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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.

Joe Butler, Associate Vice President of Academic Outreach
Kandi Hoye-Nixon, Coordinator of University Partnerships--Transfer Programs 
Lori Haberberger, Assistant to Associate Vice President - Academic Outreach  
Gloria Tyler, Administrative Assistant--Transfer Programs
Glinda Shaffer, 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
Conference rooms of various sizes are available for faculty use throughout the building, including one in the Student Services Center.  Reserve conference rooms through the Student Services Center at 972.599.3100.

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COMPUTER LAB
Computer labs at the CHEC are available for use by all classes if not already in use.  Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please see the Student Services Center to schedule time in a computer lab.

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COPIES
Faculty may use the copier located on the first floor, just across from room 100.  Obtain a copy code in the Student Services Center.

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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 available to faculty on a first come-first served basis.  You may reserve an office for specific dates and times by calling the Student Services Center at 972.599.3100 or use them any time they are available.

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MAILBOXES (FACULTY)
Faculty mailboxes are located in the Student Service Center, Room 120.  Mail, student assignments, and correspondence will be distributed via the mailboxes.  For reasons of privacy, please do not ask your students to access your mailbox.  The staff can help students with dropping-off and picking-up assignments for instructors.

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MEDIA SERVICES
Make all requests for media services (equipment and repairs) to media services: 972.599.3170.  Media needs not permanently installed in classrooms such as video equipment, overhead projectors, laptops, or a projection system must be requested 24 hours prior to date needed. 

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PARKING
Students and staff parking is free, but does require a Collin parking sticker.  Parking stickers can be obtained at the Information Center, the Student Services Center, or from a University Representative.  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.

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SMOKING
Collin College campuses are smoke free.  Smoking is prohibited at the CHEC, including parking areas.

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SUPPLIES
The CHEC does not generally provide classroom supplies, but in an emergency supplies can be checked out of the Student Services Center.  Supplies such as exam booklets, scantron sheets, pens, and pencils are available in a vending machine located in the building. 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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