Ongoing Professional Development
The Concurrent Enrollment Program provides ongoing professional development opportunities to Concurrent Enrollment instructors in alignment with NACEP accreditation standards.
Faculty Liaisons are expected to conduct annual professional development workshops on course integrity, grading standards, course pedagogy, theory, philosophy, or other appropriate topics. The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) provides time and space to conduct discipline-specific professional development during the annual Fall Instructor Training in early August.
Faculty Liaisons can choose to hold their professional development events on an alternate date and will receive event planning support from the CEP to schedule and organize their professional development meetings. The cost for instructor travel, parking, and materials will be covered by the CEP.
NACEP produced an issue brief with helpful ideas about ways to provide meaningful and collegial professional development for instructors. The Boise State Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) also has numerous University-wide faculty development opportunities in which instructors are encouraged to participate.
Whatever form the annual professional development takes, Faculty Liaisons are responsible for submitting to the CEP a detailed agenda and copies of all materials shared with CEIs during the training. Faculty Liaisons can use the Professional Development Meeting Form (pdf) to detail the meeting notes, or submit their own annotated agenda. The notes and materials should be submitted to the CEP upon completion of the PD event.
In addition to annual, organized professional development events, Faculty Liaisons are encouraged to communicate department-specific information to instructors on a regular basis and include instructors and the CEP director in all department correspondence, listservs, academic notices, and general information.
Professional Development Accreditation Standards
The processes and practices of providing ongoing professional development for concurrent enrollment instructors at Boise State are aligned with the following NACEP Accreditation Standards:
- Faculty 3 (F3): Concurrent enrollment instructors participate in college/university provided annual discipline-specific professional development and ongoing collegial interaction to further enhance instructors’ pedagogy and breadth of knowledge in the discipline.
- Faculty 4 (F4): The CEP ensures instructors are informed of and adhere to program policies and procedures.
- Assessment 1 (A1): The college/university ensures concurrent enrollment students’ proficiency of learning outcomes is measured using comparable grading standards and assessment methods to on campus sections.