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  • ADJUNCT FACULTY HANDBOOK

    Guidelines and Resources 2018 – 2019 UPDATED JULY 2018

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS 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 Tenure ..................................................................................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 ........................................................... 5 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 ...................................................... 6 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) .................................. 7 Students with Disabilities ..................................................... 7 Class Attendance .................................................................. 7 Student Confidentiality ........................................................ 7 Dealing with Disruptive Students .........................................8 Children in the Classroom ...................................................8 Exam Periods .......................................................................8 Final Course Grades ............................................................8 Change of Grade Forms ....................................................... 9 Gradebooks ......................................................................... 9 Field Trips ............................................................................ 9 Student Grievances .............................................................. 9 Student Complaints ............................................................. 9 FLD Regulation ................................................................... 9 Classroom Standards and Ethics .......................................... 9 F. Student Policies .....................................................................10 Academic Honesty Policy ..................................................10 Behavior .............................................................................10 Cell Phones ........................................................................10 Computers and Other Electronic Devices ..........................10 G. Course and Instructor Evaluations ....................................... 11 Student Course Evaluations ............................................... 11 Classroom Observation of Adjunct Faculty ....................... 11 H. Professional Development .................................................... 11 I. Additional Resources ............................................................. 11 The Bookstore.................................................................... 11 Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) ................................... 11 Benefits Available to Adjunct Faculty ................................. 11 Wellness Center Hours ....................................................... 11 Career Services ................................................................... 11 Counseling ......................................................................... 11 Educational Technology Services ....................................... 11 Classroom Instructional Technology ..................................12 Distance Learning Support ................................................12 Lab Information ................................................................12 Computer Lab: Innovations ...............................................12 Computer Lab: Instructional Assessment Lab .................... 12 Computer Lab: Library ...................................................... 13 Math Tutoring Lab ............................................................ 13 The Speaking, Reading and Writing Center ....................... 13 Library ............................................................................... 13 Scholarships .......................................................................14 J. Campus Police .......................................................................14 Non-emergency ..................................................................14 Emergency .........................................................................14 Campus Carry ...................................................................14 Parking Permits ..................................................................14 K. College Closure Information ................................................14 L. Fire Drills/Alarms ................................................................. 15 Evacuation of the Building ................................................. 15 Adjunct Faculty Responsibilities ........................................ 15 Completion of the Drill ...................................................... 15 APPENDIX A ............................................................................ 16 APPENDIX B ............................................................................. 17

  • ADJUNCT FACULTY HANDBOOK 2018-2019 2

    VISION College of the Mainland will be a valued and vital commu- nity partner by enriching our community and preparing our students 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,

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