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Table of Contents

Section 1 - Introduction  
Welcome Message v
General Information for New Faculty (Revised 1/11/07) vi
MSE Faculty Guide vii
  1. Dated Material  
  Academic Calendar 2006-2007 1
  Academic Calendar 2007-2008 2
  Attendance Accounting Schedule 4
  Class Meeting Schedule 6
  Final's Schedule 7
  Payroll Calendar 8
  2. Maps  
  Education Center at San Ysidro 9
  Higher Education Center at National City 10
  Southwestern College 11
  3. Organizational Charts  
  Southwestern Community College District 12
  Academic Affairs 13
  Student Affairs 14
  School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering 15
  4. College Information  
  Historical Information 16
  Campus Governance 17
  5. Mission Statements  
  Southwestern Community College Mission and Philosophy 19
  School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering Mission Statement 20
  School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering Academic Programs 21
Section II - Faculty Information  
  1. Assignments/Loads  
  Computation of Teaching Load 1
  Course Syllabus Example 2
  Credential Procedures 7
  Good Teaching Practices 8
  Non-District Employment 10
  On the First Day of Class 12
  Overload Assignments 13
  Part Time Faculty Assignments 14
  Preparing for the First Class 16
  Summer Session 10
  2. Employment  
  Checklist of Tasks for New Faculty 17
  Conflict of Interest 10
  Disciplines Requiring a Master's Degree 18
  Employment of Faculty as Consultants 10
  Full-Time Salary Schedule 21
  Minimum Qualification Equivalency Policy 22
  Part-Time/Overload Salary Schedule 24
  Part-Time Teaching 25
  Reclassification Procedures 26
  Reclassification Application 27
  Titles, Faculty 28
  3. Evaluation Process  
  4. Attendance  
  Absences/Substitution Policy 44
  Absence Form 45
  Academic Calendar - Generic 46
  Attendance Accounting 47
  Attendance in Class 51
  Dropping Students 51
  Student Misconduct 52
  Class Changes - Adding, Withdrawing 53
  Student Leave of Absence 54
  5. Grades  
  Credit by Challenge Examination Policy 55
  Final Examination Week Policy 56
  Grading Policy 57
  Incomplete Grades 61
  Independent Study 62
  6. Policies/Philosophy  
  Academic Accommodations 63
  Academic Integrity Policy 65
  Bilingual (Bicultural) Education Statement of Philosophy 66
  Controversial Issues 68
  Course Outline, Course Approved Policy 70
  Disruptive Behavior, What is Distruptive Behavior? 72
  Field Trip Policy 74
  Field Trip Request 75
  Field Trip and Excursion Waiver 76
  Guest Speakers Policy 78
  Instructional Breaks 79
  Textbooks - Adoption, Ordering, Complimentary Copies 81
Section III - Emergency Procedures  
  1. Emergency Response Manual  
  Bomb Threat 3
  Bombs by Mail 4
  Crimes in Progress, Reporting 5
  Crisis Counseling 6
  Earthquake 7
  Emergency Numbers (Revised 5/31/07) 8
  Evacuation 9
  Evacuation Guidelines for Persons with Disabilities 10
  Evacuation Areas (Revised 9-29-03) 12
  Explosion/Crashes 13
  Fire 14
  Hazardous Materials 15
  Reporting Emergencies, Illness, Accidents 16
  Rolling Blackouts 17
  Utility Failures 18
  Violence - Handling Student Threats of Violence, Homicide or Suicide 19
  2. General Safety Training Manual, School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering  
  Basic Safety Recommendations, Blackouts 21
  Laboratory Safety Training Procedures  
  Biology 23
  Chemistry 25
  3. MSE Emergency Plan
  Emergency Phone Numbers (Revised 5/31/07)  
  SWC Emergency Plan - available in hardcopy only upon request from the MSE Office (G. Creason, 10/99)
(Summarizes the roles and responsibilities of each person who has been assigned a duty in the Southwestern College Emergency Plan.)
 
  SWC Evacuation Areas (G. Creason, 9/23/03)  
  MSE Evacuation Plan (K. Tyner, 5/31/07)
(School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering evacuation plan revised from 1994 version. In-house instructions to be used during a school's evacuation.)
 
  MSE Emergency Procedure for Instructors with Classes in Session (K. Tyner, 5/30/07)  
Section IV - Related Services, Policies, and Procedures  
  1. Services  
  Academic Accommodations Section II,
Page 63
  Academic Information Services 1
  Counseling Services Overview 6
  E-mail Services 8
  Keys 10
  Office Support Services 11
  Staff Parking 23
  Voicemail 24
  2. Policies  
  Acceptance of Gifts 39
  Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS Related Conditions Policy Statement and Guidelines 40
  Alcoholic Beverages on Campus 43
  Disability Harassment 44
  Drug Free Workplace 45
  Eating/Drinking in Buildings 46
  No Smoking 47
  Sexual Harassment 48
  Unacceptable Uses of the Network 55
  3. Procedures  
  Complaint Procedure 60
  Regulations for Investigation & Resolution of Complaints of Unlawful Discrimination 61
  Unlawful Discrimination Complaint 63
  Unlawful Discrimination Form 77
  4. Student Policy Manual  

 

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