Dual-Credit Program for High School Students

TitleDual-Credit Program for High School Students
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDodds, R, Carr, E, Diaz-Sprague, R, Dillard, B, Jones, J, Matalski, M, Miller, R, Potthast, A, Russell, T
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractEllen Green, an English instructor at a two-year college in Texas, has become concerned about the effects of a dual-credit program begun at her college that allows high-school juniors and seniors to take freshman level college curses, earning credit for both high school and college. The faculty of the two-year college see this program as being nothing about money, and the high school students often seem unable to deal with the higher expectations of a college-level class. Last semester, when she taught a dual-credit course on the campus of a local high school, Dr. Green ran into an issue with a high-school student's grade. Though Dr. Green had explained why she had received the lower grade, the student's parent called up the chair of her department, demanding the higher grade and asking for "her money's worth" from the tuition she spent to have her daughter take the college level course.
NotesCase from 2006 Regional Ethics Bowls, 2006. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2006 http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html