Frequently Asked Questions About Extended Campus Courses
Payment for classes is at the end of the semester by direct deposit.
Check with your department chair for guidance. Some departments have a set scale while others allow the instructor the freedom to set the scale.
In the case of inclement/severe weather, make sure to check your email concerning closings. As a rule, classes are rarely canceled due to bad weather. Be sure to check with your ECCE Coordinator if you have a question.
In most cases, you will encounter a mix of traditional and non-traditional students. The non-traditional students are often intimidated about returning to college; however they tend to be very dedicated and committed students. Most adjunct faculty find the mix quite refreshing and a welcome change.
Again, it is good to keep a good line of communication open between you and your department on the main campus to address academic issues. If you are experiencing administrative problems (scheduling, supplies, equipment, facilities, etc) please contact ECCE Coordinator assigned to your teaching location.
All students have access to numerous online journals via the website: www.utm.edu/departments/acadpro/library/index_med.php. At the UT Martin McNairy Center/Selmer, please contact the library resource specialist for assistance. In Jackson, all students have access to the Lambuth University library. Students may contact the Lambuth University Library at (731)425-3290. All other extended campus students may call the UT Martin ECCE office at 1-800-482-5199 and asked to be connected with the Paul Meek Library for further assistance.
Most extended campus locations do not offer office space for adjunct faculty. However, the UT Martin McNairy County Center/Selmer offers a common office space for all adjuncts with computers, printers, Internet access and mailboxes.
Please coordinate your operational needs with your department chair or ECCE coordinator. Departments are requested to submit annual operational resource projections to ECCE. Your requirements can be included in these annual requests.
In most cases, ECCE will ask you to fill out a contact sheet. This sheet serves as a way for ECCE to find you by several different methods (home and work phone numbers, e-mail, etc). Adjuncts at the UT Martin McNairy County Center/Selmer are assigned a mailbox, in addition to utilizing this contact information.
Check with your department initially, and if you are still having difficulty, inform your appropriate ECCE Coordinator for assistance at least two weeks prior to the class start date (this allows ECCE staff adequate time to assist).
Yes, if you are located in Jackson and the UT Martin McNairy County Center/Selmer. You can also coordinate access to some of these resources through your assigned ECCE Coordinator.
Check with your department to make sure.
Students either fill out an order blank from a book company and the books are shipped to their home, or the book company representative is available, and books are purchased on-site. In Jackson, students purchase books from the Lambuth University bookstore. The phone number to the Lambuth Bookstore is: (731) 425-3299.
Some department chairs occasionally visit extended campus sites to meet with faculty, observe teaching, and ensure the quality of the course content.
The math department requires a common syllabus, a common text, and a common final exam for all math courses. Again, check with your department for guidance. Most departments can furnish you with a copy of their most recent syllabus in the area you are teaching. This will assist you in developing your own syllabus. Please also confirm if your department requires a copy of your syllabus (most do).
Most Instructors teaching evening courses do give their students a break about midway of the class. Check with your department for further guidance.
Information concerning grade submittal is included in this handbook. Just follow the step-by-step directions. If you have difficulty, contact the ECCE Coordinator for your site.
Yes, extended campus sites follow the same academic calendar, however registration times are often different.