The Century in the High School program is in a growth phase and has expanded to serve multiple Partner High Schools and provide college credits in eight disciplines (see below). Benefits for teachers and high schools include:
- Attract and retain academically-strong student body
- Access to resources provided by higher education institution
- Strengthen high school academic departments
- Professional development for teachers
- Increase public awareness of community partnerships and quality standards
The information below is intended to give educators (teachers, administrators and/or staff) an overview on some of key points in becoming a part of our learning community. The Guide Book is your primary reference for more information, forms, policies, and more.
Century in the High School Educator Information
Century College charges its Partner High Schools for each concurrent enrollment program to cover costs of the faculty mentor and program administration.
Minnesota State now has uniform pricing for concurrent enrollment programs at its institutions. Two-year institutions, like Century College, will charge $3,000 per mentor-mentee relationship for each course each semester.
For example, if Mrs. Jones is teaching 2 sections of Reading 1000 and is mentored by Mr. Able the cost is $3,000. If Mrs. Jones teaches 1 section of Reading 1000 and Mr. Thumb teaches 1 section of Reading 1000 and both are mentored by either the same or a different Century College faculty member the cost is $6,000.
This pricing structure will change for 2017-2018 per a memo from system office.
- Class Size
Class size varies by the course and by department. Class size may not exceed the approved number by more than two (2) students. If class size exceeds the approved number, the faculty mentor/Director for Partnerships and Collaborations must seek approval from the MSCF representative and the administration prior to the start of the course. Class size will be provided to the Partner High School by Director for Partnerships and Collaborations and documented in the Joint Powers agreement.
- Number of enrolled students
Century College recommends all students in the course to be concurrently enrolled with Century College. To enroll students in the course who are not concurrently enrolled requires permission by the college president (per Minnesota State procedure 3.5.1, Part 4, Subpart H, 2.) If this exception is granted, a majority (51%) of students enrolled in the course must be concurrently enrolled with Century College and the high school instructor must ensure the concurrently enrolled students receive a college-level experience in the classroom.
- Course content
High school instructors must teach a course that contains all learning outcomes and major content found on the common course outline.
Appropriate textbook or reading materials should be ordered/used in consultation with the faculty mentor and the high school instructor. The cost of the textbooks is the responsibility of the Partner High School. Supplemental materials may suffice for a textbook with approval from the faculty mentor.
- Teacher eligibility
Student teachers, long-term substitutes, and unapproved high school instructors may not teach concurrent enrollment courses. ONLY high school instructors who have been approved to teach the course may instruct the students. Failure to comply with this jeopardizes Century College’s ability to provide courses at your high school.
High School Partner Teacher Qualifications, Application and Selection
Liberal Arts or General Education high school instructors must possess a Master’s degree in field (Math, English, Sociology, etc.) OR a Master’s degree in any field with 16 credits in the discipline of the course (Math, English, Sociology, etc.).
Career & Technical high school instructors must meet the faculty credentials set forth by the Minnesota State joint faculty credentialing board. This criteria includes appropriate education requirement, occupational experience requirement, and recency of work.
Teachers must complete the teacher application by preferred deadline of January 31 for fall courses and April 15 for spring courses prior to the upcoming academic year:
- Partner High School Teacher Application (includes submission of official transcripts)
- Register and complete HR system requirements:
Century College Teacher Review Process:
- Director for Partnerships and Collaborations processes paperwork
Connects with deans/department chairs about potential instructor and course and sends HR link and information to teacher to begin credentialing process.
- Department chair/deans determine if interested in pursuing concurrent enrollment
If yes, department chair identifies a faculty mentor. If not, the Director for Partnerships and Collaborations informs teacher of denial and contacts high school about other options to provide college credit.
- HR and/or Dean/Department chair identify if teacher meets faculty credentials
If yes, Director for Partnerships and Collaborations informs teacher of acceptance and sends information on orientation and faculty mentor. If not, Dean/Department Chair determine if HS instructor is eligible for a professional development plan.
