UF Staying at the Center of Important CCP Conversations
Christine Denecker, Ph.D., University of Findlay Associate Vice President for Learning and Innovation and president-elect of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) is keeping UF at the center of important CCP conversations with her involvement in the inaugural issue of “Concurrent Enrollment Review” (CER).
“Concurrent Enrollment Review” (CER) is the first independent, open-access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to research in the field of dual/concurrent enrollment (DE/CE). The October 2023 issue is its inaugural issue, and Denecker, helped make it possible. Denecker’s article, “A Venn Diagram of Secondary-Postsecondary Teaching and Learning: The Transformative Power of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships” is the fifth article in the inaugural issue, and addresses the differences between PK-12, higher education, perceived gaps, and how concurrent enrollment (known as College Credit Plus [CCP] in Ohio) plays a role.
Along with this article, Denecker’s edited collection, “The Dual Enrollment Kaleidoscope: Reconfiguring Perceptions of First Year Writing and Composition Studies,” is also reviewed in the October 2023 issue of CER.
“It’s extremely important for UF to participate in and help lead dual/concurrent enrollment conversations,” said Denecker. “Research shows that students who participate in DE/CE are more likely to finish high school, enroll in college, and persist to degree.”
Nationwide, it’s estimated that over one million students participate in DE/CE programs, and more than 78,000 students participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. University of Findlay serves as the largest private provider of CCP in Ohio.
The “Concurrent Enrollment Review” seeks to build knowledge on dual/concurrent enrollment and is intentionally designed to engage with the three main populations that support and deliver these programs – scholars, administrators, and policy experts. By playing a role in the open-access journal, Denecker and University of Findlay can help lead the discussion on dual and concurrent enrollment and help share research on the topic. “High school students in dual enrollment courses are the only college-going group that is currently growing in numbers nationally. We have over two decades of research that shows the benefits of these programs,” said Denecker.
For more information on the University of Findlay, including more about Ohio’s top-ranked private provider of College Credit Plus, visit University of Findlay online at www.findlay.edu.
To view the inaugural issue of “Concurrent Enrollment Review,” including Christine Denecker’s article, visit the journal website.