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Title: Instilling CLEP Culture on Campus: A Collaborative Approach Medgar Evers College, CUNY The College B


1
Instilling CLEP Culture on Campus A
Collaborative ApproachMedgar Evers College,
CUNYThe College Board

2
Presenters
  • Dr. Gale Gibson-Ballah
  • Dean, College of Freshman Studies
  • Medgar Evers College, City University of New
    York
  • Ms. Jo-Ann Jacob
  • Assistant Director Testing Center
  • Medgar Evers College, City University of New
    York
  • Mr. Corey Vigdor
  • Outreach Manager
  • The College Board

3
Agenda
  • CLEP On Campus Evolution Snapshot
  • Medgar Evers College Description and CLEP Facts
  • Collaborative Efforts between Medgar Evers
    College and The College Board
  • Next Steps

4
Medgar Evers College Profile
  • Established in 1970 as a result of collaborative
    efforts by community
  • Named for the late Civil Rights leader, Medgar
    Wiley Evers (1925-1963)
  • Located in Central Brooklyn
  • CUNY comprehensive, offering baccalaureate and
    associate degrees
  • 6000 students
  • 4-year, non-residential, public, co-educational
    college
  • Part of CUNY, the 3rd largest Public University
    System in the US.
  • 150 FT and 200 PT Faculty

5
Medgar Evers Student Profile
  • 84 full-time
  • Average age 25 years
  • 86 live in Brooklyn
  • 49 support at least one child
  • 28 GED
  • 69 First-generation college
  • 93 Black
  • 11 Permanent Residents
  • 50 1st Generation Immigrants
  • 100 non-residential
  • 73 female
  • 65 have been out of HS on average 7 years
  • 50 work more than 20 hours per week
  • 70 earn less than 30K
  • 25 werent born in the US
  • 70 have no college prep course work
  • 75 need 1-3 non-credit remedial courses
  • 85 have parents who did not graduate from
    college

6
The College Board and CLEP
  • CB Mission
  • The College Boards mission is to connect
    students to college success and opportunity. We
    are a not-for-profit membership organization
    committed to excellence and equity in education.
  • CLEP Mission/Core Purpose
  • CLEP allows individuals to earn college credit by
    passing one of the programs 34 exams. CLEP
    validates knowledge earned through independent
    study, on-the-job training, experiential learning
    and translates that learning into college credit
    that is commonly recognized. CLEP serves many
    non-traditional (adult) learners and military
    candidates worldwide.

7
What is CLEP?
  • Credit-by-examination program, celebrating 41
    years of serving students and colleges
  • Exam fee is 75, plus test center administration
    fee usually 15-25
  • More than 6 million exams administered since 1967
  • About 200,000 exams administered a year (1/3
    Military)
  • 2,900 colleges grant credit 1,400 colleges
    administer CLEP
  • Exams are developed by faculty
  • American Council on Education (ACE)-recommended
    credit-granting score for all exams is 50
    (equivalent to a C) exams are scored on a
    scale of 2080

8
CLEP Exams
  • History and Social Sciences
  • American Government
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Social Sciences and History
  • U.S. History I Early Colonization to 1877
  • U.S. History II 1865 to the Present
  • Western Civilization I Ancient Near East to 1648
  • Western Civilization II 1648 to the Present
  • Business
  • Information Systems and Computer Applications
  • Principles of Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Composition and Literature
  • American Literature
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  • English Composition
  • English Composition with Essay
  • English Literature
  • Freshman College Composition
  • Humanities
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • College Algebra
  • Precalculus
  • College Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Natural Sciences
  • Foreign Languages

9
Question 1 Introductory Psychology
  • A diagnosis of schizophrenia typically includes
    which of the following symptoms?
  • Delusions
  • Panic Attacks
  • Hypochondrias
  • Multiple Personality
  • Psychosexual Dysfunction

Answer A
10
Question 2 College Algebra
  • (2x-1)2
  • 2x21
  • 4x2-1
  • 4x21
  • 4x2-2x1
  • 4x2-4x1

Answer E Remember FOIL
11
On-Campus CLEP Evolution and Collaboration
Snapshot
  • Introduced at CAEL in 2007 during MEC
    presentation of Executive Program. Through
    conversation realized there were more
    opportunities beyond current use
  • Met and realized that beyond the Executive
    Program no one knew of CLEP on campus and the
    policies were old
  • Over one year, worked collaboratively with all
    offices to redo the CLEP policy and educate
    entire college community on CLEP and its benefits
    for students.
  • One year later, efforts are now underway to get
    the policy in the hands of all students through
    advisors, faculty, testing center staff and
    admissions
  • New accelerated degree program incorporates CLEP
    opportunities underway
  • Part of strategic planning for Retention and
    Graduation

12
Prior to CAEL/Fall 2007
  • CLEP utilized in the Executive Institute
  • Socialized CLEP Ideas to Chairs and Provost
  • Provided documentation about exams-limited in
    scope

13
Fall 2007
  • Presented Executive Institute at CAEL 2007
    Conference in San Francisco
  • Post-Conference CLEP Policy Consultation with
    various departmental leaders and The College
    Board
  • CLEP resources sent to Academic Advisors by The
    College Board
  • Updated CLEP Policy approved at Medger Evers
    College

14
Spring 2008
  • Advising Workshop conducted by The College Board
    with Admissions, Advisement, Registrar and
    Testing Center Staff
  • CLEP presented to Academic Council Meeting with
    Provost, Deans and Chairs by The College Board

15
CLEP Advisement Model Presented to MEC Community
  • Know CLEP on Your Campus

2. Identify CLEP Candidates
3. Inform CLEP Candidates
16
Summer 2008
  • Reviewed Performance Reports and began to think
    about how to include CLEP as a tool to meet
    various retention and graduation goals.
  • Planning campus-wide CLEP initiative
  • The College Board and MEC met to review yearly
    activities, CLEP data and plan for future
    activities

17
Fall 2008
  • Active Promotion of CLEP Policies to students
  • Implemented Portfolio Seminar Course with CLEP as
    a component
  • Enlightened various upper-level administrators of
    performance management report and role of CLEP

18
CLEP Data at MEC
19
Accomplishments in One YearPre-CAEL 2007 to CAEL
2008
  • Usage of CLEP grew from 14 students within a
    specialized program to now being available to
    over 6000 students
  • CLEP is being actively marketed to all new
    freshmen students
  • It has become an accepted strategy to attack
    retention and meet graduation goals
  • A new accelerated program has been created with
    supporting courses that actively promote CLEP as
    a way to progress through the curriculum
  • CLEP has become a permanent part of campus culture

20
Next Steps
  • CLEP Awareness?
  • Conversations?
  • Culture Changing?
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