Student and Administrative Resources
The Student Handbook contains key information for CIS students on such topics as:
- Qualifying for College in the Schools
- Class attendance
- Scholastic dishonesty
- Requesting your U of M transcript
- Using your U of M credits after high school
- CIS on Facebook
CIS students are responsible for knowing the policies and practices described in the handbook.
Registration/Withdrawal from a Course
- Student instructions for UM-CIS e-registration request
- E-registration request form (You will need course and section information before you can register.)
PRIORITY Registration (Use this only if your teacher asks you to do so.)
- Student instructions for PRIORITY e-registration request
- PRIORITY e-registration request form (You will need the course and section information from your teacher before you can register.)
Withdrawing from a Course/Canceling a Registration
- Answers to FAQ about CIS registration
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.
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.
Course Management (See Policies and Procedures, page 31, in the Administrative Handbook for detailed information.)
- Course Management Checklist
- Section information form (course set-up)
- Access the UMN online grading system
Field Days and Workshops (See pages 28 and 14 of the Administrative Handbook for details.)
- Events calendar
- Field day checklist for teachers
- Bus parking map
- U of M maps and directions
- Photo release form (Photos are private information; students must sign a release if you print or post photos from CIS field days. Parents must sign if the student is under age 18.)
Registering/Withdrawing a Student from a Course (See page 35 of the Administrative Handbook for detailed instructions or watch the tutorial, below.)
- Tutorial for teachers
- Student instructions for UM-CIS e-registration request (Provide students with course and section information on this form.)
- E-registration request form
PRIORITY Registration (Use this if you require students to access U of M libraries or Moodle early in the term.)
Withdrawing a Student/Canceling a Registration
U of M Student ID Numbers
- Answers to FAQ about CIS registration (Use this form to provide your students with their U of M Student ID number.)
Advising (See page 23 of the Administrative Handbook for more information.)
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.)
- Anatomy and Physiology (Contact the faculty coordinator for link and access.)
- Animal Science (Contact the faculty coordinator for link and access.)
- Calculus (Contact the faculty coordinator for access.)
- German 1003
- German 1004
- Political Science
- Public Speaking
- University Writing
- Writing Studio
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.)
Field Days (See page 28 of the Faculty Coordinator Handbook for more information.)
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)
This U.S. Department of Education website 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.
College Financial Aid Tutorials
The Department of Education has created the new Financial Awareness Counseling Tool, which provides students with five interactive tutorials covering a wide range of topics that will help them better understand financial aid. The topics include: Understanding Your Loans, Manage Your Spending, Repaying Your Loans, Avoiding Default, and Making Finances a Priority. The tool takes students through a series of exercises that will help them calculate how much money they will need to borrow to pay for their education and how much their payments will be when they finish.
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