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Faculty Responsibilities

Faculty Academic Preparation

All full-time faculty teaching at Mayland must meet the minimum requirements set forth in the Principles of Accreditation, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and within the provisions set forth in the Mayland Community College Policy Manual.

Faculty Duties & Evaluation

Faculty duties are identified in both the Mayland Community College faculty job description and Faculty Performance Management System.  In addition, information about faculty loads and overload compensation is located in the Mayland Community College Policy Manual

The primary duties of full-time faculty members are to teach, to advise students, to recruit students, to serve on committees, to perform administrative duties that relate to their specific classes, and to assist other faculty and staff in activities related to college and community functions.  It will also be necessary for faculty to attend workshops and professional meetings that will enhance their skills and knowledge – to further their professional development and effectiveness.  

Faculty Class & Office Hours

Load sheets (link to a blank copy) displaying full- and annual part-time faculty class and office hours must be e-mailed to the Division Dean within the first two weeks of each term.  In addition, the load sheets must be posted outside faculty offices. The Dean is responsible for turning in all load sheets to the Instructional Services office.

In order to provide for effective student advising, faculty members will maintain a minimum of 10 designated office hours each week with office time scheduled each day, Monday through Friday.  Office hours will be adjusted by the Division Dean if 10 hours of office time, in addition to credit/contact hours per week, exceeds 32 hours for any full-time faculty member.

Annual part-time faculty must maintain a minimum of 7.5 designated office hours (3/4 of a full-timer’s responsibility).  Any adjustments to this figure will be made by the Division Dean.  Other part-time faculty are not required to keep office hours but must notify students of times they are available outside of class as needed by the students. 

Distance Education

Get more information on RAVEN, Mayland Community College's Distance Education program here.

Each faculty member is strongly encouraged to prepare and instruct at least one class using distance education methods.   The primary distance education methods are:
  • Interactive TV Course (ITV)
  • Telecourse
  • Teleweb Course
  • Self-Directed Course
  • Web-Based Course
  • Virtual Learning Community Course (VLC)

Committee Service

Faculty may be asked to serve on, or may be appointed to, various standing or ad hoc committees.  Attendance and active service on such committees is invaluable and will be considered in the overall evaluation of the faculty member.  Please contact the President’s Office for a listing of committees and/or to volunteer for committee(s).

Off-Campus Employment

Full-time employees must give full-time service to their college duties.  Off-campus employment that tends to compete with full-time college performance is discouraged.  Any off-campus employment for pay must be documented and approved by the Vice President of Instructional Services and the President.  If unapproved employment continues, the employee will be subject to dismissal according to institutional policy.  The specific policy governing off-campus employment is in the Mayland Community College Policy Manual.

Student Recruitment

All full-time faculty should recruit students for their respective curricula.  Faculty may be asked to assist Student Development to perform specific recruitment activities for Mayland Community College .  An example of an activity would be to conduct a radio broadcast on WECR AM with our campus recruiter, an employee in Student Development.

Academic Advising

You can get more information on academic advising here.

The advisor is a faculty member whose academic responsibilities lie in the advisee’s program area.  The Division Dean (or respective designee) appoints faculty advisors.  The Dean or designee also assigns advisees to advisors.  When faculty members are unavailable, the Division Dean should be available to advise students.

The advisor’s major functions are (1) to guide the students in academic decisions by providing accurate, factual information and advice on work loads, scheduling, and long-term professional goals and (2) to gather information that will allow better planning and scheduling.

Students registering for nine (9) or more credit hours in a given term must select a program and be assigned a faculty advisor.  Students who take fewer than nine (9) hours and have not declared a major will be channeled by Student Development to the appropriate Division Dean based on their course and career interests; the Division Dean (or designee) will then assign the student to a faculty advisor.  Faculty will use the Graduation Readiness Summary as the vehicle for student advising.  Those advising College Transfer students will also use the Transfer Program Checklists, which are invaluable for students desiring a smooth academic transition to another college or university.  (Refer to the Advisors’ Handbook, located in (1) the Office of the Vice President of Instructional Services or (2) on the H:drive, which is on the campus network.) 

Professional Development

Professional growth and development is expected and necessary for faculty.  Training and other educational opportunities encourage faculty to enhance their services to: (1) include new developments and knowledge in academic disciplines; (2) reflect new instructional programs, public service techniques, and public service strategies; and (3) meet changing needs and expectations of students.  Faculty are encouraged to work with their Division Deans, Vice President of Instructional Services, and Tier-A/Professional Development Committee to plan and solicit funds for development activities.  Each full-time faculty member can take one course at Mayland per semester for free. Some continuing education classes and other professional development opportunities are also available to part-time instructors.

While all faculty are responsible for their own continued professional development, Mayland Community College provides planned, organized faculty development programs to encourage growth in accordance with the institution’s mission, goals, and values.

NC-NET, the North Carolina Network for Excellence in Teaching, is an on-line, comprehensive approach to faculty professional development.  NC-NET offers a peer-moderated medium through which exemplary and timely professional development opportunities may be accesses.  Resources include on-line courses and tutorials, planning tools, databases, and workshops.  These resources are organized into five programmatic areas:  1) Teaching and Learning, 2) Discipline – Specific, 3) Career and Personal Development, 4) Technology in the Classroom, and 5) On-Line Teaching. 

Academic Freedom

Mayland Community College is dedicated to academic freedom, defined here as the exchange of knowledge; the development of skills, confidence and understanding; and nurturing of those personal and intellectual habits and attitudes peculiar to responsible individuals in a free, open, and democratic society. 

The Board of Trustees, therefore, shall ensure and protect academic freedom in the College.  The Board shall also require the exercise of responsible judgment on the part of personnel of Mayland as they exercise academic freedom in accomplishing the objectives of the College.

The specific policy governing academic freedom is in the MCC Policy Manual.

Political Activities of Employees

Each employee of the community college system retains all rights and obligations of citizenship provided in the Constitution and Laws of North Carolina and the Constitution and Laws of the United States. Therefore, the North Carolina Community College System encourages employees to exercise their rights and obligations of citizenship.  Political activities of employees are addressed in North Carolina Administrative Code 2C.0208.


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