– All costs of the offering must be covered
by participant fees that may include the terms listed
under this heading.
a. Salaries: Instructors are
currently paid on a percentage scale based on
participant enrollment. Persons who teach Community
Services offerings must pass fingerprint clearance
and TB testing. Please contact our office for
more information on the process.
b. Classroom Rental Expense:
c. Materials: Cost of any materials
for use by the instructor or provided to the students.
i. These expenses must be established
prior to the scheduling of the offering. The
Community Services office will NOT reimburse
any costs incurred by the instructor unless
the expenditure has been built into the enrollment
fee and invoices from suppliers are provided.
If students are to provide their own materials,
this information must be included in the offering
description and a materials list provided by
d. Insurance: Cost of insurance
for general and College for Kids offerings
e. Administrative Costs: Including
but not limited to mailing, printing, advertising,
and staff time.
f. Miscellaneous: Any other expenses
of the offering.
a. ALL participants attending
an offering must be registered and must have paid
the enrollment fee. There will be no exceptions
to this policy.
3) Enrollment Requirements
a. If the number of students
required to cover all expenses has not been met,
the offering is subject to cancellation. If the
required minimum has been met, additional registrations
will be accepted up to and at the first day as
long as space is available.
a. Interested persons may register
online, in person, or by phone. Our mailing address
is Merced College Community Services, 3600 ‘M’
Street Stop 51, Merced, CA 95348. Online registration
can be found under the “Register Now”
tab at the top of this page.
5) Getting the word out
a. It is always helpful for the
potential instructor to identify interested students
to help meet the minimum enrollment requirements.
The Community Services office assists instructors
with their marketing efforts in the form of The
Catalyst, which is distributed twice a year. We
are also happy to help compose promotional flyers
for instructors to distribute.
a. Potential instructors are
asked to submit an outline of their proposal indicating
the objectives and instructional procedure to
be followed. A form is provided by the Community
Services Office for this purpose. If the Community
Services staff determines the offering is appropriate
for the program, a meeting will be scheduled with
the potential instructor to discuss the proposal.
7) Evaluation form
a. These forms are distributed
to registered students. Community Services reviews
evaluations to assist with the planning of future
8) Promotion of Private Enterprise (Businesses)
a. Community Services offerings
cannot be used as a forum for the selling of services
or products of the instructor. Materials directly
related to the content of the offering may be
sold at the conclusion of the offering, only if
prior approval from the Community Services Office
was obtained. All references to the instructor’s
personal business must be removed from any handouts
used during the offering. Likewise free promotional
flyers, materials etc., must be approved for distribution
by the Community Services Office.
a. If an instructor must be absent
due to illness or emergency, the Community Services
Office should be notified as soon as possible.
DO NOT MAKE YOUR OWN SUBSTITUTE ARRANGEMENTS OR
ADJUST YOUR SCHEDULE. Substitutes must meet Community
Services requirements and be approved by the Merced
College HR department.
a. A parking permit will be issued
to instructors for the duration of their employment.
This can be picked up from the Community Services
office once an instructor has been approved to
work by HR.