Presentation on theme: "CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT: A SOLUTION OR A PROBLEM? Dan Crump, Chair, Occupational Education Committee Jane Patton, Chair, Educational Policies Committee Beth."— Presentation transcript:
CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT: A SOLUTION OR A PROBLEM? Dan Crump, Chair, Occupational Education Committee Jane Patton, Chair, Educational Policies Committee Beth Smith, Chair, Equity & Diversity Action Committee ASCCC FALL 2008
RESOLUTIONS GUIDING US 4.01 (Fall 2007)---expanding opportunities for concurrent enrollment 4.02 (Fall 2007)---including of CCC faculty in local and statewide discussions about concurrent enrollment 4.01 (Spring 2008)---implementing recommendations from ASCCC paper Minors on Campus in regards to concurrent enrollment
DEFINITIONS Concurrent--- AKA “Dual Enrollment” High school or ROCP students simultaneously take one or more college courses. A related practice: “Dual Credit” means student gets both H.S. and college credit.
VARIATIONS H.S. student goes to the college after school. College offers courses at school site. Instructor may be regular college faculty or H.S. teacher who meets minimum qualifications Tech prep & articulated H.S. courses Credit given immediately (credit by exam) When credit is held “in escrow” (after residency requirement is fulfilled), few students get credit Middle College Partnership Academies
CALIFORNIA EXAMPLES 6% of Calif. HS students concurrently enrolled (in 2003; more today). Santa Barbara CC offers over 110 courses in 32 disciplines. Health Professions High School (Sacramento City College and Sacramento City Unified School District) integrates healthcare career standards with a rigorous academic curriculum. See handout
WHY? Introduces students to college Gives students a jump start on credits Encourages at risk students to stay in HS and consider college Benefits diverse students the most Connects schools & colleges (various benefits) Meets many of the current state’s needs.
TITLE 5 AND LEGAL ADVISORY 2003 (SB 338, Scott) Degree-applicable courses (“advanced scholastic or vocational work) 5% summer school limitation 2006 (SB 1303, Runner) 2008 (SB 1437, Padilla) www.leginfo.ca.gov for text of bills www.leginfo.ca.gov Legal Advisory 05-01 (Chancellor’s Office) Q&A about concurrent enrollment issues www.cccco.eduwww.cccco.edu (System Office/Divisions/Legal Affairs)
LEGISLATION PASSED THIS SUMMER: SB 1437 (PADILLA) Extends current provisions (from SB 1303---2006) to January 1, 2014 Exempts high school students from the 5% summer limitation rule if they meet one of the following: 1) course meets IGETC or CSU GE requirements 2) college-level CTE course in a sequence leading to a degree or certificate 3) assists students to pass CAHSEE (note: there are some other restrictions with this one)
NEW LEGISLATION BEING DISCUSSED Best if class is held at college with college faculty College faculty control to set limits (which courses and # of students in each class) Local control; flexibility Funding Minors in class Colleges need strong policies Student readiness factors No decisions yet! We solicit your input.
FACULTY PERSPECTIVES How is curriculum affected? Why would community college faculty be interested? What infrastructure needs to be in place? What role does the local academic senate play? What role do counselors and instructors play?
MINORS ON CAMPUS: UNDERAGE STUDENTS AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES ASCCC 2006 Paper Obligations of instructors to students Child abuse reporting Admissions & Records office’s obligation to faculty FERPA Curriculum integrity College liabilities
RESOURCES Community College Research Center (CCRC) http://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu Dual Enrollment Policies & Practices: Earning College Credit in Calif. High Schools http://www.concurrentcourses.org/publications.html http://www.concurrentcourses.org/publications.html Minors on Campus: Underage Students in Community Colleges www.asccc.org www.asccc.org Connect Ed http://www.connectedcalifornia.orghttp://www.connectedcalifornia.org National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (accredits) http://www.nacep.org/
DISCUSSION What would our goal/purpose be (to expand opportunities)? What concerns do you have? What advice would you give to the task group? How can we help colleges develop effective policies & practices? How do faculty outside of CTE programs feel? Others?