ERIC Number: ED467457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Inside Track: Two Experts Discuss Dual Enrollment.
League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Laguna Hills, CA.
In this paper, the Vice President for Instruction at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in North Carolina, and the president of Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) in Utah discuss the dual-enrollment programs at their institutions. Central Piedmont's 15-year-old concurrent enrollment (CE) system encompasses two programs: Concurrent Enrollment and College Experience. Both programs offer the opportunity for any 16-year-old student within the county to take college-level coursework. The two programs use differing means of assessing student progress. In comparison, Salt Lake Community College began offering CE courses in 1989 and has three methods of enrollment: classes are offered in the high schools by qualifying high school teachers, cosmetology courses are offered in satellites and high schools using college faculty, and a limited number of classes are offered through distance education. SLCC found that 2001 CE English students had a mean GPA of 3.48, compared with 3.29 for other students, while the CE students' mean math GPA was 2.48, compared with 2.44 for other students. Both administrators agree that parental support is a crucial element in student success in CE programs. The administrators describe the requirements, limitations, and successes of their respective programs. (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Dual Enrollment, Educational Innovation, Educational Methods, Educational Opportunities, Enrollment, High School Students, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Nontraditional Education, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Laguna Hills, CA.