Faculty Handbook: Campus Services
Many services are available to you and your students on our campus. This is not meant to be a comprehensive listing – there are many people at Casper College committed to student success.
As a faculty member, you are entitled to special discounts at the bookstore located in the Strausner Student Center. Either your Academic Dean or your Academic Assistant will provide instructions on how and when to place orders for texts to be used for classes. Desk copies are typically provided by the publishing company.
All instructors will be assigned a campus mailbox. Each building also has a mail drop off and pick up – please check with your Academic Assistant for the nearest location. All off-campus mail should include your department code; the mailroom can assist you in mailing personal letters and packages. Your Academic Assistant can provide details on protocol for mass mailings.
The Career Services, located on the 3rd floor of the Gateway Center, assists students and alumni in gaining life-long skills related to career choice and development. It also connects businesses to appropriate departments within the institution and to qualified candidates for employment. Consult your Dean/Dept. Head regarding availability of funds to employ a work-study student. You need to contact the director of Career Services, at 2446 and fill out the necessary forms before you are able to hire someone.
CC Care Team – formerly Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
Extension 2688 (emergency) and Extension 2201 (non-emergency)
The CC Care Team – formerly Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) – at Casper College addresses student behavioral concerns that are not consistent with the College’s mission. The team serves as the centralized coordinating body for reports, discussion and action regarding students exhibiting behaviors of concern. Faculty members are encouraged to contact the team when encountering threats, aberrant or strange behavior, violent or perceived violent behavior, threats of suicide or violence against others, etc. The Care Team also makes recommendations as to whether the best option is for the student to continue at Casper College. The Care Team does not preempt any other Casper College department in performing its duties in enforcing policies, practices or managing student situations. In addition, it is the responsibility of the Care Team to develop, review, and recommend College policies that address such situations and behavior.
Center for Excellence
The Center for Excellence is the college’s professional and organizational development center. The center is open to everyone at the college as a training or meeting facility in an effort to support the college’s mission. It offers both professional and personal learning opportunities for all faculty, administrators and staff and assists the Human Resource department in the delivery of initial and ongoing training related to the policies and procedures at the college. Faculty are encouraged to use the center as a resource for expanding their professional abilities, sharing knowledge, and best practices with each other.
Extension 2594 (email@example.com)
The Copy Center will duplicate any reasonable amount of printed material for your classes. Your Academic Assistant will establish a schedule for use of services. Please allow the Copy Center at least 24-48 hours to fulfill requests. Additionally, your department code must appear on all copy center requisition slips. If the work is sent electronically, please include the department code, the number of originals, the number of copies needed, along with added requests (collated and stapled, 3-hole punched or front-to-back). Please note that copyright laws will be strictly enforced.
Students frequently approach instructors for academic or personal counseling. The college has a staff of professional counselors who can deal with problems a student might be encountering. Do not hesitate to refer students with difficult problems to the counselors in the Student Union /University of Wyoming at CC (UU 202). They are available 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday during the regular academic year and their summer hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Counselors are also available to faculty for consultation on student mental health/interpersonal issues.
Casper College follows the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in providing services and accommodations to students with disabilities. While it is the college’s responsibility to notify students of services and how to access those services, it is the student’s responsibility to self-identify and request accommodations. Please refer student inquiries directly to Disability Services. Appropriate accommodations are then determined on an individual basis according to required documentation of a disability. Approved classroom accommodations could include the use of sign language interpreters, note takers, readers, alternate seating arrangements, alternate testing arrangements, support from Occupational Therapy Assistance Program, Closed Captioning, Video Remote Interpreting, Braille materials, assistive listening equipment, Digital Voice Recorders, spell checkers, or laptop computers. The extent of the required accommodations will be determined by Disability Services.
Digital learning courses provide students with the opportunity to take many of the same classes offered on campus but in a different format. Digital learning courses have textbooks, assignments, exams, student-centered interaction, and, other features that encourage success. Classes may have face-to-face contact and students may have to go to campus for some activities. Communication with the instructor and classmates is usually via email or online discussion forums. Some courses use real-time two-way audio/video and application sharing software.
