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ERIC Number: ED510318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 91
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Unlocking the Transformational Power of Continuing Education. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (71st, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 15-18, 2009)
Jerman, Jerry, Ed.
Association for Continuing Higher Education
The 2009 proceedings of the Association for Continuing Higher Education represent the professional presentations of the keynote sessions, the concurrent sessions, and the business meeting of the association's 71st annual conference, held at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia on November 15-18, 2009. The conference provided an engaging venue to consider a challenging theme, "Unlocking the Transformational Power of Continuing Education." Keynote and concurrent session speakers provided attendees with insights about how lifelong learning transforms lives and--as ACHE President Rick Osborn noted--institutions. These insights were conveyed in the form of presentations that linked theory and practice, motivational speeches, discussions of "hot topics," and lessons learned from programs and activities conducted by association members. In addition, ACHE members enjoyed awards presentations, interesting roundtable discussions, and interactions with vendors. Part One, Addresses, includes: (1) President-elect's Address: Continuing Education--Reflecting upon and Responding to the National Agenda (Roxanne Gonzales); (2) Transforming Organizations through Talent Management in an Age of Uncertainty (Peter Cappelli); (3) All Things Are Possible for Those Who Believe (Adam Taliaferro); and (4) Transformation and Belief: Sides of the Same Coin (Rosanne Taylor). Part Two, Concurrent Sessions, includes the following presentations and presentation summaries: (1) Transparency by Design: A Transformational and Innovative Approach to Providing Increased "Consumer" Information (Lisa K. Daniels, Frank B. McCluskey, Cali Morrison, and Karen L. Pedersen); (2) Leveraging Successful Management of Military Students to Effect Institutional Change (Pat Brown); (3) Online Learners: Who They Are, What They Need, How They Learn, How We Teach... (Regis M. Gilman and Robert Crow); (4) Releasing the Potential of Leadership (Patricia Lawler and Emily Richardson); (5) Nontraditional Urban Adult Learners Pursuing a Master's Degree through an Accelerated Approach (Jonathan E. Messemer); (6) How a Liberal Arts Program Can Change Hearts and Minds (Kathleen Forbes); (7) Weathering the Financial Storm: Fiscal Accountability in a Tough Economy (John Horn); (8) Standing Room Only: Faculty Crowd the Online Classroom (Scott Beadenkopf, Fred Loomis, and Bernadette McInnis); (9) Yes We Can! Helping Rural Adults Transform Their Lives through Continuing Education (Rebecca Beatty and Elizabeth Lasher); (10) Off Campus and into the Career Tech Center (Theresa Shank); (11) Serving as the Other Business School: Roles for Continuing Education in Management Education (Jay A. Halfond); (12) How Continuing Education Is Transforming Public Service (Jan LeClair and Peter K. Connell); (13) Meeting High Job Demand Opportunities in the Allied Health Field (Wendy Flint and Paulette Millette); (14) Making the Most of Online Marketing: Best Practices and Benchmarks for Internet Recruitment Efforts (Marisa Michaud); (15) Building a Bridge between High School and College: A University Outreach Program (Patricia Stafford and Lisa Elliott); (16) Establishing Benchmarks for Portfolio Assessment in Adult-focused Programs (Jerry H. Hickerson and Denise M. Hart); (17) Are You Ready for the Ride?: Determining the Value of an External Program Review (Susan Burgess and Diane Dutton); (18) Marketing Webcasts 101: Building a Marketing Video for YouTube (Nicole Foerschler); (19) Building a Statewide Higher Education Program in Disaster Management and Homeland Security: A Model for Interagency Partnership (Dennis Parks); (20) Making Lemonade: Funding Program Development Projects on a Fixed Annual Budget (A. David Stewart); (21) ACHE Research Award: Politics, Policy, and Socio-economic Impact on Continuing Higher Education (Sandria S. Stephenson); (22) Cultivating New Populations: Taking "Advantage" of the Economic Downturn (Karen Goodman and Linda Richelson); (23) Life Management in My Office World (Sallie C. Dunphy); (24) Maximizing Blended Learning (Jennifer John); (25) The Branch Campus Leader as a Social Entrepreneur (John F. Azzaretto); (26) Building Meaningful Workplace Training Systems: Using Foundational Skills and Job Competencies to Support the Development of Customized Workplace Training (Valerie Lockyer and Kyle J. Downie); (27) Writing the Sinking Ship: An Accelerated Course to Solve the Challenges of Adult Learner Writing Deficiencies (Honour H. Moore, Philip Moore, and Christopher Quinn); (28) Transforming Teacher Preparation through a Comprehensive Field-based Model (Mary J. Ford and Elaine Millen); (29) Engagement: A Model for Continuing Education as a Convener (David Grebel and Judy Shannon); (30) Inquiry Engagement 2.0: Secrets You Need to Recruit Today's Prospective Student (Jennifer Copeland and Jennifer Wooley); (31) Engaging Community Partnerships for Town and Gown Success: A Best Practice for Building a Local Arts District from the Ground Up (Rick Wetherill and Bridget Forshay); (32) Educating People, Not Just Students: New Opportunities in Continuing Adult and Professional Education (Thomas J. Yannuzzi); (33) Attributes Used to Market University Online Degree Programs: Where Is Academic Fidelity? (Stephen F. Gambescia and Rocco Paolucci); (34) How to Write for Publication (Barbara E. Hanniford); (35) Best Practices in Administration/Technology as Key Transformational Factors for Co-educational Adult and Graduate Programs (Joseph J. Molitoris); (36) Increase Enrollments through a Simple Three-pronged Approach (Jennifer John); (37) The Learning Community: A Dynamic Tool for Transformation (Mary Rose Grant, Aaron Perkus, and Edna Wilson); (38) Research-driven Strategies to Improve Student Yield (Don Alva); (39) Assessing Writing, Content Mastery, and Critical Thinking Abilities of Graduates in a Degree Completion Program (Jeff E. Hoyt); (40) Transition from Blackboard to ANGEL: Lessons Learned (Mary S. Bonhomme); (41) High Quality Continuing Education and Training: The IACET Advantage (Sara Meier); (42) Promoting a Learner-centric Environment (Wayne Smutz and Heather L. Chakiris); (43) Three New Metrics for Open-enrollment Courses (Jacob Ensign); (44) Building on Strengths and Transforming Learners in Mary Baldwin College's Adult Degree Program (Nicole F. Oechslin); (45) Transforming Frogs into Princes: The Power of Noncredit Programs in Continuing Education (Darla Dye); and (46) From First Course Experience to the Capstone: A General Education Model Designed Specifically for Adult Learners at a Distance (Timothy Maciel and Jane LeClair). Part Three, Business Meeting and Appendices, presents: (1) Business Meeting; (2) Appendix A: Membership Report; (2) Appendix B: Financial Report; (3) Appendix C: Committee and Network Reports; (4) Appendix D: Resolutions; (5) Appendix E: Officers, 2008-2009; (6) Board of Directors; (7) Appendix G: Regional Chairs; (8) Appendix H: Past Presidents and Annual Meetings; and (9) Appendix I: Citations for Leadership. (Individual presentations and presentation summaries contain references.) [For the 2008 proceedings, see ED510144.]
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Continuing Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania