doug Smith, with more than 25 years of EMS experience, in this hands-on learning session. At the conclusion of this workshop, the participants will be able to:

1. Use scheduling to maximize student externship opportunities.
2. Demonstrate how to track lab skills.
3. Demonstrate how to track clinical skills.
4. Demonstrate how to create and utilize online forms for tracking student activities.
5. Provide compliance reports on student progress through completion of course.
6. Develop the framework for scheduling and tracking.

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Financial Literacy as a Form of Default Management Monday, June 6, 9:30 – 10:30 am Donna Miller, AVP Business Development, iGrad Inc.

This presentation discusses the many ways Financial Literacy makes an impact on students, staff and alumni while addressing the relationship of a campus wide financial literacy commitment to the roles of borrowing responsibly; retention; customer satisfaction and accountability in repayment.  Time will be spent on financial management after school.  Tried and true best-practice tips will be shared throughout describing exactly how an effective financial literacy program addresses each of these topics.  Statistics will be used where available/applicable to demonstrate the effectiveness of a financial literacy initiative on campus.  Attendees will leave with clearly defined action steps to increase the effectiveness of their financial literacy initiatives.

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Why International: An Analysis and Approach Monday, June 6, 9:30 – 10:30 am Dr. Art Keiser, Chancellor & CEO , Keiser University Zhanjun Yang, Vice Chancellor of International Affairs, Keiser University Benjamin Shank, Director of International Development, Keiser University

This presentation will be focusing on trends in the international education market and how this sector can develop a niche to benefit our member organizations.

Partner

Partner

How to Navigate the Operational and Legal Challenges Facing Schools in Today's Difficult Times Monday, June 6, 9:30 – 10:30 am Dr. Jim Hutton, President, Harrison College Glenn Sullivan, President, Sullivan University System Greg Jones, President, Compass Rose Foundation Peter Leyton, Managing Partner, Ritzert Leyton

This session will focus on how to navigate the operational and legal challenges facing career colleges and schools today. It will be a panel discussion intended to ensure an understanding of the legal challenges and of best practices to operate within this highly regulated, negative, and litigious environment. It will seek and provide ample time for audience engagement and participation. The panel will include an experienced attorney who has represented schools in the sector for over 30 years and who regularly deals with the various regulators and legal challenges and three very experienced and involved, in every sense, school owners and operators who are dealing with the challenges on a daily basis.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Develop

Campus Security and Crisis Response Planning: Key Legal and Practical Considerations Monday, June 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Rob Koran, Vice President, Facilities and Asset Management, American Career College Stan Freeman, Founder, Higher Education Practice POWERS Nick Michiels, Associate, Higher Education Practice, POWERS Skip Mann, West Coast University

Campus security readiness planning and compliance are critical to student protection, service, and support.  These priorities create significant challenges for every postsecondary educational institution in today's world.  This session will present a primer on ways to optimize improved campus security for students and employees and on practical considerations for addressing costs, technology needs, and personnel considerations.  The session will also cover key legal considerations relating to campus security readiness and Clery Act compliance. 

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Verifiable Placement Records - Strategies to hit 100% Monday, June 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Elizabeth Keifer Herron, Solutions Executive, Collegiate Admissions and Retention Solutions

The Attorney General's offices have a demonstrated pattern of scrutinizing institutional placement claims and many have been quite aggressive with litigation against corporate chains.  Accrediting Commissions are charged with putting more "teeth" into their oversight, and many are moving toward requiring independent third party verification of placement data.   Join Elizabeth to hear strategies that can be deployed by career services team members to ensure placements are tracked and logged correctly and for getting the most out of your independent third party verification relationship.  

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Educate

Latest Research in Cognitive Science, Impact on Retention and Completion Monday, June 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Dr. Scott Fitzgibbon, The Pacific Institute

Throughout their lifetime, our students have developed “pictures” of themselves that guide their behaviors when they begin in our schools. These images have become their “is-ness,” their HABEs (Habits, Attitudes, Beliefs and Expectations) that guide their thinking and decision-making.  We often observe students’ behaviors that inhibit their success. Rarely though, do we have access to the thoughts that govern these behaviors. In this session, we will discuss the latest research in cognitive science and its impact on student retention and completion.  Through the understanding of how it is that they think, our students can gain the capacity to change the HABEs that are holding them back. If change is what our students truly aspire to have, then we must guide them to change the way they think in order to help them change the way they act. 

