Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - Friday, March 25, 2016

Online registration is now closed. You may still register for the 2016 Spring CAEP Conference onsite, by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) only.

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Pre-Conference Workshops: Wednesday, March 23

ONLINE registration ends February 24, 2016
Using Data for Programmatic Continuous Improvement and the Preparation of Data Literacy for Educators
Ellen Mandinach, WestED
The workshop will address two emerging issues that impact teacher preparation programs: the use of data to inform the continuous improvement of programs and the integration of data literacy as an essential skill set into teacher preparation. Rather than viewing data-driven decision making as a heavy-handed, accountability issue, schools of education can come to see that data can be helpful to facilitate improvement.

Bonus! Content Validity and Inter-rater Reliability
Maria del Carmen Salazar, University of Denver; Stevie Chepko, CAEP
Attendees will view teaching clips and attempt to establish inter-rater reliabilty using a common instrument. The second
part of the session will share with attendees the Lawshe method for establishing content validity.
(limited to the first 150 individuals)
$200 $200
Workshop Policy: No refunds will be issued for the Workshops. Workshops require separate registration and fee. Registration does NOT include housing, travel or personal expenses. No day or guest passes are offered.
  ONLINE registration ends February 24, 2016 ONSITE
CAEP Pathway Workshops

Register for a Pathway Workshop and SAVE $50 on registration! To qualify, registration for the Pathway Workshop and the conference must be at the same time.
IB Pathway Workshop
CAEP Accreditation Staff
This workshop will help educator preparation providers (EPPs) plan for and write the Inquiry Brief self-study report in preparation for a CAEP visit.  Participants will learn how to interpret and implement recommendations in the Accreditation Manual, Evidence Guide, and Assessment Rubrics to build their case for CAEP accreditation via the IB Pathway.  Focused attention will be paid to common challenges faced by Brief authors, new expectations within the IB Pathway under CAEP, and an overview of what happens after the site visit.  Bring a self-study work-in-progress to get feedback on format, content, and presentation of evidence.
(limited to the first 100 individuals)
$200 $200
SI/TI Pathway Workshop
CAEP Accreditation Staff
The purpose of this workshop is to prepare for a review under the 2013 CAEP Standards. Leaders at educator preparation providers (EPPs) will be provided guidance on how plan for the review from writing a Selected Improvement or Transformation Initiative self-study report to hosting an onsite visit. Participants will learn how to make their case for meeting the CAEP Standards using valid and reliable evidence to support their claims. Additional discussions will focus on the Selected Improvement Plan (SIP) and Transformation Initiative Project (TIP).
(limited to the first 100 individuals)
$200 $200
Workshop Policy: No refunds will be issued for the Workshops. Workshops require separate registration and fee. Registration does NOT include housing, travel or personal expenses. No day or guest passes are offered.

Conference: Thursday, March 24 - Friday, March 25


ONLINE registration ends February 24, 2016



$635 /person

$635 /person

Consultation invitations are prioritized by site visit date. Consultations allow the EPP to connect with a CAEP staff member to answer questions they may have concerning the accreditation or program review process. 

Consultation registration will open approximately four weeks prior to the event.  One registered attendee from each EPP will receive a registration code. The EPP determines the individual who will receive the code and the code can be used to sign up for one consultation with one staff member. Each consultation can have as many members of the EPP as they like attend and will last 20 minutes. Once the EPP has registered for a consultation, it cannot be changed.

Onsite Registration
Registration for consultations can only be done through personal agreement between registered attendees and staff. You may email CAEP staff or come to the consultations site to see whether an individual can consult at a time other than indicated by his or her schedule.


CAEP accepts:

• Visa, MasterCard (you will receive a confirmation email upon payment) and
• Purchase Order/Check payments (you will receive a confirmation email upon receipt and after processing) 

If you have just registered, and did not receive a confirmation email, please contact

International Attendees
Citizens of many countries need visas to enter the United States. To find out if you will need a tourist visa and how to apply, visit the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs 
Should you require an official letter of invitation from CAEP, please contact Monica Siengo, Executive Assistant, Global Affairs.

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be received in writing via Registrations cannot be cancelled over the telephone. Cancellation notification must be received by February 24, 2016. All refund requests received after this date will be denied. Refunds will be issued by check to the person or institution/organization that originally issued payment. Refund payments will not be processed until after the conference; please allow up to six weeks for processing.

Written Cancellation Received


October 21, 2015  – December 23, 2015

Full refund of monies paid (less $150 administrative fee per registration record)

December 24, 2015 – February 24, 2016

50% refund

February 25, 2016 – March 25, 2016

No refunds

Substitution Policy
After registration, you may make a name substitution online. You will need to provide your registration number and e-mail address to log in. Substitutions are permitted as long as they are from the same institution and the request is received prior to the registration deadline: February 24, 2016. Substitutions after February 24 will only be processed onsite. 

