Information for Dual Credit Faculty
Dual credit allows high school students to simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma and a post-secondary degree or certificate. Central Texas College works closely with high schools to deliver college courses that are identical to those offered on the college campus. Credits earned in a dual credit course become part of the student’s permanent college record.
Dual Credit instructors provide a vital service by helping students bridge the gap between high school and college. Some of the ways in which this is done include establishing a rigorous standard comparable to university courses in difficulty, expecting more independence from the students, conforming to policies and procedures of CTC, and explaining about student life at college.
Thank you for your interest in teaching CTC's dual credit courses. We appreciate your hard work. Please click on the sections below:
- Videos for use in the dual credit classroom
- Current Syllabi for Dual Credit Classes
- Dual Credit Instructor Training
- Campus Resource Links
- District Calendars
- Cert Roll Process and POCs
- Gradebook Process and POCs
- Points of Contact
- Steps to Become a Dual Credit Instructor for CTC
- Dual Credit Course Implementation, Management, and Best Practices (utilizing Blackboard)
Dual Credit Orientation
Annual training was held August 6, 7, and 15 2014. Please email your CTC point of contact for materials.
Did you miss our annual training? Please reach out to your department chair to schedule an individual meeting. Feel free to download the materials below:
- To use resources on campus, please obtain CTC identification cards for you and your students in Bldg 119. All instructors and students wishing to obtain an ID must bring photo identifcation.
- The library is a wonderful resource available to your dual credit classroom wherever you are located. They are located in Bldg 102.
- The Student Success and Persistence Department offers free tutoring for students enrolled in CTC classes, to include dual credit courses, as well as a myriad of other services. They are located in Bldg 106.
- Disability Support Services provides educational access for students who submit appropriate disability documentation. They are located in Bldg 111.
- The bookstore offers the most up to date textbooks for dual credit courses. They are located in Bldg 156.
- Free counseling is available to staff and students through the Student and Employee Assistance Program.
- The Career Center is designed to assist you in all phases of the career planning and job search process. Their services are free and open to students, alumni, and the community. They are located in Bldg 111.
- The gym is available to students and staff in Bldg 151.
Please note the student holidays and early release days. All students may not have access to the course from home; most students will work predominately from the classroom. Do not have due dates on weekends or school holidays. Avoid exams on early release days.
- You will receive an email from email@example.com or your CTC dual credit POC at the beginning of each course containing your Certified Rolls for that course. These rolls include all students registered by the census date of your class.
- It is critical that you ensure all entries are correct because these rolls are the basis for CTC state reporting and funding. Signing an unverified roll is considered a fraudulent action.
- Report any discrepancies following instructions in the email.
- Return the rolls within 5 days. Keep your sent email as a file copy for 1.5 years.
- For questions, please call 254-526-1679 or 1-800-792-3348.
Download cert roll instructions here.
- Gradebooks are submitted at the end of each course you teach. You may submit them via email, paper copy, or fax. You will receive an email request for your gradebooks a week before they are due and prompt attention is appreciated.
At the top of the grade book, type in the course information, for example, GOVT2305 TMD06 93758. You can obtain this information from the cert roll you received at the beginning of the course or within the gradebook request email.
- Your grade book will include grades for all assignments and tests for the full term.
- Your grade book in Blackboard should have an average column for the numeric grade used by the school districts and a Final Grade Column with the corresponding letter grade used by CTC.
If a student is no longer in your course per the high school roster, but is showing up in WebAdvisor, please do not assign an F. Give the student a W and put the last day of attendance in a box to the right of the grade. Please contact your CTC dual credit POC if a student falls into this category.
If you are teaching a semester long course, all courses except GOVT and ECON, please make sure to send the entire 16-18 weeks of your grade book.
An email confirmation will be sent once your grade book has been received.
You will also need to enter your final grades into Webadvisor. Please do this by the deadline. Your grades in your gradebook and in Webadvisor must match.
- It is very important that grade books and grades are submitted on time for state reporting. CTC could lose funding for students not reported.
- For questions, please call 254-526-1679 or 1-800-792-3348.
Download Blackboard gradebook instructions here.
Download non-Blackboard gradebook instructions here.
Download Webadvisor grade submission instructions here.
- If you are a current CTC faculty member, discuss your interest with your department chair.
- If you are a high school instructor, email your unofficial transcripts and a letter requesting the courses you would like to teach to your CTC dual credit point of contact . They will submit a faculty qualifications form on your behalf.
- For university parallel courses, a Master's degree and 18 semester hours in the discipline is the minimum education requirements.
- For career and technical education courses, an associate's degree is the minimum requirement.
- Once your CTC dual credit point of contact has informed you of faculty qualifications approval, have your colleges/universities send official transcripts directly to CTC Human Resources at: Central Texas College, Employment Services, PO BOx 1800, Killeen, TX, 76540-1800.
- Depending on your school district's dual credit agreement with CTC, you may need to submit an application for employment. Inquire with your CTC dual credit point of contact.
- Attend an annual dual credit instructor training with the Department of Public Education and Special Projects.
- Dual credit instructors will be evaluated according to CTC's evaluation policies for other part-time/adjunct, with the recommendation for continuation being the responsibility of the campus academic department. CTC provides on-site supervision and evaluation of the dual credit faculty.
- Student surveys will be administered in the dual credit course within the time frame and with the method (paper or electronic) utilized by the college. Survey results will be provided to the instructors and academic department.