Comparison of Articulation, Enhanced Articulation & Program

of Study

This table compares the basic elements of articulation agreements, enhanced articulation agreements and programs of study. It also provides a quick reference regarding the Perkins requirements in terms of quantity, due dates, participants, etc.

 

ARTICULATION

ENHANCED ARTICULATION

PROGRAM OF STUDY

QUICK DEFINITION

A planned process linking secondary career and technical education (CTE) programs to postsecondary CTE programs.  These agreements allow students to earn dual credits (both secondary and postsecondary credit) or escrow credits, which are given to matriculated students following successful completion of a college’s identified number of credit hours.

Enhanced articulation is an articulation that is a systematically planned process linking a secondary career and technical education school program statewide to a postsecondary career and technical education system program statewide.

 

A Program of Study is a planned sequence of courses that integrates high-quality core academic knowledge with technical and occupational skills and knowledge to provide secondary CTE students with a pathway to postsecondary CTE education and career goals. Maine’s model of CTE organize Programs of Study within 10 broad career cluster programs designed to provide students with multiple career pathways leading to careers and postsecondary education.

INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED

CTE secondary school to a single college campus

CTE Centers/Regions to Maine Community College System (representing all campuses that offer the same or similar program)

CTE Centers/Regions, and all sending/partner secondary schools and a single college campus

WHO RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING AND EXECUTING?

Secondary CTE schools and college campuses jointly

Secondary CTE schools collectively and the Maine community college system

Secondary CTE schools and a Maine community college; the CTE directors are primary facilitators

HOW OFTEN UPDATED?

Annually

At the request of either party; renewed every three years

Every two years

CREDIT BEARING AT PS  LEVEL?

Yes, may be dual or escrow credits

Yes, must be at least three credits

Not required, but may include and is recommended

WHO MUST SIGN AGREEMENT?

Secondary director and instructor; postsecondary academic dean, department chair or articulation facilitator, and instructor

Secondary-CTE Directors, and District Superintendents; Postsecondary-Maine Community College System President, and the Chief Academic Officer

Secondary director and instructor; community college campus President, academic dean, department chair or articulation facilitator, instructor, and all secondary sending/partner high school principals

REQUIREMENTS
*The State plan requires a contact/position be named by each individual secondary school and individual college campus to facilitate, keep records and report on Articulations, Enhanced Articulations and Programs of Study.

% of secondary and postsecondary program articulation
10% by 7/1/09
20% by 7/1/10
30% by 7/1/11
40% by 7/1/12
50% by 7/1/13

One must be in place by July 1, 2009; three required over the course of the current cycle of Perkins funding.

One must be in place by July 1, 2008. With all sending schools by July 1, 2009
*Must include an industry recognized credential, certification, associate or baccalaureate degree potential at the postsecondary level.  Articulation is recommended but not required.