College Connections instructors are high school teachers approved to offer Jamestown Community College courses. Instructors work with a JCC faculty liaison to ensure that the courses offered in the high schools are consistent with those offered on campus in regards to department requirements, student learning objectives, prerequisites, and required assessments.
College Connections is always welcoming new instructors. If you are an experienced and energetic teacher dedicated to challenging yourself and your students, participating in the College Connections program can be an extremely rewarding experience. Typically, College Connections instructors are lifelong learners committed to staying current with pedagogy and content through reading, research, and ongoing professional development.
High school instructors must meet the requirements of and be approved by JCC. Successful College Connections teachers have advanced or significant academic course work in a relevant subject area and experience teaching advanced courses and students. A master's degree in a specific subject area is highly desirable but not required in all content areas.
College Connections instructors must meet the same credentialing standards as those who teach on campus and must complete a formal application process. Department requirements vary. Please see our specific instructor qualifications for more information.
Teachers who are interested in participating in the College Connections program must submit a resume along with official or unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to the director of College Connections.
Materials are reviewed by the director of College Connections and forwarded to the academic department. If basic departmental requirements are met, the faculty liaison will arrange an observation and/or interview with the applicant. Following the observation and/or interview, the faculty liaison will make a recommendation. The department will make the final decision concerning the appointment of College Connections instructors. Applicants will be notified of the department’s decision.