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Title: Communtiy College Leadership Program


1
Communtiy College Leadership Program
  • April 21, 2008

2
Presenters
Mary Hensley, Ed.D.Vice President, College
Support Systems and ISD Relationsmhensley_at_austin
cc.edu512-223-7618
Gary MadsenP-16 Initiatives
Director,College Support Systems and ISD
Relations gmadsen_at_austincc.edu512-223-7087
3
Presenters
Luanne Preston, Ph.D Executive Director,
Early College Start and College
Connectionluanne_at_austincc.edu512-223-7354
Sharyl KincaidExecutive Director,Tech Prep
Consortiumskincaid_at_austincc.edu 512-223-7720
4
Agenda
  • Luanne Preston (950-1010)
  • Early College Start
  • Early College High School Models
  • Sharyl Kincaid (1010-1020)
  • Tech Prep
  • Mary Hensley (1020-1025)
  • ACC Summer Programs for Students
  • Group (1025-1030)
  • Questions and Answers
  • Mary Hensley (920-925)
  • Closing the Gaps
  • HB I
  • Gary Madsen (925-935)
  • P-16 and Texas College Readiness Standards and
    College References Courses
  • Mary Hensley (935-950)
  • College Connection
  • Mobile Go Centers

5
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Boards
Strategic PlanClosing the GapsOverview
6
Closing the Gaps
7
Closing the Gaps
  • Closing the Gaps warns that if more Texans do not
    receive college degrees by 2030, the State could
    lose up to 40 billion in annual household
    income.
  • The goal is to increase student enrollment in
    higher education by 630,000 by 2015.
  • Most students will elect to start at a community
    college.
  • Austin Community College District expects 15,000
    additional students by 2015.
  • Source http//www.thecb.state.tx.us/Closingthe
    Gaps/ctgtargets_pdf.cfm?Goal1

8
House Bill 1
9
House Bill 1 (HB1)
  • Passed by 79th Texas Legislature
  • Addresses public school finance, property tax
    relief, accountability, etc.
  • Focuses on Closing the Gap goals
  • Aligns public education systems (P-16)

10
P-16 andTexas College Readiness Standards and
College Reference Courses
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P-16 Standards and CoursesPhase I
  • College Readiness Standards
  • THECB approved January 2008
  • Approved standards can be viewed at
    http//www.thecb.state.tx.us/collegereadiness/TCRS
    .cfm
  • TEA Commissioner approved, January 2008.
  • SBOE
  • Approves TEKS Texas K-12 curriculum
  • Does not approve CRS

12
P-16 Standards and CoursesPhase 2
  • College Reference Courses
  • Colleges submit reference course
    syllabi/materials
  • Finalized May 2008

13
Texas College Reference Courses
  • Representing 89 Texas institutions
  • Nominated a total of 1205 courses
  • Taught by 968 faculty members

Course Subject Course Numbers Completed
English ENGL 1301, 1302, 2332 49
History HIST 1301, 1302 19
Government GOVT 2301, 2302 or 2305, 2306 26
Biology BIL 1406, 1408, 2401 36
Chemistry CHEM 1405, 1412 17
Physics PHYS 1401, 1405 10
Math MATH 1314, 1324, 1342 46
Psychology PSYC 2301 10
14
THECB P-16 Special Advisors
  • ACC THECB P-16 Special Advisors
  • Mary Hensley, Ed.D
  • Gary Madsen
  • Provide assistance in obtaining information about
    entry-level courses.
  • Stay informed about statewide efforts to
    implement the college-readiness standards and
    other P-16 initiatives.
  • Keep faculty informed.
  • Provide information to the THECB for two-way
    communication.

15
College Connection
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College Connection Program
  • Many high school students find the college
    enrollment process intimidating.
  • Austin Community College District provides
    hands-on, one-on-one support to assist every
    senior through each step of the college
    admissions process.

17
College Connection Program
  • Program is free to the school districts.
  • During graduation ceremonies, high school
    graduating seniors receive acceptance letters to
    Austin Community College District.