Learning outcomes:

  • The latest research in cognitive science and its impact on student retention and completion.
  • Helping students to understand the difference between Goal-setting and Goal-assimilating
  • Clarifying the characteristics that employers want and matching those to the characteristics that help students succeed in the first place
  • The necessity of “soft-skill” development and the direct link to student success
  • Showing students how to examine and change HABEs (Habits, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Expectations) in the goal attainment process

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Approaches to Adult Learning: Teaching to Engage All Learners Monday, June 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Crystal Nasio, Ed.D, Summit College Renee Sheehan, MSN/Ed. , Summit College

This session will instruct educators on adult learners and engaging students by utilizing teaching methods that enhance learning styles, provide opportunity for skills and clinical approaches as well as working to build critical thinkers in the classroom. Topics include utilizing Bloom's Taxonomy and Self-Efficacy theory to build a positive classroom environment that nurtures confidence building as well as growing subject based knowledge. 

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The Evolution of Digital Content Delivery in Higher Education Monday, June 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Kathleen Hayes, zyBooks Brett Costello, XanEdu Eric Sayasene, Concordia University Carrie Watkins, MBS Direct Greg Fenton, CEO and Founder, RedShelf

Content delivery is changing to meet the new models of learning. The growth of competency-based platforms is causing a lot of introspection on how learning is quantified and what students need to be successful at each step in the process. Static documents are no longer enough for modern course design. Interactivity and dynamic elements are bare minimum. Adaptive activities and personalized delivery are the big buzzwords.

Join a panel of experts in the area of digital content delivery as they discuss the evolution they've seen in the past decade of digital. From static PDFs to basic learning functionality, from supplementing with disparate OERs to creating completely customized courseware, where is digital delivery and where is it going?

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Structuring International Recruiting and Marketing Arrangements Monday, June 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Aaron Lacey, Attorney, Thompson Coburn LLP

For a host of reasons, postsecondary institutions of all types are actively expanding their efforts to recruit and enroll international students.  Typically, these efforts are facilitated through an arrangement with one or more third-parties who carry out marketing and recruitment activities overseas.  This presentation will discuss how to structure such arrangements to ensure that they comport with applicable state, federal, and accreditor guidelines, and protect the institution from unwanted exposure.  Particular emphasis will be placed on efforts to market and recruit in China.  

Partner

Partner

Lend & Collect: The Impact of State Law on Institutional Lending Monday, June 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Edward Cramp, Partner, Duane Morris LLP Mark Belongia, Duane Morris LLP

Gainful Employment, 90/10, and the limits of federal student loan programs are forces leading schools and colleges to offer more alternative "institutional" lending programs to assist students with tuition and living expenses.  Schools offering these programs typically understand that they are subject to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and other federal laws.  But, they frequently are unaware that state laws require separate compliance with respect to consumer lending and collections.  Failure to comply with state law comes with very high penalties, including potential criminal liability.  It can also lead to scrutiny by state attorneys general and class action litigation exposure.  Higher education attorney Edward Cramp and consumer finance specialist Mark Belongia will provide in-depth coverage of the key issues and advice as to how to comply with these laws on both lending and collecting end of these loans.  The panel will include a school representative who can provide pragmatic insight for operators into implementing a compliant program, as well as a private tuition financing company with substantive expertise in assisting institutions with tuition financing plans.

Partner

Title IX for Career Schools Monday, June 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pat Edelson, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. Debbie Osgood, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd.

This session will focus on demystifying the application of Title IX requirements to career schools.  Presenters will discuss the intersection of Title IX and Clery, fundamental training and hearing requirements, and practical strategies for achieving compliance on campuses where resources are limited.

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Plenary Session

Plenary Session

Opening Lunch Plenary & Annual Meeting of the Members Monday, June 6, 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Join members of the APSCU Board and President & CEO Steve Gunderson as they take us through both the history of postsecondary career education and articulate their vision for the journey ahead. The demands and expectations of our sector are changing and we must change with it to train the future’s workforce and prepare for the careers of tomorrow. Join us as we meet as a comprehensive group to join in the future of career education.  This is an historic meeting for the sector, as members will be asked to approve both a new name and a new mission statement embracing our role in postsecondary career education.

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Develop

Develop

Core Principles for Successful Student Development Monday, June 6, 2:15 – 3:15 pm Joe Laskowski, Higher Ed Growth Ryan Evans, Higher Ed Growth

This session will cover the core fundamentals of successfully developing a prospective student through the entire life cycle to matriculation and beyond. Having worked with over 400 schools of all sizes, we have seen the successes and challenges often experienced at each of the stages and will shed light on how to be more effective at each while avoiding some of the common pitfalls and misconceptions. We will speak to how recruiters, admissions, faculty and the students each play an important role in the overall success of the institution. 

