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Fac2Fac Conference Schedule

2024 Conferences

Spring 2024 Conference: Innovations in Credentialing

The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) invites you to a statewide faculty conference to celebrate the many innovations in credentialing that have emerged over the last year, including Colorado's engagement in the national Credential As You Go (CAYG) movement, and successful efforts to implement Senate Bill 22-192 on Stackable Credential Pathways. The day will feature moderated panels and interest sessions to share state-level innovations and connections to national trends; promising practices in incremental credentialing; and connections to industry partners and skills-based hiring.

Date: Friday, March 8

Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Auraria Campus - St. Cajetan's, 101 Lawrence Way, Denver

02/13/2024 ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the high interest and the limited capacity at St. Cajetan's, we are happy to share there will be a remote option to attend the morning and lunch panels only. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer a remote option for the afternoon breakout sessions. If you previously registered to attend and would now like to attend remotely, please: 

  1. Register for the remote conference option using the link below.
  2. Email Christina Carrillo at christina.carrillo@dhe.state.co.us to release your in-person spot. This will allow space for those who would like to attend in person. 

02/14/2024 UPDATE: Registration for attending in-person is now CLOSED. Please reach out to Christina Carrillo at christina.carrillo@dhe.state.co.us for questions. 

Conference Documents:

Conference Goals:

  • Celebrate Colorado's innovation through the CAYG national initiative and implementation of Stackable Credential Pathways (SB22-192)
  • Demonstrate and further the connections between efforts in Colorado and the national movement in credentialing and skill-based hiring
  • Expand coalitions of faculty, employers, and other innovators engaged in credentialing innovation
  • Develop strategies for continued progress and sustainability of efforts in credentialing 

Who Should Attend This Conference?

  • Faculty experts in curriculum and credential development, competency/skill mapping, assessment, and articulation
  • Institutional leaders and administrators responsible for academic programs and curriculum, assessment and accreditation, and inter-institutional partnerships
  • Academic advisors who work with both certificate- and degree-seeking students, including non-credit programs
  • Industry and non-profit leaders in the learn-and-earn ecosystem

 

Please direct any questions to Christina Carrillo at christina.carrillo@dhe.state.co.us

2023 Conferences

Fall 2023 Conference: Agriculture Pathways

Date: Friday, September 22

Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Colorado State University SPUR Campus, Terra Building - 4777 National Western Drive, Denver

UPDATE -- Registration is now closed. Please contact Christina Carrillo at christina.carrillo@dhe.state.co.us for additional information.

Driving directions to the CSU Spur Campus

from the north

  • Take I-25 south to 58th Ave. (exit 215)
  • Travel east on 58th Ave.
  • Turn south onto Franklin St.
  • Continue onto National Western Drive

from the south

  • Take I-25 north to I-70 east
  • Travel east on I-70 to Washington St. (exit 206)
  • Turn north onto Washington St.
  • Turn east onto E. 47th Ave.
  • E. 47th Ave. turns into E. 46th Ave.
  • Turn north onto National Western Drive

Address for GPS: 4777 National Western Drive, Denver, CO 80216

Parking: All visitors are directed to park in Lot N. Please see campus map -- Lot N is shown as number 5 while the Terra Building is shown as number 2. Parking is free. 

Conference Documents

Conference Goals:

  • Review academic pathways that prepare students for careers in agriculture and related fields; identify opportunities to strengthen existing pathways and expand options for students at the associate and baccalaureate level.
  • "Revisit, Revise, and Renew" existing Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements (STAAs: associate to bachelor's degree pathways) to improve their Simplicity, Transparency, Equity, and Portability. 
  • Identify potential obstacles to more frequent use of STAAs and recommend course changes and other strategies for overcoming these obstacles. 
  • Strengthen collaborative and collegial relationships among faculty from different institutions, as well as between faculty, academic advisors, and industry partners. 

Who Should Attend This Conference? 

  • Four-year university faculty who teach or develop curriculum for degree programs in ag business, ag education, animal science, equine science, fermentation sciences, horticulture business management, and soil & crop sciences.
  • Two-year college faculty who teach or advise students interested in pursuing bachelor's degrees and careers in ag business, ag education, animal science, equine science, fermentation sciences, horticulture business management, and soil & crop sciences. 
  • Academic administrators who are engaged in program development, curriculum design, and transfer initiatives related to one of the listed areas.
  • Academic advisors, transfer coordinators, and others deeply familiar with the use of STAAs by faculty, current and prospective students, families, and high school counselors. 

 

Please direct any questions to Christina Carrillo at christina.carrillo@dhe.state.co.us 

 

 

Spring 2023 Conference: Building Credential Pathways

After a three-year hiatus, the Department of Higher Education is pleased to once again host our statewide faculty conference in person! 

Date: Friday, April 14

Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Auraria Campus, North Classroom Building, 1200 Larimer Street, Denver

UPDATE -- Registration is now closed. Please contact Christina Carrillo at christina.carrillo@dhe.state.co.us for additional information. 

Conference Documents

Conference Goals:

  • Expand knowledge of the evolving credentialing ecosystem and opportunities for institutions of higher education to be at the forefront of change
  • Empower faculty to lead efforts to create new credentials that meet learner and workforce needs
  • Share progress on implementation of SB22-192 (stackable credential pathways initiative) and engage participants in building out pathways in:
    • Behavioral Health
    • Computer Programming/Developer
    • Cybersecurity
    • Education
    • Healthcare
  • Develop a framework for a statewide equivalency matrix that accommodates postsecondary, industry, and other non-degree credentials

Who should attend this event?

  • Faculty from disciplines aligned with one of the five credential pathways:
    • Behavioral Health
    • Computer Programming/Developer
    • Cybersecurity
    • Education
    • Healthcare
  • Faculty experts in curriculum and credential development, competency/skill mapping, assessment, and articulation
  • Institutional leaders and administrators responsible for academic programs and curriculum, assessment and accreditation, and inter-institutional partnerships
  • Academic advisors who work with both certificate- and degree-seeking students, including with non-credit programs

NOTE TO ATTENDEES:

Please add your voice to the conversation! The conference will elevate existing partnerships and innovative work already occurring across the state while identifying ways to better serve Colorado's students through clearer, more efficient, and more effective pathways through postsecondary education. Bring your catalog of courses or academic plans for related and potentially-related certificates and degrees offered by your institution (including those in development). We will spend the morning in industry/pathway-specific faculty work sessions getting familiar with innovations already in play across the state, and the afternoon in the same groups digging deeply into what pathways are available to students and how we can best align education and training opportunities so students gain early exposure to their career fields and maintain momentum as they come to higher ed for upskilling and further education. 

