2Welcome to SSCC! As President of Shelton State Community College, I want to welcome you to theSSCC family.Mark. A. Heinrich, Ph.D.,President
3The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Shelton State Community College is part of the Alabama Community College System which consists of 22 comprehensive community colleges, four technical colleges, Athens State University; and extensive workforce development initiatives including the Alabama Industrial Development Training Institute and the Alabama Technology Network.The System’s mission, established by the State Board of Education, is to provide accessible, quality educational opportunities, to promote economic growth, and to enhance the quality of life for the people of Alabama.
4SSCC Mission Statement Shelton State Community College is a public, open-admission, comprehensive, community college whose primary mission is to provide accessible postsecondary education, training, and community educational opportunities.Shelton State Community College is accredited by theCommission of Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.
6SSCC Campuses Martin Campus 9500 Old Greensboro Road C.A. Fredd Campus 3401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
7History of Shelton State MARTIN CAMPUSShelton State Community College is part of a state system of public colleges. This system originated in the Alabama Trade School and Junior College Authority Act enacted by the state legislature in May The governing board for the institutions within this system is the Alabama State Board of Education (ASBE) and the Chancellor, Alabama College System, Department of Postsecondary Education, is the chief executive officer of the system.Shelton State Community College was established by resolution of the ASBE on January 1, That resolution combined two existing institutions: Shelton State Technical College, established in 1952, and the Tuscaloosa branch campus of Brewer State Junior College, an institution whose main campus was located in Fayette, Alabama. The Tuscaloosa branch campus of Brewer State had been in operation since 1972.C. A. FREDD CAMPUS In 1994, Shelton State Community College consolidated with C. A. Fredd State Technical College, another public two year college located in Tuscaloosa. The new institution created by the consolidation retained the name of Shelton State Community College, and the president of Shelton State was named president of the consolidated institution. The institution now called Shelton State Community College, C. A. Fredd Campus, was created by the state legislature in 1963 as Tuscaloosa State Trade School. In 1974, the institution became Tuscaloosa State Technical College and was authorized by the ASBE to grant the associate degree. In 1976, the college name was changed to C. A. Fredd State Technical College to honor the first president of the institution. C. A. Fredd State Technical College was recognized as one of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The C. A. Fredd Campus of Shelton State Community College maintains that identity and continues the specific HBCU mission of promoting educational access and opportunity for all students in a culturally diverse community.
8History of Shelton State THE ALABAMA STATE FIRE COLLEGE The Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission/Shelton State Community College is responsible for training the thousands of paid and volunteer fire fighters, industrial fire protection personnel, rescue squad members, and emergency medical personnel throughout the state of Alabama as mandated in The Code of Alabama, 1975, through , which also requires certification for paid fire fighters as a condition of employment.The Alabama State Fire College was created by Act Number 373, Regular Session, 1955 of the Alabama Legislature. However, a program of fire department/public safety training and education had been in existence since 1935 under the administration of the Trade and Industrial Education Department, Division of Vocational Education, State Department of Education.In 1975, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Fire Fighters Personnel Standards and Education Act. This much needed legislation served as the catalyst requiring formal fire fighting education and certification within the first twelve months of being employed by a paid fire department. In April 1981, The Alabama State Board of Education placed the Alabama State Fire College with Shelton State Community College for administrative and fiscal agent purposes. In May 1988, through Act , the Alabama Legislature merged the Alabama Fire Fighters Personnel Standards and Education Commission and the Alabama Fire College.ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE FINE ARTS In 1997, in recognition of its contributions to and potential in the music, dance, and theatre, the Alabama Legislature, by joint resolution, designated Shelton State Community College as the Alabama Junior College of the Fine Arts.
