Like everyone, my week was absolutely crazy. I thought it might be good to document what it looked like. For an administrator in higher education that typically doesn't do anything 'fast' this past week made my head spin at times.
Shout out to www.marcyholder.com for being such a rock hair 'therapist' for me. Love ya, girl!
Summer 2020 plans- COVID-19 edition
Both new and continuing students:
For the new admit
What is dual credit?
Dual or concurrent credit is a course taught in high school that can earn a student both high school and college credit. It can be taught by highschool or college faculty but is almost always in the highschool setting.
How is it earned?
Students are offered the opportunity in highschool to participate in a dual credit course. There is typically a cost per credit hour associated with the course. Free and Reduced lunch students will generally get a fee waiver.
Who should take it?
Students that are already doing well in highschool…..students looking for a greater challenge….students considering college
Where can it be taken?
Many public and private institutions offer.
When should it be taken?
Most regulations dictate not before the 8th grade.
Transferability and how it's used
150% of attempted credit ceiling
Project Lead the Way
other pathway or two plus two programs...
I'll go into some details that are most common in these programs.
There is some debate that the only draw to attend a face-to-face orientation in the summer is course registration. I would argue that. There is still a draw to attend Summer Orientation programs. Let’s review.
Talk about it before you drop them off
If you have a student with a chronic illness these are the three things you have to do before dropping them off freshman year.
Three things to do before dropping off your student with a chronic illness.
1. Find a local healthcare provider
2. Contact the disability center on campus
3. Plan ahead
University Jargon podcast
Chronicle of Higher Education article July 2019
Great article talking about a UCLA post for First Year experience asking about any confusing or confounding terms. In a recent study of 455 colleges...[they] found 136 different terms for the same unsubsidized student loan.
...first-generation students, who sometimes stumble in navigating the invisible rules and unspoken expectations often called colleges’ “hidden curriculum.”
Incomprehensible lingo can “flare that impostor syndrome,” said Sarah Whitley, senior director of the Center for First-Generation Student Success at NASPA, a national student-affairs organization.
Misunderstanding institutional language can lead to missteps — withdrawing after a deadline, for example, so students pay for credits they don’t receive.
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