General Information

VI.    GENERAL INFORMATION

Care of the Classroom

The scheduling of some classrooms prevents cleaning during the day.  Your cooperation is requested in keeping the classrooms suitable for instruction.  When you leave your classroom, please do the following:

  1. Erase the chalkboard/marker board
  2. Close all windows
  3. Turn off equipment, power switches, and light
  4. Return the desks to their original arrangement

Care of the Facility

The following rules have been established for students, faculty and staff because of the large number of students enrolled, the limited size of the facility and the extensive hours of operation required:

South Plains College is a non-smoking institution.  There are designated smoking areas for each building.
Food and drinks are not allowed in classrooms, labs or other areas with technical equipment.

Adherence to the above rules will ensure the cleanliness and upkeep of the building.

Class Interruptions

It is the policy of SPC to deliver messages to students and faculty during class in case of an emergency situation or as deemed necessary by the administrator on duty.  Messages for faculty will be left in the faculty member’s mailbox.

Communication with Faculty

All part-time and full-time faculty have mailboxes.  Messages and memorandums will be placed in your mailbox.  Checking your box frequently is suggested as some official communications require timely action on your part.

Field Trips

Often a field trip or a class meeting at a place other than the classroom will provide a valuable educational experience for the students.  South Plains College encourages this type of teaching.  Please adhere to the guidelines listed below when you take a field trip or meet the class off campus:

  • Complete a request for travel form (green).
  • Inform your Departmental Chairperson and Instructional Dean of your plans.
  • Inform the switchboard or Evening Assistant that you will not be on campus and where you can be located in the event of an emergency.
  • Inform your students where and when to meet.  Make every effort to contact those students who might have been absent during the initial announcement of the trip.

Mail Room

Mailboxes for our faculty and staff are located in Room 105 in Building 1 at the Reese Center.  The mail room at the ATC is located in the main lobby to the South of the main entrance doors.  On the Levelland Campus you will find the mail room in the Student Center across from the bookstore.

Parking

Parking at the Reese Center is available in the open parking lot on the North, South, East and West sides of Building 2; the East side of Building 3; the North and South sides of Building 4; and the East and West sides of Building 5.  These areas will be marked with striping.

Parking at the Advanced Technology Center is available in the open parking lot on the North and West sides of the building.

Parking at the Levelland Campus is available at each building.

Security

Security at the Advanced Technology Center will be provided from 04:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday evenings, and at other times and days, as needed.

Security at the Reese Center is provided when classes are in session, 08:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Security in Levelland is provided on a 24-hour basis.

Telephones

A telephone is available for instructors - for local calls - in the faculty/staff workroom accessed through the Electronic Library at the Advanced Technology Center.  For those who are teaching at the Reese Center, a telephone is available in the mail room in Building 1, Room 105 and in the vending area in Building 5.

On the Levelland Campus, telephones are available for part-time instructors in their departmental chairpersons office.  These offices may not be open at night.  We do have student workers in TA 118 from 04:00 - 08:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday.

Typing Help

Typing requirements should be coordinated with your department secretary.  Be sure to include your name, class and when you require the material to be returned.  For scheduling purposes, it is advisable to allow 1-3 days lead time for typing projects.  Please make sure your handwritten copy and directions are legible to enhance efficiency and ensure the project is completed on time.

 


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