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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Extended Learning

Off-Campus Teaching

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/ext/faculty/offcampusteaching.html

Extended Learning is committed to providing students extended access to the programs of Minnesota State Mankato and the expertise of its faculty. If you are new to off-campus teaching, follow the Getting Started steps, which guide you through Extended Learning requirements and services to faculty and departments.

Quick Links provides access to everything that is detailed on the Getting Started page.

Notes to Off-campus Faculty

Off-campus instructors receive their teaching assignment from the department that lists the course. In addition to the administrative support provided for all Extended Learning courses, service to faculty teaching off-campus includes coordinating classroom technology requests, state vehicle assignments, and travel expense reimbursement.

Check Off-Campus Course Locations for maps.

Our agreements with off-campus sites require that no food, drink or tobacco products be allowed in the classrooms. The rooms and furniture are to be left in the condition they are found.

Additional specific information applies to several of our partner sites: SCTC’s Faribault and North Mankato campuses, and St. Louis Park Senior High School.

Classroom Technology Requests

Instructors needing classroom technology equipment in their classrooms must submit a Classroom Technology Request form to the Extended Learning office at least one (1) week prior to the first class session. If a site is unable to supply the requested classroom technology equipment, you will be contacted by our office and may be required to obtain your equipment through library services.

Place your classroom technology requests before the semester begins. If a need develops later in the semester, contact Extended Learning.

Use of State Vehicles

As an off-campus faculty member, you are responsible for the following information about the use of state vehicles:

Prior to the first class session, off-campus instructors receive a letter from Extended Learning with information about vehicle assignment, first driver, and any additional passengers traveling to the same off-campus site for the same time slot. If you have questions about use of the state vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle, contact Theresa Schwartz (507-389- 2572).

  • You must notify the Extended Learning Office if you will not be using the vehicle assigned to you from the car pool at any time during the term.
  • Short-term parking for key pick-up (7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F, Wiecking Center Room 358) is available in the vehicle parking lot.
  • Return the state vehicle key to the key office or, after hours, to the drive-up dropbox in the vehicle parking lot. It is located at the east end of the second row as you enter the parking lot.
  • Return the vehicle to the car pool by the designated time. “Your” vehicle may be assigned for early morning use by another driver. Do not drive the state vehicle home and return it the next morning. Do not leave personal belongings in the vehicle overnight in the vehicle lot.
  • Requests to travel alone (i.e., use of a separate vehicle or reimbursement for use of a private vehicle when a state vehicle is going to the same geographic area) cannot be approved, as a general rule.
  • Requests to use a private vehicle in instances where a state vehicle is not scheduled to go to that area should be cleared with the Extended Learning Office prior to departure. Private car mileage will be reimbursed according to State policy.
  • Any person listed as a member of the group is permitted to drivethe state vehicle, as long as safety is taken into consideration and s/he is a licensed and insured driver and an employee of the University. A “driver” is specified on the form as a key contact for Extended Learning and the Vehicle Office.
  • The driver of the vehicle should contact those in his/her riding group to arrange the time of departure. However, passengers are also responsible for ensuring that they get the details of the trip. Should the assigned driver be unable to pick up the keys, the first passenger on the list should assume that responsibility.

Reimbursement of Travel Expenses

All valid travel expenses will be paid by Extended Learning, within limits prescribed by the IFO contract. You must claim the actual amount spent for meals, within contract limits. Mileage will only be paid when a state vehicle is not available for your use or with prior approval from Extended Learning. Complete the [PDF] Employee Expense Report (259 KiB) and file the form with our office.

Important Information about Extended Learning Sites

Faribault:
South Central Technical College
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Your course is part of a cooperative agreement to support delivery of a two-year (AA or AAS) degree program at South Central Technical College.

Photocopies can be made at Faribault SCTC, but must be requested well ahead of time. Minnesota State Mankato instructors should contact Patsy Culhane, 507-332-5822, for assistance and to ensure that the copies can be completed in time. Identify yourself as Minnesota State Mankato faculty and she will find your name on an approved list. Copies will be charged back to your Minnesota State Mankato department.

Mailwill be placed in the special mailbox for Minnesota State Mankato faculty. Check the mailbox on a regular basis for class rosters, grade rosters, announcements, and student messages.

Class Rosters: You may have both SCTC and Minnesota State Mankato students in your class. If this is the case, you will receive two class rosters at the beginning of the semester and two grade rosters at the end of the semester (one from Minnesota State Mankato and one from SCTC). Questions about Faribault SCTC rosters should be directed to Sharon Spitzack, 507-332-5823.

North Mankato:
South Central Technical College
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Your course is part of a cooperative agreement to support delivery of a two-year (AA or AAS) degree program at South Central Technical College.

Photocopies can be made at North Mankato SCTC, but must be requested well ahead of time. Minnesota State Mankato instructors should contact Jane Geigor, 389-7376, for assistance and to ensure that the copies can be completed in time. Identify yourself as Minnesota State Mankato faculty and she will find your name on an approved list. Copies will be charged back to your Minnesota State Mankato department.

Mail will be placed in the special mailbox for Minnesota State Mankato faculty. Check the mailbox on a regular basis for class rosters, grade rosters, announcements, and student messages.

Class Rosters:You may have both SCTC and Minnesota State Mankato students in your class. If this is the case,you will receive two class rosters at the beginning of the semester and two grade rosters at the end of the semester (one from Minnesota State Mankato and one from SCTC). Questions about North Mankato SCTC rosters should be directed to Kathy Olson, 389-7249.

St. Louis Park
Senior High School

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Community Education asks that we relay this information about use of their facilities:

  • If courses will use computers in the Media Center and/or the computer labs, instructors need to contact Dave Thornton at least one week prior to class so required equipment/services can be provided. Mr. Thornton is away from his office phone (952-928-6149) a good portion of the day, so e-mail contact is recommended. Please be sure to include your telephone number or email address in case he needs to discuss the request.
  • Computer desktops should remain as they were when class started.
  • Please limit use of printers and copy machines (unless arranged for in advance).
  • Return the space to the configuration in which you found it (chairs and tables in original place).
  • If the Media Center is used, the Media Center doors must be closed and/or locked when class is over. Exit door must be shut manually, or it will not close securely.