Concurrent Enrollment
Instructor Handbook
August 2017
Concurrent Enrollment Instructor’s Handbook
About the College ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Certificate and Degree Programs .......................................................................................................... 3
What is a Concurrent Enrollment Course? .............................................................................................. 5
Faculty Liaison Program ............................................................................................................................ 5
Instructor Responsibilities ......................................................................................................................... 5
Student Eligibility Requirements ............................................................................................................... 6
Applying to Teach a Concurrent Enrollment Course .............................................................................. 6
Course Outline ........................................................................................................................................... 7
Textbooks .................................................................................................................................................... 7
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism .......................................................................................................... 7
Grading System (including grade conversion model) ................................................................................. 8
Administrative Procedures ........................................................................................................................ 9
Articulation Agreement .......................................................................................................................... 9
Registration Process ............................................................................................................................. 9
Certificates of Residence ....................................................................................................................... 9
Registration Verification ......................................................................................................................... 9
Dropping/Withdrawing Students .......................................................................................................... 10
Submitting Grades ............................................................................................................................... 10
Changing a Student’s Grade ............................................................................................................... 10
Timeline/Deadlines ............................................................................................................................. 10
Approved Concurrent Enrollment Instructor’s Extended Absence ...................................................... 10
Evaluation of Course Instructor .............................................................................................................. 11
Transferring Tompkins Cortland Credit (Requesting a transcript) ........................................................ 12
Library Services ........................................................................................................................................ 13
Blackboard Learning Management System ........................................................................................... 13
Benefits for Instructors ............................................................................................................................ 13
Appendix A ................................................................................... Approved Concurrent Enrollment Courses
Appendix B ......................................................................................SUNY General Education Requirements
Appendix C .......................................................... Basic Qualifications for Concurrent Enrollment Instructors
Appendix D ......................................................................... Concurrent Enrollment Course Outline Template
Appendix E ....................................................................................................... Basic Skills and Prerequisites
Appendix F ....................................................................... Concurrent Enrollment Course Registration Form
Appendix G ................................................................................................................ Parent/Guardian Letter
Appendix H ........................................................................................ Certificate of Residence Requirements
Appendix I ................................................................................................. Official Change of Schedule Form
About the College
Tompkins Cortland Community College is one of 30 community colleges and 64 campuses in the State
University of New York system. Located in Dryden, the College serves more than three thousand students in
credit programs and another three thousand in non-credit workshops and customized training. The College
offers academic programs in business, computers, health, communications, liberal arts, criminal justice,
applied technologies, and human services. Specific degree programs include broadcast production,
engineering science, new media, sport management, and several liberal arts programs, including education
and general studies.
Tompkins Cortland attracts a diverse student body from most counties in New York State, several other U.S.
states, and nearly 70 countries. The learning environment is enriched by students of all ages and
backgrounds. About half of the College's graduates transfer as juniors to bachelor's degree programs at a wide
variety of colleges and universities around the world, including Cornell University and Ithaca College.
As a learning-centered college, Tompkins Cortland is strongly committed to building on strengths to achieve
student success. Our students study both full-time and part-time, and the college is a leader in online
education. The college operates extension centers in Ithaca and Cortland. The College is extensively involved
in our community. The College provides contract training for most major employers and provides an array of
non-credit workshops designed to build skills relating to computers, leadership and supervision, personal
growth, and many other areas.
As a community college, we offer both Associate degrees and Certificates. Some of these are occupationally-
oriented, designed to provide the skills you need to enter the job market immediately upon graduation. Other
programs are designed to provide the first two years of study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college
or university. We also have partnerships with SUNY Delhi and Keuka College to allow students to earn
Bachelor degrees in specified programs at those colleges without leaving our campus.
The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) is used primarily for transfer programs that lead to the Bachelor
of Arts degree at a four-year college or university. It may be used for general liberal arts programs.
The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) may be used for certain occupationally-oriented studies, but
is primarily designed to serve science or professionally-related programs that lead to transfer to a
Bachelor of Science degree at a four-year college or university.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is structured as an occupationally-oriented
degree. However, it may be appropriate as a transfer degree to certain types of specialized
baccalaureate programs such the Bachelor of Technology.
The Certificate provides a condensed program in a particular field of study and does not require
general education courses. Certificate programs generally require only two or three semesters of full-
time study. Credits earned may be applied toward a degree if you decide to continue your education.
All Degree Programs and Certificates
A.S. Degree, A.A.S. Degree, Certificate
A.S. Degree, Certificate
Broadcast Production
A.A.S. Degree
Business Administration
A.S. Degree, A.A.S. Degree, Certificate
Chemical Dependency Counseling
A.A.S. Degree, Certificate
Communication and Media Arts
A.S. Degree
Computer Information Systems
A.A.S. Degree
Computer Science
A.S. Degree
Computer Support Specialist
A.A.S. Degree
Construction and Environmental Technology
A.A.S. Degree, Certificate
Creative Writing
A.A. Degree, Certificate
Criminal Justice
A.S. Degree, A.A.S. Degree, Certificate
Culinary Arts
A.A.S. Degree
Digital Cinema
A.S. Degree
Early Childhood
A.A.S. Degree
Engineering Science
A.S. Degree
Environmental Studies
A.S. Degree
A.A.S. Degree
Graphic Design
A.S. Degree
Hotel and Restaurant Management
A.A.S. Degree
Human Services
A.S. Degree, A.A.S. Degree, Certificate
International Business
A.S. Degree
Liberal Arts and Sciences – Teacher Education
A.S. Degree
Liberal Arts and Sciences – General Studies
A.S. Degree, Certificate
Liberal Arts and Sciences – Humanities
A.A. Degree
Liberal Arts and Sciences – Math/Science
A.S. Degree
Liberal Arts and Sciences – Social Science
A.S. Degree
Liberal Arts and Sciences – Women & Gender Studies
A.S. Degree
New Media
A.S. Degree
A.A.S. Degree
Office Management and Administration
A.A.S. Degree, Certificate
A.S. Degree
Recreation: Exercise Studies
A.S. Degree
Recreation: Outdoor Recreation
A.S. Degree
Recreation: Recreation Leadership
A.S. Degree
Sport Management
A.S. Degree
Sustainable Farming and Food Systems
A.A.S. Degree
Wine Marketing
A.A.S. Degree, Certificate
Online Degree Programs:
Business Administration, A.A.S
Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.
Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S.
Hotel Restaurant Management, A.A.S.
Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies, Individual Studies Sequence, A.S.
Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.
Online Certificates:
Business Management
Chemical Dependency Counseling
General Studies
Paralegal Studies
What is a Concurrent Enrollment Course?
Concurrent enrollment, sometimes called dual credit, refers to a course where a student is earning both high
school and college credit for that course, which is taught by a high school instructor who has been approved by
our College’s faculty. Tompkins Cortland offers these courses at no cost to the student or school district.
Enrollment in a concurrent enrollment (CE) course generates an official college transcript for each student
where grades, withdrawals, etc. are recorded. CollegeNow’s Concurrent Enrollment Program is accredited by
the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). NACEP is a professional
organization for high schools and colleges that fosters and supports rigorous concurrent enrollment. NACEP
serves as a national accrediting body and supports all members by providing standards of excellence,
research, communication, and advocacy. Information about NACEP can be found at www.nacep.org.
For more information on concurrent enrollment and other CollegeNow programs, please refer to our website at
Faculty Liaison Program
CollegeNow is proud to have faculty who are committed to working with concurrent enrollment instructors to
monitor quality, consistency, and curricular alignment of CE courses. Faculty Liaisons improve overall
communication and encourage dialogue between faculty and high school CE instructors to benefit teaching
and learning.
Faculty Liaison Responsibilities
Review Instructor Credentials and Concurrent Enrollment Course Proposals.
Provide orientation for new high school concurrent enrollment instructors.
Conduct Site Visits to determine whether the CE course is aligned with courses on campus, with a focus on
the curriculum, pedagogy, texts, assessments, grading, and student readiness.
Review assessments and grades given in concurrent enrollment courses.
Design and deliver staff development for continuing high school concurrent enrollment instructors.
Hold individual meetings, as needed, with high school concurrent enrollment instructors.
If you would like to know who the Faculty Liaison for your course(s) is, please contact Rhonda Kowalski at
rmk@tompkinscortland.edu or refer to the Concurrent Enrollment Instructors section of the CollegeNow
Instructor Responsibilities
Concurrent enrollment classes are college courses, and instructors accept the responsibility for maintaining
academic integrity and high expectations.
Instructors agree to keep their course materials and outline in alignment with the master course syllabus of
the matching Tompkins Cortland course.
A current course outline must be submitted to the CollegeNow Office each semester that the instructor is
teaching the course for concurrent enrollment.
A course outline must be given to each student no later than the end of the first week of classes.
Concurrent enrollment instructors and counselors must place students appropriately in CollegeNow classes.
Schools will assess student skill level, knowledge base, and preparation for the level of work required in a
particular concurrent enrollment class.
Instructors will ensure that students register appropriately for the course (credit or audit) and monitor their
class lists, including completing the registration verification step when required.
Students who are not successful in the first course in a sequence (e.g. ENGL 101) are not permitted to
register for college credit in the subsequent course (e.g. ENGL 102) in that sequence or other closely related
course. Such students should register as audits so that they only earn high school credit.
Instructors will submit grades online via myTC3. Instructors agree to follow the College’s grading system.
Newly approved concurrent enrollment instructors will take part in concurrent enrollment orientation prior to
teaching a CE course at their school.
Instructors understand that a Faculty Liaison will conduct periodic site visits and will make their classes and
materials available for Liaison review. Since concurrent enrollment students receive college credit, the
purpose of these observations is to facilitate alignment of course curricula, learning objectives, and
assessment methods.
Instructors will participate in College-sponsored professional development annually. If CollegeNow identifies
a pattern of absence over a three year period, a CollegeNow administrator will meet with the CE instructor to
discuss continued participation in the program. If an instructor is unable to attend the annual CollegeNow-
sponsored workshops, (s)he should contact CollegeNow to determine an alternative plan, which may include
professional development provided by the Liaison during a site visit, another professional development
acceptable to the Liaison, or a campus visit that include professional development activities.
Instructors are required to request and encourage their students to complete the Evaluation of Course
Instructor for each CE course section they teach. Results will be reported back to the instructors.
Failure to comply with any of the above expectations may result in decertification of the concurrent
enrollment course and discontinuation of the instructor’s role as a CE instructor.
Student Eligibility Requirements
Students must be approved by their concurrent enrollment instructor and counselor for admission into
concurrent enrollment courses offered in high schools through CollegeNow. Guidelines for student eligibility:
a. The student has a demonstrated readiness and maturity to be successful a college level course, including
the commitment to attend class regularly and complete substantial work outside of class.
b. The student has successfully completed any pre-requisite classes with at least a C.
c. The student has demonstrated, through previous high school work, the skills/knowledge necessary for the
concurrent enrollment class being taken.
Applying to Teach a Concurrent Enrollment Course
Refer to CollegeNow’s website under Concurrent Enrollment > Instructors > Start a New Course for materials.
I. Identify a course
Many instructors find that courses they teach can be adapted to align with college courses. For example,
many 12th grade Honors English teachers offer ENGL101 and even ENGL102, Regents Chemistry may
be aligned with CHEM101 and 102, and a government class may be adapted to meet POSC103
expectations. Appendix A lists all the courses which have ever been approved for concurrent
enrollment; please inquire if you are interested in a Tompkins Cortland course which is not on the list.
The best way to identify a matching college course is to review its Master Course Syllabus, which may
be obtained on the CollegeNow website or by contacting Rhonda Kowalski at 607.844.6503 or
rmk@tompkinscortland.edu. Many schools also seek to expand their offerings with courses that satisfy
SUNY General Education Requirements (Appendix B). With your principal and counselor, decide which
semester the course may be offered and who the target audience is.
II. Submit credential packet
Application to Teach a Concurrent Enrollment course
Current resume
Transcript(s) – All undergraduate and graduate transcripts – legible copies are acceptable
Concurrent enrollment instructors are expected to have credentials comparable to those required of
adjunct instructors teaching the same course on campus. In many cases, a Master’s degree in the
subject or related area is required, but consideration is given to relevant education and teaching
experience. Instructor credentials are reviewed by the appropriate Faculty Liaison. Minimum
qualifications are attached in Appendix C.
III. Once credentials are approved, submit course outline using CollegeNow template
Course outline for each Tompkins Cortland course based on the syllabus requirements, and other
guidelines provided by the discipline, typed in the Concurrent Enrollment Course Outline
template (Appendix D).
To assist you, our office will supply you with samples of existing outlines for instructors of the same
course, as well as the Master Course Syllabus and other materials the Faculty Liaison has provided. The
Master Course Syllabus is the curricular blueprint for a course. It covers the subject matter and
expectations for the course. In addition, Appendix E translates the College’s basic skills and
prerequisites from the syllabus for the high school environment.
The course outline must demonstrate that the instructor will teach to our Master Course Syllabus and
college expectations. This includes addressing the same course objectives and topics, using college-
level textbooks, and assessing and grading students by comparable methods. In some courses,
instructors are required to give the department-approved final exam. Instructors may be asked to share
research assignments, exams, or rubrics for review prior to course approval.
IV. Review and approval process
Credentials and course outlines are reviewed by the appropriate CollegeNow Faculty Liaison who will
provide information that will assist in the approval process. You will be notified by our office of any
changes that need to be made or of approval/denial. The course may not be promoted as a concurrent
enrollment course until the course outline is approved.
Course Outline
The course outline is an essential part of the educational process at any college, and our academic policy
requires the distribution of course outlines to students and to the Dean of Instruction's Office by the end of the
first week of classes. Concurrent enrollment instructors are required to submit their course outlines to the
CollegeNow Office at the beginning of each semester that they are teaching that course for concurrent
enrollment. The outline must contain specifics about the learning objectives, calendar of topics and
assignments, evaluation methods, academic integrity, and other instructor expectations. If you are making
changes to the outline from what had been initially approved by your Faculty Liaison, please highlight the
changes or describe them in an email/coversheet so that we may continue to ensure alignment.
Please be aware that these outlines have a reading audience much wider than just your students. Colleagues
and administrative staff, both within and outside of the college, read these documents, often in critical
academic situations. Transfer evaluations, reviews of course content, and decisions on student grievances are
all made through reference to these outlines. Therefore, your style should be somewhat formal, and your
information both accurate and complete.
Some academic departments require that our concurrent enrollment partners utilize the same textbooks that
are being used by campus faculty. In some cases, academic departments may approve of the textbook
currently being utilized by the high school for a particular subject area as long as the text is college level. If you
would like information on the title, edition, etc. of the textbook currently being used by the faculty for a
particular course, please contact the College Bookstore at 607.844.6587. With the assistance of our Faculty
Liaisons, CollegeNow staff will advise concurrent enrollment instructors of any required textbook changes.
If a school wishes to purchase textbooks for a CE course through the College Bookstore (managed by Follett
Bookstores), please contact the Bookstore as soon as possible to ensure sufficient quantities (607.844.6587 or
Our Bookstore provides a 10% discount for CollegeNow instructors, though schools often
receive better pricing through their K12 textbook representatives.
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
As is the case on campus, CE course outlines must include a section on your academic integrity policy and
consequences for infractions. Our course outline template (Appendix D) includes the College’s policy.
Librarians are available for consultations on plagiarism, intellectual property and other academic integrity
issues. CollegeNow instructors have free access to SafeAssign, an online plagiarism detection system that is
built into the Blackboard course management system. If you would like to use SafeAssign, you will need to
have a Blackboard course set up for your CE class(es). Contact Rhonda Kowalski with a list of which courses
need Blackboard.
Grading System
At the beginning of the course, the instructor informs students of the criteria used to determine the final grade.
The following grading system is to be used to convert numerical grades to letter grades for the College
transcript. The breakdown of how grades are calculated (IE, number of points or percent for various
assessments) must be in the course outline and approved by the Liaison.
Concurrent enrollment students need to understand the implications of starting a college transcript:
Their grades in concurrent enrollment courses become part of a permanent college transcript.
Poor grades and withdrawals in concurrent enrollment courses impact on their academic standing and
eligibility for financial aid after high school as these affect their GPA and earned/attempted credit ratio.
Students should be made aware of any differences in the way that final grades will be calculated for
their college transcript grade and their high school credit grade.
Students should understand the meaning of dropping or withdrawing from a course and should be
aware of the calendar deadlines for each.
Grades posted electronically are immediately available to students through their myTC3 accounts.
Instructors should use the following grading scale for converting between numerical and letter grades, unless
your liaison has provided you with a different scale.
Grade Range GPA
High Achievement A 93 – 100 4.0
A- 90 – 92 3.7
Good Achievement B+ 87 – 89 3.3
B 83 – 86 3.0
B- 80 – 82 2.7
C+ 77 – 79 2.3
Satisfactory Achievement C 73 – 76 2.0
Below Satisfactory Achievement C- 70 – 72 1.7
D+ 67 – 69 1.3
D 63 – 66 1.0
D- 60 – 62 0.7
No Credit F or WF 59 and below 0.0
Other Grade Notations
Withdrawal W ---
Withdrawal Passing WP ---
Withdrawal Failing WF 0.0
Incomplete I ---
Audit X ---
W - Withdrawal: Given to students who officially withdraw before 60% of the total course time is elapsed.
WP/WF - Withdrawal Passing/Withdrawal Failing: WP is given for any course dropped beyond the 60% time
period if the student is passing the course at the time of withdrawal. Otherwise, the student will receive a WF,
which factors into the GPA.
