Dual Credit Training, English and
June 7, 2001
Welcome to the English, Languages
and Philosophy Department
• Our department consists of 19 full-time faculty, around
20 part-time faculty, and around 20 part-time / dual
credit faculty.
• We offer English, Spanish, American Sign Language,
French, Japanese, Portuguese, Philosophy, and
Humanities courses.
• Currently, six classes are offered for dual credit: English
101, Spanish 101, Spanish 102, French 101, French 102,
and English 175—Introduction to Literature.
• Starting in the fall of 2011, we will for the first time offer
Sign Language 101 for dual credit at two Twin Falls High
General Procedures
• At the beginning of each school year, each dual
credit instructor should contact either her or his
assigned mentor or the chairperson of the
department with the following information:
1. Which class(es) you anticipate offering for dual
2. The timeline for the class—year long, semester, or
3. The anticipated number of students that will enroll
4. The placement method that will be used for those
students—COMPASS, prerequisite completion, etc.
• At the beginning of each new teaching period
you are required to submit a current copy of
your syllabus to BOTH the department chair and
your assigned mentor/contact person.
• Your syllabus must follow the CSI syllabus
template; you can find that template here,
http://www.csi.edu/facultyAndStaff/, under
“Course Syllabus Guidelines.”
Syllabi, continued
• Your syllabus must contain the CSI catalog course
description for the college class you are teaching.
(You can access the catalog here:
• Your syllabus must list the departmental
learning/course objectives. (You can find the
departmental learning objectives for your course as
part of the supplemental material available on this
training site. Look at item number 2 in the
• Your syllabus must contain the departmental
outcomes assessment statement. Please confer with
your mentor or contact person for this information.
Outcomes Assessment
• As most of you know, participation in the
departmental outcomes assessment process is
required. Each discipline has its own assessment
procedure. English 101 students write an essay
at the end of the semester; language students
take a common final; literature instructors
collect student assignments for a departmental
Outcomes Assessment, continued
• For questions about the English 101 outcomes
assessment process, including how to login to
the OA system, the testing dates, etc., contact Dr.
Clark Draney, cdraney@csi.edu.
• For questions about the Spanish assessment
process, contact Raquel Arenz or Adam Crofts,
rarenz@csi.edu or acrofts@csi.edu.
• For questions about the French and Literature
assessment processes, at this time contact
Whitney Smith, wsmith@csi.edu.
Important Contacts
• Whitney Smith, Chairperson, English,
Languages and Philosophy Department:
wsmith@csi.edu, 208.732.6844
• Dr. Clark Draney, Facilitator of Composition:
cdraney@csi.edu, 208.732.6810
• English 101 mentors:
▫ Jan Carpenter, jcarpenter@csi.edu, 732.6851
▫ Rob Mayer, rmayer@csi.edu, 732.6806
▫ Jim Irons, jirons@csi.edu, 732.6805
Important Contacts, continued
• Raquel Arenz, Spanish faculty mentor,
rarenz@csi.edu, 732.6853
• Adam Crofts, Spanish Outcomes Assessment
coordinator, 732.6845
• R. Brent Jensen, Spanish text book information,
rbjensen@csi.edu, 732.6535
• Jette Morache, English 175 instructor,
jmorache@csi.edu, 732.6802
• Janel Johnson, Dual credit French instructor,
In conclusion
• We value our working relationships with you and
your students, and as our dual credit partnerships
grow geographically away from the Magic Valley
clear and frequent communication is key. Please
don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or
concerns. And, if you don’t hear from us, something
is wrong! Let us know if you aren’t getting emails,
• Suggestions? Please let Whitney know if you have
suggestions to improve our working relationships.

Dual Credit Training, English and Spanish