Part-time Faculty Handbook 1 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ HANDBOOK PHILOSOPHY ________________________________________________________________________ Thank you for accepting a part-time teaching assignment at Wright College. We value your presence at Wright as part of our instructional team and we hope that your stay with us is a rewarding professional experience. This handbook contains much of the information you will need during the coming academic year. Additional sources are the college catalogue, the website, the student handbook, and the schedule of classes. Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact your department chairperson or the office of the Executive Dean of Instruction. Part-time Faculty Handbook 2 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ COLLEGE OVERVIEW _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Wilbur Wright College is one of the seven separately accredited City Colleges of Chicago. The City Colleges are under the control of the Board of Trustees of Community College District 508 and are administered through a district office headed by the system's chancellor. For nearly fifty years, Wright College was located on North Austin Avenue. During that time Wright’s mission changed from that of a junior college to that of a comprehensive community college, and its control shifted from the Chicago Board of Education to the Board of Trustees. In summer of 1993, Wright's long-time dream of a state-of-the-art facility was realized as a new five- building complex opened on North Narragansett Avenue as Wright College-North. The Austin campus became an adult and continuing education center known as Wright College-South. During the summer of 2001 Wright College closed the South campus and brought most of its programs to Wright North. An additional site, focused on vocational training, opened in early 1995 in the Humboldt Park area. Wright College, along with the other public community colleges in Illinois, is part of a statewide system coordinated by the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Wright offers a wide range of programs, including transfer, career, adult and community service, G.E.D., Literacy, English as a Second Language, and general education. The integrity and value of each of these programs is essential to the mission of Wright College. As a teacher, your role is paramount. The preparation, interest, and enthusiasm which you bring to your work, both inside and outside of class, underscores the excellent reputation of the College. WRIGHT COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Wilbur Wright College is a learning-centered, multi-campus institution of higher education offering students of diverse backgrounds, talents, and abilities a quality education leading to baccalaureate transfer, career advancement, and/or personal development. Wright College has committed itself to a customer service philosophy that makes quality service to our students and community the highest priority for all staff in the College. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE _________________________________________________________________________________ Wright College is organized in a traditional department structure, with each department headed by a chairperson. The department chairperson reports to the Executive Dean of Instruction who, in turn, is supervised by the Vice President, and both of these administrators report to the College President. The college administration is committed to participatory governance. Most initiatives at the College are the result of the collaborative effort of both faculty and administration. The person you, as an adjunct faculty member, will have the most frequent contact with is your department chairperson. Department chairs interview, hire, and evaluate part-time faculty. They are also responsible for providing on-going support to adjunct faculty, keeping you informed of Part-time Faculty Handbook 3 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ curriculum changes, college initiatives, and policy changes. Part-time Faculty Handbook 4 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ JOINING THE FACULTY AS AN ADJUNCT MEMBER _________________________________________________________________________________ When you are first hired at Wright College you are required to complete various personnel forms. Please contact Sandy England in the Vice President’s office for a personnel packet. NOTE: these forms MUST be completed or you won’t get paid. Returning adjunct faculty must complete a new Employment Contract and renew or update other materials as needed. PAY SCHEDULE _________________________________________________________________________________ Please refer to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the CCC Contingent Labor Organizing Committee, IEA-NEA and the Board of Trustees, District 508 for pay scale information. You may obtain a copy of the contract on the CCC website. Your union representative is Jerianne Garber, Communications Media Department. OFFICE/MAILBOX/KEY ASSIGNMENTS _______________________________________________________________________________ You will be assigned a mailbox in the Main Office, Room A101. Please check this mailbox every day that you are on campus. This mailbox is the College's primary method for communicating with all faculty. If space is available, you will also have a mailbox in your department office. This mailbox is used for department matters and student communications, though the Main Office box may also be used for those purposes. The department chairperson will assign office space. Offices are generally shared with one or more other part-time faculty members, and every effort is made to avoid scheduling conflicts so that only one person occupies the office at a time. If you wish to use the office at a time other than your assigned office