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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Non​discrimination Statement

​​​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, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. 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, dso@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 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339, email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov​.​​

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at https://www.dmacc.edu/admissions/Pages/checklist.aspx.