Publication Date

December 13, 2016

Perspectives Section

From the Teaching Division

With the dramatic increases in dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment programs, the American Historical Association reiterates its commitment to both broadening access to higher education and monitoring the quality of that education in our discipline. The AHA seeks to provide constructive support for all historians involved in and affected by this work. The Association’s Statement on Dual/Concurrent Enrollment offers high school and college faculty, along with their administrators, guidelines to assure baseline quality history education for all students, regardless of where they attend class.

The AHA insists that all dual enrollment history courses and programs should uphold the principles of high quality college-level history instruction and student learning. Such standards help to ensure that students will succeed as they continue their college education.

In light of evidence that there are students presenting dual enrollment credit that does not align with college-level coursework, the AHA is committed to noting and publicizing examples of best practices. Two of these are the guidelines employed in the Dual Enrollment Program at South Texas College and the Early College Experience program at the University of Connecticut.

The AHA is in conversation with other scholarly associations and continues to gather other examples of best practices both in history and other disciplines.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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