Nationwide Event Inclement Weather Policy
CAEP conferences will be cancelled due to inclement weather or other causes beyond its control (including, but not limited to, flood, fire, or natural disasters) only if the venue and/or location of the event is closed or provides notice to CAEP of its inability to hold the event, or if the local government declares an emergency status is in effect for the location of the event.

If a CAEP conference is cancelled due to inclement weather or other causes beyond its control as set forth herein, every attempt will be made to reschedule the event and your registration fee will be applied to the rescheduled event date. If CAEP is unable to reschedule the event, your registration fee will be refunded or be applied to the next CAEP Conference. Any travel expenses that may have been incurred cannot be refunded under any circumstances. If the CAEP event is held, but weather conditions (whether forecasted or actualized) prohibit you from traveling, CAEP will not provide a refund for your registration fee.

CAEP Conference Guidelines and Policies

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Hilton San Diego Bayfront

One Park Blvd., 
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 564-3333

Reserve by Wednesday, March 2, 2016 to receive the CAEP Room Rate (while space is available)

Room Rate:  
• Single/double rate: $230  
• Sales tax: 8%
• Hotel occupancy tax: 12.65% taxes are applied per room, per night and are subject to change without notice


Online Reservations:
Toll-free: 1800-HILTONS and mention the group code, CAEP

Method of Room Guarantee
A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each reservation. 

Cancellation Policy
Should a guest cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least three (3) working days prior to arrival, and a cancellation number is obtained.
Early Departure Fee
Guest wishing to avoid an early checkout fee ($75) should advise the Hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay. 

Travel Information

The Bayfront San Diego Hilton is located on the San Diego Bay.  From San Diego International Airport it is an approximately $24 cab ride.

Schedule at a Glance

Schedule at a Glance

CAEPCon has gone green and will not provide printed programs. 

A full program will be available for download prior to the conference.


Wednesday, March 23           

7:00 AM – 4:00 PM                                Registration Open

7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Professional Learning Communities

(By Invitation: Indigo 204B, Lv. 2)

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Focus Group

(By Invitation: Indigo 204A, Lv. 2)
4:00 AM – 5:00 PM Afternoon Plenary

Preconference Workshops (separate registration required)
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast (Workshop Attendees)
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Using Data for Programmatic Continuous Improvement and the Preparation of Data Literacy for Educators
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Content Validity and Inter-rater Reliability
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Inquiry Brief Pathway (IB) Workshop*
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Selected Improvement Pathway (SI)* Workshop*
*Note: NCATE and TEAC legacy accreditation will not be covered

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM                                  Afternoon Plenary

Thursday, March 24, 2016       

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast            

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM                                  Registration Open

7:00 AM – 4:00 PM                                 Exhibits Open

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM                                 Breakout Sessions      

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM                                 Consultations (by appointment)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Complimentary Lunch

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                               Product Theaters

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Afternoon Coffee Break

Friday, March 25, 2016 

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast                         

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM                                Registration Open
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM                               Exhibits Open

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM                               Breakout Sessions

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM                               Consultations (by appointment)

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor Information
CAEP invites you to participate and partner with the only national educator preparation accreditation body. Every year, CAEP hosts two conferences with teacher preparation professionals from colleges and universities, alternate pathway providers, state education representatives, and more. Learn more about the audience and sponsorship opportunities at the 2016 Spring CAEP Conference. 

Exhibitor Application
Start here to showcase your company at the CAEPCon. Send completed forms electronically or by mail to Stacey Trey, Director of Meetings and Events.

Floor Plan 
Detailed information on the floor plan and specs for the exhibition space.
Exhibit Rules and Regulations
Dive deeper into the fine print.
Product Theater Rules and Regulations 
Considering hosting a live product theater at CAEPCon? This resource details the rules, fees, materials, and more for your planning.



Presentation Slides from the 2016 Spring CAEP Conference

Preconference Workshops
Using Data for Programmatic Continuous Improvement and the Preparation of Data Literacy for Educators  Ellen B. Mandinach, WestEd
Content Validity and Inter-rater Reliability
Presentation: 1, 2
Maria Salazar, University of Denver; Stevie Chepko, CAEP
Inquiry Brief Pathway (IB) Workshop 

Handouts: 1, 2, 3, 4
Glenda Breaux, CAEP; Brad Duncan, CAEP
Selected Improvement Pathway (SI) Workshop Francisco Jaimes, CAEP; Tatiana Rivadeneyra, CAEP 
 BREAKOUT I: Thursday, March 24 | 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Aligning Standards with Reality: What Early-Career Teachers Wish They Had Known Before Day One [Standard 4]  Lauren Graves, Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board; Kim Walters-Parker, Woodford County High School, KY 
CAEP Standard 1: Teachers Know Their Content and Teach Effectively