hours, check with the department secretary to ensure there's no schedule conflict with others who might be using the office. Keys for offices, department commons areas, and desks will be authorized and requested by the department chairperson or coordinator. No keys should be duplicated outside of the building. Classrooms are generally opened for scheduled classes by security, so no special keys are needed; the only exceptions are laboratories, and special arrangements are made in departments for lab access. Office and department keys must be returned to the department secretary at the end of the term. WHAT’S EXPECTED OF YOU _________________________________________________________________________________ • You are required to be present at all academic obligations, which include classes, scheduled student conferences, and advisory hours. Part-time Faculty Handbook 5 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ • In accordance with ICCB and Board Rules, you are required to provide the following information to your students in writing during the first week of class: a course outline for the semester, specific information regarding how students will be evaluated in your courses, and a list of required books, reading, supplies, and/or materials. • You must schedule one conference/advisory hour per week for each course taught. These hours must be scheduled at a time convenient to the students enrolled in your course(s), must be posted, and must be announced in class(es). • You must issue a midterm grade to each student enrolled in your classes. • You must complete the required college forms by the date that they are due and submit them to the appropriate offices. The forms include the previously mentioned personnel forms AND all class lists and grade and attendance forms. • You may be asked to help students with academic advising for pre-registration, including completion of a registration program card. If you have any questions about Wright College programs, the procedures for academic advising or what to do with the attendance rosters and grade forms, PLEASE do not hesitate to ask the department chairperson, any full-time faculty member, or the Executive Dean of Instruction’s Office. A note on course outlines and course syllabi: Each course has an official syllabus filed with the Executive Dean of Instruction each fall semester. All faculty teaching the course sign the appropriate signature sheet for the syllabus. Faculty members who wish to submit individual course outlines, methods of evaluating students, types of instruction, and/or textbooks, must attach statements to the signature sheet. Academic freedom permits teachers to determine the best methods, materials, and organization to meet the course objectives, but faculty are required to distribute these materials to all students at the beginning of each semester. Part-time Faculty Handbook 6 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED _________________________________________________________________________________ Each semester, your students will evaluate the instruction received in the course. The evaluation instrument was developed by the Academic Affairs Committee, approved by the Wright College Faculty Council, and adopted in the Board-Union Agreement. This short-answer form provides feedback to teachers on their classroom performance as viewed by their students. The evaluation procedures are included with the forms and guarantee student anonymity as well as the integrity of the process. After review by the Executive Dean of Instruction and the department chairpersons, these forms will be returned to you after the conclusion of the semester. If you are new to Wright College, the department chairperson, or the adjunct coordinator will visit your classes at least by the mid-point of the term for the first two consecutive semesters after initial employment. The department chair will give you a written copy of his or her classroom observations and will discuss these with you. WHAT TO DO WITH CLASS LISTS, MIDTERM AND FINAL GRADE REPORTS, AND GRADE POLICIES Initial Class Lists You will receive two copies of the Semester Class Lists before your first class meets. These class lists include the names of all students who completed registration through the regular open registration period. Please follow the instructions printed on the cover memo that accompanies these lists. • All students who have not attended at least one of the first two class sessions are to be red-lined (unless they have indicated to you that they would be absent during the first class sessions). One copy of each class list is to be returned to Room A-129 (the Records Office) on the date and time indicated on Dean Romell Murden’s memo. If the Records Office is closed, return the list to May Ogawa’s mailbox in the Main Office. • Students whose names have been “red-lined” will be dropped from all future class lists. Please do not obscure the student’s social security number when red-lining. • Students whose names do not appear on your class lists but who are attending your class MUST present their computer receipts showing their official registration in your class before they are admitted to class. • Students not officially registered for a class must not be permitted to continue attending the class. When classroom attendance has stabilized and late registration is over, the official CCC Attendance Roster will be forwarded to you. Accurate attendance records will be kept on these rosters throughout the whole semester in accordance with City College policy. P represents present and A represents absent. Attendance Roster and Revised (Day 10) Class Lists Part-time Faculty Handbook 7 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ The Official CCC Attendance Roster and Revised Class List for each semester should include all students who have completed their registration as well as all class