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Faculty Resource Guide
Faculty Resource Guide

Collin Higher Education Center

Welcome to the Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC)!  The following information about the CHEC operations and facilities is provided to help make your teaching experience at the CHEC enjoyable and productive.  Please bring any questions you may have to one of the Collin College staff members in the Student Services Center, Room 120 or 972.599.3100.  We are here to assist you. Click on the topic to learn more or download the complete Faculty Resource Guide.

STAFF
The CHEC staff is located in Room 120 and available to answer questions and fulfill your instruction-related requests such as classroom and media needs.  Please let us know how we can help.

Academic Outreach
Lori Haberberger, Assistant to Associate Vice President - Academic Outreach  
Gloria Tyler, Administrative Assistant--Transfer Programs
Shadwanda Rainery, Student Development Associate--Academic Partnerships

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HOURS
The Collin Higher Education Center building is open Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  The building is closed on Saturdays and Sundays for the summer.  Collin College Police are on duty during all building hours.  The Student Services Center is open and staffed Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.,  and Friday  8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

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CAMPUS CLOSURES
In the event of inclement weather, the CHEC will close if Collin College campuses close.  Campus closures are reported to DFW TV and radio stations and posted on the Collin College homepage. 

Faculty and students can also learn of Collin College emergencies or campus closures by enrolling in Cougar Alert, Collin College's automated emergency alert system.  To establish an account, go to http://www.collin.edu/cougaralert.html.

On Collin College recognized holidays, the CHEC will be open (if your home university has a class scheduled at the CHEC), but the Student Services Center will be closed.  

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COMMUNICATION ASSISTANCE
As a service to faculty commuting to the CHEC, the Student Services Center staff can relay messages to students if class is to start late or needs to be canceled.  Call the student services center at 972.599.3100 and provide information to be relayed to students.  You may also direct substitute professors or guest lecturers to the Student Services Center, Room 120, for assistance.  

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CONFERENCE ROOMS
Two conference rooms of various sizes are available for faculty use throughout the building, including one in the Student Services Center, but must be reserved in advance. Please reserve conference rooms through your university representative.  If your representative is not available, and it is a same day event, please contact the Student Service Center at 972-599-3167

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COMPUTER CLASSROOM/LAB
The computer classrooms (labs) at CHEC are available for use by all classes if not already in use.  Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, but must be reserved in advance. Please reserve conference rooms through your university representative.  If your representative is not available, and it is a same day event, please contact the Student Service Center at 972-599-3167.

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COPIES
Faculty may use the copier located on the first floor inside Student Services, suite 120.  Obtain your copy code from your university representative.

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CUSTODIAL SERVICES
Report custodial needs to the Information Desk by calling 972.599.3100. 

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LOST AND FOUND
Items lost at the CHEC may be claimed in the Student Services Center located in room 120.

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OFFICE SPACE
Office space equipped with a phone and computer is assigned to each university.  You will need to contact your university representative for availability.

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MEDIA SERVICES

Please call media services at 972.599.3170 with any issues or questions you have during class.  Media needs not permanently installed in classrooms such as video equipment, overhead projectors, laptops, or a projection system must be requested through your university representative.   Most requests can be accommodated with 24 hours advance notice.”

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PARKING
Student and staff parking is free, but requires a Collin parking sticker.  Parking stickers can be obtained at the Information Center and the Student Services Center. Parking is available in any non-reserved parking stall in the parking lot or 5-level parking garage. 

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SECURITY
Classroom access issues, including unlocking classroom doors, may be reported to the information desk at 972.599.3100.  In case of fire or medical emergency, all classrooms are equipped with a phone to call 911. For other security issues, please call the Campus Police at 972.578.5555 or 5555 on any campus phone.  Weapons, including concealed handguns of licensed owners, shall not be permitted on College District premises pursuant to and as defined by Texas Penal Code 46.03(i), 46.035(a), and 46.035(a)(b)(z), except by licensed peace officers under current commission by the Board.

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SMOKING
Collin College campuses are smoke free.  Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited at CHEC and all parking areas.

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SUPPLIES
Collin College provides dry erase markers and erasers for all the classrooms at CHEC. Please see the staff in Student Services, room 120, if you need markers. Supplies such as exam booklets, scantron sheets, pens, and pencils are available in a vending machine located in the breakroom on the second floor. If you have a large class, please inform the staff of your test dates and the need for exam booklets and scantron sheets to ensure there are sufficient quantities available.

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