NACEP is proud to welcome the Minnesota Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (MnCEP) as its newest affiliated state chapter. Minnesota is one of the first states where concurrent enrollment professionals organized themselves for collective professional support and advocacy. Since 2007, MnCEP has been bringing together concurrent enrollment professionals to address common challenges and share best practices as well as advocate for quality programs and educate others. NACEP and MnCEP have a long, successful history of working alongside each other to foster quality concurrent enrollment programs in Minnesota, and we are happy to formalize the relationship in this capacity.
MnCEP’s recently elected Board of Directors includes:
- President: Pakou Yang, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
- Office Vice President/President Elect: Kelley McClure-Monk, Ridgewater College
- Secretary: Megan Luxford, University of Minnesota Crookston
- Technology Director: Megan Adamczyk, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
"Minnesota is deeply invested in providing dual credit opportunities for our students. MnCEP is a great coalition of postsecondary institutions that has been gathering for many years to share best practices, support each other, and work collaboratively to enhance the quality of concurrent enrollment programs across the state," MnCEP's President Pakou Yang of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System explained. "We are excited, now especially, to be a state-chapter of NACEP. This affiliation with NACEP will strengthen our organization and concurrent enrollment programs as we can partner with NACEP to host state-level professional development opportunities, have direct access to NACEP’s national network and resources, continuously improve our NACEP standards and programs, as well as many other future collaborations!"
In order to receive state funding for concurrent enrollment, Minnesota high schools are required to work with NACEP-accredited programs or with a program that has demonstrated comparable standards. Legislation requires that by the 2020-21 school year postsecondary institutions offering concurrent enrollment must adopt and implement NACEP’s standards and required evidence for accreditation. MnCEP currently has 33 members, twelve of which run NACEP-accredited programs. NACEP looks forward to offering support to MnCEP’s non-accredited members as they work towards this achievement as well as the entire membership to ensure that Minnesota’s concurrent enrollment programs are of the utmost quality.
NACEP works with our affiliated chapters to support concurrent enrollment programs in their regions through the sharing of best practices, professional development opportunities, program development, and collective publicity and advocacy. Other NACEP affiliated chapters are the Ohio Alliance of Dual Enrollment Partnerships and the New England Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Please contact NACEP Director of Accreditation and Member Services Jennie Patteson email@example.com if you are interested in organizing a chapter in your state.