9Shelton 2020: Realizing Our Vision 1.0 Enriching Student Learning and DevelopmentSSCC will develop and sustain excellence in instructional programs and support.SSCC will expand eLearning and other innovative delivery methods for instruction.SSCC will achieve and maintain student retention, transfer, and graduation rates comparable to national benchmarks.SSCC will enhance the student life experience through excellence in programs, services, and facilities.2.0 Empowering Faculty and StaffSSCC will build a team of diverse, student-centered faculty and staff with the best qualifications and experience in all positions.SSCC will maximize opportunities for faculty and staff development.SSCC will be inclusive and open in all deliberations and communications regarding its policies, procedures, and performance expectations.SSCC will encourage faculty and staff to pursue innovative strategies that enhance student learning and services.3.0 Expanding Our Impact AreasSSCC will assess and respond to community needs and opportunities and seek to expand partnerships consistent with its mission.SSCC will enhance its accessibility and services to underrepresented populations.SSCC will enhance its distinction as Alabama’s Community College of the Fine Arts.SSCC will be an essential component for postsecondary education and career/workforce preparation for the region.SSCC will strengthen partnerships with educational entities within Alabama.4.0 Ensuring Our FutureSSCC will pursue strategies to increase enrollment to 12,000 by 2020.SSCC will develop and implement an integrated marketing plan to increase public awareness.SSCC will increase alternative sources of revenue for the operating budget through alternative sources.SSCC will pursue a global focus in education and service.SSCC will adopt national best practices to provide a campus environment that is safe, sustainable, and secure.SSCC will develop a comprehensive long-range plan to utilize technology.
10SSCC Quick Facts Degrees Offered: Tuition: Full-Time Faculty Associate in Arts (AA)Associate in Applied Science (AAS)Associate in Science (AS) CertificateShort Certificate (<26 hours)Tuition:$109 per credit hour for residents & in-state$199 per credit hour for non-resident or out-of-stateFull-Time FacultyTenured: 74Tenure Track: 8Full-Time Support Staff: 156Total Adjunct Instructors: 160Total Number of SSCC Graduates (since 1979): 9,118***Source: The Shelton State Community College Fact Book**Records prior to 1979 were not computerized
11SSCC Student Profile Full-time Students Gender of Students Spring 2010:Gender of StudentsFemale: 53%Male: %Ethnicity of StudentsAfrican American: 30.8%American Indian: 0.3%Asian: 0.7%Caucasian: 63.5%Hispanic: 0.9%Average Student Age: 24 years65% between ages of 18 and 22Largest group by age: 19 (19%)*Source: The Shelton State Community College Fact Book
12What’s Unique at SSCC?The College’s C. A. Fredd Campus is a designated Historically Black College and University (HBCU) campus.SSCC offers specialized training, annually, to over 20,000 Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service Personnel through the Alabama Fire College.The Center for Workforce Development, is the top ranked workforce training center in the state. Alabama Ranks #1 out of 50 states in workforce training*.Alabama Quality Award Winner*Sources: Southern Business and Development Magazine rated Alabama “State of the Year” in and Site Selection Magazine rated Alabama’s industrial recruitment agency (ADO Office) as tops in the nation in Expansion Magazine has rated Alabama #1 in “industrial workforce training programs,” in 2005.
13What else is unique at SSCC? Designated as the Alabama Community College of the Fine ArtsHome of The Alabama State and Screen Hall of FameHome to The Center for Training for Existing Business and Industry (TEBI) with a focus on developing community and corporate partnershipsHome of The SOAR Institute, a comprehensive approach to working with academically under-prepared studentsHome to the winner of Alabama’s 2010 Statewide Faculty of the Year AwardSSCC fields varsity athletic teams in baseball, fast-pitch softball, men’s and women’s basketball and is home to the national junior college cheerleading champions four years runningHome of Alabama’s first-ever professional boxing match
14Want to Know More? www.sheltonstate.edu Visit the SSCC website for information about:AdmissionsRegistrationFinancial AidSemester Course SchedulesPrograms/Division InformationPhone/ DirectoryFaculty & Staff Resources ( , self serve forms, etc.)Policies & Procedures ManualLibraryAthleticsSpecial Events
15Computer, Internet Usage & Email Policy The Alabama Research and Education Network (AREN), the College’s computers and networks, and the Internet are available for use at the discretion of Shelton State Community College, by all faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the College. Users of Shelton State Community College’s computing facilities are responsible for using them in an ethical, legal, efficient and effective manner consistent with the mission of the College and its policies governing such usage. The purpose of providing access to the computers and the Internet is to extend the primary functions of Shelton State Community College, i.e. instruction, community service, and the accompanying administrative support functions. The College provides services to all faculty and staff. The acceptable use of the system is consistent with the mission of the College. The College reserves the right, if circumstances warrant, to access, inspect, and disclose the contents of messages created, sent, or received using the system. It is the responsibility of all account holders to manage the use, message content, and size of their mailboxes. Please refer to the Institutional Policy Index policy numbers , and for the complete computer, internet usage and policy.
