UACEP March 2020 Conference & Meeting Survey Results

Overall conference rating results – 29 responses
Overall member meeting rating results – 29 responses

What aspects of the UACEP conference and meeting (if you attended) added that most value to you? What did you like?

  • Opportunity for high school and higher education people to interact and collaborate.
  • I really enjoyed the discussions. I learned a lot more than from just one presenter.
  • I learned a lot. 
  • I really liked the format of the discussion groups.
  • It was beneficial to get perspective from other schools and colleges. I picked up a few useful tips that I will implement at my school. It was fun to meet people from other schools. 
  • I really enjoyed the participatory nature of the sessions. Asking questions feedback and solutions. 
  • It was good just to get a better understanding of how CE works at the macro level and why things are done a certain way. 
  • I liked the session format the first day.  It was great to hear what other schools are doing and how they are handling issues.
  • Focusing the breakout groups on discussion topics rather than presentations. 
  • Meeting Secondary Education Partners.
  • I liked having the fact of having school administrators principals teacher counselors come and learn more about concurrent enrollment.  All the sessions offered this week were of value.
  • Ideas from other coordinators and administrators of best practices
  • It was valuable to hear about other schools issues and either realize we have the same issues and can work together to hopefully solve the problem.  It was great also to realize that in some instances our institution that we work with WSU has a process that does not have as many issues as other institutions (specifically the Parent Permission form).
  • I liked the idea of idea-sharing breakout sessions and that they were duplicated so that we could attend most of what we wanted to talk about.
  • I liked the ability to network with people and I gained insights into the various comments and situations shared.
  • I liked being able to discuss topics of concern.
  • I liked that college advisors were there to talk to.
  • I liked the conversations that were had from the different people.  The format of having a facilitator and then us discuss was great. 
  • I did like the open conversation that occurred between schools and programs to tell of what was going right and what problems or concerns there were.
  • The breakout session after lunch on Tuesday was the most helpful to me.
  • I liked the connection with higher ed admin district CE and CE coordinators. 
  • Breakout Sessions were good. 
  • I liked the interaction with the other participants and the opportunity to be together in the same room with all stakeholders during discussions.
  • I like it when I hear something I didn’t know from presenters and other attendees and can then ask questions from other schools and our University partners.  

What parts of the UACEP conference and meeting (if you attend) did you not like?

  • The breakout sessions were not very effective – more directions would have been appreciated. 
  • We need the correct stakeholders in the room.  Who has the ability to discuss and make potentially needed changes to current high school/higher ed articulation?  We need these people at the conference.
  • I do feel like there needed to be a meeting for just higher ed. In many of the discussions it turned into higher ed vs public ed and it would be nice to share our thoughts without that added pressure. 
  • I felt like most of the sessions I attended were people venting their frustrations with the system. No problems were solved – just venting
  • none
  • My groups were often imbalanced which means we didn’t get a fair representation of all sides.  The lunch was too long. It could have been shorter or you could have used the time for instruction or a large group forum.  But it was otherwise a good group session. 🙂  
  • There were some attendees that used the sessions as a place to air their complaints. This took too much time did not address the issues we were talking about or were just plain annoying. 
  • N/A
  • I felt like most of the sessions turned in to not so much of sharing ideas but more of just complaining about all of our problems.  I didn’t feel like I walked away with much.  
  • I wish I could have gone to all the sessions.
  • The sessions felt too long with too many breaks. 
  • I feel it would have been helpful for those attending that more about the CE program to know who was facilitating sessions. This would have allowed me to gain view points from those/institutions that I can learn more from 
  • Down time.
  • I invited my Curriculum Vice Principal and two Counselors and I think I would have been more comfortable if they had sessions tailored to their roles.  My Counselors do not help students with the Admissions and Registration so I am not sure how valuable the experience was for them.  My Curriculum Vice Principal did say he enjoyed the First Right of Refusal and Teacher qualification sessions.
  • Timing coordination for both days with the 8:00 EventBrite start and 9:00 actual start.  Lack of focused discussion on day 1 breakouts.  Group leaders were trying to tackle vague concerns that gathered a whole lot of issues and ideas that sometimes touched on the problem statement/issue that the breakout group was supposed to address. Day 2 was shorter day – could we have made the session 1.5 days vs. 2 full days or add better time for discussion?  Day 1 sessions in some topics could have used more time.
  • I would have liked to meet with the different colleges to ask specific questions.
  • Some of the sessions kind of turned into a complain session with no real solutions to the problems.
  • I would have liked a few more topics or maybe some question and answers from certain people. 
  • I thought there was a lot of down time that could have been condensed to add more break out sessions or allow for the conference to end a little earlier.
  • The long meeting about switching to non-profit status.
  • It felt like a brainstorm session. Talking about issues and concerns but no real solutions. 
  • We were asked to discuss what wasn’t working. It would have been nice to begin with highlighting positives as it felt negative and gave me a sense of despair. 
  • As much as I liked the interactive participation it was a bit too much for a whole day.    I feel like we talk about issues but never get a report back about any changes or outcomes from the meeting that have taken place as a result of the discussions.
  • More complaints than solutions

What could UACEP do in the future to make the conference and meetings more relevant and add greater value to you?

  • I thought the topics were very relevant 
  • This was my first meeting. I did not know any of the acronyms being used. Maybe newbies can start in a newbie breakout. Or even a handout of New to UACEP here is what you need to know!‚Äù List all the acronyms and what they stand for maybe a flowchart to show how secondary school and higher ed work together.
  • More productive helpful sessions to help us in our job
  • There should be a session where high schools meet with their actual college that they are assigned.  All of my groups had many many complaints and concerns about SLCC and SLCC was not represented in the groups. And then it was insult to injury that the Utah State people or UVU people don’t have the problem or fixed that problem long ago or had great solutions to our problems but they aren’t our school!   Perhaps the 4th session should have been each of the colleges and their high schools. Then we could have taken everything we gleaned from the other sessions and actually come up with real solutions.  Also SLCC might have liked to have defended themselves because some of those sessions yikes! were a roast!  
  • Not sure that there is anything per say. 
  • I feel that it would be more helpful to have at least one session that’s broken up by category…high school coordinators district level coordinators university professionals.
  • more networking time. we did get some of that the second day but there weren’t as many people there.
  • Add more breakout groups by role similar to the Tuesday lunch. Solicit for breakout group topics. 
  • Topics this week were great.  Good job overall!
  • make better use of time.
  • It is always good to hear the legislative updates.  I go mostly to hear if there will be any major changes as to how things are done as far as Admissions Registration New Course Offerings any new information on Pre-requisite requirements etc. I am always especially interested to hear how other schools do things and hear how successful they are so I can glean ideas of how to make my CE program stronger.
  • Improve coordination timing of the event.  Have name tags so that new attendees could more readily get to know names.  Send out a detailed agenda with a brief overview of each discussion session so people could better plan what sessions to participate in. 
  • I like having dedicated speakers address topics of concern and a breakout session for each college.
  • Not sure
  • I am new to CE and would have appreciated a session for new people and counselors that would have more readily spelled out the entire process to get students registered enrolled and prepared for CE.  Because I am new I was left with a lot of questions and other things I didn’t understand because I don’t have any prior CE experience.
  • Conference material access on a web site or a listserv e-mail. This could be done ahead of time and/or after the conference
  • I thought it was great. I didn’t know what to expect. I think it would be good to do a follow-up and have answers to the questions and concerns. 
  • Continue to have open discussions and be sure to follow through with feedback collected so it doesn’t feel like wasted time. 
  • I would like to hear at least one keynote speaker.