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  Mr. C. Anthony Thompson, chair   Mr. John Steinecke
  Ms. Lori F. Morris, vice chair   Mr. Richard Thomas
  Mr. William Dean Frazier   Ms. Candyce Beatty, student trustee
  Karen Williams Gooden, Esquire   Dr. Ronald A. Williams, president
  Mr. David Michael  


The Faculty Handbook is designed to assist the faculty of the college in the performance of their daily duties. Consequently, it is organized by major areas of concern which a faculty member would encounter in one's day-to-day role. It is the hope of those working on the preparation of this document that this organization makes it a useful tool for the individual faculty member. There is also an index of topics most frequently sought.

This Faculty Handbook is a compilation of existing policies, procedures, and guidelines which apply to the role of the individual faculty member. For this reason, the handbook should not be considered a part of the contract of employment between the college and a faculty member, as is more fully explained in the Notice on page iii.

A full Faculty Handbook is produced every three years. In the two intervening years, only pages with changes will be produced and distributed. In accordance with this plan, the FY05 materials constitute a full Faculty Handbook. However, as soon as the handbook is put on the college’s Web site, changes will be made as they are approved and hard copies will no longer be distributed. It is anticipated that this will happen during the current academic year.

Suggestions concerning changes in format or material should be directed to the appropriate vice president, the president of the Faculty Organization, and the academic assistant to the vice president for Instruction.


This handbook is a summary of certain information which has been selected to assist the employees of Prince George's Community College in the performance of their duties.

For this reason, the contents of this handbook are not intended to be a part of the contract of employment between the college and any of its employees and are governed by the applicable provisions of law and by various policies and procedures and regulations which have been adopted by the Board of Trustees, or by authority delegated to the president, not all of which are summarized in this handbook.

Because these laws, policies, procedures, and regulations may be changed from time to time, the college reserves the right to change the contents of this handbook at any time.


Prince George's Community College, an accessible, community-based, culturally diverse college, meets the educational, employment, and enrichment needs of the community it serves through high quality programs for university transfer, general education, workforce development, cultural enhancement, and continuing education.


ACCOKEEK HALL Accokeek Hall houses the main library collection, the Technology Resource Center, Distance Learning, and the Faculty Professional Development Office. ALANA, Enrollment Services and Recruitment are located on the third floor during the Bladen Hall renovation.

BLADEN HALL is currently partially closed for renovation, and the student services functions, normally housed there, have moved to temporary locations. The newly-renovated section of the first floor is home to Student Assessment Services-Testing Center, the open microcomputer lab, and the Tutoring and Writing Centers. In addition, the building houses the following instructional departments and their personnel: Philosophy, Language Studies, and Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Legal Studies. Bladen Hall also contains general purpose classrooms.

CHESAPEAKE HALL The new science building opened in January 1999, provides the campus with a contemporary, comprehensive science learning facility. It includes space to house the college’s Center for Academic Resource Development, as well as offices of the dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It also contains a large lecture hall, four general classrooms and seventeen laboratories to offer programs in biology, chemistry, physics, physical science, microbiology, computers, distance learning, and K-12 teacher in-service training.

CONTINUING EDUCATION BUILDING serves as a location for a variety of career and special population programs as well as a location for a number of general purpose classrooms. The facility houses the instructional and support staffs of the Children’s Developmental Clinic and Seniors’ programs, the Police Academy, and several specialized classrooms for locksmithing, CPR, HVAC, and a state-of-the-art information technology classroom.

KENT HALL houses the central administrative offices of the college, including the Board of Trustees meeting room, the offices of the president, executive assistant to the president, and the vice presidents for Administration and Finance, Instruction, Student Services, Technology, and Workforce Development and Continuing Education. Additional offices include: Continuing Education and Community Services, Financial Affairs, Purchasing, Public Relations and Marketing, Office of Planning and Institutional Research, Human Resources/Benefits.

LANHAM HALL serves as a center for a number of technical and career programs and their instructional personnel, including nursing and related health technologies, computer information systems, and engineering technology. The International Center-Academic Support is located there. Lanham Hall also houses Admissions and Records and the Cashier area while Bladen Hall is under renovation.

LARGO STUDENT CENTER provides a focal point for student activities and college services, including the cafeteria, bookstore, Student Governance Board and College Life Services offices, public meeting rooms, and student lounge areas. Additionally, space is provided in this building for noncredit programs.

MARLBORO HALL is the largest instructional building, housing classrooms, art studios, music facilities, and lecture halls. In addition, the building houses the following instructional units and their personnel: art and music, developmental studies, English, mathematics, and social sciences. This facility also contains the Marlboro Gallery, Information Systems, Disability Support Services, Vocational Support Services, Career Center, Cooperative Education, Job Services, dean of Student Development Services, Weekend Programs, and the Honors Program.

NOVAK FIELD HOUSE/ROBERT I. BICKFORD NATATORIUM provides a comprehensive physical education, health education, and recreational facility, serving students, staff, and the general public. This complex contains a pool, gymnasium, racquet ball, aerobic and weight workout room, and locker room facilities.

QUEEN ANNE HALL contains the Hallam Theatre and the Communication and Theatre Department faculty and staff.

Additional campus facilities include Temporary Buildings, which provide staff offices and classroom facilities, including the mail room, Health/Physical Education offices, Financial Aid, Advising, and the Maintenance Building complex, which houses the Campus Police and Facilities Management.