I - Incomplete: May be issued upon the student’s request at the discretion of the instructor in situations where
a student has not completed the course requirements for medical or personal reasons documented to the
instructor’s satisfaction. If the student fails to complete the requirements before the end of the fourth week of
the semester following the semester in which the Incomplete was assigned, the grade will be changed
automatically to an F.
X - Audit: Students must declare their preference for audit at the time of registration. Auditing students do not
earn college credit. The course(s) cannot be converted to a credit or letter grade at a later date, etc.
Note: The most recent grade earned in a repeated course will be included in the final GPA.
All grades earned will be included on the student's Tompkins Cortland CC transcript.
Administrative Procedures
Articulation Agreement and Course Scheduling:
The principal of each participating high school will receive an Articulation Agreement describing the
CollegeNow partnership; these agreements need to be renewed at least every other year. Each spring,
counselors will receive a Master Course Schedule listing each course with the associated approved instructor.
Counselors, or their designees, are responsible for indicating the courses and the semester(s) the courses are
being taught for the coming academic year, as well as the start and end times for each class section. The
Master Course Schedule must be returned it to CollegeNow before the start of the school year.
Registration Process:
Concurrent enrollment instructors will receive a registration packet along with registration instructions in
accordance with the following schedule:
Fall courses (September - January) registration packets mailed in late August/early September
Full Year courses (September - June) and/or Spring courses (January - June) registration packets mailed in
late January.
All students in your high school concurrent enrollment course(s) must register.
Students wishing to earn college credit for the course must register using our online registration
process. Instructions and links to the online registration are on the CollegeNow website.
Students who will not earn college credit for the course(s) are required to “Audit” the course(s) through
Tompkins Cortland by completing a Concurrent Enrollment Course Registration Form (Appendix
F). Important: Auditing students only earn high school credit for the course. The course(s) cannot be
converted for college credit at a later date.
If you need help with the online registration process (IE, to reset passwords), please contact
CollegeNow at 607.844.6503.
Please distribute the CollegeNow Letter to Parent/Guardians (Appendix G) to all college credit-seeking
students in your class. The letter will be in your registration packet, as well as on our website.
Certificates of Residence:
All students are required to complete and submit an Affidavit and Application for Certificate of Residence
(which MUST be notarized) and any proof of residence that may be required. Some counties have very
specific requirements. These requirements are set by each county’s treasurer, not Tompkins Cortland CC. See
Appendix H for Certificate of Residence Requirements. These documents will need to be returned to our
office as soon as possible in accordance with deadlines that are provided to teachers each semester. Meeting
these deadlines is crucial and not doing so may affect continuance of concurrent enrollment approval. Forms
are included in your registration packet and available on our website at www.tompkinscortland.edu/collegenow.
Certificates are valid for one calendar year (IE, if a student obtains one in the fall, a new one won’t be required
until the following fall). Questions regarding Certificate of Residence policies and procedures should be
directed to CollegeNow at 607.844.8222, ext. 4311 or e-mail Vicki Dann at vad@tompkinscortland.edu.
NOTE: Students residing in Tompkins County are not required to obtain a Certificate of Residence. Students
living in all other counties will need to apply for a Certificate of Residence.
Registration Verification:
Once all concurrent enrollment registrations have been processed, concurrent enrollment instructors will be
notified that they must complete the “Registration Verification” and confirm student data on the class list via the
myTC3 site. Instructors must review each of their class lists to ensure that all credit-seeking and auditing
students appear. If a student in your class does not appear on the roster, or has an incorrect credit type, call
Rhonda Kowalski (607.844.6503) immediately to resolve the problem.
To obtain access to the myTC3 site, you must complete the Administrative Network/Data Access Form. Once
the instructor returns this signed form to the CollegeNow Office, the Registrar will authorize the request and
the College will e-mail the instructor an ID/Password. If you have difficulty logging into your account, please
contact Rhonda at 607.844.6503.
Dropping/Withdrawing Students:
If a student is enrolled in a concurrent enrollment course for credit or audit and needs to drop or withdraw from
the course, an Official Change of Schedule Form (Appendix I) must be completed [in accordance to that
academic year’s timeline] to avoid the student receiving an unsatisfactory grade on their college transcript.
Completed forms do not require the student’s signature, but do require the concurrent enrollment instructor’s
signature (or counselor signature). Forms must be faxed as soon as possible to 607.844.6535 or mailed.
A concurrent enrollment student may drop a course up until the date that 20% of the total course time has
elapsed. In this case, no record will appear on the student’s transcript.
If a student drops a class after the 20% time period, this is considered a withdrawal. He/she will receive a “W”
on the transcript if the form is submitted before 60% of the total course time is elapsed; this will not affect the
GPA. If a student drops a class beyond the 60% time period, the student will receive a notation of “WP” on the
transcript if he/she is passing the course; this does not affect the GPA. If the student is failing, he/she will
receive a grade of “WF”, which calculates into the GPA as a failing grade. In the case that the student needs to
WP or WF from a concurrent enrollment course, the instructor will need to indicate on the Official Change of
Schedule Form if the student was passing (WP) or failing (WF) at the time they stopped attending the course
for college credit. All withdrawals affect the student’s credits earned/attempted ratio for the College.
Submitting Grades:
Concurrent enrollment instructors are required to enter final grades online through the myTC3 site within
72 hours after conclusion of the course. Deadlines are noted in the academic year timeline.
Changing a Student’s Grade:
If a grading error should occur, the instructor should email gradechange@tompkinscortland.edu to make a
change in the student’s records. You must provide the student’s name, semester in which the course was
offered, the grade that is currently on file, and the corrected grade. Instructors cannot change grades through
their myTC3 account once a grade has been posted for a student.
Timeline/Deadlines (www.tompkinscortland.edu/collegenow/concurrent/is_participating_timeline.asp):
Each semester, instructors are provided with deadlines of the last date to add/drop/withdraw (with and without
academic penalty), when grades are due, etc. The current academic year’s “Timeline for Concurrent
Enrollment” can also be found on the CollegeNow website under Concurrent Enrollment > Instructors.
Approved Concurrent Enrollment Instructor’s Extended Absence:
In the case that an approved concurrent enrollment instructor will be out of school on an extended leave or
illness, the high school principal must notify CollegeNow immediately. After the notification has been
communicated, the high school principal is required to submit the following documents pertaining to the
“substitute” instructor for review by the CollegeNow Director and Faculty Liaison:
Completed “CollegeNow Instructor Application”
Current resume
Transcript(s) – copies of both undergraduate and graduate credits
After the above documents have been reviewed, the high school principal and “substitute” will be notified as to
whether the “substitute” has been approved by CollegeNow as an adjunct and if the individual will be allowed
to instruct the previously approved curriculum for concurrent enrollment.
Evaluation of Course Instructor
Tompkins Cortland students complete evaluations of their instructors each semester and, as part of the
College’s student body, concurrent enrollment students are asked to complete evaluations of their CE
instructors to fulfill this requirement as well as meet our accreditation standards.
We provide this evaluation instrument in the form of a short user-friendly online survey that includes a few
student demographic questions to gather information such as student gender, grade level, previous number of
concurrent enrollment courses taken, etc. along with a space for additional comments. There is a rating scale
for each (e.g. Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neither Agree nor Disagree, Agree, Strongly Agree) for each of the
questions listed below:
1. The course outline/syllabus accurately described the course.
2. The instructor was well prepared for class.
3. The instructor communicated course content in ways I understood.
4. The instructor stimulated my interest in the subject.
5. The instructor contributed in a positive way to my learning in this course.
6. The instructor displayed enthusiasm for the subject.
7. The instructor was receptive to my ideas and viewpoints.
8. The instructor was available to discuss course material out of class.
9. The instructor used effective examples to clarify course content.
10. My grades accurately represent my performance in this course.
11. The instructor demonstrated a sound knowledge of course subject matter.
12. The instructor graded and returned my homework, tests, and projects in a timely manner.
13. The tests/quizzes fairly evaluated materials covered in the course.
14. Overall, I rate this instructor as excellent.
To increase response rates, we recommend that you provide class time to complete the survey. If that is not
possible, please assign it as homework and ask students to print the “thank you” page as proof of completion.
We ask that students complete a separate evaluation for each course in which they are concurrently enrolled
even if the instructor is the same.
Please emphasize to your students the value of these evaluations. These surveys give our program a sense of
how courses are progressing. Most importantly, they provide you useful insight into how students perceive
your course(s) so that you can continue the practices that work well and make changes in areas that need
improvement. To encourage honest answers, assure students that their responses are anonymous.
CollegeNow is grateful to your students for taking this process seriously and for providing thoughtful and
respectful evaluations.
The results of these evaluations are tabulated in our office and the totals for your classes will be sent to you.
No individual results of these evaluations will be shared with school district administrators.
Transferring Concurrent Enrollment Credit
Every college and university has its own policies governing transfer credit. The credits that students earn while
participating in the Concurrent Enrollment Program are, of course, accepted at Tompkins Cortland Community
College. Credits are also accepted throughout the SUNY system, though there may be some variability
depending on the program chosen by the student. The credits are also generally accepted within public
university systems in other states. There is more variability among private colleges and universities. Surveys
show that about 92% of colleges that our students attend accept concurrent enrollment credits.
