Adjunct Faculty Handbook
Revised November 2018
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
A. General Admission Policy
B. Registration, Tuition and Fees
C. Student Refunds
D. Change in Student Course Schedules
A. Employment Status
B. Adjunct Faculty Job Description
C. Adjunct Faculty Credentials
D. Employment Records
E. Payment of Wages
F. Cap on Hours per Semester
G. Email at North Central
H. Tuition Waiver
I. Mileage Reimbursement
K. Student Evaluation of Faculty
L. Supervision and Coordination of Instruction
A. Adjunct Faculty Office Space
B. Copy Machines
C. Scantron Testing
D. Key and Security
E. On-Campus mailboxes
F. Student and Community Portal
G. Textbook and Supplies
H. Library and Academic Technologies
I. Library Services
J. Smart Classrooms
K. Multi-Media (AV) Equipment
L. Wireless Internet Access
M. Learning Management System (LMS) Server Access
O. Learning Support Services
P. Academic Testing Guidelines for Faculty
Q. Marketing Support for Individual courses
A. Class Records
B Final Grades
C. Grading and Status Systems
D. Grade Change Form
E. Student Attendance
F. Student Misconduct
G. Cancellation of Classes
H. Cancellations That Occur Last Week of Classes
I Field Trip Policy
J. Procedure for Student Academic Complaints
K. Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA)
L Early Alert
A. Spring Break Policy
B. Policy on Smoking, Eating and Drinking
C. Emergency Procedure
D. Fire Evacuation Policy
A. Writing a Successful Syllabus
B. The Syllabus
C. Checklist for Writing A Syllabus
A. Model Syllabus/Sample Syllabi
B. Michigan Right to Know Law
C. North Central Michigan College Position Description
D. Copy Right Policy
E. Emergency Procedures
F. Adjunct Faculty Credentials
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Philip Millard, Chair
Dave Kring, Vice Chair
John Fought, Treasurer
Irma Noël , Secretary
Melissa Keiswetter, Trustee
James Shirilla, M.D., Trustee
Dan Rasmussen, Trustee
David Roland Finley, Ph.D. President
Pete Olson PhD., Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success
Renee DeYoung, Vice President of Student Services
David Hartnett, Vice President of Finance and Facilities
Robert Marsh, PhD., Associate Dean of Research & Development
Lisa Watson, PhD., Executive Director Foundation
Carol Laenen, Director of College Communication
Megan Van Horn, Executive Secretary to the President
Welcome to North Central Michigan College! I am very pleased that you have joined our instructional team. North Central is committed to delivering exceptional higher education to our students, and we need you to help us fulfill that promise. We value your expertise as an adjunct faculty member, as well as your skills in the classroom. Our students expect a great deal from faculty, and it is my hope that you will provide a challenging and stimulating experience for those you teach (and mentor). For some students, you may be the only contact these learners have with a representative of the college. I trust that you will value your unique position at North Central.
David Roland Finley, Ph.D.
GENERAL ADMISSION POLICY
North Central Michigan College follows an open-door policy of admitting: high school graduates or GED holders, non-high school graduates 18 years of age, and high school students under the Michigan Dual Enrollment guidelines.
All students must demonstrate an ability to benefit from the instructional programs offered by the College. The standards used to determine such ability are testing and/or existing college transcripts. Assessment testing standards are based on the Federal Financial Aid guidelines.
Note: Certain programs (e.g., nursing) are subject to special entrance requirements. For more information consult the College Catalog.
REGISTRATION, TUITION, AND FEES
Registration is completed online using the college’s web registration module. For complete registration information including course schedules, log on to www.ncmich.edu .
Tuition and fees are charged on a per contact hour basis, regardless of the number of hours taken. Each spring the Board of Trustees typically establishes tuition for the upcoming academic year. For current rates, refer to the college website, the course schedule or contact the Student Services Office.
Some courses require payment of a course fee in order to help defray significant costs of disposable/consumable goods. A technology fee is assessed to help defray the cost of updating and maintaining technology-based instructional equipment. For a complete list of fees, see the course schedule or contact the Student Services Office.
