Genesee Community College

“What Every Instructor Needs to Know”

Summer 2013

Link to Faculty Handbook: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

Topic

Where to find it

Comment

Academic calendar

·         Start / end dates

·         W, IP dates

·         Grading due dates

·         Tuition due& refund dates

·         http://www.genesee.edu/academics/dates.cfm

·         http://www.genesee.edu/academics/calendar/ 

·         Faculty Handbook: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

·         Faculty receive a GCC email during first week of classes asking about scheduling a final exam during designated Final Exam Period (after last week of full-semester classes).

 

Cite dates in syllabus

Blackboard (see MyCourses, below)

 

Campus Centers

http://www.genesee.edu/index.cfm/campus/dspArticle/about.campuses/default.cfm

Cell phone use in classroom

·         Receiving or sending cell phone calls or text messages in classrooms, computer labs, testing center or library is inappropriate and impolite. Please turn them off, except in emergency cases and with the instructor’s permission.  See http://www.genesee.edu/academics/classroom_policies.cfm; also Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook: http://www.genesee.edu/content/academics/Students_Rights_Handbook.pdf

Cite in syllabus

Cheating – see Plagiarism / Cheating

Civility  (discipline, resources, faculty rights

See  http://www.genesee.edu/academics/classroom_policies.cfm and/or http://www.genesee.edu/_content/academics/Student_Code_of_Conduct.pdf and/or

Cite in syllabus

Class cancellation

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

·         Closings are posted at http://www.genesee.edu/GCC/closing/

·         Faculty do not determine weather cancellation.

·         In case of illness, call your Dean

Cite in syllabus

 

Class rosters

·         GenESIS login:  http://genesis.genesee.edu

·         Rosters in GenESIS are live. Rosters in MyCourses may not be current.  A student attending your class & NOT on your GenESIS roster is not registered and should not be in class.

Course syllabi

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

·         GCC Proc. 220, updated 12/11: https://gccnet.genesee.edu/CollegeInfo/College_Procedures/220.pdf

·         Syllabus Checklist (Fac. Hdbk. appendix A)

The Syllabus is a legal contract between GCC, instructor, and student

Directory

·         Faculty & Staff

·         Offices / Divisions

·         Printed directories, updated annually, are located in all GCC offices

·         Faculty: http://faculty.genesee.edu/

·         Offices / Divisions: http://www.genesee.edu/about/contact.cfm

·         To search: http://www.genesee.edu/search/

Includes location, phone #, email address, faculty office hours

Disabilities / student accommodations

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

·         http://www.genesee.edu/resources/CAP/default.cfm

·         Course materials and technology (YouTube links, videos etc.) need to be accessible to students with disabilities.  Please cite in syllabus: If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your coursework or participation in this class, please contact the Center for Academic Progress, D208 on the Batavia campus, 585 343-0055, ext. 6351.The Assessment team will determine with you what accommodations are necessary, appropriate and reasonable. All information and documentation is confidential.

 

 

 

Cite in syllabus


Duplicating

·         See Division or Campus Center secretary for where / how / when to get copies run

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf



Email

·         Use of GCC acct. is mandatory (unless w/in MyCourses) by all faculty & students

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

·         http://hd.genesee.edu/index.php/article/employee-accounts

·         Email function in MyCourses is specific to each course/section & cannot be accessed by anyone not in that course. MyCourses email is NOT the same as GCC email. Faculty may require use of Blackboard messaging (NOT called email) by students in each course, which aids in keeping communications distinct. For general GCC email, use your GCC acct. and check it regularly. See also https://gccnet.genesee.edu/CollegeInfo/College_Procedures/126.pdf.

Cite in syllabus

Reasons:  virus protection, tracking, backup protection, accuracy, organization, legal issues, official notices


Emergency procedures

·         where posted

·         weather cancellations

·         who to inform if sick or emergency

·         Emergency procedures are posted by exit doors in all major office locations.

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

·         http://hd.genesee.edu/index.php/article/when-technology-problems-happen

·         http://www.genesee.edu/resources/public_safety/policies.cfm

Cite in syllabus

Evaluation of course & instructor by students

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

·         GCC Proc. 236 (https://gccnet.genesee.edu/CollegeInfo/College_Procedures/236.pdf)

Every course taught by adjuncts is evaluated, every term

Extended absence or closure due to illness, weather, etc.

·         https://gccnet.genesee.edu/CollegeInfo/College_Procedures/323.pdf

·         Each GCC location makes closure decisions independently; for current info see http://www.genesee.edu/gcc/closing/ and http://www.genesee.edu/gcc/closing/emergencyinfo.cfm for procedural info.

Cite in syllabus

Exam Proctoring

·         For all campus locations, see  http://www.genesee.edu/resources/CAP/testingcenter.cfm

·         For online courses, see http://www.genesee.edu/index.cfm/general/dspArticle/DL.faq/default.cfm

 

Cite in syllabus

FERPA confidentiality of student & other records

 

·         https://gccnet.genesee.edu/CollegeInfo/College_Procedures/247.pdf https://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/hr/POL2015confidentialitypolicy.pdf

·         https://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/hr/POL2015confidentialityagreement.pdf

All employees must read and acknowledge these documents.

GCC course descriptions, Student Learning Outcomes, assessment of SLOs

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

·         GCC Catalog http://www.genesee.edu/academics/catalog/

·         Faculty provide data on student achievement of SLOs in certain courses, as requested. See http://www.genesee.edu/webapps/assessment/materials for course info (GENesis login required).

Cite SLOs in syllabus.

