Instructors

Instructor Benefits

UConn ECE instructors are considered University of Connecticut adjunct faculty members and receive many of the academic privileges granted to UConn faculty. Certified instructors receive a University identification card and Net ID that allows them lending privileges at all University libraries and the ability to utilize many academic services on campus. Virtual classrooms and online resources are available to all UConn ECE instructors.

Professional Development

Early College Experience coordinators offer annual faculty workshops. Workshop attendance is required at least every other year to maintain certification as an Early College Experience instructor. CEUs are awarded through the Early College Experience office. Additional opportunities for professional development are offered in some disciplines on a regular basis and will be publicized through our website, the ListServs, newsletter, and mailings. High schools in the program have agreed to allow release time for Early College Experience instructors to participate in professional development activities. Administrators should contact the Early College Experience office or the Director if they have any questions.

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Role of the Instructor

The most important responsibility a UConn ECE instructor has is to teach the UConn course while adhering to the standards set by NACEP and by the specific department at the University of Connecticut. Instructors need to be committed:

  • To support two-way communication with the UConn ECE Program Office and the faculty coordinator by reading all information and responding to inquiries in a timely manner.
  • To observe program deadlines and policies including the administering of examinations and the online grading process through the University's Student Administration System. Policies may vary across disciplines so we ask that you contact the faculty coordinator to review these policies.
  • To review and understand all policies found in the Policy & Procedures Guide.
  • To seek and create a college environment in the UConn ECE classroom.
  • To be committed to utilizing appropriate UConn electronic resources, such as library databases and the University's password-protected course management tool, HuskyCT (Blackboard).
  • To maintain certification by attending a minimum of one discipline-specific UConn ECE workshop every two years.

UConn ECE instructors are asked to verify their class roster and enter course grades online using the University's Student Administration System (SAS).

Printing & Viewing Rosters

Rosters are Due Oct 9th

Online Grading Instructions

Alternate Grades

WAU: A student who withdrew from the course after the add/drop deadline and had exposure to the course material. Course credit is not granted for a WAU grade.

N: A student who registered to take a course but had limited or no attendance in the course. Course credit is not granted for an N grade.

Grading

UConn ECE instructors are asked to enter course grades online using the University's Student Administration System (SAS). To access the SA system, an instructor will need a NetID and password.

Grade Submission Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester Grades: Due February 15th
  • Full Year and Spring Semester Grades: Due July 1st

Course Grades:

UConn ECE students may earn a grade of A-F. Numerical grades will not be accepted. High schools using a numerical grading system should translate the number grade to letter format using the conversion policy provided by the UConn faculty coordinator for the discipline. Contact faculty coordinators directly with any questions regarding calculating or converting a course grade.

The UConn grade and the high school grade given for a UConn course may differ. This difference would be based on the high school’s policy for assigning grades in challenging courses.  The high school grade would appear on the high school transcript and the UConn grade would appear on the UConn transcript. How these grades are assigned should be made transparent to the students.

Students receiving a grade of C- or below will have their grade automatically translated to an audit (AU) and will not receive credit for the course. If the student is enrolled in a following sequence course, he or she will be automatically removed from the second course of the sequence and returned any fees paid.

Explanation

Final Grades

Grade Points

Course Credit

Excellent

A
A-

4.0
3.7

YES
YES

Very Good

B+

3.3

YES

Good

B
B-
C+

3.0
2.7
2.3

YES
YES
YES

Average

C

2.0

YES

Fair

C-

1.7

NO

Poor

D+
D

1.3
1.0

NO
NO

Merely Passing

D-

0.7

NO

Failure

F

0

NO

Strengthening Academic Rigor for Sustainable Partnerships

2016-2017 Syllabus Collection

Deadlines

  • Fall and full year courses: August 16, 2016 – September 30, 2016.
  • Spring courses: January 16, 2017 – February 28, 2017

The UConn Early College Experience office is collecting syllabi of all courses taught in the 2016-2017 academic year. Per the requirements of the University Senate, all UConn students must receive a course syllabus. Collecting syllabi ensures program compliance. It is imperative for the continued good standing and accreditation by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) that the syllabus at the high school reflect the on-campus syllabus.