16Accessing the Policies & Procedures Manual College policies and forms may be found online Policies and Procedures Manual at or by following the Faculty/Staff link from the SSCC website home page.Hard copies of the manual are available for review in the following locations:President’s OfficeHuman Resources OfficeStudent ServicesSSCC Library (both campuses)The Learning Center (both campuses)Please sign the Policies and Procedures Manual Acknowledgment Form before proceeding to the next slide. Thank you.
18EmploymentIt is the policy of the Alabama State Board of Education and Shelton State Community College, a postsecondary institution under its control, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or employment.Shelton State Community College abides by the established requiring and hiring procedures as set forth in the ACCS’s Uniform Guidelines for Recruitment and Hiring.Shelton State Community College is an equal opportunity employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All materials related to compliance with the ADA are maintained by the College coordinators. Disclosure of a disability is voluntary; however, to initiate a request for services, the ADA Accommodation Request Form must be submitted as follows:Tommy Taylor, Student Services (205)Concetta Odongo, Human Resources (205)
19EmploymentAvailable positions may be filled by external and/or internal searches, lateral transfer or temporary appointments.To assist in recruiting qualified applicants, position announcements are posted on College bulletin boards, and posted on the ACCS & SSCC websites.Some positions are advertised in local and regional newspapers.The President invites various Faculty and/or Staff members to serve on selection committees to assist with the hiring process.All hiring decisions, work assignments and schedules require the College President’s approval.
20Criminal Background Checks State Board Policy requires criminal background checks for all employees.Employees must submit background check consent forms prior to employment.Employees must pay for the background check. Current base cost is $15 and additional fees may apply.After employment at the College, employees with an arrest or conviction must immediately notify the President and/or the Office of Human Resources.
21Salary Schedules & Payroll State Salary SchedulesAll employees within the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) including SSCC, adhere to the personnel salary schedules set forth by the Alabama State Board of Education as determined by their position, rank, classification and step determination.All employees are paid via direct deposit on the last working day of each month.Full time faculty may elect to distribute their nine (9) month contract remuneration over nine (9) months or over twelve (12) months.
22Employment ContractsFull-time faculty receive an annual contract which applies to the nine month period of fall and spring semesters.Summer employment for faculty is contingent upon courses scheduled and student enrollment.New non-instructional employees receive a letter of appointment when hired. Should their employment continue, they will receive a letter of re-appointment effective September 1 through August 31 for each year during the three year probationary period.Adjunct and overload contracts are distributed on a semester-by-semester basis following the Drop/Add period.
23Faculty Work ScheduleFull-time instructors, counselors, and librarians employed on a nine-month contract will work 175 days and 229 days on a twelve-month contract.Faculty employed for the summer will work 54 days.Faculty are required to work a minimum of 35 hours per week, excluding lunch period.Each semester weekly work schedules must comply with guidelines set forth by the President and State Board of Education and must be submitted for approval by the appropriate Dean.
24Non-Instructional Employees Work Schedule Full-time non-instructional employees work the 245 days that the College is officially open (245 work days + 15 holidays = 260 contract days).Full-time staff are required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, excluding the lunch period.The College officially closes at noon on Fridays.Each semester weekly work schedules must comply with set guidelines and must be submitted for approval by the appropriate Dean/Director.Work schedules are subject to modification within certain areas & departments as special circumstances warrant.