An Academic Calendar is published each academic year. The calendar can be obtained from Student Services or on the web. The Calendar contains the Refund periods along with the percentage refund. In general, a student is eligible for a 100% refund if they withdraw or drop a course before the semester begins. In the Fall and Winter semesters the 90% Refund period is the first two weeks of the semester. In summer, the 90% refund period is the first week. All withdrawals must have been officially completed by deadline dates and times.
After the 90% Refund period, no refunds are issued unless there is a documented extenuating circumstance beyond the student’s control that is submitted in writing in a timely manner. The student must complete the Refund Appeal Form available from Student Services or the Business Office to be considered for refunds under this category.
If the college cancels a course, all tuition and fees are refunded. Students who receive financial aid should be advised to speak to a financial aid staff member before withdrawing from classes.
CHANGES IN STUDENT COURSE SCHEDULES
Changes in student course schedules, including adding classes or withdrawal from classes, must be initiated by the student. Students who wish to make changes should be directed to the college web site. Students may access their registration account and submit add/withdrawal transactions in real time.
Add/drop procedures are as follows:
Week 1 of the semester: Students may add or drop as they wish. If a class is full, however, the student must obtain written approval from the instructor to be added to the class.
Week 2-3 of the semester: Students may drop as they wish. They may add only with the instructor’s written permission which is shown via signed “add” form sent directly to the registrar.
Week 4-14 of the semester: Students may drop as they wish. No adds allowed at all. NO EXCEPTIONS. The only exception to this rule is a dual-enrolled student whose paperwork was not processed in time by the sponsoring high school.
Week 15-16 of the semester: Students may neither add nor drop.
Students may withdraw from a class through the 14th week of the fall and winter semesters and through the sixth week of the summer semester. The web registration module may be used anytime during this official Add/Drop period. Each semester the Academic Calendar is published with all official dates for the academic year. A paper copy of the Academic calendar can be obtained from Student Services or viewed online.
A grade of “W” is assigned to the student’s transcript for courses that are dropped. No withdrawals are accepted after the official last date to withdraw with a “W”. Students should be advised to keep a copy of their online transaction. The refund period is discussed in the refund section of this document.
When a student does drop a class, it is immediately reflected in the instructor’s class roster. Therefore, it may be valuable to update class participants by printing off a new roster periodically.
Students who receive financial aid should be referred to seek advice from Financial Aid Staff members before withdrawing from classes, as it may affect future eligibility or award amounts.
If students have questions about adding, withdrawals, or other student policies they should contact the Student Services Office.
The college would, once again, place special emphasis on telling faculty not to allow unregistered students to sit in classes and to check the official class rosters frequently during the opening weeks of the semester.
The College does not employ any permanent adjunct instructors. In the scheduling of both fulltime and part-time/adjunct faculty for North Central courses, the College reviews a variety of factors including, but not limited to, full-time faculty load requirements, matching skills with course openings, location of courses, etc. The administration reserves the right to select and schedule both full-time and part-time faculty as course needs dictate. Adjunct faculty are hired to teach on a semester by semester basis as the College’s needs dictate. Being hired to teach in a single semester does not obligate the College nor the Adjunct faculty member to future teaching assignments.
ADJUNCT FACULTY JOB DESCRIPTION
See a full job description in appendix C.
ADJUNCT FACULTY CREDITIALS
See appendix F for a complete description of required credentials.
As a condition of employment, all adjunct faculty are required to have on file with EduStaff an application form, criminal background check, a resume, official transcripts of all post-secondary education and copies of licenses and/or certificates. Adjunct faculty must also complete a W-4 form, an I-9 form, and submit them to EduStaff.
PAYMENT OF WAGES
Pay for adjunct faculty is based on contact hours taught. Adjunct faculty will be paid one check every two weeks per the regular employee pay period of the College.
Usually there will be six or seven paychecks beginning early in the semester. You will be notified by email when the first check will be issued.
Pay rates for adjunct faculty are based on a scaled increment for highest earned degree. Official transcripts must be on file with the College to verify degree status otherwise faculty will be paid at the rate established for the baccalaureate.
