New extended application deadline: Apply by May 18 for scholarships.
New extended application deadline: Apply by May 18 for scholarships.
Also: Summer session to offer second year German and Russian languages.
Thursday, April 24
RDMT 256, Dandini Campus
Thursday, April 24
Student Center, Dandini Campus
Below are answers to the Academic Support Center's most commonly asked questions.
Visit the fitness center Web page for information.
To receive new service or change an existing service, an IT Customer Service Request is needed. To determine your needs, you may contact IT Customer Service.
In your request, please provide the following details:
You must fill out a NASA (Network Application for Security Access) form online.
If you need to set up new or additional accounts, a few things to remember:
The above steps must be completed before completing the electronic copy request.
Part-time Faculty: please contact the Academic Support Center for more information.
Major duties of part-time faculty include course preparation, teaching, student evaluation, and submitting reports as required by immediate supervisors or representatives of other departments. Your job responsibilities also include the following:
Additional information for Part-time Faculty:
Contact your department chair for resources to use in developing your syllabus and preparing instructional materials. Textbooks, manuals, TMCC catalog, curriculum guides, and internet resources are examples of instructional materials that may be helpful. Ask your department chair about sample syllabi designed for courses which are comparable to the course you will be teaching.
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) has established a grading scale to be used at all NSHE institutions.
An "Incomplete" may be given under the following circumstances. The student must have completed 75% with at least a grade of "C." There must be some verifiable, compelling reason for the lack of completion of the class. A conference between you and the student should be held prior to the due date for grades at the end of the semester. A detailed statement describing the work to be completed, approved by your division dean must be submitted in MyTMCC. This addendum will automatically be sent to the dean for approval. After the dean makes a decision, a response will be sent via email to you and admissions and records.
Please check with your department chair before issuing an incomplete. If you are teaching an individualized developmental class, consult with your immediate supervisor for special regulations regarding grading in these classes. Students have one semester in which to make up assignments or examinations for a course in which they receive an incomplete. The instructor must submit the card to change the incomplete to a grade by the same date that final grades are due for the semester. Summer session is not defined as a semester for this purpose.
If you discover an error, or feel the grade should be changed after grades have been entered, submit a grade change card by contacting your division/department administrative assistant.
Faculty members may access their class lists through MyTMCC. Every student in the class MUST be on the class list. A student in the class that is not on the class list must complete registration before attending class.
Students may add classes anytime during the published registration period. Late starting classes may be added using MyTMCC up until the published start date of the class. Written permission of the division offering the class is required to add any class after the registration period or after the start date of the class.
You may not add a student yourself. Contact your department chair and/or department administrative assistant for help.
Instructors are required to attend every regularly scheduled class session. If you know ahead of time that you will be absent, contact your division/department chair or coordinator.
If you are unable to teach at the last minute due to illness or an emergency, contact your division/department chair or department administrative assistant to post a notice on the canceled class Web page, post a sign on the door and call students if there is enough time given and you may also want to send your students an email through grade book.
If you must cancel a class before 8:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. on the day of class, please contact the academic support center at 775-673-7000 for Dandini Campus, Meadowood Center at 775-829-9004, High Tech Center at Redfield at 775-850-4000 and IGT Applied Technology Center at 775-856-5300.
You are responsible for notifying your department of your absence. If possible, it's always best to notify your department chair and students well in advance of an absence. Class sessions must meet for the time indicated in the schedule, and for their full duration as stated in the class schedule.
Regular attendance is required for college classes, but attendance requirements vary from one division/department to another. Check with your division/department office for attendance policies. Your attendance requirements should be clearly stated in the course syllabus.
You may talk to the student about any excessive absences or refer them to an academic adviser.
Threat of Imminent Injury: Call 911 - if possible, evacuate the area
Incident where a mild threat of violence occurs, report incident immediately to TMCC Police Department at: 775-674-7900.
All classrooms and labs are to be locked before and after class. All part-time faculty members are required to have their own key to each of their classrooms. Please go to the academic support center if you do not have a classroom key and apply for one.
Instructors may email their students through MyTMCC.
The faculty member can privately and tactfully refer a potential student to the Disability Resource Center (DRC) who will determine if they qualify for services. The DRC website offers a wealth of information to educate faculty and prospective students, downloadable forms and a link to contact the DRC directly to schedule a confidential intake interview. Some students with disabilities may elect not to register at the DRC, which is a personal choice. Non-registered DRC students are not entitled to receive free accommodations or services at TMCC.
Faculty should not provide accommodations directly to students who are not registered at the DRC. This protects both the college and students requesting services. The professionally trained DRC staff is responsible for evaluating presented documentation in order to determine if a student qualifies for services, and which services are appropriate in light of their disability. After the DRC staff assigns accommodations, they assist to ensure services are offered in a timely manner.