Credit is usually evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Transferability generally depends on the grade
earned, how the course fits within a student’s degree, and whether the college has a similar course. In some
cases, a college may accept some, but not all, of these credits. In other cases, a college may not provide
transfer credit but will exempt a student from certain courses (advanced standing). Some colleges have
policies to only accept college credits earned in courses that were not required for high school graduation (for
example, a 4
math or science course). We recommend that students check with colleges they are interested
in to inquire about their policies regarding transfer credits.
Generally, a minimum grade of C is needed for credit to transfer to other colleges. Note that the actual grades
earned in the courses will not become a part of a student’s grade point average (GPA) unless the student
enrolls in a Tompkins Cortland degree program. If a student performed poorly (or withdrew from many
courses) and continues onto a degree program at our College, those college credits attempted and grades
earned may negatively impact a student’s academic standing and financial aid eligibility.
In order to transfer credit, an official transcript must be submitted to the student’s college in accordance with
their policies. Transcripts include all coursework taken at the College, including concurrent enrollment and
online courses. Students may order an official transcript online, in writing or in person. The College cannot
accept transcript requests by phone or e-mail. There is a fee per transcript, though it is less when requested
online. Any outstanding financial obligations to the college must be resolved before an official transcript will be
released. Transcript requests will only be processed if the request is submitted by the student. Federal law
prohibits the release of student information to anyone other than that student.
Students may check their grades and print unofficial transcripts, for free, at any time through their myTC3
accounts. Many students include unofficial transcripts as part of college admissions application.
How to request an official transcript:
1. Visit www.tompkinscortland.edu/collegenow
2. In the box on the right-hand side, click on Request a Transcript.
Note: Please keep in mind that grades for concurrent enrollment courses are posted after the high
school semester ends. If a student is requesting a transcript mid-semester, some of their grades may
not appear.
To aid in transferring credits, it is advised that students save their concurrent enrollment course materials,
including course outlines and assessments, in case the transfer institution wishes to review them. If transfer
credits are denied, the student may inquire with that institution’s Registrar about appeals processes or other
ways to earn course exemption (such as testing).
CollegeNow students in need of additional assistance may contact our office at 607.844.6503.
Library Services
The College Library is located on campus in the Baker Commons. Instructors are encouraged to utilize our
library’s resources, and even bring their students on campus to receive research instruction and to gather
resources that may not be available in high school libraries.
Instructors and students (both credit and audit) are assigned a College ID number to access Library resources
and services remotely; in Fall 2016, we expect that one’s myTC3 login will allow remote access to most library
resources. CollegeNow provides ID cards to instructors; students see their number when creating their myTC3
accounts. To find one’s ID number, log into myTC3, click myInfo, then click TC3 ID Number on the left.
Resources include print books and DVDs, electronic books and databases, full electronic text of scholarly
journal articles, and streaming videos. Services include research instruction and reference consultations. The
Library will deliver print materials, whether books or videos, by mail at no cost. Additionally, librarians can
provide research instruction, highlighting college resources and addressing academic integrity, for example,
either online, by video conference, or in person by coming to your high school.
Visit the Library’s web site (www.tompkinscortland.edu/library) or contact TC3Library@tompkinscortland.edu
for more information or to schedule an in-person or a virtual visit. Information specific to concurrent enrollment
instructors is found on the CollegeNow webpage under Concurrent Enrollment > Instructors. Information for
students is found as a Quick Link on the CollegeNow page under Student Resources.
Blackboard Learning Management System
CollegeNow provides access and support for instructors who wish to teach a concurrent enrollment course
online, or incorporate online elements into their regular CE courses (a “web enhanced” approach). Our College
uses SUNY’s platform called Blackboard. Within Blackboard, you can share course content (course outline,
assignments, readings, videos, etc.), administer quizzes, check writing for proper citation and plagiarism using
SafeAssign, collect assignments, share grades, and hold discussion forums.
To request a Blackboard course shell for any of your CE courses, please contact Rhonda. When your students
register for your class, they will automatically be added to the Blackboard site linked to your CE section. You
may also contact CollegeNow to view the Blackboard course of your faculty liaison or another campus faculty
member (with their permission). To access the Blackboard course, log into myTC3 and click on Web Courses.
Benefits for Instructors
Concurrent enrollment instructors are eligible for tuition waivers for up to one course per semester on
campus, our Extension Centers, or online. Instructors may submit a request for their course selection to
Rhonda Kowalski at rmk@tompkinscortland.edu prior to the start date of the course.
Instructors receive a 10% discount on their meals at the College’s farm-to-table culinary center, Coltivare,
located at 235 South Cayuga Street in downtown Ithaca (607.882.2333; www.coltivareithaca.com). You
must present your College ID card; the discount applies to all in the party, but does not include alcohol.
We host campus visits, including tours, library workshops, and discipline-specific activities, for instructors
and their students upon request. If you would like to visit the College with your class, please contact Maria
Nissi at 607.844.8222, extension 4413.
We provide professional development opportunities for concurrent enrollment instructors. In addition to our
own workshops, we also promote workshops provided by other institutions in our region (and can help
cover their PD costs of attendance as funding allows). Instructors are also welcome to observe classes on
campus; contact our office or your Faculty Liaison to set up an individual visit.
Our College offers free access to an online career development tool called Career Coach. It is linked to
from our website. For more information on how to use it with your students, contact our office.
Several concurrent enrollment instructors “moonlight” as instructors for the College online, in the summer,
or evening hours. If you are interested in teaching an online, campus, or Extension Center course for the
College, let us know. Your application can then be forwarded to our Dean of Instruction to keep on file.
For additional information on any of these opportunities, please contact Rhonda at 607.844.6503 or visit our
website at www.tompkinscortland.edu/collegenow.
CollegeNow Team
The team at CollegeNow is committed to enhancing the opportunity and accessibility of education for students
in Central New York. We are continually striving to better understand the educational needs of our community
and search for creative ways to work together towards the goal of greater student success.
Victoria Zeppelin – Director of CollegeNow
607.844.8222, ext. 4328
Victoria oversees all aspects of CollegeNow, focusing primarily on concurrent enrollment. She is responsible
for the policies and practices that ensure program quality and accreditation through NACEP. Contact Victoria
to discuss how to integrate concurrent enrollment classes (and CollegeNow Online) within your school's
curriculum. She can assist with communication between high school and College faculty, general problem
solving, or other questions about the CollegeNow program, including initiatives targeted at college readiness
and completion.
Maria Nissi – Associate Director of CollegeNow
607.844.8222, ext. 4413
Contact Maria for information about student advisement, placement testing and diagnostics, and college
readiness initiatives. Maria oversees CollegeNow Online, which has helped expand college course options for
your students. She also serves as the advisor for high school-aged students taking courses on campus to
supplement their high school or homeschool curriculum. For CollegeNow’s “Early Degree” option, she advises
students in selecting college courses that concurrently fulfill degree requirements for their Associate’s Degree
and high school diploma. Maria can assist with questions related to diagnostic placement testing of 10-12th
graders and aligning high school curriculum with developmental courses to improve college readiness.
Rhonda Kowalski – Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator
607.844.8222, ext. 4396
Contact Rhonda for course approval process and guidance (including master course syllabi), faculty liaison
information, concurrent enrollment registration process & procedures, transcript request guidance, course
grading and attendance. Rhonda can also sign instructors up for Tompkins Cortland CC courses (tuition-free).
She maintains the CollegeNow website and program materials.
Vicki Dann – CollegeNow Secretary
607.844.8222, ext. 4311
Contact Vicki for CollegeNow Online course registration/policies/procedures, certificates of residency
requirements and processing, transcript questions, and course instructor evaluation processing. Vicki assists
Maria with campus visits with local high school and BOCES students.
Please feel free to contact anyone from this team – we all welcome times that we have the opportunity to
speak with our high school partners!
Our website also has answers to almost any question you might have: www.tompkinscortland.edu/collegenow
Not all courses are offered in a high school in a given year. New courses may be available upon request.
