Concurrent enrollment mentors serve a critical role in ensuring that our courses meet the outcomes, expectations and quality we expect at M State.
The high school teacher you mentor must be committed to meeting M State's Concurrent Enrollment program guidelines in order to teach college-level courses in his or her high school.
Mentor expectations include:
- With a new mentoring relationship, where either the concurrent enrollment instructor, course, or mentor is new, the mentor completes two classroom observations, for which two on-site visits to the high school are required. Mentors also do a pre-class meeting, which can be done using technology and they can also do their remaining meetings using technology or in person.
- With a repeat mentoring relationship, where the concurrent enrollment instructor has taught the course before and has been mentored by the same faculty member, the mentor completes one classroom observation, for which one on-site visit to the high school is required. The remaining two meetings for that assignment can be done by webinar, phone, some other type of technology, or in person.
- Provide support, guidance and mentoring for concurrent enrollment high school instructors to ensure the delivery of a quality, collegiate-level learning experience for concurrent enrollment students.
- Review the course syllabus and course outline with the high school instructor to ensure consistency in course outcomes and expectations.
- Review grading practices to ensure standards are similar to on-campus courses.
- Review assignments and assessments to ensure students are being assessed using similar methods to on-campus courses.
- Mentor the high school instructor on subject matter, course guidelines, required materials, exams, grading, testing procedures and length of class meetings.
- Provide information for the high school teacher on M State academic policies and procedures and/or refer policy and procedure questions to the K12 Collaboration Manager or Associate Vice President.
- Ensure high school students have access to library and other college services to assist them in their academic success and/or refer any access questions to the Academic Administrative Assistant.
- Submit a mentor report at the end of each semester.
- Mentors are encouraged to attend the annual fall Concurrent Enrollment Day on the Fergus Falls campus.
- Be familiar with the Concurrent Enrollment Handbook and other mentor and teacher resources found on M State's concurrent enrollment website and in the Employee Portal > Files and Forms > K12 Collaborations.
Concurrent Program Resources