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PCC Faculty Liaison Roles & Responsibilities

PCC Faculty Liaison Roles

Faculty Liaisons are supporters for both the PCC Dual Credit high school faculty and the sponsoring PCC academic department. They serve high school faculty (and the corresponding PCC academic department) by providing curriculum development, reviewing Dual Credit syllabi, high school classroom site visits, discuss issues, and offer applicable professional development.

Collaborating with the high school faculty who are teaching college courses is a major factor in maintaining the high quality of instruction we provide to Dual Credit students. The PCC Dual Credit office depends on liaisons to make PCC Dual Credit a successful program for high school students as they make their transitions to PCC Credit students. Each of these responsibilities is critical to the quality of Dual Credit courses.

PCC Faculty Liaison Responsibilities

During the Approval Process…
  • Assist high school faculty with the development of their Dual Credit Syllabi based on PCC’s syllabi requirements to meet approval guidelines.
  • Supply high school faculty with current sample syllabi, sample exams, textbooks and other course materials when requested.
  • Review and approve course syllabi submitted by high school faculty.
  • Sign the high school instructor’s PCC Dual Credit Articulation Agreement.
After the Approval Process…
  • Complete a PCC Dual Credit Course Assessment Form for every approved Dual Credit course within your department area on a regular basis in the requested timeframe. See page # for more details. Submit with bi-weekly timesheet that includes your mileage.
  • Ensure the Dual Credit course reflects the colleges and/or academic department’s pedagogical, theoretical, and philosophical orientation through a site visit.
  • Discuss the college experience to high school students. This may be done when faculty liaisons visit the high schools or when the PCC Dual Credit program faculties bring high school students to visit a PCC campus. Assist the PCC Dual Credit program office with department tours.
Always…
  • Attend the annual articulation connections team meetings, program workshops and any professional development opportunities to enhance collegial interactions as required by the Oregon Dual Credit Standards.
  • Communicate department information regularly to high school faculty and the Dual Credit office. Include high school faculty in department correspondence, listserv, academic notices and general information.
  • Communicate at least once per term/year via email or phone with your high school faculty. Copy the PCC Dual Credit Coordinator on email correspondence.

If you are unable to complete any this role, let your department chairperson or Division Dean and Dual Credit Coordinator know immediately.

PCC Faculty Liaison Compensation $$$

The PCC Dual Credit program pays the current PCC Special Projects Rate for the liaison’s time and mileage spent (per the PCC guidelines) completing the primary responsibilities noted below, as well as for high school visits or curriculum development.

Compensation (per course) is for up to 10 hours for course alignments, and up to 3 hours for course assessments. The liaison should track their time using a PCC bi-weekly time and mileage sheet, and submit to the Dual Credit Office with any supporting documentation.