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Realizing the Promises of Dual Enrollment: Research and Practices

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This presentation was given at the 2017 ASU+GSV conference by Dr. Ellen Wagner, Hobsons and Dr. Hae Okimoto, University of Hawaii.

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Realizing the Promises of Dual Enrollment: Research and Practices

  1. 1. Realizing the Promises of Dual Enrollment Research and Practices Ellen D. Wagner, Ph.D VP Research, Hobsons Hae Okimoto, Ph.D. Dir Academic Technologies University of Hawaii
  2. 2. Dual credit programs can accelerate programs of study, reduce costs for families, and positively impact the chances of upward transfer success. This dynamic session will highlight the results of recent research with AASA, and AACRAO and will then expand the conversation to share examples of dual credit program success in action in the State of Hawaii System.. Realizing the Promises of Dual Enrollment: Results of Research and Effective Practices
  3. 3. DataAwareness Has Highlighted Understanding about Misalignments inthe US Educational Ecosystem Credits transferred from 2-yr to 4 year programs - ACE Credit earned in high school transferred to colleges - AASA Credit earned in high school transferred to colleges and universities - AACRAO
  4. 4. “Are Dual-Enrollment Programs Overpromising?” – Education Week “Dual-enrollment high school programs are oversold, but they do have value?” – The Washington Post “Poll: Dual Enrollment Vs. College-Ready” - Education Week “Moving Past APs: Dual Enrollment As A Better Path To College” – Forbes “College funding heads to high school, as feds aim to fund dual-enrollment” – The Washington Post Impetus | Dual Enrollment in the News
  5. 5. Dual enrollment and AP/IB course- taking Behavioral problems in high school Strong academic performance in high school College aspirations and planning Enrollment decisions, before and soon after matriculating Participating in student activities Receiving federal financial aid Demographic factors • American Council on Education and Hobsons, April 2017 Improving the Odds| An Empirical Look at Upward Transfer
  6. 6. Dual Enrollment, Dual Credit Dual enrollment refers to courses taught to high school students for which the students receive both high school credit and college credit. Different institutions have different names for dual enrollment, such as “dual credit,” “concurrent enrollment,” or “joint enrollment.” While not technically the same, the terms dual enrollment and dual credit are often used interchangeably. NCES has reported that in 2002-2003 dual credit enrollments reached 1.16 million students. In 2010-2011 dual credit enrollments had reached 2.04 million students, a 75% increase.
  7. 7. Perspectives from K-12 School Administrators: AASA/Hobsons Dual Enrollment Survey, June 2016
  8. 8. Key Points| Dual Enrollment Reflects Strategic Plan
  9. 9. Key Points| Offers Dual Enrollment
  10. 10. Key Points| K-12 Dual Enrollment Partners
  11. 11. Key Points| Benefits of Dual Enrollment
  12. 12. Dual Enrollment in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management Key Points| Barriers to Offering Dual Enrollment
  13. 13. Key Findings from College Registrars: AACRAO/Hobsons Dual Enrollment Survey, November 2016
  14. 14. In the United States. During the 2015-2016 academic year, most (78%) institutions in this sample offered dual enrollment options. Dual Enrollment in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management Key Points| Widely Available
  15. 15. Eighty-six percent accept dual enrollment credit in transfer. Dual Enrollment in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management Key Points| Generally Portable
  16. 16. Dual Enrollment in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management Key Points| Generally Portable 87% 33% 22% 14% 12% We accept most dual enrollment credit Type of post-secondary institution where the dual enrollment credit was earned If our institution offers the course Must be taught by a post-secondary faculty member Other Factors Influencing Whether Credit is Accepted in Transfer
  17. 17. Dual Enrollment in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management Key Points| Faculty Qualifications 87% 7% 2% 5% The same as college instructors Different from college instructors No set minimum qualifications Varied
  18. 18. Fifty-nine percent have incorporated dual enrollment as a strategic enrollment initiative. For example: • Help bridge and enrollment gap • Generate revenue to counter funding challenges • Address the completion agenda Dual Enrollment in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management Key Points| Strategic
  19. 19. Dual Enrollment in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management Key Points | Barriers to Offering Dual Enrollment 2% 2% 5% 6% 8% 10% 13% 13% 14% 19% 20% 29% 44% State legislation Unclear data sharing agreements Lack of credentialed instructors Cost to the school district Lack of standards for earning credit Lack of faculty support Lack of interest from K12 schools/districts Lack of curricular alignment Cost to the student/family Finding time to build partnerships with K12 schools/districts Cost to our institution Other barriers Our institutional culture
  20. 20. OffersDualEnrollment Dual Enrollment in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management 78% Higher Ed 95% K-12 VS.
  21. 21. TopThreeBarrierstoDualEnrollment Dual Enrollment in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management Higher Ed 1. Institutional culture 2. Other barriers 3. Cost to higher education institution K-12 1. Lack of credentialed instructors 2. Cost to the family 3. Cost to the school district
  22. 22. U Dual Credit Program Success in Hawaii Hae Okimoto, Ph.D. Driector, Academic Technologies University of Hawaii System
  23. 23. Discussion and Questions
  24. 24. Links to Dual Credit Reports: http://www.aacrao.org/docs/default-source/surveyresults/dual- enrollment-in-the-context-of-strategic-enrollment-management--- novembe.pdf?sfvrsn=0 AASA / Hobsons Superintendent Report: https://www.hobsons.com/resources/entry/dual-credit-a- strategy-for-accelerating-educational-readiness-progress-and AACRAO Dual Enrollment Report
  25. 25. Link to Upward Transfer Study: ACE - Hobsons
  26. 26. Calls to Action
  27. 27. Thank you for your participation!

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