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2018 Associate Degree Forum

Community and Technical Colleges are undergoing massive transformation. Budgets are shrinking, vacant full-time faculty positions are being replaced with adjunct faculty, and existing faculty are expected to do more with less in an environment that is becoming more competitive.

Associate degree schools must re-tool to meet the new realities of this changing landscape. How do you rise above the competition? What sets you apart in the eyes of prospective students? What innovative solutions are you offering to prepare your students for continuing their education or starting a career?

We invite you to attend an event that seeks to answer these questions. The ACBSP Associate Degree Forum will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, TX.

Topics To Be Covered

You’ll learn about programmatic business accreditation through ACBSP and how achieving this accreditation helps you:

  • Secure articulation agreements with four-year schools
  • Assess the quality of your curriculum
  • Validate the effectiveness of your teaching methods
  • Measure your student learning outcomes
  • Connect with a community of associate degree schools that share your challenges and find solutions through shared best practices

A preliminary agenda is available below.

Associate Degree Forum

Sponsored By:

Peregrine Academics

Registration Details

ACBSP Associate Degree Forum
Irving, Texas
Friday, March 23, 2018

The registration fee is $100 per Prospective or ACBSP Member. The fee covers the luncheon, breaks, and other materials. The fee is fully refundable after attending the Forum.

Hotel room with bed

Hotel & Accommodations

Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel
4440 West John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, Texas 75063 United States
Phone: 972.929.8400

Room rate for this event is $136, for stays beginning on March 22.
Book online, through the link below, by March 1, 2018 to secure the group rate.



Attendees are responsible for their own transportation.

The hotel and venue are located next to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

For those flying into DFW, the Sheraton has a shuttle that will pick up attendees and take them to the hotel.

For those arriving via Dallas Love Field (DAL), there is a DART rail that will take them to DFW via the green or orange line where they can then get the shuttle to the hotel. The cost for that is $2.50.

Tentative Schedule

The schedule, including panel discussion topics, is still being finalized. A completed schedule will be provided on-site.

9:00 AM10:00 AMNetworking Breakfast
10:00 AM12:00 PMOverview of Specialized Associate Degree Program Accreditation
12:00 PM1:00 PMKeynote Luncheon: "Overview of the Federal Legislative Landscape"
Jeffrey Alderman, ACBSP President & CEO
1:00 PM2:00 PMPanel Discussion: "Assessing the Quality of your Curriculum & Best Practices"
2:00 PM3:00 PMPanel Discussion: "Transforming Student Success through Recruitment, Retention, and Re-entry"
3:00 PM3:15 PMBreak
3:15 PM4:00 PMPanel Discussion: "Connecting with 4-year School through Articulation/Open Forum"
4:00 PM Adjourn

Questions & Concerns

For questions or assistance, contact ACBSP at 913.339.9356 or

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