18
College Connection Growth
  • Over 4 years
  • 1 school district to 24 school districts
  • 2 high schools to 55 high schools
  • 400 students to 16,466 students

19
National and State Interest in Expansion
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National Interest
  • Florida
  • Launched state-wide campaign in April 2007, Go
    Higher-Get Accepted
  • Modeled after College Connection
  • http//files.facts.usf.edu/GoHigher/go_high.htm

21
National Interest
  • Maine
  • Passed 2007 law requiring graduating high school
    seniors to complete at least one college
    application before getting diploma.
  • Modeled after College Connection
  • http//www.mainevotes.com/2007-LD-1040

22
National Interest
  • College Connection Program Replicated In
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Virginia

23
State Interest
  • Attaining advanced levels of education for
    disadvantaged students cannot be done without
    developing a college-going culture in every
    middle school and high school in the state of
    Texas...then suddenly, (going to college) changes
    from being a possibility to an expectation.
  • --Raymund Paredes
  • Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating
    Board
  • January 6, 2005

24
THECB Statewide College Connection
Expansion2007-2009
  • Ten Colleges Receive 100,000 Implementation
    Grants
  • Alamo Community College District
  • Blinn College
  • Del Mar College
  • Houston Community College System
  • Lee College
  • Odessa College
  • Richland College
  • South Texas College
  • Tarrant County College District
  • Weatherford College

25
THECB Statewide College Connection
Expansion2007-2009
  • Five Colleges Receive 5,000 Planning Grants
  • Cedar Valley College
  • Cisco Junior College
  • Northeast Texas Community College
  • Paris Junior College
  • Victoria College

26
THECB Statewide College Connection Expansion
  • Texas Colleges Already Adopting College
    Connection
  • Alamo Community College District
  • Central Texas College
  • Coastal Bend Community College
  • Del Mar Community College
  • Houston Community College District
  • Temple Community College
  • Vernon College
  • Victoria Community College

27
Awards Received
28
Related Initiatives
  • Mini-College Connectionfor Adult Education
  • College Connection Scholarships

29
Austin Community CollegeCollege Connection
Website
www.austincc.edu/isd
  • Access to scheduled activities for students,
    parents, and school officials
  • Calendars
  • Links to pertinent ACC school district sites

30
Mobile Go Centers
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ACCs Two Mobile Go Centers
  • MGC 1
  • Length, 34 Feet
  • Air-Conditioned
  • 14 Computer Stations
  • MGC 2
  • Length, 42 Feet
  • Air-Conditioned
  • 16 Computer Stations
  • Equipped with
  • Printers
  • Scanner
  • Copier
  • Satellite Internet

32
ACCs Mobile Go Centers
  • Virtual one-stop, college-information facility
  • College catalog
  • Schedule information
  • College applications
  • FAFSA
  • Other
  • Staffed by ACC personnel

33
ACCs Mobile Go Centers
  • Support College Connection program activities
  • Enable ACC to reach individuals where they live,
    work, and/or attend school
  • Festivals
  • Sports Events
  • Supermarkets
  • Shopping Malls
  • Schools
  • Other
  • www.austincc.edu/go

34
Early College Start
  • Dual Credit
  • Concurrent Enrollment

35
Dual Credit and Concurrent Enrollment
  • Primarily academic transfer courses
  • ACC offers 149 courses in 45 high schools in 27
    school districts
  • 7,833 students in 27 school districts
  • 1,700 plus enrollments every semester in ACCs
    eight-county service area
  • Record-Breaking Enrollments
  • Summer 07 3,218 students (17 increase)
  • Fall 07 2,633 students (14 increase)
  • Spring 08 2,874 students (24 increase)

36
Early College Start
  • Umbrella concept for ways students can obtain
    free/low-cost college credit while in high school
  • Dual credit
  • Co-enrollment
  • Tech Prep/Credit-in-escrow
  • Pre-enrollment services delivered at high school
    campus
  • ACC outreach program

37
How ECS WorksDual Credit/Co-enrollment
  • Students
  • Demonstrate college-readiness via state-approved
    tests
  • Meet all academic skills and college course
    prerequisites
  • Follow the college process for enrollment
    services brought to high school campuses
  • Register via phone or web for ACC courses

38
How ECS WorksDual Credit/Co-enrollment
  • ACC waives tuition and fees for in-district
    students charges 40 per-course fee for
    out-of-district
  • Students complete classes order college
    transcript to send to high school (NEW grade
    release as part of approval)

39
Student Benefits
  • Provides free/low-cost college experience
  • Fulfills advanced measures for Texas
    Distinguished Achievement Plan
  • Enhances seamless transition to college
  • Satisfies high school graduation requirement and
    earns college credit (dual credit)

40
School District Benefits
  • ECS Offers
  • Large range of college-level opportunities
  • College-level programs students not considering
    AP can access
  • Classes not available in high school curriculum
  • Alternative to wasted senior year
    perception/criticism
  • Reduction in high school personnel units as more
    students take college classes

41
Community Benefits
  • Makes college accessible and affordable
  • Supports Closing the Gaps state goal
  • Creates a college-going culture in high school
  • Increases college-going rate
  • Creates enrollments for college programs
  • Creates familiarity with merits and value of
    community college

