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Instructors and Partners

Become a Dual Enrollment Partner

For information and details on how to partner with FIU to offer off-campus dual enrollment courses, please contact:

Dr. Jorge Zumaeta
Senior Director
Email: jzumaeta@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-1690

Become a Dual Enrollment Instructor

Certified Instructor for FIU Courses

In accordance with FIU faculty credentialing requirements, a college-level instructor must have a Master’s Degree in the desired teaching discipline or Master’s Degree with a concentration in the desired teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline). The credentialing process for Dual Enrollment courtesy appointment lecturers occurs at the level of FIU’s University College. High schools should send instructors’ curricula vitae, official transcripts, and course proposals to FIU University College for approval.

High schools must follow FIU’s University College’s Dual Enrollment guidelines and meet deadlines for course requests and student registration period. Qualified teachers will receive courtesy appointments to teach college-level courses at the high schools under the supervision of the appropriate FIU academic unit. Courtesy appointments do not receive financial compensation from FIU. Per Florida Statute 1007.271, each courtesy lecturer credentialed by FIU must provide a copy of the current syllabus for each course taught to the appropriate FIU department chair, before the start of each term. The content of each syllabus must meet the same standards required for all college-level courses offered by FIU. Florida Statutes §1007.271

Policies and Benefits

High School teachers’ benefits from teaching FIU Dual Enrollment courses include:

  • Teachers will have access to professional development workshops arranged by FIU’s academic units to assist in the preparation and delivery of FIU courses.
  • Teachers will have the opportunity to serve on departmental committees depending on the dean’s or departmental chair’s discretion.
  • Teachers will receive an FIU e-mail address, as well as storage space on the FIU server to have their own web page. Detailed information can be found at: https://it.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2014/08/NEE-Brochure-2014.pdf Teachers will need to complete a form located at https://it.fiu.edu/accounts/request-forms/. Since the form will require signature by a representative of FIU’s University College, please fax the completed form to the attention of Ms. Sherilyn Lukas at (305) 348-1755.
  • Teachers will be entitled to an FIU photo ID card. The card allows them to enjoy any discounts offered to faculty/staff, and check out library material at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and/or the Biscayne Bay Campus. They may also search our Library resources online at http://library.fiu.edu.

With the ID card, instructors may reserve and use a computer for up to three hours’ at any of our Libraries.

  • Teachers will also be entitled to take advantage of special faculty prices for the purchase of software. For more information, please visit: https://it.fiu.edu/panthertech/faculty-staff-software-services/
  • Teachers will be eligible to receive a tuition waiver equal to three-credit hours for every four FIU Dual Enrollment courses taught. University fees are not waived.

High School Instructors

DE Faculty Certification

In accordance with FIU faculty credentialing requirements, a college-level instructor must have a Master’s Degree in the desired teaching discipline or Master’s Degree with a concentration in the desired teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline). The credentialing process for Dual Enrollment courtesy appointment lecturers occurs at the level of FIU’s University College. High schools should send instructors’ curricula vitae, official transcripts, and course proposals to FIU University College (for approval)(Should we give more details here, like where to send, etc?). High schools must follow FIU’s University College’s Dual Enrollment guidelines and meet deadlines for course requests and student registration period.

Qualified teachers will receive courtesy appointments to teach college-level courses at the high schools under the supervision of the appropriate FIU academic unit. Courtesy appointments do not receive financial compensation from FIU. Per Florida Statute 1007.271, each courtesy lecturer credentialed by FIU must provide a copy of the current syllabus for each course taught to the appropriate FIU department chair, before the start of each term. The content of each syllabus must meet the same standards required for all college-level courses offered by FIU. Florida Statutes §1007.271

Workshops

FIU offers a Professional Development, Mentoring, and Oversight Dual Enrollment Program to ensure the courtesy lecturers are prepared to teach an FIU course. FIU will use any of following methods to determine any additional needed professional development/mentoring:

  1. Announced classroom visitation (observation of teaching and structured feedback using rubrics), review of syllabi (examining syllabi for all FIU specified components and providing sufficient details to students including plagiarism and academic misconduct policy).
  2. Review of teaching materials (PowerPoints, handouts, lesson plans or lecture notes, use of primary and secondary sources, etc.)
  3. Assessment of student learning (rubrics used for each type of student assignment and feedback provided to students for improvement – graded and ungraded student work).
  4. Review of exams/quizzes, and other types of student assessment (student artifacts such as homework, electronic or paper portfolios, essays, reports, term papers, oral and/or video recordings of student performance). For purposes of assessment processes, the courtesy lecturer will need to maintain two years’ worth of student papers and exams as these may be requested for on-campus review and FIU Professional Development Training. Courtesy appointment lecturers teaching FIU Dual Enrollment courses at high schools are required to participate in professional development training on FIU’s campus.