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Board of Higher Education Meeting | November 10, 2009. Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program (CDEP). Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program. Introduction. Shelley Tinkham, Department of Higher Education Stafford Peat, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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commonwealth dual enrollment program
Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program

Introduction

  • Shelley Tinkham, Department of Higher Education
  • Stafford Peat, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Donna DeSimone, Bunker Hill Community College
  • Scott Greenberg, Framingham State College
  • Liliana Mickle, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • W. Megan Fidler-Carey, TechBoston Academy
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Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program

Definition: Dual Enrollment

  • High school students enroll in college-level course work and receive high school and college credit
  • Excludes developmental coursework
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Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program

Background: State Funded Dual Enrollment

  • Established by the Education Reform Act of 1993 (funded between 1994-2001)
  • Re-established as a pilot program in FY2009
    • Stresses accessibility and collaboration
      • Focus: first-generation college students and STEM
      • Flexible course delivery and use of funds
      • System-wide requirements and standards established by committee
    • Renamed the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program (CDEP)
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Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program

Benefits of Dual Enrollment

  • Student
    • Eases transition from high school to college
    • Indicates college-readiness during the admissions process
    • Improves college performance
    • Reduces time to degree and cost
  • Institutional
    • Improves retention
    • Aids recruitment
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Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program

2008-2009: Enrollment

  • Fall 2002-2007 dual enrollment average: 582
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Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program

Moving Forward

  • FY2010 Budget and Projected Enrollment
    • Allocation: $750,000
    • Projected Enrollment: 2,472 (excludes summer)
  • FY2010 Plans: Program Development
    • Research funding sources to fit the Massachusetts context
    • Strengthen common procedures
    • Implement a robust data collection system
    • Evaluate and monitor outcomes
  • FY2011 Budget Request: $1,000,000 (50% less FY 2009)
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Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program

More Information

On DHE website:www.mass.edu/dualenrollment

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Discussion

Shelley Tinkham, Department of Higher Education

Stafford Peat, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Donna DeSimone, Bunker Hill Community College

Scott Greenberg, Framingham State College

Liliana Mickle, University of Massachusetts Boston

W. Megan Fidler-Carey, TechBoston Academy

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