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ACHE 2014

October 27–29, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Community Partnerships: Exploring and Expanding Your Face to Face Learning Opportunities

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM–11:30 AM PDT
Concurrent Session 6
Session Description

Work with your peers to explore potential community partnerships for the delivery of face to face credit and non-credit professional development opportunities. Participants will share, explore, and document a map and plan for the following: flexible financial models, potential community partners, mission alignment planning, curriculum models, marketing strategies, enrollment management considerations, and impact assessment approaches.

Session Focus
Credit Programming
Non-Credit Programming
Professional Development
Session Audience
Program Directors
Program Staff
Deans & Senior Administrators

Primary Presenter

Edward A. Howard, Virginia Commonwealth University
Contact information; 804-828-8819

Brief Bio

Edward Howard is the Director of Continuing Studies in the Division of Community Engagement at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has worked in the development and delivery of continuing and professional studies opportunities for adults at VCU since 1996.

In his role as the Director of Continuing Studies, Edward acts as a liaison to all areas of the university and the community for the development and incubation of new off campus educational programs and opportunities. Edward is also the current Program Director for the off campus Master of Interdisciplinary Studies – Interdisciplinary Art program which serves art educators at locations throughout the state of Virginia.

Additional Presenter #1

Eleanor S. Sharp, Virginia Commonwealth University
Contact Information; 804-828-8831

Brief Bio

Eleanor Sharp is the Program Manager for the Office of Continuing Studies in the Division of Community Engagement at Virginia Commonwealth University. Eleanor's background in teaching adults is the foundation of her passion and expertise in adult learning and development. She joined VCU's Office of Continuing Studies in 2010 and coordinates off campus courses, program and contract classes across the Commonwealth of Virginia for adult learners in an array of fields.

Additional Presenter #2

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