DUAL CREDIT PROGRAM
UK's Dual Credit Partnership with Secondary Schools
DEPLOYMENT STAGE FOR A DUAL CREDIT INITIATIVE
1. Upon approval by the Undergraduate Council, the department chair then sends
a reply letter to the principal (or superintendent) summarizing the decisions of the UK faculty and clarifying the obligations on both partners in the dual credit initiative and specific policies/procedures to follow, e.g., course completion is determined by the UK grading scale, access to UK resources and support services specified for the initiative. NOTE: The UK department chair is responsible for periodic assessment of the dual credit high school and college student artifacts to document this and any other systematic review to ensure comparable learning with traditional UK courses.
notification to the Provost's Office about the course sections (if separate) and timing of the dual credit course being offered so to alert Admissions, Financial Aid and Registrar of the initiative and to get appropriate contacts in the school(s)
if needed, notification to the department budget officer (or the appropriate UKIT/EAG liaison) to have the new instructor(s) sign the UK statement of responsibility and grant access to the portal for submission of UK grades
2. Admissions sends the short form application to the appropriate contacts at the school and receives from them the documentation needed, including a letter from the guidance counselor documenting dual credit status of the course in the student(s) Individual Learning Plan at the school. NOTE: currently enrolled high school students who apply to take a UK course do not pay the usual application fee, however, UK tuition for that course must be paid.
3. If appropriate, financial aid counselors and scholarship staff are assigned to individual students and parents to help with filling out any forms necessary to pay for the college tuition and fees.
4. Registrar seats the successful applicants in the assigned course/sections in SAP and assigns each enrolled (non-degree) student with a UK academic advisor as directed by the Senior Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
5. Admissions tracks and communicates with students and their families as to the status of the UK application for course credit.
6. Course commences and the instructor (or instructor of record) submits midterm and final grades as per the UK department academic calendar and grading scale.
7. Course instruction is evaluated using a modified TCE form that includes some common questions regarding the dual credit program and/or learning outcomes artifacts (e.g., for general education program assessment).