Tech Prep Instructor Approval Process
All instructors must be approved by UAS for students to receive UAS credit. To become an approved instructor, you need to do the following:
- Complete the UAS Instructor Approval Cover Sheet.
- Attach your current resume.
- Attach copies of your transcripts.
- Attach your proposed syllabus.
- Email cover sheet and all required attachments to the UAS Tech Prep Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UAS Tech Prep Conflict of Interest Policy
- To best comply with Alaska state law, accreditation expectations, University of Alaska Policy P04.10.030 – Conflict of Interest and policy and P04.10.040 – Nepotism, no instructor is allowed to supervise or issue a grade to any “immediate family member” (parent, sibling, aunt, uncle, grandfather, grandmother, or first cousin) as defined in Alaska Statute 39.52.960(11). By law, this explicitly includes:
- the spouse of the person;
- another person cohabiting with the person in a conjugal relationship that is not a legal marriage;
- a child, including a stepchild and an adoptive child, of the person;
- a parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, or uncle of the person; and
- a parent or sibling of the person’s spouse, nor the legal guardian.
- When a situation arises where the teacher is the only possible instructor of record possible to teach an immediate family member, it is the responsibility of the instructor and the parent/legal guardian (or the student his/herself, if 18 years of age or older) to notify the UAS Registrar of the exact relationship by conspicuously and plainly noting the relationship on the appropriate registration form for the course.
- Simply noting “the instructor is the student’s immediate relationship” will suffice as adequate disclosure as long as it is conspicuously written on the registration form.
- Alternatively, an email to the UAS Registrar from the instructor is allowable as notice and must include: The student name, the CRN number for the course, the name of the course, the course section number, the name of the instructor, and the relationship.
- Upon receipt of the disclosure, the UAS Registrar or his/her designee will then work with the College Dean of the course to establish an appropriate method of ensuring academic rigor.
- The UAS Registrar or his/her designee will issue a conditional waiver to the school district with conditions under which the student will be allowed UAS credit.
- The school district will notify the parent (or student, if 18 years or older) and instructor of the conditional waiver and its terms.
- The school district will work with the instructor to fulfill all obligations and conditions established in the written waiver.
- Failure by the school district and/or instructor to satisfy all conditions and obligations of the waiver will disqualify the student from UAS credit.
- The waiver can take the form of an official letter, email, or other written documentation from the UAS Registrar or his/her designee. The student may attend classes until the waiver is granted, but may not receive credit until the waiver is granted and fulfilled to the satisfaction of UAS.
- It is the responsibility of the student (if 18 years or older), parent or guardian, and instructor to ensure that all conditions are met.
- If the conditions are not satisfactorily met by all parties, UAS is under no obligation to award credit, the student will be awarded a NB grade, and no refunds will be issued to any party.