revisions (Drops and Adds) through the late registration and revision period. Again, please follow the instructions printed on the cover memo accompanying these lists. The white (carbon) copy is to be returned to the Records Office (A-129) or to May Ogawa’s Main Office mailbox by the date indicated on the cover memo. The green attendance roster is for keeping an accurate attendance record and shall be maintained throughout the complete semester. P represents present and A represents absent. On the white copy: Line out in red the names of all students who have not attended at least one of the first two class sessions unless: 1. They are presently attending classes, or 2. They have since officially withdrawn. If a student is attending class and his name does not appear on the class list, add the student's name and social security number to the bottom of the list provided he or she has shown proof of registration. (Computer-printed bill with schedule of classes.) Students not officially registered for a class must not be permitted to continue attending classes. Please remind students that changes in name, address, or social security number must be made officially by reporting the change to the Records Office, A-129. Should you believe there is justifiable cause for reinstating a student whom you have previously red-lined, send the student to Room A-129 or Room A-128 for appropriate reinstatement forms and processing immediately. Be sure to check the student’s receipt to ascertain his/her reinstatement in your class. A final grade cannot and will not be awarded to a student who has not been officially reinstated. Simply sitting in a class is not considered an official form of reinstatement. Midterm Grade and Attendance Reports and Class Lists A photocopy of your attendance roster (the green sheet) is to be attached to the midterm class list and turned in to your department chairperson on the date indicated on the cover memo. NOTE: In making the photocopy, please reduce the original so that all information is clearly visible. (Hint: Reduce image to 94% and set copier to darkest setting.) • Record grades on the midterm class lists and on your attendance roster; date and sign lists before Part-time Faculty Handbook 8 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ submitting them to chairpersons or section heads. • Remember: Students must be given a midterm grade. These grades will be entered into the computer. • Clearly mark all attendance rosters with P (Present) and A (Absent) to indicate student attendance. No other designations are acceptable. Include a copy of your attendance sheets with the class list. The chairperson will review the midterm class lists and attendance rosters to verify compliance of faculty members with the previously stated directives and submit them to the appropriate office. The midterm class list is a corrected copy for each class from the Master File through the midterm date. Students who have officially withdrawn through the proper procedures will have an imprinted WTH grade shown as well as the date of withdrawal. Please do the following before submitting your midterm class lists and attached copies of the attendance rosters to your department chairperson: • Verify your printed name in the upper right-hand corner of the mid-term class list. • Compare the midterm class list with your attendance roster for complete agreement. • Do not add any names to your class list. Students whose names do not appear on the class list must report to May Ogawa in the Records Office, Room A-129. • Please be sure to include the student's midterm grade in the proper location on the midterm class list. The following grades may be used: A, B, C, D, F, and ADW. ADW should be given to students whose names appear on the midterm class list but are not actively pursuing completion of the course at midterm. Do Not Use Grades S, U, X, V, R, or Aud. PROCEDURES FOR SUBMITTING FINAL GRADES _________________________________________________________________________________ General Instructions • Please examine your class lists immediately and notify May Ogawa in the Records Office, Room A-129, of any discrepancies. • Please turn in your grades as soon as possible. All grades are due not later than 12:00 noon on the date indicated each semester. • Use dark blue ink to print the grade on the class lists. Part-time Faculty Handbook 9 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ • If you must correct a grade on a class list, cross out the printed grade, insert the correction, and write your initials and the date beside the correction. • Signatures must be handwritten on the class lists. Complete class lists, sign and return lists to May Ogawa in the Records Office, Room A-129, or in her mailbox in the Main Office. Class Lists (Permanent Grade Record Sheets) • Check to see that you have a grade for each student on the class list. • Do not add any names to the class list. If you have an omission, write the student's name, social security number, class, section and grade on a revision card with the reason for the omission and turn the card in to the Records Office, Room A129. • Do not delete or line out any name that appears on a class list. One of the allowable grades must be used in lieu of deleting a name. • When you give an I, indicate in ink on the back of the class list the student's tentative grade and what he/she must do to remove the I. • Do not leave the Records Office until a clerk has completed your check-out. Attendance Rosters (Green Record Sheets) • Complete attendance roster for the entire semester. P represents present and A represents absent. • Midterm and final grades should be added at the appropriate times. • Attendance rosters are to be left with department secretaries at the end of each term. Part-time Faculty Handbook 10 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ SUMMARY OF GRADE POLICIES Grade Faculty