Concurrent Enrollment

UVU CE Information for Math and Statistics

The following information is designed to help CE Instructors and others interested parties to understand the policies, duties, requirements of those teaching concurrent enrollment mathematics and statistics courses through UVU. With this information we hope to ensure CE course quality and consistency.

 

All CE Instructors are required to follow UVU departmental policies/practices for the classes they teach. They will use common course syllabi that outline UVU policies for consistency. For an example of a basic Course outline see http://www.uvu.edu/math/  and click on the course resources tab.

 

  1. All CE Instructors are required to follow UVU departmental policies/practices for the classes they teach. They will use common course syllabi that outline UVU policies for consistency. For an example of a basic Course outline see http://www.uvu.edu/math/  and click on the course resources tab.
  2. All CE courses must adhere to UVU CE requirements and USHE agreements. They must also follow accreditation guidelines and mandates. For example:
      • CE courses are to be as close to College courses as possible.
      • From USHE agreement, courses must be 17-week courses.
      • Levels of supervision  for less qualified instructors are driven by USHE (Utah System of Higher Education) agreements
      • For documents relating to UVU Mathematics CE agreements see
    http://www.uvu.edu/math/
  3. All CE Instructors should attend regular training meetings. In these meetings we hope to foster consistency and quality. These meetings will be a venue to share ideas and problems as well as disperse information.
  4. All CE classes, regardless of instructor qualification, will use a common final exam created by UVU faculty and CE Instructors. UVU Adjunct Faculty will use these same exams for their classes. Instructors will grade their own final exams. (Note: All CE instructors are encouraged to participate in the creation of unit and final exams.)
  5. UVU will have a Liaison that works directly with CE Instructors. The Liaison will provide training and support for CE Instructors, visit CE classrooms, ensure consistency in testing and grading, and evaluate new CE Instructor applications.
  6. There will be three levels of CE Instructor qualification. With each comes a different level of UVU supervision (as suggested by House Bill 182). The CE Liaison will evaluate the qualifications of Instructors. Any appeals to qualification evaluations will be reviewed by the UVU Mathematics Department. These levels are as follows:
    • Level 1: CE Instructors in this level have a Master’s degree in Math or Math Education with 18 semester credits of graduate level mathematics courses. They will create and grade their own unit exams.
    • Level 2: CE instructors in this level have a Mathematics Endorsement 4, and a Master’s degree in Math or Math Education with some graduate mathematics coursework (but less than 18 semester credits). This group of instructors will create and grade their own unit exams. The Liaison will review and approve unit exams prior to use. The Liaison will also spot check grading.
    • Level 3: CE Instructors in this group will have a Mathematics Endorsement 4. The Liaison will be the instructor of record for courses taught by instructors in this level until CE Instructors move to one of the other levels of qualification. UVU proctored exams (unit exams and the final exam) will be supplied to this group. These instructors will grade their own exams with grading spot checked by the Liaison.
  7. CE Instructors may move up in qualification level through completion of degrees/graduate level course work. UVU will supply graduate level courses for those desiring to increase qualification level.
  8. New CE Instructors, regardless of qualification level, will be supervised at the level 3 qualification for the first year to become familiar with college standards and expectations.  After the probationary period they will be supervised at their qualification level.
  9. A UVU committee, comprised of UVU faculty and CE High School faculty, will be maintained. This committee will have input into UVU Math CE policy and procedures, review the CE program, and review complaints.
  10. CE instructors may be put on probation by (i) not following all policies and practices for the courses they teach, (ii) by failing to demonstrate required knowledge and quality of teaching. If an instructor is put on probation, the Liaison will give them sufficient time to show satisfactory improvement. They may be more highly supervised during probation. If satisfactory improvement is not met in the time given, then approval to teach CE courses may be retracted. Any probation decisions may be appealed. All appeals will be reviewed by the UVU Mathematics department.
  11. All UVU CE courses should be limited to only students who are registered for CE credit (this follows University policy). Students who are not registered and who are not prepared for the first exam should not be allowed to register late. All exceptions must be approved through the UVU CE office and the Math department Liaison.  
  12. Instructors of CE Math courses are expected to use UVU Canvas even if they primarily use another system for their classes. The Liaison can help set up a basic working Canvas course and will provide basic training.