Darton State College Faculty & Staff
Resources for Part Time - Faculty and Staff
The Semester Calendar provides key dates concerning the College's academic and administrative schedule. Click to find important dates to remember including the first day of class, last day of class, drop day, final exams, College holidays, and other important dates such as payday.
Submit detailed syllabus to division chair. Examine the appropriate link for departmental guidelines in preparing syllabus.
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Refer to Part-Time Faculty Handbook for further information.
Request room key, and a mailbox from division secretary.
Fill out a form for an e-mail account on campus.
Submit detailed syllabus to students. Discuss the syllabus with your students: Explain and emphasize important points to them such as grading procedures and attendance policy. Conflicts between students and faculty will be resolved based upon the content of the syllabus and if it is consistent with College policies.
Come prepared to teach the entire period.
Classroom rolls will be placed in your mailbox approximately one week after the first day of class. It is very important to verify your class roll and notify the Office of Records of any changes by the deadline date. Students not officially enrolled in the class are not to be admitted to the class.
After the last day to add classes, no new student may be admitted to a class except as approved by the division chair.
Unauthorized persons, including children and visitors, or pets (except seeing eye dogs) are not allowed in class.
Students who are learning or physically disabled may request special testing accommodations through the Disabled Student Services. Accommodations are not to be provided to students unless they go through the Disability Services Coordinator. Upon the student's request, the Disability Services Coordinator will work with instructors to provide reasonable classroom and testing accommodations.
Contact the Disability Services Office at 317-6867 to request assistance with accommodations for students with physical or learning disabilities.
Take attendance at each class session.
Maintain an accurate record of attendance for each student.
Inform students of attendance policy and the consequence of excessive absences.
Report excessive absences to the Financial Aid Office by submitting an Excessive Absence (R-25) Form. This form is also available in the division office.
Before the last day to drop a course without penalty, instructors must provide their students with their grade standing. Refer to the Semester Calendar for the last day to drop a course.
If the instructor chooses to post the grades, student anonymity must be observed. Federal law prohibits the use of social security numbers for posting grades.
Instructors are to be present, on time, and prepared for all classes and activities for which they are responsible.
Contact the division chair immediately in the event of an illness or an emergency.
Any instructor who must be away for any reason should discuss the matter with the division chair as early as possible in order to make arrangements for the class. A Leave Request Form must be completed in advance of the absence.
Refer to the Part-Time Faculty Handbook for further information.
All faculty are evaluated by the students during Fall semester. Notice of the evaluation and instructions for administering it will be circulated during the semester. Additional evaluations may be administered during other semesters. A sample of the student evaluation can be viewed by clicking on the following link: Student's Evaluation of Faculty (note: form is older style, but the questions are the same).
Submit final grades electronically to the Registrar's Office by the deadline posted on the Semester Calendar. The following link provides instructions for submitting grades via the Web. Contact the division secretary for assistance if needed.
Submit a hard copy of the following items to the division office secretary: grades and how they were computed, and final exam.
Submit room keys to the Office of Vice President of Financial Affairs (A152).
If it becomes necessary to change a student's grade, the instructor must complete a Request for Grade Change (R 4-14) Form, which is available from the Office of Records. Completed forms are to be returned to the Office of Records.
Anyone observing emergencies during the day should contact the division chair or the Dean of Students or the on-duty security officer.
In the event of a fire alarm (a loud, raucous intermittent noise), instructors should evacuate the building. Diagrams of fire evacuation routes are posted in the halls of every building. Each faculty member should know the evacuation route from every classroom in which he or she teaches.
When the school is under a tornado watch, the message will be delivered to each instructor in the classroom. In the event of a tornado warning (a bell that rings for at least three minutes), instructors should lead their classes to approved areas of the building. Diagrams of relatively safe areas are posted in the halls of all buildings. Each faculty member should know the safe areas nearest each classroom in which he or she teaches.
An instructor who observes an emergency should report immediately to the division chair, Dean of Students, or security officer (cell phone: 347-5852). If this cannot be done in a timely fashion, the instructor should call Emergency Services (911).
Instructors who do not have ready access to telephones can reach the Evening Supervisor or on-duty security officer by asking for assistance at the following sites:
- The Evening Operations Center in A198 (317-6944),
- Any of the Learning Support labs on the second floor of the McKnight Building (6879, 6880, 6881), or
- The library (6766).
E-mail: Contact the division secretary to request an e-mail account. Refer to the Part-Time Faculty Handbook for instructions on how to access your e-mail account. Contact the division secretary for any access problems. It is very important to check for e-mail messages since students, faculty and staff use e-mail to contact part-time instructors.
Mailbox: Contact the division secretary to request a mailbox. Mailboxes can be accessed until 8:30 p.m.; however packages must be picked-up before the mailroom closes at 5:00 p.m. It is very important to check your mailbox since messages and information related to your employment at Darton College are distributed to your mailbox.
Mentors: First year faculty should contact their mentors concerning academic issues or course related problems.
Division Secretaries: Contact the division secretary concerning textbook orders, supplies, and other office matters.
Division Chair: Contact the division chair for problems with students, employment contracts, and if not a first year faculty member, academic issues and course content.
The division copying machine is available for part-time instructors. Check with division secretary for copying procedures. A copying machine may also be available in the library.
Parking permits are available from the Business Office (A152). Evening students must park in the student areas.
Paychecks are distributed through the U.S. mail, divisional offices or direct deposits (whichever is requested).
Contact the Payroll Office (A178) at 317-6719 for questions concerning payment.
Part-time faculty are usually paid:
- September 30
- October 31
- November 30
- December (pick up when grades are submitted)
For A-Term, checks are available in September and October. For B-Term, checks are available in November and picked up in December when grades are provided to the Registrar's Office.
For immediate assistance during the day, contact the Computer Helpdesk at 317-6704.
For immediate assistance during the evening, contact the Computer Lab at 317-6754.
For problems not requiring immediate attention, e-mail or notify the Computer Helpdesk at 317-6704.
Problems with noise, lighting, temperature, spills, overcrowding, etc. should be reported to the division chair.