Dual Credit

Dual Credit for LCSC Faculty

LCSC faculty who partner with high school teachers to develop courses delivered in the high schools are the foundation of the Dual Credit Program. It is through their curriculum oversight, mentoring, and support that program quality and academic rigor are maintained at a college level.

High school instructors teaching courses through the Dual Credit Program must meet the academic requirements for faculty teaching at LCSC as stipulated by the respective instructional divisions. Academic qualifications vary depending on the discipline, meaning each department sets its own standards for selecting dual credit affiliates.

College faculty, high school faculty, and courses offered for dual credit must comply with both the Idaho State Board of Education standards and National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) standards that govern Dual Credit Programs. LCSC faculty and high school faculty must also have the approval of their administration before engaging in any dual credit partnerships.

Faculty Liaison Responsibilities

1. Provide orientation and training to new teachers prior to the start of a new dual credit course.

  • Review syllabus to ensure that course is in alignment with the on-campus course.
  • Provide course-specific training in course philosophy, curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment.
  • Ensure that learning outcomes are measured using comparable grading standards and assessment methods to on-campus sections.
  • Complete a signed and dated Training Checklist and submit to the DC Program.

2. Conduct classroom observations.

  • Observe the classroom of each course once per year.
  • Site visits should be collegial and allow for student interaction and a review of graded materials. Team teaching and/or other cooperative efforts are also encouraged.
  • Site visits are to be done early in the term/year.
  • Liaisons must inform building supervisors (main offices) of site visits in advance.
  • Liaisons must complete a signed Course Observation Form.

3. Provide professional development and continued support for teachers.

  • Collect and review syllabi before classes begin each year.
  • Participate in annual Faculty Forum professional development conference for teachers each Fall.
  • Provide ongoing guidance for teachers via phone, email, shared resources, or additional visits as needed.
  • Encourage teachers to visit campus (with or without their students) and participate in lectures, labs, projects, research, etc.  Inform the Dual Credit Program in advance of campus visits by students.

Annual Course Report

At the end of the academic year, all Faculty Liaisons must submit a final report to both the Division Chair and Dual Credit Program for each course overseen. This report includes the Course Observation Form. No payment will be made to faculty prior to the report being submitted satisfactorily. 

The report MUST use the following document templates.
Email both documents to rwgill@lcsc.edu no later than May 25th.

  1. Annual Course Report
  2. Course Observation Form

Additional Forms

Training Checklist for New Dual Credit Teachers

Dual Credit Section Approval Form

Liaison/Chair New Course Checklist