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Faculty Liaison Guidelines for Dual Credit (DC)

Why Liaisons?

Faculty members who agree to take on the role of Faculty Liaison are vital to the success of any DC program. Liaisons help ensure comparable rigor and quality to courses taught. A Liaison has a unique opportunity to assist Instructors who are teaching the same course(s). The Liaison will keep them updated with trends and new information in the curriculum, as well as share effective teaching styles, techniques, and resources. The Faculty Liaison Guidelines included in this packet further outline the role and responsibilities. For their service faculty Liaisons are paid a stipend of $150 per instructor per school year plus travel per-diem of site visits.

The Liaison's Role:

Each Dual Credit Instructor is assigned a CEI Faculty Liaison who teaches the same course(s) for CEI. The Liaison's role includes:

  • Serve as a content resource to help protect consistent rigor and outcomes between the DC course and the same course delivered to “traditional” students. The Faculty Liaison will participate in the following to promote collegial interaction:
    • Meet at least once with the first time DC Instructor (of the high school students) prior to the beginning of the course(s) to share information on course content through the use of the same:
      • Textbook
      • Equipment
      • Materials and supplies
      • Outcomes
      • Quality standards and syllabus
  • Participate in site visits to the DC Instructor's classroom at least once during the class term for the purpose of providing collegial interaction.
  • Attend professional development networking events designed to provide opportunities for networking and sharing of information between Instructors and Liaisons. (In service and training at CEI)
  • In addition to the pre-class visit, site visit and January in service, communicate (face-to-face, email or phone) at least one additional time during June at the end of the school year.
  • CTE Dual Credit Liaisons will also be asked to attend one Advisory Committee meeting at CEI or at the high school meeting location.
  • Providing documentation of site visits and additional communication on the appropriate forms provided in the Faculty Liaison Handbook:
    • Faculty Liaison Orientation Checklist for New DC Instructors OR
    • Faculty Liaison Checklist for Returning DC Instructors
    • Dual Credit Partner Site Visit Report
    • Site Visit Checklist and Confirmation Form
  • Communicating course changes/issues to the appropriate Chair or designee, the Dual Credit Coordinator and the Instructor.

Benefits of the Faculty Liaison Role

Benefits of serving as a Faculty Liaison include:

  • An opportunity to share one's knowledge and expertise
  • An opportunity for self-renewal
  • An opportunity to serve the institution
  • An opportunity to share professional experiences

Benefits to the Dual Credit Instructor

Benefits to the DC Instructor include:

  • An opportunity to learn about the institution and the community
  • An opportunity to enhance one's success as a DC Instructor
  • An opportunity to lessen the stress of the job through collegial support
  • An opportunity to build new professional relationships

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