42
Advantages of ECS
  • Students gain a true college experience
  • college academic content,
  • typical college semester format (rather than over
    an entire academic year)
  • exposed to college professors who meet SACS
    standards
  • Students establish a college transcript
  • credit in-hand upon successfully completing the
    college course
  • no additional testing needed

43
Advantages of ECS
  • Ease of transfer of college credit
  • transfers seamlessly to public institutions in
    Texas
  • transfers easily to Texas private institutions
    and out-of-state public and private institutions
  • Maturing experience for students
  • follow college enrollment process
  • attend new student orientation
  • learn the mechanics of going to college and
    college survival skills

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Early College High School Models
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Why Do Austin Community College (ACC) and School
Districts Need to Partner?
  • Our constituencies overlap (parents, students,
    business communities)
  • We have a common interest in raising educational
    achievement levels
  • Closing the Gaps applies to all of us
  • Economic development depends on educated trained
    workforce
  • We have similar challenges
  • Funding
  • Accountability
  • We are stronger when we work together

47
Early College High Schools/Middle Colleges
  • Goal
  • Blend high school and college using small school
    concept
  • Small school concept
  • Secondary and postsecondary partners take joint
    responsibility for students
  • Curriculum is carefully designed so that students
    can earn a high school diploma while earning
    college credit

48
Early College High Schools/Middle Colleges
  • Key Characteristics
  • Engages students in college-level course work
  • Ensures that students graduate with a high school
    diploma and an associate degree or 2 years of
    transferable college credit

49
Early College High Schools/Middle Colleges
  • Provides access to college, important to
    economically disadvantaged students
  • Assumes that all students will complete a
    postsecondary credential
  • Often targets students who are underrepresented
    in higher education

50
Early College High School
  • ACC developing models
  • Crockett High School Model
  • 25 students
  • Lockhart ISD Model
  • School year, flexible entry
  • 120 students
  • Students earn a year or more of college credit
    during high school

51
Tech Prep
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What Is Tech Prep?
  • College Prep for Technical Careers
  • Based on the Recommended Graduation Plan
  • Begins a course of study in high school and
    continues in a community or technical college
  • Combines the academic courses needed for success
    in college AND technical courses that begin
    career preparation

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Key Components of Tech Prep
  • Federally funded by Carl Perkins Act through
    THECB grant since 1991
  • Capital Area Consortium consists of ACC and 31
    school districts in 9 counties
  • College courses taught at the high school level
    by high school teachers using the college
    curriculum
  • College credit held in-escrow until students
    enroll in college and complete one college credit
    course

55
Articulation Process
  • High school teachers meet with college faculty to
    get college course information
  • College faculty provide syllabi, projects and
    textbook info to high school teachers
  • If courses match, school district and ACC
    administrators sign an articulation agreement
  • College faculty offer summer professional
    development workshops for the high school
    teachers

56
Articulation Process
  • Students must complete an articulated class with
    at least an 80
  • Teacher recommends (or not) students for credit
  • Student must enroll in ACC and complete at least
    one college credit course to establish an ACC
    transcript
  • Articulated credit is awarded on ACC transcript.

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CATEMA
  • Career and Technology Education Management
    Application (CATEMA)
  • Online registration of Tech Prep students as they
    take articulated classes in high school
  • Teachers recommend eligible students for college
    credit

59
CATEMA uploads into Datatel
  • Once per semester Tech Prep staff upload students
    from CATEMA into college Datatel system
  • Credit eligibility is verified and awarded on ACC
    transcript

60
Capital Area College Tech Prep Consortium
Data2006-07 School Year
  • 9,351 high school students, grades 9-12 were
    enrolled in 10,634 articulated classes
  • 1,597 students enrolled in ACC and collected
    6,504 hours of college credit

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ACC SummerPrograms for Students
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Summer 2008 Pre-Collegiate Programs
  • Summer Bridge Programs
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Mathematics

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Summer 2008 Pre-Collegiate Programs
  • Career exploration
  • Riverside and Eastview Campuses
  • 4-7th graders
  • Automotive Technology
  • Science and Math
  • Building and Carpentry
  • Health Sciences
  • Forensic Science
  • Creative and Analytical Writing
  • Robotics and Nano-Technologies
  • Sports
  • Peer Mediation

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Summer 2008 Pre-Collegiate Programs
  • Youth Camps
  • 100 Camps
  • Ages 5 and above
  • www.austincc.edu/camp
  • Theater
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Computer Game Development
  • Web Design
  • Medical Terminology
  • Photoshop
  • SAT Test Prep

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