APPENDIX D - DUAL CREDIT STANDARDS

Revised Oregon Dual Credit Standards (Recommended by the Dual Credit Oversight Committee April 22, 2014; Adopted by Higher Education Coordinating Commission June 12, 2014.)

Curriculum

 

Curriculum 1 (C1)

(C1) - College or university courses administered through a Dual Credit Program are catalogued courses and approved through the regular course approval process of the sponsoring college and/or university. These courses have the same departmental designation, number, title, and credits as their college counterparts, and they adhere to the same course descriptions.

Curriculum 2 (C2)

(C2) - College or university courses administered through a Dual Credit Program are recorded on the official academic record for students at the sponsoring college or university.

Curriculum 3 (C3)

(C3) - College or university courses administered through a Dual Credit Program reflect the pedagogical, theoretical and philosophical orientation of the college’s or university’s sponsoring academic departments.

Faculty

 

Faculty 1 (F1)

(F1) - Instructors teaching college or university courses through Dual Credit meet the academic requirements for faculty and instructors teaching in the college or university.

Faculty 2 (F2)

(F2) - The college or university provides high school instructors with training and orientation in course curriculum, assessment criteria, course philosophy, and Dual Credit administrative requirements before certifying the instructors to teach the college or university courses.

Faculty 3 (F3)

(F3) - Instructors teaching Dual Credit sections are part of a continuing collegial interaction through professional development, seminars, site visits, and ongoing communication with the college’s or university’s faculty and Dual Credit administrators. This interaction must occur at least annually and address issues such as course content, course delivery, assessment, evaluation, and professional development in the field of study.

Faculty 4 (F4)

(F4) – Dual Credit Program policies address instructor non-compliance with the college’s or university’s expectations for courses offered through the Dual Credit Program (for example, non-participation in Dual Credit Program training and/or activities).

Student

 

Student 1 (S1)

(S1) - The college or university officially registers or admits Dual Credit Program students as degree-seeking, non-degree seeking, or non-matriculated students of the college or university and records courses administered through a Dual Credit Program on official sponsoring college or university transcripts.

Student 2 (S2)

(S2) - Colleges or universities outline specific course requirements and prerequisites for students.

Student 3 (S3)

(S3) - High school students are provided with a student guide that outlines students’ rights and responsibilities as well as providing guidelines for the transfer of credit.

Assessment

 

Assessment 1 (A1)

(A1) - Dual credit students are held to comparable standards of achievement as those expected of students in on-campus sections.

Assessment 2 (A2)

(A2) - The college or university ensures that Dual Credit Program students are held to comparable grading standards as those expected of students in on-campus sections.

Assessment 3 (A3)

(A3) - Dual Credit students are assessed using comparable methods (e.g. papers, portfolios, quizzes, labs, etc.) as their on-campus counterparts.

Evaluation

 

Evaluation 1 (E1)

(E1) - The college or university conducts an end-of-term student course evaluation for courses offered through the Dual Credit Program. The course evaluation is intended to influence program improvement rather than instructor evaluation. Names (of the instructor or students) should not be included in the evaluation.


Further information about the Oregon Dual Credit Standards, including the Guiding Questions and Required Elements of Dual Credit Program Review, is available on the Department of Education Dual Credit webpage.

The Oregon Dual Credit Standards are closely aligned with, and heavily indebted to,‚Äč the program accreditation standards of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.