Can you explain the purpose of the dual enrollment program?
UF-USA is a dual enrollment program that provides students the opportunity to take UF courses, taught by qualified and trained teachers, in their own high school during their regular school day. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded college credit through The University of Findlay and will receive a UF transcript.
What courses are available through the program?
College courses available through the UF-USA program:
- Introduction to Animal Science
- Introduction to Biological Sciences
- Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology/Lab
- Basic Chemistry/Lab
- General Chemistry I/Lab
- Introduction to Computers
- Introduction to the Teaching Profession
- College Writing I
- Literature Appreciation
- Environment and Society
- Personal Finance
- History of the US to 1865
- History of the US from 1865
- Elementary Statistics
- Calculus I
- General Physics I/Lab
- Introduction to Political Science
- International Relations
- Intermediate Spanish
- Introduction to Sociology
Course syllabi are available upon request.
Please describe the application process.
Application materials are due February 1 and consist of the following:
- School Partnership Application signed by superintendent and principal
- Teacher Registration Form (one for each teacher)
- Resume for each teacher (see attached instructions)
- Transcripts (official or unofficial) for teachers new to the program
Applications are reviewed by the UF faculty and approved by the dean of the college. Faculty members may conduct interviews by phone or in person. Schools will be notified by March 1 regarding acceptance into the program. Applications received after February 1 will be considered as space allows. No applications will be considered after April 15. Continued participation as UF-USA high school professors is dependent upon UF faculty approval.
What are the qualifications for instructors?
UF-USA teachers are typically experienced high school teachers who are committed to staying current with both pedagogy and content through reading, research and ongoing professional development. They are committed to challenging themselves and their students to meet high standards of teaching and learning.
These teachers value participation in a dynamic community of learners. Although requirements vary by department, minimum requirements for UF-USA teachers, effective the 2010-11 academic year, include:
- A master’s degree in the content area or a master’s degree in education which includes the equivalent of 18 semester hours of advanced training in the relevant subject (i.e. content-specific graduate courses, workshops, seminars and curriculum development)
- One year experience teaching the course at the high school level
- Recommendation of the district superintendent and building principal
- Recommendation of the UF faculty based on successful completion of the summer training institute
What needs to be included in the instructor's resume?
Teachers applying to be UF-USA adjunct professors must submit a detailed resume which includes the following:
- UF Course(s) for which adjunct status is being sought
- Educational Background (Degree, major, name of institution, year awarded.)
- Other graduate coursework in the content discipline
- Teaching Experience (School, grade, subjects, years)
- Additional training in the subject for which adjunct status is being sought (Content specific workshops, seminars, curriculum development, dates, Training provider
- Evidence of successful teaching, such as recognition, awards, honors for outstanding teaching, student recognition for outstanding achievement
- Supervisory evaluations (Artifacts may be attached)
Do instructors need to attend special workshops?
Teachers must attend the summer workshops in order to participate in the program. They will receive 1-3 semester hours of graduate credit at no cost for successfully completing the workshop. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate returning teachers who are unable to attend the scheduled renewal training. However, teachers new to the program must be able to attend the initial training as scheduled.
What is the participation fee for an instructor?
School districts pay $1200 per teacher per course for the first year of participation, and $600 for successive years. These fees cover training and mentoring costs for the teachers, as well as graduate credit for the summer workshop.
What textbooks are used?
Textbooks used in the dual enrollment classes must be approved by the UF faculty. Teachers should bring their textbook to the summer training. It is recommended that, if at all possible, schools purchase the same textbook that is used on campus.
What are the syllabus requirements?
UF-USA teachers must submit their course of study/syllabus to the UF faculty for approval prior to the start of the school year. The high school course of study must include all content covered in the UF syllabus. High school teachers may be asked to submit assignments, tests and/or projects throughout the year to the UF faculty to assure the integrity of the UF course.
Do instructors have access to online tools?
UF-USA teachers may need to use their UF email accounts to utilize web-based course management functions and to receive UF correspondence. Schools or their districts agree to provide internet access for teachers to the UF Blackboard website.
Is there a class size limit?
UF English and Spanish classes have a maximum class size of 20 students. High school classes must agree to respect the class size limits for those classes in which students are enrolled for UF credit. If more than 20 eligible students desire to enroll in the English classes, a diagnostic test is available to assist schools in selecting the 20 students for the class. It is not a requirement that all students in the class be taking the course for college credit.
Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Administrator contact:
For further information, please contact David Rossman, UF-USA Coordinator at 419-434-4512 or at email@example.com
What are the student qualifications?
Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale may participate in the concurrent enrollment program. Except for ENGL 104 and ENGL 150, students who have a GPA between 3.0 and 3.2 may be accepted with a letter of recommendation from the teacher, principal or counselor. The following courses require a cumulative GPA of 2.8: Environment and Society, Introduction to Computers, Animal Science, Personal Finance, Teaching as a Profession.
What is the student application process?
Students must submit an application along with their high school transcripts. Student registration forms must be signed by the student, parent, and school representative, and submitted by July 1 for fall semester courses.
Does the student receive a college transcript for the class?
Yes. UF-USA allows high school students to receive college credit from The University of Findlay. To obtain a transcript, visit our homepage atwww.findlay.edu. Enter keyword: transcript.
Will classes transfer to another university?
UF-USA is a quality dual-enrollment program in which students receive credit for taking college courses through The University of Findlay, an accredited institution, so transferring the credits should be rather seamless. However, we recommend that you contact the registrar’s office of your prospective colleges prior to enrolling in your UF-USA courses to inquire about credit transfer.
How much is student tuition?
School districts are billed directly for student tuition. Tuition is $250 per student for a three credit course, and $300 per student for a four credit course. It is up to the school district to determine how much, if any, of the tuition students are responsible to pay. UF-USA students do not make payment directly to the university.
Will student families receive a bill?
Until the school district pays the UF-USA tuition, students may receive bills from UF for the full cost of tuition. Your family should not pay these bills to the university. Any dual enrollment tuition that is owed by the student should be paid to the local school district.
How are grades determined?
Students are graded using The University of Findlay’s grading scale. If a class from the fall continues into the next semester, the grade for the fall semester will be an “EC” (Extended Credit) and grades will be changed at the end of the spring semester. The instructors have until the end of their school year to submit final grades to The University of Findlay. If high schools use a different grading scale, teachers have the option of assigning students two different grades, one for their high school transcript and the other for the UF transcript.
Student Contact Information
First consult your UF-USA teacher with questions. If you then have further questions they cannot answer, please contact Mary Hall, UF-USA Student Coordinator, at 419-434-4738 or firstname.lastname@example.org