For specific information about College Now in different instructional programs, please go to the College Now Department pages.
3 STEP COLLEGE NOW ARTICULATION PROCESS
Step 1: Instructor Qualification Review
Who - All College Now teacher applicants submit credentials to the High School Partnerships office.
What - The review of credentials will allow Faculty advisor to decide if candidate meets all qualifications necessary.
Why - LBCC must maintain high degree of standards in all credit granting classes, just as is true in all “on-campus” classes. Teacher qualifications must meet or exceed all requirements supported by Sponsored Dual Credit standards.
Where – Once the instructor meets the qualifications the Faculty Advisor will sign “MOU” (Memorandum of Understanding) after which time the document will travel to “Dean of Instruction” for review and approval. Once documents are returned to the High School Partnerships office the candidate will be notified and sent documents to sign.
Step 2: Course Review
Who - An LBCC Faculty Advisor will serve as the faculty liaison and establish a partnership.
What - The Faculty liaison will assist with course alignment, outcomes and syllabi creation.
Why - It is important to establish a partnership allowing guidance from experienced faculty to assist in creating a new College Now course.
Where - Course review should happen soon after the partnership is established communication can begin by phone, at school, in the courtyard cafe, whatever works for all parties.
Step 3: Articulation Agreement Process
Who - After “Instructor Approval" and “Course Review” (syllabus) are approved, the High School Partnerships office will create an articulation agreement (MOU) that is signed by High School Faculty, High School Administrator, LBCC Faculty Liaison, Division Dean & Director of High School Partnerships.
What -This is a legal document. All parties should review the entire document and understand what responsibilities are expected.
Why - LBCC is an accredited community college. To remain true to our vision and uphold standards College Now credit is issued under contract only.
Where - Copies of all applications and articulation agreements (MOU) are available and filed in the High School Partnerships office.
The grade a student receives in the College Now class (A - F, W or CNWP, College Now work in progress) will reflect on an LBCC transcript once final grades are submitted unless the student chooses to Drop or Withdrawal from the College Now course by the specified date or is removed by the articulated high school instructor.