  • Behavioral Health -- Join your faculty colleagues from across the state as we look at the innovative work happening across the institutions of higher education to address Colorado's mental health crisis. During our morning faculty work session, we will hear about a brand new set of microcredentials developed by Colorado Community College System behavioral health faculty designed to meet employers' need for more and better trained entry-level positions. We hope this discussion will spark needed conversations around what microcredentialing can look like in bachelor- and master's degree-awarding institutions, and whether and how credential stackability can occur within and across institutions. In our afternoon faculty work session, we will delve deeply into the certificate and degree landscape across our Colorado institutions of higher education to surface the possible credentials and credential pathways that learner/earners can currently pursue and how we might best meet each student where they are and effectively and efficiently provide them the next-level learning and credentials needed (including associate, bachelors, and master's degrees) to get where they are headed in their careers. Your voice matters so please plan to join us!
  • Cybersecurity and Computer Programmer/Developer -- Join your faculty colleagues from across the state as we look at how stackable credential pathways are shaping up in IT, cybersecurity, and software development across our many institutions. During our morning faculty work sessions, we will look at how subject matter experts from Colorado Community College System have engaged in work to crosswalk the competencies of several in-demand entry-level IT industry certification to courses offered at community colleges across the state in an effort to facilitate Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) and will consider whether and how similar CPL opportunities exist in IT programs at other colleges and universities across the state. In our afternoon faculty work session, we will explore the interinstitutional articulation agreements that currently exist in cyber, IT, and software development, and whether and where there are opportunities to create and market to students stackable credential pathways that both meet a student where they are effectively and efficiently provide them the next-level learning and credentials (including associate, bachelors, and master's degrees) needed to get where they are headed in their careers. Your voice matters so please plan to join us!
  • Education -- Join community college and university faculty colleagues from early childhood and K12 educator prep programs from across the state for a day of learning and innovation. In the morning faculty work session, we will stare with a quick overview of the state of Senate Bill 23-087. From there, we will highlight several innovative apprenticeship programs in early childhood education and K12 education and discuss how these work-based learning programs align with traditional for-credit course educator preparation programs. In the afternoon faculty work session, we will delve more deeply into question of stackability of learning experiences, certificates and degrees and consider how we can best communicate options for continued learning to Colorado's learner/earners interested in becoming educators. 
  • Healthcare -- Join your faculty colleagues from across the state as we look at how to best support learner/earners as they move from entry-level experiences and education in healthcare through the next steps along their chosen career path. The Healthcare Stackable Credential Pathways Leadership Team is working to develop a student-focused, employer-informed career lattice that helps illustrate the multiple career opportunities open to students in healthcare regardless of interests and prior educational, employment, or credential background. In the morning faculty work session, we will engage in conversations around current practice across the state's colleges and universities with regard to valued vs. required prerequisites to courses and within the selective admission process. Another area of discussion will be the various paths from LPN to RN to BSN and how these are communicated to students. In the afternoon faculty work session, we will consider whether and where opportunities exist to recognize learner/earners' work-based learning experiences as they move through the healthcare career lattice to support credit for prior learning where possible. 
  • Administrators/Institutional Leadership -- Join postsecondary leaders from across the state as we continue the conversation with Nan Travers and Melissa Goldberg, our keynote speakers. In this interactive session, participants will share the innovations occurring at their institutions as well as discuss some of the questions and challenges that exist as Colorado's postsecondary institutions work to innovate in order to better meet learner/earners where they are on their career and college trajectory.

 

Please direct any questions to Christina Carrillo at christina.carrillo@dhe.state.co.us

2022 Conferences

Spring 2022 Conference

When: April 22, 2022, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

UPDATE -- Registration is now closed. Please email Christina Carrillo, Academic Policy Officer and Advocate, at christina.carrillo@dhe.state.co.us for additional information.

We are asking attendees to register for our first all-virtual Faculty-to-Faculty conference no later than COB Wednesday, April 20, 2022. This will enable us to prepare breakout rooms accordingly. We encourage faculty to register by COB Friday, April 15, 2022, to receive materials a week in advance of the conference. Please note registrations between April 15 and April 20 will still be honored; however, those attendees may not receive conference materials that are not posted here in advance. Please register using this link. Attendees will receive a confirmation email and a personalized Zoom link upon registration. We are hosting four separate tracks for this conference:

AP African American Studies

Biology Statewide Transfer Agreement

Industry Certifications and Postsecondary Pathways

International Baccalaureate Mathematics

Conference Documents

Conference Goals:

  • AP AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
    • Review the curriculum for the future Advanced Placement course in African American Studies and determine alignment with the content and competencies of one of more categories in GT Pathways;
    • Explore opportunities to develop advanced collegiate studies opportunities for students who complete the AP African American Studies course;
    • Advise on the potential addition of a multicultural/social justice course requirement to GT Pathways
  • BIOLOGY
    • Continue efforts to “Revisit, Revise, and Renew” the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement in Biology to improves its Simplicity, Transparency, and Portability;
    • Consider separate agreements for students pursuing 1) health/medical/cellular major/concentrations; 2) field/environmental/general biology majors/concentrations; 3) other majors/concentrations as deemed viable and beneficial to students; 
    • Discuss development of a genetics course that better aligns with pathways
  • INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS
    • Review recommendations from CCCS faculty for transferable course credit awards for select industry certification in computer science and technology;
    • Affirm alignment with GT Pathways or courses in a Statewide Degree Transfer Agreement if merited;
    • Advise on how industry certifications might be incorporated as a learning opportunity within degree pathways
  • MATHEMATICS
    • Review the revised International Baccalaureate Maths curriculum to 1) affirm alignment of revised courses with GT-MA1; 2) affirm/determine MA1 institutional course equivalencies for IB exam scores of 4; 3) affirm/determine institutional course credit awards for IB exam scores of 5, 6, and 7

Who should attend this conference?

