Connect2College instructors are high school teachers approved to teach Queensborough Community College courses.
Characteristics of Connect2College Instructors
Connect2College is always welcoming new instructors. If you are an experienced and energetic teacher dedicated to challenging yourself and your students, participating in the Connect2College program can be an extremely rewarding experience. Typically, Connect2College instructors are lifelong learners committed to staying current with pedagogy and content through reading, research, and ongoing professional development.
High school instructors must meet the requirements of and be approved by the college. Successful Connect2College Connections teachers have advanced or significant academic course work in a relevant subject area. A master's degree in a specific subject area is highly desirable but not required in all content areas.
Connect2College instructors must meet the same credentialing standards as those who teach on campus and must complete a formal application process. Department requirements vary.
Teachers who are interested in participating in the Connect2College program must submit a resume along with official or unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to the director of Connect2College, Jacqueline Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Materials are reviewed by the director and forwarded to the academic department chairperson. If basic departmental requirements are met, chairperson will arrange an interview with the applicant. After the interview, the department chairperson will inform the program director if the applicant can continue with the college hiring process and what course(s) are approved for the instructor to teach.
If the applicant's school is not yet a partner of the program, the interview/hiring process may be post-poned until all the partnership details are finalized.
For Connect2College Instructors
C2C instructors are responsible for checking their rosters on CUNY First to ensure all students are properly enrolled. C2C instructors are also responsible for submitting final grades at the end of the semester. If a class runs the length of the school year, grades need to be submitted to C2C staff on an excel sheet. All other grades should be submitted into CUNY First by the instructor.
Need to convert your grades?
If you use Blackboard, check out these helpful links to navigate the system.
For new instructors, claim your CUNY First account by following the steps listed on this page:
After claiming your account, you are will be able to:
View Teaching Schedule
View Class Roster
Verify Attendance Roster
Detailed instructions on how to use CUNY First can be found in the Faculty Quick Reference Guide (Opens in a new window)