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8 Steps to Developing a Successful Lead Nurturing Campaign Monday, June 6, 2:15 – 3:15 pm Gary Thorup, VP Agency Services, MDT Marketing Fred Carini, Milan Institute

If your school is starting 1 out of every 10 prospective students, then 90% of your ad budget was spent on building a database of prospective students that often gets warehoused and forgotten. Examined from both the agency and school perspective, this session will reveal new opportunities for enrollment growth by getting that data back to work via an integrated marketing solution.

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Are You Happy or Are You Sad - Taking the Boring out of Budgeting Monday, June 6, 2:15 – 3:15 pm Sandy Sarge, President, SARGE Advisors

In this session, attendees will get a hands-on view of what impacts operational budgets.  The focus will be operational and actionable with practical advice on developing a useable budget . Participants will be introduced to a new way of thinking about their school's performance and given tools for responding to trends and results.

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Successful Strategies for Implementing a Financial Literacy Program Monday, June 6, 2:15 – 3:15 pm George Covino, Vice President, Default Prevention, USA Funds

Students need the ability to make informed decisions about managing their financial resources and taking on long-term financial obligations, such as federal education loans. Examine how colleges across the country are educating their students to make smart choices about spending and saving - in ways that positively influence borrower behavior. Learn how to develop, implement and measure the success of a financial literacy program targeted at the unique needs of your students. 

Educate

Educate

Maximizing Learning In and Out of the Classroom: Strategically Flipping the Classroom Monday, June 6, 2:15 – 3:15 pm Shawn Orr, Professional Educator, Adjunct Faculty, Cengage Learning

This session will highlight how to keep the best of the traditional college classroom while embracing new methods to flip the class in order to engage students and impact their success. Join us for a fast-paced and interactive look at the steps to start teaching a blended or flipped course.

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Program Portfolio Design: Selecting Programs with Healthy Outcomes for Students and Schools Monday, June 6, 2:15 – 3:15 pm Bob Atkins, CEO, Gray Associates, Inc

If a school offers the wrong programs, too few students enroll, too few graduates get jobs, and disillusioned students drop out along the way.  In contrast, a school with the right programs in the right markets will have high levels of student interest and employer demand for graduates.  These programs enable students to succeed and the school to flourish.

Our presentation will describe the process, participants, and information that lead to good program decisions and a healthy program portfolio in every market a school serves.  We will highlight the specific sources for information in five key areas:  student demand, competition, employment, strategic fit, and institutional readiness.  Participants will learn best practices for tuning-up a program portfolio and deciding which programs to Stop, Start, Sustain or Grow.  Participants will also learn who to involve in a program review and how to use their time effectively. 

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Doing Business Internationally - Things You Need to Know Monday, June 6, 2:15 – 3:15 pm Wendi Boddy, CPA, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Brian Buwalda, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

This session will cover the top 10 things to consider when doing business internationally, including learning how to structure your international business to minimize tax and other risks and how to educate your foreign students on their tax reporting requirements in the U.S.

Partner

Partner

Higher Education Redesign: The Intersection of Public Policy, Law and Business Monday, June 6, 2:15 – 3:15 pm Tony Guida, Partner, Duane Morris LLP Mushtaq Gunja, Chief of Staff to Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of Education Scott M. Shaw, President and CEO, Lincoln Education Services Corp Avy Stein, Managing Partner, Willis Stein and Partners

In the highly regulated higher education sector, public policy, law and business are inextricably linked. Few sectors of the economy are affected by the politics and policies of the federal government more than higher education. A shifting regulatory environment has caused the success and destinies of many for-profit institutions to shift wildly, and has caused the leadership of many institutions to reexamine their missions. Those institutions and service providers that can meld what sometimes appear to be conflicting levers for success with forward-looking strategies will be the ones who survive. This session will suggest that a thoughtful market approach and good business practices can be synergistic with sound public policy. This session will explore how higher education policy and laws are impacting the acquisition and business strategies of several contrarian school owners and operators. Panelists for this session will describe their strategic vision and the planning that took place to address changing market conditions as well as the financial, operational and legal challenges presented by today’s higher education landscape.

3:45 – 4:45 pm

Develop

Develop

Empowering Faculty and Staff to Embrace Change Monday, June 6, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Susan Bailey, Corporate Director of Education, Vista College/Education Futures Group

Change is the only thing that is constant in the career college sector. An organization's ability to change, however, is hindered by the challenge associated with basic human nature to resist it. How can a school who relies on change be successful when we need to rely on others to make it happen. In this session we will discuss the journey from one of impasse to an environment where faculty and staff not only tolerate change, but embrace it.

