Teachers College, Columbia University

Advancing Equitable Dual Enrollment: A Dialogue Among College, K-12, and State Leaders

Date and Time: November 10, 2021 2:00–3:00 PM
Location: Washington, DC
Venue: The Capital Hilton | Federal B Room

This presentation at SHEEO 2021 focused on how states can support colleges and schools in expanding access to high-quality dual enrollment coursework to more students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.

After a brief overview of dual enrollment trends, panelists discussed how their states’ and systems’ approaches to dual enrollment have informed their strategies to serve high schoolers more equitably. Panelists described their work to broaden access to dual enrollment, discussed the challenges and opportunities working within their policy contexts, and shared best practices for institutional leaders and policymakers in other geographies to consider. Topics discussed included student eligibility requirements (including placement testing), funding structures, and state accountability metrics. The panelists considered how these varied policy contexts and priorities have shaped their partnerships; how they have worked within their state contexts to expand the opportunity of accelerated college coursework to more high schoolers; and how school, college, state, and system leaders can support pathways to college and careers for more students as the country emerges from the pandemic.

Associated Papers


Senior Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Maria Harper-Marinick
Senior Fellow
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program
Kathleen Plinske
Valencia College
Daisy Gonzales
Acting Chancellor
California Community Colleges
Gene Pinkard
Director, Practice and Leadership
Aspen Institute Education & Society Program

Associated Project(s)