To find a substitute for one or more of your classes, please email your request the FYC Listserv with the date, time, and location of the class(es) as soon as you anticipate needing a sub.
It is your responsibility to provide the sub with a description of what material you'd like covered, as well as detailed lesson plans and activities. When you have a sub in place, please email Sara Knight the sub's name and the time(s) of the class(es) the sub is covering so the sub can be compensated.
Whenever possible, please let your students know in advance that you will be having a sub.
If you cannot find a sub, please email your students A.S.A.P. to let them know not to come to class as well as what online work you will be assigning in order to cover the material.
Substitute & Absence Policy, Effective 10-2-2017
Students learn best when they are taught by their own instructors. However, the FYC Office recognizes that occasionally, absences are beyond an instructor’s control. If an instructor must be absent, they MUST notify the FYC Office. They also must look for a substitute unless the exigence for the absence makes finding a substitute impossible.
To find a substitute, instructors may use this list. Once a substitute is identified, the instructor should notify Sara Knight (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sara will keep track of all substitutes and all absences. Instructors who are missing from their own class will receive a –1 for each occurrence. The substitute will receive a +1. At the end of the semester, FYC will provide $30 per class for those individuals whose ledger at the end of the semester is above 0. So, for example, let’s say Bob substitutes 2 times but is absent 3 times (for a score of –1). Bob will not receive compensation. But Jill substitutes 5 times and is absent 2 times (for a score of +3). Jill will receive $90 (3 x $30). Pay to the substitutes whose ledger is above 0 will occur after the semester is over.
We will ask no questions if an instructor accumulates a week of absences (2 days on a MW or TR schedule; 3 days on a MWF schedule). However, beyond that number, FYC will ask for justification, and you may be denied permission to be absent for discretionary reasons, even if you do have a substitute lined up.
If the reason for absence is sudden and unavoidable, and/or a substitute cannot be found, 1) contact the FYC Office immediately, and 2) upload a Canvas assignment so that students can continue to learn in your absence.
Class may not be canceled without continuing instruction unless the instructor is subjected to an extreme emergency and is incapacitated.
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