Handouts: 1, 2
Stevie Chepko, CAEP; Tatiana Rivadeneyra, CAEP 
Data, Data, Data! Building Capacity to Leverage Systematic Change Rihab Saadeddine, Rowan University; Monika Williams Shealey, Rowan University; Lisa Vernon-Dotson, Rowan University
Embedding an Assessment of Dispositions into an Educator Preparation Program [Standard 3] Laura Allen, Trinity University; Sally Ingles, Indiana Wesleyan University; Monica Riley, Mississippi University for Women; Gillian Stewart-Wells, Judson University; Betsy VanDeusen-MacLeod, Central Michigan University
Facilitating Continuous Improvement through Reporting Capabilities Developed within an Electronic Assessment System [Standard 5] Blake Adams, University of Mississippi; Smitty Horne, Southern Arkansas; Kaye Pepper, University of Mississippi; David Rock, University of Mississippi
Leading the Transformation: Finding our Voice to Guide Teacher Preparation Policy Blake West, National Education Association (NEA)
The CAEP Accreditation Experience—A Panel discussion Bonnie Beach, University of Southern Indiana; Malina Monaco, North Carolina State University; Richard Rice, CAEP
BREAKOUT II: Thursday, March 24 | 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Assessment in Educational Leadership Programs: A View from California Deborah Erickson, Point Loma Nazarene University
CAEP Standard 2: Partnerships for Practice Stevie Chepko, CAEP
CAEP’s Information Management Tool: AIMS Frank Huang, CAEP
How Program Review Fits into the CAEP Accreditation Process—A Panel Discussion Banhi Bhattacharya, CAEP; Brad Duncan, CAEP; Patty Garvin, CAEP
New Initiatives in Addressing Diversity:  Increasing the Efficacy of Effort Through Research-Based Planning and Implementation

Ivan Banks, Florida Gulf Coast University; Carolynne Gischel, Florida Gulf Coast University;  Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, California State University at Long Beach; Cynthia, Grutzik, California State University at Long Beach; Robert Kenny, Florida Gulf Coast University; Peggy Sullivan, Florida Gulf Coast University; Willis Walter, Jr., Bethune-Cookman Univeristy; X. Charles Wang, Florida Gulf Coast University; Scott Jackson Dantley, CAEP
University Education Students' Evaluation of the Character and Caring of Their Instructors Dan Shepherd, Missouri Western State University
Wielding Occam’s Razor: Effectively Utilizing Minimal Evidences for Maximum Impact Michael Maher, North Carolina State Univeristy; Malina Monaco, North Carolina State University
BREAKOUT III: Thursday, March 24 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Report from AACTE: Professional Development through Online Professional Seminars (OPS) Sandra Doran HigherEdLearning Consulting Group; Tim Finklea, Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; Linda McKee, Association of Colleges for Teacher Education;  Mark Meyers, Xavier University; Debbie Rickey, Grand Canyon University
Accreditation Pathways and Program Review Options Brad Duncan, CAEP; Monica Crouch, CAEP
Applying for CAEP Accreditation Richard Rice, CAEP
CAEP Standard 3: Attracting and Retaining High Quality Candidates Stevie Chepko, CAEP
Demystifying Assessment Validity and Reliability [Standard 5] Susan Gracia, Rhode Island College
How to ROCK the CAEP: Having the Right Dispositions, People, and Data
John McConnell, Austin Peay State University
How to Write a Self-Study Report for the Selected Improvement (SI) Pathway
Francisco Jaimes, CAEP; Tatiana Rivadeneyra, CAEP
Preparing for CAEP Through the Lens of an Early Adopter from an HBCUs Perspective Robert Carr, Alcorn State University; Catherine Gilchrist Scott, Morris College; Scott Jackson Dantley, CAEP
BREAKOUT IV: Thursday, March 24 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
CAEP State Alliance Clinical Experiences Design Team

Handouts: 1, 2, 3
Vanessa Anton, Northeastern State University; Diane Fogarty, Loyola Marymount University; John Henning, Monmouth University; Lynne Mills, Auburn University Montgomery; Carol Ryan, Northern Kentucky University
Feedback and Updates on Elementary Standards Diane Barone, International Literacy Association; Banhi Bhattacharya, CAEP
How to Write a Self-Study Report for the Inquiry Brief (IB) Pathway

Handouts: 1, 2
Glenda Breaux, CAEP; Brad Duncan, CAEP
Measures of Teacher Impact on P-12 Students: CAEP Standard 4 Stevie Chepko, CAEP
Preparing a Successful Self-Study Report: Lessons from Fall 2015 Submissions Margie Crutchfield, CAEP Advisor
The Dean’s Role in the CAEP Accreditation Process  - A Panel Discussion Robert Carr, Alcorn University; Chris Givner, SUNY Fredonia; Michael Maher, North Carolina State University; David Tjaden, CAEP
BREAKOUT V: Thursday, March 24 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CAEP Standard 5: Data-Driven Continuous Improvement

