The Success of Our Concurrent Enrollment Instructors is Important to Us
The Boise State University Concurrent Enrollment program offers academic support and professional development opportunities to instructors to ensure an equivalent and quality classroom experience. Professional development provides a foundation for meaningful, continued learning and collegial interaction for Concurrent Enrollment instructors. Our academic departments collaboratively share the latest knowledge, best practices, and latest updates per academic discipline. Ongoing professional development opportunities enhance the overall quality of the Concurrent Enrollment program.
Concurrent Enrollment Instructor Support
The high school instructors who are approved to teach for the Boise State Concurrent Enrollment program receive adjunct faculty status with a staff ID, access to the Albertsons Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning for research, and a BroncoMail email account.
Each academic department has a designated faculty member who serves as the liaison with the high school instructor, providing guidance for the curriculum to be aligned with the college course. The academic department is expected to include the high school instructor in all departmental events, professional development opportunities, and listservs. The faculty liaison agrees to be an academic resource for the high school instructors.
An annual stipend for the high school teacher and University department liaison will be provided. The honorarium is meant to cover the additional duties added onto the instructors overall workload, such as handling registration questions, maintaining class and grade rosters, scheduling Concurrent Enrollment staff visits, and fulfilling requests by academic departments. For the Boise School District, West Ada School District, Cole Valley Christian High School and Nampa Christian High School, the stipend goes toward classroom support and professional development opportunities, paid through the school or district. All other school districts allow the stipend to be paid directly to the Concurrent Enrollment instructor.
Annual Concurrent Enrollment Instructor Training
All Concurrent Enrollment Instructors are required to attend the Annual Concurrent Enrollment Instructor Training each year to get updates on the program, review the Faculty Handbook, and meet with their faculty liaison for professional development. The instructor training is held in August of each year.
2019 Fall Instructor TrainingThe 2019 Fall Instructor Training will take place Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Student Union Building on the Boise State campus. Parking and lunch will be provided. Detailed information will be provided in early June 2019.
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. – New Instructor Check-In and Networking, Program Introduction (Mandatory for New Instructors)
10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. – Advanced Opportunities Update; Sophomore Start & Associate Degree Information
11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. – Concurrent Enrollment Updates, Faculty Handbook, Administrative Policies (Recommended for Returning Instructors)
11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Boise State Guest Speaker
12:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Keynote Speaker Lunch, Individual Academic Department Meetings
In the event that the faculty liaison is not available to meet with the CE instructor/s on this designated August 13, 2019 date, they will contact high school instructor/s to set up an alternate meeting date. Alternate meetings may take place during the school year or scheduled on the same day as the classroom site visit. It’s important for the CE instructor and the faculty liaison to communicate with one another on a regular basis regarding the annual department meeting.
Ongoing Professional Development for Concurrent Enrollment Instructors with the Center for Teaching and Learning
Concurrent Enrollment is excited to partner with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to provide meaningful resources to both the concurrent enrollment instructors and faculty liaison as they continue to build excellence in teaching. Please visit their website for a wealth of information related to teaching support, which includes online webinars, online workshops, and one-on-one training: https://ctl.boisestate.edu/
The CTL is the umbrella department encompassing two additional campus units: the Service-Learning Program, and The IDEA Shop. The mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning is to support, promote, and enhance teaching effectiveness and to facilitate engagement in student learning.
To accomplish this mission, the Center provides consultation, resources, and programs to:
- Provide university-wide leadership and coordination of activities aimed at supporting excellence in teaching.
- Nurture a culture of commitment to student learning, stimulate dialogue and reflection about teaching, and foster a sense of community among faculty.
- Promote research-based best teaching practices; support the scholarship of teaching and learning.
- Provide direct support to instructors in course planning and pedagogical development, including the integration of service-learning and technology.
- Assist academic programs in curriculum development and improvement.
- Communicate the importance of teaching and learning to both internal and external audiences; promote policies to support and reward high quality teaching.
Ongoing Professional Development for Concurrent Enrollment Instructors
Professional development is provided on an ongoing basis by various academic departments.
upcoming professional development for Concurrent Enrollment InstructorsBoise State Physics Astronomy Workshop – Monday and Tuesday, June 10 and June 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for a two-day Professional Development opportunity for high school science instructors in astronomy and space science. The workshop introduces a variety of astronomical hands-on demonstrations and computer simulations that are intended to enhance instruction for high school science students. The workshop also provides participants with many of the requisite materials to recreate the demonstrations in their own classrooms
Topics will include:
- Computer simulations of night-sky motion
- Physical simulations of the greenhouse effect
- Hands-on demonstrations of radioactive decay
- Discussions of the search for alien life
- Assist academic programs in curriculum development and improvement.
The registration deadline is Friday, May 31, 2019. Enrollment is limited to 24 high school instructors
Registration cost: $40
Professional Education Credit: $60 (optional)
To register, please contact Rebecca Mattucci at (208) 426-3802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a course or workshop you want to offer to other concurrent enrollment instructors? Faculty liaisons and high school instructors are encouraged to submit ideas for future professional development opportunities to Fabiola Juarez-Coca, Director, (208) 426-2281, or email@example.com.
Contact us for more information about Boise State Concurrent Enrollment.