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            Recommendations



Presented by Robert Frankel, Dean,
Association for Hebraic Studies 
and Tina Grant, Director, USNY Regents
Research Fund, National CCCRS
         What is a college credit
          recommendation?
If courses or proficiency exams are deemed to be at 
   the college-level they may be awarded 
   recommended credit.

Credit recommendations are determined by a 
  combination of required hours, academic rigor, 
  learning objectives and outcomes.

Colleges use the recommendations to determine 
  actual college credit that will be granted for the 
  “non-collegiate” learning.

Credit Recommendations do not equal 
  “accreditation.”
             Who offers college 
             credit evaluations?
n  USNY, Regents Research Fund,
   National College Credit Recommendation Service 
   (formerly National PONSI)

n   American Council on Education CREDIT service 
    (formerly ACE/PONSI)

n   Charter Oak College CCAP

n   Colleges often conduct “generic evaluations” of 
    courses offered by schools, corporations, or 
    organizations for partnership opportunities 
    (Thomas Edison State College)
Why should you consider CCRs
  for your courses/exams?
n   Attract, recruit, and retain motivated 
    employees and students.
n   Increase the prestige and credibility 
    of your organization/corporation.
n   Provide quality assurance for your 
    education and training programs.
n   Stand out from your competition.
    The Evaluation Process should
                be….
§   Collegial, not critical or 
    confrontational. 
§   A great way to get input from subject 
    matter experts.
§   Time intensive but worth it!
§                               
    DETC vs. NCCR evaluations
n   DETC is a national accreditation 
    agency approved by the US 
    Department of Education; National 
    CCRS is a credit recommendation 
    service governed by the NYS Board 
    of Regents.
n   Both are voluntary evaluations.
n   Compare/Contrast the Process
Does your company qualify for an
          evaluation?
                     Yes, if you….
n   offer documentable, formalized learning experiences 
    without granting accredited college degrees.
n   have administrative control over the courses/exams to be 
    evaluated. 
n   retain official student records in a secure manner.
n   include a means of assessing students' performance.
n   believe that the courses/exam are at the college level in 
    terms of subject matter, depth, and rigor.
n   hire instructors, SMEs, or instructional designers who hold 
    advanced degrees in their field of expertise.
Preparing for a Successful
        Evaluation
      Distance Learning Criteria
n   Course design and delivery methods for on
    -line instruction (ease of navigation).
n   Evidence of student and instructor 
    feedback options.
n   Student identity verification system and 
    proctoring policy for proficiency 
    examinations.
        Evaluation Must Haves…
n   A comprehensive list of learning objectives 
    for each course/exam.




n   All instructional materials: (on-line or hard 
    copies) study guides, textbooks, required readings, 
    student manuals, workbooks, laboratory manuals, 
    presentations, lectures.
                     And….
n   Copies of/Access to all assignments and 
    assessments (labs, quizzes, essays, midterm and 
    final exams, presentations, case studies, etc.) 
    and rubrics if applicable.

n   Graded samples of student work for all 
    assessments used to determine the final grade 
    representing a range of performance from below 
    average to above average for three students.
             And finally…..
n   Instructors’ qualifications: resume, 
    biographical narrative, or CV.
n   Class rosters, attendance records, 
    and official grade list for each 
    course/exam. 
n   Access to the master record keeping 
    system.
            Do’s and Don’ts
       Helpful Advice from Robert



n   Complete and submit required forms 
    on time! J
n   Perspective of a reviewer and a client
n   Other tips…
       Life After the Site Visit…
n   You  




n   NCCRS Office
        The Work Continues…


n   NCCRS issues written report.
n   Your Web page on NCCRS site is created.
n   Course exhibits created and posted.
n   Excelsior College Transcript Service.
n   Student and college advocacy.
n   Five-year revalidation cycle.
        Course Exhibit – Association for Hebraic Studies

Elementary Biblical Hebrew I (HEB 151)
Location: Association for Hebraic Studies Institute, Suffern, NY, authorized 
instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length: Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through the 
Association for Hebraic Studies Institute. 
Dates: April 2010- Present.
Objectives: The student will be able to: read biblical Hebrew (alphabet, vowels, 
pronunciation); transliterate Hebrew words; parse and find the lexical form of verbs; 
explain the basics of verbal forms (by roots, pronouns, gender, number, verbal 
stems, tenses, verbal forms, such as infinitive, participle);  understand basic syntax 
of Hebrew; understand basic morphology of Hebrew and analyze word formation; 
read and translate selected biblical passages.
Instruction: The primary goals of Elementary Biblical Hebrew I (HEB 151) are to 
introduce the elementary grammar forms, the regular verbal forms, the most 
frequent vocabulary, word formations and their inflection, and the characteristic 
syntax and other basic features of the language. Topics may include: The Hebrew 
alphabet; Writing – print and cursive; the vowel system (including vowel reduction); 
reading; the noun - gender and number; independent (personal) pronouns; 
demonstrative pronouns; interrogative pronouns; nominal sentence; the syntactic 
order “noun-adjective;” the definite article; the conjunction  vav; some prepositions; 
construct case; pronominal suffixes; verb – overview;  qatal pattern (the strong 
verb) of Pa’al (Qal); and the direct object marker.
Credit recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree 
category, 4 semester hours in Biblical or Classical Hebrew (5/10). 
           USNY, NCCRS
    1500 Cooperating Colleges and
            Universities
n   In every state, as well as Canada, Guam, 
    and Puerto Rico.
n   Usually 100% acceptance at Excelsior, 
    Empire State, Thomas Edison, Charter 
    Oak College.
n   Transcript service through Excelsior
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