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  • ADJUNCT FACULTY HANDBOOK Guidelines and Resources 2019 – 2020 UPDATED JULY 2019

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS Students with Disabilities ............................................ 7 Class Attendance .......................................................... 7 Student Confidentiality ................................................ 7 Dealing with Disruptive Students ................................ 7 Children in the Classroom ........................................... 7 Exam Periods ................................................................ 7 Final Course Grades ..................................................... 7 Change of Grade Forms ................................................8 Gradebooks ..................................................................8 Field Trips ....................................................................8 Student Complaints .....................................................8 Classroom Standards and Ethics ..................................9 F. Student Policies .............................................................9 Academic Honesty Policy .............................................9 Behavior .....................................................................10 Cell Phones ................................................................10 Computers and Other Electronic Devices ..................10 G. Course and Instructor Evaluations ..............................10 Student Course Evaluations .......................................10 Classroom Observation of Adjunct Faculty ................10 H. Professional Development ..........................................10 I. Additional Resources ....................................................10 The Bookstore ............................................................10 Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) ..........................10 Benefits Available to Adjunct Faculty ........................ 11 Wellness Center Hours ............................................... 11 Career Services ........................................................... 11 Counseling ................................................................. 11 Educational Technology Services ............................... 11 Classroom Instructional Technology ......................... 11 Distance Learning Support......................................... 11 Computer Lab Information ........................................12 Computer Lab: Innovations .......................................12 Computer Lab: Instructional Assessment Lab ........... 12 Computer Lab: Library .....................................................12 The Tutoring Center...................................................12 Library ........................................................................13 Scholarships ...............................................................13 J. Campus Police ..............................................................13 Non-emergency .........................................................13 Emergency .................................................................13 Campus Carry .............................................................13 Parking Permits ..........................................................14 K. College Closure Information .......................................14 L. Fire Drills/Alarms ........................................................14 Evacuation of the Building .........................................14 Adjunct Faculty Responsibilities ................................ 14 Completion of the Drill ..............................................14 APPENDIX A ..................................................................... 15 APPENDIX B .....................................................................16

    Vision .................................................................................2 Mission ...............................................................................2 Values .................................................................................2 College of the Mainland Board of Trustees .........................2 College of the Mainland Administration ............................2 Instructional Deans ............................................................2 Dean of Students ................................................................2 Main Campus ......................................................................2 Learning Centers ................................................................2 A. General Information .......................................................2 College Catalog ............................................................2 Instructional Vision .....................................................3 Instructional Goals .......................................................3 B. Employment Policies and Procedures ............................3 Human Resources ........................................................3 COM ID ........................................................................3 Orientation ..................................................................3 Appointments ..............................................................3 Adjunct Faculty Assignments ......................................3 Teaching Assignments and Responsibilities ................4 Teaching Load ..............................................................4 Class Cancellation ........................................................4 Paychecks .....................................................................4 College Required Training ...........................................4 Intellectual Property ....................................................4 Causes for Dismissal ....................................................4 C. General Responsibilities: The Role, Rights and Responsibilities of COM Adjunct Faculty .......................4 Course Documents/Syllabus ........................................4 Syllabi Requirements ...................................................4 Assessment Responsibilities for Adjunct Faculty ........5 Absences/Early Dismissal .............................................5 Academic Calendar ......................................................5 Office Hours .................................................................5 Email ............................................................................5 Professional Image Policy - Excerpt from DH (Local) ...5 D. Office Logistics and Supplies .........................................5 Classroom Access .........................................................5 Classroom Equipment ..................................................5 Classroom Maintenance ...............................................5 Computers ....................................................................6 Mailboxes .....................................................................6 Office Assignments/Program .......................................6 Office Supplies .............................................................6 Photocopies .................................................................6 Textbooks .....................................................................6 E. Instructional Policies and Procedures ............................6 Initial Class Rolls .........................................................6 Official Class Rolls .......................................................6 Enforcing Prerequisites ................................................6 Drop/Reinstatement of Students .................................6 Six-Course Drop Limit (TEC 51.907) ............................6

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    VISION College of the Mainland will be a valued and vital community partner by enriching our community and preparing our stu- dents to thrive in a diverse, dynamic and global environment.

    MISSION College of the Mainland is a learning-centered comprehensive community college dedicated to student success and the intel- lectual and economic enrichment of the diverse communities we serve.

    VALUES • Student Success and Academic Excellence • Continuous Improvement and Accountability • Mutual Respect and Civility • Diversity and Inclusiveness • Innovation and Adaptability • Campus and Community Collaboration

    INSTITUTIONAL GOALS Goal I: Students Student success is our top priority. College of the Mainland will be the college of choice for our community.

    Goal II: Staff, Faculty, and Administrators Create an environment that retains and attracts administrators, faculty, and staff committed to serving our students.

    Goal III: Facilities Provide a safe, aesthetic environment conducive to learning, while addressing the workforce needs of local business and industry. Improve and expand existing facilities to enhance the learning environment. Develop next generation learning envi- ronments using the 2015 master facility plan as the foundation. The college will bring next generation learning to campus.

    COM BOARD OF TRUSTEES Kyle Dickson, Chair Alan Waters, Vice Chair Melissa Skipworth, Secretary Donald G. Gartman, Dr. Verna Henson, Dawn King and Dr. William McGarvey

    COLLEGE OF THE MAINLAND ADMINISTRATION

    President Dr. Warren Nichols, 409-933-8271

    Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Dr. Clen Burton, CPA, 409-933-8268

    Vice President for Instruction Dr. Jerry Fliger, 409-933-8229

    Vice President for Student Services Dr. Vicki Stanfield, 409-933-8619

    INSTRUCTIONAL DEANS

    Dean of Academic Programs Dr. Steven Sewell, 409-933-8263

    Dean of Workforce and Continuing Education Dr. Carla Boone, 409-933-8616

    DEAN OF STUDENTS

    Dean of Studen

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