OCTC again earns NACEP accreditation for dual enrollment program

June 10, 2023 | 12:06 am

Updated June 10, 2023 | 12:27 am

Dr. Meredith Skaggs, OCTC's Department Head for Heritage, Humanities and Fine Arts

Owensboro Community & Technical College has been granted reaffirmation for dual and concurrent enrollment programs by the Accreditation Commission of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).

Dr. Meredith Skaggs, OCTC’s Department Head for Heritage, Humanities and Fine Arts led the process for OCTC’s program to be reaffirmed.

“Accreditation isn’t an individual effort,” she said. “Our high school partners are truly some of the best in the nation which is demonstrated in the quality of their teaching and how they support the accountability measures of the accreditation process.”

As the nation’s only accrediting body for these unique educational partnerships, NACEP’s standards serve as the model criteria for ensuring parity in faculty, course content, student outcomes, and support. Receiving NACEP accreditation means an institution has met the nation’s most rigorous standard in concurrent enrollment program development, management, and evaluation across multiple, multifaceted program areas.

To earn NACEP accreditation, concurrent enrollment programs conduct a self-study, document how their programs adhere to NACEP’s sixteen standards, and undergo a rigorous peer-review process conducted by a team of representatives from NACEP accredited programs as well as the members of the NACEP Accreditation Commission.

“This rigorous process ensures the quality of the educational experience being delivered. This is a commitment by OCTC and by all our educational partners to make sure our program is of the highest quality,” said OCTC President Dr. Scott Williams.

June 10, 2023 | 12:06 am

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