Washburn University is charged with ensuring that CEP course offerings are compliant with standards outlined by The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC):
Instructors teaching courses for college credit, regardless of whether that course is taught on-campus or at a partner institution, must possess a master’s degree in the subject that they will be teaching. Alternatively, they may possess a master’s degree in a related subject if they also have earned at least eighteen graduate-level credit hours in the subject that they will be teaching. Washburn University is required to maintain records (ie, transcripts) verifying qualifications.
Orientation & Professional Support
The university provides orientation to CEP instructors regarding curriculum, course philosophy and assessment. Instructors are provided with the same resources and professional development opportunities as on-campus instructors.
Course Parity & Common Assignments
Student learning outcomes, curriculum and classroom activities must be equivalent between CEP courses and on campus courses. Courses may require the use of the same textbook, common assignments, exams or work portfolios to ensure this parity. These course parameters are determined by the Washburn academic department offering the course. At the end of the term, student perception surveys are completed, as is done for all Washburn University courses.
Communication, Oversight & Review
CEP instructors communicate with an appointed faculty liaison who teaches the same course on Washburn’s campus. This liaison offers guidance and advice to the high school teacher, answers questions, conducts site visits and reviews the course annually.