CAP ON HOURS PER SEMESTER
Adjunct faculty are normally allowed to teach up to 9 contact hour’s maximum per semester (Fall, Winter, and Summer). To comply with the Affordable Health Care Act, the IRS has determined that for every 1 contact hour, the instructor will spend 2.25 hours in preparation. The college is limited to no more than 28 hours per adjunct faculty member per semester. The Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success may grant exceptions for special circumstances.
EMAIL AT NORTH CENTRAL
North Central Michigan College maintains its own email servers, which allows us to more effectively communicate with students and staff without the fear of being seen as a spammer. You must use and check your ncmich.edu email on a regular basis. The email system is used to communicate with you about courses we would like you to teach, about textbook orders and any issues with a student. Other information about happenings at North Central are sent out via email such as professional development opportunities, meeting requests, and special events on campus or at one of our off-campus sites. You need to list your ncmich.edu email in your course syllabus, no personal emails allowed.
All adjunct faculty are eligible for a tuition waiver of up to four (4) credit hours during the semester they are teaching or one of the next two terms. If an adjunct teaches during the fall semester, the tuition wavier may be used that semester, or during the following winter or summer session.
Maximum number of credits is four (4), regardless of the number of classes taught. If an adjunct teaches two ( 2) classes in the same semester, only four (4) credits would be waived. Credits are not bankable from one semester to another. The tuition wavier may be used by the adjunct faculty or a spouse or dependent children.
In order to use the tuition wavier the adjunct faculty must first complete the Adjunct Faculty Tuition Wavier form found on the Portal under My North Central, Faculty Tools. This must be done before registering for any classes. Send the completed form to the Director of Adjunct Faculty for signature. Once approved and signed the Director will forward the form to the Business office at North Central.
Already an North Central Student
If the adjunct faculty, spouse or dependent children are already North Central students they may register for the class or classes desired. You will be responsible financially for any credits registered above 4 credits and also for all administrative fees.
Not an North Central Student
If the adjunct faculty, spouse or dependent children are not already North Central students, you must apply for admission to the College before registering for classes the first time. Apply online at no cost at www.ncmich.edu.
You will receive your student number by mail in approximately three business days.
Placement testing as appropriate may be required and specified upon admission.
Once you have a student number you may go online and register for classes. You will be responsible financially for any credits registered above four credits and also for all administrative fees.
Failure to send the completed Adjunct Faculty Tuition Wavier form to the Business Office before registering for classes, may result in the student being dropped for non-payment.
Adjunct faculty are not reimbursed for mileage.
Classes will not be held on the following days: Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the Friday following Thanksgiving, Good Friday, Spring Break Week, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Please note that on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the College will close at 5 p.m.
STUDENT EVALUATION OF FACULTY
All faculty are evaluated by students once each semester. Evaluations will be available for students to fill out on the Learning Management System during the 12th week. At the end of the semester, faculty will be given access to the survey information. Student feedback can be useful in identifying strengths and weaknesses of the course and of teaching. Student evaluations may be found on the North Central Portal, under quick links.
SUPERVISION AND COORDINATION OF INSTRUCTION
The Dean of Instruction, Associate Deans and the Director of Adjunct Faculty supervise adjunct faculty. Your Associate Dean, or the Director of Adjunct Faculty may attend sessions of your class for purposes of assistance and evaluation. Adjunct faculty are encouraged to contact full-time faculty for information regarding course objectives, materials, standards or any other issues related to the course. From time to time your Associate Dean or the Director of Adjunct Faculty may designate a full-time faculty member to attend sessions of your class for purposes of assistance and evaluation.
ADJUNCT FACULTY OFFICE SPACE
In Petoskey we have a number of offices dedicated to Adjunct use. In the main administration/classroom building (AD/CL) those offices are rooms 28, 29, 30, 68, 69 and 146. Adjunct offices are also available in the Health & Science building.
If you would like to use any of the offices, please post your office hours on the door, as the office will be shared with other adjuncts. Each office has bookshelves, desk, chairs, computer and a file cabinet.
All adjunct offices on the Petoskey campus use the same key. Keys are available from the main administration office.
