High School Teachers/Adjunct Instructors

Red Rocks Community College has over 65 high school adjunct instructors that teach Concurrent Enrollment courses in our partner high schools!

If you are interested in teaching a course for Concurrent Enrollment credit please read the following:

  1. Determine if you meet the qualifications to teach a College level course:
    • General Education courses generally require a Master's in the content area or a Master's with 18 graduate credits in the content area.
    • CTE courses require a secondary credential in the content area.
  2. Submit the following documents to the Concurrent Enrollment Office (Fax 303.914- 6820 - Attn: CE Director)
  3. Current Resume
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. CTE Credentials if applicable
  6. Syllabi (align syllabi with CCCS course competencies. Click here to review the CCCS Common Course Outlines)

The Director of Concurrent Enrollment will forward your information to the appropriate RRCC Department Chair/Dean for review.

  1. After review by the Department Chair/Dean, the Concurrent Enrollment Director will notify you of the decision about your application to teach for CE.
  2. Upon approval, the CE Director will forward your approved application to the RRCC Human Resource office, where they will generate an employee RRCC (S#).
  3. The CE Office will send you your RRCC S#. The S# gives you RRCC access to the RRCC web portal (The Rock), which is where you will enter grades at the end of the semester.

What to expect after you have been approved to teach:

  1. The CE Director will provide you with contact information for the RRCC Department Chair / Department Liaison at RRCC.
  2. RRCC Concurrent Enrollment office holds an annual Faculty-to-Faculty meeting in March, which you will be asked to attend. This meeting will give you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with RRCC's Department Chair/Department Liaison and/or Dean to discuss the following:
    • Syllabi
    • Grading
    • Textbook requirement
    • Course content

* If you are unable to attend the Faculty-to-Faculty meeting in March, an individual meeting must be set up to obtain this information prior to the start of class.

  1. A copy of your course syllabus and class schedule should be provided to your RRCC Department Chair/Department Liaison. Course syllabi should reflect RRCC competencies and requirements. (Instructors may also be required to provide additional materials and/or use RRCC exams to ensure consistency).
  2. Classroom visits will be conducted in the 1st semester a course is offered and periodically thereafter.
  3. All CE instructors are expected to respond within 48-72 hours (excluding weekends/holidays) to their RRCC Department Chairs/Department Liaisons' communications.
  4. Instructors and counselors will work with the Concurrent Enrollment Office to have the majority of high school students enrolled in the class for college credit.
  5. Concurrent Enrollment Instructors will be required to submit final grades into the RRCC Banner system (through The Rock portal using your S#) 48 hours after the last class date. (Directions on how to enter grades will be provided during the March meeting OR provided to you toward the end of your first course – also available on Rock portal). 

Support from your RRCC Department Chair/Department Liaison:

  1. RRCC Department Chairs/Department Liaisons will help provide the following support throughout the semester:
    • Sample Syllabi
    • Additional course materials
    • Textbook samples
    • Classroom observation/feedback
    • Prompt responses to any course-related questions

The Concurrent Enrollment Office will provide the following support to your CE students:

  1. A CE Specialist will communicate with your High School CE contact (AP, Counselor) to complete the following required Student Concurrent Enrollment steps:
    • Apply for admission to Red Rocks Community College
    • Complete the College Opportunity Fund stipend
    • Submit ACT scores (if applicable)
    • Select High School Counselors will proctor the Accuplacer Assessment test for courses with pre-requisites
    • Conduct enrollment workshops and collect Concurrent Enrollment Agreement Forms
    • Enroll all eligible students into RRCC courses
    • Provide important drop/withdraw dates (instructors will receive emails prior to both drop and withdraw dates so they may advise student of progress)
    • Provide important documents (graduation application/transcript request form)
  2. The Concurrent Enrollment office will conduct annual meetings with each high school's CE contact to discuss future offerings.


Academic Approval Checklist 2017-2018 

Secondary To Postsecondary Vocational Credential ConversionPDF icon

Postsecondary Vocational Credentialing Requirements for Concurrent Enrollment Instructors PDF icon

Resources for Concurrent Enrollment Adjunct Instructors PDF Icon

Concurrent Enrollment Instructor Guidelines 

 Accessible Syllabus Template  

Statement of Standards and On-Site Best Practices can be found at https://resources.cccs.edu/education-services/concurrent-enrollment/