Faculty is expected to maintain the Coquitlam College mission statement and goals. Faculty is required to remain current in their approach to all aspects of teaching in order to deliver, enhance and advance student learning.
Full time and part time faculty members are responsible for the delivery of instructional and related services associated with each individual course offered per semester. In addition, faculty is required to schedule a minimum of one hour of office time per week per class. Faculty must be present throughout their office hours. It is recommended that faculty be available to students outside their posted office hours as needed.
Instructors at Coquitlam College are required to perform all teaching duties and marking duties within each individual course. Instructors must not assign or appoint teaching assistants.
Employees will be called upon to perform related administrative duties, attend official college functions and participate in staff or general meetings regarding the ongoing operation of the college.
Academic and personal counseling are provided to both faculty and students through Student Services. Faculty is not scheduled to provide regular or on-going counseling to students. However, any assistance provided to students in need is always positive and sanctioned by the Senior Administrators.
Coquitlam College is committed to high quality professional teaching. Instructors should use feedback from student evaluations and professional development to help them improve the quality of their work. The College strives to create a working environment where faculty, department heads and senior administrators work closely together. As a result of these efforts, many opportunities for professional discussion are presented and taken advantage of.
To ensure that instructors receive feedback on effective and ineffective teaching, all instructors are required to collect anonymous student evaluations, which will be examined by the instructor after submission of final grades each semester. The purpose of these student evaluations is for instructor professional development. It is the responsibility of the instructor to be prepared to discuss their evaluations with their Department Head every semester.
Long term faculty is regularly evaluated through student evaluations, Department Head observation as well as feedback from students provided to the Counsellors. All of these indicators are initially used by the Department Head for discussion with their faculty members. Senior Administrators will utilize these methods to discuss the evaluation of instructional faculty and Department Heads. Suggestions for improvement will first be conducted by the Department Head; and should further attention be required, it will be addressed by the Department Head in conjunction with the Senior Administrators.
The evaluation process for Sessional Instructors will include student evaluations and classroom assessment performed by the Department Head within the first 3 months of their work and in subsequent semesters, if the contract continues.