In Cheboygan and Gaylord, both sites have one open office that can be used by adjunct instructors. See the site coordinator for a key to the office.
Copy machines are located in the main administration office, in room 145, and also in the Health Education & Science Center building. A color copy machine is in the main administration office.
Copy machines in Petoskey require a special code for each area of instruction. Liberal Arts area your code is 740. Accounting, Business, Computers, Criminal Justice, Legal Assisting or OAS area your code is 640. Allied Health and Science your code is 410.
In Petoskey, see the Director of Adjunct Faculty for specific instructions in how to use the copy machines in Petoskey. In Gaylord or Cheboygan see the site-coordinator for instructions on the copy machines in both of these locations. Please be aware of copyright laws and that each person is solely responsible for any infractions.
Scantron equipment for test correction is located in Petoskey in the Faculty/Staff Lounge (room 147) in the Administration/Classroom Building and in office area in Gaylord and Cheboygan. Scantron testing forms are available for purchase from the bookstore.
Note: Administrative Assistants are not permitted to correct tests for you.
KEYS AND SECURITY
Keys to buildings and classrooms are issued by the Administration Office. All keys must be returned at the end of each semester.
See the site coordinator in Cheboygan or Gaylord for keys to Cheboygan and Gaylord classes.
Note: Laboratories are to be open only when the instructor or lab assistant is in the room.
Mailboxes are provided for adjunct faculty teaching on-campus during the current semester. They are located in the Administration Office. Information will be placed in your mailbox or sent to you via e-mail. Please check your mailbox weekly. Adjunct teaching off-campus will have information mailed or e-mailed to them.
STUDENT AND COMMUNITY PORTAL
It is essential that all faculty members use the college’s Student and Community Portal. This portal is the central access point for faculty members for all of the college’s electronic resources including but not limited to:
• Learning Management System (Blackboard).
• College’s help desk.
• Outlook webmail, receiving and replying to all communications from the college via email, (announcements, requests, assistance).
• Access the Internet when on campus in our classrooms, labs, or library.
• Class rosters.
• Posting final grades for students.
When you complete the hiring process, you are also registered for the portal.
TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLIES
Textbooks and supplies are for sale in the College Store. The store will be open evenings for the first two weeks of the Fall and Winter semester and the first week of Summer semester to accommodate students and faculty. On-campus evening students should be allowed time during the first meeting of the class to purchase textbooks. In those instances where delivery has been delayed, the store will make special arrangements for students to obtain the textbooks.
Off-campus students can either order books by phone, through the store or through the college’s online store at firstname.lastname@example.org. The store will mail the books to the students. It is not the responsibility of adjunct faculty teaching off-campus to sell textbooks and supplies.
LIBRARY and ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGIES
MULTI-MEDIA (“AV”) EQUIPMENT
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) SERVER ACCESS
The College can provide faculty with access to guest speakers who cannot be on the North Central campus to address students. This service, known as videoconferencing, is available from the IT Department.
Videoconferencing is available by contacting IT at (231) 348-6617. Some costs may apply and it is requested that you contact your respective associate dean for permission first to set up a videoconference for your class.
LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES (LSS)
Learning Support Services (LSS) provides accommodations to students with special needs, tutoring, and test proctoring free of charge. An assortment of study guides, math tutorials and a math lab with walk-in tutoring are also available. A Computer Lab is available for quiet study, and class assignments. Learning Support Services is located in room 533 in the Student and Community Resource Center (SCRC). Schedule for summer hours is Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon. Tests must be completed by posted closing time. Schedule for Fall and Winter are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Also provided by LSS are Disability Services for students with documented disabilities. These accommodations may range from longer test-taking times, to more conducive physical facilities in the classroom. Students need to initiate this process by contacting the Director of LSS (231) 348- 6617. As an adjunct faculty member, you will receive a notification from LSS describing reasonable accommodations that the student may require. You will then work with the director to provide the necessary accommodations. It is important that you direct any students requesting accommodations to LSS. You are not to make arrangements for accommodations without the express written approval from the Director of LSS.
