2014 National Conference
Over the years, the ACCUPLACER National Conference has offered K-12 and Higher Ed professionals the opportunity to engage in deeper discussions around issues in education today, and discover effective tools, strategies and best practices to give students access to opportunity and success.
Dates: June 12-13, 2014
Location: Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis IN
Discounted Conference Registration Fee is $275. Offer ends 3/3/2014.
Discounted Hotel Registration Fee is $160. Offer ends 4/18/2014. Book Hotel!
Call for Proposals
The theme for this year’s conference is Accelerate Access. It is our goal to engage in meaningful conversations and propose strategies that will help create stronger connections between higher education institutions and the K-12 system. In other words, how do we put a greater emphasis on a K-16 alignment?
Discussion topics to consider:
• Is the key to increasing college readiness and graduation rates an emphasis on stronger connections between Higher Ed and K-12?
• How do we ensure that regardless of the students’ plans for college and/or career – we prepare them for life, meaningful work and citizenship? AND in a way that is engaging, motivating and provides the opportunity to be successful whatever pathway chosen?
• What tools and strategies ensure students’ success in high school, college and beyond?
We welcome proposals that explore these questions and focus on data-driven results and best practices.
Senior Vice President, Membership & Higher Education Engagement
The College Board
By mobilizing the College Board’s 6,000-plus member institutions, Frank plays an integral role in advancing the College Board’s goal of college completion by working in partnership with our members to deliver rigorous instruction, meaningful assessments, and access to opportunity.
Frank’s 30-plus years in education span across both K–12 and higher education. He began his career as a general science teacher and coach, and then served in a range of positions at Texas A&M University, including director of admissions and dean of the College of Education and Human Services. Within the Texas A&M University System, Frank served as vice chancellor of academic affairs and vice chancellor of recruitment and diversity.
A former College Board Trustee, Frank has been a member of numerous boards and committees, including the North American Society for Sport Management, the Commerce Independent School District, and the Developmental Education Subcommittee of the P–16 Council of the Texas Education Agency.
A father of two, Frank was a first-generation college graduate, enrolling at Louisiana College. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in education and health, recreation and physical education from the University of Alabama.