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Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) Annual Conference and Meeting

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Oct 17 2016
Oct 19 2016
America/New York


The 2016 ACHE Annual Conference & Meeting

The 2016 ACHE Annual Conference and Meeting is being held in New Orleans Louisiana ,one of America's most culturally and historically-rich destinations and home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music . The 2016 conference theme is “Innovation, Transformation, and Service in Continuing Higher Education: Creating Pathways to the Future.” It is evident to all of us working in higher education that “Innovation” has become the catchphrase for 21st century academic institutions. Nationally and globally innovation drives productivity, economic growth, and job creation, and creates a need for individuals who possess both intellectual knowledge and the skills to put this knowledge to work. Alongside this is an emerging cross generational demand for customized education experiences together with a desire to integrate life and workplace experience and education into a tailored learning process. Included in this is the need to validate learning that is occurring in the non-credit environment.

The 2016 ACHE conference will continue to provide the opportunity to network and learn together as we renew our professional relationships and establish new connections. This year’s conference is being held at the historic Hotel Monteleone, October 15-20 2016. A historic landmark and a member of Historic Hotels of America, it is said that the hotel foyer is the gateway to the French Quarter.

Call for Proposals

The Program Committee for the 2016 ACHE Annual Conference & Meeting invites members and friends of the Association to submit proposals for breakout sessions that will demonstrate the ways that continuing higher education is leading initiatives within their institutions in responding to rapid technological changes, the demands of a knowledge based economy, and the disruptive shifts of changing demographics and learner needs.

  • Credit Programming
  • Non-Credit Programming
  • Online Programming
  • Post-traditional Students
  • Student / Client Support Services
  • Marketing / Social Marketing
  • Budget & Finance
  • Leadership
  • Workforce Development
  • Military Education
  • Degree Completion
  • Corporate Training
  • Prior Learning Assessment
  • Competency Based Education

We seek a variety of proposals to build an exceptional conference program so the following should only serve as a general guide:

Thinking: Research and strategy; creativity and the development of new programs and unique models; innovative concepts; transformative roles and responsibilities; innovation and visionary work in continuing higher education.

Doing: Pragmatic focus on key competencies and critical skills; the practical application of theory; tips, tools, techniques, model-building, and case studies; management strategies; effective learning, teaching tools and environments.

Serving: Access to quality continuing higher education; impactful marketing; student services; credit for prior learning; the language of competence; advising and customer service approaches; recruitment and retention.

Developing Your Presentation
The Program Committee seeks presentations that will address the concerns of continuing
Educators—from the novice to the experienced and from both credit and non-credit programming areas. Proposals will be evaluated and selected based on the following criteria:

• Complete description and quality of content
• Adherence to focus on continuing higher education
• Application of content to practice

We encourage presenters to engage the audience and make the sessions as interactive as possible. When submitting the proposal please rank your preference of presentation format to one of the following:

• Thinking Concurrent (60-75 minutes): Primarily lecture and information-sharing with questions and answers from the audience

• Doing Workshop (90-120 minutes): Highly interactive sessions focusing on group and individual participation

• Including Roundtable (60 minutes): Facilitated discussions hosted by presenter(s) in an open format

Submission Deadline: Mon Mar 28 2016, 4:00pm CDT

Conference Date: 
Oct 17 2016 - Oct 19 2016
Application/Proposal Deadline: 
Mar 28 2016
New Orleans, LA
Contact Email:
Association for Continuing Higher Education