Although Connecticut teachers are already certified by the State, it is important that the Faculty Coordinator and English Department have a full understanding of an instructor’s qualifications since this individual is, in essence, an adjunct faculty member for the University of Connecticut. In approving an instructor to teach a course for UConn ECE, the Faculty Coordinator is attesting that this person is qualified to teach an introductory course at the college level.
The University greatly values the efforts of UConn ECE instructors to challenge Connecticut’s academically motivated students. For this reason, a partnership should exist between the UConn ECE instructor and the University Faculty Coordinator for a mutual exchange of ideas and instructional techniques. Since students receive an official University transcript for taking UConn ECE courses, the instructor and coordinator should also communicate to each other any formal changes in the course, mandatory content areas, mandatory exams, or grading strategies.