In this powerpoint presentation from the "Linking Noncredit to Credit: it just makes 'cents'!" presentation at DREAM 2017 in San Francisco, California, Alese Mulvihill described the process that Housatonic used to lattice noncredit to credit programs. Through the college's work with the Northeast Resiliency Consortium Hosatonic created internal and external articulation agreements for our non-credit programs. Session attendees looked at an articulation agreement that was created in acknowledging the partnership between credit and non-credit. Session attendees also looked at the external evaluation process that was also used for some of Housatonic's classes. Attendees talked about dollars and cents and why this make sense fiscally as well as the benefits to the college and benefits to the students. Housatonic has gone through tremendous change to ensure that these partnerships continue after the grant including moving the department of Continuing Education and Professional Studies under the Academic Dean. Session attendees talked about this move and the importance of utilizing your institutions faculty in order to build your non-credit offerings.
Author: Alese Mulvihill, Housatonic Community College