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Sponsored Dual Credit (AP-106)



Director, Educational Partnerships, 541-245-7806

The proposed Sponsored Dual Credit standards are modeled after the Oregon Dual Credit Standards, however, they broaden the options for offering college courses at the high school by providing explicit standards for faculty/teacher partnerships to ensure appropriate expertise, oversight and alignment. Sponsored dual credit allows a high school the opportunity to work closely with Rogue Community College (RCC) to offer these courses even though the high school may not have teachers who meet the qualifications for teaching the sponsored courses.

  1. Sponsored Dual Credit, as defined by the state standards, refers to a course that is offered as part of the high school program, taught by a high school teacher in partnership with a RCC faculty member who meets the qualifications to teach the course for the college, and is sufficiently similar to the college course to enable the student to be described as “taking a course from the college.” Sponsored Dual Credit students enroll in the college course and grading and transcription is consistent with those of like courses at the college. (Credits may also be granted by the high school toward graduation requirements, as determined by the high school).
  2. Sponsoring college: RCC awards and transcripts the postsecondary credit. RCC is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state, accreditation, and institutional rules, standards, laws, and regulations, as well as upholding the Sponsored Dual Credit agreement with partners.
  3. Sponsoring faculty members: The sponsoring faculty member is responsible for the college course offered and the credit awarded, and oversees the orientation, oversight, training and implementation to ensure that the sponsored dual credit courses aligns with the college’s courses. RCC is responsible for identifying a sponsoring faculty member who has the qualifications and experience to provide appropriate leadership and oversight, and who is committed to connecting, communicating and collaborating with the high school teachers and other faculty in the partnership.

The process at RCC is as follows;

  1. High school faculty complete a request to teach this course by completing the one page application form available on the College Now web page.
  2. The application must include unofficial transcripts and a current copy of their TSPC certificate which details their verified qualifications and endorsements. RCC will verify qualifications to teach college level courses with the TSPC database.
  3. If instructors meet most (but not all) of the qualifications they may be offered the opportunity for the sponsored dual credit option.
  4. If accepted, the Educational Partnerships Program Coordinator will locate a sponsoring faculty member at RCC and assist with the agreement and signing of the Sponsored Dual Credit Agreement form available on the College Now web page.
  5. The Educational Partnerships Program Coordinator or Director will track sponsored dual credit faculty agreements, will check in to determine how the process is going (via email) and negotiate issues as they arise.
  6. Sponsored classes will be built, and flagged, as separate College Now sections. The sponsored dual credit course will be flagged with a check box with the sponsoring faculty members name to tie in to the section report. This report will identify the faculty member that needs to complete the time and effort report.  RCC Faculty will be paid at block-time rate for the number of hours worked under the sponsorship agreement (not to exceed 15 hours).
  7. The Educational Partnerships Program Specialist will be responsible for collecting time and effort reports. Upon confirmation that the agreement has been upheld, the time and effort reports will be sent to the payroll specialist.  payment in accordance with current salary schedule.

Date Adopted: 06/25/2018

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