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ENHANCING ONLINE LEARNING AND STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

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Albany Technical College was awarded the Predominantly Black Institute (PBI) Grant from the Department of Education. The purpose of the grant is to enhance online learning and student support services. By enhancing services, we hope to improve educational outcomes for all students.

The goal of the grant is to: (1) strengthen the design and delivery of online courses; (2) provide faculty professional development workshops on best practices in online course pedagogy; and (3) provide online student support services and self­service tools such as tutoring, academic advising, financial aid services, library resources, and other services afforded to on­-campus students.

The project is designed to improve the quality of learning and promote a more engaging and interactive environment through the redesign of online courses, further strengthening the priority of achieved student success. We also aim to improve online course retention and completion by assisting students with online student support services and self­-service tools. Finally, the project intends to increase faculty involvement in online instruction and better prepare faculty to teach in the online environment.

PBI Project Contact

Danon Holmes
PBI Program Manager
(229) 430­-5294
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Academic Advisement Center

The center will be the academic hub for Student Success Coaches, Online Tutors, Academic Advisors, and Peer Mentors who contribute to the online learning experience.

PBI Grant two students studying in libraryStudent Success Coaches

Success coaching is a proactive practice that helps students determine and achieve educational goals. The coaching relationship enables and supports students to make the best use of their own motivations, environment, knowledge, purpose, and external resources. Success coaching provides appropriate, intentional contact to support students in establishing and attaining goals. Not all students will engage the services of a success coach, but for those that do, success coaching works to ensure positive student experiences and outcomes. A success coach offers numerous services, including the following:

  • welcoming students to their online courses the week before classes begin;
  • staying in continuous contact via phone, email and other social media services;
  • monitor student activity levels and overall progress;
  • connecting students to the resources available to them when they have questions;
  • helping students to cope with the many demands of college life.

Online Tutors

Online tutors are available in an array of subjects and topics to help you wherever you need. You'll work live with tutors in a virtual session or you can stop by our Academic Achievement Center and meet with a tutor in person. Online tutoring has the advantage of availability when students need and are ready for it. We know from research that learning opportunities offered when students are most receptive create the best academic outcomes. Moreover, non­traditional students benefit from online tutoring, which provides support when they need it, leaving them free to tend to family and work obligations during the hours that traditional tutoring centers are available. For all students, having one­on­one tutoring support available as they're preparing for tests, writing papers, or working on homework assignments has been proven to be academically beneficial.

Academic Advisors

Students seeking degrees online are provided with personalized "degree roadmaps" that are developed specifically for them by ATC Academic Advisors. Academic Advisors help students:

  • by making course selection recommendations;
  • by providing advice regarding course equivalency substitutions, prerequisites, and academic requirements (university, school/college, and department);
  • and by monitoring progress and reaching out to provide assistance.

Peer Mentors

Other students who successfully passed online courses add value to the online experience. Contact with other students may be through group projects, discussion boards, chat rooms, or email.


PBI Program Director
Danon Holmes
(229) 430-5294
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Instructional Designer
Marcia Poulos
(229) 430­-5308
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Instructional Design Specialist
Andrew Lenard
(229) 430­-5301
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Student Success Coach
Carrie King
(229) 430­-5296
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Student Success Coach
Danton Wims
(229) 430­-5307
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Student Success Coach
Shalisha Felton
(229) 430­-5293
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Multimedia Coordinator
Jordan Beard
(229) 430­-5782
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Campus Bookstore

About the Campus Bookstore

Albany Technical College Campus Bookstore is a local bookstore serving the students, faculty and staff of Albany Technical College with pride since 1961. Our primary goal is to ensure students are able to obtain the course materials they need at reasonable prices. We also provide many other items to support your academic career and school spirit. Please browse our website or stop by our store anytime!

