The SBS office will send course requests bi-annually (usually in August for spring and in December 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.