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Instructional Delivery & Instructor Approval Process

Instructional Delivery Options

The following instructional deliveries are possible with Mid Michigan College Off-Campus Programs:

  • On-ground – is a course in which all of the scheduled course’s contact hours are experienced in a classroom or lab setting;
  • Online - is a course in which all of the scheduled course contact hours take place in an online environment;
  • Hybrid - is a course that is defined as one in which some of the scheduled course contact hours take place in an online environment and some of the scheduled course contact hours take place in an on-ground environment;
  • Team Taught - is a course that includes the support and assistance of both an Mid instructor and a high school teacher for the purpose of Direct Credit. Team Teaching could occur in any of the above mentioned instructional delivery methods.

Because there are several methods of instructional delivery that could be incorporated in the Off-Campus courses at Mid, the appropriate instructional delivery will be dependent upon the approval from the Mid Academic Deans, and with consideration for the following:

  • Adjunct instructor availability;
  • Needs of the student;
  • Needs of the high school;
  • Smoothest transition of course into the high school setting;
  • Appropriateness of the course to be delivered in a given format: i.e., some courses may not be suitable for online delivery at this time.


Instructor Approval Process

Mid's Associate Dean of Off Campus Instruction will coordinate the instructor approval process for concurrent enrollment courses. All adjunct instructors and concurrent enrollment instructors will need final approval from the Mid’s Human Resources and and Academic Deans. The hiring process will aim to ensure the academic integrity of its courses and follow best practices as determined by the Higher Learning Commission.

All adjunct instructors, concurrent enrollment instructors, and team- teachers must follow the processes listed below:


Adjunct Instructor

An adjunct instructor is an instructor that is hired and compensated by Mid Michigan College. This person will be the instructor (Faculty of Record) for the Mid course. Applicant will submit the following to Human Resources at Mid:

  • A letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts (all official)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • On-line or hardcopy of Mid employment application

Human Resources will then invite selected individuals into the actual hiring process. If applicant is hired, Human Resources will begin the process for the instructor to acquire appropriate access to programs such as Moodle, MidWeb, etc.


Concurrent Enrollment Instructor

A Concurrent Enrollment Instructor is a high school teacher that meets Mid's adjunct faculty qualifications and has completed the adjunct hiring process. This person will be compensated by the local school district and such compensation will be reimbursed by Mid to the high school. This person will be the instructor (Faculty of Record) for the Mid course, and will have adjunct faculty status with the exception of being compensated by the college. Applicants will submit the following to Human Resources at Mid:

  • A letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts (college)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Online or hard copy of Mid employment application

Human Resources will then invite selected individuals into the actual hiring process. If applicant is hired, a signed contract (by the applicant) will be submitted to Human Resources and the process will then begin for the instructor to acquire appropriate access to programs such as Moodle, MidWeb, etc.


Team Teacher

A Team Teacher is an instructor that is hired and compensated by the local school district. This teacher will work closely and collaborate often with a current Mid full-time or adjunct instructor. This teacher may be responsible for instructing particular lessons of a course. A potential candidate will submit the following to the Human Resources at Mid:

  • Demographic Form.
  • Degree and Transcripts.

If the candidate is approved by Human Resources and the Academic Deans, then the Associate Dean of Off Campus Instruction will submit their name(s) to Distance Learning for access to Moodle, Midweb, etc.

Once a Team Teacher has satisfactorily completed a minimum of one semester with a Mid adjunct or full-time instructor, and has been approved by the Mid Academic Deans, this teacher could then be considered as a Direct Credit or adjunct instructor for a future course with the same course credential requirements. For example, if the Team Teacher was working with a Mid faculty member in SPE 101, then the Team Teacher, upon approval, could be considered as a Direct Credit instructor for a subsequent SPE 101 course. The final placement will rest with the Mid Academic Deans.


Collaborator/Mentor

A collaborator is considered an employee of Mid. This instructor, either full-time or adjunct, will act as a point of contact for the high school teacher in the event that the Direct Credit instructor has questions regarding specific course or curriculum information.

 
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