Faculty Handbook


This website is meant to be useful to all DMACC regular faculty and adjunct faculty teaching credit courses. It should be especially helpful to new faculty who need to turn to one common source of information to answer the many questions they may have. But it is also filled with procedures, practices, and Web links that veteran faculty will need to have at their fingertips. Likewise, deans, provosts, and their administrative assistants will want to be familiar with the contents.

Consider this a working document. It should be updated annually and should include changes and additions that you contribute.

Don't forget that the DMACC College Catalog and the DMACC Student Handbook contain additional important reference material.

Furthermore, you may access DMACC Board Policies or Human Resources Procedures for additional information.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows (version 7.0 or greater) to view and download various forms and procedures that are mentioned.

One final note: Since DMACC students are expected to be familiar with DMACC policies and procedures affecting their activities, and ignorance does not excuse their violations, it is imperative that you understand the College's operating principles while you are employed here.

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Nondiscrimination Statement

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: 

  • Agriculture
  • Natural & Environmental Services
  • Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
  • Arts, Design, and Visual Communications
  • Business, Management, and Marketing
  • Education, Public, and Human Services
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Culinary
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation & Logistics 

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.  

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost's office, the Academic Deans' office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu. Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576. 

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).