25Time and AttendanceTo maintain a productive work environment, SSCC expects employees to be reliable and punctual in reporting for scheduled work. Absenteeism and tardiness result in a burden on other employees and on the College’s overall operations.Employees are also expected to accurately report and record their absences in a timely manner to their supervisor or designee prior to the communicated monthly payroll deadline.Failure to report absences accurately and in a timely manner may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination as well as in a delay in payment processing.
27Employee Tuition Waiver Program Applies to all regular full-time or Salary Schedule H35 employees.Includes dependents/spouseAfter 1 year employment = 1/3 tuition waived2 years employment = 2/3 tuition waived3 years employment = full tuition waivedAny two-year college in Alabama and Athens State University.
28HolidaysThe College observes the following official holidays and is closed for each of these days:New Year’s DayMartin Luther King BirthdayMemorial DayIndependence DayLabor DayVeterans DayThanksgiving DayDay after Thanksgiving DayChristmas EveChristmas DayFive additional days designated by the President (see College calendar)Employees must be in pay status on both the work day before and after the holiday to receive holiday pay. Employees on an unpaid leave of absence are not eligible to receive holiday pay for holidays that occur during the unpaid leave of absence.
29PEEHIP (Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan) New employees may enroll in PEEHIP on the first day of employment, the first day of the month following initial employment, or during the annual open enrollment. The following monthly premiums are effective October 1 – September 30. These premium rates do not include the $27.00 monthly tobacco surcharge. PEEHIP Monthly Out-of-Pocket Cost Single Coverage $15.00 Family Coverage $ PEEHIP P.O. Box Montgomery, AL orOptional CoveragesPlan YearThe following monthly premiums are effective October 1 – September 30. These premium rates do not include the $27.00 monthly tobacco surcharge.Optional Coverages:Cancer $38.00/month Individual or Family CoverageIndemnity $38.00/month Individual of Family CoverageDental $38.00/month Individual$45.00/month Family CoverageVision $38.00/month Individual or Family Coverage
30TRS Teachers’ Retirement System Participation in the TRS is mandatory for every full-time employee of Shelton State Community College. The regular members’ contribution rate is five percent of earnable compensation. Certified Police Officers’ contribution rate is six percent of earnable compensation. The College matches 12.51%. TRS provides the employee with a specific benefit at retirement by calculating the retirement benefit based on a formula. Benefits are payable monthly for the lifetime of the member, possibly continuing for the lifetime of his or her beneficiary. Teacher’s Retirement System P.O. Box Montgomery, Alabama or
31RSA-1 (Deferred Compensation Plan) The RSA-1 Deferred Compensation Plan is offered to Retirement Systems of Alabama members.Members may contribute pre-tax dollars lowering taxable income and reducing the amount of taxes paid.The plan is available through payroll deduction.There is no minimum amount to contribute each month and contribution amounts may increase, decrease or stop with any payroll cycle.Members can enroll at any time.Information is available on the web at or by calling
32Leave Policies Full-time employees are eligible to earn leave. Permanent part-time support employees on Salary Schedule H are eligible to earn leave on a prorated basis.A leave request form is to be completed and approved in advance for planned leave.For unanticipated absences, the leave request form must be completed immediately upon return to work.
33Types of Leave Paid Leave Unpaid Leave Administrative Leave Annual LeaveCourt AttendanceEmergency LeaveMilitary LeavePersonal LeaveProfessional Leave (short term)Sick LeaveUnpaid LeaveEmergency Leave of Absence* (up to one year)Family Medical Leave (FMLA)Maternity LeavePersonal Leave of Absence* (up to one year)Professional Leave of Absence* (up to one year)* The approval of the President is required for any leave of absence and some require Chancellor approval.
34Annual Leave (Paid)Annual leave is earned by non-instructional employees only.Instructors, counselors, and librarians do not earn annual leave.The number of days of annual leave earned per month is based on a range of years of full-time experience.Years of Experience Annual Leave Earnedday per monthdays per monthdays per monthdays per month20-above days per monthA maximum of 60 days may be accrued and carried forward to next leave year.Annual leave days exceeding 60 during a year are forfeited if not used.To see employee data including total annual leave accrued, employees can access the self-serve feature of the intranet at under the Human Resources and Payroll tab.
