Dual Enrollment Instructors Expectations

Expectations for Dual Enrollment Instructors

Dual Enrollment (DE) instructors must submit transcripts and/or documentation of work experience. Additional requirements that must be fulfilled to meet Maricopa County Community Colleges District (MCCCD) expectations include:

  • Annually completing the online Information Security and Privacy Course (which includes FERPA I).
  • Annually completing the online FERPA: Level II course.
  • Submitting your syllabus to the division chair, department chair, or assigned faculty member at your partner community college. Be sure that it includes all of the MCCCD Syllabus Requirements.
  • Using college-approved textbooks and materials.
  • Teaching your Dual Enrollment course(s) at a college level.
  • Ensuring that your curriculum meets high school and MCCCD course competencies.
  • Maintaining academic rigor.
  • Adhering to the Maricopa Grading Policy.
  • Certifying the 45th Day Roster online via the Maricopa Student Information System (SIS).
  • Submitting final grades online via SIS.
  • Attending professional development opportunities for Dual Enrollment instructors.
  • Promoting Dual Enrollment in the classroom and support the registration process.

DE is a partnership that includes alignment to appropriate academic and service standards. Dual enrollment courses are verified by MCCCD instructional councils. MCCCD district-wide instructional councils are discipline-specific groups composed of one voting faculty representative from each of the Maricopa Community Colleges. The verification process includes examining competency alignment, the syllabus, materials, hours of instruction, class size, facilities, and availability of necessary equipment. MCCCD Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs approves all DE Courses for the DE Course Catalog. In addition, your partner community college will offer a discipline-specific orientation that will cover course philosophy and curriculum (including assessment criteria), administrative requirements, and potential professional growth opportunities. You will also be evaluated annually by the department/division chair or designee using established community college procedures.

DE Online Course to fulfill EDU 250 Requirement: The purpose of the online course is to provide high school teachers who teach courses for dual enrollment with an overview of the MCCCD and the Maricopa DE Program. The course is designed to fulfill the EDU 250 requirements for high school teachers who teach dual enrollment. Maricopa adjunct faculty are still required to fulfill the EDU 250 requirement per MCCCD Guidelines: https://careers.maricopa.edu/how-to-apply/faculty-minimum-qualifications.

High School Teachers teaching DE enroll in the course via the Employee Learning Center (ELC).

Here is the link for the instructions for the course: https://maricopa.learn.taleo.net/files/upload/tts/elc/Dual_Enrollment_F….

Annual Mandatory Training and Disclosures: MCCCD is committed to securing and protecting the data of our students, faculty and staff. In 2015, the District went through an extensive review and subsequent implementation of measures to support this commitment. One measure is to ensure that all employees and business partners are aware of their role and responsibilities in protecting information and preventing misappropriation of data. To this end, the District is requiring all individuals who have access to our data systems to complete a mandatory online learning plan annually. All Dual Enrollment teachers meet this requirement and will have to complete the course in order to continue to work within our technological systems and with any MCCCD student.

In our new administrative regulations, your role with the District is considered a Person of Interest (POI). You can find further information on this category at POI.  POIs are important as they may have a relationship with Maricopa in which they have access to information that is protected by law from inappropriate disclosure and misappropriation.

There are now two separate courses that fulfill different FERPA/student data access requirements. New employees should complete the courses required of their position within 30 days of their hire date and all current POIs annually.

Information Security and Privacy: In response to the ever-changing world of information security and privacy, this course is designed to familiarize you with Maricopa's security and privacy regulations.  Because you have access to Maricopa's systems and networks, and, therefore, may have access to information that is protected by law from inappropriate disclosure and misappropriation, completion of the course is required. FERPA I in the Annual Information Security and Privacy Awareness Learning Plan is a pre-requisite for the FERPA: Level II course.

FERPA: Level II: In 1974, Congress enacted the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which places restrictions on any school, college, or university receiving federal funds over the release of student records. In this course, you'll find information on MCCCD policies that were adopted to comply with FERPA requirements as well as other pertinent laws regarding access to other forms and official records. If you're an employee of MCCCD with access to student education records, you're obligated to comply with FERPA and to protect the confidentiality of student educational records in your possession. For more information about FERPA at MCCCD, go to https://district.maricopa.edu/consumer-information/family-educational-r….

For accessibility/disability accommodations, technical issues, or if the learning plan is not showing as completed, contact the Center for Employee & Organizational Development at employee.development@domail.maricopa.edu or call 480-731-8209.