Approved Concurrent Enrollment Courses
Business, Computers, and Economics:
ACCT101 - Principles of Accounting I (4 Credits)
ACCT 102 - Principles of Accounting II (4 Credits)
BUAD103 - Entrepreneurship I (3 Credits)
BUAD104 - Business Mathematics (3 Credits)
BUAD106 - Foundations of Business (3 Credits)
BUAD109 - Personal Money Management (3 Credits)
BUAD201 - Business Law I (3 Credits)
BUAD203 - Business Communications (3 Credits)
BUAD204 - Principles of Marketing (3 Credits)
BUAD208 - Principles of Management (3 Credits)
BUAD222 - Money and Banking (3 Credits)
CAPS100 - Keyboarding (1 credit)
CAPS111 - Introduction to Word Processing (1 Credit)
CAPS121 - Introduction to Spreadsheets (1 Credit)
CAPS123 - Advanced Spreadsheets (1 Credit)
CAPS131 - Introduction to Databases (1 Credit)
CAPS141 - Presentation Software (1 Credit)
CAPS152 - Web Page Design (1 Credit)
ECON101 - Introduction to Economics (3 Credits)
ECON120 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credits)
ECON121 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
HRMG101 - Food Preparation I (3 Credits)
SPMT150 - Foundations of Sport Management (3 Credits)
106 – Introduction to Photojournalism (3 Credits)
ART 115 - Painting I (3 Credits)
ART 117 - Visual Design for Electronic Media (3 Credits)
ART 130 - Ceramics (3 Credits)
COMM111 - Foundations of Digital Editing (1 Credit)
COMM112 - Foundations of Motion Graphics (1 Credit)
COMM115 - Introduction to Digital Video (3 Credits)
COMM145 - DVD Authoring (1 Credit)
ENGL101 - Academic Writing II (3 Credits)
ENGL102 - Approaches to Literature (3 Credits)
FREN102 - Beginning French II (3 Credits)
FREN201 - Intermediate French I (3 Credits)
FREN202 - Intermediate French II (3 Credits)
MUSI101 - Music Appreciation (3 Credits)
MUSI108 - Music Theory I (3 Credits)
MUSI109 - Music Theory II (3 Credits)
PHIL101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3 Credits)
SPAN102 - Beginning Spanish II (3 Credits)
SPAN201 - Intermediate Spanish I (3 Credits)
SPAN202 - Intermediate Spanish II (3 Credits)
SPAN280 - Hispanic Literature and Culture I (3 Credits)
SPAN281 - Hispanic Literature and Culture II (3 Credits)
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math:
R101 - Introductory Astronomy (3 Credits)
BIOL101 - Principles of Biology I (3 Credits)
BIOL102 - Principles of Biology II (3 Credits)
BIOL104 - General Biology I (4 Credits)
BIOL105 - General Biology II (4 Credits)
BIOL131 - Principles of Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 (4 Cr)
BIOL132 - Principles of Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 (4 Cr)
BIOL206 - Molecular Genetic Techniques (1 Credit)
BIOT101 - Introduction to Biotechnology (1 Credit)
CHEM101 - Principles of Chemistry I (4 Credits)
CHEM102 - Principles of Chemistry II (4 Credits)
CHEM107 - General Chemistry I (4 Credits)
CHEM108 - General Chemistry II (4 Credits)
CIS 108 - Intro. to Computer Information Systems (3 Credits)
CIS 132 - Network Design (3 Credits)
CIS 213 - Programming in C++ I (3 Credits)
CSS 112 - Hardware Repair and Maintenance (3 Credits)
CSS 212 - Help Desk and User Support (3 Credits)
DRAF107 - Engineering Graphics (2 Credits)
DRAF117 - Architectural Drafting I (3 Credits)
DRAF120 - Intro. to Computer Aided Drafting (2 Credits)
ELEC224 - Digital Electronics (4 Credits)
ENVS101 – Introduction to Environmental Science (3 Credits)
ENVS102 - Technology and the Environment (3 Credits)
MATH120 - College Algebra (4 Credits)
MATH138 - Pre-calculus Mathematics (4Credits)
MATH200 - Statistics (3 Credits)
MATH201 - Calculus I (4 Credits)
MATH202 - Calculus II (4 Credits)
METR101 - Introductory Meteorology (3 Credits)
PHSC104 - General Physics I (4 Credits)
PHSC105 - General Physics II (4 Credits)
PHSC211 - Physics I: Mechanics and Heat (4 Credits)
Social Sciences:
H201 - Introduction to Anthropology (3 Credits)
ANTH202 - Cultural Anthropology (3 Credits)
ECHD110 - Children and the Arts (3 Credits)
ECHD125 - Intro. to Early Childhood Education (3 Credits)
ECHD225 - Early Childhood Curric. Development (3 Credits)
ENVS107 - Economy, Society, and the Environment (3 Credits)
ENVS110, 111, 112 - Food Systems Seminars (1 Credit each)
ENVS140 - Agroecology (4 credits)
GEOG120 - World Regional Geography (3 Credits)
HLTH104 - Medical Terminology (3 Credits)
HLTH126 - Health and Fitness (1 Credit)
HLTH205 - First Aid & Safety Education (3 Credits)
HLTH206 - Personal Health (3 Credits)
HSTY102 - Develop. of the Western Tradition II (3 Credits)
HSTY111 - World History since 1500 (3 Credits)
HSTY201 - American History to 1877 (3 Credits)
HSTY202 - American History since 1877 (3 Credits)
HSTY233 - Women in U.S. History (3 Credits)
POSC103 - American National Government (3 Credits)
POSC104 - American State and Local Government (3 Credits)
PSYC103 - Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)
SOCI101 - Introduction to Sociology (3 Credits)
College Success Skills:
00 - Introduction to the College Experience (1 Credit)
ACAD150 - College Success Seminar (3 Credits)
Appendix A
Area1 Area2 Area3 Area4 Area5 Area6 Area7 Area8 Area9 Area10
Civilizations Humanities TheArts
Lecturecoursewithnolab.Someprogramsrequireatleastonelabscience.(AllotherArea2/NaturalSciencecourseshave alabcomponent.)
or degree purposes, there are three Liberal Arts categories: Humanities, Math/Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.
manities Math/Natural Science Social Science
SUNY Gen Ed Areas 7, 9, 10 plus SUNY Gen Ed Areas 1, 2 plus SUNY Gen Ed Areas 3, 4, 5, 6 plus
ART 101, 102, 104 CSCI (except CSCI210) COMM101, 225
ENGL (except ENGL105, 201, 204, 257) ENVS295 CRJU104, 105
MUSI101, 108, 109 All BIOL, CHEM, PHSC, MATH ENVS108, 110, 111, 112
ENGL201, 204
Appendix B
Revised 1/2016 - Pg. 1/4
Basic Q
ualification Guidelines for Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Instructors*
All discipli
nes require that the instructor be appropriately certified to teach in their subject area at the high school level. All
instructors within liberal arts disciplines must possess a Master’s degree, though fields accepted vary; non-liberal arts and
technical disciplines may consider other degrees with industry/professional experience. Details for each discipline are
provided below These are guidelines to assist schools with identifying teachers who may be eligible to teach CE courses..
Credentials, including all college transcripts and a resumé, are reviewed by faculty liaisons in each course area who
decide whether the applicant’s degree and course background, teaching and other work experience, and continuing
education in the field meet adjunct requirements. In addition to credential approval, course outlines must be aligned and
approved for the course to be concurrent enrollment. Additional application materials or meetings may be required before
final approval. Applicants who lack certain college courses in the discipline (or whose courses were taken long ago) may
be able to take those courses from Tompkins Cortland Community College tuition-free in order to qualify to teach the
Please visit www.tompkinscortland.edu/collegenow or contact Rhonda Kowalski for more information and to apply.
0, 150
Secondary level teacher certification, school counseling credentials, or administrative certificate will be
considered. Applicant should have at least two years of experience at the secondary level; experience in teaching,
counsling, or support services at the postsecondary level desirable.
ACCT 101, 102
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting, Business, or a related field with at least 12 credits in upper level accounting
courses beyond ACCT101 and ACCT102, as well as teaching or industry experience in accounting.
ANTH 201, 202
Masters in Anthropology or very closely (Social Science) related field is required and teaching experience preferred at (but
not limited to) college level. Demonstrated areas of interest in anthropology aligned with TC3’s courses; for ANTH 202,
that area of interest/ specialty should ideally be with living culture groups.
ART 106, 115, 117, 130
Note that requirements vary by course. ART 115 and ART 130 require an MFA; consideration will be given to instructor
with Master's in a related field if there is evidence of a very strong background and active presence in the art community.
ART 106 requires significant photography background, ideally with photojournalism experience, as well as expertise in
Adobe Photoshop. ART 117 requires experience in design and typography, as well as expertise in the Adobe Creative
Suite, including Illustrator; the discipline for the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees may vary, but teachers should be able to
demonstrate educational or professional background in field of visual communications, graphic design, etc.
* All ART applicant
s must include a “portfolio” with their application that includes examples of 10 personal works and 10
student works; per student work examples, please include respective project criteria/description.
ASTR 101
Master’s Degree required with one of the degrees being in a related field (astronomy, physics or earth science education,
etc.). Degree should contain coursework in the topics covered in ASTR101. Demonstrated success in teaching earth
science, physics, or astronomy courses.
BIOL 101, 102, 104, 105, 114; BIOT 101
Master’s degree in biology or significant biology coursework (either undergraduate or graduate) required. Demonstrated
success in teaching biology with laboratory experiences, preferably at the honors, AP, or college level. Evidence of
laboratory/research experience and continued professional development is desired, especially for BIOT101, and
BIOL104/105. For BIOL114, a Master’s in Health Education or related field, with nutrition coursework at the
undergraduate or graduate level, is acceptable.
