ERIC Number: ED321830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
How To Develop and Manage a Course Equivalence Agreement Program.
Butte Coll., Oroville, CA.
Drawing from the experiences of Butte Community College (BCC), this report offers guidance on developing agreements regarding college and high school course equivalents and on managing a course equivalence agreement program. Part 1 begins by explaining that the program goal of encouraging high school students to go to college is achieved by allowing the students to earn college credits while still in high school. This is accomplished through agreements between high school and college faculty that a given high school course is equal to a course in the college curriculum. After listing the benefits of these agreements, part 1 considers the types of courses involved (e.g., introductory or developmental courses); and the steps in developing course equivalent agreements. A sample agreement establishing the equivalency of a high school typing class and a college keyboarding class is provided. The agreement describes proficiency requirements and core competencies and includes a course outline. This section concludes with BCC's guidelines for developing an equivalence agreement. Part 2 focuses on program management, including a summary of the stages in the overall process and detailed discussions of the roles and responsibilities of the high schools and colleges at each stage. The high schools' responsibilities are identified as completing statements of intent to participate, sending beginning-of-year enrollment data to the college, awarding college equivalency credit for course completion, and sending a final report to the college. College responsibilities include granting college credit to entering students, tracking student progress, and awarding certificates and degrees. Relevant forms are attached. (GFW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Butte Coll., Oroville, CA.