DAY 1 Sunday, February 26, 2017
7 a.m.–5 p.m.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
9:30–11:30 a.m.Beyond the AP Capstone Classroom: Skills-Based Knowledge and Service Learning in AP
This session will present new information about how the AP Capstone program and the new AP with WE Service learning modules are influencing the admissions and enrollment narrative.Connecting Students to Opportunity: College Advising Tips, Tools, and Resources
Join this interactive session to learn about best practice strategies in college advising.Data Tools for Recruiting in the New Assessment Landscape
Learn about the increasing value of leveraging College Board Search to connect with prospective students here in the Midwest and across the country.
2:45–3:45 p.m.Fisher II's Implications for Colleges and Universities
In this session you'll learn more about the Supreme Court's decision in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case.Operation 1600: What's New with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy?
Hear the inside scoop on who is using the world-class SAT practice resources on satpractice.org and what kind of results they’re getting.The Affordability Equation: Trends in College Prices, Financial Aid, Student Debt, and Payoff
As the price of college and student debt levels continue to rise, many students and families are questioning whether college is still worth it.The Role of Mentoring in the Career Arc of an AP Teacher
In this session, we’ll explore the benefits of peer-to-peer professional development using the AP Mentoring program as a case study.Effective Pathways Through Community College and University Partnerships
A discussion of the Falcon Express program, which was designed with the goal of simultaneous admission and real-time transcription of community college/university credit.
4–5 p.m.AP Insight: A Strategic Focus to AP Course Mastery
Learn how to help more students attain college success with AP Insight.Beyond Tolerance: Assessing and Advocating for LGBTQ Youth
School counselors, teachers, administrators, and college admission personnel can be strong voices on behalf of LGBTQ youth.Eye on Washington: The Post-Election Outlook for Higher Education
Session participants will review the latest news about the new administration and will consider possible repercussions of the 2016 election.Increasing Gateway Course Completion
Ivy Tech Community College scaled a statewide remediation reform by implementing the co-requisite model.It's How You Go, Not Where: The Gallup-Purdue Index
For years, the value of a college degree has been measured not by the most important outcomes of a college degree, but by the easiest to assess.
DAY 2 Monday, February 27, 2017
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
9:15–10:15 a.m.Building High School-Higher Education Partnerships through AP
The panel will share best practices for creating a stronger higher education–high school collaboration.Constructing a Framework for Dealing with School Closures
Join us for a discussion on how surrounding institutions are affected by the closing of a major community college. We'll host a rich discussion on what comes next for the students impacted.Predicting the Future: Early FAFSA and Prior-Prior Year
Participants will develop strategies for conducting PPY-related benchmarking on their campuses and will leave equipped to better plan for the effects of Prior-Prior Year for 2017-18 and beyond.The College Admission Landscape: A Panel Discussion
Participants will brainstorm new strategies to support students and parents throughout the college admission process.Trends and Impacts of Statewide Assessments
During this roundtable discussion, school leaders will discuss the impact of different assessment models on teaching and learning.
10:30–11:30 a.m.Academic Assembly Meeting
Join us to learn what the College Board's Academic Assembly Council has been working on this year and help shape its agenda for 2017/18.Holistic Admission: Successfully Meeting Mission-Driven Enrollment Goals
This session will explore how a selection of institutions with very different missions and enrollment goals have successfully introduced and employed holistic reviews.Professional Judgment and Prior-Prior Year (PPY): Considerations for Aid
Join a panel of seasoned financial aid professionals as they share professional judgment case studies and their approach to managing special circumstance appeals in a post PPY world.Successful Strategies for Building a Strong AP Program
This session will discuss the strategic plan that North Kansas City used to expand AP course offerings in order to prepare students for college and career success.The Midwestern Educational Landscape: 13 States in 60 Minutes
In this session, members of the State Government Relations team will provide a state-by-state overview of the 13 states in the Midwestern Region.
11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
2:15–3:15 p.m.Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act - What It Means for College Admissions
With the changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act, educational organizations find themselves taking a fresh look at the work they do.College Scholarship Service Assembly Meeting
Join us to learn what the College Board's College Scholarship Service (CSS) Assembly Council has been working on this year and help shape its agenda for 2017/18.SAT Suite Reporting Made Easy: Find Just What You Need and Use It Efficiently
This session is designed to make life easier for counselors as they access and use data from the SAT Suite of Assessments’ enhanced online reports.Turning Observations into Actions: Translating Data into Student Growth
This session will take the audience on a journey through the experiences district coaches have observed in classrooms across the country.
4–5 p.m.Birds of a Feather: Resource and Information Sharing for Financial Aid Professionals
Please join us for an active and informative conversation that will include topics such as best practices for Prior Prior Year and dealing with conflicting information.Guidance and Admission Assembly Meeting
Join us to learn what the College Board’s Guidance and Admission Assembly Council has been working on this year and help shape its agenda for 2017/18.Redefining Ready! National College and Career Readiness Indicators
This session will discuss Redefining Ready!, a national campaign to introduce a new multi-metric, research-based approach to determine what it means to be college ready, career ready, and life ready.The AP Program: Changes, Developments, and Updates
In this session, AP Program leaders will provide detailed information on program changes designed to provide more students with the opportunity to engage in AP courses and exams.What Is Institutional Methodology and How Does It Work?
Case studies will be used to explain the differences between Institutional Methodology and Federal Methodology so participants will gain a greater understanding of both why and how institutions use IM.
DAY 3 Tuesday, February 28, 2017
9:15–10:15 a.m.Authentic Career Exploration Drives Better Student Course Planning
Learn about the tools that students have access to, the research behind the platform, and the connection with more effective course selection.Breaking Down Barriers and Opening Access to AP for All
This session will focus on how to create a culture that promotes AP to all students.The Midwestern Educational Landscape: 13 States in 60 Minutes
In this session, members of the State Government Relations team will provide a state-by-state overview of the 13 states in the Midwestern Region.The SAT and Admission Practice Roundtable
This session will provide opportunities to share how colleges and universities have dealt with the impacts of the new scores and concordance tables.The School Counselor Toolkit: Assessments, Scores, and Reporting
In this interactive session, school counselors will learn about the benefits and resources found within the online scoring portal for the SAT Suite of Assessments.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.