Peekskill Faculty Frequently Asked
Welcome to the Peekskill Extension Center located at 27 North Division
Street, please click here for directions. The
Peekskill Team wishes you a successful semester and thanks you for teaching at
Below are some FAQs and helpful tips to facilitate your teaching
Adjunct/Overload Sick Leave
Center for the Digital Arts Information Sheet
Center for the
Digital Arts Lab Rules
- What do I do during inclement weather? You may call our Snow
Emergency number for cancellation 914-606-6900 or see
http://www.sunywcc.edu homepage. Click
here to find out about cancellations.
- How do I apply to teach at the Peekskill Extension Center?
You may email your resume to the Director at
email@example.com; for general education courses;
contact the Department Chair where you want to teach. For
new non-credit course proposals you may email your proposal to
the Director or see the
Continuing Education web site.
- I just got hired how do I get processed to start teaching and
get paid? If you were hired by an academic department or an
Extension Center you will need to go to the Human Resource
Department on the main campus with the correct documentation, as
well as, complying with the fingerprinting process. You will
need a social security card, picture ID, official sealed
transcripts, and your completed packet to take to Human
Resources in Valhalla, Administration Building floor 1 (park in
parking lot #1). When your paperwork is processed, you will be
added to the payroll. The payroll department handles direct
deposit and changes you make to your exemptions for
Federal/State taxes and enrolling in a voluntary retirement
What is People Soft and how do I access my account? People Soft
is the college's new web-based information management system
that handles everything from registration to attendance,
rosters, grades, etc. All faculty now have a MyWCC account in
our new People Soft system and a college email address. You can
access your People Soft account anywhere you have Internet
access by going to the college homepage
clicking on the MyWCC cube at the bottom of the page. Please
activate your college account at MyWCC Portal, as soon as,
possible by following the directions below. You will need your
user ID (see below) to create your password and answer security
questions in order to gain access to college services.
What will I need to do with my MyWCC account in People Soft?
1. View my course schedule
2. Download my roster
4. Submit Grades
- People Soft Help Docs
- How can my students order their books? They may purchase
online or go in person to the Valhalla Bookstore next to the
- How do students get their grades? Students no longer receive
paper grades. They can access their grades from their MyWCC
account. They may also print an unofficial transcript.
- How do my students get extra help? Academic tutors in
English and Math will be available at the Peekskill Extension
Center. A tutoring schedule will be distributed to both faculty
and students near the beginning of the semester. Students can
also utilize the services offered at the academic center at the
library on the Main Campus.
- When do I get paid? As an adjunct, you will receive adjunct
News and Views Bulletins which contain important information
regarding your pay schedule. If you don’t receive that schedule,
the Administrative Office has a Pay Day schedule. Only your
department can inform you when you can anticipate receiving your
first check. Digital Arts faculty may see the Extension Center
- Where do I pick up my check? All faculty must sign up
with iPay to receive electronic payment and statements.
You must first establish direct deposit (forms available at the
Peekskill front office) with the college and then sign-up for
WCC iPay, see
https://ipay.adp.com/iPay/index.jsf. If you need
further assistance please call or stop by the front office
914-606-7301 or contact payroll 914-606-6682. *If you do not
complete this process you will have to go to the Valhalla campus
payroll department to pick up your check in person.
My check is wrong what do I do? Contact the
academic department that hired you to resolve any issue you have
with your check. Faculty may contact the Payroll Office at
914-606-6682, as soon as possible to resolve any issue you have
with your check (please provide a copy of your pay stub).
- How do I get my materials photo copied? We have a copier
available for faculty to use in the first floor hallway across
from the tech office. Once you receive the code to the copier
you can make any copies you’ll need.
- Where is my mailbox? Your mailbox is located in the
Administrative Office in the front. Please check your mailbox
mail and other information on a weekly basis.
- When do course evaluations occur and what is the procedure?
You’ll receive a memo in your mailbox with the evaluation
schedule for the semester and the guidelines for administering
the evaluation. You have the option of including additional
questions with your evaluation as long as you submit a copy of
those questions to your department. Please be aware that you
must leave the room when your students are completing their
- How do I request Audio Visual equipment? It would be ideal
if you are able to give the Administrative Office one week’s
notice when requesting the use of Audio Visual equipment. The
minimum notice we need is three days. Please inform us if you
will need the Audio Visual Equipment by calling 914-606-7305.
You do not need to request the equipment every class if you use
it on a recurring basis. You may also place requests
by email at
- I need computer with Internet access? All Faculty Stations in
the Mac Labs have Internet access. Apple student workstations on
the first floor do not have internet access enabled except in
B-Lab which has full time Internet access at all stations.
