ACHE 2017 Annual Conference & Meeting
Workshops and Concurrent Sessions
Day 2 - Tuesday, October 24
4.1 A Course Designed to Help Adult Students PersistStarting in fall 2016, all undergraduate students enrolled in Stevenson University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies’ online and blended programs have been required to take a course called GPS 200 "Adult Learning Theory & Practice." GPS 200, a writing intensive course, helps adult learners, especially those who are returning to school after a gap, to gain confidence that they can complete their degree successfully and in a timely manner. Four pillars support the structure of GPS 200 as a vehicle for student success. The first pillar is a survey of pertinent theories and concepts related to the success of adult learners including learning theories, theories of behavioral change, narrative theory, self-directed learning, and self-efficacy, which provide exposure to academic discourse.
The second pillar, application, is comprised of practical strategies for success such as learning to learn, reading, researching, and writing. The third pillar looks inward by addressing self-reflection through personal narrative. The fourth pillar develops essential skills in academic research and writing, while cultivating a sense of community (which has been found to be essential to student success in online programs) in peer-review writing workshops. Individually and collectively, these four pillars provide a platform for increased adult student success. In light of this, GPS 200 is taken early in students' programs of study. During this interactive session, the presenters will discuss each pillar, will share lessons learned, and will share course performance metrics using data and information from the first three semesters that GPS 200 has been offered.
4.2 Grant Opportunities and Trends for Continuing Education and Workforce Development
4.3 Leadership Southern Style
4.4 Every Leader Requires a Team
4.5 Flipping the Classroom: Flipping the Experience
4.6 Outsmart CBE Implementation Challenges: Recognize the Pitfalls and Design Ingenious Solutions
4.7 Connecting with Adjunct Faculty
4.8 Acting on the Research on Helping Adult Students Persist
5.1 Hijacking the Discussion Board: Creating Fluid Classroom Dynamics and Authentic Learning
5.2 Present Perfect Future Tense
5.3 Engaging Prospective Students Online and Understanding the Multi-touch Journey
5.4 How to Measure Success of Your Continuing Education Programs
5.5 Leading Strategic Planning at the Unit Level: From the Ground Up
Strategic planning is a process to help leaders and organizations translate their mission and vision into action and to meet their stakeholders’ needs and desires. Strategic planning typically occurs at the organizational level; however, department or unit managers also have the opportunity to strategically plan within their divisions. Departments as small as one person can incorporate change models to improve the systematic practice of their work. This session will review several models of strategic planning and practical techniques to build a unit level strategic plan. The session will also discuss how to link a departmental plan with an organization plan.
5.6 Developing Winning Certificate Programs
5.7 Convert a Presentation to a Publication
5.8 The Power of Connections: A Study of Accelerated Program Graduates