Welcome to College of DuPage! Here are some some essential resources to review as you begin your semester.
Grading information, including the College’s forgiveness policy can be found on the Office of Student Records. However, it may still be a good idea to ask members of your home department or program such as the department/program chair or student services administrator about grading norms.
As members of the College of DuPage community, we share a commitment to the highest standards of learning and ethical behavior. Learn about the College’s academic honesty policies and explore resources you can use to encourage a culture of academic integrity in your classroom.
Working with Students with Disabilities
How do you handle student requests for accommodations? At COD, the Center for Access and Accommodations is your partner and resource.
Sexual Harassment Prevention
College of DuPage has several policies that address different aspects of inappropriate behavior.
Where do I input student grades? Where can I see my student roster? All of this and more can be found in the MyACCESS self-service website under MyACCESS for Faculty.
The employee portal is designed to give you single sign on access to websites, tools, and other resources that will help you with your work, including gateways to myACCESS, Blackboard, and email; HR benefits, campus calendars, and training documents for work tools (including this overview of InsideCOD!). InsideCOD is the primary access point for essential forms and other institutional documents.
Classrooms and Room Reservations
Most classrooms are scheduled by the Central Scheduling Office. Descriptions and schedules of these rooms can be found online. If there’s a problem with your scheduled room, you should work with your department administrative assistant in charge of submitting room requests. One of the best ways to prepare for your class is to visit the room ahead of time and test out any media devices that you may need!
Final Exam Schedule
The final exam schedule is based on the official class meeting times of your class. You can find the final exam schedule on the Academic Calendar page. Don’t forget, you can also see the exam time for your class in MyAccess.
Course Management Tools
Want to set up a course website that allows you to send course-related announcements to your students or distribute electronic materials to your students without having to constantly email files? There are a variety of course management tools out there to support your class including COD’s centrally-provided course management system, Blackboard.
Using the AR/VR Room
The AR/VR room, located in BIC3555, allows students to view and interact with an array of augmented and virtual reality tools. The classroom features 9 identical workstations featuring: TV, Pixel 4 mobile device, Hololens 2 augmented reality headset, VIVE Pro Eye virtual reality headset, and an Oculus Go virtual reality headset. Each station is set up with two chairs to allow students to work in pairs.
Learning Technologies is dedicated to researching, implementing, and supporting learning technologies in order to create the student-centered learning environment necessary to deliver high-quality education. Learning Technologies staff offer assistance in
- Online & Hybrid Design
- Blackboard Support
- Web Content Management
- Digital Resource Management
- And more!
In support of College of DuPage’s mission to be a center for excellence in teaching, learning and cultural experiences, the Faculty Professional Development Program is dedicated to providing programs and services that cultivate a community of inquiry around teaching and learning; support faculty throughout their careers as educators, scholars and professionals; and foster interdisciplinary collaboration.
Committed to the institutional mission for excellence in teaching and learning, the Office of Adjunct Faculty Support provides leadership and administrative support for adjunct faculty in partnership with the academic divisions of the college. This is achieved through innovation and collaboration in areas of adjunct faculty recruitment, onboarding, evaluation, and professional development, resulting in increased student engagement, learning, and success outcomes.
The Employee Development Center (formerly TLC) provides training, development and resources to College of DuPage employees. EDC is committed to providing relevant, high-quality development opportunities that will enhance your work environment and enrich your experiences here at the College of DuPage.
Adjunct Faculty Support
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1500
Employee Development Center
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1105/1107