Welcome to TC3's adjunct frequently asked questions list. Here you will find answers to most of your questions. In fact, many of the answers to the following questions can be found in the Teaching Manual (see link on side bar).
- Where can I find important academic dates (drop dates, grade due dates, semester holidays, etc.)?
- What is myINFO?
- What is TC3's student attendance policy?
- What do I do if I need to cancel a class?
- What radio stations announce TC3 closings?
- When do I sign my contract?
- How do I get an email account through the college?
- Do I get an office?
- How do I print out my class rosters?
Services and Support
- How do I request a video to show to my class?
- Do all classrooms have VCRs?
- Can I have my own course webpage?
- Are there any computers on campus that I can use?
- Can I receive discounts on computer software and hardware through the college?
- How can I park in gated Lot #6?
- How can I make photocopies for my students?
- How do I open an account at the cafeteria?
- How do I sign-up to use the fitness facilities?
- Can I use the TC3 pool?
Materials and Supplies
- Where do I get supplies (blank gradebooks, blue exam books, pencils)?
- How do I order textbooks for my course (or, how do I request examination copies)?
You can view important academic calendar dates in the online catalog!
myINFO is an online academic tool that is essential to all instructors at TC3. myINFO gives you 'anytime, anywhere' access to your class rosters (past and future semester rosters in addition to current), attendance sheets, and student grades. You must have a myINFO account to submit your grades, download and print attendance rosters and class lists; the college does not provide these services for you - you must do them on your own. Make sure to complete your FERPA form immediately upon hiring so that you receive your account access to myTC3, myINFO and more.
Although specific class and daily attendance policies are up to the individual instructor, you are required to complete and submit no-show information (that is, students whose names appear on an official class roster but have never attended) in the second week of each semester through your myINFO account. Once this initial no-show data has been submitted, faculty are NOT required to report any additional attendance data for their students throughout the remainder of the semester. However, you are encouraged to maintain personal attendance records for your classes, as many of our colleagues, including counselors, coaches, advisors, financial aid staff, residence hall staff, and student success/advisement coordinators, will continue to rely on attendance information from faculty to sustain efforts that help our students succeed at TC3.
You should contact the college (ask for the Dean of Instruction Office or suite secretaries office) as soon as possible if you must cancel your class (607.844.8211). A notice will be posted on the college web site as well as outside the classroom. If the college is closed due to inclement weather, this will be posted on the college web site (http://www.tc3.edu). If you need to cancel an evening class, please contact the college (607.844.8211) before 2:30 p.m.; if you report the cancellation after that time, it then becomes your responsibility to personally contact your students.
Refer to TC3 Emergency Closings and Delays page for a complete list of stations.
Your teaching contract will be emailed to your TC3 Outlook account within the first week of class. Please respond promptly and as directed for payroll to be processed in a timely manner.
You can Request an E-mail Account. In the E-mail request, please include the following information: your first name, middle initial, last name, a current E-mail account, and a phone number where you can reached. Once this E-mail has been sent, an account will be generated for you. When the account is ready, you will be contacted by Deborah Fedenko (607.844.8222, Ext. 4457) and an E-mail orientation appointment will need to be made (15-20 minutes). You must attend this orientation on campus. If you have a problem getting to campus between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays, please indicate so when you are contacted.
Space is available to work between classes or meet with students in the Adjunct Office, room 122. Locked storage spaces may also be available. Please contact Deborah Fedenko in the Adjunct Office, 607.844.8222, Ext. 4457 regarding locked storage space.
To view/print your class rosters, you must have an myINFO account (which is obtained by completing the FERPA form). If you already have an myINFO account, log into myINFO and click on the "View Class Lists" link on the blue side bar, then, on the next screen, choose the semester that you wish to view and click the "Submit" button. You may now view/print your class rosters, download/print attendance rosters, and, E-mail individual students or the class as a whole.
You may reserve recording equipment as well as request a video by sending an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your course name & section, start & end dates for viewing, and any special considerations (close-captioning, subtitles, etc.) needed.
Not all of TC3's classrooms have TV/VCR units built-in, but many of them do. Once you know what classroom you are teaching in (your class roster in myINFO will indicated your classroom), you can visit the room to see if a TV/VCR unit is included. If your classroom does not come with a TV/VCR, you may schedule a roving TV/VCR cart from Technology Support for the day(s) you need it (607.844.8222, Ext. 4353). Technology Support will handle the delivery and pick-up of the roving unit!
TC3 is considered to be one of SUNY's more technologically innovative campuses. We highly encourage you to incorporate online components to your in-class courses. For instance, ETS (Educational Technology Services) can provide you with an online "course area" where can post your course outline, important web resources, and, conduct online topic discussions. Your students can then access these resources 'anywhere, anytime'. If you are interested in having ETS set up an online course area for you, please contact Bob Yavits, 607.844.8222, Ext. 4357.
You may use the computers in the adjunct office area or the College Teaching Center (CTC). Please be advised that you will need to abide by the college's computer use policies.
Campus Technology provides latest information on how to purchase discounted software for home or personal use.
Have your TC3 ID card validated for swiping. Lot #6 is gated for faculty and staff parking on Mondays through Fridays, between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.
If you wish to do your own photocopying, a card will be issued to you for copying purposes (you may get a card from Teresa Mix, room 229). The copy center and machines are located in room 240. Clerical support by the faculty suite secretaries is given. They can assist you in filling out work orders and will let you know when the work will be completed.
Once you've completed all of your employment forms for Human Resources you will receive an ID voucher. This voucher will allow you to receive a TC3 ID card that will allow you to create an account for TC3 dining services. For more information, please contact Tova Sturmer at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4284 or by E-mail.
TC3 makes its Fitness Center available to all faculty and students. State-of-the-art equipment includes Trotter treadmills, Tectrix bikes, Tectrix step climbers, Precor Elliptical Fitness Cross Trainer, Galileo Selectorized Weight Trainer, and a Badger Magnum Advantage Trainer. For more information, contact the fitness center coordinator, at 607.844.6555. >> more info
All students and staff have free access to swimming in TC3's competition size pool. Please be aware that you may only use the pool during open swim times. For more information on pool hours and programs, contact Mick McDaniel, director of athletics and recreation sports, at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4492. >> more info
Your suite secretary will be able to help you with obtaining supplies for your teaching.