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Thank you for attending the inaugural Minnesota State Concurrent Enrollment Partnership Summit: Stronger Together. This summit brought our colleges and universities together with their secondary partners in support of high quality and innovative programming to further strengthen partnerships and increase student success through concurrent enrollment.

For more information, including contact information for the below sessions presenters, please click here.

Presentation materials are available here:

Understanding NACEP Standards and Accreditation: What Impact Does This Have Locally?

Standards and accreditation can be used to improve program quality and ensure quality education.  Learn more about the NACEP standards, accreditation process, and how colleges, universities, and secondary partners benefit from the structures provided.

Solving the Dual Enrollment Staffing Puzzle

The future of dual and concurrent enrollment depends on a key ingredient, which is in critically short supply: a corps of instructors who have the credentials and the skills to teach students in the unique transition zone between high school and college. This session will explore strategies that various sites are using to increase the quantity and quality of dual credit instructors, as well as implications for policy and system-level initiatives. Examples will be shared from Jobs for the Future's pilot program focused on this issue in Mounds View Public Schools, as well as work in Colorado and Texas.

Eliminating Enrollment Disparities: Dual Enrollment as an Equity Strategy

This session will focus on dual enrollment as an equity strategy. Students in most districts participate in school programs and access resources in ways that are often predictable by race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. Increasing the enrollment of underrepresented students in dual enrollment courses can be a means for disrupting these and related achievement disparities. At this session we’ll talk about strategies for creating dual enrollment pathways for underrepresented students and learn about work some districts in Minnesota’s Achievement and Integration program are doing to decrease enrollment disparities for their students.

18 Online Concurrent Enrollment Pathway to Minimum Faculty Qualifications

This session will increase your understanding about concurrent enrollment across the system and the Northwest Partnership underway to support concurrent enrollment instructors in meeting minimum faculty qualifications. Learn more about the 18 Online initiative that supports concurrent instructors as they pursue the graduate level coursework in a variety of disciplines.

Assessment:  Some Assembly Required

Additional documentation: Direct & Indirect Assessment

IKEA is known for their assembly required furniture. While their picture-only directions make it look easy, we're often scratching our heads in frustration. Assessment in the classroom can sometimes feel the same way with lots of trial, error and often throwing our hands up in defeat calling it "good enough".  In this session we'll look at the natural cycle of assessment, while sharing tools and tips on how to evaluate your own assessment results to take it from "good enough" to "showroom perfect".  Instructors at all levels will benefit from this session through small group sharing of ideas and best practices.

Utilizing Open Education Resources in Concurrent Enrollment Classes

Central Lakes College is in its third year of a project that has resulted in the research, review and use of Open Education Resources in 18 different CIS courses representing 10 content areas. Thirty high and college instructors have participated in the project. School districts and the college have saved tens of thousands of dollars by replacing traditional textbooks with OER. This session will provide an overview of the project, including its use of learning circles, and the benefits and challenges of using OER in CE courses.

Statewide Grant Supported Concurrent Enrollment Teacher Training Options

Do you know about grant supported opportunities for concurrent enrollment instructors needing additional graduate coursework to meet minimum faculty qualifications? Join us and learn what the programs entail, similarities and differences, courses offered, and how to utilize the funding.

Making NACEP Standards Work for Secondary Partners

This session will explain how NACEP standards affect the program at your high school. We will empower you to understand the specific requirements and the different approaches available for implementing NACEP standards to help you work with your partners in finding the best options that work effectively for both the secondary and the postsecondary side. You also will gain insight into how you can leverage NACEP standards to meet your overall goals as a high school, and discover ways in which you can serve as leaders on the secondary side to influence concurrent enrollment in Minnesota and nationally.

Postsecondary Experiences with the MOHE's Concurrent Enrollment Grant Program

Alaina DeSalvo (Minnesota Office of Higher Education), Jean Kyle (Riverland CC), and Kayla Westra (Minnesota West) will talk about the impact of MOHE's Concurrent Enrollment Grant Program in supporting the development/expansion of concurrent enrollment courses for two postsecondary institutions. The presenters will discuss their experiences with their CE projects/secondary partnerships which include successes, challenges, and overall impact on students and their communities.

Other materials:

Sarah Hooker Plenary

CE Summit Opening Slides


The Academic and Student Affairs Division prepares a variety of reports including many that are produced for the Minnesota Legislature. Find recent reports through the links below.


Minnesota State Degree and Certificate Completion Report to the Legislature

Minnesota State Degree and Certificate Completion Report Appendix B

Minnesota State Developmental Education Plan Report to the Legislature


News and Events

Coming soon: Dates/locale for our 2019 Academic and Student Affairs Equity and Inclusion Conference.

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