Participating Teachers, Districts, and Students
During the previous school year, 889 high school students enrolled in one of the six accepted Advanced Placement courses and simultaneously registered to earn three hours of UNO History credit.
The Dual Enrollment courses were taught in 17 metro area high schools by 26 teachers. From the History Department Dual Enrollment Committee’s portion of the tuition paid by each of the above students, the following items and/or actions were underwritten based upon the Committee’s Mission Statement.
History Course Credits Two teachers each received a scholarship for the tuition and fee costs associated with taking three-hour graduate history courses.
Missouri Valley History Conference A fee was paid to the conference to permit admittance by any teacher from any History Dual Enrollment participating school district
Substitute Teacher Fees Four teachers attended the conference for a day, necessitating the
hiring of substitute teachers for their classrooms, for which their districts were reimbursed. During the year, substitute teacher fees were also reimbursed for other teacher enrichment experiences as well as for field excursions.
Teacher Kitties Classroom kitties of $75 per teacher were utilized by eight teachers who purchased classroom materials to facilitate course instruction. These instructors were reimbursed for their purchases.
Participating School District Purchases
Equipment Program funds were utilized to purchase and install in participating schools thirteen ELMO presenters, seven SMART Boards, and the other required ancillary electronic equipment.
Curriculum Program funds were utilized to purchase Advanced Placement review texts for several participating schools to aid in their students’ preparation for the AP exam.
Participating Student Enrichment
Special Events Funds were used to defray the honorarium paid to Elena Dodd, an actress who performed "Meet Eleanor Roosevelt," a one-woman theatre piece presented on the UNO campus and in several local high schools in October 2008. Her presentation in Omaha was sponsored by the United Nation Association of the United States of America, Lincoln, Nebraska Chapter.
Field Excursions Program funds were used to pay admission fees to Joslyn Art Museum for all students enrolled in five classes from participating high schools.
Classroom Lectures UNO faculty lectured in several high school classrooms.