ERIC Number: EJ815420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Strategic Value of Dual Enrollment Programs
Morrison, Michael C.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v83 n7 p26-27 Oct 2008
There are many strategic benefits that can be derived from a partnership program between a community college and regional high schools to offer early college credit to qualified students. Institutional research at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) finds that these "acceleration programs" are improving student outcomes in a number of areas, including academic achievement, graduation and job placement. In this article, the author discusses the benefits of acceleration based on NIACC's research. The author believes that acceleration serves as one of the nation's strategic assets to win the battle against the following perfect storms that are looming across America: (1) workforce shortages; (2) lower educational attainment; (3) global competition; and (4) US economy is losing ground in the world's economy.
Descriptors: Job Placement, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, College Credits, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, High Schools, Higher Education, Global Approach, Educational Improvement, Admission (School), Grade Point Average
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa