CAPP only recruits and accepts motivated high school teachers who are life-long learners committed to their students and staying current in their content area and pedagogy through research and on-going professional development. These chosen instructors meet the same standards applied to any adjunct or part-time faculty teaching on the UW Oshkosh campus.
Upon approval, these talented teachers are appointed as University adjunct instructors and work cooperatively with a liaison professor to design and implement CAPP courses at their high school. CAPP values these individuals and provides not only professional development but opportunities for additional growth through workshops, courses and seminars.
A high school faculty member seeking CAPP affiliation with UW Oshkosh should allow approximately six months for adjunct approval and course planning. The approval process takes approximately 2 months and additional time is needed for orientation with liaison faculty and curriculum planning before the course is taught. Applications must be submitted in the academic year; any received over the summer months will most likely not be approved until the fall semester and therefore not taught until at least the following spring.
There should be at least one face-to-face planning session between the high school adjunct faculty and the University CAPP liaison professor prior to the start of every CAPP course. The focus of this session should include the following:
- assessment instruments and grading
- course content
Student Exposure to University Liaisons
Some form of educational interaction between the high school students and the University liaison professor should occur for each CAPP course. This could include guest lectures, problem-solving sessions, labs, demonstrations, workshops, or regular classroom teaching. Liaison involvement in campus visits in the way of discussions, laboratory exercises or CAPP/University classroom pairings are also suggested.
At least once a semester for year-long courses or twice a semester for semester-long courses, the appointment of the high school adjunct instructor will be reviewed by CAPP, the department chair and CAPP liaison. This will be a formal evaluation to determine whether or not to continue CAPP affiliation for the subsequent year. A copy of the evaluation will be mailed to the adjunct from CAPP.
All adjunct instructors and liaison professors are expected to participate in the annual CAPP workshop that occurs during the spring semester. Learn more about CAPP workshops.