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

Professional Development


All College Connections Instructors (CCI) must attend annual College-provided professional development to remain active in their department, stay informed of college expectations, and remain current in their field of study. CCI are expected to attend at least one (1) discipline-specific workshop each year to remain in compliance with the policy.

Procedure for non-compliance

Addresses NACEP Faculty Standard 3: 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.

CCI are expected to attend annual professional development to remain active in the College Connections Program. Professional Development will be provided by and/or approved by EICC.

  • EICC will collaborate with the High School to ensure that appropriate professional development is available for the CCI.
  • CCI are expected to attend at least one (1) discipline specific workshop each year to remain in compliance. (Appendix E)

CCI are expected to record professional development activities in the EICC Online Recording of Professional Development.

CCI will use the EICC Professional Development Record system to track participation in required annual professional development.

The Dean of Instruction will conduct an annual compliance review and notify those CCI not in compliance with the participation policy, by May 1st of each year. The appropriate High School administrator and Department Coordinator (or Program Director) are included in the notification.

In the event a CCI misses the EICC discipline specific professional development, the following will result:

  1. The Faculty Liaison will examine all professional development activities completed by the CCI throughout the year to determine if any might meet the criteria for approval.
  2. If not, the Department Coordinator (or Program Director) will contact the CCI to coordinate a meeting to determine an alternative professional development experience that will serve as a one (1) time substitution for the required professional development.
  3. If the alternate professional development activity is not completed prior to the start of the succeeding academic year, the Department Coordinator (or Program Director) will notify the Dean of Instruction, who will advise the High School administrator and CCI that their course is in jeopardy of being cancelled. The CCI will be put on probation for a period of one (1) academic year.
  4. During the probationary period, the CCI must meet with the Department Coordinator (or Program Director) and attend the next available professional development session. The High School principal and CCI will be informed of the probationary period and consequences of non-compliance.
  5. If, by January 1st of the probationary year, the CCI is still non-compliant, the College Connections course is cancelled for the following year and the CCI is no longer considered a CCI for that course.

NOTE: If a CCI hasbeen approved to offer College Connections courses in more than one (1) discipline, attendance is tracked for each discipline. Cancellation of a College Connections course in one (1) discipline due to non-compliance does not automatically cancel College Connections courses in another discipline.