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Faculty Handbook table of contents

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IMPORTANT CONTACTS

  • Administrative Offices
  • Academic Departments
  • Student Services
  • Educational Services
  • Other Student Services
  • College Services
  • Emergencies, Urgent Needs and Lost and Found

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

  • Human Resources Contacts 
  • Equal Opportunity Information
  • Congratulations! You've been hired!
    • Before You Teach
    • Employment Contracts
    • Office Hours (Full-Time and Part-Time Credit Faculty) 
  • Faculty Evaluation
  • Flex Obligation
  • How much will I get paid?
  • Getting Paid
  • Payroll Deductions
  • What if I Have to Be Absent? 
  • Health and Safety Issues
  • Smoking and Drug Abuse

COMMUNICATION

  • Staying in Contact
  • Telephone/Voice Mail
  • MyCOM Web Portal
  • College Email
  • COM Directory Faculty Web Pages
  • Snail Mail Mailboxes
  • COM Connect - Emergency Info

PREPARING FOR FIRST CLASS

  • New Teachers
  • New and continuing Teachers
  • To Do checklist before your first class
  • Distance Education
  • Instructional Tips
  • Working with Struggling Students
  • Student Accessibility Services (SAS), formerly Disabled Student Services (DSPS)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (Section 508) Compliance

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Staff Parking Permits
  • Textbooks and the Bookstore
  • Putting Books on Reserve in the Library
  • Reprographics
  • Self-service copiers
  • Copyrights on Syllabi and Workbooks
  • Media Services
  • Classroom Scheduling Conflicts
  • Classroom Care
  • Classroom Keys/Key Fobs
  • Emergency Procedures Evenings and Saturdays
  • Library Services
  • Tutoring and Learning Center
  • Field Trip Policy
  • IVC Services 
  • Veterans Office
  • The Student Activities and Advocacy Office

OPENING DAY INSTRUCTIONS

  • Class Rosters
  • Adding Students
  • Online Census Rosters for Dropping/Withdrawing Students
  • Positive Attendance
  • Student Attendance
  • Pre-Requisite Enforcement
  • Co-Requisite Enforcement
  • Independent Study
  • Grading Option Deadline
  • Auditing
  • Enrollment Services FAQs
  • New Interactive Online Student Petitions

SYLLABUS, SLOS, ASSESSMENT

  • Requirements for a Course Syllabus, Syllabus Template, Link to course SLOs
  • Letter Grade Default
  • What should I include in my syllabus?
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) SLO Guidelines
  • College of Marin Academic Senate SLO Wikispace
  • College Learning Outcomes
  • Student Learning Outcomes and Program Reviews
  • A Guide to Writing Student Learning Outcomes
  • Student Learning Outcomes versus Course Objectives
  • Assessing a Student Learning Outcome
  • Rubrics and Other Useful SLO Links

GRADING GUIDELINES

  • Assessment Methods
  • Attendance and Grading
  • Scantrons
  • Final Exams
  • Midterm and Final Grade Submission
  • Academic Record Symbols and Grade Point Average
  • FAQs About Plus and Minus Grading
  • Pass/No Pass
  • Incomplete "I" Grade
  • In-Progress "IP" Grade
  • "FW" Academic Grading Symbol
  • Effect of Cheating on Grades
  • Directions for Faculty to View Previously Submitted Grades on MyCOM Portal
  • Application for Independent Study 

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

  • Disruptive Students
  • Student Standards of Conduct and Due Process
  • Prohibition of Harassment Policy
  • Final Grade Challenge
  • Student Complaints
  • Campus Police
  • Types of Records and Locations
  • A Student's Right to Privacy

OPPORTUNITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Instructor Responsibilities
  • Academic Freedom Policy
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Professional Affairs Committee (PAC)
  • College Governance
  • Curriculum Development and Review
  • Program Review
  • Individual Research and Development Grants (IR&D)