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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

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

Purdue calumet dual credit program
Purdue Calumet Dual Credit Program “Are students prepared for college?”

  • 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
Creation of Dual Credit Courses: “Are students prepared for college?”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
Courses Offered at HAST in 2012-2013 “Are students prepared for college?”

  • 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
Quality control and Inter-Rater Reliability “Are students prepared for college?”

  • 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
Assessment of Student Learning “Are students prepared for college?”

Lessons Learned from 2009-2011 “Are students prepared for college?”Courses 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
Moving Forward “Are students prepared for college?”

  • 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
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.