Dual Enrollment Policy
Excellence with a Personal Touch
Authority: Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management
Date Enacted or Revised: Enacted May 2020
Faculty Standards and Expectations
Dual enrollment instructors participate in faculty development and other collegial interactions at McNeese State University. Academic departments provide dual enrollment instructors with course-specific training in course philosophy, curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and other responsibilities prior to the instructor teaching the course. Dual enrollment instructors use the McNeese State University learning management system, email, and all other associated technologies for their courses. Dual enrollment instructors are informed of and adhere to McNeese State University policies and procedures.
McNeese State University ensures that dual enrollment courses reflect the learning objectives, and the pedagogical, theoretical, philosophical orientation, and academic rigor of the academic department, its college, and the University. Dual enrollment students achieve the student learning outcomes of their courses using comparable grading standards and assessment methods to on-campus sections. Textbooks and instructional materials used in dual enrollment courses must be the same or comparable with those used in on-campus courses.
McNeese State University ensures that Instructors for dual enrollment courses that are part of the general education core curriculum and/or part of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) must conduct appropriate course assessments and submit required data and student artifacts at the end of each semester.
McNeese State University conducts end-of-term student evaluations of instruction for each dual enrollment course to provide instructors with feedback. Other evaluations can include grade distributions, DFW rates, general education assessment, adherence to administrative expectations, and other evaluations as required by the academic department. Faculty liaisons observe course content and delivery to ensure that dual enrollment courses are equivalent to their counterpart courses on the McNeese State University campus. Instructors who receive unsatisfactory evaluations will be subject to remediation as described in the Faculty Evaluation Policy.
Student Standards and Expectations
Dual enrollment students are advised about the benefits and implications of taking college courses, as well as the policies and expectations of McNeese State University, particularly those involving course loads, class policies, adding and withdrawing from courses, and grading regulations.
McNeese State University, in conjunction with secondary school partners, provides dual enrollment students with suitable access to library and learning resources and student support services. McNeese State University complies with all state and federal laws regarding protection of students’ personally identifiable information.