Welcome to the MCC Faculty Handbook, which was designed to provide you with current information about the college and about your vital role in this dynamic learning community. A word about the organization of the handbook may help you locate the information you need more easily.

Welcome to MCC includes a Message from the Academic Affairs Vice President and Deans and gives you an overview of the history and general information of Mesa Community College as part of the Maricopa Community College District.

The Faculty Policies and Practices has three components that include significant information related to your professional role in the college and as part of the Maricopa Community College District. First, the Adjunct Faculty Policies and Resources or Residential Faculty Policies and Resources directs you to the Governing Board-approved policies and information that affect your status, responsibilities, and rights as either an Adjunct Faculty or Residential Faculty member. Based on your distinct policy group, you will find such information on:

  • Accountability
  • Certification
  • Evaluation
  • Professional growth
  • Rosters
  • Tuition waivers

and many other matters that affect you as a member of the MCC faculty.

Also, an important part of Faculty Policies and Practices is the Official Syllabus Requirements. This information specifies essential elements of the syllabus as defined in the MCCCD Administrative Regulations as well as sample syllabi for your reference.

Employment Policies and Resources includes matters that relate to all MCC employees such as:

  • Blue Book: All-Employee Manual
  • Childcare
  • Drug abuse, sexual harassment, and violence in the workplace
  • Parking
  • Payroll and personnel services
  • Public safety

Matters that affect and help you in the classroom and/or as a successful faculty member are covered in Academic Policies and Practices. Here you will find information and tips on topics such as:

  • Academic integrity
  • Assessment of learning outcomes
  • Attendance and absence
  • Course content
  • Distance learning
  • Emergency procedures
  • Grading and withdrawal procedures

and a host of other issues that come up in your teaching on a regular basis.

Of course, MCC provides support services to assist you in many aspects of your role as an educator. You can use Services that Support Your Teaching. Check out this section when you want to find out where and how you can:

  • Refer students for specialized services
  • Locate tutorial and testing services
  • Place materials on reserve in the library or access other library services
  • Assist students with disabilities
  • Apply for grants to support enhancement of your courses
  • Access institutional research about MCC
  • Reserve equipment and facilities
  • And other services

You will also find two useful elements of this handbook. The Academic Calendars are included. Contact MCC consists of directories intended to help you locate and get in touch with administrators, academic departments, and support services at all MCC campuses and sites.

Finally, this handbook is printed every two years and disseminated by the Office
of Vice President of Academic Affairs. However, an electronic handbook is updated regularly and shared in the fall for you to check for any changes in information, resources, or personnel.

Another source for the most current information is the Mesa Community College website: http://www.mesacc.edu

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 480-461-7331 or its website at http://ctl.mesacc.edu/