Hours of Operation

Mon - Thurs 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed for lunch daily 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Location

1704 S. Slappey Blvd.
229-430-3512
Fax: 229-430-1895
Located in Freedom Hall

Phillip Monfort

Bookstore Coordinator
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CAMPUS POLICE

CALL: 229.430.4711

FIRE or EMS

CALL: 911

CRIME REPORTING

Albany Technical College Police Department would like to encourage everyone who has become the victim of a crime or a witness to a crime to notify the police as soon as possible. For reporting or emergency situations please contact: ATC/ASU Dispatcher 229.430.4711.

If in the unlikely event you are unable to contact campus police, call 911.

 

Albany Technical College recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe and secure environment in which the education and personal accomplishments of its members can be fully realized. As a campus community, we all share in a collective responsibility to ensure our own personal safety and security, as well as that of others, and of our property.


 

CAMPUS POLICE OFFICERS

Roychard Hill

Roychard Hill

Albany Technical College Chief of Police

Lolita Jackson

Lolita Jackson

Albany Technical College Campus Police Officer

Santos Ruizgonzalez

Santos Ruizgonzalez

Albany Technical College Campus Police Sergeant

 


CALL BOX LOCATIONS

Emergency Call Boxes are located in the parking lot areas around campus.

  • To locate the call box look for the white metal stanchion clearly marked EMERGENCY.
  • To activate the call box in an emergency, simply push the button adjacent to the speaker and you will be connected the ATC/ASU Dispatcher.

A Police Officer will be dispatched to your location upon activation of the Emergency Call Box

Emergency Call Box

SAFETY TIPS

Immediately report any crime, suspected crime, or suspicious circumstances/persons to campus Police/Security, day or night.
Never leave personal property unattended in your classroom. Take your possessions with you. Mark personal property such as books, calculators, cell phones, adaptive equipment, etc., with a secret pin number or some form of identification
Parking your car. Always lock your car. Do not leave CD’s, personal information, or valuables in plain sight. Lock them in a trunk or keep them out of view.
Be careful when leaving away messages online and when using the “check-in” feature on Facebook or Foursquare. Leaving information about your whereabouts reveals details that are accessible to everyone. Use common sense so that someone can’t track your every move. If you wouldn’t give the information to a stranger, then don’t put it on your online profile.
Do not let your guard down even when people earn your trust. A college campus can foster a false sense of security. Don’t assume people you’ve just met will look out for your best interests; remember that they are essentially strangers
Trust your instincts and be yourself. If you feel unsafe, or even uncomfortable, in any situation, go with your gut. Don’t worry about what others think; your own safety comes first.
Use your cell phone as a tool. Make sure it’s fully charged before you leave home or school. If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, shoot a quick text for a “friend-assist.” Make a plan before you go out just in case your phone dies, so you can meet up with your friends at a specific location at a certain time.
If you see something, say something! Intervene if a situation seems questionable or if someone’s safety is at risk. By taking action you can prevent a crime from being committed. Remember to always contact campus police.
Stick with your friends, and watch out for each other. Arrive together, check in with one another throughout the time you are on campus, and leave together. Think twice about going off alone and if, for whatever reason, you have to separate from your friends, let them know where you are going and who you are with.
Be aware of your surroundings. Whether you’re walking home from school or at a party be mindful of potential risks. Get to know your campus and learn a well-lit route back to your vehicle. Think of a safe exit strategy. Are there people around who might be able to help you? Is there an emergency phone nearby?

If you observe criminal activity or suspicious circumstances/persons, call ATC/ASU DISPATCHER and attempt to provide identifying information such as:

  • Person– Name (if known), sex, age, height, weight, clothing, apparent condition, and any other identifying information.
  • Auto – License number, make, model, color, outstanding characteristics (rust, dents, etc.), or special features.
  • Property – Complete description, serial number, Operation I.D.

 


MISSION STATEMENT

The Albany Technical College Police Department, in partnership with the Campus Community, strives to create a peaceful and safe environment, as free from threats as possible, to promote safety and well-being, in order to enhance the quality of the academic life at the Albany Technical College.

To achieve this, our department has merged time-tested policing fundamentals with contemporary technology to deliver a broad spectrum of police services in the context of community policing.

