Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

Instructor Information

The enclosed folder is being provided for you as a reference tool for Formation for Ministry.

Folder Contents:  Enclosed, please find a copy of the class schedule, an attendance sheet listing the names of the students and Participant Evaluation forms to be completed for each candidate and returned in the self-addressed return envelope.  For your reference, also enclosed are the Instructions for the Site Coordinator, and copies of course descriptions. 

Course Syllabus:  Please provide a course syllabus and announce due dates for all that you require at the beginning of the course so participants can note the dates on their schedule and plan accordingly.  The course syllabi are provided so you are able to see what will have been covered before your course and what will follow your time with participants.  Adhering to the curriculum will enable all instructors to plan effectively and cover the required course content. 

Course Papers:  Each course requires a paper assigned by the instructor.  The instructor collects the assigned papers from the candidates and, with the permission of the candidates, may share insights from various papers at the last “Theological Reflection” class of the course.  After reading the student’s paper, the instructor will return it to the student before the last class.  This paper helps the instructor when the evaluation of the candidate is completed. 

Evaluations:  An evaluation of each participant is completed by the instructor and returned to the Formation For Ministry Program Coordinator.  This evaluation is based mainly on the paper turned in by the candidate. 

Attendance:  It is the responsibility of the Site Coordinator to take the attendance.
Class Cancellations:   The Class Cancellation Policy provides the procedure followed for cancellations in the event of inclement weather.  Please exchange contact information with the Site Coordinator so you can communicate about travel conditions as needed.

Compensation:  Compensation paid to instructors along with reimbursement for mileage to and from the instruction site, will be mailed upon completion of the course and receipt of your completed Participant Evaluation forms.

Thank you for all you do to make the Formation for Ministry
experience a positive one for all our participants.