LSS, in conjunction with the Women’s Resource Center, provides services to occupationally enrolled students, either in a degree or certificate program at North Central, who are in one or more of the following categories:
(1) have a hidden or obvious disability;
(2) is economically disadvantaged (receives Pell Grant);
(3) has limited English proficiency;
(4) is preparing for a career nontraditional for his/her gender;
(5) in a single parent (including single pregnant women) or
(6) is a displaced homemaker.
If a student is uncertain whether he/she qualifies for any of these services, he/she should be referred to LSS.
ACADEMIC TESTING GUIDELINES FOR FACULTY
Test proctoring in Learning Support Services (LSS) is for make-up testing and for students testing with accommodations. Please help us to ensure that the resources of LSS are used wisely to benefit students by following these guidelines:
- Each test must be accompanied by a completed Exam Coversheet – exams submitted without completed coversheets will be returned to the instructor.
- Make sure that all directions for the exam are complete. It would be inappropriate for LSS to try to interpret or assume directions beyond what is stated.
- Completed exams must be picked up and signed out by faculty. To protect the integrity of the testing process, LSS will not return exams via students.
- Tests must be taken between Monday and Friday during regular hours. No weekend testing is available.
- Please remind students of LSS hours and photo ID requirements.
- All online exams require an appointment made through Liz Otto at (231)-348-6693 or email@example.com.
- Testing through LSS is designed for make-up exams or students with accommodations. LSS is not sufficiently staffed to handle an entire class of students – either from on-ground or online courses. Please do not send all of your students to LSS for exams. In these situations, exams will be returned to the instructor and referred to the Dean of Instruction and Student Success for follow-up.
- If proctoring is requested for entire classes, LSS may be able to proctor in your classroom depending upon staff availability.
Proctoring for Other Schools
- Testing requested for schools other than North Central will be handled on a case-by-case basis and arrangements are to be made with Tutorial Coordinator, at 231/348-6693.
- A standard fee of $20.00/exam applies to all testing for schools except those in the Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative or North Central University Center Partners.
When LSS is unexpectedly closed due to bad weather, etc, all exams scheduled to be completed that day will automatically be rescheduled to the next business day that LSS is open.
MARKETING SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUAL COURSES
- Postcard promotions are inexpensive and can be used to promote individual courses where a target audience is easy to identify and not too large. Instructors must supply College Communications with draft text and database. They will obtain the database from Bob Marsh in Research on a suggested target audience among current students.
- Posters: A template poster is available for individual course promotion. Faculty can obtain the template from College Communications and use to promote course.
You must distribute the course syllabus to your students, your Associate Dean, and the Director of Adjunct Faculty the first week of class. A model syllabus can be seen in Appendix A of this handbook. (See your Associate Dean for other examples.) To assure continuity of course material and transferability of credit to other institutions, your syllabus must follow the master syllabus for that course.
Be sure to follow the provisions set forth in your course syllabus. This allows your Associate Dean to support you in the event of a student complaint.
A copy of your class roster is available online on the portal by clicking on My North Central. Click on faculty tools tab and your courses should be listed. Click on the down arrow next to the class and select class roster.
The last day students may open enroll in classes is the end of the first week of each semester. After these dates you should review your class roster to note any discrepancies (e.g., a student attending class who is not on the roster or a student on the roster who is not attending class). Report any discrepancies to the Registrar. Submit final grades per instructions from the Registrar.
Final grade instructions will be sent out by the Registrar. All final grades are to be submitted online per the instructions by the first Tuesday following the end of the semester by noon.
GRADING AND STATUS SYSTEMS
The course work of each student is rated as follows:
Grades Honor Points Per Credit
P* Passing (Credit Only)
Status Marks (No Honor Points):
NG No Grade Submitted by Instructor
GRADE CHANGE FORM
CANCELLATION OF CLASSES
CANCELLATIONS THAT OCCUR THE LAST WEEK OF CLASSES
FIELD TRIP POLICY
PROCEDURE FOR STUDENT ACADEMIC COMPLAINTS
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
Early Alert is a program aimed to increase the success of at-risk and struggling students has be introduced. It is called Early Alert Referral, and it is intended to connect struggling students with services or interventions early in the semester when they could have some positive effect on the student’s course success.
