An Overview of Community College Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment in Academic & Career/Technical Education Joan Davis Haynes, Ph.D. Associate Executive Director for Academic and Student Affairs Mississippi Community College Board Shawn Mackey, Ed.D. Associate Executive Director for Workforce, Career & Technical Education Mississippi Community College Board Today’s Goal • Provide an overview of dual credit and dual enrollment in academic and career/technical education in Mississippi’s community/junior colleges • Highlight changes made in the 2011 Legislative Session to Mississippi statute Contact Information Joan Davis Haynes, Ph.D. Associate Executive Director for Academic and Student Affairs Mississippi Community College Board 601-432-6106 [email protected] Shawn C. Mackey, Ed.D. Associate Executive Director for Workforce, Career and Technical Education Mississippi Community College Board 601-432-6351 [email protected] Mississippi Statute • Changes in Mississippi Statute in 2011 – House Bill 1163, Senate Bill 2389 & Senate Bill 2869 – Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended • • • • • §37-15-37 §37-15-38 §37-15-39 §37-29-1 §37-101-28 Mississippi Statute • § 37-15-37 – Repealed by HB 1163 – Previously stated IHL dual enrollment standards • § 37-15-39 – Removed language defining dual enrollment • § 37-29-1 – Previously stated MCCB dual enrollment standards Mississippi Statute • § 37-101-28 – Repealed by HB 1163 – Previously stated articulation agreement standards • § 37-15-38 – Added language to include both IHL and MCCB dual credit/dual enrollment standards – Defined dual credit and dual enrollment § 37-15-38 • Definitions • Establishes dual enrollment program for MDE, IHL and MCCB • Eligibility • Admission criteria • Tuition and cost responsibility • Transportation responsibility • Program allowances § 37-15-38 • School district average daily attendance credit • High school student transcript transfer requirements • Determining factor of prerequisites for courses • Ineligible/eligible courses • Instructor qualifications § 37-15-38 • Process for determining articulation of curriculum between high school, university, and community and junior college courses • High school Carnegie unit equivalency • Course alignment • Maximum dual credits allowed • Guidance on local agreements Definitions Dual Enrollment (§37-15-38) – A dual enrolled student is a student who is enrolled in a community or junior college or state institution of higher learning while enrolled in high school. Definitions Dual Credit (§37-15-38) – A dual credit student is a student who is enrolled in a community or junior college or state institution of higher learning while enrolled in high school and who is receiving high school and college credit for postsecondary coursework. Academic Maximum Allowable Credits • Dual Enrollment – student’s can earn up to a semester's worth of college credit in high school (semester’s worth = 15 college credit hours) • Dual Credit – unlimited number of college credits Academic Eligibility Criteria Recommendation Option 1 • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all high school courses and • Successful completion of 14 core high school units and/or junior status and • Written recommendation from school principal or guidance counselor Academic Eligibility Criteria Recommendation Option 2 • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all high school courses and • A minimum composite ACT score of 30 or the equivalent SAT score and • Written recommendation from school principal or guidance counselor CTE Eligibility Criteria Recommendation • Criteria for eligibility is determined by each college • Memorandums of Agreement must be signed with local school districts • Must meet the same admission criteria as a traditional students • Written recommendation from school principal or guidance counselor College or University Decides • Course pre-requisites • Placement • Instructor • Teaching site • Teaching schedule • Tuition & fees (sometimes negotiable) Academic Dual Credit Course Offerings • List of 58 courses approved by all 15 community colleges • Courses within the academic general education core • Courses within the statewide articulation agreement with IHL • No developmental education courses High School Carnegie Unit Equivalency • One (1) three-hour college course is equal to one-half (1/2) high school Carnegie unit. • A full Carnegie unit may be awarded for a three-hour college course upon approval of the local superintendent. • Partial credit agreements may be developed. Useful Academic Links • Statewide Academic Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement • http://www.sbcjc.cc.ms.us/Pdfs/Pg/StatewideAcademicD C-DEArticulationAgreement.pdf • Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Community/Junior College Point of Contacts • http://www.sbcjc.cc.ms.us/Pdfs/Pg/Cjcpointofcontact.pdf Useful CTE Links • CTE Statewide Articulation Agreement • http://www.mccb.edu/pdfs/ct/StatewideArtManua l2010.pdf • Community College CTE Directory • http://www.mccb.edu/pdfs/ct/cctodadirectory.pdf Questions?