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Tennessee

Representative Mark White of Memphis serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Senator Ferrell Haile of Gallatin and Representatives John DeBerry of Memphis and Bill Dunn of Knoxville are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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How to Register

Registrations for the 2020 Making Schools Work Conference are accepted online. Sign up to be notified when our registration system goes live.

All conference events will be held July 7-10, 2020, in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Your registration fee includes admission to all conference sessions and the exhibit hall, coffee or refreshment breaks, and hot lunches on Wednesday and Thursday. Optional industry tours and special events carry a separate fee for attendees and their spouses/guests, as described below.

Registration Options Register By Date Price
Network
States*
Price:
Non-Network
States
Early Bird Pricing – Full Conference April 1 $395 $445
Regular Pricing – Full Conference July 6 $425 $475
Onsite Registration Pricing – Full Conference July 7-10 $450 $500
One-Day Conference Registration - $200 $225
Spouse/Guest (includes exhibit hall, coffee or refreshment breaks, and lunch ONLY) - $100 $100
Industry Tours - TBA TBA
Tuesday State Networking Lunch - TBA TBA
Thursday Reception and Celebration at Mardi Gras World - TBA TBA

* Network states currently include Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. [Note. This list is subject to change.]

Pay by Credit Card

To pay by credit card, you must register online. We accept Master Card, Visa and Discover.

Pay With Checks or Purchase Orders

If you are paying by check or purchase order, please send payment to:

Southern Regional Education Board

Attn: Making Schools Work Conference

592 Tenth St. NW

Atlanta GA 30318

Cancellations and Refunds

Please submit cancellation and refund requests to us by June 12, 2020. All cancellations received after this date will incur a $100 cancellation fee per canceled attendee; refund requests will be accepted for emergency situations only.

Justify Your Attendance

We can help you share the importance of your conference attendance with others. Our forthcoming Justify Your Attendance guide includes a sample letter, talking points, conference benefits, registration and hotel information, and more.

Have Questions?

Check out our FAQ! You can also email us – we’ll be glad to help.

Communications Permission and Release

Registration for an SREB conference, event or training session constitutes an agreement by the registrant to SREB’s permission to record, videotape and photograph their images or voices and to use, reproduce, publish and display their names, photographs, video images or quoted material in any format or media including, without limitation, printed and electronic publications and materials, press releases, webpages, internet publications and other publications, materials, information and communications, at its discretion, for purposes consistent with its mission and nonprofit status. By registering, participants agree that they are not entitled to receive, and waive any right to, compensation for any such use of their images or voices. Participants who wish to opt out should notify SREB conference, event or training session staff.

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Postsecondary Education

Academic Common Market

A tuition-savings program for *college students in SREB member states who want to pursue degrees not offered by in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the in-state tuition rates.

During calendar year 2017, 2,130 degree programs were available, 152 institutions participated and 3,355 new students were certified for study.

In 2017, 34 Texas students participated in the Academic Common Market, saving, on average, $10,769 each and a collective total of $366,138 in tuition

*Texas only participates at the graduate level.

ACM State Representative: Jessica Acton, Program Director, Academic Coordinating Board, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

SREB.org/ACM >

Regional Contract Program

Gives students the opportunity to earn a professional health degree from participating institutions in other states through in-state tuition rates at public institutions or reduced tuition at private institutions. More than 600 students participate each year.

Number of out-of-state students who enrolled in Texas programs in 2018-19: 12

Residents of other states may contract for entry into Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry and the University of Houston College of Optometry. These Texas institutions received more than $264,000 from other SREB states.

SREB.org/RCP >

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

A nationwide system to offer more high-quality distance education programs for students and ease the regulatory burden on institutions. SREB member states may opt in to offer distance education activities in other SARA states. By participating, colleges and universities in the SREB region save almost $30 million annually.​

Texas is an approved member of SARA.

Colleges and universities in Texas saved $11 million for initial authorization and save $3 million annually on renewals, according to estimates in a return-on-investment study by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

Texas SARA representative: Jessica Acton, Program Director of Academic Quality and Workforce, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

SREB.org/SARA >

Fact Book and Data Exchange

Fact Book

The SREB Fact Book on Higher Education is a compilation of comparative data on topics including demographics; college enrollment, retention, progression and graduation; tuition and fees; student financial aid; state support for postsecondary education; and faculty salaries. The Fact Book is published bi-annually, but the data are updated annually and made available on the SREB website.​

Texas leaders receive the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education and Texas: Featured Facts from the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education.

SREB-State Data Exchange

An annual collection of postsecondary education data that are submitted by representatives (i.e., Data Exchange coordinators) of postsecondary education system offices. The data collected include degrees conferred, student retention and progression, time to degree, student credit hours taken by high school students and by college students in courses using distance education technology, state funding for postsecondary education, and tuition and fees.

SREB-State Data Exchange tables are posted on the SREB website.

Texas’ participating agency and SREB State Data Exchange Coordinator: Julie Eklund, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

SREB.org/FactBook >

Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

Helps expand and strengthen schools of nursing to reduce the critical shortage of nurse educators needed to educate the nation’s registered nurses. The Council surveys institutions for nursing education trends and shares online graduate nursing courses.