Early Childhood Leaning Center
The Inga Thorson Early Childhood Learning Center is accredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children. It serves a dual role on campus as a teaching laboratory for the Early Childhood program and a childcare center for the young children (birth to kindergarten) of our students and employees. Openings are available on an extremely limited basis.
The Grants Office provides Casper College faculty with high-quality services including researching of grant opportunities and matching of project to prospective grantors. The office will also provide assistance with proposal development and preparation and guidance on reporting and evaluation. It is important that all grant applications flow through the Grants Office to assure coordination with other entities on campus and in the community.
Located in the CC Student Union and UW @ Casper building, Room 202. Student Health Services assists both students and employees for free or at a reduced cost. Physical examinations, immunizations, routine testing, over-the-counter medicines, crutches, and wheel chairs are available. Other services include strep throat testing, TB testing, pregnancy testing, blood pressure monitoring and health-fair lab work. The health center also provides coordination of care with community resources for more extensive medical concerns. Specialty Clinics (focusing on pap tests, pelvic exams, contraception, and pregnancy) and Physician Clinics (offering illness and injury treatment, referrals, and access to prescription medication) are provided on a weekly basis. Please keep in mind that services are not provided on evenings, weekends or during the summer.
Information Technology is responsible for the installation of all computer software and hardware on campus. They also maintain our network system and our computer labs in addition to providing training and technical assistance to our students, faculty, and staff. When it comes to your e-mail account, it is important to check with the IT help desk for your login and password. Please work with your Academic Assistant or your Academic Dean if you have questions or concerns regarding computer-related issues.
The Goodstein Foundation Library houses a physical collection of over 75,000 volumes on two floors. As part of the state-wide (Wyldcat) and national (OCLC) library consortiums, the library has access to many more titles through interlibrary loan (ILL).
Faculty and students have on-campus and remote access to several hundred online databases including full text journals; e-books; images; films; foreign language tutorials; music and more.
Library instruction on effective research and information literacy are available for faculty to schedule for specific courses. (Please allow at least a week’s lead time when scheduling.)
Faculty may place materials on reserve (including E-reserves) for their students. Requests from faculty for library materials are encouraged.
In addition the library offers reference and research assistance, ILL, individual and group study rooms, wireless access, computer lab, scanners, color printing, a photocopier, and beverage and snack vending machines.
Further information about the library including current hours, library contacts, Ask a Librarian, research guides, and distance education services are all located on the library web page.
Math Learning Center
The Math Learning Center, located in the Wold Physical Science Center, provides math tutoring for students in any course on a drop-in basis. In addition to one-on-one tutoring, current texts and solutions manuals are available for use on a limited basis and calculators can be rented for the semester. Videos and CDs that accompany some of the math texts are available for check out, and many resource texts and other materials are available for use. Computers with access to current math programs and the internet are provided for student use. The hours of operation during the academic year are:
- Spring and Fall Semesters Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Monday to Thursday 5 to 7 p.m.
- Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon
- Summer Semester Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Extension 2009 or 3569
Presentation equipment is available for classroom use on campus. Arrangements should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Your Academic Assistant can help you with these arrangements. Personnel to operate the equipment are not furnished; however, instruction on how to operate the equipment will be provided on request. Maintenance and repair are responsibility of Media Services. Consultation and implementation of new classroom presentation equipment is also provided. Duplication service is available provided copyright permission is acquired in writing by the faculty. Telecourse broadcasts, satellite downlinks, videoconferencing and classes delivered by video are facilitated by Media Services.
Faculty can contact Campus Security by calling 307-268-2688 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays, if they require assistance.
Among the issues that Campus Security can help you resolve are:
- Access to offices or classrooms if you have forgotten your keys or locked them inside (NOTE: please have your College ID with you to show the Security Officer as they may not be familiar with you personally.
- Vehicle issues including keys locked in vehicle or jump starts
- If you observe someone engaging in suspicious or criminal behavior or someone in need of medical attention (NOTE: In the case of serious issues such as crimes of violence, fires or life-threatening medical emergencies, call 911 first, then call Campus Security).
