All faculty Granite State College are expected to review the following documents that outlines expectations:
- This PDF provides a handy outline of expectations for all GSC faculty. This format of this document was revised in June 2016; an update was made in December 2016 outlining new final grade due dates (beginning with WN17 term, final grades are due in WebROCK 3 days after start of term).
Quick Video Overview of Expectations Related to Faculty Engagement in Online Courses
In conjunction with the Faculty Expectations checklist above, this PDF of the Faculty Handbook is essential for all GSC faculty, and provides information about student profiles, academics, faculty, practices and policies, the GSC code of conduct, safety and emergency, campus locations, and administrative offices. This edition was released in August 2016. Updates from the 2015-2016 edition include:
Academic Credit Hour Policy: A statement about the College's Academic Credit Hour policy is included in the handbook, which outlines details related to required instructional engagement for each course by credit hour in order to meet the standard. The following chart provides a breakdown of total instructional engagement per credit per course.
Credit Hour Review Tool: As you prepare for upcoming terms, it can be helpful to assess prior course designs and update them as needed for enhanced student success. One of the ways we can do this is by completing a brief credit hour check to document direct and indirect instructional activities. This activity can help us better understand our curriculum design, calculate an approximate amount of student work for each credit granted, and spark ideas for ways to enhance our course. Information about this process and tools may be found by logging in to the Faculty Lounge within Moodle; scroll to the bottom to review a brief tutorial about this process.
Consideration for Promotion from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer Rank: A new section has been added to the Faculty Handbook that outlines the requirements and steps faculty members must complete in order to be considered for promotion from the rank of lecturer to senior lecturer. Faculty will be required to submit a request to their respective Academic Affairs administrator that includes a recent CV, copies of annual evaluations, a summary of teaching assignments and evaluations, and evidence of effectiveness in another requirements of the position. Promotion requests are then determined by the respective Academic Affairs administrator, Vice Provost, and Provost.
Go.granite E-mail: Prior language in the Faculty handbook referenced go.granite e-mail as the "preferred" method of communication that faculty use. This has been changed to indicate that faculty should use their go.granite e-mail. This is in keeping with the College's gradual transition to a mandatory use policy, which began during the summer term with Graduate Studies faculty but has yet to become a formally adopted policy across all academic divisions.
The overaching goal of GSC's teaching evaluation model is provide opportunities for reflective practice as a community of teachers. Click here to learn more about GSC's teaching evaluation model.
Important GSC Links
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
- College Policies
- Facts and Figures
- Student Handbooks
- Student Affairs
- Student Supports
- IRB Policy & Guidelines
- New Faculty Quick Reference Guide
- Who's Who at GSC
Syllabus Template Repositories: