CSI Human Resources
 
 

6. INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

6.01  ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Rev: 7/2003)

Location: Gerald R. Meyerhoeffer Building, Second Floor, and many outreach areas
Services offered:

College Study Skills Program offers learning opportunities to college-bound students of various entering levels. Basic level courses in math, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling are offered. Similarly, these same courses are offered at a developmental level that is needed to raise existing skills to a college-level competency. College level classes in math and reading are also available. A college study methods course is offered to promote student success and retention. Emphasis in this course is on learning study techniques, examination skills, note-taking procedures, and comprehension of reading materials. Students are placed in study skills courses at various levels based upon results of the CSI placement test.

Adult Basic Education Program (ABE) is designed to improve the educational level of undereducated adults and out-of-school youth in the CSI eight-county service area. The ABE program recognizes the worth and importance of the individual adults who have less than a high school education and recognizes the need for community-based instruction. The student must be 16 years or older to participate in the ABE program. Program instruction is offered at the main campus, outreach centers, and correctional institutions. English as a second language is also a part of the ABE program. This program is tuition free.

General Education Development/High School Equivalency Testing Program (GED/HSE) offers adults who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn high school credentials. The CSI Adult Basic Education program provides instruction for students preparing to take the GED/HSE exams. The instruction is tuition-free; however, there is a fee of $15 per test in the GED/HSE battery.

Basic Skills Volunteers Program (BSV) is a tutoring project of the ABE program. BSV works to match adults in our community who wish to improve their skills in reading, writing, math, or ESL with other adults who have volunteered to tutor. Tutors and students work at a time and place that is convenient to both of them. All tutoring is free of charge.

English as a Second Language Program (ESL) offers a series of courses through the Study Skills program for college-bound students whose native language is not English. These courses are designed to help students who already have a basic level of English proficiency gain the English language proficiency necessary for college study. A TOEFL score or demonstration of equivalent proficiency on the CSI English as a second language assessment is necessary. The academic ESL courses are for college credit and require regular tuition fees.

Adult Basic Education English as a Second Language Program (ABE/ESL) The Adult Basic Education program offers English as a Second Language courses for adults who wish to improve their English speaking skills for personal, social, and occupational purposes. The ABE/ESL is tuition free.

Peer Tutoring Program is available for students who are currently enrolled in credit courses and are attending courses regularly. Students in need of academic assistance are matched up with another student with skills and knowledge in the specific discipline. There is no charge to the student for this program.

Campus Testing Center services are available for placement testing, CLEP testing, and college testing. Services are available each semester and include day and evening hours. There is a fee for CLEP tests.

6.02 ADVISING CENTER (Rev: 7/2003)

Location: Taylor Administration Building, Main Floor in the Matrix Center
Services offered:

Educational Advising in order to assist prospective and current students in selecting an appropriate course of study. In addition, the Advising Center staff provides on-going educational advising to Liberal Arts majors and to students who are undeclared or who are still deciding on a major. Advising for students using Veterans educational benefits is also available.

Advising for all new and returning students who register during the summer months will be available through the Advising Center for all majors. If specific major advisors are available a referral can be made at that time.

Assessment Test Interpretation for placement Tests such as COMPASS, ACT, or SAT.

Consultation Services to faculty and staff to enhance their knowledge and understanding of student needs and to assist them in meeting those needs.

Transfer information for advisees in Liberal Arts or students who have not determined a major field of study.
Referral Services to other departments on campus, to community resources, and for other services not available on campus or which are beyond the mission of the college.

Information provided regarding general services and resources available on campus and in the community.

Remember:

  • No referral is necessary, just drop in or make an appointment.
  • Questions and problems do not have to be major before you seek help.
  • There is no additional charge for services at the Advising Center.
  • All information is confidential (exceptions can be explained individually).

6.03 BUS SERVICE--TRANS IV

Location:  Scott Building, 496 Madrona
Services offered:

  • Regular pick-up and delivery service (call for schedule)

6.04  BUSINESS OFFICE

Location:  Taylor Building, First Floor
Services offered:

  • Payment of tuition
  • Validation of identification cards
  • Financial aid award checks
  • Paychecks

6.05 CENTER FOR NEW DIRECTIONS (Rev: 7/2003)

Location: Canyon Building, Room 105
Services offered:

Who "CND" Grants Assist...

HOMEMAKER: A person seeking full-time employment outside of the home and is enrolled in a Professional-Technical program at CSI.
SINGLE PARENT: An unemployed or underemployed person who is responsible for a dependent in the home.
DISPLACED HOMEMAKER: A person who must seek training or paid employment outside of the home due to separation, divorce, widowhood, or disability of spouse.
NONTRADITIONAL OCCUPATION: A person entering a nontraditional training program or occupation.
PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL STUDENT: A student enrolled in the Professional Technical Divisions at CSI who meet above criteria.

