Attend the National Dual Mission Summit in Colorado
Hosted by Colorado Mountain College with support from presenting sponsor Lumina Foundation
The fourth annual national summit examining the rapidly growing national movement of dual mission colleges and universities will be held in Glenwood Springs, Colorado November 2-4, 2022.
- Examine the role of dual mission institutions
- Network with professionals who are experts in the dual mission model
- Define the future of the dual mission movement
Keynote speakers include Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Nassar Paydar and ACE President Ted Mitchell.
Thursday, November 3, 2022
|All Day||Arrivals and registration||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|8:30 - 9:30am||Breakfast buffet||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|9:30 - 11:00am||Welcome & opening plenary||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|11:00 - 11:30am||Break||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|11:30 - 12:30pm||Breakouts||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|12:30 - 2:00pm||Lunch||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|2:15 - 3:15pm||Breakout sessions||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|3:15 - 3:30pm||Break||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|3:30 - 4:30pm||Call to action session||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|4:30 - 5:30pm||Break||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|5:30 - 8:00pm||Dinner reception & keynote address||Morgridge Commons|
Friday, November 4, 2022
|7:30 - 8:30am||Breakfast buffet||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|8:30 - 9:45pm||Welcome & opening plenary||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|10:00 - 11:15am||Breakout sessions||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|11:30 - 1:00pm||Lunch & town hall discussion & closing||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
|1:00pm||Explore Glenwood Springs||CMC Spring Valley Campus|
About dual mission institutions
Dual mission institutions generally offer a blend of certificate programs and associate degrees as well as bachelor’s degrees under one roof. They also recognize that today's learners need and want a mix of liberal arts and hands-on career skills training.
Dual mission institutions may be either public or private, but are generally open access and significantly more affordable than other colleges and universities. Other key pillars of dual mission institutions include: streamlined pathways for students, nimble operational structures, and close-knit community and workforce partnerships. Because of their “hybrid” nature, they may also not “fit” well in traditional Carnegie or other post-secondary classification systems.
For the past several years, dual mission institutions have joined together to hold summits in Utah. Organizers of these conferences have identified an estimated 400 colleges and universities that qualify or operate as dual mission institutions in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and beyond. Efforts are underway to gather information and data to more accurately report and formalize the network.
The dual mission model has been featured in several leading publications and conference panels examining the future of higher education:
2020 Dual Mission Virtual Summit
Keynote Presentation & Presidential Panel featuring Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO of Lumina Foundation. Following Merisotis’s presentation, hear from Presidents Hauser, Mortensen, Tuminez, Williams and Dr. Hanna on the role and importance of the dual-mission model in higher education.