35Sick Leave (Paid)All regularly employed College personnel on Salary Schedules A, B, C, E, and H shall earn one day of sick leave per month of employment.All full-time College personnel employed on Salary Schedule D shall earn one day of sick leave per month of employment (maximum of nine days during the academic year which is fall and spring semesters and up to a maximum of three days for full-time employment during the summer term).Any unused balance of sick leave accumulated at the end of the leave year will be carried forward to the next year.Employees must work one-half of the working days in a month in order to accrue sick leave.
36Sick Leave Bank (SLB) (Paid) The Sick Leave Bank is designed to allow participating members to borrow sick leave days after their accumulated sick leave days have been exhausted.Requirements:Employees submit a SLB membership applicationEmployee deposits 5 sick leave days into his/her SLB accountNew employees are eligible to use the sick leave bank as soon as 5 days are accruedAll sick leave must be used prior to borrowing from the SLBUp to 15 days may be borrowed from the SLBBorrowed days must be repaid to the SLB as earned (monthly)
37Catastrophic Sick Leave (Paid) for Sick Leave Bank Members Eligibility for Sick Leave Bank Members:Employee must be a member of the Sick Leave BankEmployees must have exhausted all earned leave (sick, annual, and personal)Employee must have borrowed 15 days from the SLBRequest must be approved by the SLB ChairpersonAvailability of catastrophic sick leave is dependent upon the number of days donated from SLB membersDonations must be at employee’s requestDays donated are not repaid
38Personal Leave (Paid)Salary Schedule D full-time faculty are granted five days of personal leave per leave year.Salary Schedule A, B, C, E, and H employees are granted two days of personal leave per leave year.Personal leave is not cumulative. Unused personal leave is converted to sick leave at the end of the leave year.
39Family Medical Leave Act (Unpaid) The FMLA of 1993 requires covered employers to provide up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year to eligible employees due to the birth or adoption of a child, the employee’s own serious health condition, or because the employee is needed to care for a parent, child, or spouse with a serious health condition.Health benefits must be maintained during the leave at the same level of employer and employee contribution as prior to the leave.FMLA leave is used after all accrued leave is exhausted.Sick leave accrued during the twelve-week FMLA leave period must be used as part of the twelve-week FMLA period.
40FMLA Eligibility (Unpaid) Employed at least 12 monthsWorked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of the FMLA leave (Example: 25 hours per week for 52 weeks = 130 hours – would qualify)Employee must submit a written request within the FMLA guidelines to the PresidentDocumentation/medical provider certification required.
41On-the-Job InjuryJob related injuries should be reported within 24 hours to the appropriate Dean/Director or President’s Office.An accident/injury report form may be obtained from Campus Security or the Office of Human Resources.Colleges within the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) are self-insured and do not carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance.Medical claims should be filed with the primary health care provider. The Alabama Board of Adjustment will review and consider reimbursement of filed medical claims unpaid by insurance with the appropriate documentation.
43Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO/AA) Shelton State Community College is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, covered disability, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected status recognized by federal or state law.Any applicant or employee who believes that a violation of the College’s policy or any applicable law relating to accommodating a person with a disability or protected class has occurred, should immediately contact the Office of Human Resources at and/or the appropriate Dean or Director.All complaints are promptly investigated and all involved individuals are expected to cooperate. The information obtained in the course of an investigation is held in confidence and is only disclosed to individuals who have an official need for the information.
44Nondiscrimination Statement It is the policy of Shelton State Community College that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”In addition, the College is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by Federal Law and Regulations.
45Sexual Harassment Policy No employee or student of Shelton State Community College shall be subjected to sexual harassment. The College is committed to a working and educational environment, which recognizes the dignity and worth of every employee and student. Sexual harassment will not be condoned and should be reported to the Dean of Students, Director of Human Resources and/or the President immediately. Sexual harassment is defined in the Alabama State Board of Education PolicyAll full-time and regular part-time employees are required to complete sexual harassment training annually.