Career Development-Individual Career Counseling

  • Individual Career planning
  • Career psychometric testing
  • Computed aided career exploratio
  • Job hunting skills
  • Non-traditional occupation exploration (including supportive services)

Personal Counseling for enrolled CSI Students

  • Student personal crisis management and referral
  • Ongoing counseling focusing on student retention

Special Topics Presentation/Trainings/Consultations

  • CSI retention services presentation (Work Place Communication, Anxiety Management, etc)
  • Community enrichment presentations (Utilizing Employee Personality Type to Improve Workplace Environment, etc.)

Workforce Development

  • Workplace Basics Skills -information interview contacts
  • Employer mentorship experiences
  • Liaison with economic development community
  • Financial assistance for those who qualify

Information and Referral

  • Self-directed career planning packets
  • Self-directed education planning packets
  • Self-directed job hunting packets
  • Referral to other resources

Types of Activities

  • Individual counseling
  • Classes, workshops, and groups

6.06 CSI CHILD CARE CENTER (Rev: 7/2003)

Location: On the Frontier Parkway between the CSI baseball field and the Expo Center.
Services offered:

The College of Southern Idaho Child Care Center offers a high quality early childhood program, along with a safe nurturing environment, while promoting physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children. Program services are provided for children of students attending classes at CSI.

CSI Child Care Center is a accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. In May 1999 the Center voluntarily underwent a comprehensive process of internal self-study, received an external professional review to verify compliance with the Criteria for High-Quality Early Childhood Programs, and has been found to be in substantial compliance with the Criteria.

The Center is state licensed to provide services to 53 children ages six months to kindergarten. Certified trained teachers provide planned daily learning activities that are developmentally appropriate. Nutritious meals are prepared at the Center and are provided at no extra cost.

6.07  CLERICAL SERVICES

Various secretarial services are available for typing and duplicating examinations, course syllabi, etc.  Contact your department supervisor for a referral to appropriate support personnel.

6.08 Committees

Each division of the vocational program will have at least one advisory committee. Where more than one specific occupation is being served by a division, an Occupational Advisory Committee will be appointed for each occupation. The Division Director/Department Head will be responsible for the organization and utilization of advisory committees.

All members of an advisory committee will be knowledgeable about the occupation the committee pertains to. Each committee should include representatives from both employee and employer groups. It is suggested that committee membership not exceed 10 or 12.

All members of a prospective advisory committee must be contacted in person, if possible, to determine if they would be willing to serve. Final appointment will be by letter from the applicable Dean or Vice President of Instruction using college letterhead.

Members of an advisory committee must be notified several days in advance of a committee meeting. (Notice shall include a committee roster and an agenda as well as information regarding meeting time, place, date, etc. The first mailing should include a letter of appointment, roster, meeting notice, and agenda.)

Minutes will be kept for each meeting, using a format that will include meeting date, time, place, business conducted, members present, others present, committee action, and adjournment time.

A permanent file folder which includes all correspondence relative to the appointment of members and the function of the committee will be maintained for each committee.

A current roster for each committee will be on file in the Vice President of Instruction's office. Copies of meeting notices, agendas, and meeting minutes will be sent to the Dean.

Coordinators/Division Directors/Department Heads should follow guidelines published by the state office for outline of recommended procedures in the organization and utilization of Occupational Advisory Committees. (Coordinators/Division Directors will request procedures from the appropriate state supervisor.)

All academic and vocational faculty, depending on rank, should make themselves available to serve on campus-wide committees. Since the needs of the College are dynamic, types of committees respond to current needs; some committees are short-term, while others may be ongoing. For a listing of current committees, their responsibilities and make up, contact the Vice President of Instruction.

6.09 Communication With Off-Campus and Satellite Sites

The College maintains off-campus sites in the area. For information regarding travel to and from the site, use of college vehicles, mail to off-campus sites, and so on, contact the Director of Continuing Education.

The College has satellite and microwave systems located in the Evergreen Building. For information on teaching via these media, contact the Telecommunications Office.

6.10 College Equipment Use

Both State law and College policy are very clear concerning the personal use and the disposition of College-owned property. Guidelines concerning College property are as follows:

1. No College property or equipment may be taken home without written permission of the applicable vice president. This property must be listed on our inventory as located at the person's home.

2. College property taken home must be for the purpose of benefiting the College. Property cannot be taken home for the primary benefit of the employee. The only authorized College property at employee homes at this time are faculty computers.

3. College property may not to be used to financially benefit an employee.

4. College vehicles are to be used for official College business only.

5. College property that has been determined surplus must be disposed of in accordance with Idaho Code 33-601. This involves approval by the Board of Trustees, advertisements and appraisals. No individual is authorized to trade or dispose of College property.

6. All donated property becomes College property at the time title transfers and must be disposed of in accordance with Idaho Code 33-601.

