Apr 23, 2024  
2023 - 2024 College Connections Procedures and Practice Guide 
    
2023 - 2024 College Connections Procedures and Practice Guide

2023 - 2024 College Connections Procedures and Practice Guide


College Connections Procedures and Practice Guide

For:
College Connections Instructors
EICC Department Coordinators and Faculty Liaisons

Introduction

The Eastern Iowa Community College District (EICC) is a public, comprehensive community college district comprised of three colleges: Clinton Community College (CCC) in Clinton, Iowa; Muscatine Community College (MCC) in Muscatine, Iowa; and Scott Community College (SCC) in Bettendorf, Iowa. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The colleges are approved by the Iowa Department of Education and the Board of Regents. Individual programs are accredited by associations within their respective fields.
EICC’s College Connections program enables students to be enrolled in college and their high school simultaneously. We provide opportunities to earn college credit through various methods. Students can attend classes on our college campuses; acquire credit in their normal high school classroom setting; or take advantage of our various online platforms. Students may also earn credits at several facilities throughout the community. EICC has college advisors assigned to all our high schools, and we collaborate regularly with the high school counselors, teachers, and administrators to provide exceptional service to our students.

Iowa community colleges continue to lead the charge in offering opportunities to high school students across the state. EICC’s College Connections program is authorized by Iowa Code 282.26, and 261E.1: Senior Year Plus (SYP). The Iowa Department of Education enacted SYP to provide Iowa high school students increased access to college credit, advanced placement (AP) coursework, e-Learning opportunities, and career academies for college credit. College Connections courses implemented at the high schools are the same courses as taught at our EICC campuses or through online instruction. College Connections students are college students when taking these courses. The instruction is consistent and rigorous to satisfy quality standards, accreditation, and student learning outcomes. College Connections participants must meet all requirements outlined in SYP. More information about SYP can be found on The Iowa Department of Education website at: https://educateiowa.gov/adult-career-comm-college/senior-year-plus

The EICC College Connections program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). NACEP accreditation guidelines, program standards, and other information can be found at www.nacep.org. NACEP accreditation affirms that college courses taught by high school teachers are as rigorous as courses offered on our college campuses or through online instruction. NACEP accreditation helps EICC ensure that programs adhere to the highest standards so that students experience a seamless transition to college, and College Connection Instructors (CCI) benefit from meaningful, ongoing professional development.

EICC Statement of Non-Discrimination:

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.