Initiated Grading Policy A, B, C, D Indicates satisfactory completion of course requirements. F Failure to meet course academic requirements. I Incomplete. The “I” grade is to be given sparingly. In general, it is to be reserved for students who were unable to take the final examination. Important deficiencies, which must be made up before a grade is awarded, must be written on the reverse side of the final grade lists in ink. Include tentative grade. ADW Students who have been continuously absent beginning three weeks before midterm must be awarded an ADW by the instructor unless the instructor has documentation that the student is still actively pursuing the course. Proper documentation may include completed papers, exams, quizzes, and projects. Students attending class but not completing required work may be awarded an ADW at your discretion. However, students who have legitimate reasons for such absences should meet with their instructor no later than two weeks after the midterm date and demonstrate why the ADW should be removed. The instructor may then recommend reinstatement and make assignments allowing the student to complete the course. Copies documentating this must be given to the Records Office and Financial Aid Office. If these procedures are not followed, the ADW remains on the student's record. Students who have received an ADW may not later elect to use the WTH. NSW The names of those students who were red-lined for non-attendance at the beginning of the term will not appear on the final class list unless they were reported after the no-show date. NS1 This is the designation given to students who were red-lined after attending only one class at the beginning of the term. Their names will not appear on the final class list unless they were reported after the no-show date. WTH The WTH designation and effective date is given only to those students who have officially withdrawn. Faculty may not initiate a student withdrawal or award a WTH as a final grade. Imprinted Grades Printed on final grade list. Do not change. Part-time Faculty Handbook 11 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ GENERAL RULES AND POLICIES _________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Smoking is not permitted in Wright College buildings but is allowed in designated areas outside the buildings. 2. Language used in the classroom must be appropriate to the academic freedom of all present. Racist and sexist language is not permitted. 3. Board Rule 5-8.9 states that dishonesty or cheating in any form, whether in the classrooms, tests, examinations, or in submitting assignments that are not wholly the student's own, will be dealt with severely. Appropriate action will be taken against students who are found and verified to be cheating. The Board does not specify just what action is appropriate. Please seek advice from your department Chairperson if you suspect academic dishonesty. 4. Students are protected against improper disclosures of their opinions. Board Rule 5-8.10 states that information about student views, beliefs, and associations and judgments of ability and character that faculty members, administrators, or staff acquire in the course of their work shall not be communicated to persons outside the college community without the student's permission. 5. Board Rule 5-10 on transactions with students states: • No member of the faculty or staff shall accept any item of value from a student enrolled in the faculty member's class for private instruction, counseling, or other professional activity. • No member of the faculty or staff shall solicit or accept gifts or contributions of any kind from students of the college for any purpose except as permitted by the Chancellor. • No member of the faculty or staff shall realize any profit or personal gain from dealings with students of the college concerning the sale of equipment, instruments, lecture notes, educational materials or books, except when officially adopted for use by colleges or universities elsewhere in the state or nation. 6. Faculty members should not accept money directly from students under any circumstances. If you plan an event or an outing, or if equipment is needed that requires student expense, set up a specific account with the Business Services Office to handle the funds. Part-time Faculty Handbook 12 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ EMERGENCY PROCEDURES ____________________________________________________________________________ Campus Emergencies: The College has an excellent, 24-hour-a-day security staff to assist in any campus emergency. Security personnel may be reached by calling the Security Office, ext. 8123, or the Front Security Desk, ext. 8970. In case of any classroom emergency, i.e. serious illness or injury or a student who becomes angry enough in class to pose a threat to you or to fellow students, notify College Security immediately. If you are near a campus telephone, dial extension 8970. If not, send a student to the information desk in Campus Center. Be sure to give the nature of the emergency and the location. Let Campus Security and the student who is ill or injured be the judge of whether or not an ambulance is needed. DO NOT call the ambulance yourself. Campus Security is the only agency authorized to make emergency calls. For all cases, give pertinent information to the representative of the President or security officer to assist in the preparation of an accident report for the Board. FACILITIES ____________________________________________________________________________ Food Service: Dining facilities are located on the first floor of the Science Building, and vending machines are available in lounge areas in both the Arts and Science Buildings. Transportation and Parking: Wright College is fully serviced by the CTA. Narragansett (#86 CTA) busses stop just west of the parking garage, and Montrose Avenue (#78 CTA) busses stop at the Montrose - Narragansett intersection. Parking is provided in two lots, at the south end of the campus and the west end of the campus, as well as the parking garage immediately west of the campus building, all accessible from both Montrose and Narragansett Avenues. Part-time Faculty Handbook 13 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Student Resouces Student Academic Success Center, the “Gateway to the College” Arts Building – Room A-120 Admissions All admissions related matters are handled in the Student Academic Success Center. Academic Advising Academic advising is an important area of support for students in all divisions of the College. College advisors assist students in both educational and vocational areas. New Student Advising and Orientation The College recommends that first-time students attend an orientation session designed to • Assist new students in their transition to Wright College • Introduce students to opportunities and services • Provide students with individual academic and career advising ESL and GED Transition Orientation Program The ESL and GED orientation program is designed to successfully move these students to the credit division. International Student Advising International students need to be on a F-1 visa. These students must create a file with the college for immigration/SEVIS records. International students must have access to $16,000 per year, attend full time, cannot work, and must have life insurance. They must meet regularly with a DSO (Designated Immigration Officer) as the connecter to immigration. Once accepted, any advisor can assist them. Transfer Center The goal of the Transfer Center is to assist students in establishing a solid plan of action for transferring to the university setting. Key activities provided for successful transferring include university and college fairs, campus tours, updated transfer guides, and coordination of visits to colleges and universities. Additional resources include binders of information about scholarships, internships and nontraditional programs for adult students, online access to admission applications, and other transfer related literature. Continuing Education Registration Registration for Information Technology, Medical, Career Training, Family College and Adult Leisure courses. Part-time Faculty Handbook 14 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ESL and GED Information English as a Second Language and the General Education Development test information is disseminated through the Student Academic Success Center. Human Services Referrals Students are guided and connected to counseling and supportive services in the community. If you need to refer a student or you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Student Academic Success Center, 773-481-8550 and ask to speak to a college advisor. Career Workshops The purpose of these workshops is to assist students in establishing a solid plan of action for academic and career success through self-assessment and career planning. Students should complete this workshop with a strong sense of who they are and what they want to accomplish in their careers. Currently the center offers the “Self-Directed Search” and CHOICES. Transferring to or from Wright College Transfer Programs Most Chicago area colleges and universities including Wright College participate in the Illinois Articulation Agreement (IAI) to assure the smooth transfer from one institution participating in the program to another. Each four-year college or university determines the number of hours of credit it will allow students to transfer. Generally four-year institutions grant up to 60 credit hours for work completed at community colleges. A student who intends to transfer to a four-year college or university should select, as soon as possible, the college to which he or she intends to transfer and then review that college’s requirements in his or her major by consulting the college’s catalog or calling its admissions office. Registration specialists and faculty advisors at Wright College are available to assist students with questions about their majors. Students who wish to transfer to other colleges or universities should make application at the Records Office, Room A-129, for a transcript ten days before it is needed. Official transcripts will be released to other accredited and approved institutions upon written request, except if a student has financial obligations to the College. Transfer Credit from Other Colleges Students who transfer to Wright College from another college or university may be allowed credit for comparable courses taken elsewhere with a grade of C or better. A maximum of 45 semester hours of transfer credit may be allowed toward graduation with an Associate Degree. Illinois Articulation Initiative Wright College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) which is a comprehensive statewide effort among more than 100 colleges and universities in Illinois to ease the transfer of students. IAI became effective for students entering a participating college or Part-time Faculty Handbook 15 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ university as first-time freshmen the summer of 1998. Information about the IAI may be found at http://www.itransfer.org. The website includes information on requirements for general education and specific majors plus course descriptions, a student planning worksheet, IAI-approved courses for participating institutions, transfer tips, etc. ITransfer Gen. Ed. ITransfer Gen. Ed. is designed to allow students to begin their college careers at one Illinois school and later transfer to another. Remind them to consult with their academic advisors early and often in their academic careers! These courses are the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (ITransfer Gen. Ed.). The curriculum is divided into five