7. In accordance with the Ethics In Government Act, an employee or his family may not financially benefit from a property exchange or financial transaction with the College.

It is the responsibility of all supervisors to ensure that their departments and divisions are in total compliance with the above guidelines. Failure to adhere to College policy concerning property use may result in disciplinary action or termination.

6.11 Hilton Writing Center (Shields 213)

The Hilton Writing Center was created to offer free consultation for the College's students, faculty, and staff. It is staffed primarily by composition faculty and qualified student tutors. A variety of writing support services is offered to faculty including class visits to assist in explaining writing assignments, standards of good writing in a specific discipline, and writing strategies. Faculty and staff are welcome to seek assistance with a resume, letter, or special need. Contact Extension 2132 for more information.

6.12 Math Lab

The Math Lab offers tutoring and help sessions for math students on a regular basis. For more information, contact the Math Lab in Shields 207.

6.13 NEW STUDENT SERVICES(Added: 10/2003)

Location:  Taylor Administration Building, First Floor Matrix Center
Services offered:

The New Student Services office assists prospective students by responding to:

  • Requests for college information,
  • Scheduling campus visitation and tours, and
  • Making presentations to schools and community groups.

Contact this office by calling 732-6250 or 732-6229 for a tour, or by email to info@csi.edu or eagletours@csi.edu.

6.14  REGISTRATION, RECORDS, AND ADMISSIONS (Rev: 7/2003)


Location: Taylor Administration Building, First Floor Matrix Center
Services offered:

  • Registration for classes
  • Degree audits
  • Transcripts
  • Enrollment verification
  • Transcript evaluation
  • Adds and drops
  • Schedule production

6.15 Scheduling of Classes (Rev: 3/99)

Department and program heads are requested to make their recommendations for teaching assignments and preferred room schedules for each faculty member. These recommendations will be reviewed by the administration, and classroom assignments will be made based on suitability to course requirements and class size.

6.16 STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES (Rev: 10/2003)


Location:  Taylor Administration Building, Second Floor
Services offered:

  • Envisioning a college community where services and programs promote welcoming access
  • Offering support services to students with disablities
  • Providing technical assistance to all departments
  • Acting as information and referral to our community on disability issues

6.17 STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

Location: Taylor Administration Building, First Floor Matrix Center
Services offered:

  • Information on how to Apply for Financial Aid
  • Loan Information, Various Loan Information and Resources
  • Job Programs and Information, Information about on Campus and Off Campus Work
  • CSI Scholarships
  • Other Financial Aid Information
  • Information about other Idaho Colleges and Universities

6.18 STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICE (Rev: 10/2003)

Location:  Taylor Administration Building, First Floor Matrix Center
Services offered:

The Student Activites Office encompasses the services of student activities, housing, and student assistance.

Student Activities:

  • Coodinates the activities of the campus clubs
  • Schedules special student events
  • Provides information about intramural sports
  • Supervises the Student Senate, Ambassador, Diversity, and Interclub Councils

Housing Services:

  • Oversees Eagle Hall and Northview Apartments
  • Maintains on-campus housing records/reservations
  • Provides referrals for off-campus housing

Student Assistance: provides information and resources to assist students who encounter difficulties during their college experience.

6.19 Veteran's Affairs

The College of Southern Idaho provides veteran affairs services through a part-time clerk and a part-time counselor position. Veterans needing assistance with the use of their educational benefits, educational/career planning, or other personal problems should contact the Veterans' Counselor in the Counseling Center in the Taylor Building. In addition, local veteran service organizations are used as referral information regarding part-time employment opportunities, housing, psychological testing and counseling, advocacy, and resource planning.

Students attending CSI who are eligible to receive VA benefits will be responsible for and subject to the college's tuition, scholastic, and social policies which apply to all students, as well as the VA regulations for eligible students. Veterans receiving benefits may also be eligible for other financial aid programs. Check with the Financial Aid Office for further information on these availabilities.

Veterans must contact the Veterans' Clerk or the Veterans' Counselor each semester following their initial certification for educational benefits to assure the correct award payment and to gain assistance in planning their class schedules for their declared majors. Veterans are responsible for reporting to the Veterans' Clerk in the Records Office on all changes that may affect eligibility for educational benefit payments.

For more specific information regarding these policies, the veteran should obtain a copy of the college catalog and/or stop in at the office of the Veterans' Clerk or Veterans' Counselor. The brochure Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents, available from the Regional Veterans Administrative Office in Boise, may also be beneficial to veterans.

Veterans Administration "benefit counselors" are directly available to each veteran--by phone--through the Veterans Administration Regional Office. That toll-free number is 1-800-659-8387. Specific information in dealing with VA regulations on the following can be obtained through that resource: eligibility for educational benefits, advance payment procedure, standards of educational progress, overpayment or underpayment of benefits, late payment of benefits, approved curriculum, and program changes can be obtained through that resource.