Welcome to College of DuPage! Here are some some essential resources to review as you begin your semester.
Grading information, including the College’s forgiveness policy can be found on the Office of Student Records. However, it may still be a good idea to ask your department or program chair about grading norms.
As members of the College of DuPage community, we share a commitment to the highest standards of learning and ethical behavior. Learn about the College’s academic honesty policies and explore resources you can use to encourage a culture of academic integrity in your classroom.
Working with Students with Disabilities
How do you handle student requests for accommodations? At COD, the Center for Access and Accommodations is your partner and resource.
Sexual Harassment Prevention
College of DuPage has several policies that address different aspects of inappropriate behavior.
The employee portal at inside.cod.edu is designed to give you single sign on access to websites, tools, and other resources that will help you with your work, including gateways to myACCESS, Blackboard, and email; HR benefits, campus calendars, and training documents for work tools. InsideCOD is the primary access point for essential forms and other institutional documents.
Classrooms and Room Reservations
Most classrooms are scheduled by the Central Scheduling Office. Descriptions and schedules of these rooms can be found online. If there’s a problem with your scheduled room, you should work with your department administrative assistant in charge of submitting room requests. One of the best ways to prepare for your class is to visit the room ahead of time and test out any media devices that you may need!
Final Exam Schedule
The final exam schedule is based on the official class meeting times of your class. You can find the final exam schedule on the Academic Calendar page. Don’t forget, you can also see the exam time for your class in MyACCESS.
Course Management Tools
COD’s centrally-provided course management system, Blackboard, allows you to send course-related announcements to your students or distribute electronic materials to your students without having to constantly email files. Visit the Learning Technologies Knowledge Base and find support for everything from setting up your course to accessibility.
Using the Immersive Visualization Lab and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Room
Located in the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), the Immersive Visualization Lab (IVL) and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Room allows students to view and interact with an array of augmented and virtual reality tools.
Learn more about accessing the rooms.
The Learning Commons is an essential resource for faculty and students. Instructors can introduce their classes to the Learning Commons by scheduling a tour or inviting coaches to visit their classes. Mini-Modules provide both online and face-to-face workshops in support of writing skills, reading, public speaking and more.
The Library is dedicated to providing instruction and access to resources and services that support teaching and learning across the College. Instructors can turn to the Library for online teaching resources, classroom equipment booking, course reserves, research support, and professional development. Faculty members in every discipline have a library liaison who can provide information literacy instruction, assist in research assignment design, and work with departments to develop collections that support teaching and learning needs.
Faculty Development Partners
Learning Technologies is dedicated to researching, implementing, and supporting learning technologies in order to create the student-centered learning environment necessary to deliver high-quality education. Learning Technologies staff offer assistance in Online & Hybrid Design, Blackboard Support, Web Content Management, Digital Resource Management, and more!
Faculty Professional Development
In support of College of DuPage’s mission to be a center for excellence in teaching, learning and cultural experiences, the Faculty Professional Development Program is dedicated to providing programs and services that cultivate a community of inquiry around teaching and learning; support faculty throughout their careers as educators, scholars and professionals; and foster interdisciplinary collaboration.
Adjunct Faculty Support
Committed to the institutional mission for excellence in teaching and learning, the Office of Adjunct Faculty Support provides leadership and administrative support for adjunct faculty in partnership with the academic divisions of the college. This is achieved through innovation and collaboration in areas of adjunct faculty recruitment, onboarding, evaluation, and professional development, resulting in increased student engagement, learning, and success outcomes.
Employee Development Center
The Employee Development Center (formerly TLC) provides training, development and resources to College of DuPage employees. EDC is committed to providing relevant, high-quality development opportunities that will enhance your work environment and enrich your experiences here at the College of DuPage.
Faculty Chair of Professional Development
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1107
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3401
Adjunct Faculty Support
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2051
Employee Development Center
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1105/1107