May 21, 2024  
2023 - 2024 College Connections Procedures and Practice Guide 
2023 - 2024 College Connections Procedures and Practice Guide

Discipline-Specific Orientation

Addresses NACEP Faculty Standard 2: Faculty liaisons at the college/university provide all new concurrent enrollment instructors with course-specific training in course philosophy, curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment prior to the instructor teaching the course.


  • May be face-to-face or virtual, synchronous or asynchronous, group or one-on-one.
  • Length may vary based on CCI’s previous education and experience.
  • Must be documented, so one-on-one is more labor intensive (see Appendix A).
  • Documentation must address, at a minimum, each of the following:
    • Course philosophy - How the course is situated in the discipline, field, or program.
    • Curriculum - Share and review
      • CDM
      • Course syllabus
      • Key assignments and their grading scale
      • Which course SLOs align to Gen Ed or Program outcomes.
    • Discuss how much latitude a CCI has to customize course syllabus, assessments, etc…
    • Pedagogy - Teaching strategies
    • Assessment
      • Review criteria for assessment, including any rubrics and reporting requirements
      • Share sample student work to calibrate grading norms
    • Build an ongoing collegial relationship