Appendix C
Revised 1/2016 - Pg. 2/4
BUAD 103, 104, 106, 109, 201, 204, 208, 222
Degree in related field with demonstrated background in the areas being taught (undergraduate and/or graduate
coursework, teaching and/or industry experience, continuing professional development, etc.).
CAPS / OFFC (all 100-level)
Individual must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Administration or a related field with office or project
background/experience utilizing the appropriate software tools in an integrated fashion. MOUS/MOS certification
beneficial, but not required.
CHEM 101, 102, 107, 108
Master’s degree in chemistry (or related field) or significant chemistry coursework (either undergraduate or graduate)
required. Demonstrated success in teaching chemistry with laboratory experiences, preferably at the honors, AP, or
college level. Evidence of laboratory/research experience and continued professional development is desired, especially
for 107/108.
CIS 108, 132
Master’s degree in CS, CIS, MIS or a related field preferred, Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related degree required.
Minimum 2 years teaching experience required. Minimum 2 years industry experience in programming, networking, web
design, or related field preferred. If the individual has great experience we could consider other degrees as well.
COMM 100, 111, 112, 113, 115, 145
Degree in related field with demonstrated background in the content being taught (undergraduate and/or graduate
coursework, teaching and/or industry experience, continuing professional development, etc.).
CSCI 160
Master’s degree in CS, Mathematics, or a related field. Recent experience in programming. Depending on experience,
strongly recommend that teacher take CSCI160 (available online).
CSS 112, 212
Bachelor's degree in a computer-related field, and industry experience in hardware/software support. Other degrees
considered for those with significant professional experience in the field, including any appropriate trainings or
CULI 101; HRMG 101
Minimum of B.S. degree in Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts; a Masters and teaching/classroom experience is
preferable. SERVSAFE certification is also necessary. The candidate must be able to teach the basic procedures and
techniques for menu planning, large quantity food production/preparation and service, sanitation, safety, equipment
operation, food purchasing and preparation techniques, and table service.
DRAF 107, 117, 118, 120
Undergraduate or graduate degree in technology, architecture, engineering, drafting, or related field (may include
Technology Education or CTE Teacher Certification). Coursework or industry experience relevant to the courses taught.
ECHD 125
Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education preferred, however a degree in Elementary Education with B-2nd grade
certification acceptable. Minimum two years teaching experience in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grade or a preschool
environment such as a child care center, Head Start or Universal Pre-Kindergarten classroom desired.
ECON 101, 120, 121
Master’s degree required in a related field (including, but not limited to economics, social studies, business, etc.) with
experience teaching economics courses. Either undergraduate or graduate degree should have a minimum of the
following coursework based on course being taught: ECON101 requires at least one course in microeconomics and a
course in macroeconomics; ECON120 requires microeconomics through at least the intermediate level; ECON121
requires macroeconomics through at least the intermediate level.
ELEC 224
Degree in Engineering or related technology area preferred. Equivalent industrial experience will be considered.
ENGL 101, 102
Master’s Degree in a related field (such English, English Education, Creative Writing) and secondary or collegiate level
teaching experience. Applicant should have both undergraduate and graduate courses in the content area.
Revised 1/2016 - Pg. 3/4
ENVS 101, 102, 105, 107
Master’s degree in environmental science, environmental studies, natural resources, or other closely-related field and
teaching experience.
FITN 112, 216
Bachelor’s degree and experience appropriate to content area. Must be an American Red Cross-certified Water Safety
and Lifeguard Instructor in their respective counties. Evidence of ARC certification must be submitted.
FREN 102, 201, 202
Minimum, a Master's degree, preferable a terminal degree in the target language, literature, linguistics or related field.
Native to near native proficiency in the target language. Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at the High School
level or in Higher education. We would prefer candidates with overseas traveling or educational experience in countries
where the target language is spoken. Some experience with multimedia resources in foreign language acquisition and
knowledge of the current trends in foreign language teaching.
GEOG 120
Master’s degree, with one of the degree begin in a related field (Geography, Social Studies Education, International
Studies, etc.). Significant course background and teaching experience in geography and global studies fields.
GEOL 101
Master’s in an equivalent field (Natural Science, Science Education, etc.) with a minimum of 6 graduate credits in GEOL
or equivalent (substantial undergraduate background may also be considered).
GERM 102
Minimum, a Master's degree, preferable a terminal degree in the target language, literature, linguistics or related field.
Native to near native proficiency in the target language. Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at the High School
level or in Higher education. We would prefer candidates with overseas traveling or educational experience in countries
where the target language is spoken. Some experience with multimedia resources in foreign language acquisition and
knowledge of the current trends in foreign language teaching.
HLTH 104, 205, 206
Degree in related field with teaching/professional experience in the content area. For HLTH104: BSN or similar
background required. For HLTH205: Must be American Red Cross-certified First Aid/CPR/AED instructors in their counties
in addition to meeting our minimum degree/experience qualifications; submit copy of ARC certification.
HSTY 101, 102, 111, 201, 202, 233
Master’s degree in the discipline (such as MA or MAT in History or American Studies) with at least two years of teaching
experience in the subject area. A Master’s in a related area (such as Social Studies Education) will be considered for
HSTY 101, 102, and 111.
MATH 132, 135, 200, 201, 202
MATH201 and MATH200 require a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education or Math-related field. Those whose
Master’s is in an unrelated area, but who possess a Math-related Bachelor’s, may be considered for MATH132 or
MATH135 if the following have been successfully completed: 3 semesters of Calculus plus Differential Equations, Linear
Algebra, Discrete Mathematics & Methods of Proof, 2 semesters of Analysis, and 2 semesters of Statistics.
METR 101
Master’s Degree required with one of the degree being in a related field (meteorology, physics or earth science education,
climatology, oceanography, etc.). Degree should contain coursework in the topics covered in METR101. Experience
teaching earth science or meteorology courses preferred.
MUSI 101, 108, 109
Degree in Music, Music Education, or related field with coursework, teaching, and/or professional background in the topics
for each course.
PHIL 101
Degree in Philosophy.
PHSC 104, 105
Master’s degree in physics (or related field) or significant physics coursework (either undergraduate or graduate) required.
Demonstrated success in teaching physics with laboratory experiences, preferably at the honors, AP, or college level.
Revised 1/2016 - Pg. 4/4
POSC 103, 104
Master’s degree in a related area. For those with a Master’s in Education, consideration will be given to individuals who
hold a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in the core area and teaching experience in the subject area.
PSYC 101, 103
Master’s degree in related field with at least one degree in Psychology. Those without a psychology degree must possess
21-27 credit hours in Psychology at the undergraduate level and ideally others at the graduate level. Credits should be in
the content of at least four chapters in the introductory text such as social psych, some sort of developmental psych,
personality, abnormal, cognitive, sensation and perception, learning, memory, etc. Coursework should have been
completed within the past 12 years or there must be indication of professional development activity/affiliation in the field to
ensure currency. Instructors must understand the multiple perspectives in psychology and have a firm knowledge of basic
research methods in psychology. Prospective instructors who do not posses the minimum number of psychology credits
may take the required courses online from Tompkins Cortland Community College to qualifiy.
RDNG 116
Master’s Degree in Reading and teaching experience.
SOCI 101
Master’s Degree in Sociology or closely related field. Other degrees in the Social Sciences, including Social Studies, will
be considered with signficant course work in sociology.
SPAN 102, 201, 202, 280, 281
Minimum, a Master's degree, preferably a terminal degree in the target language, literature, linguistics or related field.
Native to near native proficiency in the target language. Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at the High School
level or in Higher education. Prefer candidates with overseas traveling or educational experience in countries where the
target language is spoken. Some experience with multimedia resources in foreign language acquisition and knowledge
of the current trends in foreign language teaching.
SPMT 150, 190
Degree in related field with demonstrated background in the areas being taught (undergraduate and/or graduate
coursework, teaching and/or industry experience, continuing professional development, etc.).
Concurrent Enrollment Course Ou
High School Name:
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Credit Hour
t Audience – Grade Level(s):
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e Description: Must be closely modeled on the description in the College Master Course Syllabus and note
whether the course satisfies any SUNY General Education requirements.
Course Prerequisites: Identify all prerequisites established by the instructor. These should be consistent with the
College’s Master Course Syllabus and any other guidelines provided by CollegeNow. These may include specific
courses and grades that a student needs in order to register for college credit. For “sequential courses”, a C or
higher is required in the prior course in that discipline; IE, a C in ENGL101 to take ENGL102.
Minimal Basic Skills Needed to Complete Course Successfully: All courses have basic skill requirements in
math, reading, and writing; some may have computer or other required skills. Refer to the College’s Master Course
Syllabus and other guidelines provided by CollegeNow.
