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1 Dual Credit in the Illinois Community College System

2 Dual Credit What we are going to talk about –Difference between Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment –Different models of Dual Credit offered at community colleges –A discussion of how the ICCB ensures quality ICCB Administrative Rules The Recognition process –Overview of the data –Taking questions

3 The Difference between dual credit and dual enrollment Dual Credit Academically qualified students enrolled in high school enroll in a college-level course and, upon successful course completion, concurrently earns both college credit and high school credit.

4 The Difference between dual credit and dual enrollment Dual Enrollment Academically qualified students enrolled in high school and also enrolled in a college level course at the community college. Upon successful course completion the students exclusively earn college credit. High school credit is not necessarily earned.

5 The Difference between dual credit and dual enrollment Dual Credit Concurrently earns college credit and high school credit Reflects strong / well established secondary- post secondary articulation and alignment Dual Enrollment College credit is earned Does not require or reflect secondary-post secondary articulation and alignment Often student initiated, not administratively facilitated High School credit is not necessarily awarded

6 The Difference between dual credit and dual enrollment Dual Credit –A college course, offered for high school credit NOT VICE-VERSA

7 What is Dual Credit? Dual Credit –Courses can be offered at the college, high school, area career center, online, or via distance learning –Core and/or Career Courses can be offered Must be IAI approved OR First-year courses in an AAS degree program –Instructors must meet community college faculty requirements

8 Models of Dual Credit Basically three Standard Models Other arrangements may exist that are variations of these models

9 Model C: taught at college, by college instructor Model B: taught at high school, by college instructor Model A: taught at high school, by high school teacher Models of Dual Credit

10 Models of Dual Credit: Model A Model A: taught at high school, by high school teacher College verifies instructor credentials College meets with teacher/school to discuss course/policies. These include faculty to faculty conversations about student learning objectives, student outcomes, prerequisites, etc. Course Approved Revisions needed before course can be offered College creates the course section, prepares for enrollment College confirms with school course offering and registration details

11 Models of Dual Credit: Model B Model B: taught at high school, by college faculty College locates suitable instructor full- time or adjunct College creates the course section, prepares for enrollment College confirms with school course offering and registration details College meets with teacher/school to discuss course/policies. These include conversations about student learning objectives, student outcomes, prerequisites, etc.

12 Models of Dual Credit: Model C Model C: taught at college, by college instructor College creates the course section, prepares for enrollment College confirms with school course offering and registration details College locates suitable instructor full- time or adjunct College meets with teacher/school to discuss course/policies. These include conversations about student learning objectives, student outcomes, prerequisites, etc.

13 Models of Dual Credit Person and / or entity delivering instruction may differ Standards are college level Instructors must meet community college faculty requirements Content is the same as college level After a model is determined the process is very similar throughout the system

14 Dual Credit in the Illinois Community College System Ensuring Quality

15 Dual Credit –ICCB Administrative Rules ( ) A. State Laws, Regulations, Accreditation Standards B. Instructors C. Qualification of Students D. Placement Testing and Prerequisites E. Course Offerings F. Course Requirements G. Concurrent Credit

16 Ensuring Quality Dual Credit –ICCB Administrative Rules ( ) A. State Laws, Regulations, Accreditation Standards All state laws, regulations, standards, and policies that apply to courses on campus must also be followed when offering dual credit courses

17 Ensuring Quality Dual Credit –ICCB Administrative Rules ( ) B. Instructors Dual credit instructors must meet the same requirements as instructors who teach the class on-campus. –This includes having the appropriate credentials.

18 Ensuring Quality Dual Credit –ICCB Administrative Rules ( ) C. Qualification of Students Dual credit students: –Have appropriate academic qualifications, –Have a high level of motivation, and –Have adequate time to devote to the dual credit course –Meet all college prerequisites and testing requirements

19 Ensuring Quality Dual Credit –ICCB Administrative Rules ( ) D. Placement Testing and Prerequisites Dual credit students must satisfy all course placement tests or course prerequisites (when applicable) to assure that they have the same qualifications and preparation as other college students.

20 Ensuring Quality Dual Credit –ICCB Administrative Rules ( ) E. Course Offerings Dual credit courses can be either: –transfer courses that have been articulated with senior institutions in Illinois or –first-year courses in ICCB approved associate in applied science degree programs.

21 Ensuring Quality Dual Credit –ICCB Administrative Rules ( ) F. Course Requirements Dual credit courses must be the same as those offered on campus –Same outlines –Same content –Same course prerequisites –Same descriptions –Same requirements –Same learning outcomes –Same methods of evaluating students

22 Dual Credit in the Illinois Community College System Dual Credit –ICCB Administrative Rules ( ) G. Concurrent Credit The same as dual enrollment

23 Ensuring Quality ICCB Recognition Process – –Community colleges must be recognized to be eligible for state funding – –Recognition evaluations are based on a 5 yr cycle – –ICCB staff make an assessment on each individual standard and on a global basis – –All colleges are evaluated on a select number of standards during the same five-year cycle Dual credit included in the cycle

24 Ensuring Quality ICCB Recognition Process – –Dual credit included in the cycle Recognition Standard 1c – Dual Credit Mirrors the 7 Administrative Rules on Dual Credit – –Indicators of Compliance – –Items to be Evaluated

25 Ensuring Quality Examples of what is evaluated – –Campus Dual Credit Policies – –College faculty records / ICCB faculty records – –College student records – –Articulation agreements / program assignment of courses – –Course outlines / syllabi – –SU / SR – –College Recognition self-study

26 Dual Credit in the Illinois Community College System Dual Credit Data

27 Dual Credit in the Illinois Community College System Dual Credit Data –FY07, Dual Credit / Dual Enrollment enrollment trends: Enrollment increased 15.6% over FY06 Enrollment increased 126.3% over FY02

28 Dual Credit in the Illinois Community College System Dual Credit Data –From 2001 to ,750 students were enrolled in Dual Credit / Dual Enrollment courses in Illinois Community Colleges 9353 courses a year were offered for dual credit on average 123,019 students were served by the P-16 Grant Enrollments increased at an annual rate of 18.16% from FY02 to FY07

29 Dual Credit in the Illinois Community College System

30 The largest enrollment was in English Composition (7795 students were enrolled) Source: FY07 SU/SR data

31 Dual Credit in the Illinois Community College System Dual Credit Data - Top 10 Enrollments CourseEnrollments English Composition7923 General Office4920 Business Technology3070 General Psychology2688 Administrative Assistant2470 Computer Programming2385 General History2303 Math2261 Comp Sys Networking & Telecommunications2080 Occupational Orientation1868 Source: FY07 SU/SR data

32 Dual Credit in the Illinois Community College System Dual Credit Data - Top 5 CTE Enrollments General Office4920 Business Technology3070 Administrative Assistant2470 Computer Programming2348 Comp Sys Networking & Telecommunications2080 Source: FY07 SU/SR data

33 Dual Credit in the Illinois Community College System Dual Credit Data - Top 5 Transfer Enrollments English Composition7795 General Psychology2686 General History2303 Math2261 Spanish1730 Source: FY07 SU/SR data

34 Dual Credit in Summary There is no one model for community colleges. Community colleges and the courses they offer through dual credit are held to high standards that apply throughout the system. The data reflects a significant increase in dual credit.

35 Contact Information Rob Kerr Director for Career & Technical Education Illinois Community College Board 401 E. Capitol Avenue Springfield, IL


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