VISION

We strive to deliver quality service by maintaining a most positive relationship with all members of our campus community and surrounding agencies. It is our resolve to effectively serve our campus, and we believe that a supportive community orientated approach to law enforcement is essential. Maintaining high ethical standards by keeping up the P.A.C.E.E. in our quest to become a dynamic leader in campus law enforcement is non-negotiable.

GOALS

  • To serve all people with respect, fairness, and compassion.
  • To prevent crime and protect life and property; the preservation of peace, order, and safety; enforce the laws and ordinances, and safeguard Constitutional guarantees;
  • To create a safe and secure campus environment in which the educational mission of the campus can be realized free from the specter of crime.
  • To enhance the quality of life for all in our community by seeking solutions to problems that may minimize that quality, thereby fostering a sense of comfort and security in our community.
  • To nurture trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and professionalism.

CORE VALUES- P.A.C.E.E.

Professionalism - We encourage teamwork, innovation, constant evaluation and we pledge to adopt best practices in service to the community.

Accountability - We will be accountable and take responsibility for our actions to earn trust and respect from the public.

Courtesy - Respect and Compassion-We are committed to allegiance and devotion in the execution of our duties.  

Ethics and Integrity - Upright behavior and demonstration of such is the cornerstone of public trust.

Excellence –The quality and distinction of our actions will make the Police Department an integral part of our prominent campus community.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • We respect the individual and believe that our officers are our department's most valuable asset.
  • We are dedicated to improving the quality of life in our department through interaction and concern for each other.
  • We believe in teamwork.
  • We seek cooperation from others and strive to understand others who might disagree with us.
  • We seek to resolve conflict constructively.
  • We are professional, creative and enthusiastic.
  • We will always have a "willing and able" attitude.

We support the goals of Albany Technical College, the Division of Student Affairs, and the department overview.


OVERVIEW OF CAMPUS SAFETY & SECURITY

In accordance with the guidelines established by Albany Technical College and pursuant to federal law, identified as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (Attachment I), all currently enrolled students, campus employees, and all prospective students and prospective employees are entitled to request and receive a copy of the Annual Clery Campus Security Report (“Clery Report”). The report contains crime statistics about specified crimes/incidents that have been reported to Albany Technical College Police Department in Albany, Georgia and/or campus security authorities over the past three years.

For the protection of the campus community, Albany Technical College maintains a police presence on campus at all times. Albany Technical College premises are protected by the Albany Technical College Police Department and by Dynamic Security (for after-hours coverage). Campus Police Officers are certified law enforcement officers with full powers of arrest. Police Officers actively patrol the campus and learning centers, issue citations, investigate crime, and provide assistance as needed. It is the administration and the Police Officers' responsibility to enforce Georgia law and campus rules. The College maintains an excellent working relationship with city and state law enforcement authorities for crime reporting and investigation purposes.

For police assistance on the Albany Technical College campus, faculty, staff, students, and visitors should contact campus security at 229.430.1727. After business hours and/or holidays, persons in need of Police assistance may contact Dynamic Security at 229.809.6545 or 911. On the following learning centers, persons in need of police assistance should dial the Police Department by dialing the telephone number indicated below, or 911.

Baker County Adult Learning Center 229.734.5331
Calhoun County Adult Learning Center 229.835.2323
Clay County Adult Learning Center 229.768.2505
Lee County Adult Learning Center 229.759.6012
Randolph County Adult Learning Center 229.732.2323
Terrell County Adult Learning Center 229.995.4414

DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY

In accordance with Public Law 101-226, Section 22, Albany Technical College declares itself a Drug and Alcohol-Free campus. No student may engage in the unlawful manufacture, possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on the College’s property or as part of any of its sponsored activities. Such lawful activity may be considered grounds for serious punitive action, including expulsion. The policy extends to vehicles, as well as clinical affiliates. Specifically, in the case of a drug-related offense, the student shall be suspended for the remainder of the semester and forfeit any academic credit for that period.


