October Webinar Series – Spooky Stories – From Horror to Hooray! Program Stories from the Crypt

October is a fun and spooky time to reflect on successes and challenges we face in dual and concurrent enrollment. Sometimes our work may seem scary (BOO!), but NACEP is here to shed light on important issues and help guide you on your path. This month, we highlight work in the field as presenters share program strategies, research, and perspective.

Increasing the Supply of Credentialed Concurrent Enrollment Instructors


Date: 10/11/2023, 1:00 pm

Presenter: Teri St. Pierre, Director of Early College Associate Professor of Mathematics College of Arts & Sciences, University of Maine at Presque Isle

Public or member-only

Description: In a rural section of the country that is struggling to get teachers in a classroom - regardless of qualifications, how can we get qualified concurrent enrollment instructors? Understanding the complexities of the secondary education classroom along with teacher  mindset help to provide insight into the high school world. Learn what one university has done to credential teachers, provide additional professional support, and create a professional learning community. The presentation will include examples of institutional credentialing and qualification policy, program information, and guidance on how to provide support to concurrent enrollment instructors through the process.

What Are Students Telling Us About the Dual Enrollment Experience?


Date: Postponed. Date TBD.


  • Linda Garcia, Executive Director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE)
  • Dustin Eicke, Vice President of Performance and Planning at Laramie County Community College

Public or member-only


Research on dual enrollment exists—such as that focused on state policy and participation rates—but what is missing from the equation is information about what students actually experience while they are dually enrolled. To understand how to ensure better access and promote positive outcomes for all students in dual enrollment programs, community colleges need to understand the dual enrollment experience from the perspective of students themselves. To this end, CCCSE, with assistance from an advisory panel of experts, developed the Dual Enrollment Survey of Student Engagement (DESSE) to help college leaders learn from these students. Almost 4,500 students responded to the fall 2022 DESSE pilot administration. Join CCCSE Executive Director Dr. Linda García as she highlights findings from the pilot administration and describes what CCCSE learned from dually enrolled student respondents in the areas of getting started, aspirations, support services, and teaching and learning. Additionally, Dr. Dustin Eicke, Vice President of Performance and Planning from Laramie County Community College in Wyoming, will describe how his college is using the initial DESSE data to inform important work with their dually enrolled students.