46HarassmentIt is the policy of Shelton State Community College that employees and students are provided both employment and educational environments free of harassment or discrimination related to an individual’s race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Such harassment or discrimination is a violation of State Board of Education policy. Any practice or behavior that constitutes harassment or discrimination will not be tolerated on any campus or site, or in any division, or department by any employee, student, agent, or non-employee on College property while engaged in any institutionally sponsored activities.Employees and students of SSCC will strive to promote an environment that fosters personal integrity where the worth and dignity of each human being realized, where democratic principles are promoted, and where efforts are made to assist colleagues and students in realizing their full potential as worthy and effective members of society. Administrators, professional staff, faculty and support staff shall adhere to the highest ethical standards to ensure a professionally functioning institution and to guarantee equal educational opportunities for all students.Any employee or student who becomes aware of any such harassment shall report the incident(s) to the appropriate College official (e.g. the Dean of Students and/or Director of Human Resources).
47Drug-Free Workplace Policy Unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of a controlled substance by any employee of Shelton State Community College while at work for the College, whether or the premises of the College or at any other site where the employee is carrying out assigned duties is prohibited.
48Ethics ComplianceThe use of official position and influence to further personal gain or that of families or associates is unacceptable behavior.State Board Policy requires all employees to complete ethics training and to have a certificate of completion on file in the Office of Human Resources.
49Probationary PeriodAll regular full-time and part-time employees are hired on a probationary status for a period of three (3) years from the date of his or her initial employment and serve “at will”.The 36-month period is cumulative, not continuousThe 9-month faculty contract is considered to be an annual term of employment (12 months) for tenure purposesThe probationary period applies to all regular employees who work 20 hours or more per week
50TenureUpon completion of thirty-six (36) months of full-time employment, an employee qualifies for tenure.Tenure is not transferrable between institutions or agencies within ACCS or from institutions or agencies outside ACCS.The employment of a tenured employee will not be terminated except for failure to perform his or her duties in a satisfactory manner, incompetence, neglect of duty, insubordination, immorality, justifiable decrease of jobs in the institution, or other just causes in accordance with the Fair Dismissal Act (State Board Policy #619.01).
51Dress CodeAs a Shelton State employee, you will be known for your professionalism and service attitude and this should be reflected in your appearance. “Business casual” is the preferred style of dress for the College and employees must use good judgment in determining what is appropriate to wear to work. Employees should consider their level of customer and public contact and the types of meetings they are scheduled to attend when determining appropriate attire.Specific attire that is unacceptable includes: T-shirts with politically- motivated endorsements, offensive slogans or pictures, torn clothing, loose footwear such as flip-flops, bare feet, and excessively revealing attire such as short shorts, halter tops, or see-through clothing.Fridays have been designated as Casual Day and every Monday as Team- wear Day by the President of the College. On Fridays, employees can dress in comfortable, casual attire, as long as it is neat, clean, in good taste, and projects a positive image of the College. On Mondays, employees are encouraged to wear appropriate attire that displays the designation “Shelton State Community College.” Team-wear Day is an opportunity to express our school spirit and support of the College. Employees are encouraged to purchase team-wear from the Bookstore.
52Evaluation Procedures Every full-time and regular part-time employee will have an annual performance review/evaluation by his/her immediate supervisor conducted by his/her immediate supervisor usually in the spring semester.During this annual employee evaluation, the employee will have the opportunity to self access. Then the employee and supervisor will review/update the employee’s job description, evaluate the employee’s progress toward work objectives and identify professional development goals for the coming year.
53Professional Development Plan All full-time and regular part-time employees are to prepare a Professional Development Plan in conjunction with the annual performance review/evaluation.A Professional Development Plan is required when the faculty or staff member seeks an advancement in rank. The Professional Development Plan must have prior approval from the appropriate Division Chair and the President.