Course Goals and Objectives: Identify the learning outcomes/standards for the course, consistent with the goals
and objectives listed in the College’s Master Course Syllabus. You may add to these if you cover additional
Texts and Materials: Include print, digital, and audiovisual materials. The College Master Course Syllabus and
sample course outlines provide a list of possible materials. Some concurrent enrollment courses have specific
required textbooks and labs, which will be noted in the guidelines provided by CollegeNow.
Class Modalities/Alternative Learning Strategies: Briefly describe the teaching methods you intend to use
during the semester, i.e., lecture, discussion, audio-visual aids, labs, field trips, etc. If applicable, indicate how any
online course management systems (Blackboard, etc.) are being used in the class (for course materials,
discussions, quizzes, and assignment submission). If applicable, please indicate whether any students may
participate via distance learning.
Calendar of Course Topics: Provide a listing by either week or class session of the respective topic(s) that will be
covered during that time frame. Include any particular readings or homework assignments required each week.
Appendix D
Required Readings, Presentations, Written Assignments, etc.: Provide an explanation of each of the
requirements for the course (i.e., homework assignments, term papers, term projects, quizzes, hourly exams,
midterm exams, final exams, case problems, class participation, etc.). For each particular requirement, please
detail your expectations.
Evaluation/Grading System: Provide a summary of how the final grade will be determined using a point and/or
percentage system for each of the course requirements. The College Master Course Syllabus provides guidelines
as to assessments and their weighting. While some courses allow for points for participation and discussions,
points should not be given for merely attending class. Also provide your Grading Scale for converting from a
numerical to letter grade that is consistent with the grading system in the Instructor’s Handbook (page 8).
Statement of Academic Integrity: Identify your school’s policies and procedures and clearly delineate how you
address first-time and subsequent academic infractions within your course (including, but not limited to, reduction in
grade, elimination of grade, failure for the course). For reference, please refer to Tompkins Cortland Community
College’s statement of academic integrity below.
Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Statement of Academic Integrity
Every student at Tompkins Cortland Community College is expected to act in an academically honest fashion in all
aspects of his or her academic work: in writing papers and reports, in taking examinations, in performing laboratory
experiments and reporting the results, in clinical and cooperative learning experiences, and in attending to
paperwork such as registration forms.
Any written work submitted by a student must be his or her own. If the student uses the words or ideas of someone
else, he or she must cite the source by such means as a footnote. Our guiding principle is that any honest
evaluation of a student's performance must be based on that student's work. Any action taken by a student that
would result in misrepresentation of someone else's work or actions as the student's own — such as cheating on a
test, submitting for credit a paper written by another person, or forging an advisor's signature — is intellectually
dishonest and deserving of censure.
Make-Up Policy/Late Work: Provide your policy for submission of any late work and whether you provide make-
up examinations, with or without penalty.
Attendance Policy: Provide your policy on attendance, especially if it impacts the ability of the student to remain
in the course for college credit. Include that to maintain good grades, regular attendance in class is necessary;
absence from class is considered a serious matter and absence never excuses a student from class work.
Student Responsibilities: Your expectations about the involvement of students in the learning experience should
be positively and specifically stated here. You may also wish to include a statement regarding classroom
citizenship. Be clear about how the expectations may differ from high school in relation to classroom discourse,
assignments, role of student vs instructor, how to seek help from you, etc.
Additional Assistance: If tutoring or other resources are available, please indicate those here. Also indicate how
students can meet with you outside of class (i.e., office hours or by appointment).
Concurrent Enrollment Student Handbook: Please include the following statement in your outline:
Students should review the guidelines provided on CollegeNow’s website for information on college expectations,
College library services, and transferring credits. Student Resource links appear on the right side of the
CollegeNow homepage at www.tompkinscortland.edu/collegenow
RDNG116Iflistedasacorequisite, thecourserequiresreadingofmostlybeginningcollegelevel
andapplymetacognitive/activer eadingstrategiestoenhancestrategiesforreadingavarietyofcollege
Courserequiresthestudenttopossessaworkingund erstandingofbasicgrammarandmechanics,as
ENGL101CourseswithpriorcompletionorconcurrentenrollmentinENGL101require studentsto
Appendix E
intermediatealgebraskills,whichmayincludegraphing,linearequations,inequalities,systems of
TC3Course CoursePrerequisite
BIOL101/102 Successfulpriorcompletion(Corhigher)ofaRegentssciencecourse
BIOL104/105 80inRegentsLivingEnvironmentandChemistry
CHEM101/102 75inaRegentssciencecourse;inRegentsChemistryconcurrently
CHEM107/108 Successfulpriorcompletion(Corhigher)ofRegentsChemistry
ENGL101 85onELARegentsrecommended
MATH135 CinMATH132orequivalent
MATH201 CinMATH135orequivalent
MATH202 CinMATH201
High School (NOT BOCES program) _________________________________ Anticipated Year of High School Graduation __________________
Social Security Number ___________________________________________ Semester (fall/spring/summer) ____________________ Year _______
Have you taken courses, including Concurrent Enrollment, through Tompkins Cortland Community College before?
q Yes q No
Name (Last, First, M.I.) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date of Birth (Month/Day/Year)_________________________________ Gender:
q Male q Female
Street Address/P.O. Box ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip _______________________________________________________________ County___________________________________________
Email Address_______________________________________________________________
(Please note: Your email address will be used only to contact you with College information)
Phone Number ________________________________________________________________
Citizenship Information:
q U.S. Citizen
q Permanent Resident –
Country of citizenship
Not a U.S. Citizen –
Country of citizenship
Visa Type __________
Are you Hispanic/Latino?
q Yes q No
If yes, check only ONE of the following:
q Central American
q Cuban
q Dominican
q Mexican
q Puerto Rican
q South American
q Other Hispanic/Latino
Please indicate your race
(select one or more):
q American Indian or Alaskan Native
q Asian
q Black/African American
q Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
q White
CollegeNow | P.O. Box 139 | 170 North Street | Dryden, NY 13053-0139 | Fax: 607.844.6535 | Phone: 607.844.8222, Ext. 4396
College Credit Statement
I understand that I am registering for a college course for which TC3 rules and
regulations will be in effect. My signature below certifies that I have chosen to
enroll in one or more courses (as indicated above) for college credit.
Student Signature
High School Instructor Signature
I give TC3 permission to release my grade(s) for the above course(s) to my
high school:
q Yes q No
Audit Statement
My signature below certifies that I have chosen to audit one or more courses
(as identified above). I understand that I will not receive college credit for any
audited courses, nor will I be able to convert audit status to credit status at a
later date.
Student Signature
High School Instructor Signature
Sample: ENGL 101 - Academic Writing II 10:57 D 15 X
Sample: BUAD 201 - Business Law I 10:57 D 15 X
Course Number/Title
Start Time
Office Use
Office Use
CollegeNow | P.O. Box 139 | 170 North Street
Dryden, NY 13053-0139
Fax: 607.844.6535 | Phone: 607.844.8222, Ext. 4396
The State University of New York
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P.O. Box 139, 170 North Street | Dryden, NY 13053-0139 | Phone: 607.844.6503 | Fax: 607.844.6535
tompkinscortland.edu/collegenow | The State University of New York
Accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
Dear Parent o
r Guardian:
Your child is taking a Tompkins Cortland Community College course through the CollegeNow Concurrent Enrollment
Program at the high school. Through concurrent enrollment students get a head start on their degree and career
goals, strengthen their college applications and develop tools for future success. All of this at no charge to you!
Concurrent enrollment classes are part of a rapidly growing movement to strengthen the transition from high school to
college. CollegeNow is at the forefront of these developments with one of the largest, most comprehensive, and
highest quality concurrent enrollment programs in New York State. Our program is one of only 103 programs in the
nation to achieve accreditation by NACEP (National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships).
What you should know about CollegeNow’s Concurrent Enrollment Program:
- These are official college courses, which will appear on a Tompkins Cortland Community College transcript.
The transcript does not identity course locations, only semesters, TC3 course names, and letter grades.
- Academic expectations for the course are at the college level: rigorous course objectives; more work outside
of class; tougher grading standards; and the expectation that students will come to class every day prepared
to delve deeply into the material. The responsibility for academic success shifts to the student, including
managing time, keeping up on assignments and deadlines, and reaching out to instructors and other school
staff for help.
- We offer our concurrent enrollment courses at no cost to you or your district. Students residing outside
Tompkins County must have an active Certificate of Residence on file. The necessary forms from our website
or the high school instructor.
- The students may use credits earned toward a degree at Tompkins Cortland or transfer to most colleges
around the country, depending on the student’s major and grade in the course(s). Generally, a C or higher is
needed to transfer. Every college and university sets its own policies governing transfer credit. Students
should research the credit transfer policies and procedures at their colleges of interest. Surveys show that
more than 90% of colleges accept concurrent enrollment credit.
- Please review with your child, the Student Resources at www.tompkinscortland.edu/collegenow (links are on
the right). Here, you will find important information about concurrent enrollment, academic standards and
policies, transcripts, and services, such as the library and tutoring. You will also find information on
CollegeNow Online, which allows students to supplement their school’s offerings through online college
- Students experiencing difficulty maintaining a desirable course average may withdraw from the course in
accordance with the dates below to avoid receiving an unsatisfactory grade on their official college transcript.
