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The Role of Faculty Liaisons

The Role of Faculty Liaisons


Faculty liaisons provide essential academic oversight and professional development to ensure the quality and success of classes offered by the Boise State Concurrent Enrollment Program. They are tasked with addressing and correcting issues related to program noncompliance. Designated department faculty liaisons provide curriculum oversight, approve new instructors, conduct classroom observation visits, and lead professional development workshops. Most importantly, faculty liaisons implement accreditation standards set by the Idaho State Board of Education and National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) to ensure quality course content and an authentic university experience for students and instructors.

Assessment Standards Implemented by University Faculty Liaisons

The college/university ensures concurrent enrollment students’ proficiency of learning outcomes is measured using comparable grading standards and assessment methods to on-campus sections.

  1. Students are held to the same grading standards as those expected of students on campus.
  2. Students are assessed using the same methods,papers, portfolios, quizzes and labs as students in anon-campus course section.
  3. University courses offered at the high school reflect the pedagogical, theoretical and philosophical orientation of the sponsoring college/university.

Concurrent Enrollment Faculty Liaison

The quality and academic rigor of the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) is dependent on the active participation of the Faculty liaisons who act as ambassadors representing Boise State and their designated academic department.

Faculty liaisons provide essential curriculum oversight, mentorship, and support to the high school instructors. The primary responsibilities of the faculty liaisons include:

New Instructor Approval

Faculty liaisons review and approve new applications submitted by high school instructors who want to teach a concurrent enrollment class to ensure classes reflect the university’s and academic department’s pedagogical, theoretical, and philosophical orientation. New instructor application packets consisting of a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and course syllabi are submitted for review. Faculty liaisons are also provided with a “New Instructor Application Review” form to be signed and returned to the CEP documenting their approval or denial of the applicant. See Approving and Orienting New Instructors for more information.

Faculty liaisons will document how they orient the Concurrent Enrollment Program instructors to the university’s and/or academic department’s pedagogical, theoretical, and philosophical teachings.

  • Provide orientation on course curriculum, assessment criteria, and course philosophy to the high school
  • Supply high school instructors with desk copies of current textbooks when requested.
  • Assist high school instructors/school districts in selecting department approved textbooks.
  • Provide high school instructors with current sample syllabi, sample exams, and other course materials on an annual basis.
  • Regularly review course syllabi.

Classroom Observation and Course Evaluation

  • Faculty liaisons observe high school instructors in the classroom annually or every other year. Observations are documented by using the “Classroom Observation Summary” form to provide instructors with feedback to continually improve the classroom experience for concurrent enrollment students. See Classroom Observation for more information.
  • Faculty liaisons review course evaluations submitted by the students and provide feedback to the CE instructors.
  • Faculty liaisons will address any concerns identified via the classroom observations or course evaluations and proceed to implement the noncompliance policy. Review the CE noncompliance policy here.

Instructor Orientation and Training

Faculty liaisons provide orientation on course curriculum, assessment criteria, and course philosophy to high school instructors. They also conduct annual professional development workshops on course integrity, grading standards, course pedagogy, theory and philosophy, and other appropriate topics in the content area. This can be provided in a group meeting or through professional development opportunities. Faculty liaisons will be expected to submit an agenda documenting the date of meeting, length of meeting, topics covered, CE instructor sign-in, and samples of materials provided to the Concurrent Enrollment Program instructors by email or in hard copy.

Ongoing Mentorship

Faculty liaisons communicate department-specific information to high school instructors on a regular basis and include high school instructors in all department correspondence, listservs, academic notices, and general information. Faculty liaisons provide sample materials such as current syllabi, exams, textbook desk copies and other course materials to ensure a congruent classroom experience.

Faculty Liaison Contact List


Troy Hyatt
MS 1610, (208) 426-3412
ACCT 205

Dana Cameron
MS 1610, (208) 426-3461
ACCT 205
Education - Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies

A.J. Zenkert
MS 1745, (208) 426-1624

Alex Ritzman
MS 1625, (208) 426-1313
BUS 101
American Sign Language

Kristi Dorris
MS 1530, (208) 426-3956
ASL 101, 102, 201, 202

John Ziker
MS 1950, (208) 426-2121
ANTH 101, 102, 103
Education - Early and Special

Erin Tanzer
MS 1725
ED-ESP 223

Ary Shaviv
MS 1555, (208) 426-1172
MATH 160, 170, 175, 189, 254, 275

Sharon Wei
MS 1530, (208) 426-1059
CHINESE 101, 102

Muffet Jones
MS 1510, (208) 426-1230
ART 100
Engineering Science

Donald Plumlee
MS 2085, (208) 426-3575
ENGR 115

Tiffany Watkins
MS 1570, (208) 426-3724
PHYS 101, 104, 105

Emily Jensen
MS 1570, (208) 426-3775
PHYS 101, 104, 105

Mariah Devereux-Herbeck
MS 1530, (208) 426-2383
FREN 101, 102, 201

Alex Urquhart
MS 1515, (208) 426-3216
BIOL 100, 191

Mel Koob
MS 1515, (208) 426-1081
BIOL 107

Ti Macklin
MS 1525, (208) 426-3426
New Instructor Applications

Lana Kuchta
MS 1525, (208) 426-7052
ENGL 101, 102
Classroom Visits

Elizabeth Cook
MS1005, (208) 426-7031
ENGL 175
Political Science

Stewart Gardner
MS 1935, (208) 426-3279
POLS 101

Heike Henderson
MS1530, (208) 426-1560
GERM 101, 102

Rebecca Sibrian
MS 1530, (208) 426-2476
GERM 101, 102

Kathleen Mukengezi
MS 1520, (208) 426-1002
CHEM 100, 101, 111

David Bourff
MS1610, (208) 426-4811

Mary Pritchard
MS 1715, (208) 426-1901
PSYC 101

Shoko Asay
MS 1530, (208) 426-3905
JAPANESE 101, 102
Computer Science

Kathryn Rodgers
MS 2055
CS 101, 121, 121

Mason Vail
MS 2055, (208) 426-2623
CS 101, 121

Dan Luna
MS 1535, (208) 426-2203
GEOL 101
Public Health and Population Sciences

Jeff Anderson
MS 1850, (208) 426-3674
HLTH 101

Jaime Sand
MS 1835, (208) 426-5392
HLTH 110

Karen Wadley
MS 1530, (208) 426-3956
LATIN 211, 212
Criminal Justice

Dan Dexheimer
MS 1955, (208) 426-3407
CJ 101

Shaun Nichols
MS 1925, (208) 426-1255
HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 111, 112

Desiree Brunette
MS 1945, (208) 426-2141
SOC 101

Fatima Cornwall
MS 1530, (208) 426-1073
SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202
Cyber and Physical Security

Kody Walker
MS 2100, (208) 426-2485
CPS 100
Information Technology and
Supply Chain Management

Eliot Smith
MS 1615, (208) 426-2353
ITM 104, 105, 106, 109
Student Success – ACAD/LIBR

Carissa Wilcox
MS 1150, (208) 426-2145
ACAD 101

Jennifer Iuvone
MS 1310, (208) 426-1729
ACAD 108

Alessandro Meregaglia
MS 1430, (208) 426-4308
LIBR 106, 206

Anne Walker
MS 1620, (208) 426-6246
ECON 201, 202

John McChesney
MS 1710, (208) 426-1481
KINES 121, 220

Tina Freeman
MS1710, (208) 426-3366
Theatre Arts

Katie Ponozzo
MS 1565
THEA 102, 210