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Finding Extra Starts Under the Cushions Monday, June 6, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Jim Tolbert, CEO, Vista College

The primary focus of many career schools admissions teams is adult admissions.  We focus on conversion rates from lead to start.  However, in these challenging times, we need to think more creatively and holistically about recruiting students.  In addition to adult admissions, there are many opportunities for expanding student enrollments.  This session will provide a comprehensive way to strategize and pursue admissions.

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10 Questions about Default Prevention and Debt Management Monday, June 6, 3:45 – 4:45 pm George Covino, Vice President, Default Prevention, USA Funds

High cohort default rates can have serious consequences for your school and the students you serve. Based on best practices employed by private schools across the country, this session will outline 10 critical questions every leader should ask, to help assess the effectiveness of your current practices.

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Educate

Educate

What do content providers know about improving instruction and outcomes, anyway? Monday, June 6, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Robin Berenson, Director of Academic Innovation, McGraw-Hill Education

No matter what your style of curriculum delivery, from brick and mortar to fully online, or from traditional lecture to competency based, you are sure to be faced with tons of content choices. No matter what the modality, quality learning content as assessment in our courses is a vital component of success . Come and see what traditional content providers are doing to provide instructors and other designers of curriculum to help institutions make better choices about what content they can use. Find out what is being built to aid the process of continually fine-tuning content and assessment to reach course outcomes and give every student the best shot at success.

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Digital Badges for Student Success: A Winning Strategy Monday, June 6, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Amanda Opperman, Senior Institutional Effectiveness Specialist, Wonderlic Nancy Jones , National Director of Graduate Placement, Concorde Career College Charlie Wonderlic, President & CEO, Wonderlic, a pre-employment hiring solution for businesses

Never before has it been more important for postsecondary institutions to provide external validation of student learning outcomes and educational accomplishments. At a time when stakeholders such as regulators and employers are seeking greater transparency and accountability in regard to institutional outcomes, digital badges are emerging as effective tools for providing meaningful evidence of students' knowledge, skills, and abilities. This session features a panel comprised of higher education professionals who have benefited by implementing digital badges into their programs. The panelists will describe their success with digital badges at postsecondary institutions.

The panelists will specifically discuss the value of digital badges that help student stand out to employers by verifying their workforce readiness and competencies.

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3D Toolkit 101: Printers, Scanners and CAD…oh my! Monday, June 6, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Alex Hussain, Co-Founder / VP of Eng'g & Design, 3DChimera

We know that it can be intimidating to navigate the evolving landscape of 3D technology. Join us for a candid discussion on why the 3D toolkit is a great fit for your organization and which 3D printers, 3D scanners and low-cost CAD tools are right for your school. Don’t just take our word for it – we will also share real-world success stories from classrooms, colleges & universities across the US.

Partner

Partner

Tackling T1 and T2: the New Cash Management Regulations Monday, June 6, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Stephanie Gold, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP Michelle Tellock, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP

On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education promulgated the final cash management regulations resulting from the Program Integrity and Improvement Rulemaking. This session explores the final regulations and the impact of these regulations on private sector colleges and universities.

Partner

Taking Some Pain to Get to Lasting Gain: Strategies for Effective GE Appeals and Improving GE Compliance Monday, June 6, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Ron Holt, Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes, LLC Lynelle Lynch, Bellus Academy Burke Malin, Gurnick Medical Academy Rebecca Sanders, Almich & Associates

This session will identify key components for effective appeals of GE completer, debt and earnings information,  outline methods for assessing GE components and rates, discuss a range of potential program and operational changes that may improve compliance with the GE debt to earnings ratio requirements. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

10:00 – 11:00 am

Develop

Develop

Bouncing Forward: A study of career colleges and their resilience Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 – 11:00 am Dr. Kathy Fox Frisbie, Vice President, MMI Consulting/MMI Placement Verification

This session will summarize the results of Dissertational Research conducted within career colleges by Dr. Kathryn Fox Frisbie, herself a veteran of the private post-secondary college and university sector.

The year 2010 marked the beginning of some very turbulent times for the career college sector, with intense regulatory, media, and public scrutiny like never seen before. Virtually all colleges and universities in this sector experienced enrollment declines starting in 2010. By 2012, some colleges were starting to see this trend stabilize or reverse, whereas others did not. The purpose of this study was to determine if the differences in these colleges' enrollment trends could be attributed to organizational resilience.

Organizational resilience is the ability of an organization to bounce back from crisis. This research measured the organizational resilience of 65 independent career colleges to determine if resilience was linked to the enrollment fluctuations common in this sector from 2010 through 2012. Career colleges with five or less campuses were the focus of this study. 