Poor grades and withdrawals may impact academic standing and financial aid.
Fall 2017
2018 and Full Year Courses
Last Day to Add – October 3 Last Day to Add – February 28
Last Day to Drop – October 4 Last Day to Drop – March 1
Last Day to Withdraw w/o GPA Penalty (W) – November 30 Last Day to Withdraw w/o GPA Penalty (W) – May 1
Last Day to Withdraw w/ GPA Penalty (WP/WF) – January 16 Last Day to Withdraw w/ GPA Penalty (WP/WF) – June 8
We look for
ward to serving you and your family as important members of our college community. Please don’t
hesitate to contact your school counselor or our office for more information about Tompkins Cortland CC and
CollegeNow programs for high school students.
Victoria Zeppelin
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Revised February 2017
Directions for Certificate of Residency Requirements for
High School Students
High School students taking college credit classes through their high school (or on-line with an approved
mentor) incur both resident and non-resident tuition fees. Students receive full credit for the resident tuition
charges through the CollegeNow program. To qualify for non-resident tuition credit, all students,
including those who are auditing, must have a valid Certificate of Residency on file. The Certificate of
Residency proves students are a New York state resident (for one year) and a resident of their county (for
six months). Certificates of Residency are valid for one full year upon approval. Should you have any
questions, please contact the CollegeNow office at (607) 844-8222 ext 4311.
Please include the following when submitting your certificate of residence application:
1. Complete the Affidavit and Application for Certificate of Residency (attached). You must have your
signature notarized by a New York state notary public. (ask your guidance office if one is available at your
2. Provide any proof that is required see below for specifics for the county in which you reside
regardless if your school is located within a different county.
3. Send your Certificate of Residency application and required proof directly to the CollegeNow office
unless otherwise specified below.
Allegany County:
Copy of school ID.
Broome County:
Letter on school letterhead stating: “I know and attest to the fact that XXXX has been a resident of the
State of New York for the past one year and the County of Broome for the past six months.”
NOTE: Broome County will not accept an application without a Social Security number.
Cayuga County:
RESIDENCE for Cayuga County and take to their Town Clerk’s Office to be certified (having the bottom
portion of the form completed by their Town Clerk). Students may also have to prove their residency to the
Town Clerk.
Chemung County:
Students must take the certificate of residence application to their Town Clerk’s Office to be certified.
Students may also have to prove their residency to the Town Clerk.
Chenango County:
Guidance Office or Principal (NOT teacher) must complete the Affidavit of Residency for Dual Credit
Students for ALL students in Chenango County and submit to the CollegeNow office.
NOTE: Certificate of residence applications must be submitted to the county within 30 days from the
beginning of the semester. NO exceptions.
Cortland County:
Current high school transcript and print-out of School Tool homescreen showing students photograph and
home address (qualifying as photo ID) or a copy of student’s driver’s license/permit.
NOTE: Certificate of residence applications must be submitted to the county within 30 days from the
beginning of the semester. NO exceptions.
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Revised February 2017
Delaware County:
ALL applications must be mailed directly to Delaware County. DO NOT send them to Tompkins Cortland.
(Delaware County Treasurer, PO Box 431, Delhi NY 13753) A Post Office Box is not acceptable proof of
address. You must provide your street address.
NOTE: Certificate of residence applications must be submitted within 30 days from the beginning of the
semester. NO exceptions.
Jefferson County
Must be submitted within 30 days from the beginning of the semester. A copy of driver’s
license/permit/non-driver ID, or first page from SchoolTool, previous year report card (qualifying as 1 year
document), and high school transcript (qualifying as the 30 day document).
Madison County
The middle section of the application must be completed providing dates student has resided each
address, including current, specifying from month/year to month/year.
NOTE: Madison County will not accept an application without a Social Security number.
Oneida County
Students must provide a copy of their driver’s license/permit dated at least one year prior to the start of
classes or a copy of current high school transcript.
Onondaga County:
Current high school transcript showing in-district work for at least a year (qualifying as the 1 year
document), copy of a recent report card (qualifying as the 30 day document), print-out of School Tool
homescreen showing student’s photograph and home address (qualifying as photo ID).
Otsego County:
For each certificate of residence application, a letter on school letterhead stating: “I know and attest to the
fact that XXXX has been a resident of the State of New York for the past one year and the County of
Otsego for the past six months.” The letter must also include the student’s current address.
NOTE: Do NOT provide the Social Security number on the application or letter from school.
Steuben County:
Current high school transcript
Tioga County:
Current high school transcript
Tompkins County:
ONLY Tompkins County residents taking concurrent enrollment/dual credit classes at their high school or
on-line classes through the CollegeNow office are not required to complete a Certificate of Residence
Application. However, Tompkins County students enrolled in classes on any of our campuses must submit
a certificate of residence with a copy of their high school transcript and a copy of their driver’s
Remaining Counties: Herkimer, Lewis, Oswego, Schuyler, and Seneca Counties require ONLY an
application at this time. In the event that additional proof of residence is required, students will be
contacted by their county.
Please contact Vicki Dann in the CollegeNow office with any questions or concerns.
Phone: 607-844-8222, ext. 4311 or vad@tompkinscortland.edu
Please send certificate of residence applications and any required supporting documents to:
PO Box 139
Dryden, NY 13053
Pursuant to Sections *6301 & **6305 of the Education Law
(Home County)
Social Security No.___________________
I, ____________________________________________________________________do hereby swear (or affirm)
(Full Name)
that I reside at ____________________________________________________________________, in the (City)
(Local Address)
(Village) Town of ________________________, County of _____________________, State of New York; that I now
am, or have been for a period of one year to the date of this affidavit (or affirmation) been a resident of the State of
New York; that I now am, or have been for a period of six months prior to the date of this affidavit (or affirmation) a
resident of the County of___________________________________.
Permanent Address:__________________________________________________________________________
Address Date (From – To)
_________________________________________________________ __________________________________
_________________________________________________________ __________________________________
_________________________________________________________ __________________________________
Home Phone Number _________________________ Property Owner_________________________________
Citizenship: United States Citizen Other Visa Type _________ Resident Alien#______________________
I further state I plan to enroll in TC3 and that this affidavit (or affirmation) and application is made for the
sole purpose of securing from the Chief Fiscal Office of the County of ________________________ a certificate of
(Home County)
Residence pursuant to the requirements of Article 126 of the Education Law.
(Student Signature) (Date)
Sworn before me this ___________day of
(Notary Public, State of New York)
Certificate issued________Date____________________
Certificate not issued_____________________________
*Education Law, Section 6301 paragraph 4, defines: “Resident” as a person who has resided in the state for a period of at least one year and in the
county, city, town, intermediate school district or school district, as the case may be, for a period of at least six months, both immediately preceding
the date or such person’s registration in a community college, or for the purpose of section sixty-three hundred five of this chapter, his application for
a certificate of residence.
**Education Law, Section 6305, provides, “The chief fiscal officer of each county, as defined in section 2.00 of the local finance law shall, upon
application and submission to him of satisfactory evidence, issue to any person desiring to enroll in a community college as a resident student, a
certificate of residence showing that said person is a resident of said county. Such person shall, upon his registration for each college year, file with
the college such a certificate of residence issued no earlier than two months prior thereto, and such certificate of residence shall be valid for a period
of one year from the date of issuance.”
TC3 ID Number_____________________
This form should be used to add, drop, withdraw (W), withdraw passing (WP) or withdraw failing (WF) from a CollegeNow course.
Visit the CollegeNow website at tompkinscortland.edu/CollegeNow to view deadlines.
Social Security Number ___________________________________________ High School ________________________________________________
Have you taken courses, including Concurrent Enrollment, through Tompkins Cortland Community College before?
q Yes q No
Name (Last, First, M.I.) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Street Address/P.O. Box ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip _______________________________________________________________ County___________________________________________
Email Address_______________________________________________________________
CollegeNow | P.O. Box 139 | 170 North Street | Dryden, NY 13053-0139 | Fax: 607.844.6535 | Phone: 607.844.8222, Ext. 4396
Course Name/No.
Course Title
Credits Was student
Passing (P)
or Failing (F)
sample: ENGL101 D 15 15 Academic Writing II 3 P
Course(s) to be DROPPED or WITHDRAWN:
The State University of New York
Semester: r Fall r Winter r Spring r Summer
Student ID: _______________________________
Year: 20 ______________
Course Name/No.
Course Title Credits
sample: ENGL101 D 15 15 Academic Writing II 3
Course(s) to be ADDED:
Total Credits
Total Credits
Student’s Signature: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Date: ____________________
High School Instructor Signature: __________________________________________________________________________ Date: ____________________
High School Advisor/Mentor Signature: _____________________________________________________________________ Date: ____________________
Provost Signature:________________________________________________________________________________________ Date: ____________________
Appendix I