The classroom procedures section includes basic information related to day-to-day class procedures.
- Classroom Assignment/ Meeting Times
- First Day of Class
- Student Code of Conduct
- Early Alert Process
- Student Evaluation of Courses
Classroom Assignment/ Meeting Times
Class meeting times and classroom assignments are listed on the Semester Schedule. The time and location of each class is also listed on the class roster. This information can also be found on the Web under NCTC Class Schedules. If you have a question about the room assignment/s for your class or to request a different classroom, please contact the Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean on the campus. (In TRF, contact Lori Johnson @ 681-0839; In EGF, contact Mary Jo Bydal @ 793-2462.)
Unless agreed upon/ approved by the Dean, your contract runs for the entire semester. The semester system anticipates that a 3-credit lecture class will meet 150 minutes per week for fifteen weeks PLUS the final exam week. Class periods are typically 50 minutes in length (e.g. 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM, 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM). It is suggested that classes begin and end promptly since often another class is scheduled in the same room immediately following your class time.
First Day of Class
The Academic Calendar provides important information including the dates for first day of class, withdrawal dates, and final exams. The first class meeting sets the pace and tone for the semester. The atmosphere should be friendly and caring, yet show the value of student responsibility. It is extremely important to get a very accurate accounting of who is present and who is absent. This accounting is the basis for the NO SHOW reporting discussed in the CLASS ROSTERS section.
The syllabus should be duplicated and ready for distribution on the first day if possible, but no later than the end of the first week of class(es).
Code of Conduct
All students attending Northland Community and Technical College must abide by the Student Code of Conduct (Policy 2110). The Student Code of Conduct is published in the Student Handbook that all students are given upon enrolment. Students violating the Code of Conduct are subject to sanctions including being suspended. Faculty members witnessing a student violating the Code of Conduct should report the incident immediately to the Academic Dean.
Early Alert Process
If you have a student who is acquiring a large number of absences or who seems to be having some other difficulties that are interfering with his or her academic performance, you may want to direct that student to a campus counsellor. An "Early Alert Referral Form" is available from the Student Services Department (or can be located in the Employee Virtual Office (look under Forms = Student Services Forms = Early Alert Referral Form).
Student Evaluation of Courses
Students are asked to evaluate all courses for all adjunct and non-tenured faculty each semester (Tenured faculty have one course/semester evaluated). The results of the evaluations are shared with you and the Academic Dean. Your assistance is requested in the administration of the course evaluations. Course evaluations are currently being provided to students via online delivery using the Desire2Learn Learning Management System. These evaluations are typically administered at about mid-semester in order that feed-back obtained can be used to make course adjustments if necessary.
Instructions regarding the process for administration of the Course Evaluations are provided at the appropriate time in the semester via email.