Part-Time Faculty Page
Central Piedmont Community College
Behavioral and Social Sciences Division
Information For Part-Time Instructors
Welcome to Central Piedmont Community College and thank you for teaching for us. This page was put together to help you navigate through the semester. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the division office at any time to let us know.
Division Contact Information
Dr. Hugh Dussek, Division Director
Office: Central Campus, Terrell 328
Ph: (704) 330-6067; Fax: (704) 330-6009
Beau Bowers, Discipline Chair, Anthropology and History
Office: Levine Campus, LV-2452
Ph: (704) 330-4257; Fax: (704) 330-4270
Dr. David Petts, Discipline Chair, Political Science
Office: Levine Campus, LV-2448
Ph: (704) 330-4251; Fax: (704) 330-4270
Jeffrey Scaggs, Discipline Chair, Psychology
Office: North Campus, TS-229
Ph: (704) 330-4147; Fax: (704) 330-4120
Rick Coulter, Discipline Chair, Sociology
Office: Levine Campus, LV-2450
Ph: (704) 330-4248; Fax: (704) 330-4270
Phetsakone Allen, Instructional Office Assistant
Office: Central Campus, TE 329
Ph: (704) 330-6450; Fax: (704) 330-6009
Useful Links – http://www.cpcc.edu/parttime?searchterm=parttime
Communication – Be sure all your contact information is accurate. If it changes, please update it. In particular, be sure to check your CPCC email account (see below) regularly since this is the primary means we communicate with you.
Contracts - Teaching contracts are put together on a per semester basis, so at the start of each semester you will need to sign a contract for the course(s) you are teaching, if this is your first semester. Contracts will not be issued until Human Resources has received all paperwork which includes:
Payments are made in installments indicated on the contract and are direct deposited into the account you have selected and written on your direct deposit form on the 15th of each month.
Parking - All vehicles need a CPCC parking sticker. For faculty there is no charge for the sticker. Go to http://www.preferredparking.com./ to apply for the sticker. Except for Central Campus, there are no designated faculty parking areas. On Central Campus there is a faculty parking deck. To enter the deck you will need a gate card. To obtain a gate card fill out the form at http://inside.cpcc.edu/forms/financialsvcs/parking_card_authorization.doc. and have the Division Director sign it. Take the signed form to the Cashier’s Office in the Central High Building. The cost of the card is $5.00 which will be reimbursed at the time you may decide to leave the college. The cards may be obtained from the Cashiering office on each campus. More information on parking regulations, maps, etc. can be found here.
Campus E-Mail - As a part-time instructor you will be given a CPCC e-mail account. Unless you indicate otherwise, this is how we will communicate with you. This is also the means that the college uses to communicate all vital information, such as campus closings. You may use this e-mail for correspondence with students as well. You can also use the system to e-mail entire classes. Go to the CPCC Employee Page and select ITS for Faculty and Staff. Select Services for Instruction, then select Class Email Lists from the options listed.
To set up the account go here then select online account request. You may use the department office and number (Terrell 329 and 704-330-6450) for your location. Once you submit the form, they will contact the Division Director to verify your employment and then issue you an account. The same account ID and password will be used to access all CPCC utilities, including Blackboard and Web Employee.
Class Management – Class locations, rosters, and grading are all found under Web Employee. Go to the CPCC Employee Page (http://inside.cpcc.edu/) and at the bottom of the menu on the left you will find Web Employee. Your log in is the same for your e-mail account. Once you log in select Faculty on the menu and you will be given a list of options.
Class locations may be altered prior to the start of the semester. We highly recommend looking up your class schedule in Web Employee just prior to your first class meeting to make sure you get to the right room.
Class rosters also will vary prior to the start of the semester. You can print an up to date roster from Web Employee.
Enter Attendance by selecting Online Attendance from the faculty menu. Select My Attendance from the subsequent menu. Select the class you wish to record attendance. You can use the pull down menu next to each student or if you mark the box at the top it will mark all students as present and you only need to mark the students who were absent. At the bottom mark the box to certify the record and then submit.
