Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Interested in Articulating?

Important Deadlines

Requests for new articulations for the 2016-2017 school year have passed. We will begin to accept new applications for the 2017-2018 school year in October 2016.

May 1, 2016 – New Dual Credit applications for the 2016-2017 school year

May 15, 2016 – Current Dual Credit instructors who want to add new courses should submit new course syllabi by this date

September 1, 2016 – All updated and new instructor syllabi are due. Check with your Dual Credit Coordinator for a course-specific template

3-Step Articulation Creation Process

Step 1: Instructor Qualification Review

Who - All Credentials are submitted to Division Dean by Dual Credit office.

What - The review of credentials will allow dean to decide if candidate meets all qualifications necessary.

Why - PCC must maintain high degree of rigor in all credit granting classes, just as is true in all “on-campus” classes. Teacher qualifications must meet or exceed all requirements posted.

Where - If the instructor meets the qualifications; Dean will review and sign “IAF” (Instructor Approval Form) after which time the document will travel to “Dean of Instruction” for review and approval. If approved through demonstrated competency the Vice President for Academic Affairs will also need to sign. When documents are returned to the Dual Credit office the candidate will be notified.

Step 2: Course Review

Who - An PCC instructor from the nearest campus to the High school will be assigned as the faculty liaison and a partnership will be created.

What - The liaison will offer suggestions for course alignment and activities.

Why - It is important to employ the guidance of experienced faculty when creating a new course. Their guidance can be invaluable

Where - Course review should happen soon after the partnership is defined and it may happen by phone, at school, in a coffee shop, wherever partners choose. (See further strategies for partnership development on the following pages).

Step 3: Articulation Agreement Created

Who - After “Instructor Review” (IAF) and “Course Review” (syllabus) are approved, the Dual Credit office will create an articulation agreement that is signed electronically by High School Faculty, PCC Faculty Liaison, Dual Credit Coordinator, Division Dean, Dean of Instruction and the Vice President of  Academic affairs.

What -This is a legal document. All parties should take care to read the entire document and know to what they are agreeing

Why - PCC is an accredited community college. To remain true to our vision and uphold standards, outside offering of credit should be by contract only.

Where - Copies of all articulation agreements are available and filed in Dual Credit office.

 

During 2015-16, there were 821 “articulated” Portland Community College courses taught at 62 area high schools by approximately 268 approved high school instructors.

These articulated courses provided 7,626 students who earned 45,402 PCC credits the opportunity to transition smoothly to the next level of college courses following their high school graduation.