Instructor Benefits

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CollegeNow recognizes the importance of helping to keep our concurrent enrollment instructors at the forefront of education. We are pleased to be able to provide the following concurrent enrollment instructor benefits:

  • Concurrent enrollment instructors are eligible for tuition waivers for up to one course per semester on campus, our extension centers, or online. Instructors may submit a request for their course selection to Rhonda Kowalski prior to the start date of the course. Instructors will be responsible for any fees, the cost of the textbook, and obtaining a certificate of residence.
  • Instructors receive a 10% discount on their meals at the College's farm-to-table culinary center, Coltivare, located at 235 South Cayuga Street in downtown Ithaca. Must present a College ID card. The discount applies to all in the part, but does not include alcohol.
  • Instructors and their partners/children are eligible for the College Staff discounted rate for both the College Fitness Center and Fitness Center classes (rates). 
  • We hose campus visits, including tours, library workshops, Challenge course and teambuilding sessions, and discipline-specific activities, upon request. To bring a CollegeNow class to campus, or to have us do a presentation at your school, please contact Brent Doane.
  • Concurrent enrollment instructors are assigned an ID number and card that can be used to access resources and services from the Tompkins Cortland Library. Resources include print books and DVDs, electronic books, full text scholarly journal articles, and streaming videos. Library services include research instruction and reference consultations. Library resources are also available to concurrent enrollment students as they work on their assignments. A link to the Library is on top of every TC3 webpage. Contact TC3Library@tompkinscortland.edu for assistance.
  • We provide professional development opportunities for concurrent enrollment instructors. In addition to our own workshops, we also promote workshops provided by other institutions in our region. Instructors are also encouraged to observe classes on campus. Contact our office or your faculty liaison to set up an individual visit. 
  • All of your students have free access to our College's online career development tool, Career Coach, through which students may take an interest inventory, research careers and job opportunities, identify TC3 degree programs related to their career goals, and create a resume; students do not have to create a login, but doing so will allow them to save their progress/results. In addition, feel free to utilize these career tools developed by our Career Services center.
  • We can provide free training for any instructors who are interested in teaching a course online using the College's Blackboard learning management system, or incorporating online elements into their regular courses (a "hybrid" approach). In addition, many Online Education Resources (OER) are available for CollegeNow courses; we can support you in integrating them into your courses. Review the Blackboard organization for your discipline for available course resources.
  • Several concurrent enrollment instructors “moonlight” as adjuncts for the College teaching online, on campus, or at an extension center, in the summer, evening hours, or after retirement. Opportunities are posted online. Contact us for information.