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Self-Service Tools including Grade Entry Using Blackboard ILP

​​​The slide presentation below for an explanation of the tools within Self-Service that are useful for Faculty and all Employees. This presentation also includes video links to important Self-Service resources:

Screenshot of slide presentation on Self-Service

Grades can be entered using these resources:

With questions about entering grades via Blackboard please contact the Online Learning Department at With Self-Service technical questions please contact the IT department's Help Desk at

EAB Navigate for Faculty

Faculty and staff may issue Alerts through the new EAB Navigate platform

What is EAB Navigate?  It is a technology that links administrators, advisors, deans, faculty, other staff and students in a Coordinated Care Network. The Navigate platform allows for improved communication and connection between departments AND the student app provides ease of connection to various campus departments. 

  • To see instructions on how to submit a retention alert in EAB navigate please see guidelines in this document. 
  • Watch the video below to see a demonstration on how to issue a retention alert using EAB.

Screenshot of video to Retention Alert within EAB Navigate

Texting Students using EAB Navigate

Follow these instructions to send texts to your students using EAB Navigate.

Review the video below for additional information.

Screenshot of EAB Navigate Video on how to send text messages


What happened to Retention Alert?  The Self-Service function called Retention Alert will be discontinued at the end of this academic term in December. If an alert is entered through Retention Alert this semester, Retention Coaches will still respond to any alerts entered. EAB Navigate is the PREFERRED approach.

**Do not use EAB Navigate to issue an Alert for any emergency or critical needs that should go directly to the Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) or Public Safety. MATC webpage - Speak Up for Safety Please contact the LPCs directly for any mental health concerns at


Stormer Connect Faculty Mentoring

Because faculty play a key role in student engagement, retention and satisfaction, a new program called Stormer Connect Faculty Mentoring will be available to students this fall.  With this in mind, faculty will have an opportunity to serve as a mentor should they be approached by a student. This is an exciting opportunity for students to take initiative, to select a faculty mentor and engage in meaningful conversations with a mentor. 

All full-time faculty are designated as mentors and part-time faculty can choose to mentor as well.  Faculty can designate their availability using the feature in EAB Navigate.  Next steps, faculty will complete the Stormer Connect Faculty Mentoring Sum Total Training.  For more information please visit Stormer Connect Faculty Mentoring webpage.

Scheduling Resources

The Scheduling Department at MATC provides resources and assistance to Lead Faculty in all Academic Pathways. 

Some general resources that all faculty may find helpful include:

Self-Service: How to find classes by course type

Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Class Scheduling Perpetual Calendars and other resources

Question MarksOnline dates: Do you teach an online course? If so, you probably noticed that the course is listed with a Sunday start and end date. There are several reasons for this, one is because only online classes start on Sunday, therefore distinguishing them as different from all other courses, and another reason is that it allows for payroll to accurately process the total number of weeks taught. The expectation is that the Sunday dates are the START to your work week, not the end. For example, a 16 week online course is scheduled 1/16/22 thru 5/8/22. That is 16 Sundays excluding spring break. Your first contact with your students would be the week of Sunday, January 16th while your last contact would be no later than Saturday, May 21st. These dates account for spring break as well as all the other NSCD's which is why the expectation is for your semester to go through approximately 5/21/22.

Calendar imageZANCIL dates: Do you have a ZANCIL assignment? If so, you probably noticed that the assignment is listed with a Sunday start and end date. The main reason for this is that it allows for payroll to pay you accurately for the total number of weeks for the assignment. ZANCIL assignments should be looked at more along the lines of you completing the job within the session, not necessarily within the specific dates outlined for the assignment. The dates don't necessarily have to determine when you do the work. They are there to insure you get paid within the semester along with all of your other work.

*Each semester faculty should receive an "Instructor Program (XINS report)" that lists all of their professional assignments (ZANCIL) and assigned courses. All Lead Faculty have access to pull this report, as well as AP Admin Assistants (instructions for Lead Faculty on how to pull the report are below). If faculty have any questions about modalities, rooms, dates, or other aspects of their course(s) they should work through their Lead Faculty first.

Other Scheduling resources that are more specific to Lead Faculty are below:

Presentation on Scheduling Basics: Academic Essentials

Scheduling Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

How to access COSMO

Report Guide: XINS (Instructor Program Load Sheet)

Report Guide: XSWK (Section Worksheet)

Load Calculation Guide

Professional Load Assignment (ZANCIL) Request


Instructions for Faculty who need to approve Student Work-Study Timesheets

Faculty Timesheets

Faculty only use Self-Service to view Pay Advices and W2's. Otherwise Self-Service is for "Staff" only. 

Lead Faculty Resources

Lead Faculty Model  - Updated Final version (September 2021)

The List of Lead Faculty (2021-2024)

IC/DC/PC play a key role in the department and program curriculum, the courses that are offered, and the requirements for the students. Holding regular department meetings is important for having continuous conversations about these topics. Some things to consider:

  • What are the goals of the department's curriculum? Are these goals well-supported through the current offerings of the department?

Read more here.

Guided Pathways resources

MATC Guiding Frameworks


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