Concurrent Enrollment

Faculty Liaison & LEA Instructor Overview

Vision

Concurrent Enrollment classes offered in the high schools will be taught by high school teachers who meet the full qualifications as SUU adjunct professors. Strong relationships, characterized by reciprocated respect and understanding will open mutually beneficial opportunities.

Duties of the Faculty Liaisons

  • Department Connection- The role of the SUU faculty liaison is to ensure high school instructors receive current accurate information regarding policies, changes, and any course specific information. This may look different from department to department. Some best practices include hosting 1-2 department meetings a semester via IVC after the high school work day so CE adjuncts can participate locally, inviting them to campus for relevant departmental meetings or trainings, sending regular email updates regarding pertinent discussions, or site visits.
  • Academic Rigor – The liaison will work with instructors to ensure their academic syllabus meets standards and requirements specific to the university and SUU department. Additionally, they will ensure the General Education Essential Learning Outcome assignments are included in the coursework and are being submitted by the end of each semester.
  • Site visits – As a best practice, liaisons should visit their high school instructors 2-3 times per academic year. This can be for training and updates, attend a class as either an observer or guest presenter, or just a brief lunch meeting to discuss any questions or concerns.
  • Bi-annual training- It is the responsibility of the SUU Concurrent Enrollment Office to host a training at the beginning of the school year for all liaisons and instructors, as well as an end of year wrap up with the liaisons to receive feedback on any questions, concerns, or new ideas. All faculty liaisons are expected to attend or send a representative to the meetings.

Duties of the High School Instructors

  • Departmental Connection- High school instructors are expected to openly reciprocate communication from their respective SUU Academic department to build a relationship of trust and respect.
  • Academic Rigor – Instructors are required to submit their academic syllabus into the CE Canvas shell at the beginning of each academic semester for review by their faculty liaison. They are also required to provide a copy of their 2 Essential Learning Outcome assignments for the year to be reviewed by their liaison. Additionally any questions regarding books or specific expectations about the course should be directed to their liaison.
  • Site visits – Instructors should welcome and invite their department liaisons to their school and/or classroom 2-3 times a year. Field trips or special events are a great time to invite liaisons to come and interact with students and the instructor to have a positive presence.
  • Bi-annual training- It is the responsibility of the SUU Concurrent Enrollment Office to host a training at the beginning of the school year for all liaisons and instructors, as well as a spring semester teacher meeting. All instructors are expected to attend or send a representative to the meetings to bring back pertinent information.