Academic Professionalism

Faculty members are expected to represent themselves and their curriculum in a professional, collegiate and respectful manner. At all times they are to set an example of mutual respect by establishing a learning atmosphere where all feel respected and free to express ideas.

Classroom/Lab Etiquette

The classroom or lab is intended as the place where students are prepared for the professional workplace that they will encounter upon graduation. Most classrooms and labs on campus are shared between multiple instructors, so each instructor is expected to leave classrooms and labs in good order by:

  • Erasing all writing spaces
  • Clearing desks and tables
  • Removing any items that do not belong in the classroom or lab

Classroom/Lab Maintenance

Faculty are at the front line in regards to seeing that the best learning environment possible is provided for students. We ask that any maintenance issues noticed be reported by completing a Maintenance Request form.  (i.e.: repair of clocks, pencil sharpeners, broken furniture, damaged ceiling tiles, etc.). If immediate clean-up is required the security desk should be contacted at ext. 3328. Fluids that expose one to bloodborne pathogens  require special clean-up processes.

Professional Dress

Faculty members should dress so that they are easily recognized as an instructor. A neat, collegiate, professional dress appropriate for the classroom or lab is expected. Shorts, flip flops, inappropriate T-shirts are not acceptable. More casual attire may be appropriate on certain occasions as approved by a supervisor. Jeans of good quality and condition are approved to be worn on Fridays for all employees. Use good judgement. Dress for your day; if your day demands a nicer level of dress, please do so.