It is extremely important that students know how to contact you and you know how to contact them. The easiest way to get this information is to utilize your course shell in CWC's learning management system - there you can list your email address, your preferred telephone number, and specify when you might be available to meet with your students to discuss issues and answer questions. Also, this is a good place for class anouncements such as canceling a class due to illness. If you need to cancel a class, please notify your students immediately through email and calling them as well.
Managing Your Class
Your class is a college class, and students should demonstrate respect for you and their fellow students. Define your expectations of student behavior and share those expectations with your class. Do you want to limit cell phone use during class time? Do you expect students to be seated before you begin your class? Think about what would help your class run smoothly.
Do you know a student that may be depressed? Do you know a student that may be angry? Are you concerned about a student and want to do something about it? There is a team of staff members on campus that you can make an official referral to for action that WILL take place to attempt to help the student, coordinated by Counseling Services and the Vice President for Student Services.
Lance Goede, MS, LPC, NCC
Main Hall Room 123F
1-800-735-8418, ext. 2175
Academic dishonesty is not tolerated. Academic dishonesty includes plagiarism, cheating, tampering with electronic media and/or any conscious act by a student which gives him or her an undue advantage over fellow students.
Plagiarism is copying or using the ideas or words of another without giving proper credit.
Cheating involves obtaining and making unauthorized use of answers to examinations, tests, quizzes and laboratory reports as well as copying from fellow students or submitting work that has been done by someone else.
When suspected cases of academic dishonesty arise, faculty shall seek to verify the violation and confront the student(s) involved. After establishing the violation, the appropriate sanction shall be decided by the faculty member unless such sanction involves a recommendation that the student be expelled.
In such cases, the academic Dean and the Vice President for Academic Services shall be involved in deciding and imposing sanctions. A written report of the incident shall be filed with the Vice President for Academic Services office and a copy sent to the Registration and Records Ofﬁce to be retained in the student’s permanent ﬁle.
Due process shall be followed at all times. A student may appeal any disciplinary sanction he or she feels is unfair or arbitrary to the Vice President for Student Services, the Vice President for Academic Services, the Student Grievance Committee and, ultimately, to the President.
Turn It In
Turn It In is a plagiarism detection service to which CWC subscribes. Instructors may use this resource at their discretion. Please contact the CWC Instructional Technologist for more information on how to activate an account and utilize the service.
Checklist for First Class
Class rosters can be found through your WebAdvisor account. This roster is the primary way of managing attendance, withdrawals, etc. The roster is extremely important as the student's financial aid, veteran's benefits, and athletic eligibility may be affected based on information entered on the rosters. If you have students in your class who do not appear on your roster, please advise them to check with the CWC Registration and Records office to correct their accounts prior to the beginning of the next class meeting.
Faculty-Initiated Student Withdrawal
Faculty may, at their discretion, request that students be withdrawn from a speciﬁc class for non-attendance by submitting a Faculty-Initiated Student Withdrawal form to the Registration and Records Office. A copy of the form will be forwarded to the student. If not contested by the student within two weeks, a grade of “WI” will be transcripted. There will be no refund of tuition or fees. You may access the Faculty-Initiated Withdrawal form here.
Your course will be evaluated by your students every semester. The division assistants will arrange for a time during class (sometime between the mid-term and final exam) to have students annonomously fill out the forms provided by the college. The assistants will complile the evaluations and forward them to the appropriate dean, supervisor and instructor once the final grades are inputted.
Please refer to the document included in the "Entering Grades" box below. Incomplete grades require approval from the Dean.
Grade Appeals/Grade Changes
Faculty members have both the right and responsibility to set their own grading standards, to judge student work according to these standards, and to assign grades. A student who believes that a grade has been assigned improperly should visit ﬁrst with the faculty member and then, if necessary, with the Dean. If the issue is not resolved at that level, the student may ﬁle an Academic Petition available through the Registration and Records Ofﬁce.
There are seven recognized learning styles that you may encounter in your students: visual, aural, physical, verbal, logical, social, and solitary. It is important to understand the different ways in which students learn, so that course content is presented effectively.
Take a quiz to determine your learning style and learn more about this topic here.
All instructors are required to upload the course syllabus to Moodle and submit them to the appropriate Dean prior to the first day of class. Please contact your Division Assistant for a Course Syllabus Template: Health and Science Division (307-855-2136); Liberal Arts Division (307-855-2127); Commerce, Technology, and Safety Division (307-855-2195); Workforce and Community Education Division (307-855-2181).
If you are responsible for selecting the textbook for your course, please note the following: Textbook requests are due to the Bookstore March 1st for Summer/Fall courses and Oct. 1st for Spring semester. The bookstore phone number is 307-855-2201. Changes need to be approved by the Division. Please below to find a current book list. If you are unsure whether you are responsible, please contact your Division assistant.