Faculty Liaisons

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Purpose of Faculty Liaison Program

  • To monitor quality, consistency, and curricular alignment of concurrent enrollment classes that are awarding college credits.
  • To improve overall communication and encourage dialogue between Tompkins Cortland faculty and high school concurrent enrollment faculty to benefit teaching and learning.

Faculty Liaison Responsibilities

  • Review applicant credentials to assure that instructor meets the adjunct requirements for the course(s).
  • Review concurrent enrollment course outlines for CE instructors to ensure curricular alignment.
  • Orient newly approved high school concurrent enrollment instructors to the course expectations.
  • Conduct site visits. (Review Site Visit Guidelines for suggestions on conducting site visits. A Site Visit Report Form must be completed for each visit. Mileage to schools may be claimed.)
  • Review examples of course materials and student work from concurrent enrollment courses to assess alignment in assessment and grading.
  • Communicate and hold individual meetings as needed with concurrent enrollment instructors.
  • Facilitate/provide professional development for continuing high school concurrent enrollment instructors.

Professional Development Options

In addition to traditional workshops we encourage liaisons to work with Campus Technology staff to develop online discipline-specific groups in Blackboard. These groups would:

  • promote communication among high school concurrent enrollment instructors who are teaching the same Tompkins Cortland approved courses;
  • provide an environment for our Faculty Liaisons to post information, resources, and course materials, for concurrent enrollment instructors;
  • offer an enhanced level of communication between college faculty and participating high school instructors.

Liaisons may also use our webinar platform GoToMeeting to video conference with instructors. In some cases, professional development may be done during site visits (something significantly more than a reflection of the class observation) or involve instructors visiting campus to observe classes. Please see Victoria to discuss ideas and coordinate your offerings.


  • Academic departments select Faculty Liaisons and notify CollegeNow office.
  • CollegeNow office provides Faculty Liaisons with concurrent enrollment instructor contact information, forms, etc.
  • Faculty Liaison orientation with CollegeNow office.
  • Faculty Liaisons begin communication with concurrent enrollment instructors, schedule site visits, submit site visit forms to CollegeNow office, etc.
  • Faculty Liaisons complete activity logs four times per year to track work with concurrent enrollment instructors.