With regard to final exams, we are aware that in some cases instructors will not be able to give the exact final assessment (project, exam, etc.) that they originally intended to give. You may replace your original final exam/project with an alternative assessment if necessary. Teachers are permitted to use their discretion and decide what kinds of assessments they will use in place of the final exam (e.g., projects, presentations, papers, videos, open book tests, etc.). Keep in mind that your alternative assessments should still assess students’ mastery of the skills, content, and objectives of the course.
Meeting Course Objectives
UHS teachers should seek to ensure that course objectives continue to be met, documenting the expected number of remote contact hours given the revised format. UHS teachers of lab courses should use JoVE or other tools allowing them to engage students in data analysis or related activities remotely in order for students to complete the lab portions of their courses. If there is a concern with course objectives or contact hours possibly not being met for any UHS course, the UHS office should be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. UHS will seek to work with the school/teacher as needed.
Instructors should also indicate (via email to email@example.com) how they plan to evaluate attendance/absences (remotely), e.g., by engaging students online for a designated activity or period of time.
UHS liaisons will continue (virtually) evaluating existing courses that are on schedule for visits, including courses currently in the approval process.
If teachers suspect that there has been a violation of academic integrity, they should address the concern consistent with the handling of such concerns at the University at Albany. The UHS office can be contacted for guidance as needed.
Unavailable Internet Access In Student's Area
If a student does not have internet because it is unavailable in the student’s area, UHS would need to know how the school is handling this concern. If the school is unable to address the concern, the UHS office should be contacted. (Teachers will be expected to work with students accordingly on a remote learning plan that does not require internet access.)
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Welcome to another exciting year with the University in the High School Program. As always, we look forward to working with you to provide opportunities for academic excellence to NYS secondary school students throughout the upcoming year. Below you will find documents relevant to you and your student's participation in the UHS Program. Materials are password protected and the password should not be given to students (the password will be sent to you via email with other instructions). Please email the UHS Office if you have not received your password for this exercise (this is not the password that you will use for grading on MyUALBANY).
All teachers are required to familiarize themselves with the contents of the manual each year. It is imperative that you understand the rules under which the Program operates and are able to explain them to your students. Please be sure to read thoroughly!
Personnel Data Form
All new UHS teachers must submit a Personnel Data Form to confirm their appointment as voluntary adjunct faculty of the University at Albany. All returning UHS teachers must verify/submit changes to their Personnel Data Form each year.
Course Evaluation Forms
All UHS courses will be evaluated using a standard course evaluation form. This evaluation form is available below. The password is the same as the one used to access your registration materials and policy manual. If you have forgotten your password, please request the password from the UHS Office via email. Feedback on the evaluation is welcome.
Grade Change Request Form - Instructions