fields or categories. Successful completion of these core courses at any participating college or university in the state of Illinois will facilitate transfer to any other participating associate or baccalaureate degree program. In order to complete ITransfer Gen. Ed., students are required to take at least 12 to 13 courses (37 to 41 semester hours of General Education Core Curriculum requirements. The ITransfer Gen. Ed. Quarter Credit Hours Conversion is also available. The IAI General Education Core Curriculum follows: Communications: 3 courses (9 semester credits) Select a two-course sequence in writing (6 semester credits, C grade or better required), and Select 1 course in oral communication (3 semester credits). Mathematics: 1 or 2 courses (3 to 6 semester credits) Physical and Life Sciences: 2 courses (7 to 8 semester credits) Select 1 course from Physical Sciences. Select 1 course from Life Sciences. Select at least 1 laboratory course. (Students with appropriate preparation may substitute an initial course designed for science majors for a more general course). Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 courses (9 semester credits) Select 1 course from Humanities. Select 1 course from Fine Arts and Select 1 course from either Humanities or Fine Arts. Part-time Faculty Handbook 16 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 courses (9 semester credits) Select 3 courses from at least 2 different disciplines (e.g., no more than 2 courses from psychology). Illinois Baccalaureate Majors’ Recommendation These Illinois Baccalaureate Majors’ Recommendations (ITransfer Majors) describe courses typically taken by freshmen and sophomores for a specific major. These course recommendations are meant for students who are undecided about a transfer school. If a student already knows where he or she will transfer, he or she should see that school’s catalog and an admissions counselor for specific advice. The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is continuing to develop transfer course recommendations for baccalaureate majors. Information on more majors will be added to the ITransfer website as it becomes available. Students should always seek the advice of an academic advisor or admissions counselor when making transfer plans. Special Needs Services The Special Needs Office is located in Room L-135 of the Learning Resource Center, ext. 8016. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Wright College provides reasonable accommodations and support services to students with documented disabilities. This is based on diagnosed needs. Some of the services offered are: • Note takers • Readers • Scribes • Test proctors • Extended time on tests • Sign language interpreters • Learning disability evaluations and tutoring • Books on tape • Tests in Braille • Campus orientation • Information resources • Referral to community agencies A wide variety of adaptive equipment is also available: • Tape recorders • FM assistive hearing device • Braille writer and Braille printer • Braille ‘n Speak • ZoomText screen enlarger on all campus computers • Jaws screen reading software on all campus computers • Assortment of learning disabilities software • Scan and Read software Part-time Faculty Handbook 17 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER Free tutoring services are provided by Academic Support Center. Subjects vary depending on tutors’ availability and knowledge of subject matter. Open to credit students, adult education and ESL students, the lab is located in L-127. Courses for which tutoring is available Architecture 170, 171 (Tutoring in room A-205) Art (room A-220 – during lab time) Biology 114, 115, 121, 122, 226, 227, 233 Business 111, 141, 181, 182, 203, 211, 269 Chemistry 121, 201, 203, 205 CIS 101, 103, 107, 120, 123, 135, 142, 235, 250 (CIS Dept. Open Lab) Economics 201, 202 English 98, 100, 101, 102, 151 (also ESL) Environmental Technology (ET Lab – S-243) Geography 101 History 111, 112, 142 Humanities and Fine Arts 123, 202, 207, 208 Literature 110, 113, 121, 126, 150, 211 Math 111, 113, 118, 121, 122, 125, 135, 143, 207, 208 Music (Music Dept. – E-204) Philosophy 105, 106, 107 Physical Science 101, 111 Physics 235, 236 Pre-Credit Math and English Psychology 201, 207, 211, 213, 222, 223, 224 Radiology (Rad Tech Dept. – L-280) Reading 99, 125 Social Science 101 Sociology 201 Spanish 101, 102 Speech 100, 101, 143 Part-time Faculty Handbook 18 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ STUDENT SERVICES/TESTING CENTER Wright College’s Testing Center provides college-wide assessment to students entering the credit division. The Student Services/Testing Center is located in the Learning Resource Center, Room L- 131. Student Services hours are posted each term. COURSE PLACEMENT TESTING ____________________________________________________________________________ Most full-time students and part-time students are required to take placement exams before enrollment. Entering students who have completed English 101 with a C or better or college-level math with a C or better may not have to take placement tests. The assessment program consists of examinations in three specific areas: 1. The COMPASS test in reading measures reading comprehension and provides a scale score. 