Dual Credit

Dual Credit for High School Teachers

Program Overview

The Dual Credit Program allows Lewis-Clark State College and area high schools the opportunity to work together to offer college courses to high school students in an effort to provide them an early start on their college goals. The program’s success is based on the partnership between qualified high school instructors and our various academic divisions.

Each approved dual credit instructor is paired with a Lewis-Clark State College faculty member (liaison) who will provide guidance and support in curriculum alignment, teaching strategies, academic resources, etc. The LCSC faculty liaison will also conduct classroom visits and course evaluations to ensure program quality and course alignment. 

The Dual Credit Program remunerates the school districts for each course which has been formally articulated and approved based upon student enrollment as of the last working day in September (Fall semester) and the last working day in February (Spring semester). Payments are processed at the end of the academic year and only when all final grades have been submitted to LCSC. 

Instructor Application Process

The Dual Credit Program at Lewis-Clark State College invites qualified applicants to teach college-level courses at their respective high schools. Courses taught at the high school must be the same as courses taught at Lewis-Clark State College, using the same textbook or a textbook approved by the division chair and/or faculty liaison. Applications submitted after June 30th will be considered for the subsequent academic year.

Qualifications

Instructors teaching courses through the Dual Credit Program are approved by the instructional divisions and must meet the requirements for faculty teaching at LCSC as stipulated by the those divisions. Qualifications vary depending on the discipline, meaning each division sets its own standards for selecting dual credit affiliates.

Instructor Qualifications - Please review the list to determine the credentials needed to teach dual credit classes prior to submission of an application.

Required Application Materials

  1. Dual Credit Instructor Application
  2. Current vitae/resume
  3. All college transcripts (unofficial copies accepted)
  4. Course syllabus

Send all application materials as one packet to rwgill@lcsc.edu

or mail the information to:

Dual Credit
Sacajawea Hall Rm 222
Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501 

The review process can take several weeks depending on when materials are submitted. It is recommended that materials be submitted at least one semester before the class is planned to be offered. Once received by the Dual Credit Program staff, the complete application is sent to the appropriate instructional division for review. 

Professional Development

The program provides an opportunity for LCSC faculty and high school instructors to work concurrently by sharing methods, ideas, and experiences. LCSC faculty are encouraged to participate as guest lecturers in the high school classrooms. Further, high school teachers (and students) are welcome to visit campus classes/labs.

Specifically, the program offers an annual professional development conference for our dual credit/high school teachers provided by college faculty (Dual Credit Faculty Forum). The event emphasizes collegial interaction and partnership and covers both discipline-specific topics and general program/college information.

Forms

Syllabus Template

Syllabus Addendum

General Education Core Requirements

WarriorWeb

Getting Started

  • FERPA Tutorial: In order to log in to WarriorWeb, you must first complete the FERPA Tutorial. Go to WarriorWeb and click "Enter" and then "FERPA Tutorial".  After completing the tutorial, it will take 24 hours for your login to be created.
  • User ID: Once you have a login, enter WarriorWeb and click on "What's My User ID?". You will need to know your LCSC ID number for this. If you don't know your ID number, contact Human Resources at (208) 792-2269 or the Dual Credit Program at (208) 792-2280.
  • Password: If you have never logged on to WarriorWeb before, your password is your 8-digit birthdate. If you have previously used WarriorWeb, your password will be the same as it was the last time you accessed the site. If you have forgotten your password, use the "What's My Password" link. 

Accessing Class Rosters

  • The "Class Roster" link will provide a list of the courses you teach for the term you've selected. Simply select a course to view the list of students enrolled in the class.

Grading

  1. Dual Credit students should receive the same final grades on both the high school and college transcripts.
  2. To input grades for your courses click on the "Submit Grades" link.
  3. Using the drop down box, select the appropriate term and click "Submit".
  4. Using the drop down box, select "Midterm" or "Final" grading and click "Submit".
  5. A course roster will then be displayed with the names of active students and their ID numbers.
  6. Type the grades in the "Grade" box to the right of each name. Grades are not case sensitive. Only use expiration dates for incomplete grades ('I').
  7. Once you have entered grades for all of your students, click "Submit".
  8. You can see/print the grades you’ve submitted by using the ‘View grades’ link at any time. If the grades appear on the ‘View grades’ link, they have been submitted properly.
  9. Grade changes can happen at any time via WarriorWeb. 
  10. Email dualcredit@lcsc.edu if there are discrepancies on your grade roster.

For additional information on grading, see the LCSC Grading Guide

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of education records and is enforced by the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of Education (FPCO). Essentially, the act states that 1) "students" must be permitted to inspect their own "education records" and 2) "school officials" may not disclose personally identifiable information about a student without written permission from the student.

The Dual Credit Registration Form includes an information release statement. Therefore, by signing the form, students authorize school officials to disclose "academic and financial records" to the parents/guardians noted on the application.

Additional FERPA Information


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