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10 Ways to Boost Inquiry Generation Traffic within 30 Days Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 – 11:00 am Greg Gragg , CEO, Target Direct Marking Fred Frantz, Executive Vice President, Gragg Advertising

TDM will look at ways of optimizing your landing pages, website, social media programs, online video, direct mail and other media channels to immediately impact inquiry volume within a 30 day period.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding what works and what doesn’t with inquiry generation efforts
  • Gain strategies to immediately implement in current marketing programs
  • Discuss common inquiry generation challenges and how to overcome them

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Program Reviews - Best Practices in Preparing for Them Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 – 11:00 am Don Loberg, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Diane DiFebbo, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Have you received notice of a program review?  This session will cover best practices in preparing for a program review and provide a playbook for navigating the waters.

Educate

Educate

Curriculum Renovation: how to shrink-wrap and flip during the reconstruction process Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 – 11:00 am Ruth Reynard, Ph.D, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Design, American Higher Education Development Corp.

This session will map out the critical stages of a successful curriculum renovation process.  We will look at how it is possible to design and produce curriculum and instructional design changes across various programs, design new instructional experiences for students, and train faculty in effective instruction efficiently and effectively - simultaneously from initial scope to final production.  We will also address ongoing evaluation of outcomes and student success.

Educate

The Employability Challenge: Better Outcomes for Students, Employers, and Institutions Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 – 11:00 am Jaime Fall, Director, UpSkill America Tom Darling, National Director, Workforce and Technical and Career Education, Pearson

Numerous forces, including underemployment and the skills gap, are pressuring colleges and universities to devote more energy to ensuring that their graduates are career-ready. Workforce education and readiness is a shared responsibility, and this presentation is designed for those that seek to strengthen or establish career preparation programs that are integrated with rigorous academic programs and labor-market data to align program to job demands, in order to produce demonstrably better career outcomes for students. This presentation will also feature a college case study.

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Challenges and Opportunities in International Recruitment Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 – 11:00 am Gary Bergman, President of College Study US, American International Recruitment Council (AIRC), NAFSA Former board member, American International Recruitment Council (AIRC)

This presentation will focus on approaches and strategies being applied by different type of universities and how recruitment agents can be utilized to achieve enrollment goals.

Partner

Partner

The Future of For-Profit Education: Opportunities and Challenges Presented by Non-Institutional Providers of Higher Education Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 – 11:00 am Yolanda Gallegos, Principal and Founder, Gallegos Legal Group Anthony Bieda, Vice President for External Affairs , ACICS Diane Auer Jones, President, AJsquared Consulting and a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute

We live in interesting times. While the drumbeat by some political and education thought leaders for greater accountability by accreditors and for-profit institutions of higher education grows increasingly loud, these same leaders have become forceful proponents of non-institutional education providers that currently face almost no regulatory requirements, no external scrutiny and no standards of accountability.  One cannot miss the irony that it is these champions of for-profit ed tech companies that are also the chief critics of for-profit institutions of higher education.

In short, ed tech companies have become powerful players in for-profit higher education and are likely to continue to make their mark politically and economically.  This panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges these companies may have on private sector colleges and universities.  

Partner

A School's Guide To New Financial Aid Compliance Risks in the Business Office Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 – 11:00 am Michael Wherry, Director, McClintock & Associates, P.C. Joel Rudnick, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC Neil Amari, Spartan Education Group

Business offices are increasingly confronted with new and substantial compliance risks associated with participation in the federal student aid programs.  These risks can result in significant liabilities and other sanctions to educational institutions.  Yet, many of these issues are not as widely known and understood as those arising in financial aid offices.  This presentation, led by an accountant and regulatory lawyer with several decades of combined federal student aid experience, will provide attendees with a high-content briefing on top emerging issues and regulatory challenges in the business office as well as strategies for addressing and managing these issues.  The presentation will provide executive-level overviews of key provisions of the new cash management regulations, recent federal enforcement actions in regard to FDL monthly reconciliations and other issues, and new and proposed accounting standards related to revenue, leases, and discontinued operations.  The presentation also will provide regulatory and enforcement updates on 90/10, composite score, and cash monitoring requirements, as well as issues emerging out of HEA reauthorization and negotiated rulemaking.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Develop

Recruit to Retain, Retain to Recruit: Completing the Other Half of Your Enrollment Growth Story Tuesday, June 7, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Sarah Horn , Vice President of Retention Services, Helix Education Kari Kovar, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Helix Education

Increasing enrollment numbers, while impressive, really lose some of their luster if the students enrolling are not graduating. More than  40% of students who start their college education do not finish in a timely manner, if at all. As an industry, we need to reprioritize retention as an enrollment growth issue - it's the other half of an institution's enrollment growth story. This session will focus on the data and processes that can align admissions requirements with retention analytics. We will explore:

  • The importance of both "big" and "small" data as a means to shape and identify future classes and cohorts of students who are likely to be retained
  • Data modeling to pinpoint success factors and discover at-risk correlations
  • The importance of data visibility across all of teams who are responsible for finding, enrolling and retaining students
  • The value of retention technology (data analytics) combined with success coaching to personalize outreach and increase both recruitment and retention results

Measuring growth by those coming in the door with less concern for what happens to them once they are inside paints an incomplete picture of an institution's entire growth story. By putting an equal emphasis on retention during the recruitment process, institutions can increase success rates and retain more of the students they worked so hard to recruit.