Between weeks 3 and 5 in the semester (2 and 3 in summer), you, the instructor, identify students in your courses who you believe are struggling or who exhibit signs of at-risk behaviors. These include:
• Poor attendance
• Missing/incomplete assignments
• Poor grades
• Classroom behavior/attitude
• Poor Preparation/participation
• Lack of Study skills
The instructor fills out an Early Alert form for each student who they think could benefit from a success intervention. This is received by Student Services, and then the student is contacted to create a success plan with an advisor. This plan could include visiting the instructor, counseling/advising, tutoring, workshops, course referral, skill building, and will hopefully lead to the conquering of personal barriers for each student.
Early Alert programs were developed as retention tools to improve student persistence and success rates. Faculty awareness of potential problems constitutes the backbone of this program and is the key to its success. This system has been a proven method at many colleges, and one we hope will increase the success rates for our students as well. Many student responses have indicated an appreciation for simply knowing their instructors and others are concerned for their success and have made an effort to reach out to them.
The Early Alert form may be found on the Portal under Quick Links.
We thank you for your continued efforts to increase student success.
SPRING BREAK POLICY
Spring Break will coincide with the Spring Break of the institution hosting the off-campus classes. For example, North Central classes offered in Gaylord will recognize the Spring Break week of Gaylord Area Schools.
North Central students taking classes at more than one North Central location may find their classes observing different Spring Break periods. In these cases, students are responsible for making individual arrangements with their instructors. Faculty are encouraged to make reasonable accommodations for students missing class because of conflicting Spring Break periods. However, faculty are not expected to provide special instruction for students absent for this reason. Responsibility for getting material missed under these circumstances rests with the students.
POLICY ON SMOKING, EATING AND DRINKING
North Central is Tobacco-Free. In an effort to maintain a healthy work and learning environment for all students, employees and visitors, the college will prohibit the use of all tobacco products by employees, students, and visitors on the Petoskey campus, except inside individual automobiles.
The prohibition will apply to all buildings, and facilities, and all outdoor locations owned or controlled by the college. For purposes of this policy, tobacco is defined as any tobacco product that is smoked, chewed, or consumed in any other fashion. Also included in this policy are electronic, nicotine-containing devices commonly referred to as “e-cigarettes.”
Products that are part of a smoking-cessation program, including patches or gum containing nicotine, are not banned by this policy.
Off-Campus faculty should comply with the smoking policies of the host institution.
Eating and drinking are prohibited in all computer labs. Snack areas are maintained for use prior to class or during breaks.
In the event of an emergency call 911. Note: If you use a college telephone on campus, simply dial 911 (no other numbers). In the event of a medical emergency, make the individual(s) as comfortable as possible until assistance arrives.
Adjunct faculty teaching off-campus should familiarize themselves with the emergency procedures at their particular site.
A summary of all emergency procedures may be found in the appendix.
BEHAVIOR INCIDENT REPORT
Anytime an incident occurs in the classroom or at the facility in which you are teaching, which involves a medical, security or safety concern, a Behavior Incident Report should be completed. The form may be found on-line on the portal in your My North Central, click on the tab Forms.
FIRE EVACUATION POLICY
WRITING A SUCCESSFUL SYLLABUS
Checklist for Writing a Successful Syllabus
The following checklist can help you develop your syllabus. Most North Central courses have a master course syllabus. Please contact your Associate Dean if you do not have a copy of the master course syllabus for your course.
_______Course number, section, title, meeting days and time, room, and building.
_______Your name, title, ncmich telephone number and ext, ncmich email.
_______ Your office hours or a time when students can meet with you.
_______Course Description (as listed in Master Course Syllabus).
_______Required purchases texts and supplies.
_______Prerequisites (As listed in Master Course Syllabus).
_______Course outcomes or objectives (As listed in Master Course Syllabus).
_______Schedule of assignments; readings, exams, papers, and other required learning assessment activities.
_______Grading standards and criteria (Students should know what elements of the class will determine their final grade and what grading scale you will use in assigning the final grades.)