During the credit transfer process, students will often be asked to produce a course syllabus to be evaluated by the transferring institution. The collected syllabi will be kept on file, facilitating students to contact the UConn ECE office for a copy of the course syllabus that was submitted by the instructor. For this purpose, it is very important to keep records of these files.

The syllabi will be stored and reviewed by the UConn ECE office and the discipline-specific UConn ECE Faculty Coordinator. In most cases, it is not expected other than cosmetic changes may be needed. For example, many syllabi submitted in the past have not included the UConn course name, course number, or course description. It is also imperative to include the name of the instructor, the name of the high school, and the semester/year the course was given.

Need further help with your syllabus design? Information regarding the development of a syllabus is available at: http://cetl.uconn.edu/syllabus-design/

Instructions:

  1. Ensure your course syllabus complies with the syllabus requirements communicated by your Faculty Coordinator and the requirements included in the UConn ECE syllabus template.
  2. Email the course syllabus to syllabus@uconn.edu by the deadline given.
  3. If you received feedback on your syllabus and need to revise it, please resubmit the revised syllabus.
  4. Distribute and introduce the course syllabus to your students.

Please keep in mind:

  • Omit all references to Advanced Placement.
  • Courses that are taught in sequence, cannot appear on the same syllabus. One syllabus per course.
  • Show your pride! You are welcome to include the UConn ECE logo in your syllabus.
UConn Early College Experience collected syllabi of all courses taught for the 2014-2015 academic year. Among the most important resources available for students is the course syllabus. A syllabus provides essential information on course content and assessment, in addition to clarifying instructor and course expectations. During the NACEP reaccreditation effort, a peer-reviewed self-study, UConn ECE was cited for insufficient compliance with Standard Assessment 1. Standard A1 estates, students should be held to the same standards of achievement as those expected of students in on campus sections. In this case, it is also a way comparability between courses on the college campus and at the high school can be measured.

During the credit transfer process, students will often be asked to produce the course syllabus from the course taken to be evaluated by the transferring institution. Furthermore, the University Senate now requires that every University of Connecticut student receives a course syllabus.

In result, the 2014-2015 collection was held from October 2nd, 2014 to December 2nd, 2014 with six disciplines opting out to collect syllabi on their own by the faculty coordinator and twenty-one disciplines participating with the UConn ECE collection method. From the twenty-one disciplines, the syllabi collection resulted in:

    • 91% collected (630 syllabi)
    • 9% not submitted (63 syllabi)
    • 15% still require revision (96 syllabi)

UConn ECE instructors were notified, if applicable, of revisions that needed to be made in the syllabus. The main office was not looking at the content of the course. Only the faculty coordinator is qualified to evaluate content and curriculum. Instead, cosmetic changes such as adding the UConn course name, course number, name of instructor, name of high school, UConn course description, and grading standards, were suggested if the information was omitted from the course syllabus.

All syllabi files are saved on HuskyCT for record and review of faculty coordinators. A big thank you to the UConn ECE community for the great collaboration we received throughout the syllabi collection effort.

Course Evaluations

The Office of Early College Programs is dedicated to supporting and enhancing teaching effectiveness and student learning using course assessment. UConn ECE course evaluations are conducted at the end of each semester using an online system and are used only for formative purposes. Students are asked to evaluate the course, not the instructor and the individual results are only sent to the course instructor. Principals and other administrators do not receive individual instructor results. Faculty coordinators receive aggregate results of an entire course, e.g. all the results for ENGL1010.

Students receive email invitations sent to their personal addresses to complete the surveys, one email invitation for each course they take. The link to the survey is also placed on our website. Students must use their NetID and password in order to access the survey. Evaluations can be done in the classroom or outside of the classroom using smartphones or laptops. We ask that instructors leave the room when allowing students to complete the evaluation in class unless that conflicts with existing school policies.

Link to 2016 Fall Course Evaluations: https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_efawGJcyUhEvx6B

Schedule

Fall course evaluations period: January 31-February 15, 2017

Instructors will receive results at the end of March.

Full-Year and Spring course evaluation period: May 2-May 17, 2016

Instructors will receive results at the end of June.