Dual Credit - Pilot Project

Purpose:

  • To determine requirements and guidelines of both the high school and University for introducing dual credit courses.
  • To pilot courses for introduction with local high schools.
  • To evaluate pilot courses and make recommendations for future programming.

 Outcomes of Success:

  • Increased understanding of a dual credit strategy at the University of Lethbridge and its application across disciplines.
  • Increased partnership opportunities with local high schools and industry.
  • Increased satisfaction and transition of high school learners to University.
  • Increased enrolment and retention at the U of L.
  • Increased sense of community.
Team Leader:  Heather Mirau, Integrated Planning
Lance Grigg, Education
Deb Jarvie, Management
Charles Jorgenson, Assoc. Registrar
Bruce MacKay, Liberal Education
Jacqueline Preyde, Acad. Project Officer
Bill Bartlett, Principal LCI
Rod Scott, Lead Teacher LCI

Progress:

  • SMT meetings and research, November, 2013.
  • Meetings with LCI, November, 2013.
  • MOU drafted for feedback, November/December, 2013.
  • Meetings with LSD51 Superintendent to review draft MOU, December, 2013.
  • Industry partners identified.
  • Meetings and discussions with Coordinator of the Provincial Dual Credit Strategy, tri-ministry and industry - ongoing.
  • Course outlines, draft application and budget completed, January, 2014.
  • Industry partners confirmed - February, 2014.
  • Draft application submitted to Dual Credit Coordinator - March 6, 2014.
  • Deans' Council Review - April 2, 2014.
  • Application submitted to government for two Dual Credit courses - April 8, 2014.
  • Meeting held with post-secondary dual credit institutions - May 8, 2014.
  • Continuous meetings and effort resulting in programming, course outlines, schedules, and Orientation for May 7, 2015 with overwhelming response of interested students.  Students will be registered before May 7 for the September, 2015 Lib Ed 1000 course.
  • LCI renovated to accommodate the classes. Students are scheduled to visit the U of L main campus intermittently throughout their course.
  • LBED 1000 delivered Fall, 2015 and 2016.
  • Supply Chain Management delivered Spring, 2016 and 2017.
  • Presentation given to College of Alberta School Superintendents in Calgary, Fall, 2016.
  • Evaluation of Alberta Dual Credit Strategy Pilots under review with recommendations by Alberta Dual Credit Steering Committee, 2016-17.