PC lab 203 on the second floor also has Internet access at each
- How do I get
established on the network? See the tech office for a network
request form and fill it out. Hand it in to the Tech Office at
your convenience, see attached PDF forms with network
instructions and account request form. To contact the Tech
Office call 914-606-7304 or email
Network Request Form
- How do I
check out production equipment? Please see attached PDF forms
with equipment request check-out instructions and form. For
further information stop by the Tech Office or contact Lise
Prown at 914-606-7304 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to make
reservations in advance.
- For more
information about the Westchester Community College Computer
Policy please click
- How do I find
out when open lab time is available for my students? Stop by the
Tech Office and pick up a current Lab Schedule. These schedules
are subject to change so please check with the Lise Prown,
email@example.com, if you need to reserve a lab
for a special purpose i.e. makeup class.
- How can a student take a course for no credit (NC)? In your
faculty packet, there’s a form to use when a student wants to
audit your class. Once you and the student sign the request to
audit course form submit it to the Administrative Office no
later than the fourth week of the semester and we’ll forward it
to the Dean for their signature.
How can I process an incomplete for a student? You’ll
need to receive approval from the Division Dean in order to award
an “I” grade. Please complete the required paperwork;
a supplement to the change of grade form and the
request for changing the student’s grade which
are available in the Administrative Office. *Faculty please note:
these forms must be carefully filled out, please print legibly
and provide your contact details. In addition, a clear statement
explaining why you are requesting a change of grade needs to be
attached. Medical documentation is required, as well as, a clearly
defined plan and timeline for make-up. These forms are then sent
to the Chair of the Academic Department for review. *Please
reach out to your Chairperson if you think you will be needing to
request an incomplete for one of your students.
- How can I process a change of grade for a student? See above.
What happens if I am unexpectedly sick and
must be absent from class?
Adjunct faculty are
entitled to one paid sick day per course per semester.
To be eligible for this benefit, you must contact the
Front Office at 914-606-7301, as early as possible, so that a
class cancellation notice can be posted.
You must also complete an Adjunct/Overload Sick Leave
Form, and you must submit a make-up plan explaining how you
propose to make up the missed content.
If you need assistance developing a make-up plan, please
contact your Curriculum Chair (Melissa Hall, Visual Arts; Craig
Padawer, Film; Steven Riedel, Performing Arts).
What happens if I have a planned absence,
due to a professional or family commitment that prevents me from
meeting my class? If you have a planned absence you may arrange
for a substitute through the Department Chair, who will make
arrangements for an appropriate substitute.
Please note the substitute will be paid, not you. If you
are not an arts faculty you may contact your academic
department to arrange for a substitute.
What happens if I have a student with a behavior problem in my
class? Please note that there are emergency phones on the second
floor – just dial x7301 for help. We have a security guard
stationed at the back door in the evenings. Front office staff
and tech support are available to support you as well. If it is
not “an emergency” but a consistent behavioral problem see
information below. (*also note: campus security emergency is
If you encounter any behavior problems with students in your
classroom, it’s important that you contact the Extension
Director or Assistant Director promptly. Directors will assist
you in liaising with appropriate support personnel. The
Department Chair, the Dean of Student Personnel Services, Kevin
Slavin at (914) 606-6733 and/or the Vice President of Student &
Personnel Services, Dean Reina at (914) 606-6710 may be
- How do I get listed on the
Peekskill Faculty Page and the Center for Digital Arts
brochure? Please email the Director your 3-5 line bio and a jpg
of your work at
- How can I get assistance during instruction with equipment?
Just stop by the tech office on the first floor or email
- How can I get up-to-speed with the latest software upgrades
for a digital arts course? Contact the tech office for support
at 606-7304 or email
- What is the evacuation plan for the center? We have two fire
drills semester to ensure that faculty and students are familiar
with our evacuation procedures. You may also request a copy of
the Westchester Community College Evacuation Instructions from
the Director at
- How can I learn about Peekskill Exhibitions and Events? Click
here or contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. In
addition, we have Center for Digital Arts brochures listing the
current gallery/lecture series. If you’re on our mailing list
you’ll receive a brochure and if we have your email address,
you’ll receive our constant contact emails with notices on the
upcoming events at the Peekskill site. If you are not on
our mailing list sign up now at
www.sunywcc.edu/peekskill or email
email@example.com with your contact info.
Technical Policies for Faculty
For more information about the Peekskill Extension Center please click
Extension Center FAQs
Admissions FAQs for new students