Audiovisual equipmentProjectors, VCRs, monitors, etc., can be arranged with Academic Technology Services (ATS) (Website: http://imc.msu.edu/index.php?id=ordering_equipment) at 353-3960. A 24-hour notice is required. The ATS will deliver the equipment to the classroom and set it up, at no charge to the instructor or the team.
The Center of Teaching and Technology in 133 Erickson Hall has a collection of peripheral equipment that is available for use by College of Education faculty, staff, and students. This collection of equipment aims to help students and faculty within the College fully utilize the capabilities of their computers and software while increasing their general knowledge base of technology. Equipment can be checked out for two weeks at a time. Please see one of the TIES in 133 Erickson for more information.
Additional information about hardware and equipment can be found at the following site: http://itecs.wiki.educ.msu.edu/Technology+Support
Book ordersBooks for each semester course are to be ordered through Karen Gray ONLY. Karen is located in 355 Erickson Hall or by phone at 353-0696. Desk copies for course instructors may be ordered by contacting the publisher.
Class listshttps://ntweb1.ais.msu.edu/Sentinel/AppLogin.Asp?App=RO_Authorization . This is the secured log in screen. Once you have entered your MSU NetID (which is the first part of your email address without the @msu.edu) and your password you should gain access. Next choose "Instructor Systems Menu”. The next screen will indicate what courses you have access to and the different information available to you from this site. If you have trouble with this system, https://www.reg.msu.edu/read/pdf/Online_Grades.pdf is a website that will guide you step by step to accessing the "Instructor Systems Menu”. This website, http://www.reg.msu.edu/Forms/Instructor/FAQ.asp, will answer many of your questions about using the MSU electronic "Instructor Systems”.
Class emailYou can email your class both through Angel and through the Registrar's Instructor Systems Menu. Find the Instructor Systems Menu in the left menu at http://www.reg.msu.edu. It will respond if you have been registered as an instructor.
Classroom equipmentAn MSU webpage enables you to search for a classroom that has all of your requirements (moveable chairs, technology, etc.) http://opbweb.msu.edu/InstrSpace/
Conference room reservationsThe College schedules all of the meeting rooms in Erickson. You can check availability and schedule rooms at http://ed-web2.educ.msu.edu/coeresources. A faculty member's name will be needed to schedule.
Direct deposits of reimbursementsWhen submitting Reimbursement and Travel vouchers that are for direct deposit, please use the exact name of the person as it appears on the University Payroll system. When this information is entered into the system, verification is done to ensure that the name matches the ID # used. Use of nicknames or other aliases will slow down the processing of the voucher and/or cause the voucher to be rejected and sent back to the department.
MailboxesIf you do not have an existing faculty or graduate student mailbox, one will be provided in the Elementary Teacher Preparation Program area (116 EH). Please check with any of the Elementary Teacher Preparation Program Secretaries for its location.
Parking Passes, Permits and TicketsShort-term parking passes (2 hr., 4 hr., and all day) are available for off-campus staff. For special circumstances (guest speakers, etc) please contact the Elementary Teacher Preparation Program Secretaries. The University will not reimburse you for parking permits or parking tickets.
PhotocopiesThe College of Education requires instructors to use technology instead of hard copies whenever possible. Remember that most documents can easily be sent electronically thereby reducing our carbon footprint and allowing us to be good stewards of environmental resources. We ask that you think of the environment before making copies.
For that reason, all copy machines in Erickson Hall are secured and require a copy code to operate. Please see your Subject Area Leader for more information. The machines available on each floor are intended for small jobs or copying out of bound material only.
It is more cost effective, and convenient, to use the Copy Center for 25 or more copies. They are also able to create CDs with your materials or scan your material to a website which the students would then access. A copy request card must accompany your order, which is located in the Copy Center or at the office in 116 EH. (Pink cards are for immediate orders and yellow cards are for non-rush orders).
Any copy request made of The Copy Center that totals 500 or more pages must first get written permission from the Chair of the Department of Teacher Education (however, those teaching for more than one department should get different codes and permission from each department).
Reimbursement PolicyMSU will reimburse individuals who use their own funds for legitimate University business purposes. There are limits and restrictions; please contact the Elementary Teacher Preparation Program Secretaries if you have any questions.
Reimbursement (mileage)Field instructors and course instructors who travel to schools in the course of their duties can be reimbursed for their mileage. Please use the Travel Log (see Tabitha for link - Field Instructor Documents) and the mileage tables or calculators provided with it. Always enter your mileage from campus, not from your home or other location, even during breaks. Submit the form within 5 business days of the end of the month; your reimbursement will be calculated according to current University guidelines.
Reimbursement (phone calls)The Elementary Teacher Preparation Program highly encourages the use of Skype for conference calls. Skype is a Web 2.0 technology which provides free computer to computer digital calls and conferences. Skype calls are made over the computer. Please see www.skype.com for more information.
To be reimbursed for long distance phone calls to Interns and Mentor Teachers, please submit your phone bill (original, not photocopy) to the Elementary Teacher Preparation Program Secretary. Highlight the calls for which you are requesting reimbursement and write the name of the person you phoned next to the charge. Normally, reimbursement is available only for calls made from ordinary telephones. If you wish to be reimbursed for emergency calls made from a cellular/mobile phone, you must also submit a written explanation of why it was necessary to make the call from this phone.