WEAPONS POLICY

The Technical College System of Georgia and its associated technical colleges haves certain restrictions for the possession of a firearm and expressly prohibit weapons, or explosive compounds/materials on any technical college campus (including all satellite campuses/off-site work units), within the designated school safety zone, or at any technical college sanctioned function in a manner contrary to state or federal law. Where there is more than one definition of a weapon applicable to the item in question, the technical colleges will consider the item a weapon if it fits any definition in the Georgia Code.

ATC Police will initiate the appropriate criminal action against any person found in violation of this state felony law. (Georgia Code 16-11-127.1) (H13280)


The authority for administering and enforcing traffic and parking regulations on the Albany Technical College campus rests with the Administrative Services division. The administration reserves the authority to make changes as needed in parking areas, traffic flow and other changes as related to traffic conditions.

The purpose of these regulations is to facilitate safety, maintain orderly conduct of the college’s business and to provide parking facilities in support of this function within the limits of available space.

These regulations are intended only to supplement the State of Georgia Motor Vehicle Laws, all provisions of which apply to this campus. These rules and regulations apply to all vehicles, which are self-propelled.

The owner or person to whom the vehicle is registered is ultimately responsible for the safe operation and proper parking of the vehicle, regardless of who the operator may be. “ATC shall have no responsibility for loss or damage to any vehicle or its contents while operated or parked on college property”.

Who must register their motor vehicle?

Each student (including full-time, part-time, evening) taking courses; and each member of the faculty, staff, and administration of Albany Technical College must register any motor-driven vehicle operated on campus. During the first five (5) days of each quarter, it is expected for decals to be obtained and properly displayed.

To register a motor vehicle

Vehicles may be registered during the official days of registration at the beginning of each quarter at the Business Office. A vehicle registration card will be provided at the time of
registration.

All motor vehicles operated by students in connection with their attendance to at Albany Technical College must properly display the required current decal. Parking Guides are available at the reception desk in the Kirkland Building, Building F, or in the Business Office where decals can be purchased.

To secure an ATC parking permit the following information is required at the time of registration.

  • State license number
  • Descriptive vehicle information (year, model and color)
  • Drivers license number
  • Date of birth and social security number
  • Address (present and home)
  • Valid registration schedule

Vehicles

  1. Student decals are $12.00 at the beginning of Fall Term. Fees for decals purchased after the beginning of the Fall Semester are pro-rated as follows:
    • Spring Term - $8.00
    • Summer Term - $4.00
  2. Decals are non-transferable and must be removed before the sale of the vehicle.
  3. In order for a registered vehicle to be in compliance, the cling parking decal must be affixed to the inside of the back windshield on the driver’s side. Violators will be cited.
  4. Parking decals allow the operator to park only in specified parking areas during the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily during scheduled classes and examinations. Parking is relaxed on weekends with the exception of ADA and yellow-curbed areas, which will be strictly enforced.
  5. The replacement fee for decals is $2.00.
  6. Temporary permits will be issued at no charge when a registered vehicle is out of order and another vehicle must be used for a period of time not to exceed five days.
  7. Employees or students with handicaps, either permanent or temporary, who operate a motor vehicle registered with the College, must display a handicap permit/license plate as issued by the Georgia State Patrol.

Parking Rules

  1. No parking is permitted within fifteen (15) feet of fire hydrants or street entrances to sidewalks or buildings.
  2. Parking on the lawn or driving on campus where campus streets are not provided is forbidden.
  3. All ADA parking spaces must be observed and are subject to state enforcement.
  4. Littering violations will be enforced.
  5. All traffic violations are subjected to the Traffic Codes of the City of Albany and the State of Georgia.
  6. Parking in service drives is not permitted. (rear access to Conference Center)
  7. The speed limit for the campus is 15 mph / 10 mph for parking lots.
  8. Visitors’ parking spaces will be strictly enforced.
  9. Motorcycles are not to be driven or parked on the sidewalks.
  10. Disabled vehicles are to be removed within seven (7) days after notification from the Campus Operations Department.
  11. No backing in or pulling through a parking space.