_______Course policies regarding, attendance, make-ups, late assignments, tests or exams, extra credit, extensions, illnesses, cheating, and plagiarism, Grades including P/F, I, and W grades.
_______Course Calendar (indicate tentative, subject to change)
_______Supplementary material to help students succeed in the course, studying, note taking, additional readings or resources.
_______ Include Technology disclaimer.
Let’s face it: technology breaks, servers go down, transfers’ time out, files become corrupt. The list goes on and on. These are not considered emergencies. They are part of the normal production process. An issue you may have with technology is no excuse for late work. You need to protect yourself by managing your time and backing up your work.
______Include Accommodations Statement:
Disability Information Reasonable accommodations can be provided for students with documented disabilities. Please contact Learning Support Services to arrange these: SCRC 533, (231)-348-6817 or (231)-348-6687, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
______ Include the College’s statement on Academic Dishonesty.
Academic Dishonesty, misconduct, cheating or plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty including acquisition without permission of tests or other academic materials. Included are those students who aid and abet, as well as those who attempt such behavior. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use whether by paraphrase or direct quotation, of published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear attribution. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials. Incidents of academic dishonesty shall be dealt with according to the procedures outlined in Academic Dishonesty as found in the student handbook. Any act of academic dishonesty in this course will result in a failure of the assignment and possible failure of the course.
_______ Electronic copy of syllabus sent to Associate Dean or the Director of Adjunct Faculty.
_______ Post a copy of the syllabus on Blackboard.
During the semester, each student will complete three small assignments that relate to the topics that we are covering in class. A rubric will be supplied for each assignment. Each deadline will be posted at least two weeks before the project is due. Late projects will loose 10% points per day. The projects will be evaluated on their organization, neatness and completeness.
Students can expect all of these points if they attend class regularly, arrive on time for lecture and lab, actively take part in all of the class activities, come to class prepared, take all exams on time, follow directions, maintain a positive attitude, keep cell phones and other electronic devices turned off during lecture and lab, 35 and behave in a helpful, responsible and appropriate manner.
Academic Dishonesty, misconduct, cheating or plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty including acquisition without permission of tests or other academic materials. Included are those students who aid and abet, as well as those who attempt such behavior. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use whether by paraphrase or direct quotation, of published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear attribution. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials. Incidents of academic dishonesty shall be dealt with according to the procedures outlined in Academic Dishonesty as found in the student handbook. Any act of academic dishonesty in this course will result in an E or 0 points for the assignment and possible failure of the course.
Let’s face it: technology breaks, servers go down, transfers time out, files become corrupt. The list goes on and on. These are not considered emergencies. They are part of the normal production process. An issue you may have with technology is no excuse for late work. You need to protect yourself by managing your time and backing up your work.
Reasonable accommodations can be provided for students with documented disabilities. Please contact Learning Support Services for assistance: (231) 348-6817 or email@example.com.
I hope that you will not be afraid to ask for help. See me during my office hours, e-mail or call. If I don't answer the phone, leave a message. Free tutors are available through Learning Support Services.
MICHIGAN RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW
The following written Hazard Communication Program has been established for North Central Michigan College in compliance with the Michigan Right-to-Know Law. The Program will be available in the office for review by all employees.
I. Areas of Responsibility
Area Responsible Party
Art Department Professor of Art
Biology Department Professor of Biology
Chemistry Department Professor of Chemistry
Food Service & Conference Center Director of Food Service & Conference Center
Library and Academic Technologies Assoc. Dean of Library & Academic Technology
IT Assoc. Dean of Library & Academic Technology
Nursing Department Associate Dean of Nursing and Allied Health
Physical Plant Physical Plant Director
Student Community Resource Center Director of Student Community Resource Center
II. Hazard Determination
A. North Central will rely on material safety data sheets from material suppliers to meet hazard determination requirements.
B. Purchase Orders will contain the wording "Products Will Not Be Received Unless Proper Hazardous Labeling Is On The Product Container."
A. Individuals identified in section "I" will be responsible for seeing that all containers coming into their areas are properly labeled.