2. The English essay examination measures primarily the student's ability to generate correct English sentences in the writing of a personal narrative. Faculty members in the English Department read each essay and determine the placement level for each student in English Pre-Credit, 98, 100, 101 or, for students of English as a second language, Pre-Credit ESL, English 98ESL, or 100ESL. 3. The COMPASS test in mathematics is used to determine placement. Tests are analyzed to determine the proper mathematics level for the student (Mathematics 111, 113, 118, 143, 141, or Pre-Credit). Advanced Placement Tests in College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus I, II, and III are administered in the Mathematics Department (Room L-320) on an individual basis to students who qualify. All of these examinations are compared and analyzed to provide an academic skills profile for each incoming student. Program and course admission are determined by the complete profile. Prior to registration, students’ placement scores are entered into the computer student educational test screen. Students are then advised individually based on their testing profiles. To verify identification, students must provide a photo ID when requesting a placement test in the Student Services Office, Room L-131. Acceptable forms are a valid driver's license, a passport, or a Wright College identification card. The Student Services Office keeps records of each test taken. Individual files are established for each student to prevent students from indiscriminately retaking exams. Students sign a record card Part-time Faculty Handbook 19 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ making it clear that their scores will be disallowed if they provide false information. Test scores will be valid for one year. If students have not taken a course within that date, the students must retake the test. . JOB PLACEMENT CENTER ____________________________________________________________________________ Wright College students have access to an on-campus Job Placement Center (Room S-130). The center offers free employment counseling and search services to both current and past students of our college credit and non-credit programs. Employment opportunities, part-time and full-time, are available on a temporary, seasonal only, and permanent basis. Job Bulletin Boards highlighting a few of the available jobs and other placement information are located outside the Job Placement Office in the hallway of the Science Building. Employment fairs and resume assistance are additional features of the Job Placement Center services. Students seeking employment assistance should call 481-8526 or visit the Job Placement Center (S- 130) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The hours of operation may vary between semesters and the summer term periods. Please call the Center regarding details about employment services. Part-time Faculty Handbook 20 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ACADEMIC CALENDAR ____________________________________________________________________________ FALL SEMESTER 2004 August 2-13, 2004 Between Semester Recess August 16 Fall Semester Begins August 16 - 21 Registration, Orientation & Professional Development August 23 – 28 Registration August 30 Classes begin August 30-September 4 Late Registration and Revision September 11 Saturday Classes Begin September 6 Labor Day (holiday) September 7 Last Day for 80% Tuition Refund September 9 STAT date October 27 Midterm November 22 Last day for Student-Initiated Withdrawal November 25-27 Thanksgiving (holiday) December 18 Fall Semester ends (Saturday) December 20-Jan. 7, 2005 Between Semester Recess SPRING SEMESTER 2005 January 10 Spring Semester begins January 10-15 Registration, Orientation, and Professional Development January 17 Dr. King's birthday (holiday) January 18 Classes begin January 18-20 Late Registration and Revision January 22 Saturday Classes Begin January 24 Last day for 80% Tuition Refund January 27 STAT date February 11 Lincoln's birthday (holiday) March 16 Midterm March 21-26 Spring Break April 18 Last day for Student-Initiated Withdrawal May 14 Spring Semester ends (Saturday) May 15-June 6 Between Semesters Recess SUMMER TERM 2005 June 6 Summer Term Begins June 6-7 Registration June 8 Classes begin June 8-9 Late Registration and Revision June 13 Last day for 80% Tuition Refund July 4 Independence Day (holiday) July 7 Midterm July 20 Last day for Student Initiated Withdrawal July 30 Summer Semester ends (Saturday) Sample Department Syllabus Part-time Faculty Handbook 21 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE SYLLABUS DEPARTMENT - 35 ENGLISH 101 - COMPOSITION CREDIT HOURS: Three CONTACT HOURS: Three COURSE LENGTH: One Semester - 16 Weeks PREREQUISITES: Placement test or C or better in English 100 or English 100ESL and college-level reading scores or consent of Department Chairperson. Students entering English 101 will be expected to write Standard Edited English. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Development of critical and analytical skills in the writing and reading of expository prose. (IAI C1 900) COURSE OBJECTIVES: General: From the instructor's use of a variety of instructional methods and materials, the student will learn the strategic steps and the rhetorical devices and modes used in collegiate writing. Specific: By the end of the semester, students will have demonstrated competence in the following skills: 1. The ability to generate a manageable topic and a clearly stated purpose addressed to a particular audience, using prewriting techniques. 2. The ability to formulate and write a thesis statement that effectively implies or states the essay's plan of development. 3. The ability to develop a thesis with concrete, relevant, and cohesive support. 4. The ability to use such basic organizational forms as narration, description, illustration, definition, process analysis, comparison/contrast, classification/division, cause and effect, analysis, and analogy. 5. The ability to employ good diction, an appropriate vocabulary, and a sensitivity to connotations of words. 6. The ability to write coherent sentences that are varied in structure and complexity and are correct in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. 