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PCC faculty liaison roles and responsibilities

Faculty liaisons are supporters for both the PCC Dual Credit high school faculty and the sponsoring PCC academic department. They provide curriculum development, review Dual Credit syllabi, conduct 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.

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. See the sharing and reviewing syllabi page for details.
  • 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

  • Conduct a site visit and complete a PCC Dual Credit site observation form for every approved Dual Credit course within your department area on a regular basis in the requested timeframe. Submit with a bi-weekly time and mileage sheet.
  • Ensure the Dual Credit course reflects the colleges and/or academic department’s pedagogical, theoretical, and philosophical orientation during the course review process and site visit.
  • Discuss the college experience with high school students. This may be done when faculty liaisons visit the high schools or when PCC Dual Credit program faculties bring high school students to visit a PCC campus. Assist the PCC Dual Credit program office with department tours.


  • 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 or 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 of these roles, let your department chairperson or Program Dean and Dual Credit Coordinator know immediately.