Glenda Breaux, CAEP
CAEP State Alliance Clinical Partnership Design Team Courtney Glazer, Cameron, Univeristy; Lisa Hyde, Athens State University; Shirley Lefever-Davis, Wichita State University; Amanda Lester, AACTE; Donna Mahar, SUNY Empire State College; Kimberly Nettleton, Morehead State University; Christy Smith, University at Albany, SUNY; Vicki Templet, Tulane University; Jason Wingate, Troy University
Determining Inter-rater Reliability for Instruments Used in the CAEP Accreditation Process

Maria Salazar, University of Denver
How to Write a Self-Study Report for the Transformation Initiative (TI) Pathway Richard Rice, CAEP; Tatiana Rivadeneyra, CAEP
Understanding CAEP Fees and Accreditation Costs Keisha Walker, CAEP
Using the Model Code of Ethics for Educators to Prepare Preservice Educators for Ethical Decisions [Standard 3] Katherine Bassett, National Network of State Teachers of the Year; Anne Marie Fenton, Georgia Professional Standards Commission; Troy Hutchings, Educational Testing Service; Phillip S. Rogers, National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
Where Are They Now? Following Up With Program Completers For Multiple Layers of Inquiry [Standard 5] Sherry Dismuke, Boise State University; Carolyn Loffer, Boise State University; Jennifer Snow, Boise State University
BREAKOUT VI: Friday, March 25 | 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Bringing the Margins to the Center of Teacher Preparation: Portrait of a TPP Weaving Diversity Across the CAEP Standards  Maria Salazar, University of Denver
Meeting CAEP’s Requirements for EPP-Created Assessments: Putting It All Together Margie Crutchfield, CAEP Advisor; Deb Eldridge, CAEP Advisor
Meeting the Challenges for Advanced Program Standards Stevie Chepko, CAEP
SPA Success Stories-A Panel Discussion
Presentations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Monica Crouch, CAEP
Strengthening Clinical Practice by Forming Mutually Facilitated Partnerships [Standard 2] Trudy Abel, Oakland City University; Mitzi Nelson, Bethel University; Sheila O'Briant, Bethel University
The Use of Simulation Based Learning to Enhance Preservice Teachers' Understanding of the Educational Needs of Diverse Learners [Standard 2] Melanie Bishop, Missouri Baptist University; David Collum, Missouri Baptist University; Tim Delicath, Missouri Baptist University
BREAKOUT VII: Friday, March 25 | 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Establishing Content Validity Stevie Chepko, CAEP
Getting Ready for CAEP: Creating Digital Key Assessments Within a Data Management System [Standard 5] Marilyn Haller, Dallas Baptist University
Making a Case 

Handouts: 1, 2, 3
Glenda Breaux, CAEP
Overview of the Optional Early Instrument Review David Tjaden, CAEP
P-20 Collaboratives: Ideas for Implementation [Standard 2] Angie Gant, Georgia Professional Standards Commission; Paige Tompkins, Mercer University
Reaching Greater Relevance Through Revised Partnerships [Standard 2] Jay Fiene, California State University, San Bernardino; Marita L. Mahoney, California State University, San Bernardino; Michael Verdi, California State University, San Bernardino
Report from AACTE: Professional Development through Online Professional Seminars (OPS) Sandra Doran HigherEdLearning Consulting Group; Tim Finklea, Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; Linda McKee, Association of Colleges for Teacher Education;  Mark Meyers, Xavier University; Debbie Rickey, Grand Canyon University
BREAKOUT VIII: Friday, March 25 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Building and Using a Data-Process Map for Improving Process Efficiency and Data Quality James P. Van Overschelde, Texas State University
Curriculum-based Evaluation (CBE) to Determine Content Knowledge of Candidates for Special Education Endorsement [Standard 1] Gail Coulter, Western Washington University; Keith Hyatt, Western Washington University; Michael C. Lambert, Western Washington University; LeAnne Robinson, Western Washington University
Planning for an On-site Visit

Cole Bowers, CAEP; Glenda Breaux, CAEP; Brad Duncan, CAEP; David Tjaden, CAEP
The DIY Movement to Diversify the Teacher Workforce [Standard 3] Amy Dee, George Fox University; Heather Herrera, New York University
Using Local Survey Data to Monitor and Improve the Implementation of Student Teaching and Field Experiences Cynthia Bice, Lindenwood University; Emma Espel, Regional Education Laboratory Central; Beth Kania-Gosche, Lindenwood University; Stephen Meyer, Regional Education Laboratory Central