  • AP AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES FACULTY
  • BIOLOGY FACULTY AND ACADEMIC ADVISORS
  • INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS
  • MATHEMATICS FACULTY AND ACADEMIC ADVISORS
  • GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM COORDINATORS AND SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
2020 Conferences

Fall 2020 Conference

After careful consideration and consultation with faculty and other institutional representatives, the Academic Affairs team has decided to cancel the Fall 2020 Faculty-to-Faculty conference that was originally scheduled for Friday, October 23. CDHE staff are developing a schedule to facilitate the continued work of faculty groups that began revising their Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements/Degrees with Designation during the 2019-2020 academic year. Department staff will reach out to those faculty groups in the coming weeks to schedule virtual meetings, which will be tentatively scheduled for Friday mornings, starting in mid-October. Once this schedule is finalized, it will be posted here.

 

Spring 2020 Conference

When: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, 2019
Where: Pikes Peak Community College – Centennial Campus
5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Registration is now closed

Conference Documents

Conference Goals:

  • “Revisit, Revise, and Renew” existing Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements (STAAs) in selected disciplines/program areas to improve their Simplicity, Transparency, and Portability.
  • Affirm the content knowledge and competencies associated with the bachelor’s degree and ensure that the collection of courses in the STAAs best prepare students for success in upper-division study and in the field upon graduation.
  • Identify potential obstacles to more frequent use of STAAs and recommend course changes and other strategies for overcoming these obstacles.
  • Strengthen collaborative and collegial relationships among faculty from different institutions, particularly between two-year and four-year institutions.
  • Continue efforts to develop a Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement in engineering.

Who Should Attend This Conference?

  • Four-year university faculty who teach or develop curriculum for degree programs in Anthropology, Communications, Criminal Justice, Economics, Elementary Education, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Philosophy, and Sociology.
  • Two-year college faculty who teach or advise students interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees and careers in Anthropology, Communications, Criminal Justice, Economics, Elementary Education, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Philosophy, and Sociology.
  • Academic administrators who are engaged in program development, curriculum design, and transfer initiatives related to one of the listed areas.
  • Academic advisors, transfer coordinators, and others deeply familiar with the use of STAAs by faculty, current and prospective students, families, and high school counselors.
2019 Conferences

When: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2019
Where: Colorado State University-Pueblo
2200 Bonforte Blvd
Pueblo, CO 81001

Conference Documents

 

Conference Goals:

  • “Revisit, Revise, and Renew” existing Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements (STAAs) in selected disciplines/program areas to improve their Simplicity, Transparency, and Portability.
  • Affirm the content knowledge and competencies associated with the bachelor’s degree and ensure that the collection of courses in the STAAs best prepare students for success in upper-division study and in the field upon graduation.
  • Identify potential obstacles to more frequent use of STAAs and recommend course changes and other strategies for overcoming these obstacles.
  • Strengthen collaborative and collegial relationships among faculty from different institutions, particularly between two-year and four-year institutions.
  • Continue efforts to develop a Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement in engineering.

 

Who Should Attend This Conference?

  • Four-year university faculty who teach or develop curriculum for degree programs in biology, business, chemistry, early childhood education, elementary education, engineering, physics, and psychology (BA and BS).
  • Two-year college faculty who teach or advise students interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees and careers in biology, business, chemistry, early childhood education, elementary education, engineering, physics, and psychology (BA and BS).
  • Academic administrators who are engaged in program development, curriculum design, and transfer initiatives related to one of the listed areas.
  • Academic advisors, transfer coordinators, and others deeply familiar with the use of STAAs by faculty, current and prospective students, families, and high school counselors.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT COMPUTER SCIENCE FACULTY WILL NOT MEET IN PUEBLO. A conference call will be arranged for the coming weeks to help move forward the STAA in computer science that was discussed at the April 2019 Fac2Fac conference.

