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  • Adjunct Faculty Handbook 2016-2017: A Guide for Teaching at Minot State

    University

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    This handbook is also viewable as a PDF file at:

    http://www.minotstateu.edu/pdf/adjunct_faculty_handbook.pdf

    This is a web-based publication. Paper versions are not available.

    This handbook has been prepared by the Minot State University, Office of

    Instructional Technology to provide information to adjunct faculty. The right is

    reserved to change any of the rules and regulations of the University at any time.

    Minot State University

    Center for Extended Learning (CEL)

    Office of Instructional Technology

    500 University Avenue West

    Administration Building, Room 356 and 368

    Minot, North Dakota 58707

    On the cover: Photo from the porch of Old Main building on the Minot State University

    Campus facing east, spring 2016. Photo by MSU.

    http://www.minotstateu.edu/pdf/adjunct_faculty_handbook.pdf

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    Contents

    TABLE OF FIGURES ...................................................................................... 4

    MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY (MSU) FACILITIES ........................................... 6

    INTRODUCING MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY ............................................... 12

    GETTING READY TO TEACH ....................................................................... 14

    CAMPUS COMMUNICATIONS ..................................................................... 17

    GRADING POLICIES .................................................................................. 20

    STUDENT POLICIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ............................................ 22

    INSTRUCTOR RESPONSIBILITIES ............................................................. 29

    CLASS ATTENDANCE, REPORTING, AND STARFISH POLICIES ................... 31

    SUPPORT SERVICES .................................................................................. 34

    TECHNOLOGY FOR THE CLASSROOM ......................................................... 39

    OTHER SERVICES ...................................................................................... 47

    CONTRACTS AND PAYROLL .......................................................................51

    SECURITY AND SAFETY ............................................................................. 51

    CONDENSED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS .................................................... 56

    HELP DESK NUMBERS ................................................................................ 65

    HEALTH CARE ELIGIBILITY (ACA) INFORMATION.....................................66

    NOTES AND UPDATES ................................................................................67

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    Table of Figures Figure 1. Dr. Laurie Geller, Vice President of Academic Affairs ............................. 5

    Figure 2. Campus with building locations ........................................................... 9

    Figure 3. Map of Bismarck State College with building locations ......................... 10

    Figure 4. Map of Minot Air Force Base with route to education center, Building 156,

    located on Missile Avenue. Source: Google Earth. ............................................ 11

    Figure 5. North Dakota State Normal School at Minot in the fall of 1914. MSU

    Photograph Archives. .................................................................................... 12

    Figure 6. MSU Mail and Information on the south end of the Student Center. ...... 17

    Figure 7. Blue Light security system ............................................................... 56

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    FIGURE 1. DR. LAURIE GELLER, VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

    Welcome to Minot State University!

    The Adjunct Faculty Handbook is designed to provide information about MSU

    policies and procedures intended to support you during your teaching assignment.

    We are excited because you bring a wealth of knowledge in your subject and are

    well-versed in various teaching methodologies that will engage MSU students and

    enhance their learning. I speak for all deans, department chairs and division chairs

    in saying we are committed to supporting your efforts in making your teaching

    assignment at MSU a rewarding experience. I encourage you to visit MSUs website

    for information about professional opportunities and various activities that occur

    throughout the academic year and summer sessions. Youll find the campus to be a

    lively place, full of energy and opportunity. If you have any questions or need

    additional information, my door is always open. I look forward to working with you.

    Sincerely,

    Sincerely,

    Laurie Geller

    Vice President for Academic Affairs

    http://www.minotstateu.edu/

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    MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY (MSU) FACILITIES

    Minot State University Campus Buildings and Related Services

    AdministrationHouses offices for the President, Vice President for

    Academic Affairs, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Vice

    President for Student Affairs, Institutional Research, Center for Extended

    Learning, Business Office, Student Registrar, Financial Aid, and Dakota

    College at Bottineau office. It also houses the Interactive Television Studios,

    Enrollment Services, Institutional Research, Human Resources, ACT Testing

    Center, and the Office of Instructional Technology.

    AmphitheaterBuilt by students, alumni, and other university supporters.

    Located on the hillside in the northern part of the campus, it provides a

    beautiful setting for Summer Theater, musicals, and other productions.

    Lura ManorFive story building completed in 1986. It houses 152 male and

    female students in four-person suites. It also houses the Student Health and

    Development Center and Disability Services.

    Campus Heights ApartmentsCompleted in 1984. Houses 18 efficiency

    and 12 two bedroom apartments. Open to all students.

    Cook HallA five-story residence for 188 women. There is a study lounge,

    recreation room, a kitchen facility, and a laundry area.

    Crane Hallcompleted in 1960 and most recently renovated into a co-ed

    suite style residence hall with a lounge, recreation room, and laundry facility

    for 81 students.

    Cyril Moore Science CenterHouses the Science Division. Also included

    are a lecture-demonstration auditorium seating 233, as well as classrooms

    and labs for science courses.

    Dakota HallA conveniently located residence for about 96 women. A

    lounge, kitchen facilities, and laundry area are available for the use of the

    residents. It also houses the Language Company.

    DomeProvides facilities for a wide variety of activities such as handball,

    racquetball, basketball, and indoor track with seating for over 9600 people.

    The building also has lockers, showers, classrooms, offices, and serves as the

    temporary Wellness Center.

    Hartnett HallHouses the administrative offices for the College of Arts and

    Sciences, and the Division of Humanities. Office and classroom space is also

    provided for programs in art, broadcasting, recording arts, and music. There

    are classrooms and a 200-seat theater for lectures, recitals, and theater

    programs.

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    Herbert M. Parker StadiumFootball and soccer stadium with a seating

    capacity of 2800.

    McCulloch HallA mens residence for 145 students completed in 1960.

    There is a study room for residents and a lounge, recreation room, cooking

    facility, and laundry area.

    Memorial HallMemorial Hall houses the Institute of Rural Human Services,

    the Department of Nursing, five academic departments, and the North

    Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, a University Center of Excellence.

    The Institute serves as an outreach center from which a comprehensive,

    interdisciplinary program of research, training, and clinical services are

    provided to rural communities in the Minot service region. The departments

    housed in Memorial Hall are Communication Disorders, Nursing, Psychology,

    Social Work, Special Education, Criminal Justice, and the Rural Crime and

    Justice Center.

    Model HallHouses the Math and Computer Science Departments as well as

    the Honors Program. Also located here are computer laboratories.

    Old Main BuildingProvides classroom and office space for the Colleges of

    Business, Education and Human Services, and for the music program. The

    Social Science Division is located on the second floor. The Anne Nicole Nelson

    Hall provides facilities for the performing arts. The facility also houses

    various computer labs, Slatten Learning Center, Information Technology

    Central, Severson Entrepreneurship Academy, and the Center for Engaged

    Teaching and Learning.

    Gordon B. Olson LibraryThe MSU Library contains over 398,760 volumes

    in its book, bound periodical, and document collections. The library currently

    subscribes to over 1,810 periodicals, and is a select regional depository for

    U.S. Government and State of North Dakota publications. In addition, the

    library houses special collections of North Dakota materials, childrens books,

    and microforms.

    Pioneer HallFamily housing facility. Houses 40 one-bedroom apartments.

    Also provides o