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What's Up With Your Data? Using Student Engagement Metrics to Predict Success and Improve Retention Tuesday, June 7, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Dr. S. David Vaillancourt, Chief Academic Officer, The College of Health Care Professions Bruce Schneider, Director of Business Engineering , Ambassador Education Solutions

Data analytics can help you better understand student study habits and course progress, but they can also help you anticipate how and where students might need additional support. Learn how the College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) has developed a predictive model of common student demographics and behaviors that predict success.  CHCP and Ambassador will explore the process of gathering relevant eBook usage data to measure and predict outcomes based on engagement, as well as explore methods for identifying student demographics and connecting that data with student behavior to create and maintain a predictive model that tracks and positively impacts student success and retention.  CHCP and Ambassador also will provide recommendations to mitigate negative practices and enhance those data application practices that drive results and success rates.

Educate

Educate

Breakthrough Approaches in Data-Driven Instructional Design That Optimize Teaching, Learning and Continuous Course Improvement Tuesday, June 7, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Benny G. Johnson, PhD, Director of Research and Development, Acrobatiq

This presentation will discuss how advances in data-driven instructional design and learning analytics are enabling improvements in learning outcomes, particularly in high enrollment, general education gateway courses. Using learning curve analysis and related education data science techniques, we will discuss and demonstrate how Acrobatiq is using outcomes-based course design and data-driven curriculum development techniques to improve course completions, increase student success rates, and enable deep insights into learning performance for faculty, course mentors and others involved in the learning process.

Acrobatiq's data-driven instructional design methodology and adaptive learning technology draw on the success of more than a decade of research from Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative, a pioneer in cognitive and learning science research in online learning. This approach is proven to produce measurable learning gains for students, including improved retention and recall, faster course completion, and better long-term knowledge retention and retrieval.

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Proper On-boarding of New Faculty: One of the more-often forgotten critical contributions hiring managers can make toward long-term success Tuesday, June 7, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Julie Walters, Director of Academic Operations – Ground Campuses, The College of Health Care Professions Dr. Ann Eady, Director of Academic Affairs – Online, The College of Health Care Professions

The intention of this session is to assist in the hiring, proper on-boarding, and training of new faculty.  With proper on-boarding, faculty will have the tools needed to be successful in the classroom, which will in turn provide a much better learning experience to our students.

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Tomorrow's Technology for Today's Professional Certification: Adaptive Learning for High Stakes Licensure Preparation Tuesday, June 7, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Dr. Joel English, Vice President for Operations, Aviation Institute of Maintenance and Centura College Patrick Weir, CEO, Fulcrum Labs

A new generation of students is upon us - students who are tech-savvy, accustomed to personalized service, and have a variety of life and work experiences.  At the same time, universities, community colleges, and career schools alike are driving toward programs that lead to professional certifications and career readiness.  To meet these changing dynamics and prepare students to compete in a global marketplace, while also ensuring the most efficient, effective and affordable path to graduation, colleges and universities are exploring innovative options, including adaptive, personalized learning and competency-based-education (CBE).

Adaptive, personalized learning supports competency-based education to help students graduate in a timely manner with the best combination of knowledge and marketable skills, while also giving institutions the insights to measurably improve learning outcomes, competencies and student success.

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Chinese Education Market and Opportunities Tuesday, June 7, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Junbao Wu, Chairman and Founder, Xinhua Group, China

This presentation will offer insight into the Chinese education market. Specifically how Chinese government policies favor US institutions and offer opportunities for our sector. China’s largest independent education entity, Xinhua Group founder will share his stories of building relationships with US institutions.

Partner

Partner

Implementing Process and Policy Requirements under the Clery Act and Title IX Tuesday, June 7, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Jonathan Tarnow, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Neil Amari, Spartan Education Group

Recent expansions of Title IX and Clery Act requirements with respect to sexual harassment, sexual violence and general identity issues have increased the risks associated with non-compliance for postsecondary institutions of all sizes and types. Through the perspective of both school management and outside counsel, this session will focus on addressing practical operational challenges associated with maintaining Title IX and Clery Act compliance during a period of increased enforcement activity by the Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), how to best approach an OCR compliance review, and means of mitigating significant penalties or adverse litigation outcomes.