Adjuncts contact FT faculty for clarification, models, assessment instruments

GENesis access:

  web grading,

  “date of last attendance”

·         Login:  http://genesis.genesee.edu

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

All GCC grade reports, dates of last attendance, etc. are done online

Grading policies

·         No +/- grades

·         Students (not faculty) initiate W & IP grades

·         Deadlines

 

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

·         https://gccnet.genesee.edu/CollegeInfo/College_Procedures/305.pdf

 

·         http://www.genesee.edu/academics/dates.cfm

 

Cite in syllabus

Harassment policy / inappropriate relationships

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

·         http://www.genesee.edu/resources/public_safety/policies/harrassment.cfm

·         https://gccnet.genesee.edu/CollegeInfo/College_Procedures/246.pdf

HelpDesk (technical problems)

·         Login / accounts: http://hd.genesee.edu/index.php/article/employee-accounts

·         Email accounts, GenESIS access: Helpdesk is 585 343 0055 ext. 6227 or online@genesee.edu

·         “Smart classrooms” helpdesk@genesee.edu

·         Distance Learning classrooms: Media Svcs ext. 6109, 6252, 6349 or 6595; eve. 6154

(585) 343 0055 ext. 6227

or 1-866-614-5004 (toll free, 24x7)

 

Honors program

·         http://www.genesee.edu/index.cfm/general/dspArticle/programs.honors/

 


ID badges

ID badges for all employees serve as library card, computer lab pass, security ID, etc. Pictures are taken at Student Activities (Batavia) or nearest Campus Center.

“Information For All Students” content

·         http://hd.genesee.edu/index.php/article/information-for-all-students

·         Emailed to every student’s GCC email account, every semester

·         Copy emailed to all instructors, every semester

Cite in syllabus

Library Services

·         Work with staff when creating research assignments

·         Arrange instruction for classes (all locations & online)

·         Library homepage: http://www.genesee.edu/library

·         Databases, by subject (remote use, 24/7): http://guides.genesee.edu/databases

·         Library Instruction for your class:   njlerczak@genesee.edu

·         Reserves: rlschauf@genesee.edu

·         Resources to support your class: cafrancis@genesee.edu

·         ILLiad Interlibrary Loanhttp://www.genesee.edu/library/library-services/interlibrary-loan/

·         Library staff: http://www.genesee.edu/library/about-the-library/staff/

 

Cite in syllabus

Locations

·         Campus Centers: http://www.genesee.edu/index.cfm/campus/dspArticle/about.campuses/default.cfm

·         Batavia campus directions: http://www.genesee.edu/visit/maps/ 

 



MyCourses / Blackboard basic procedures

·         Login:  http://genesis.genesee.edu

·         Tutorials: once inside MyCourses (also good to require /  recommend to students)

·         Technical orientations for students, and online Webinar, every term:  http://www.genesee.edu/DL/orientation/

·         Questions: http://hd.genesee.edu/index.php/article/contacting-the-help-desk or call (585) 343 0055 ext. 6227

Recommended  posting minimum: syllabus, calendar, assignments, grading criteria, rubrics

Payroll info: Payroll authorization formstime reporting / pay dates

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

·         HR hiring packet

·         See Dean, Division or Campus Center secretary

Payroll authorizations are forwarded to HR after syllabus is approved

Plagiarism / Cheating

Plagiarism and Cheating: Cheating is obtaining or intentionally giving unauthorized information to create an unfair advantage in an examination, assignment, or classroom situation.  Plagiarism is the act of presenting and claiming words, ideas, data, programming code or creations of others as one’s own. Plagiarism may be intentional – as in a false claim of authorship – or unintentional – as in a failure to document information sources using MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association) or other style sheets or manuals adopted by instructors at the College. Presenting ideas in the exact or near exact wording as found in source material constitutes plagiarism, as does patching together paraphrased statements without in-text citation.  Disciplinary action may include a failing grade on an assignment or test, a failing grade for the course, suspension or expulsion from the college, as described in the Code of Conduct.  See http://www.genesee.edu/academics/classroom_policies.cfm; also http://www.genesee.edu/_content/academics/Student_Code_of_Conduct.pdf.

 

Cite in syllabus

“Smart” classrooms – how to use

 

·             Professional Activities Week orientations (see GenESIS: http://genesis.genesee.edu

·            Campus Center or Batavia staff (Computer Services or Media Services)

·            For individual assistance, email hlstrassner@genesee.edu

>90% of GCC classrooms are “smart”

Student Code of Conduct, Rights & Responsibilities

See http://www.genesee.edu/_content/academics/Student_Code_of_Conduct.pdf and/or http://www.genesee.edu/academics/classroom_policies.cfm

  

  Cite in syllabus

Supplies: where to get, who to see

·         See Division or Campus Center secretary

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

Technical Orientations (all students, all locations)

·         In-person and webinar options, every term: see http://www.genesee.edu/index.cfm/general/dspArticle/dl.orientation/

·         http://maryjane47.wordpress.com/technical-orientations/

Textbooks

·         Adjuncts use textbooks designated by or select from among texts approved by FT faculty.

·         Desk (instructor) copies: see Division or Campus Center secretary

·         Check GCC Bookstore website (http://www.genesee.edu/campuslife/bookstore/ ) 1-3 months before term to verify correct textbook (& supplemental materials) in stock; also verify ISBN numbers.

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

 

Cite textbook info in syllabus

Tutoring

·         Faculty Hdbk: http://gccnet.genesee.edu/depts/HR/handbooks/Faculty_Handbook.pdf

·         http://www.genesee.edu/resources/CAP/tutoringcenter.cfm

Cite in syllabus

 

 

P: Faculty Need to Know Summer 2013

Updated / links checked 4/13

DG/RGK