2020-2021 Faculty Handbook

Additional Statements You May Need for Your Course

First three bullets are required; others should be included when appropriate for your course.
  • Early Support Program : The College of Central Florida is committed to helping you succeed and achieve your academic, personal and career goals. One of the ways we can accomplish this goal with you is through an Early Support Program. Our philosophy, based on extensive research and practice, is that when students are connected early to resources and support systems on campus they are more likely to stay in classes, perform better in those classes, and complete their path more quickly. Therefore, you may be contacted by your First Year Success Specialist, program Advisor and/or other resources on our campus if there is a time during the semester I feel it would be beneficial to your continued success. I am always your first point of contact for any concerns that affect your success or with course content, so I encourage you to come to me to discuss those issues. Also, be assured that I will first communicate any concerns I have with you and will then connect you with the other areas on our campus to help develop a network of support for you.
  • This course uses Canvas to post course materials. Go to myCF (mycf.cf.edu/ICS/), login, click on the Academics tab, and follow the link to Go to Canvas. If you are not familiar with Canvas, you may access a self-tutorial by hovering over the Courses tab in Canvas and clicking on the Getting Started in Canvas course. Additional Canvas tutorials can be found under the help menu in the upper-right corner of your Canvas page. If you have any questions or encounter any problems logging on to Canvas or within the system, contact the Distance Learning Help Desk Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (fall and spring hours), or Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (summer hours), at dlhelp@cf.edu or at 352-854-2322, ext. 1317. You may also use the 24/7 Canvas help desk by clicking the Help link in the upper right corner of Canvas.
  • Library Resources: The CF Libraries are here to help with your research and information needs. Search the library catalog (library.cf.edu), or contact the Ocala campus library (library@cf.edu, 352-854-2322 ext. 1345) or the Citrus campus library (citruslb@cf.edu, 352-249-1205) with questions. Learn more about research help, online and database searching, and citing your sources by visiting the CF Virtual Library (cf.libguides.com) or by visiting the Ocala library (Building 3) or Citrus library (Building C2, Room 202) for one-on-one help. Course reserves: Course textbooks and/or supplemental course material may be on reserve at the Library. Please call to inquire. If the item you are looking for is not on reserve, ask your instructor if they are able to place a copy on reserve.
  • Testing Accommodations:  Make-up Tests and/or Tests for Distance Learners. Testing Center hours are located at www.cf.edu/testing. Your instructor is required to make advanced preparations before you schedule your exam, so contact your instructor at least two weeks in advance regarding testing assistance.
  • Register for all testing that you plan to schedule in one of the CF testing centers by creating a CF username and password for the testing center. This can be done at home or at the testing center; the link is www.cf.edu/mytests . This is required to take any tests and only needs to be created once. The username and password created will be used for all tests taken at any of the CF campus testing centers.
  • The Ocala Testing Center is located on the second floor of the Bryant Student Union Building 5 ,in Room 205.  Appointments are required. 
  • For the Citrus Campus Testing Center, call 352-249-1213 for an appointment. The Citrus Campus Testing Center is located in C4-109.
  • For the Levy Campus Testing Center, call 352-493-9533, ext. 2100 or 2111, for an appointment. Stop at the front desk for further directions.
  • (If you require proctored assessments in your online or hybrid course, you must include this statement according to SACSCOC Verification of Identity standard): In order to verify student identity on assessments this course requires ___ [insert number of required proctored assessments] proctored assessment(s). If you are unable to travel to a CF campus during testing center hours, you may be required to pay a fee to complete the assessment(s). Fees generally range between $30 and $45 per assessment, depending on the proctor used and length of the exam. If you choose to complete the assessment using an online proctoring service, you will also be required to have a webcam and microphone. For assistance with scheduling a proctored exam at a CF testing center or to help you locate another testing center, please call 352-291-4419. For assistance with online proctoring after you have contacted your instructor, please contact E-Learning at 352-854-2322 ext. 1317 at least two weeks prior to your requested test date.
  • For  online courses, please allow up to 24 hours for a response Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters and Monday through Thursday during summer terms, and up to 48 for a response on the weekend. Scheduled holidays and or emergency situations such as hurricanes or other local emergencies might extend the response time.