To FC4, From District Office

Each week, FC4 representatives (and our own FC president (TBD)) will be sent the upcoming events from District Office. Please relay questions and concerns here or to your local FC (or FC4) representatives.

1. November 19, 2010 is the deadline date for online training for faculty to enter their final grades. For face to face training, please check with your College’s Registrar.

2. December 1, 2010 COMPASS test scores will be automatically loaded into PeopleSoft.

3. December 11, 2010 is the last date to enter your final grades on line in PeopleSoft.

4. December 17, 2010 students will have access to one CCC transcript, which will list transfer credit as well as all the credit courses taken from the various CCC’s. A separate transcript for Continuing Education courses will be available.

5. January 3, 2011 testing for foreign language proficiency using the ACTFL or the CLEP will be available at each campus.

6. January 3, 2011, additional advisors and tutors will be hired for each college and will be paid for by an ICCB grant.

7. The CCC catalog is available in three versions: print, CD, and on-line. The Spanish version of the CCC Catalog is under development and may be completed as early as January 2, 2011.

8. Please inform adjuncts about the availability of services to assist at-risk students, especially, tutoring and advising. Students are currently being contacted regarding their mid-term grades.

9. A draft version of the Credential Guidelines, first distributed in 2007, has been updated and distributed to Deans of Instruction and Vice Presidents for their review and comments.

10. Please check with your Dean of Instruction regarding date for submission of your tenure portfolio.

8 thoughts on “To FC4, From District Office

  1. 3. December 11, 2010 is the last date to enter your final grades on line in PeopleSoft.

    For folks who teach Saturday classes, the 11th is their last day of class. They (and probably Friday instructors too) should be granted an extension.

    • And what about the classes that have essay finals? Are we expected to accurately grade 120+ essays between Wednesday and Saturday? Me thinks whoever set these deadlines knows little about the grading process.

  2. The four year universities that I have worked at had the deadline for grade submission as one week from the date of the final exam. That seems much more reasonable. I usually take the weekend to finish grading finals and do grade calculations. Since we are directly entering grades online, and they don’t have to be signed in then entered by a third party, why the rush?

  3. “A draft version of the Credential Guidelines, first distributed in 2007, has been updated and distributed to Deans of Instruction and Vice Presidents for their review and comments.”

    Shouldn’t faculty – or at least department chairs – have a say in the credentials guideline? We are, after all, the experts in our field and we know what credentials faculty have to have to be able to teach our courses.

  4. “Please inform adjuncts about the availability of services to assist at-risk students, especially, tutoring and advising. Students are currently being contacted regarding their mid-term grades.”

    Isn’t it a little late to be contacting students regarding midterm grades? If they were “at-risk” at midterm and haven’t changed their ways, the last three weeks of the semester are not going to do them much good.

  5. The credential guidelines should have gone through the chairs – yes. The catalog as well. In my time at HWC, four catalogs have been produced. Every one of them was drafted through the chairs for academic content. And we were encouraged to run it past faculty in the specific areas. Wow – how transparent…

    Yes, yes, yes, it’s tougher to do with one catalog for all seven colleges, but publishing without practical input from people who actually manage and deliver the content on the ground for real, live students, as well as advise real, live students. It takes longer. But then you not only have faculty invested in the document – you get it right as well.

  6. Sorry for the typo – “…as well as advise real, live students.” Should have been continued with “would seem like the prudent thing to do.”

  7. Apparently we are machines that can grade and compute grades with a wave of a magic wand. Come on administrators get real, some of you have even come from the classroom speak up and give those other folks a dose of reality.

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