54Professional Development Opportunities Campus wideCommitment to ComplianceCommitment to CultureCommitment to CommunityDepartmental/DivisionAcademicTechnical
55TEAMSpirit/Performance Excellence TEAMSpirit is the ongoing “Quality Improvement Initiative” through which Shelton State Community College has transformed itself from a traditional committee system to a team-based model for employee participation in college governance.TEAMSpirit has also established a process for continuous improvement of college operations and service(s) through which college employees are trained in quality principles and methods. TEAMSpirit provides professional development for college employees and leadership opportunities and learning experiences for selected student volunteers.Through TEAMSpirit, employees may voluntarily participate in the governance of the College by serving on a Systems Improvement Team (SI Team), on the College Quality Council, or on an Action Group.
56What is the FISH! Philosophy? The FISH! Philosophy includes four simple, interconnected practices:Be There is being emotionally present for people. It’s a powerful message of respect that improves communication and strengthens relationships.Play taps into your natural way of being creative, enthusiastic and having fun. Play is the spirit that drives the curious mind, as in “Let’s play with that idea!” It’s a mindset you can bring to everything you do.Make Their Day is finding simple ways to serve or delight people in a meaningful, memorable way. It’s about contributing to someone else’s life, not because you want something out of it, but because that’s the person you want to be.Choose Your Attitude means taking responsibility for how you respond to what life throws at you. Once you are aware that your choice impacts everyone around you, you can ask yourself, “Is my attitude helping my team or my customers? Is it helping me to be the person I want to be?
58Faculty Resource Center The mission of the Faculty Resource Center is to foster a learning- centered culture at Shelton State Community College. We are dedicated to providing our faculty, full-time and adjunct, with resources and support to fulfill this important mission. The resource center is located on the 2nd floor in suite 2604.The main lab in the Faculty Resource Center has nine computers with a variety of software, one SmartBoard, one flatbed scanner, and printers. This lab is open Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.The mini-lab has three computers, one flatbed scanner, one printer, and one Epperson scanner. This lab is open Monday - Thursday from 7:30 am – 9:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm for your convenience. Training seminars are developed and offered throughout each semester. These include BlackBoard, Microsoft Office applications, Tegrity, SmartBoard, Web Design and others as requested.
59Library ServicesShelton State maintains two campus libraries to serve all students and employees. The Susan Phifer Cork and the Karen Phifer Brooks Main Library, located on the Martin Campus on Old Greensboro Road, houses over 37,000 books and carries over 300 current periodical subscriptions. Its holdings provide support for both technical and academic programs.The Lewis Library on the C.A. Fredd Campus houses approximately 1,000 books to support the programs based on the Fredd campus. Additionally, the Lewis Library provides a small, basic reference collection and over 20 current periodical subscriptions.Both libraries are open Monday through Friday when classes are in session. Specific hours for each library are posted at each location. Additional information about the libraries is available at Shelton State maintains reciprocal library agreements with Stillman College and The University of Alabama, allowing employees to have faculty privileges at these libraries. A current library card is required to activate these privileges. No card or identification is required for in-house use of these libraries.Laptop computers and digital projectors are generally available for instructional or training purposes in the libraries on the Martin and Fredd campuses. Faculty or staff members should contact the appropriate library to determine availability and/or to reserve the required equipment.
60TravelCollege-owned vehicles must be used when traveling on official College business if a vehicle is available on the employee’s base campus. If an employee chooses not to use an available college- owned vehicle, the employee will not be reimbursed mileage for the use of a personal vehicle.Persons attending the same meeting or functions are expected to travel together to minimize travel costs.Personal use of college-owned vehicles is prohibited.Authorized employees may use a College gas credit card only when traveling in a College vehicle. College gas credit card use is authorized only for expenses (fuel, oil, or emergency repairs) required in the operation of a college-owned vehicle. The College credit card expenses will be attributed to the appropriate division, department, or program.
61Safety, Security & Emergency Procedures Complete policies for safety, security, accident, and emergency procedures are detailed in the Shelton State Community College Employee Handbook.In case of emergency:Call 911Contact SSCCor
62And Finally…Please complete the following forms and return them to the Office of Human Resources:Employee Orientation Acknowledgement FormSSCC Policies and Procedures Manual Access Acknowledgement Form