Huskies in the High School (HHS)

Teacher Resources

Participating in the Huskies in the High School program as an instructor can be a rewarding teaching and learning experience.

Instructors must meet the requirements of, and be approved by the university department in the appropriate content area. Their Partner Application/Profile and a resume also must be on file with the Huskies in the High School office.

Our program pairs each high school instructor with a St. Cloud State University faculty member, who serves as a colleague/partner and is the faculty of record for the course. The faculty partner works with you to ensure that department requirements, learning objectives and prerequisites are met. They will be a helpful resource on curriculum development and producing a syllabus for the course.

Administrative Resources

Each instructor is enrolled in an online D2L Brightspace "course" that has all of our procedures and forms available. You can access it here by logging in with your StarID and password.

Records and Registration has created a website specifically for Faculty/Staff Resources. Here you can learn how to access your class roster, view grades and more.

You can also visit Minnesota State's StarID Self-Service to find out what your StarID is, activate your StarID or reset your password.

If you are having any issues with successfully teaching your course, please don't hesitate to contact us at huskiesintheHS@stcloudstate.edu.

Additional forms and resources can be found on the right hand of this page.

Discipline Specific Professional Development (PD) Requirements

National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships Faculty Standard 3: Concurrent enrollment instructors participate in college/university provided annual discipline-specific professional development and ongoing collegial interaction to further enhance instructors’ pedagogy and breadth of knowledge in the discipline.

Discipline specific PD can include but is not limited to:

  • Workshops on campus with multiple Huskies in the High School (HHS) instructors
  • Attendance of PD on campus with University department
  • Observation of course taught on campus with discussion and reflection
  • 1:1 meetings
  • Pre-recorded modules
  • Discussion of current research/literature
  • Author visits
  • Collaborative course content development
  • Online, interactive discussion board
  • Videoconferencing
  • Seminar/conference participation approved by faculty partner in advance
HHS program will reimburse mileage to instructors/faculty partners as appropriate, pay for parking, and
provide lunch within reasonable limits.
Documentation required: A PD Report provided by HHS must be completed by the faculty partner. This
submission may need to include materials, agenda, format/delivery method, date & time, list of participants.

Please see the High School Partner Guide for more information.

Classroom Observation (Site Visits)

National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnership Curriculum Standard 3: Faculty partners conduct site visits to observe course content and delivery, student discourse and rapport to ensure the courses offered through the concurrent enrollment program are equivalent to the courses offered on campus.

Faculty partners are required to complete one class observation per instructor relationship while the Huskies
in the High School (HHS) course is in session. The purpose of the site visit is to ensure that the course taught
at the high school aligns with the course taught on campus. The faculty mentor may not teach/lecture as part
of the site visit.

Site visits can be completed:

  • In person where the faculty partner goes to the high school classroom to observe
  • Via video conference (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.)
  • Via recording where the high school instructor records a class period and sends to their faculty
    partner for review
Faculty partners partnered with new high school instructors must complete a site visit during the high school
instructor’s first year teaching through the program and/or first year teaching a new course (i.e. added a new
level of math or language). Faculty partners that are partnered with the same high school instructor with a site
visit report on file from the previous year may continue site visits every other year.

 

Documentation required: The faculty partner must submit a site visit report to the program office, and the
high school instructor will be prompted to complete a site visit reflection. These can be returned to
huskiesintheHS@stcloudstate.edu.

Please see the High School Partner Guide for more information.

 

Campus Visits

Each Huskies in the High School (HHS) class is encouraged to visit campus once during the course. Some
disciplines may require campus visits, please check with your faculty partner about their departmental policies.
To make these visits possible, the program reimburses schools for bus transportation and will provide lunch
for students at Garvey Commons, the student dining hall. The program can cover substitute teacher costs for
up to one campus visit per relationship.

Campus visits must be scheduled while classes are in session at St. Cloud State University. This will ensure
that students experience campus life and that resources are available to promote an interactive visit.
While on campus, students participate in a variety of activities, such as: working in a lab or attending a lecture;
learning how to do university level research during a library session with one of the St. Cloud State University
research librarians; attending special on-campus events; and attend presentations from various department on
campus such as Admissions, Financial Aid and Study Abroad.

Campus visits can be tailored to the class and students participating. Please work with your faculty partner
and HHS program to plan a campus visit, or submit a Campus Visit Request.

All campus visitors must abide by safety guidelines and mandates in place. Please work with the Huskies in
the Husky program to develop a safety plan if needed at the time of the campus visit.