 

Spring Fac-2-Fac Conference

  • When: Friday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Arapahoe Community College
    5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
    Littleton, CO 80120
  • Download the agenda

 

Conference Documents

 

Conference Goals:

  • Create new Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements in disciplines/program areas identified based on trends in student enrollment, workforce demands, and faculty interest: computer science, dance, engineering, journalism, and public health.
  • Identify the content knowledge and competencies associated with bachelor’s degree earners in the listed areas and create course/degree plans most likely to lead to their acquisition.
  • Identify, from the perspective of faculty, obstacles that impede student progress toward successful completion of the associate and bachelor’s degree in the listed areas, and strategies for overcoming these obstacles.
  • Strengthen collaborative and collegial relationship among faculty from different institutions, particularly between two-year and four-year institutions.

 

Who Should Attend This Conference?

  • Four-year university faculty who teach or develop curriculum for degree programs in computer science, dance, engineering, journalism, and public health.
  • Two-year college faculty who teach or advise students interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees and careers in computer science, dance, engineering, journalism, and public health.
  • Academic administrators who are engaged in program development, curriculum design, and transfer initiatives related to one of the listed areas.
2018 Conferences

Colorado Momentum Action Summit

Conference Goals:

  1. Deepen understanding of the Complete College America "Momentum Pathways" project and the priority that institution, system, and state-level leaders have placed on the initiative.
  2. Further institutional commitment to scale up implementation of known "Game Changers" to get more students across the degree finish line in a shorter amount of time.
  3. Develop institutional strategies to advance student success through proactive advising; acquisition of college-level skills in writing and math; and use of academic maps and clear pathways to a degree.

Competency-Based Education Faculty & Employer Conference

  • When: Friday, Feb. 16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Lowry Conference Center
    1061 Akron Way, Building 697
    Denver, CO 80230
  • Agenda

Goals:

  • Build momentum for the ideas that came out of the October 2017 Sectors Summit.
  • Explore how competency-based education can better connect higher education, K12 and workforce.
  • Practice building flexibility and acceleration into courses, certificates and degree programs that meet workforce demand and help ensure retention and completion by utilizing competency-based education.

Math Pathways Convening

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    • When: Friday, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    • Where: Lowry Conference Center
      1061 Akron Way, Building 697
      Denver, CO 80230
    • Agenda
2017 Conferences

Fall 2017 Fac2Fac Conference

Guided Pathways to Success: Colorado Statewide Convening - Hosted by the Colorado Department of Higher Education & Colorado State University

We have officially rescheduled the Guided Pathways to Success 2017 Convening for Tuesday, July 25. The event will be held in Fort Collins at Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center, and the agenda will be very similar to the previous version.

2016 Conferences

Fall 2016 Conferences - Logistics

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016, 12:30 – 4:00 pm; Lowry Conference Center - Building No. 697 

 

Friday, November 4, 2016, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm; Lowry Conference Center - Building No. 697 

 

Friday, April 15, 2016; Arapahoe Community College – Littleton Campus, Main Building; 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Conference Outcomes (Click Here)

2015 Conferences

Thursday, October 22, 2015 & Friday, October 23, 2015; 8:30 am - 4:00 pm; CCCS Lowry Conference Center, Bldg No.697

Conference Outcomes (Click here)

 

2014 Conferences

Friday, April 18, 2014; Arapahoe Community College – Littleton, CO; 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

2013 Conferences

Friday, April 5, 2013; CCCS Lowry Conference Center – Denver, CO; 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

 

2012 Conferences

Friday, October 12, 2012; Pikes Peak Community College – Rampart Range campus; 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, April 6, 2012; CCCS Lowry Conference Center; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

2011 Conferences

Friday, October 14, 2011; CCCS Lowry Conference Center; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, April 8, 2011; CCCS Lowry Conference Center; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

2010 Conferences

Friday, October 8, 2010; Sheraton Denver Tech Center, 8:00am – 3:30pm

Friday, April 2, 2010; Sheraton Denver Tech Center, 8:30am – 4:00pm

NOTEAttendance will be limited to only those who attended the Fall 2009 Faculty to Faculty Conference.

2009 Conferences

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Transfer Guide Discussions - (Sheraton Denver Tech Center)

Articulation Agreement Discussions - (Arapahoe Community College)

2008 Conferences

Friday, October 10, 2008 (Sheraton Denver Tech Center)

2007 Conferences

Friday, October 12, 2007

2006 Conferences

Friday, October 13, 2006

2005 Conferences

Friday, October 14, 2005