What do I do with 1st, 5th, and 15th day rosters?
The Friday before each semester begins, you will receive a 1st Day Attendance Roster in your mailbox. Please use this roster to take attendance in class. The 5th Day Attendance Roster comes out the second week of class. This roster is generated after the last day to add a class. Faculty must circle any students name listed on the roster who has never attended class. This is required for federal financial aid regulations. Return roster to the divisional Senior Administrative Assistant. The 15th day roster should be an accurate reporting of students who have registered and paid to attend the class. Any student whose name does not appear on this roster should be directed to the Student Records Office and not allowed to attend the class until notification is received from the SRO that the student’s registration is in order. Likewise, if a student’s name is on the roster and the student has not attended class, their name should be circled and the roster should then be given to the divisional Senior Administrative Assistant.
What is the records retention policy?
Please check with your Dean/Assistant Dean for specific policies in your division.
What is the acceptable break policy?
The college operates under a 50-minute hour, thus there will be a 10 minute break every 50 minutes.
What if I can’t teach a class?
If for any reason you need to cancel a class, the Dean or Assistant Dean needs to be notified so that a replacement instructor can be reached, signs posted, or students notified. If neither can be reached, call the Senior Administrative Assistant.
How do I change a grade?
A form entitled “Student Grade Change” can be found in the Sr. Administrative Assistant’s office. The deadline for a faculty member to record a grade change at the Student Records Office for a student is the end of the fifth week of the following semester.
How do I give an incomplete grade?
A form entitled “Incomplete Grade Agreement” can be found in the Administrative Office. This form is filled out when a sufficient cause exists, and the student has indicated his/her desire to receive an incomplete.
What do I do if I believe a student is demonstrating academic dishonesty?
Academic dishonesty is any activity that tends to compromise the academic integrity of the college, or subvert the educational process. Examples of academic dishonesty are:
Please see your faculty handbook for a complete definition of the below plus the procedures to follow in the event you suspect academic dishonesty.
Who do I send a student to for a grade appeal?
Any student wishing to have a course grade reviewed by the College must register an appeal within six weeks of the end of the semester in which the grade was given, or if the grade originally given was an incomplete, within six weeks of the issuing of the final grade. The appeal should be registered first with the faculty member who gave the grade. If satisfaction is not obtained from the faculty member, the student may appeal to the appropriate Divisional Dean or Assistant Dean. If the appeal (perceived mistreatment and requested remedy) has not yet been put in writing, it must be at this point. The Dean’s or Associate Dean's response must also be in writing. The final level of appeal is to the Vice President of Academic Services, who will respond in writing. During a grade appeal, the student is responsible for producing any coursework that was returned to him/her that is relevant to the case.
Where do students make up a missed exam?
The college has a make-up exam service available. The service will be able to accommodate computer exams. Any test that is to be made up during one of the scheduled sessions should be sent (in a sealed envelope), accompanied by a form that can be found in the Sr. AA’s office, which allows you to put the student’s name and any instructions for the proctor. The test must be received by Proctoring Services (KH-3) no later than 4:00 pm the day before the proctoring. After testing, the exam will be returned to you for grading. No “walk-ins” will be admitted.
What is the grading scale?
NC State College uses the standard 4-point scale letter grade system (with pluses and minuses). A student must earn at least a 2.00 grade-point average to graduate. Student achievement is measured according to the following system:
How do I get a desk copy of a textbook?
The Sr. Administrative Assistant in your area will be able to order you a desk copy of a textbook that is being currently used or one that you would like to preview for future use.
Who orders textbooks?
The bookstore will order books for the student based on maximum enrollment for that class.
What if I want to change a book for my course?
It is the responsibility of the College’s instructors to review new and revised textbooks in their teaching area. Before any text is adopted, it must first be approved by the Divisional Dean/Assistant Dean in concert with the Course Coordinator, with the rationale behind the adoption presented in writing, if requested. The textbook selected must relate closely to the course syllabus; however, it is recognized that a book might omit certain areas. In this case, the instructor must add the missing material in the form of lectures, handouts, etc. It is important to remember that the table of contents of the textbook is not intended as a course outline and should not be used as one. Textbooks are ordered only by the Sr. Administrative Assistants for eventual sale in the Campus Bookstore.