The course instructor will be notified by a DRC generated hard copy service letter which will be delivered by the student to the faculty member. Alternately, the services letter may be sent by the DRC staff through an email correspondence. This letter will outline assigned accommodations. Faculty members are encouraged to correspond with the DRC staff when questions regarding accommodations arise.
Faculty will include in their class syllabus each semester the following statement:
Qualified, self-identified students with documented disabilities have the right to free accommodations to ensure equal access to educational opportunities at Truckee Meadows Community College. For assistance, contact TMCC's Disability Resource Center.
There are currently 24 Xerox multi-function machines located around TMCC. Each of these machines is set up to copy, print, fax and scan to email. A five-digit PIN is required to access any of these functions. Xerox PINs are assigned by central services. Each PIN is unique and issued to an individual, not a department or program. To obtain a PIN, an authorized email by your departmental support person or supervisor must be sent to central services. A printed confirmation letter will be sent to you once the PIN has been issued. This code number is given only to you, and is not to be used for personal copying. Please plan ahead to allow adequate time to make copies.
The Copy Center offers a full range of copy services: copying, in black on white, full color copies, comb and thermal binding, folding, envelope stuffing, both single and triple hole punching, stapling, laminating and booklet making. Personal employee and student copying services are available and can be paid for at the time of service. For assistance or more information, please contact the Copy Center.
Contact your department office first. Your department office can provide you with textbooks, pens, pencils, chalk, markers, scantron forms and paper, etc. If your department is unavailable, contact the academic support center. Whenever possible, please plan ahead, many offices are not open in the evenings.
Course evaluations are completed every semester by your students. You will receive your course evaluation packet in your TMCC mailbox or if you have an online class, it will be emailed to you. If you have not received your evaluation packet, please contact the academic support center.
Each class must be evaluated every semester. There will be a due date on the packet and you are expected to have a student return your completed evaluation(s) to the academic support center.
Please take the packet to your class and have a student pass out the information. Encourage students to fill out the evaluation completely, including comments with a pencil or pen. Please leave the classroom while the students are working on the evaluations. Have the student collect and seal the evaluations in the evaluation packet and return it to the academic support center, as soon as the class is over for the day.
Full-time Faculty: Employees on a salaried contract will be paid on the last day of the month.
Part-time Faculty: Semester salaries are divided into equal monthly installments. Paychecks are issued on the last business day of each month. Those who are on an hourly contract will be paid on the 10th and 25th of each month. All pay checks will be mailed unless direct deposit has been set up or arrangements made with Accounting Services to hold the check until picked up.
Part-time Faculty: Hourly employees: Timesheets are submitted on specific dates and paid on a semi-monthly basis.
Paychecks will be mailed to your home address unless requested in writing to be held in the controller's office. Your direct deposit will show up in your bank account on the day you should be paid.
TMCC strongly encourages the use of the direct deposit option. Please contact Human Resources to set up your direct deposit account, or you can use TMCC Employee Self Service. Once set up please allow two pay periods for direct deposit to become effective. Paychecks will be mailed to your home address on file with Human Resources until direct deposit takes effect.
Grant-In-Aid (Tuition Waiver)
Grants-In-Aid are available to pay a portion of the registration fees for part-time instructors. The number of credit hours for a tuition waiver is based upon the number of credits taught during the preceding semester, not to exceed six credit hours. Credits do not accumulate from semester to semester. Fall and spring course loads are used to determine eligibility. These waivers are valid only for courses offered by TMCC and may not be used for Workforce Development and Continuing Education courses, or courses offered during the summer.
In order to apply for a Grant-In-Aid, please complete and submit a Grant-In-Aid form. This form and additional information about tuition waivers are available in the academic support center.
TMCC'S Fitness Center
The TMCC fitness center is open in the V. James Eardley Student Services Center on the college's Dandini Campus.
Please check out the Fitness Center for hours and location.
Memberships/fees may be purchased at Accounting Services.
For additional benefits for full-time instructors, please contact your department or Human Resources.
Faculty and staff may obtain an employee ID card at the academic support center. Please bring a valid government issued photo ID.
You must have an employee ID card to check anything out from the Library.
Library resources are available at several locations.
The following individuals are eligible to use library material under the guidelines outlined below: TMCC students, faculty, and staff; NSHE faculty and students; and residents of the state of Nevada.
In keeping with the TMCC mission statement, the professional development office provides access for lifelong learning opportunities through a variety of programs that are open to all members of the TMCC community.
Workshops and training opportunities are designed to provide all staff members with an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase expertise, experience new technology and continue their lifelong learning process.
Workshops and programs are offered in the following areas:
Workshops can be customized to specific departmental or work group needs.