05-23-2017 School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #38


Title
Inter-Institutional Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement with Florida Institute of Technology

Discussion

Florida Statute 1007.271 requires a school board and college to enter into an inter-institutional articulation agreement to provide dual enrollment opportunities for eligible junior and senior level high school students. The articulation agreement must be approved and submitted to the Florida Department of Education by August 1, 2017.

It is proposed that The School Board of Brevard County (SBBC) enter into a Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement (for the 2017-2018 school years) with the District Board of Trustees for Florida Institute of Technology (FIT).  The list of changes below highlights modifications made to the 2011-2017 agreement that are included in the proposed articulation agreement. 

Addition of the following:

  •  Page 1-2; Admission Standards for Dual Enrollment Applicants 
    •  Dual enrollment applicants must submit all requested documentation prior to an admission decision (application, transcripts, SAT or ACT results and letter of endorsement). Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure all requested materials are sent to, and received, by the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Florida Tech
    •  Applicant transcripts must indicate the potential for success in rigorous first year, college level courses 
    •  Applicants must be junior or senior level high school students
    •  Applicants cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be at least a 3.00 (un-weighted) on a 4.00 scale
    •  Applicant’s combined SAT scores (Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Math) must be at least 1170. In addition, the math portion of the test must be at least 590 if courses in math, science or engineering are desired 
    • If the applicant takes the ACT, in lieu of the SAT, the composite score must be at least 24. In addition, the math sub-score must be at least 25 if courses in math, science or engineering are desired 
    •  Applicants, whose high school ranks their students, are expected to be in the top 25% of their class
    • Applicant’s academic background must meet all pre-requisites required for desired courses of study as outlined in the Florida Tech catalog. As an example, a pre-Calculus course must be successfully completed prior to consideration for Calculus I, and Calculus I is required to be taken in conjunction with or prior to Physics I.

Applicant’s application submission and letter of endorsement must demonstrate a maturity consistent with college level performance

 

  •  Page 2; Limitations 
    • Students can only dual enroll for a total of 12 semester credit hours at Florida Tech. In special circumstances, dual enrolled students can be evaluated, after completing a total of 12 semester credit hours, for additional dual enrollment coursework by the Academic Support Center Director. 
    • Dual enrolled students must meet pre-requisites, as outlined in the university catalog, prior to registration in any particular course. 
    •  Dual enrolled students are limited to first and second year college level courses (1000 and 2000 level). See Courses tab for an example list of courses available to dual enrolled students
    • Dual enrolled students are allowed to enroll in courses on a space available basis and only with the permission of the university professor teaching the course
  • Page 2; The ASC Director will complete the course registration between the dual enrolled student and the academic department responsible for the course.
  • Page 3; Florida Institute of Technology allows students to enroll in a course at a reduced tuition rate of $100 per course credit to be paid by the student.  This is current practice but added to the articulation agreement. 

 Modifications:

·       Page1; Florida Tech is called Florida Institute of Technology

 

·        Page1; Practical arts elective is now performing fine arts elective

 

·         Page1; Current law allows for any course in the Statewide Course Numbering System, to be offered as dual enrollment, with the exception of remedial, vocational preparatory and college preparatory instruction, physical education skills courses and recreational and leisure courses that focus on the physical execution of a skill rather than the intellectual attributes of the activity and isolated vocational courses.  

 

·         Page 3; Encourage joint initiatives to assure that an increased percentage of students will be award of the opportunities available in science, mathematics and technology.  These efforts may include, but are not limited to, providing appropriate speakers for each institution, hosting on-campus events, assisting with science research projects through mentoring and/or lab usage, and judging science fairs.

 

Exhibit A; Approved Dual Enrollment Courses List

 



Recommendation
Approve the changes to the articulation agreement between the School Board of Brevard County and Board of Trustees at Florida Institute of Technology.

Meeting Date(s)
Action - 5/23/2017

Authority for Action
Florida Statute 1007.271

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Alexis Poole, Academic Dual Enrollment Resource Teacher, Ext.  374

Robin Novelli, Director, Secondary Leading and Learning, Ext. 310

Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Leading and Learning, Ext. 300




Attachment:  Articulation Agreement FIT BPS June 2017 (clean) (5-19-17).pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Copy of FIT Courses 2017.pdf