Administrator Frequently Asked Questions
- What will it cost my district to be involved in college credit plus?
- When should we expect to receive a bill from Stark State?
- Tuition charges will be based upon what number of students?
- Where can textbooks be purchased?
- Do our instructors have to follow the college syllabus and texts and grading procedures?
- Are our instructors required to attend any mandatory meetings?
- Will Stark State supply our college credit plus faculty with mentors?
- Can we choose what college credit plus classes we want to offer at our high school?
- What credentials must our instructors have in order to teach college credit plus?
- How can we help our students apply for college credit plus?
- What steps do I take when I want one of my instructors to apply for a college credit plus adjunct position?
The cost to each district is outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding that is agreed upon each year. The cost is a percentage of tuition determined by whether the course is offered at the high school or on the college campus. Billing is based upon college credit plus rosters of the 7th calendar day after the school district’s first day of school. The district is responsible for the cost of textbooks and other course materials. The college will attempt to maintain a textbook edition for at least three (3) years.
You will be billed one time for each academic year in May or June.
Stark State’s timeline for checking the accuracy of college credit plus rosters is 7 days from the school district’s first day of school. After the 7 day deadline has passed, the district will be charged for all students remaining on the rosters.
You can purchase them wherever you like. The Stark State college bookstore now offers a comparison shopping feature which includes prices from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Half Price Books, etc. as well as the new and used prices from our own bookstore. This feature is available for most, but not all texts. To access our online bookstore-
- Go to www.starkstate.edu/collegestore
- In the left column choose order books online
- Click on the red text block that says – New Comparison Textbook Shopping
- Choose the course (you can look at your course description sheets if you don’t know our terminology)
- Add to course list
- Compare prices
Do our instructors have to follow the college syllabus and texts and grading procedures?
Yes. Your students will be receiving college credit for their college credit plus courses, so it is imperative that they undergo the exact rigor and expectations of students attending the college. To insure that these conditions are met, the instructors are required to follow all the college guidelines and use the college text, syllabi, course materials, and grading procedures.
Your instructors must attend an orientation meeting before starting a new course. They are also required to attend Departmental professional development workshops once per semester.
Will Stark State supply our college credit plus faculty with mentors?
Stark State assigns a mentor to each college credit plus instructor. Mentors supply the adjuncts with all required instructional materials, schedule classroom visits, provide support, and answer questions. This provides a great collaboration tool for the school district and college.
You can approach the Academic Outreach Director about offering any course to your students that is taught at Stark State or online. When considering what courses you would like to offer, ask yourself these questions –
- Do we have an instructor available that meets the college guidelines for adjunct status?
- Is there a prerequisite for the course, and is our school offering the prerequisite course?
- Do we have the equipment or materials required for the class?
- Would this be a good course to offer online?
College credit plus instructors are expected to have credentials equivalent to those required of full-time instructors at Stark State College. Instructor credentials are reviewed by the appropriate academic division after the online application is completed.
- For general education courses (i.e. English, math, science), instructors are required to have a master's degree in their content area or a master's degree with 18 graduate hours in the content area. If an instructor does not meet these requirements, they must be enrolled and have a professional development plan to complete the necessary coursework.
- For technical program courses (i.e. information technology, welding, engineering, etc.), instructors must have a bachelor's degree with work experience and/or industry certifications.
- Notify the parents and students of the availability of classes
- Schedule COMPASS testing early (March or early April)
- Designate one counselor to work with the SSC CC+ Coordinator
- Organize scheduling to allow students to maximize their CC+ course offerings
- Contact Dennis Trenger to see how you can use the online college credit plus offerings to provide additional opportunities to your students
Contact Dennis Trenger at 330-494-6170, ext. 4343. He will provide you with a job posting link and instructions for filling out the application.