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Student and Administrative Resources

For Students

Student Handbook
The Student Handbook contains key information for CIS students on such topics as:

CIS students are responsible for knowing the policies and practices described in the handbook.

Registration/Withdrawal from a Course

  • Other Registration Changes
    CCE Petition form (This form requires a teacher's signature.)
  • After Registration
    Answers to FAQ about CIS registration

Additional Resources

For Teachers and Administrators

For New Teachers
Critical information about everything you need to do AFTER you are approved to teach but BEFORE you begin teaching a CIS course.

Administrative Handbook
The Administrative Handbook includes answers to common questions about CIS; information about important policies; instructions for implementing key processes; contact information for CIS staff; links to many resources, and more.

Quick Guide to Course Requirements
The Quick Guide to Course Requirements is an easy-to-use chart summarizing--course by course--all relevant University and CIS requirements. Additional basic information for each course is also presented in the chart. See the Administrative Handbook for important, additional information.

Course Management (See Policies and Procedures, page 31, in the Administrative Handbook for detailed information.)

Field Days and Professional Development (See pages 13 and 29 of the Administrative Handbook for details.)

Registering/Withdrawing a Student from a Course (See page 34 of the Administrative Handbook and watch for a registration e-mail from cceenroll@umn.edu which will contain detailed instructions.

  • U of M Student ID Numbers
    Use the FAQ about CIS registration to provide your students with their U of M student ID number. The ID numbers will show up after the registration request has been processed and the student is officially registered in the U of M system. 

Advising (See page 23 of the Administrative Handbook for more information.)

Teaching Resources

Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning offers workshops, self-paced tutorials, and a variety of other online materials to help teachers identify and use best practices, improve pedagogy and student assessment, and document and describe their teaching experience and philosophy. Most services and materials are free of charge.

Moodle Resource Sites (Except as noted below, see page 28 of the Administrative Handbook for information about getting access to a site.)

Syllabus Development

University Libraries
Teachers and students have full access to the University library system. In addition, CIS has a dedicated librarian, Kate Peterson, who will help you develop special library resource pages for your students. Visit the College in the Schools Library Guide for more information and links to examples of course-specific pages.

For Faculty Coordinators

Faculty Coordinator Handbook
The Faculty Coordinator Handbook includes key information for CIS faculty coordinators on such topics as faculty coordinator responsibilities; how faculty coordinators support CIS teachers; and planning for teacher professional development workshops, school visits, and student field days.

School Visits (See page 35 of the Faculty Coordinator Handbook for more information.)
The links below may open slowly. If you have trouble accessing the forms, contact Koleen Knudson in the CIS office at kknudson@umn.edu.

Field Days (See page 28 of the Faculty Coordinator Handbook for more information.)

College Access

Videos from the Center for School Change
These videos present students speaking in different languages about why it's important to prepare for and attend college.The emphasis in each video is different, but all of the videos encourage students to take advantage of dual credit opportunities such as AP, IB, College in the Schools, and PSEO.
Jump Start Your Future (Hmong)

Jump Start Your Future (Somali)
Oportunidades de Crédito Doble para Estudiantes de High School Latinos (Spanish)

FAFSA Completion
This U.S. Department of Education web site allows school officials to track FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) submission and completion statistics at individual high schools, to help officials ensure that their students are able to determine their eligibility for federal student aid.

Paying for College
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has an entire section of its web site devoted to information and resources students and parents can use to learn about applying for financial aid; the cost of college; available grants, scholarships, and loans; education tax benefits; and more.

CIS Information to Share with Others


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