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Defense to Repayment – The Past, Present & Future Tuesday, June 7, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Dennis Cariello, Shareholder, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose Ltd. Chris DeLuca, Attorney at Law, DeLuca Law LLC

An overview of the three negotiated rulemaking sessions from our sector’s very own negotiators! Topic will include a summary of the latest proposed rule from the Department of Education, how this rule will impact schools in our sector, where the other sectors of higher education stand on this issue, what to expect in a final rule, timeline for implementation and recommended best practices to prepare for compliance.

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Plenary Session

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Plenary: Industries of the Future Tuesday, June 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm Alec Ross

Alec Ross is a technology policy expert who was Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the duration of her term as Secretary of State. In that role, he was exposed to the highest levels of leadership in the biggest technology companies and governments around the world. Mr. Ross has been identified as one of America’s leading experts on innovations for our future's workforce. In his new bestselling book, Industries of the Future, Alec speaks to the importance of our sector’s work in preparing the future workforce skill demands. 
 
Alec's book will be available for pre-sale and onsite in the EXPO Hall during a signing at the Closing Reception.

3:45 – 4:45 pm

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Process Reviews and Your Institution's Success Tuesday, June 7, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Kenneth Wilson , Director of Solutions Strategy and Development, Campus Management Corp. Karli Grant, Manager, Product Marketing, Campus Management Corp.

Program, student, and organization development; keeping these three points in balance can lead to success at your institution. Can your technology properly support the evolution of each of these streams? Are you equipped to deal with changes in processes as your programs, students' needs, and campus grow? How do you know where and how to start? Participants in this session will learn the art and science behind conducting annual business process reviews to pinpoint areas for improvement. The use of data and identifying next steps will be discussed, including the importance of analytics, whether it's necessary and advisable to re-engineer annually, and what the impact can be on operational efficiency and your overall success.  

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How Innovation, Technology and Regulations are Forcing Positive Change in Education Lead Generation Tuesday, June 7, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Mike McHugh, Group President, Keypath Education

New technologies and government regulations continue to disrupt the education lead gen marketplace. At the same time schools and marketers, rightfully so, are focused more than ever on reaching qualified, high intent prospects and creating a consumer experience that is clear, differentiated and truly informative. Join us to discuss how new trends in technology and the ever changing regulatory environment are impacting how top marketers are adapting their strategies and tactics to target a more qualified audience and drive positive student outcomes. 

Session Objective:

  • Understand how new technologies are changing the way marketers reach a more qualified audience to drive improved efficiency for third party EDU leads.
  • Gain insights into how some education lead gen providers are on the forefront of leveraging a rapidly changing regulatory environment to provide a better experience for consumers and a better lead for clients.
  • Learn the importance of real-time data sharing to tap into the right audience and maximize lead conversion.

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Educate

Revolutionizing Retention 2.0: Millenial Style Tuesday, June 7, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Suzanne Morrison-Williams, EdD, Vice President, Academic Affairs, City College

Millenials make up over 70% of the population and as such more than 70% of many school populations. They have different wants, needs, hopes and desires. They view education as a means to an end and not a goal. As such, faculty will need to teach to them differently as they are looking to be both educated and entertained.  This will take concepts in popular culture as well as standard teaching strategies to show how faculty can be more effective in educating this segment of the population. 

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Emerging Technologies, Student Engagement and Faculty Ownership Tuesday, June 7, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Barbara Larar, ECPI University John Olson, ECPI University

This session will examine how newer technologies are impacting today's classroom.  The static classroom of just a few years ago has been replaced by an environment in which students are continuously being engaged by content from a variety of sources. This can increase retention and improve meeting learning outcomes, but both faculty and students need to be appropriately trained and indoctrinated so that the technology can be used to its fullest extent. This session will briefly look at the classroom of yesterday and today (tomorrow) and examine some of the challenges that institutions will face.

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Harnessing the Power of Sustainability Education to Improve Student Recruitment and Employability in Higher Education Tuesday, June 7, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Kristin Ferguson, Strategic Relationships Lead for Education, U.S. Green Building Council

Learn about the U.S. Green Building Council’s journey to bring together a high performing and unexpected network of organizations, companies and educators to create the go-to resource of best-in-class sustainability education in the market; USGBC has taken competitors and created collaborators out of them. Working together, this network has had broader reach and a bigger impact on lifelong learners seeking sustainability knowledge than having gone at it alone. Within this framework, USGBC and Pearson have been able to iterate and evolve their partnership to engage private sector colleges, community colleges, continuing education and workforce development with an eye towards innovation and employability.

