Dual Credit - Mentors

Dual Credit Mentors (NIC Staff)
Onboarding Dual Credit High School Instructors Phase/Steps Outline

Phase One – New Dual Credit High School Instructor *

Step 1: NIC – Initial Planning, Course Review, and Procedures [PDF] (deadline September 13/February 12)
Before Course Begins

  • Review course schedule of topics and assignments, HS calendar and bell schedules to ensure adequate seat time for covering course objectives.
  • Review NIC division training, expectations and requirements.
  • Confirm the semester during which the teacher would like to offer the course.
  • Review course curriculum, course schedule or calendar and due dates of assignments and test.
  • Build course syllabus, on NIC ‘s Concourse syllabus template, including NIC course objectives, contact information, meeting times, course materials, planned student outcomes, course policies and course schedule.
  • Discuss technology-mediated methods of instruction and distribution of course materials. Establish institutional and division policies on the use of the current campus LMS and whether the institution offering the dual-credit course has an LMS of its own that will be implemented. Provide tutorials and assistance for web-based assessments, IVC equipment, or other tools if needed.

Step 2: NIC – Mid-Semester Site visit [PDF] (deadline October 31/March 31)

  • a) Provide written observation with comments to include: organization, content delivery and classroom management, conveyance of NIC e-course curriculum, course alignment, and division specific policies.
  • b) How well is the delivery of the course aligning with the NIC student outcomes?
  • c) Ask to see samples of assignments, activities and tests with instructor’s grading methods to ensure work is comparable to on-campus course.
  • d) Ask for feedback regarding registration processes, communication with NIC mentor, faculty, Office of Advanced Opportunities, staff, etc.
  • e) Discuss signs of success and areas needing improvement. Please document.
  • f) Other considerations.

Step 3: NIC - End of Term Conference Form [PDF] (Deadline January 20/May 20)
Near End of Semester

  • Discuss overall outcome and any concerns about the class and mentoring relationship.
  • Discuss areas of success and areas needing improvement. Please document.
  • Recommendation to division chair to continue the course evaluation process (Phase 2), return to Phase 1 or reevaluate the DC instructor appointment.
  • Instructor will provide documentation on their experience working with NIC Mentor.
  • DC Mentor will submit End of Term Conference documentation to Division Chair for completion of Dual Credit High School Instructor Summation

*Office of Advanced Opportunities will pay mentor mileage for travel to high schools per NIC mileage policies.

Phase Two – Returning Instructor *

Step 1: NIC – Initial Planning, Course Review, and Procedures [PDF] (deadline September 13/February 12)
Before Course Begins

  • Review course schedule of topics and assignments, HS calendar and bell schedules to ensure adequate seat time for covering course objectives.
  • Review NIC division training, expectations and requirements.
  • Review course curriculum, course schedule or calendar and due dates of assignments and tests.
  • Build course syllabus, on NIC ‘s Concourse syllabus template, including NIC course objectives, contact information, meeting times, course materials, planned student outcomes, course policies and course schedule.
  • Discuss technology-mediated methods of instruction and distribution of course materials. Establish institutional and division policies on the use of the current campus LMS and whether the institution offering the dual-credit course has an LMS of its own that will be implemented. Provide tutorials and assistance for web-based assessments, IVC equipment, or other tools if needed.
  • Confirm method of communication.

Step 2: NIC – Mid Semester Site Visit(s) [PDF] (Deadline October 31/March 31) Mid-Semester Site Visit(s) - Required Once Every Three Years

  • Provide written observation with comments to include: organization, content delivery and classroom management, conveyance of NIC e-course curriculum, course alignment, and division specific policies.
  • How well is the delivery of the course aligning with the NIC student outcomes?
  • Ask to see samples of assignments, activities and tests with instructor’s grading methods to ensure work is comparable to on-campus course.
  • Ask for feedback regarding registration processes, communication with NIC mentor, faculty, Office of Advanced Opportunities, staff, etc.
  • Discuss signs of success and areas needing improvement. Please document.
  • Other considerations.

Step 3: NIC – End of Term Conference Form [PDF] (Deadline January 20/May 20)
Near End of Semester

  • Discuss overall outcome and any concerns about the class and mentoring relationship.
  • Discuss areas of success and areas needing improvement. Please document.
  • Recommendation to division chair to continue the course evaluation process (Phase 2), return to Phase 1 or reevaluate the DC instructor appointment.
  • Instructor will provide comments on their experience working with NIC Mentor.
  • DC Mentor will submit End of Term Conference documentation to Division Chair for completion of Dual Credit High School Instructor Summation

*Office of Advanced Opportunities will pay mentor mileage for travel to high schools per NIC mileage policies.