Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do if I don't have a class roll the first day of class?
Pass around a sheet of paper for students to write their names, student ID numbers, and telephone numbers on. Your program director will give you a temporary roster. An official roster will be printed and delivered to you in the first couple of weeks of the semester.
What do I do if I lose the official roster?
Notify your program director and he or she will have a new one printed for you.
What do I do if I receive the official roster and a student's name isn't on it?
Send the student to the Registration in the Wynn Center (2nd floor, room 1203) for him/her to obtain a blue slip. The student must have a blue slip, indicating that he/she is officially enrolled in your section, before you allow him/her to return to class. Keep the blue slip and give it to your program director when you turn in your FTE report at the 10% census date.
Where do I get a parking pass for my car?
Go to the Campus Police and Public Safety office (Security Annex, behind the White Building) and fill out a short registration form. Be prepared to put your car's make, model, license plate number and your driver's license number on the registration form. Your parking pass does not expire, but you should update your vehicle information whenever it changes. You can also get your employee ID at the Campus Police and Public Safety office.
Where can I use a computer or print a document?
You may use the Faculty Work Center (Phillips Building, Room 321). The lounge key will open this door. You may also ask your program director for other options.
Where can I make photocopies of tests, assignments, handouts, etc.?
For large jobs (20 copies or more), use the Print Shop in the Corporate Education Center. The Print Shop requires 24 hours notice for most printing.
For smaller jobs (fewer than 20 copies), you may use the self-serve copiers in the Phillips, Collins, and Wynn buildings and the Library. Ask your program director for the access codes and locations).
What do I do if my classroom door is locked and students are waiting in the hall?
Call Campus Police and Public Safety at (919) 536-7255 extension 5500.
Where can I find white board markers, a gradebook, or other classroom supplies?
Markers and other supplies are available in the Faculty Workroom (Phillips Building, Room 327) or from the evening coordinator, your program director, or another faculty member.
What do I do if I need an overhead projector?
Each classroom is equipped with an overhead projector. In the event yours is missing, borrow one from an adjoining room and return it when you are finished with it. Notify your program director of the problem.
What do I do if the computer in my classroom doesn't work?
Call the Information Technology Services Department HelpDesk at (919) 536-7200 extension 1611.
What do I do if the data projector, DVD player, or other equipment in my classroom doesn't work?
Call Media Services at (919) 536-7200 extension 1608 or 1609.
How do I check out a book from the college library?
Take your employee ID to the library. You can get an employee ID from the Campus Police and Public Safety office; be sure to have your Colleague ID number with you when you visit the Campus Police and Public Safety office. Once you have your ID card, a librarian can put a bar code sticker on the back of it, and it will serve as your library card.
What do I do if I need assistance after normal business hours?
Contact the Evening Coordinator at (919) 536-7200 extension 2003. His office is in the TLC (Phillips Building, Room 325), but he is frequently away from his desk in the evenings helping instructors and monitoring classes. Leave a message if you get his voicemail.
What do I do if a student tells me that he/she doesn't have money to buy the textbook?
Many textbooks are on reserve in the library. Ask your program director if your classroom textbook is there; if not, then request that it be made available. You can also encourage the student to borrow and photocopy from a classmate's text.
What do I do if I have a student with a disability?
It is the student's responsibility to work a Disability Services Counselor (Wynn Center, Room 1313) to develop an Accommodation Plan. If you have questions about a student's Accommodation Plan, contact your program director or a Disability Services Counselor.
What do I do if I have to miss a class meeting?
Contact your program director immediately.
What do I do if a student tells you that he needs to be absent for a couple of days...a week...two weeks?
Use your discretion to work with the student, if possible. Otherwise, if you determine that the student will miss too much instruction, say something like this: “It would be unfair of me to expect you to make up this much work.” Perhaps the best thing for the student to do is to drop the course and take it again at a later date.
What do I do if a student cheats on an assignment or test?
Refer to the "Academic Honesty" policy in the Catalog and Student Handbook (http://www.durhamtech.edu/html/prospective/academicinfob.htm#honesty, see the “Violation Procedure”) and consult your program director.