This session will explore the transforming power of sustainability education across sectors, how to curate strong networks for innovative content development and delivery, lessons learned from creating a collaborative education network for green building practitioners, and provide insights into how to green the curriculum of private sector colleges. This session will also feature a college case study of direct sustainability education infusion. The audience will participate in discussions based on the topics discussed and will have time to brainstorm their potential role in a collaborative partnership model. 

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Offering a Quality International Student Program Tuesday, June 7, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Tami Erickson, Ph.D., CEO, Bit of Everything Martin Yousef, Ed.D., Chief Operating Officer, Westech College

Offering a quality international student program begins with understanding the international student population and ensuring your campus has the right infrastructure in place to not just recruit international students, but to provide them the support needed for their success. A quality international student program begins with effective recruiting strategies, post-matriculation, appropriate services and communication will maximize their educational experience and in return retain these students. Graduation and alumni communication will develop into a blossoming referral network. In this session, learn some basics but also tips for those who already have an international student program.

Partner

Partner

Borrower Defense to Repayment - An Old Rule with New Meaning Tuesday, June 7, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Katherine Lee Carey,, Special Counsel, Cooley LLP Jay Vaughan, Cooley LLP

In June of 2015, the U.S. Department of Education made an announcement that represented a new and significantly broader interpretation of a provision of law that has been on the books for over 20 years but virtually unused to relieve students of their student loan obligations.  The Borrower Defense to Repayment of a Direct Loan provision has now been resurrected to provide a vehicle to relieve students who are (or were) enrolled in any postsecondary institution, whether for-profit, non-profit or public, and who can claim the harm suggested by the statute and implementing regulations.  This presentation will discuss the history of the rule, its evolution through both administrative action and negotiated rulemaking, and how its application might impact institutions. 

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Gainful Employment: Effectively Challenging Debt-to-Earning Rates Tuesday, June 7, 3:45 – 4:45 pm Aaron Lacey, Attorney, Thompson Coburn LLP Raj Shah, Vice President - Organizational Effectiveness & Research, Lincoln Education Services

This session will focus exclusively and in detail on the three ways schools can challenge the debt and earnings information ED uses to calculate its D/E rates.  The presenters will reflect on lessons learned from the first round of completer challenges (occurring in early 2016), and discuss processes and strategies for making effective loan debt and annual earnings challenges (occurring in mid to late 2016).  Attendees will receive copies of desk guides (prepared by Thompson Coburn) relating to (1) the calculation of D/E Rates and (2) strategies for reducing D/E rates, in addition to the presentation slides concerning D/E rate challenges.  As such, attendees should come away well-armed with resources for understanding and managing all phases of the debt-to-earnings component of the GE regulations.    

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

8:30 – 9:30 am

Plenary Session

Plenary Session

Accreditation: Aligning Access, Academics & Accountability Plenary Wednesday, June 8, 8:30 – 9:30 am Moderator Bill Clohan, President and CEO, West Coast University Tony Bieda, Vice President, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools Art Keiser, Chair, Southeastern College David Vice, Commissioner, Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training Elise Scanlon, General Counsel, Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Within higher education, the three legs of the regulatory triad have worked together to ensure program quality – each with different roles and responsibilities.  Today, there is growing confusion over the exact roles and responsibilities each leg of this triad must play; resulting in new questions about whether each entity is doing their proper role.  This is especially targeted at all accrediting agencies in the current political environment. By request of the sector’s membership, we are holding a conversation on the important role accreditation plays in guiding the academic programming of our sector. Our goal in this session is to seek more clarity on the specific roles for accreditation.  How do we ensure access, quality academics and accountability in today’s changing postsecondary landscape?

9:45 – 10:45 am

Plenary Session

Plenary Session

Aligning the Future Wednesday, June 8, 9:45 – 10:45 am Moderator Mario Armstrong, Digital Lifestyle Expert ®, NBC’s TODAY Show Raymond Todd Blackwood, Vice President of Product Management, Campus Management Dawn Gerrain, Senior Vice President, General Manager Skills & Global Product Management, Cengage Learning Dr. John Danaher, President, Elsevier Education Kenna Ose , Senior Vice President of the Professional North America Sales Team, Pearson

Mario Armstrong is the Digital Lifestyle Expert ® on NBC’s TODAY Show, CNN, NPR, FUSE, and more. In this plenary, he will moderate a panel of the sector’s Academic Experts on the new academic programming required in tomorrow’s school.

Note: Session times and dates are subject to change.