Offering your expertise and experience to the AP Program can be both professionally and personally rewarding.
You can become involved today. Here are some options:
AP Higher Ed Visiting Fellows Programs
Since 2019, hundreds of faculty from highly selective institutions, public flagships, and other colleges and universities across the U.S. have provided input on the AP Exam and on the AP course and exam design process through the AP Higher Education Visiting Fellows Program. This program engages faculty consultants through two pathways:
Virtual Fellows in Assessment
Higher education faculty review an AP Exam in their area of expertise and provide feedback on the alignment between the AP Exam and assessments for the equivalent course offered at their institution.
Visiting Fellows in Course and Exam Design
A higher education faculty member in each participating subject observes the cycle of AP Exam development over the course of an academic year. Typically, the fellow attends two meetings of the AP Development Committee in their subject, one in the fall and one in the spring, and provides written feedback on the alignment between the AP course and exam and disciplinary expectations, as well as suggestions for teacher professional development.
Past Visiting Fellows in Course and Exam Design include: Denise Comer, Duke (Seminar: Capstone); David Faulkner, Cornell (English Literature); Oscar Fernandez, Wellesley (Calculus); Shanto Iyengar, Stanford (U.S. Government and Politics); Stefan Jeglinksi, UNC Chapel Hill (Physics C); Johanna Liander, Harvard (Spanish Language); Julia Miwa, Wellesley (Chemistry); Elizabeth Ozment, University of Virginia (Music Theory); James Rankin, Princeton (German); and Beth Simon, University of California San Diego (Computer Science A).
Become an AP Reader
Each June, college and university faculty and AP teachers from around the world gather for the annual AP Reading.
According to a recent survey
- 98% of Readers that participate in the AP Reading have a positive experience
- over 72% of returning Higher Ed AP Readers have actually made changes to the way they teach or score work as a direct result of their participation in the AP Reading
Opportunities exist to score onsite, as well from a person’s home or office in some subjects. Learn more about becoming a Reader.
Serve as a Subject Matter Expert
Higher education faculty are critical to the development and oversight of AP courses and assessments. There are multiple ways to contribute to the development and review of the AP curriculum and assessments, as well as to advise the College Board on the delivery and messaging of its programs.
- Serve on a Curriculum Development Committee – ensure that the AP curricula and exams meet the expectations of higher education institutions offering comparable college courses.
- Train Teachers at Annual Summer Professional Development Events - train teachers on the expectations higher education has for their students and give valuable insights and perspectives.
- Serve on Short-Term Advisory Boards for the AP Program – help advise the College Board on current directions in your discipline, and, on college-level expectations for students in your field. For more information on these weekend-long events, please email us with a copy of your c.v.
- Administer a Sample AP Exam to Your Students for Comparability - help align AP Exams to comparable college courses by administering a section of an AP Exam to your students. The results are compared to the students’ final course grades and used to define the knowledge and skills required to earn scores on the AP Exam. Contact us for more information.