As of November 2018, six Texas institutions are members, listed here with their representatives to the Council:

Baylor University: Shelley Conroy, Dean, SREB Nursing Council President
Texas A&M University: Corpus Christi: Julie Anne Hoff, Dean
Texas Christian University: Suzy Lockwood, Interim Dean
Texas Woman’s University: Anita Hufft, Associate Dean
University of Texas at Arlington: Elizabeth Merwin, Dean
University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston: Deborah Jones, Dean

SREB.org/Nursing >

Doctoral Scholars Program

Supports minority students to help them earn Ph.D.s, begin careers at colleges and universities, and diversify campus faculties. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program (DSP) hosts the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the nation’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars, with more than 1,100 attendees. The data below reflect Ph.D. Scholars who are funded by the state or by individual institutions.​

Texas scholars since 1993: 10
Texas scholars funded in 2018-19: 0
2018 Institute attendees from Texas: 94
Graduates since 1993: 6
Graduates currently employed: 5
Percent employed in education: 100

Texas Ph.D. students in the DSP have attended these institutions since 1993:

Baylor University
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at San Antonio

SREB.org/DoctoralScholars >

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Postsecondary Education

Academic Common Market

A tuition-savings program for college students in SREB member states who want to pursue degrees not offered by in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the in-state tuition rates.

During calendar year 2017,  2,130 degree programs were available, 152 institutions participated and 3,355 new students were certified for study.

In 2017, 558 Maryland students participated in Academic Common Market, saving, on average, $16,224 each and a collective total of $9,020,644 in tuition.

ACM State Representative: Jacqueline M. Cade, Education Policy Analyst, Maryland Higher Education Commission

SREB.org/ACM >

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

A nationwide system to offer more high-quality distance education programs for students and ease the regulatory burden on institutions. SREB member states may opt in to offer distance education activities in other SARA states. By participating, colleges and universities in the SREB region save almost $30 million annually.​

Maryland is an approved member of SARA.

Colleges and universities in Maryland saved $4.5 million for initial authorization and save $1.3 million annually on renewals, according to estimates in a return-on-investment study by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

Maryland SARA representative: Bryson Barksdale, Education Analyst, Maryland Higher Education Commission. At-Large (11/2018 – 10/2020): Sharon Spencer, Assistant Vice Provost for Compliance and Reporting at the University of Maryland University College.

SREB.org/SARA >

Fact Book and Data Exchange

Fact Book

The SREB Fact Book on Higher Education is a compilation of comparative data on topics including demographics; college enrollment, retention, progression and graduation; tuition and fees; student financial aid; state support for postsecondary education; and faculty salaries. The Fact Book is published bi-annually, but the data are updated annually and made available on the SREB website.​

Maryland leaders receive the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education and Maryland: Featured Facts From the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education.

SREB-State Data Exchange

An annual collection of postsecondary education data that are submitted by representatives (i.e., Data Exchange coordinators) of postsecondary education system offices. The data collected include degrees conferred, student retention and progression, time to degree, student credit hours taken by high school students and by college students in courses using distance education technology, state funding for postsecondary education, and tuition and fees.

SREB-State Data Exchange tables are posted on the SREB website.

Maryland participating agency and SREB-State Data Exchange Coordinator: Barbara Schmertz, Maryland Higher Education Commission

SREB.org/FactBook >

Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

Helps expand and strengthen schools of nursing to reduce the critical shortage of nurse educators needed to educate the nation’s registered nurses. The Council surveys institutions for nursing education trends and shares online graduate nursing courses.

As of November 2018, two Maryland institutions are members, listed here with their representatives to the Council:

The Johns Hopkins University: Patricia M. Davidson, Dean
University of Maryland at Baltimore: Jane Kirschling, Dean 

SREB.org/Nursing >

Doctoral Scholars Program

Supports minority students to help them earn Ph.D.s, begin careers at colleges and universities, and diversify campus faculties. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program (DSP) hosts the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the nation’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars, with more than 1,100 attendees. The data below reflect Ph.D. Scholars who are funded by the state or by individual institutions.​​

Maryland scholars since 1993: 50
Maryland scholars funded in 2018-19: 5
2018 Institute attendees from Maryland: 54
Graduates since 1993: 32
Graduates currently employed: 27
Percent employed in education: 78

Maryland Ph.D. students in the DSP have attended these institutions since 1993:

John Hopkins University
Morgan State University
University of Maryland – Baltimore
University of Maryland – Baltimore County
University of Maryland – College Park

SREB.org/DoctoralScholars >

Spotlight

FALs Yield High Dividends

Debbie Blankenship

Jeanne Glover, math specialist at the Jonesboro Public Schools district in Jonesboro, Arkansas, was trained in the Mathematics Design Collaborative during the 2013-14 school year with SREB math consultant Amanda Merritt. Glover believes the MDC tools fit well with her K-12 mathematics vision for the district.

So Debbie Blankenship, math teacher at Douglas MacArthur Junior High School, joined two other district teachers for initial MDC training in May 2014.

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Percent of Undergraduate Credit-/Contact Hours Taken by High School Students, SREB States
Fact Book Table 42 (Higher Education: Enrollment & Instructional Delivery Modes Chapter)

OPEN 2019 FACT BOOK TABLE 42 IN EXCEL

What’s in this file?

Credit-hours, contact hours, High school students, United States, West, Midwest, Northeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18.

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Dale Winkler
Vice President, School Improvement

Dale Winkler was named vice president of school improvement in April 2018. He joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2015 as special assistant to the senior vice president of the organization’s school improvement team, where he brings more than 19 years of experience working on issues related to leadership and policy in the area of college and career readiness.