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Many instructors find that courses they teach, or hope to teach, can be adapted to align with Tompkins Cortland courses. For example, many 12th grade Honors English teachers offer ENGL101 and even ENGL102, Regents chemistry may be aligned with CHEM101 and 102, and a government class may be adapted to meet POSC103 expectations. Review the list of courses which have been approved for concurrent enrollment in the past; please inquire if you are interested in a course not on the list. The best way to identify a matching college course is to review its Master Course Syllabus. Some teachers who offer AP courses find this chart of AP to Tompkins Cortland course equivalents to be helpful. Many Tompkins Cortland liberal arts courses can be used to satisfy SUNY General Education requirements as well. With your principal and counselor, decide which semester the course may be offered and who the target audience is.
Contact the Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator for help identifying potential courses, as well as to obtain application materials and course guidelines.
Submit a credential packet
- 1. Complete the Application for Professional Employment - faculty liaisons review these credentials. Credential requirements vary by academic department. Review the minimum basic qualifications to teach concurrent enrollment courses prior to applying.
- 2. Submit a current resume - include relevant teaching and professional experience, as well as staff development, recognitions, and other factors that support your application
- 3. Submit your transcript(s) - All undergraduate and graduate transcripts - legible copies are acceptable
Submit your proposed course outline
Guidelines for the course outline:
If your credentials have been approved, you will be provided with materials to develop a course outline. Complete the Course Outline Template, taking into account the following:
1. Prepare a separate outline for each college course, even if multiple college courses are taught as part of a single high school course.
2. Align your outline with the Master Course Syllabus and supplemental materials provided, including a sample of an outline for a section of the course, guidelines the academic department has developed, the recommended grading scale and the recommended basic skills and prerequisites. In some courses, instructors are required to use a common final exam, laboratory activities, or other projects/assessments.
3. If you wish to use a textbook other than the one listed in the syllabus, you must have our faculty's approval; you may be asked to provide a copy for our faculty's review.
Deadlines for new Concurrent Enrollment course proposals are as follows:
- Fall courses (September 2021 - January 2022) — May 14, 2021
- Full Year courses (September 2021 - June 2022) — May 14, 2021
- Spring courses (February 2022 - June 2022) — November 19, 2021
The Proposal Review Process
Credentials and course outlines are reviewed by a Faculty Liaison for that course, who will indicate any necessary revisions or additional information. You will receive a notice of instructor and course approval or denial. A course may not be promoted as a concurrent enrollment course until final approval is granted.
Orientation for New Instructors
If approved, you will receive a CollegeNow orientation, which includes an overview of the expectations and administrative procedures for the course and program. Your faculty liaison will assist you with any course-specific questions and materials. You will also be required to attend our CollegeNow Professional Development Conference in August. Please read through the CollegeNow Instructor's Handbook, and check out the other informational links for Concurrent Enrollment Teachers and Students.
All CollegeNow instructors receive access to myTC3, the college's record system. Our office will work with you and your school to go through the course registration process at the beginning of the appropriate semester.
Online Resource for Instructors
Faculty liaisons have created online organizations for concurrent enrollment instructors. There is a separate organization for each discipline, so if you have been approved for multiple disciplines, you may have access to multiple organizations. Access these online organizations by going to myTC3 and using the username and password that has been provided to you; click on Web Courses to enter the College's Blackboard site. Look in the "My Organizations" or "Community" area of the Blackboard site to find your group (they are named CollegeNow: discipline). If you do not have a username and password or do not seem to have access to the appropriate organizations, please contact CollegeNow.
Liaisons manage their own organizations, but they generally contain an orientation overview for new instructors, which provides guidance on placement, recommended texts, assessments, and library resources. In addition, liaisons often post master course syllabi, samples of course outlines, and class materials (ie: labs, tests, assignments, and grading rubrics). When available, copies of online sections of courses are posted in the organization (these may be referred to as sample courses or templates); you may copy/download any of the content you see and adapt for your classes. There is also a discussion forum for sharing ideas, asking questions, and making suggestions. If you have materials that you would like posted to your organization, please let your liaison know.