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Frequently Asked Questions
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What does CAP do?
What is CAPs Mission and CAPs Vision?
What are CAPs Core Values?
What are CAPs Goals?
Does CAP have a governing board?
How many CAP Members are there?
Do I have to be a member to attend CAP workshops or conferences?
How do I join CAP?

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What does CAP do?
As an advocate for accelerated and alternative formats to education, CAP exists to provide access to higher learning to underserved learner populations, in particular working adults.
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What is CAPs Mission and CAPs Vision?
CAPs Mission Statement: The Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP) is an international membership organization serving professionals who lead, teach, and conduct research in accelerated programs in higher education. As an advocate for accelerated education, CAP enhances collaboration and shares best practices and research findings among its members to design and deliver the most effective accelerated learning for adult and nontraditional students.

CAPs Vision: CAP will be recognized as the leading advocate of accelerated learning in higher education and as the premiere membership organization for providers of accelerated education.
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What are CAPs Core Values?
CAP believes that accelerated learning is an effective and efficient educational process for adult learners;
CAP believes that our members have experiences, knowledge & expertise in accelerated learning to share with one another;
CAP encourages and shares research and assessment in the field of accelerated learning;
CAP believes that accelerated learning provides access to higher learning for a diverse population of learners.
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What are CAPs Goals?
To organize and conduct conferences, workshops, regional meetings and webinars to share innovative policies, practices, and research relevant to accelerated programs;

To provide consulting services for members and non-members;

To develop and share resources, such as CAP’s Model for Good Practice in Accelerated Programs in Higher Education, that will assist accelerated programs with the quality of delivery of courses and programs;

To advocate for accelerated learning as an effective method of educational delivery for adult learners;

To maintain a website, distribute electronic publications, and maintain a resource base dedicated to sharing research, best practices and information about accelerated learning and programs in higher education;

To provide opportunities for member collaboration and information-sharing;

To organize faculty & staff development opportunities that address the unique needs of nontraditional and adult students in accelerated programs;

To expand the membership base and extend outreach to ensure broad representation in accelerated learning;

To collaborate with accelerated programs to conduct research on accelerated learning and offer best practices;

To develop strategies to ensure a self-sustaining organization; and,

To maintain an infrastructure to support the organizational mission and goals.
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Does CAP have a governing board?
Yes, CAP has an elected Board of Officers that includes a Chair, Vice-Chair, Events Officer, Editor, Research Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, Awards Officer, Membership Cultivation Officer, Outreach Officer and 2 Members-at-Large. There is also one (1) voting member from each of CAPs affiliate organizations, Regis University and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). All CAP Members can vote in the elections, which are held annually around the time of the National Conference.
Click here to see the current Board of Officers slate.
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How many CAP Members are there?
As of 01/01/17, there are approximately 205 members of CAP, representing 98 different institutions from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
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Do I have to be a member to attend CAP workshops or conferences?
No, you do not have to be a member of CAP to attend a CAP-sponsored event. However, members do receive discounted event fees and access to resources that non-members must pay a fee for.
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How do I join CAP?
You can join CAP today by clicking HERE. Or, you may contact Jeannie McCarron, CAP Director, at 303-964-5253 or jmccarro@regis.edu to get your membership started quickly.
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