7. The ability to structure and connect paragraphs, using transitions and other devices that foster cohesiveness. In the course of acquiring these skills, students will complete writing assignments totaling 6,000 words. Students will be tested on these skills in a departmental final essay examination. COURSE OUTLINE: The course includes, but is not limited to, the following topics: Part-time Faculty Handbook 22 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Diction Prewriting Editing and Revising Reflective/Exploratory Writing Expository Writing Rhetorical Modes of Development Organizational Patterns Sentence Structure and Variety Paragraphing Thesis Statements The course may also include such topics as the following: Argumentation Composing with the Word Processor Critical and Analytical Reading Documentation/Integration Formats The History of English Library Skills The Nature of Language Vocabulary Development METHODS OF EVALUATING STUDENT PERFORMANCE: The major portion of the final grade will be determined by writing performance. The ability to read critically and analytically may determine a part of the final grade. A grade of C or better is required to advance into English 102. Course materials will be chosen by the instructor. Students are expected to produce typewritten or computer word-processed final drafts of most take-home writing assignments. TEXTBOOK: Part-time Faculty Handbook 23 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Sample Faculty Adaptation of a Syllabus English 101 Course Guide Course: English 35-101, 3 credit hours Time and Place: MW 12:15-1:30, Wed., Sept. 7th through Wed., Dec. 23rd, Rm. A-301 Instructor: Name Instructor's Office and Phone: L-324, 481-8020 Instructor's Office Hours: MW 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; TTh 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.; Fri by appt. Course Text and Materials: · The St. Martin's Guide to Writing, 4th Edition by Axelrod and Cooper · Webster's New World Dictionary, 3rd College Edition · two 8 1/2 by 11" spiral notebooks · two cardboard folders with pockets ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Course Description: The Wright College Catalog describes English 101 as the "development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose." English 101 is the core writing course for students at Wright College. It forms the first part of a two-course college writing sequence required for both graduation and transfer, and it must be passed with a grade of C or better to advance to the research-paper focused second course, English 102. As indicated in the Catalog, 101 emphasizes expository writing, the mode of discourse most often required of college students who are called on to explain or demonstrate their understanding of concepts in their various subjects. Students will also learn descriptive, narrative, and argumentative writing; and they will practice a variety of organizational patterns, including definition, exemplification, comparison/contrast, analysis, cause/effect, problem/solution, and classification. Finally, students will also develop their skills in critical reading, analysis, and critical thinking as these skills relate to the writing of college-level prose. Students entering English 101, either by placement test or successful completion (C or better) of English 100, are expected to possess sufficient grammatical knowledge to utilize grammatical concepts and vocabulary in analyzing and revising examples of faculty prose. Some review of grammatical principles is done in the course on a "need to know" basis. Students entering English 101 are expected to understand basic concepts of essay writing including paragraph organization, thesis information, and idea development; however, most of these concepts are covered in greater depth in the 101 course, along with more advanced concerns such as organizational strategies, academic style, and audience awareness. My version of the Wright College English 101 course (a department syllabus is available if you want one) uses a portfolio approach to essay writing. This basically means that students are judged on a certain number (at least 6) of finished, "publication quality" essays that are placed in a final course writing portfolio (file or notebook) and presented to me for review and grading on specified deadline dates. Each essay placed in the portfolio must meet certain specifications (detailed in the handouts for each assignment) that indicate that the paper represents the student's grade in English 101 (60%). The combination of these essays and the other activities in the course (quizzes -- 5%; in-class writing -- 10%; journals -- 5%; exams 10%; and class participation -- 10%) will generate 100 possible points and the student's final course grade is based on the number of those points earned by the end of the course. Students earning between 89-100 points will receive an A; those receiving from 78 to 88 will earn a B; from 67 to 77 a C; from 55 to 66 a D; and below 55 an F. Grades of Incomplete (I) will be awarded only in extraordinary circumstances and only after arrangement with me. An accompanying handout will explain the specifics of the grading process and will present a tentative calendar of course work for the 16 weeks of the term. Regular attendance is required for successful completion of the work in the course; roll will be called each class, and students who come in late are responsible for informing me at the end of class if they wish credit for partial attendance on that day. Students are expected to work responsibly and honorably on the assignments, quizzes, and exams given in the Part-time Faculty Handbook 24 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ course. Anyone guilty of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, will automatically fail the assignment or exam, and a second instance will result in failure for the class and the possibility of further disciplinary action by the College. A course handout on plagiarism will be distributed during the second week of the term.
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