Each College Connections instructor works closely with his or her JCC faculty liaison through site visits and other forms of communication. Your assigned faculty liaison is required to visit with you in person each time a course is offered.
Your liaison will provide you with a template for your course syllabi. Prior to the start of your course, your faculty liaison approves the course syllabus and textbook, which ensures that your course outline meets the same outcomes as the respective course on campus. Typically, the same textbook that is used for on-campus courses is also used in the high school. In some cases, a faculty liaison may approve an alternate text. Some high schools choose to purchase textbooks and loan them to students, while others may require their students to purchase textbooks from a JCC campus bookstore. If students will be required to purchase texts from the JCC campus bookstore, the textbooks must be ordered ahead of time.
College Connections instructors are required to verify course rosters in the Banner web system by the 6th week of class.
College Connections instructors are required to enter grades into the Banner web system. Instructors will have two weeks at the end of the semester to submit their grades.
College Connections students complete course evaluations for each of their courses. Once course evaluations have been processed, instructors receive an e-mailed summary report of the results.
College Connections instructors are required to attend two professional development workshops every year. The fall annual professional development day is held at either the Jamestown Campus or the Cattaraugus County Campus. The spring workshop is a half day, and faculty liaisons determine the date and topic for the workshop. Both professional development workshops are at no cost to the high school teacher. Throughout the year, your faculty liaison may invite you to additional events that may be of interest to you.
Throughout the year College Connections teachers and their students are invited to participate in various College Connections enrichment opportunities. These events aim at providing enriching educational opportunities for College Connections students and recognizing their hard work and dedication across numerous disciplines.
Each year College Connections recognizes a teacher who best exemplifies the core program standards. The teacher of the year is chosen from among those nominated by program liaisons and administration.