Persons enrolled in Continuing Education or Business & Industry training programs will
be required to obtain a special parking permit through Continuing Education/Economic Development offices.

Note: It is the responsibility of the motor vehicle operator to find a legal parking space. Lack of convenient space is not considered a valid excuse for violation of any parking regulations. Rain or inclement weather will not alter any of the provisions of these regulations.

Vehicle Operation

All persons operating a vehicle on ATC property must be properly licensed at all times. ATC identification and driver’s license (if available) must be presented when requested by
ATC Campus Operations Department. Pedestrians have the right-of-way on campus except where traffic is regulated by mechanical devices. Under normal conditions the maximum speed limit on campus is 15 mph; however, vehicles may not be operated at any speed, which is excessive for the conditions, which may exist as a result of weather, traffic, congestion, pedestrians, etc. Traffic control signals, devices and directions of Albany Technical College shall be obeyed. All persons operating vehicles are responsible for maintaining control and safe operation of their vehicle and observance of traffic control signs, barriers, and devices. All accidents occurring on campus shall be reported to the Campus Operations Department before the vehicles are moved. There is a charge for copies of accident reports.

Enforcement and Appeals

Albany Technical College parking citations should be paid at the Business Office (cashier’s window) located in the Administration / Kirkland Building within five business days after issuance. Failure to comply will result in a one time $10.00 late fee added to the citation.

All persons receiving a parking citation are entitled to appeal the citation within the same 5- day time period of receiving the citation. The appeal should be submitted in writing to the Business Office. If an appeal is granted for a citation no payment is required. If the appeal is denied the fine is to be satisfied in the Business Office. Persons submitting appeals will be notified within five working days of the outcome. Failure to file an appeal within the five days forfeits all rights of appeal.

In general, such circumstances as ignorance of the law, inability to find a proper parking space, late to class or appointment or financial hardships caused by fines do not constitute sufficient basis for the approval of an appeal.

All fines not paid within the specified time become financial obligations payable to Albany Technical College. Persons who display a pattern of disregard for parking regulations are subject to having their parking privileges revoked for one calendar year.

Persons arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will be towed and stored with a local towing service. Operators of vehicles that have been towed should contact the Campus Operations Office for information to assist with the release of the vehicle by the towing company. Excessive noises by car radios, loud speakers, faulty mufflers or cut mufflers are prohibited on campus.

Towing Policy

Certain areas on campus are designated as TOW ZONES. These areas include handicap parking spaces, parking along the curb. Parking in an area where the curb is painted yellow and the words “no parking” are labeled, a vehicle is subject to immediate tow. All vehicles towed from campus are towed at the expense of the owner. The Campus Operations Office will have the towing information on file.

Special Events

On special occasions, emergency parking and traffic limitations may be imposed by the Campus Operations Department.

Restrictions

Campus streets may not be used by any group, corporation or persons for commercial use or advertising without proper authorization.

Color-Coded Parking

In an attempt to facilitate parking on campus, color coded parking has been instituted to correctly direct faculty, staff, students and visitors to appropriate parking areas. Listed below are the color assignments for parking decals on campus. The color-coding is indicated by decal, sinage and parking spaces.

  • White -- Indicates Visitors Parking only.
  • Light Blue -- Indicates Handicap Parking only.
  • Blue -- Indicates Students Parking only.
  • Red -- Indicates Faculty/Staff Parking only.
  • Yellow -- Indicates No Parking. 

 

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Albany Technical College is now available for your Android and iPhone in their respective App stores. 

Keep up with your grades and class schedule right from your phone. Just log in with your student ID and pin to start using this app to keep up with your status at Albany Technical College.

This app is intended for current and former students of Albany Technical College. Non-students can view non-protected areas, but you must have a student ID to access the protected areas. For information on becoming a student at Albany Technical College, please call 229.430.3520 and tell the representative you were referred by the ATC mobile app.



For Android devices
, please download from the Google Play store by clicking the link below. 
Get it on Google Play



For iPhones and iOS enabled devices
, please download from the Apple Apps store by clicking the link below. 
Download on the Apple App Store

 

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