FAQ’s: Answers to common questions that teachers have.
Grading processes: a Power Point Presentation that outlines the philosophy of grading and the role of the faculty supervisor in concurrent enrollment.
A link to the Course Request page to request permission to set up and offer a College Now course in the upcoming academic year.
Library: Your access to information, resources, and assistance for your class assignments. A Reference Librarian can assist you in finding the information, books, articles, or web resources you need. Contact the librarian by phone 507-537-6176, email askRef@SMSU.edu or click the chat link on the home page.
Use the InterLibrary Loan service to request books, media and print copies of articles from the SMSU Library. If we do not own the item you request we will borrow it from another library for you. All items will be mailed to your home address. You are asked to return all items by mail on the due date. The Library’s home page has many useful links to help you in your work. The assignment calculator will set up a schedule and guide you through the writing process for papers. The subject guides lists appropriate resources for your topic from databases to books and websites. The database tutorials page has links to several video tutorials which will help you search for your topics in the article databases. The Library has many resources available to you electronically through the home page from ebooks to full text articles in the databases. The SMSU Library is here to help you with your College Now /Concurrent enrollment classes.
NOTE: You will be asked for your library password and bar code when you click on an ebook link, an article database link, or when you want to request an item through interlibrary loan. Your instructor should have your bar code. It is a fourteen digit number beginning with 2010200…. The password will be your last name.
Questions about "Discrete Enrollment" and eligibility standards are addressed in the following "Student Eligibility Power Point."
Registration Duties for Teachers
Teachers should plan to set aside at least part of the first day of class to deal with registration and other administrative duties associated with the course. After receiving feedback from teachers, we have decided to break the link for students access to the drop/add/withdrawal system this will prevent students from being able to withdraw from the class after the course has begun unless they have permission from the teacher. Students requesting to withdraw from a course must speak with their teacher who in turn will discuss the matter with the professor. An e-mail must be sent to the College Now director by a teacher or high school liaison with the students ID, course, and date of withdrawal by the deadline.
Pursuant to federal law, College Now students are protected under the FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA). What does that mean for professors, teachers, or high school administrators? Basically, we are not allowed to discuss grades, conduct, or anything else specific to a student with anyone but that student, even if they are under 18. That means if a parent calls and asks about the grades of their child we are not allowed (by federal mandate) to talk to them about their daughter/son. A few important notes about this:
- It is permissible to talk with parents about general procedures and non-specific types of information.
- High schools teachers and administrators can still discuss the high school portion of the class, as they would normally.
By selecting the "FERPA" button below, you can view the actual mandate.