FACULTY FAQ - Student Needs

  1. What do I do if one of my students needs emotional or physical support?
  2. Who should I contact if I am unable to meet my class?
  3. Who should I contact if one of my students seems to have learning problems?
  4. Who should I contact if one of my students claims sexual harassment from another faculty?
  5. Where can I refer students who need help choosing a career?
  6. What do I do if a student in my class is cheating?
  7. Where do I send students who need academic counseling?
  8. Who should I contact if a student in my class is being disruptive?
  9. Who should I contact if I have a medical emergency in my class?
  10. Where do I send students for academic support?
  11. Does the Library provide instruction sessions for my students?
  12. Are there any student clubs on campus and how do I get involved in student government?
  13. Who should I contact if one of my students needs special accommodations?
  14. What are the services for students on campus?
  15. What is MyNav?

1. What do I do if one of my students needs emotional or physical support?
Students can be referred to the Student Health Center in the Administration Building, Room 111, for any level of needs. Student health services includes psychological counseling by a psychologist or post docs or interns under supervision among other things.
Health Center - (805 378-1413
http://www.moorparkcollege.edu/services_for_students/health_center/index.shtml

2. Who should I contact if I am unable to meet my class?
If you will be unable to meet your class for personal illness, bereavement, personal necessity or personal business, notify your Division Office as far in advance as possible.  If your Division Office is closed for the evening, contact the Evening Attendant (805) 378-1406 so that they can notify your students. To reach the evening and weekend attendant, Paul Mattson, call extension x1406.

3. Who should I contact if one of my students seems to have learning problems?
Contact ACCESS (Accessibility Coordination Center & Educational Support Services) at (805) 378-1461. ACCESS is the program that assures all Moorpark College classes, activities, and facilities are accessible to all qualified students.
http://www.moorparkcollege.edu/search/index.shtml?q=access

4. Who should I contact if one of my students claims sexual harassment from another faculty?
If you believe a student or an employee has been harassed, you should direct your concern to either of the following:
The Office of Student Learning: (805) 378-1403 or
The Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, Ventura County Community College District: (805) 652-5513.

5. Where can I refer students who need help choosing a career?
The primary service for students who need help choosing a career is the Career/Transer Center in Fountain Hall, Room 110. The Career/Transfer Center provides a variety of programs and resources: Internships, how to earn college credit for current jobs, on campus job information, career pathways, and others.
Contact Information: (805) 378-1536 or mccareer@vcccd.edu
http://www.moorparkcollege.edu/services_for_students/career_services/index.shtml

6. What do I do if a student in my class is cheating?
Moorpark College takes academic honesty very seriously.  Instructors have the responsibility to report instances of plagiarism or cheating to the Dean of Student Life by completing a BIT form.  Academic dishonesty, in any form, is a violation of the Moorpark College Student Code of Conduct and is subject to investigation, charges of misconduct, and disciplinary consequences.

7. Where do I send students who need academic counseling?
The Counseling Department offers a wide range of professional counseling services for current and prospective students.
Contact Information: (805) 378-1428
http://www.moorparkcollege.edu/services_for_students/counseling/index.shtml

8. Who should I contact if a student in my class is being disruptive?
Moorpark College has established a Crisis Intervention Team.  The Student Health Center Coordinator leads the Team in providing crisis management across the campus when needed. The Team consists of faculty, staff, and administrators trained in crisis intervention strategies. If there is an emergency or traumatic situation, call the Student Health Center at (805)378-1413, or if the situation occurs during an evening or weekend, call the Campus Police at (805) 378-1455.

9. Who should I contact if I have a medical emergency in my class?
If there is an emergency or traumatic situation, call the Student Health Center at (805)378-1413, or if the situation occurs during an evening or weekend, call the Campus Police at (805)378-1455.

10. Where do I send students for academic support?
For English, Writing and Math assistance, see the Teaching and Learning Center located in the Library Learning Resources Building, Third Floor and Room 322. 
The Learning Center General Information: (805) 378-1566

Writing Center Coordinator/Faculty

Kathryn Adams, Ed.D.
(805) 378-1400 ext. 1696
kadams@vcccd.edu

Math Center Coordinator/Faculty

Brendan Purdy, Ph.D.
(805) 378-1400 ext. 1623
Brendan_Purdy@vcccd.edu

11. Does the Library provide instruction sessions for my students?
The librarians are pleased to conduct library instruction sessions for your classes. These sessions work best when they can be focused on a specific assignment. During the session, the librarian will teach appropriate research methodology, including how to use electronic resources and tips on Internet searching. Please schedule your instruction session with the reference librarian. Arrangements must be made five school days prior to
the scheduled session.
Reference Desk Contact Information: (805)378-1472

12. Are there any student clubs on campus and how do students get involved in student government?
To get involved in student government, check the Associated Students website. Associated Students provides opportunities for students to get involved on campus by hosting events and activities. They also encourage students to join and participate in student organizations.

13. Who should I contact if one of my students needs special accommodations?
Contact ACCESS (Accessibility Coordination Center & Educational Support Services) at (805) 378-1461. ACCESS is the program that assures all Moorpark College classes, activities, and facilities are accessible to all qualified students.
http://www.moorparkcollege.edu/services_for_students/access/index.shtml

14. What services are available for students on campus?
Check the Student Services website: http://www.moorparkcollege.edu/services_for_students/index.shtml.

15. What is MyNav?
MyNAV is a guide that helps students know what to do when in order to complete their career and educational goals at Moorpark College. For additional information, check the MyNav website at:
http://www.moorparkcollege.edu/services_for_students/mynav/index.shtml