12 NCAC 10B .0709          RESPONSIBILITIES: SCHOOL DIRECTORS, TELECOMMUNICATOR CERTIFICATION COURSE

(a)  In planning, developing, coordinating, and delivering each commission-certified Telecommunicator Certification Course, the school director shall:

(1)           Formalize and schedule the course curriculum in accordance with the curriculum standards established by the rules in this Chapter;

(2)           Select and schedule instructors who are properly certified by the Commission;

(3)           Provide each instructor with a commission‑approved course outline and all necessary additional information concerning the instructor's duties and responsibilities;

(4)           Review each instructor's lesson plans and other instructional materials for conformance to the rules in this Chapter and to minimize repetition and duplication of subject matter;

(5)           Arrange for the timely availability of appropriate audiovisual aids and materials, publications, facilities and equipment for training in all topic areas as required in the "Telecommunicator Certification Course Management Guide";

(6)           Develop, adopt, reproduce, and distribute any supplemental rules, regulations, and requirements determined by the school to be necessary or appropriate for:

(A)          Effective course delivery;

(B)          Instruction on the responsibilities and obligations of agencies or departments employing course trainees; and

(C)          Regulating trainee participation and demeanor and ensuring trainee attendance and maintaining performance records.

A copy of such rules, regulations and requirements shall be submitted to the Director as an attachment to the Pre‑Delivery Report of Training Course Presentation, Form F‑7A-T.  A copy of such rules shall also be given to each trainee and to the sheriff or agency head of each trainee's employing agency at the time the trainee enrolls in the course;

(7)           If appropriate, recommend housing and dining facilities for trainees;

(8)           Not less than 30 days before commencing delivery of the course, submit to the Commission a Pre‑Delivery Report of Training Course Presentation (Form F‑7A-T) along with the following attachments:

(A)          A comprehensive course schedule showing arrangement of topical presentations and proposed instructional assignments;

(B)          A copy of any rules, regulations, and requirements for the school and, when appropriate, completed applications for certification of instructors.  The Director shall review the submitted Pre‑Delivery Report together with all attachments to ensure that the school is in compliance with all commission rules; if school's rules are found to be in violation, the Director shall notify the school director of deficiency, and approval shall be withheld until all matters are in compliance with the Commissions' rules;

(9)           Administer the course delivery in accordance with the rules in this Chapter and ensure that the training offered is as effective as possible;

(10)         Monitor or designate a certified instructor to monitor the presentations of all probationary instructors during course delivery and prepare written evaluations on their performance and suitability for subsequent instructional assignments. A person holding General Instructor Certification under the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission may evaluate instructors teaching any lecture portion of the course.  These evaluations shall be prepared on commission forms and forwarded to the Division at the conclusion of each delivery.  Based on this evaluation the school director shall recommend approval or denial of requests for Telecommunicator Instructor Certification or Professional Lecturer Certification.  The observations shall be of sufficient duration to ensure the instructor is using the Instructional System Development model as taught in Criminal Justice Instructor Training set out in 12 NCAC 09B .0209, and that the delivery is objective based, documented by and consistent with a Commission-approved lesson plan.  For each topic area, the school director's or designee's evaluation shall be based on the course delivery observations, the instructor's use of the approved lesson plan, and the results of the students evaluations of the instructor;

(11)         Monitor or designate a certified instructor to monitor the presentations of all other instructors during course delivery and prepare written evaluations on their performance and suitability for subsequent instructional assignments. A person holding General Instructor Certification under the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission may evaluate instructors teaching any lecture portion of the course.  Instructor evaluations shall be prepared on commission-approved forms in accordance with the rules in this Chapter.  The observations shall be of sufficient duration to ensure the instructor is using the Instructional System Development model as taught in Criminal Justice Instructor Training set out  in 12 NCAC 09B .0209, and that the delivery is objective based, documented by and consistent with a Commission-approved lesson plan.  For each topic area, the school director's or designee's evaluation shall be based on the course delivery observations, the instructor's use of the approved lesson plan, and the results of the students evaluations of the instructor. These evaluations shall be kept on file by the school for a period of three years and shall be made available for inspection by a representative of the Commission upon request;

(12)         Ensure that any designated certified instructor who is evaluating the instructional presentation of another holds certification in the same instructional topic area as that being taught;

(13)         Administer or designate a person to administer appropriate tests as determined necessary at various intervals during course delivery;

(14)         Maintain direct supervision, direction, and control over the performance of all persons to whom any portion of the planning, development, presentation, or administration of a course has been delegated;

(15)         During a delivery of the Telecommunicator Certification Course, make available to authorized representatives of the Commission two hours of scheduled class time and classroom facilities for the administration of a written examination to those trainees who have satisfactorily completed all course work; and

(16)         Not more than 10 days after receiving from the Commission's representative the Report of Examination Scores, submit to the Commission a Post‑Delivery Report of Training Course Presentation (Form 7-B-T).

(b)  The school director shall be readily available to students and Division staff at all times during course delivery by telephone, pager, or other means.  The means, and applicable numbers, shall be filed with the commission-certified training delivery site and the Division prior to the beginning of a scheduled course delivery.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17E‑4;

Eff. April 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2009; January 1, 2006; January 1, 2005.