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

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2017-2018 Syllabi Collection

Submit your syllabus by completing the Syllabus Submission Form.

  • Fall and full year courses: August 16, 2017 – September 29, 2017
  • Spring courses: January 8, 2018 – February 23, 2018

The UConn ECE office collects course syllabi for the following reasons:

  • The University Senate’s By-Laws requires all instructors to provide a course syllabus to UConn students.
  • 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 per NACEP standards.
  • 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.

All course syllabi will be stored and reviewed by the UConn ECE office and the discipline-specific UConn Faculty Coordinator. In most cases, we do not expect that anything more than cosmetic changes may be needed. For example, many syllabi submitted in the past have not included the UConn course name, course description, or course grading. Please, follow the UConn ECE Syllabus Template to determine what a syllabus should include.

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. Submit your syllabus by completing the Syllabus Collection Form
  3. If you receive any 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:

  • Only syllabi for UConn courses will be accepted. Please omit references to Advanced Placement.
  • Courses that are taught in sequence cannot appear on the same syllabus. Please submit one syllabus per course.
  • Show your pride! You are welcome to include the UConn ECE logo in your syllabus.

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

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.

Schedule

Fall course evaluations period: January 22-February 5, 2018

Instructors will receive results at the end of March.

Full-Year and Spring course evaluation period: May 7-May 21, 2018

Instructors will receive results at the end of June.

Survey Instrument

Paper Evaluation (only to be used when experience tech problems)