Front Range Community College invites high school instructors to teach concurrent enrollment courses as part of the College Now High School Select program. Qualified high school teachers may be approved to teach High School Select courses at the high school as a part of their contracted schedule. Students benefit by taking their first college classes with a familiar face in a comfortable high school environment, with both high school and FRCC resources available to them.
Hiring Process & Qualifications
All College Now instructors must go through the same FRCC hiring processes and meet the same qualifications as campus-based FRCC faculty and as established by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), FRCC’s accrediting body. (See “Qualifications to Teach” below.)
Support & Guidance
FRCC academic departments and College Now personnel support qualified and approved instructors. Individual and/or group guidance in syllabus preparation, curriculum development, and classroom instruction ensures that College Now students receive the rigor required of college coursework and that their experience mirrors the on-campus experience. Discipline-specific faculty or their designee observe classroom instruction at least once a year and offer support and guidance to maintain college-level coursework.
In the way of additional support, College Now instructors attend the FRCC campus “Back-to-School” in-service, professional development offerings, and academic department meetings as invited throughout the year. College Now instructors are also encouraged to remain connected to FRCC departments and/or instructors for curriculum and pedagogy sharing.
For an overview of general requirements, see the new instructor checklist
If desired, approved College Now instructors can also teach classes online or on campus. For more information, instructors are encouraged to work with their lead faculty member at FRCC.