The SBS office will send course requests bi-annually (in August for spring and in January for fall). Academic departments will evaluate SBS course requests and will add courses to SAP and assign instructors to classes, as departmental and University resources allow.
There are two ways to set up SBS sections in SAP:
1. You can assign the location as the high school (even if the course is online) or
2. You can assign the location as online.
Keep in mind:
Online courses must follow the NKU academic calendar.
Because high schools may have differing start/end dates, holidays, etc., as well as different course meeting times, if a course is taught in-person at a school, it is up to the department to work with the instructor to make sure guidelines regarding contact hours and instruction are met. The NKU academic calendar must be followed in regards to reporting deadlines.
Academic departments and departmental chairs are responsible for reviewing the credentials of any prospective high school instructor and interviewing them as necessary. Departments will complete any new hire paperwork with high school faculty and provide them with their NKU username and myNKU/Canvas instruction. Academic departments will collect syllabi for all NKU and credentialed high school instructors teaching at the high schools.
Academic departments will assign a faculty liaison to supervise and assist new credentialed high school instructors during their first year teaching in the SBS program or in any semester that they are teaching a new course. It is expected that the credentialed high school instructor and NKU departmental liaison will interact a minimum of three times each the semester. Email interaction is acceptable, although telephone, video conference or face-to-face is preferred. Each liaison will be asked to sign an agreement saying that they will:
After the first year, the department can choose to have the credentialed high school instructor continue to work with the liaison or ask them to report to the chair, program director, or other designated individual.
Academic departments will invite all NKU part-time and credentialed high school instructors to attend departmental meetings and events, when appropriate. They will share with SBS faculty any departmental events that SBS students can attend in an effort to engage students with NKU campus life and their respective programs.
The SBS program will also offer an annual online orientation and a faculty development training for dual-credit instructors. The asynchronous online orientation provides instructors with up-to-date program information, instructor responsibilities, and mandatory training on working with minors. The half-day development event will provide more focused guidance on pertinent topics related to dual credit and NKU. Instructors will also have the opportunity to ask questions about SBS orientation materials. Completion of this orientation and training is mandatory for each credentialed high school instructor who is teaching in the program. Failure to complete the orientation and training could result in cancellation of their course. NKU instructors are encouraged to complete orientation and to attend the faculty development event as dual-credit specific information is shared.
For admission to the program, students must:
Note: Sophomores may only enroll in courses offered at their high school.*
Students must complete a School-Based Scholars application packet (online application, disclosure, transcript and test scores). However, completed School-Based Scholars application packets do not guarantee admission into the program. All applications will be reviewed by the School-Based Scholars office.
*Some exceptions may apply.
Once a student has been admitted into the SBS program, they must earn a final grade of C or higher in each NKU class in order to continue taking classes prior to high school graduation.For any student who receives a grade of C- or lower, they must sit out the following semester and then apply for reinstatement using the SBS Reinstatement Application. This is designed to give students the opportunity to improve their skills in the high school toward their college readiness so they can be successful in future dual-credit classes. It is also aimed at preventing students from doing further harm to their college GPAs.
If a student wishes to appeal their final grade:
If a student wishes to appeal the SBS program’s decision, they have the following options available, which are consistent with the University’s policies:
The student must initiate the appeal of the grade no later than fifteen (15) working days after the last date for faculty to submit grades. This appeal should be addressed to the faculty teaching the course in question.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws are different in university and high school settings. FERPA is the federal law designed to protect privacy of student education records. If a student is attending a postsecondary institution--at any age--the rights under FERPA have transferred to the student. However, when a student is enrolled in both a high school and a postsecondary institution, the two schools may exchange information on that student. If the student is under 18, the parents still retain the rights under FERPA at the high school and may inspect and review any records sent by the postsecondary institution to the high school.
SBS students and their parent/guardian do sign a disclosure form stating that student information may be shared with parent/guardian and with the high school. Students (not parents) should be contacting the instructor. Should a parent or counselor reach out to an instructor, they may forward the message to the SBS office.