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 - Pre-planning Phone Call Form [PDF]

  • Discuss course # and description of course teacher plans to teach.  Please indicate course #.
  • Review NIC’s course outcomes with the teacher.
  • Confirm the semester during which the teacher would like to offer the course.
  • Discuss any questions teacher may have about the curriculum package they received prior to the Initial Planning Meeting (Step 3).

Step 2: NIC - Course Review Process – Review & Submit Course Materials Form [PDF]

  • Review Course Curriculum; discuss any concerns.
  • Syllabus building.
  • Current textbooks & list of supplemental materials.
  • Course schedule.
  • Grading Rubrics (or other explanation of how students’ work is evaluated).
  • Copies of major tests & assignments.
  • Calendar & Bell Schedule – to ensure adequate seat time for covering course objectives.
  • Blackboard (if required).

Step 3: NIC - Initial Planning Meeting Form [PDF]

  • Discuss available resources at high school or NIC.
  • Training on department specific expectations and requirements.
  • Review Outcomes Assessment and NIC syllabus template.

Step 4: NIC - Course Approval Form [PDF]

  • An approved course syllabus (on NIC’s syllabus template) for distribution to dual credit students – including NIC course objectives.
  • A course schedule or calendar that includes due dates of major assignments and tests.
  • An approved copy of:
    • course syllabus
    • student learning outcomes
    • course outline of schedule and assignments
    • expected student assessment
    • how the student’s grade will be calculated, and any other relevant information.
  • Blackboard (if required)

Step 5: Mid-Semester Site Visit(s) New instructor Form [PDF]

  • What is your initial impression of how the course is going? 
    • Discuss signs of success
    • Areas needing improvement, etc.
  • 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 staff, faculty
    • Office of Advanced Opportunities, etc.

Step 6: End of Term Conference – New Instructor Form [PDF]

  • Notes from Final Conference
    • Be moved to Phase 2?
    • Continue with Phase 1?
    • Be released from NIC?

Phase Two – Returning Instructor

Step 1: NIC – Course Approval Form [PDF]

  • An approved course syllabus (on NIC’s syllabus template) for distribution to dual credit students – including NIC course objectives.
  • A course schedule or calendar that includes due dates of major assignments and tests.
  • An approved copy of:
    •  course syllabus
    • student learning outcomes
    • course outline of scheduled and assignments
    • expected student assessment
    • how the student’s grade will be calculated, and any other relevant information.
  • Blackboard (if required).

Step 2: NIC – Mid Semester Site Visit(s) Form [PDF]
Required Once Every Three Years

  • What is your initial impression of how the course is going?  Discuss signs of success, areas needing improvement, etc.
  • 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 staff, faculty
    • Office of Advanced Opportunities, etc.

Step 3: NIC – End of Term Conference Form [PDF]

  • Notes from Final Conference
    • Continue with Phase 2?
    • Recommend release from NIC?