Public Law 2020, Chapter created a Dual Enrollment Study Commission to examine the following issues:
(1) identify the costs associated with the implementation of the program, and develop a fair and reasonable distribution of costs among students, school districts, and institutions of higher education;
(2) survey institutions of higher education about possible tuition discounts;
(3) identify ways to minimize or eliminate the program costs borne by school districts;
(4) study the viability of including transportation services in the program;
(5) review information related to the utilization of dual enrollment programs throughout the State;
(6) study the effect of dual enrollment programs on college participation rates, college graduation rates, and the average time to degree;
(7) assess the rigor of dual enrollment courses, including the academic qualifications of faculty who teach the courses;
(8) develop any other proposals, such as the offering of dual enrollment through online curriculum, that the commission believes would increase the success of an expanded dual enrollment program 1; and
(9) research and develop proposals for sustaining and expanding early college high schools, which is an intensive, evidence-based model of dual enrollment1 .
NJPSA President Mike Vinella, the Principal of East Brunswick High School is representing you on this important commission. In order to gather information on current dual enrollment programs, obstacles to implementing them and best practices for successful programs, NJPSA will be hosting a focus group meeting in January 2022 for interested NJPSA members. The meeting has not yet been scheduled but will be held virtually.
If you are interested in participating, or in sending a staff member from your school who works with dual enrollment programs please email Debra Bradley, NJPSA Director of Government Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest and participation!