- Disruptive behavior in the classroom amounting to more than classroom management issues. Intoxicated or otherwise impaired persons should also be reported.
- Lost or stolen institutional or personal property, or the recovery of property belonging to another, or damage to institutional property. Accidents with College fleet vehicles, whether on or off campus, should also be reported to Campus Security.
- Injury to any person on campus, including the faculty member.
All faculty members should be aware that they have certain obligations to report criminal activity and other misconduct of which they become aware, even if it occurs off-campus. Things that must be reported:
- Criminal Activity that must be reported under the Jeanne Clery Act. Such crimes include murder, non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, forcible sexual assault, non-forcible sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft and arson. Additionally, any of these crimes which were committed against the victim due to his/her race, ethnicity, gender, disability or sexual orientation (“hate crimes”), as well as hate crimes that involve Larceny-Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation or Vandalism/Destruction of property. Finally, incidents involving violations of law or policy concerning the possession of Liquor, Drugs or Weapons must be reported.
- Any sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, domestic violence or dating violence of which the faculty member becomes aware, whether it occurred on campus or not, must be reported immediately to either Campus Security or the Title IX officer. The Vice President of Student Services and the Director of Human Resources are the College’s Title IX officers. Even if the student does not want to make an official report the faculty member must make the Title IX officer aware of the disclosure of the incident to him/her.
- Any instance of hazing, whether it occurs on campus or elsewhere must be immediately reported to the Director of Campus Security and the Vice President for Student Services. NOTE: hazing is not a phenomenon restricted to fraternities and sororities. Any student group including but not limited to athletic teams, academic teams, social clubs, religious organizations or other special interest groups is subject to this behavior. Any faculty member serving as advisor or coach to any student group is especially cautioned to be alert to this behavior.
Theater Ticket Sales
Casper College Theatre and Dance Department offers several productions throughout the year. Full-time faculty and staff are eligible to receive two complimentary tickets, with some restrictions, for each play performed during the regular academic year. Part-time faculty receives a discount on ticket purchases.
Tutoring Services: Online
Students who need tutoring related to a class or a specific subject can access NetTutor through the Moodle4Me site at Casper College. The college-provided service provides extended hours and weekend access to eTutors in Accounting, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Finance, Microsoft Office, Statistics, etc. Math, English, and ESL are available 24/7; Paper reviews and submitted questions require 24 to 48 hours of turnaround time. Students and faculty members may learn more about the service using this link (http://moodle4me.caspercollege.edu/mod/lti/view.php?id=216600) or by contacting the Digital Learning Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tech support is available through this support portal.
World Language Lab
The World Languages Lab is located in Liesinger Hall, Room 291. This modern lab supports the World Languages Department, and it is equipped with computers for use in listening to audio files to complete homework, workbook, and lab manual exercises. Additionally, students have the ability to record oral activities, which are submitted to their instructor. They also may watch assigned video clips that accompany the textbook and then complete assignments based on the video. Rosetta Stone programs in German, French, and Spanish are loaded on three computers, which students and members of the community may use. The World Languages Department also offers world language satellite TV programming in the lounge area adjacent to the lab. Additionally, there are connections available in several classrooms for instructional and educational purposes. Over 50 channels are available, featuring programming in French, German, Russian, Spanish and Japanese. The department also sponsors The World Languages Cafe in LH 289 where international students, German Club, French Club, and Spanish Club meet.
The Writing Center is located in the Strausner Student Center, Room 139, and is a free resource for students, faculty, and staff of Casper College and the University of Wyoming / Casper College Center, as well as the residents of the Casper community. Trained peer assistants work with writers and their coursework needs, regardless of discipline, as well as writers with personal projects such as resumes and scholarship, cover, and program application letters. Tutors use a variety of strategies to assist authors at any stage of a writing project, from generating ideas to drafting, revising, and editing strategies. Writing Center resources include: textbooks; APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of Style citation manuals; internet resources; and handouts.