High School Instructor Checklist
Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment
Pre-Enrollment • Post-Enrollment • End of Course
Please use the following checklists as a guide to guarantee all appropriate actions have been taken in order to ensure student enrollment and registration has occurred for the dual credit course(s) you are teaching, and to ensure your students receive University credit for the course(s) in which they enrolled. All items can be found on our website and should be sent to the MSSU Office of Academic Outreach. Mailed copies are acceptable; however, electronic copies or faxes are preferred.
- Work with your high school dual credit coordinator to determine course offerings for the upcoming academic year. The Intent to Offer form is due from the coordinator by March 1 annually.
- Work with your high school dual credit coordinator and the appropriate MSSU Academic Department Chair on Course Approval and Instructor Approval forms as necessary.
- Attend any required meetings or training sessions for dual credit instructors held by MSSU.
- Work directly with the MSSU Bookstore and the high school dual credit coordinator to determine a textbook adoption and delivery plan. Inform the Office of Academic Outreach of the plan.
- Know your course registration number(s) (CRN) for the courses you plan to teach.
- Encourage students to complete the required paperwork in a timely manner, and help the high school dual credit coordinator to disburse and collect completed forms.
- Serve as a liaison between the Office of Academic Outreach and the students when necessary to ensure timely cooperation and exchange of information.
- Familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures that affect you as a dual credit instructor in the state of Missouri, and an adjunct instructor at MSSU.
- Check your class rosters through LioNet regularly for accuracy. Students not on the class roster by the fourth Friday of classes (based on the MSSU academic calendar) will not be given University credit for the course. Notifications of inaccuracies should be sent to the Office of Academic Outreach immediately for reconciliation. The timing of when students will show up on your roster will vary from school to school because of the variation in high school enrollment dates and because of the large amount of students being processed during the same few weeks.
- Remind students of important deadlines, especially as it relates to refunds, bill payments, and course withdrawals.
- Process course withdrawals as necessary.
- Work and communicate directly with the MSSU Academic Department Chair for all academic matters related to the course, professional development opportunities, discipline-specific training opportunities, pedagogy and assessment strategies and faculty evaluations.
- Check your MSSU email account for important updates and information from the University. Information about how to re-route your MSSU email account to another preferred email account is available in the Information Technology Technical Guides through the MSSU website.
- Be prepared to make yourself available to your students outside of the regular course instruction time if requested by the student
- Take advantage of your faculty benefits!
END OF COURSE
- Have an administrator or the dual credit coordinator from your school complete the IDEA survey with the students in your course and send the completed surveys back to MSSU.
- Submit final grades through LioNet at the end of the course. If the MSSU deadline cannot be met, an excel grade sheet will be emailed to you. Complete and return the end of course grade sheet within 48 hours of the final exam.
- Work directly with the MSSU Bookstore to collect and return textbooks. Inform the Office of Academic Outreach of this plan.
- Conduct other program surveys and evaluations as necessary.
High School Instructors teaching a dual credit course should consult the respective Academic Department Chair regarding course materials (e.g., textbooks).
For detailed information about what to include in a course syllabus, please reference the High School Faculty Policies and Procedures section of the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Handbook.