Faculty Handbook

3. Faculty Responsibilities

Faculty Responsibilities

Faculty are responsible for knowing and adhering to all regulations and policies of the College that are listed in this handbook, the College catalog and/or on the College's computer system (J: drive). All faculty are also responsible for understanding the mission and goals of the institution and the nature of its students as well as their professional obligations as indicated in this handbook. The work of faculty consists of teaching, student advising, professional development and service to the College and the community. These areas are detailed in the following sections.

Teaching

Faculty responsibilities related to teaching include: 

1) Establishing course objectives and requirements.

2) Selecting textbooks and supplemental course material.

3) Preparing and submitting textbook/supplemental course material orders.

4) Planning, preparing and presenting course material.

5) Preparing, administering and grading course assignments and examinations.

6) Calculating and reporting student grades and attendance.

7) Assisting students in mastering course material.

8) Establishing and evaluating the curriculum, subject matter and methods ofinstruction.

9) Establishing the standards for the academic performance ofstudents.

10) Assisting in the determination of degree requirements.

11) Participating in preparation of classschedules.

Textbook Approval

Faculty, Dean or Division Chair, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs must approve the

selection of textbooks and supplemental material.

College Bookstore

The primary purpose of the campus Bookstore is to supply for sale all textbooks and supplemental materials used in courses offered by the College. The private sale of such instructional materials by a faculty is not allowed, except by special approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

All textbooks and other course materials will be ordered through the College Bookstore.

Books ordering must be placed before the start of the following semester. 

Course Design and Implementation

Faculty is responsible for planning their courses in a manner that accurately reflects the course description listed in the College catalog. A faculty may make revisions in a course for legitimate pedagogical reasons as long as those changes are not so extensive that the course fails to satisfy the catalog description. Each course must have a syllabus, which is to be made available to each

student in a class and sent to the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. All syllabi should contain the Statement on Learning and Physical Disabilities (See Appendices) and the Academic Misconduct Policy (See Appendices).

Class Schedules

The Dean or Division Chair arranges the schedule of each faculty, in consultation with the faculty. The complete schedule of each school or division is subject to the approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.