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Institutional Review Board of Taft College
Faculty doing human experiments in their discipline must submit an application for said purpose to the IRB. The Taft College President selects the board members. Please find the application form on this faculty resource website and submit the form to the Office of Instruction, who will compile and communicate the applications to the IRB in advance of each semester.
IRB Application
ABSENCES

Please note the following procedural responsibility in reference to class assignments:

In case of unplanned absence/emergency, the instructor is required to call the office of Instructional Support Services at (661) 763-7919 or email at instruction@taftcollege.edu. Please include course number, dates and times and reason in your message.

If an 8:10 a.m. class is to be missed, please call or email Instructional Support Services between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

For all planned absences, please fill out a Plan for Classes to be Missed form. The instructor may choose to cancel class or have a substitute for continued class instruction. It is the instructor’s responsibility to find an approved substitute. Please consult division chair or Office of Instruction for approved subs.

If a substitute is requested, instructors are to provide assignment information for the substitute as soon as possible before the absence.

Under ordinary circumstances it is assumed that the instructor will return to his/her teaching duties on the succeeding day, unless notification is given to the contrary.

All faculty are responsible for completing an absence report form at the end of each month. Please see Human Resources for information regarding absence reports. Absence reports can be picked up in the Instructional Support Services Office or in Human Resources. Absence reports can also be found online at http://oldweb.taftcollege.edu/tcwp/instruction/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/AbsenceReportForm.docx

Deadline for Absence Reports to be submitted: 25th of each month.

FORMS
TRAVEL

Please see the Taft College Board Policies & Procedures

REQUESTS TO BE ABSENT

A “Request to be Absent” form must be filled out by any staff member who will be off-campus for a meeting, workshop, conference, etc. during work hours, whether or not the district is paying for expenses. If the district is paying for expenses, please include dates even if they are non-work days. This way, the per diem and hotel expenses will “add up” when multiplied by the appropriate number of days. Requests for expenses to be paid for by the district must be approved well in advance of the trip by the Vice President of Instruction and by the Superintendent/President. “Request to be Absent” forms and forms for pre-payment of some expenses and reimbursement for others are available in the Instructional Office.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation Request forms are available in the Instructional Office and the District Business Office. These forms are to be completed whether you will be taking a college vehicle or using your own vehicle (a Transportation Request and proof of automobile insurance must be on file in the Business Office for a personal vehicle in order to be reimbursed for mileage).

USE OF COLLEGE VEHICLES

ALL USERS OF COLLEGE VEHICLES WILL PLEASE OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS:

Make reservations for a car five (5) working days ahead.

Do not take a school vehicle without having received authorization.

Do not allow an unauthorized driver to operate a college vehicle.

Return the car to the vehicle area upon your return. Avoid keeping cars at home over the weekend – they are often needed by others over the weekend or early on Monday morning.

Report immediately any mechanical difficulties observed, however minor, to the Maintenance Office.

District or personal passenger vehicles must not carry more than the legal number of passengers for the particular vehicle.

FORMS

TRAVEL

Please see the Taft College Board Policies & Procedures

REQUESTS TO BE ABSENT

A “Request to be Absent” form must be filled out by any staff member who will be off-campus for a meeting, workshop, conference, etc. during work hours, whether or not the district is paying for expenses. If the district is paying for expenses, please include dates even if they are non-work days. This way, the per diem and hotel expenses will “add up” when multiplied by the appropriate number of days. Requests for expenses to be paid for by the district must be approved well in advance of the trip by the Vice President of Instruction and by the Superintendent/President. “Request to be Absent” forms and forms for pre-payment of some expenses and reimbursement for others are available in the Instructional Office.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation Request forms are available in the Instructional Office and the District Business Office. These forms are to be completed whether you will be taking a college vehicle or using your own vehicle (a Transportation Request and proof of automobile insurance must be on file in the Business Office for a personal vehicle in order to be reimbursed for mileage).

USE OF COLLEGE VEHICLES

ALL USERS OF COLLEGE VEHICLES WILL PLEASE OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS:

Make reservations for a car five (5) working days ahead.

Do not take a school vehicle without having received authorization.

Do not allow an unauthorized driver to operate a college vehicle.

Return the car to the vehicle area upon your return. Avoid keeping cars at home over the weekend – they are often needed by others over the weekend or early on Monday morning.

Report immediately any mechanical difficulties observed, however minor, to the Maintenance Office.

District or personal passenger vehicles must not carry more than the legal number of passengers for the particular vehicle.