Early College Liaison
University College is the unit in Academic Affairs ensuring that Fayetteville State University students make a successful transition to the University, master the University’s core student learning outcomes, enter the major program of their choice, and graduate in a timely manner. The mission of University College is to provide educational opportunity to the citizens of North Carolina, to the military, and to individuals from around the nation through outreach programs; to provide the highest quality learning experiences; and to produce global citizens and leaders as change agents for shaping the future of the state by promoting the mastery of core student learning outcomes. University College promotes excellence through engaging instruction in the core curriculum, through effective academic support, through outstanding academic advisement, and through innovative enrichment programs.
This individual serves as the College Liaison between Fayetteville State University and Cumberland International Early College. The Cumberland International College Liaison facilitates the development of positive relationships between the higher education partner and the LEA by bridging the gap and keeping communication lines open. As the chief advocate for the support to the early college high school, 90 percent or greater of duties and time should be devoted to directly serving students and meeting program needs of the early college high school.
This position reports to the administrator of the early college and Associate Dean of University College. This position maintains correspondence and communication records with Fayetteville State University (Office of Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Transfer and Advisement, etc.), retains records necessary for evaluation of the program (surveys, qualitative, digital communication, etc.), and increases cooperation with the Admissions Office to recruit students. The College Liaison facilitates the transition of Early College students on the campus of FSU and early colleges at large through University College (First Steps and Early College Freshman Seminar).
The Liaison monitors the comprehensive student support program for early college students based on targeted academic resources such as tutoring, remedial and /or other related support services which may include soliciting volunteers from varied university organizations. Prepares outcomes assessment to further analyze effectiveness of course scheduling, success of students in postsecondary coursework; sets goals and objectives; and supports strategic plan for post-secondary education.
The Liaison implements a strong outreach program that communicates the school vision to university faculty, staff, policy-makers, and the community at large. Seeks to build specific community partnerships that provide early college students networking and internship opportunities and coordinates with college faculty and staff to develop and implement programs that support early college goals (e.g. college course experiences, speakers, non-academic events connected to the college). Provides leadership in securing community resources beneficial to students’ academic needs by applying for grants, conducting fundraising activities, and exploring other resources. The Liaison also conducts parent outreach as it pertains to the early college model and communicates with early college stakeholders in the development of the partnership (e.g. newsletter, emails). Collaborates with the principal on hosting visitors (early college liaison network, faculty and staff, UNC visitors) involved in the early college movement.
The Liaison creates, implements, and delivers seminars, workshops, and other programs to meet the needs of students and faculty.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with counselor and appropriate grade level teacher to develop a coursework plan.
Meet with each sophomore to develop their four year plan during spring semester.
Meet with each junior to review their four year plan during fall semester.
Teach 1-2 Early College Freshman Seminar Classes.
Maintain student information for registration purposes.
Ensure students have met the prerequisite requirements before registering them for college courses.
Assist CCECHS staff with the registration process of students in postsecondary courses.
Print student schedules on the day after the drop/add period ends each semester.
Participate in all juniors and senior meetings and submit information for the parent newsletter on a monthly basis.
Secure needed resources from the university for early college events and activities.
Identify and monitor students in academic trouble (students on academic probation, in jeopardy of being on academic probation, students with a 2.5 unweighted high school GPA or lower, etc.
Ensure Juniors and Seniors utilize resources to be successful in college classes.
Generate a spreadsheet with the results of the “Early Alert” email, career goals, and areas of need for each Junior and Senior to review with the principal each month.
Provide individual Accuplacer results to the school counselor for math placement.
Assist college textbook distribution and collection.
Participate in CCECHS committees, faculty meetings, and extracurricular activities.
Perform other duties as requested by CCECHS principal.
Minimum Education And Experience Requirements:
Bachelors in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Education or Business Administration and 3 years experience