The ACP Dual Credit Pipeline is designed as a sustainable approach to ensure that all Indiana teachers offering dual credit courses on and after Sept 1, 2022, are eligible, trained, supported, and delivering the highest quality college course. To accomplish this objective, the Pipeline initiative combines ongoing programmatic support with IU graduate coursework that matches expectations of the on-campus department/academic unit.
Dual Credit Pipeline Project
Below are some key components to the ACP Pipeline. Full program details will be available soon.
- Instructors with a Master's degree will receive up to 6 hours of program-specific IU graduate credit per year (up to 18 total) in courses delivered and determined by IU to meet department and HLC expectations.
- Instructors without a Master's degree will receive up to 6 hours of program-specific IU graduate credit per year (up to 18 total) in courses delivered and determined by IU to meet department and HLC expectations, as well as hours necessary to complete a Master's degree (total credit hour eligibility will be determined at point of entry into the program).
- New ACP participants must complete ACP instructor training for course delivery in the IU model, and receive access, training, and support for engaging with IU's academic and learning resources. Instructors will receive a $100 per diem for each day of required training, and mileage and hotel accommodation in accordance to IU Travel policies.
- IU faculty will provide guidance and oversight, and perform regular classroom site visits.
- Participants will engage in annual course related professional development and receive mileage and hotel accommodation in accordance to IU Travel policies for the annual professional development event.
The following pertains to all participants and schools:
- The instructor and Indiana school must affirm that the course(s) will be offered by the instructor as an ACP course(s) for IU credit (and not for credit from other post-secondary institutions) while participating in the Pipeline Project.
- The instructor and Indiana school must affirm that the course(s) will be delivered with the required components, assessments, materials and conditions outlined in training, through updates & professional development, and direction of IU site visitors.
- The instructor and Indiana school must affirm that the instructor will attend annual professional development, and host the IU faculty site visitor annually, or as requested.
- The instructor and Indiana school must affirm that the course training, materials, assessments, syllabi, and content will not be used to instruct non-ACP courses.
The ACP Dual Credit Pipeline is aimed at addressing the graduate course needs of ACP instructors at collaborating Indiana high schools. The program will begin with course offerings in Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Political Science (US Government), Public Speaking, and US History. Some coursework is available Spring 2018.
To be eligible for the ACP Dual Credit Pipeline, an instructor must:
- have been approved and completed training required to teach an ACP course at an Indiana high school
- teach an ACP course each year
- be in need of:
- additional content graduate credit while holding a non-content Master's degree or
- a Master's degree with 18 graduate content course hours.
The ACP Dual Credit Pipeline Project is funded in part by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
Find out more
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