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Accelerating Degree Attainment: Dual Credit Courses . Academic Partnerships and Dual Credit Courses 2012-2013 HAST Parent Presentation April 8, 2012. A Call to Action by the State of Indiana: Assessable, Affordable, Accountable. Indiana Commission of Higher Education (September 2008)

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Accelerating Degree Attainment: Dual Credit Courses

Academic Partnerships and

Dual Credit Courses


HAST Parent Presentation

April 8, 2012

A Call to Action by the State of Indiana:Assessable, Affordable, Accountable

Indiana Commission of Higher Education (September 2008)

  • Moving beyond college access to degree success

  • Ensuring college is affordable

  • Embracing accountability for results

  • In Indiana, only 36% of high school graduates earn a college degree in 4 years, 57% do so in 6 years.

Gap in Perceptions of High School and University Faculty, “Are students prepared for college?”

Purdue Calumet Dual Credit Program

  • Certified by the Indiana Commission of Higher Education and the Indiana Department of Education.

  • Recognized by the United States Department of Education.

  • Ensure rigor and overall quality of courses. The courses at HAST are PUC courses.

  • Ensure that students develop foundational skills that are essential to college attainment and workforce readiness. These include oral and written communication skills, critical thinking skills, and problem solving techniques.

  • Strive to prepare students to be successful in our ever changing global society.

Creation of Dual Credit Courses:HAST and PUC Faculty Partnerships

  • University Lead faculty member paired with a high school teacher (high school teacher will teach the course under the supervision of the university faculty member).

  • Collaborate on curriculum and pedagogy.

  • Align the high school course with the university course.

  • Determine means of assessment/rubrics.

Courses Offered at HAST in 2012-2013

  • All courses are general education and are included in the Indiana College Transfer Library

  • Communication/Speech (Spring 2013)

  • English Composition (Fall 2012)

  • Introduction to Sociology (Spring 2013)

  • Introduction to Psychology (Fall 2012)

Quality control and Inter-Rater Reliability

  • Blind grading of random samples (15%)

  • Different metrics used including Krippendorf’s Alpha,

    Standard Deviation, and Pearson Correlation

  • Quantitative/Standardized Assessment (common exams)

Assessment of Student Learning

Lessons Learned from 2009-2011Courses taught at the high school were rigorous university courses and the unique and evolving faculty partnerships worked to achieve demonstrated and measurable quality

  • Ensured quality and integrity of university curriculum

  • Rigorous instruction through the unique partnership

  • 1900 credit hours earned by students in the first year

  • 87% of students earned college credit

  • Overall student assessment of learning was excellent!

Moving Forward

  • Courses have been selected for next year.

  • Faculty are currently collaborating on curriculum development.

  • Students will begin the process of admission and registration in the coming weeks.

  • Students will be billed by PUC when admission and registration is complete. Free and reduced lunch students will not be charged.

  • English Composition and Introduction to Psychology cost $25 per credit hour ($75). Introduction to Communication and Introduction to Sociology are $101.55 per credit hour ($304.65).

Applying for the Dual Credit program with Purdue University Calumet

  • Complete the Dual Credit application by May 31st for Fall semester (applications will be handed out tonight and also available in the Guidance Office).

  • Parent and student sign application.

  • Turn in application to Guidance Office for Principal or Guidance Counselor approval and signature by May 31st. Transcripts will be attached to each application by the Guidance Office

  • Applications and transcripts will be picked up by a Purdue University Calumet representative on June1st.

  • Students will receive a letter once the applications are processed.

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