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UWM Office of Dual Enrollment

Academic Department and Faculty Liaison Information
January 2022

The Office of Dual Enrollment is housed within Academic Affairs at UWM and is directed by Dave Clark (dclark@uwm.edu). We have two Dual Enrollment Managers to administer the program and support high school teachers, students, and faculty liaisons.

Kathleen Breuer handles admissions, registration, and billing.

kbreuer@uwm.edu     414-229-6357

Vicki Bott is responsible for academic polices and faculty and teacher support.

vlbott@uwm.edu         414-251-8093

Overview of Faculty Liaison Role

The Faculty Liaison for a UWM course has the following responsibilities and requirements including:

  • Provide department-specific information covering course curriculum, assessment criteria, pedagogy, and administrative policies and procedures (i.e. attendance, grading, etc.) and help the high school teacher establish student eligibility (GPA, ACT score, and/or prerequisites).
  • Help high school instructor create new or adapt existing course so that curriculum, pedagogy, assessment methods, evaluation criteria, policies, and grading scales are equivalent to campus course and standards. Ensure that class schedule meets credit hour minimum for credit value of course (e.g., 144 hours for 3-credit class). Examine, approve, and collect high school teacher’s UWM course syllabus, making sure that it uses the appropriate UWM syllabus template. Send course syllabus to ODE.
  • Be the high school instructor’s first point of contact for questions and discussions involving university academic policies and course curriculum, pedagogy, assessments, and resources.
  • At least twice in the semester (once before mid-term and once after mid-term), the faculty liaison should request to see a sample of assessment materials (assessment instrument and corresponding student work) to discuss and ensure alignment with the on-campus assessments.
  • Coordinate some form of interaction(s) between the high school students and UWM. This could include the faculty liaison giving a presentation or conducting a workshop or lab in the high school class and/or bringing the high school students to UWM to participate in a class or engage in discipline-related activities.
  • Faculty liaisons observe the high school teacher at least once per term in the high school instructor’s classroom to complete a teaching observation report; this can be done virtually. The faculty liaison communicates with the high school instructor about the report, giving them a copy. The teaching observation report is filed with UWM’s ODE, and any concerns about the course and/or teacher should be discussed with UWM’s ODE.
  • Make an effort to reach out to the high school instructor regularly throughout the term (every other week) to offer help, share resources, invite to campus professional development activities, etc.
  • Coordinate with high school instructor to have students complete the department’s Student Evaluation of Instructor, using the same form and process as the equivalent on-campus course.
  • Complete and submit a final report of the high school teacher and their class (based on student evaluations and student learning data).