High School Faculty

Interested in Articulating?

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 the PCC Dean will review and sign “IAF” (Instructor Approval Form), then the document will go to the PCC Dean of Instruction for review and approval. If approved through demonstrated competency the Vice President of Academic Affairs will also need to review and approve. The candidate will be notified by the Dual Credit office once the instructor qualification review has been completed.

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 the instructor qualification and course review steps are completed, the Dual Credit office will create an articulation agreement. This agreement is signed (electronically) by the High School Faculty and Administration, 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.

Fun fact

During 2016-17, there were 752 “articulated” Portland Community College courses taught at 62 area high schools by approximately 268 approved high school instructors. These articulated courses provided 6,759 students who earned 42,432 PCC credits the opportunity to transition smoothly to the next level of college courses following their high school graduation.