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IAM Faculty Handbook


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Department Financial Information


Any legitimate expenses that could be considered for reimbursement by the Interactive Arts and Media Department MUST be approved by the Chair BEFORE you incur these expenses. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Expenses that require approval: refreshments, food, parties, outings, field trips, outside photocopies, services, supplies, equipment, software, miscellaneous expenses or Guest speakers prior to scheduling.

If approved, the original receipt must accompany all reimbursements requests.

Petty Cash

Petty Cash receipts for minor unplanned expenses is kept in the Administrative Offices in both IAM locations. Expenditures over $10 will be submitted for reimbursement and must be approved.

New Faculty

Payroll Requirements & Procedures

All new Adjunct Faculty will receive W-4 forms, I-9 forms, personal data sheets, ID information, Direct Deposit form and transcript request forms after being officially hired. Contact Sallie Gordon sgordon@colum.edu for your employment paperwork instructions or questions. The paper work must be completed and returned to Sallie Gordon before payment will be processed.

Faculty members are paid on the 1st and 15th of the month. The college no longer distributes checks; the only form of payment will be through direct deposit. If you already have a checking account please attach a voided check to the Direct Deposit form, you cannot sign up for direct deposit without one. If you do not have a checking account Bank One is offering free checking to all employees of Columbia College Chicago. The college distributes pay stubs they will be put these in your mail boxes.

Teaching Assignments

You will receive a teaching assignment letter from the Provost Office during the first week of class. The teaching assignment letter will tell you how to calculate your pay.