To receive funding (FTE’s), all community colleges are required to submit attendance reports, so if you fail to submit an attendance roster for several classes, you will receive an email prompting you to do so.
Enter grades by selecting Grading on the menu. It is fairly straightforward, but if you need more information there is a guide here. Note: Once you submit grades, they cannot be changed in Web Employee. To change grades you will need to go to the Registrar and obtain a Grade Change Form.
Offices - Present space constraints do not allow for individual offices for adjunct faculty. Every campus, however, does have designated work stations for adjuncts with computers and access to network printers. Locations for work stations can be found here. If you need a private area to confer with a student, we can find a location to meet to ensure privacy.
If you need office supplies on Central Campus, please contact the Instructional Office Assistant, Phetsakone Allen at x6450 (704-330-6450 – off campus). On any other campus, the front desk is the place to ask, but their supplies are limited to things like markers and erasers. If you need scantrons, file folders, etc. please contact our IOA and she will get the materials to you.
Copies and printing - We use multi-function printers (MFPs) here at CPCC which allow you to print, copy, fax, and email. With your network account you have privileges for all MFPs on all campuses. If you are logged into the network you can print at any printer and it will automatically log you in. To make copies, send faxes, or emails at the machine you will need to know your copier code. You can find that by logging in at https://secure2.cpcc.edu/snap/login.rios. Here you can find your code and your account status. If you need more copies added to your status, contact the IOA.
Mailboxes - All instructors will have a mailbox at the Central Campus shortly after classes begin. Mailboxes are located on third floor of Terrell outside room 329. Please check your mailbox regularly for division correspondence, such as attendance rosters. Instructors may also use these as a drop box for student papers. If you teach at a satellite campus, please contact us so we can have a mailbox made available at that location.
Campus Security - Every campus has a security office and each classroom is equipped with a telephone. The emergency number for security on campus is 6911. For all non-emergencies, please call 6632.
Information Technology Services (ITS) – ITS provides support for software and hardware issues on campus. If you need help with equipment in a classroom, your e-mail account, Blackboard, etc. you can contact ITS at (704) 330-5000 or go to the ITS website at http://www.cpcc.edu/its/faculty-staff/.
Syllabus - All classes at CPCC require the presentation of an online syllabus to the students on the first day of class. You may wish to offer a hard copy of your syllabus as well, but this is not required. The structure and content of your class is up to you, but every syllabus must contain the following information:
·Course information including title, objectives, texts
·Contact information – e-mail is sufficient
·Course requirements including all assignments
·Make-up and attendance policies
Enter syllabi online by going to the CPCC Employee Page and select ITS for Faculty and Staff. Select Services for Instruction, then select Online Syllabi Directory (Edit Login) from the options listed. After logging in follow the on screen instructions to fill out your syllabus. You will also find tutorials listed on the page to assist you.
Course Content - The substance of the course, such as what kind/how many tests you give, what papers you assign, and whether you use group discussions in addition to lecture material, is entirely up to you. All courses use the same textbook which we will provide to you along with any other materials related to the text such as test banks. You may supplement the textbook with other readings, however, you are not permitted to create your own reading packets and bill the students directly. All student purchases of course materials are to be conducted through the campus bookstores.
Teaching Evaluations - It is division policy that the teaching of part-time instructors be observed by the division director, program chair, or an experienced full-time faculty member. Such classroom visits are arranged ahead of time with the instructor being evaluated. In addition, Student Opinion Surveys are presented to classes via Blackboard at the end of the term.
A Final Note – On behalf of the department, the college, first and foremost all our students, thank you for teaching for us. This is a great place to work and there a lot of folks here who are happy to help in any way they can, so if you have questions be sure to ask. The faculty here are all very open and willing to offer any help they can including advice on course content, readings, syllabi, etc. They are also happy to just chat.
Welcome to Behavioral and Social Sciences Division!!!