B. All incoming labels shall be checked for: identity, hazard warning, name of supplier.
C. Each individual shall be responsible for seeing that all portable containers used in his or her work area are labeled with identity and hazard warning.
D. All piping that carries natural gas must be labeled at access points and at every ten (10’) feet throughout the campus with the words: "Natural Gas" in the color blue.
IV. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
A. A complete MSDS will include the following information:
• Identity of hazardous ingredients.
• Chemical characteristics (flash point, boiling point, etc.)
• Physical hazards such as fires and explosions.
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE POSITION DESCRIPTION
3. Create a syllabus for each course taught in accordance with master syllabi and will make it available to all students during the first week of classes. Adjunct Faculty will also send an electronic copy of the course syllabus to the Director of Adjunct Faculty and your Associate Dean within the first week of each semester you teach.
4. Follow textbook ordering procedure and will respond promptly to requests for textbook information.
5. Submits final course grades by noon on the Tuesday following the end of the semester.
6. Use the ncmich.edu email account to communicate with students, faculty and staff and will check it frequently and respond in a timely fashion to all emails.
7. Arrange with students to be available outside the classroom.
8. Maintain course records as appropriate to normal college procedures and for course assessment.
9. Communicate with students both verbally and in writing according to FERPA guidelines.
10. Participate in professional development opportunities on campus when available.
11. Follows all college procedures and policies.
12. Performs other related duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s degree in related field to course being taught, master’s preferred from a regionally accredited institution.
2. Minimum two years teaching in a post-secondary environment preferred.
3. Knowledge of adult learning theory and techniques
4. Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, the mission of a comprehensive community college.
5. Skills necessary to identify and use relevant technology.
6. Excellent written/verbal skills.
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE COPYRIGHT FAIR USE POLICY
|Degree Attainment||Credit Hours in Area of Instruction||Teaching Experience||Work Experience in Area of Instruction|
|General Education Courses||Master's Degree iin content area or a non-related Master's with 18 grad hours in content area||18 grad hours in content area||3 years preferred||None required|
|CTE Courses||Bachelor's or Associate Degree with work experience||Undergraduate hours in content area||2 years preferred||2 years plus any applicable licensures or certificates|
The College recognizes that knowledge and expertise can be gained through alternative career paths. In lieu of the traditional credentials a candidate can submit a body of evidence that would replace the traditional credentials. The body of evidence should carry sufficient strength ofinformation to affirm to a higher education peer that the individual is equivalently qualified to teach the course as those with traditional credentials. The body of evidence may include a collection of such things as credentials, work experience, teaching experience at a level consistent with the proposed assignment, teaching experience at the post-secondary level,student ratings, superior evaluations, and outstanding references in addition to other possible materials.
A mixture of traditional and non-traditional evidence is common. When less traditional evidence is presented, stronger non-traditional evidence must be demonstrated. Consideration of qualifications under the non-traditional process may vary by department and the Dean of Instruction will make such judgmentsona case-by-case basis.
Criteria considered in the non-traditional process for genera l education or liberal arts elective courses include:
• Minimum of three years teaching experience in the content area, with additional consideration given for havingtaught advanced placement (AP) courses or college level courses; and
• Successful completion of undergraduate and graduate level coursework to reflect knowledge and depth in the content area at a competence level that indicates the ability to teach the college level course, including a minimum of nine (9) graduate hours of related course work in the content area; and
• A Master's in Education or current enrollment in a master's program or ongoing continuing education/professional development equivalent to six (6) credit hours every three years.
Exception to Criteria (Provisional/Emergency):
An instructor who does not meet the traditional requirements may seek a provisional approval based on a commitment to an educational plan that moves to fulfill the requirements above in a given period. Thus, a candidate with exceptional experience might commit to earning nine (9) or more graduate credits in the content area within a two-year period. Approval under the exception to the criteria process is considered provisional (one or two semesters} and the instructor must demonstrate progress towards earning the graduate level hours in order to receive another provisional approval that allows continuation until the required credential standards are met. Once the criteria are met and submitted for approval, the provisional status will be removed and a standard appointment period can begin.