- The decision to accept or refuse a high school instructor will be communicated via electronic mail letter directly to the teacher
The letter will also be sent to high school administrators and other involved personnel. Accepted instructors will receive official welcome email with links to begin orientation. Denied instructors will receive an official letter with explanation. Provisional acceptance instructors will receive official welcome letter with links to begin orientation AND a list of requirements to meet.
- Faculty mentor and high school instructor meet to sign instructor agreement
Faculty Mentor Selection and Commitment
Refer to the Guide Book.
Roles & Responsibilities
High School Instructor Roles and Responsibilities
- Attend annual concurrent enrollment program orientation/review meeting
- Attend annual discipline-specific workshop
- Create a syllabus in compliance with Century College policy and receive approval by your faculty mentor
- Submit class list by the 5th day of the course
- Review Century College registered student list within 1 week of receipt
- Connect with faculty mentor at least two times (face-to-face or virtual) to discuss the course (one to review course evaluations and one course orientation/discuss course changes)
- Arrange site visits with faculty mentor
- Two visits, which includes one in-class observation
- Maintain the rigor of the course to meet the on-campus expectations
- Utilize similar grading standards
- Cover all objectives and topics found in the course summary
- Build and utilize a learning management system/online space for the course (if required by faculty mentor)
- Provide access to learning management system or online space to faculty mentor
- Require students to complete course evaluation at end of the course and discuss results with faculty mentor
- Assign final, whole letter grades (A,B,C,D, or F) to each student on the class list upon conclusion of the class within e-services and save as a draft.
- HS grades and CC grades should be the same
- Abide by all policies outlined in the Century College Faculty Handbook and Employee Code of Conduct.
- Complete and sign HS instructor agreement
- Provide all necessary documents or paperwork as requested by the Director for Partnerships and Collaborations and your faculty mentor.
- Correspond and collaborate with your faculty mentor in a professional, timely, and courteous manner
Faculty Mentor/Century College Roles & Responsibilities
See Guide Book.
Fall 2016 Courses
|High School Name||HS instructor||Course ID||Course title|
|White Bear Lake||Josh Lane||ITT 1000||Information Technology Career Planning|
|North H.S.||Dave Moran||ECAD 1025||How to Make Almost Anything|
|North H.S.||Carraig Hegi||MATH 2081||Multivariable Calculus|
|Tartan H.S.||Karen Hyers||MATH 2081||Multivariable Calculus|
|916 Career and Tech||Chuck Rud||EMS 1010||AHA BLS for the Health Care Provider|
|916 Career and Tech||Chuck Rud||EMS 1015||Emergency Medical Responder|
|916 Career and Tech||Peggy Armstrong||ECAD 1025||How to Make Almost Anything|
|916 Career and Tech||Dave Paehlke||ECT 1001||PC Hardware & Software|
|916 Career and Tech||Valeria Lopez-Torres||VCT 1012||Principles of Digital Communications 1|
Spring 2017 Courses
|High School Name||HS instructor||Course ID||Course title|
|NE Metro 916||Mary McGuire||CJS 2081||Police in the Community|
|NE Metro 916||Chuck Rud||EMSB 1020||Emergency Medical Technician|
|NE Metro 916||Val Lopez||VCT 1013||Design Basics|
|NE Metro 916||Val Lopez||VCT 1018||Digital Imaging|
|NE Metro 916||Mary McGuire||EMS 1010||AHA BLS (CPR)|
|NE Metro 916||Katie Wallisch||COS 1000||Preclinic Introduction|
|Stillwater H.S.||Zach Sawyer||MUSC 1010||Orchestra|
|Stillwater H.S.||Angela Mitchell||MUSC 1000||Choir|
|Stillwater H.S.||Dennis Lindsey||MUSC 1015||Concert Band|
|Stillwater H.S.||Dennis Lindsey||MUSC 1061||Music Theory I|