Baker College Director of Running Start, Randy Hill, and Assistant Director of Running Start, Kate Dekam, at the Summit for Dual Enrollment Programs.
Randy Hill, Director of Running Start at Baker College, and Katelyn DeKam, Assistant Director of Running Start, have recently presented at the Summit for Dual Enrollment Programs in South Padre Island, Texas. The event, held from February 19-21, is considered the premier national conference for dual enrollment and was jointly organized by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) and South Texas College.
Hill and DeKam presented their topic, “High School Ready: Preparing College Faculty for the K-12 Learner,” which delved into the best practices for preparing college faculty to teach K-12 students enrolled in dual enrollment programs. The presentation focused on providing insights into developing a training structure and content to equip college faculty with the tools to be successful in the high school environment. In addition the presenters solicited feedback from the audience to enhance the training program.
Hill expressed his gratitude for being able to present at the Summit and shared his excitement in showcasing the success of Baker’s RunningStart program. “We are really making a name for ourselves on the national stage and promoting our best practices,” he said. “It is an honor to be able to share our experiences and insights with other institutions and to learn from their successes as well.”
Baker College’s RunningStart program is a dual-enrollment initiative that gives Michigan high school students an early start on their college education. Students take college courses and earn college credit at little or no cost to them while still working toward their high school diploma. At graduation, students leave high school ready for college.
For more information on the Baker College Running Start initiative, visit our RunningStart page.