Dual Credit Educators
High school instructors of dual credit courses shall meet the requirements for faculty teaching in institutions of higher education, as stipulated for accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. As such, dual credit instructors shall comply with these standards required by academic units at the University. In keeping with state requirements, it is expected that high school teachers will hold a master's degree or a Ph.D. in the discipline in which they are teaching or a master's degree and at least 18 credit hours completed at the graduate level in the discipline in which they are teaching.
New dual credit instructors will participate in orientation activities provided by the University, campus and/or academic department. Continuing dual credit instructors must participate in both the same professional development and evaluation activities as those expected of adjunct faculty on the University campuses. In order to assure comparability of the dual credit courses with the corresponding experiences on the college campus, college academic departments will provide instructors of dual credit courses with support services, including a designated on-campus faculty member to serve as a liaison.
Dual credit instructors will be evaluated according to Kent State University's evaluation policies for other part-time/adjunct faculty, with the recommendation for continuation being the responsibility of the campus academic department. Thus, Kent State University will provide on-site supervision and evaluation of the dual credit faculty. The faculty liaisons must make at least one visit to the high school each semester. Student Surveys of Instruction will be administered in the dual credit course within the time frame and with the method (paper or electronic) utilized by the university.