How do we handle snow and weather closures?
The decision to cancel any or all MSC activities is made only by the director or designee. We make every attempt to notify broadcast outlets by 6:00 a.m. for morning classes, by 11 a.m. for afternoon classes and by 3:00 p.m. for evening classes.
1. How do I find out about closures or emergencies?
MSC uses several methods of communications to notify staff and faculty of emergencies or closures including:
A) Recorded Phone Message: A message will be put on the main phone number for the college, 745-9774 (select option #1) with information on the current status of campus closure or any cancelled classes.
B) Everbridge: MSC Marketing Office will launch a message via Everbridge to Faculty and Staff.
C) Radio: MSC Director’s Office notifies all major broadcast outlets of closures as rapidly as possible. Faculty and staff and students should be aware that not all outlets have 24-hour phone numbers, and that MSC cannot control the content of broadcasts. We make every attempt to notify broadcast outlets by 6:00 a.m. for morning classes, by 11 a.m. for afternoon classes and by 3:00 p.m. for evening classes. Tune your radio to KMBQ 99.7.
D) Website/Social Media Sites: MSC Marketing Office will notify of closures on the MSC website, Matsu.Alaska.edu, and the MSC Facebook, Facebook.com/MSCDragons.
2. What if MSC is open and I can’t get to my class or get to work?
There may be times when conditions in an individual neighborhood prevent faculty from meeting their classes. If this happens, notify your students. Then notify the MSC Academic Affairs Office at 745-9754. Faculty should keep a class roster at home and/or set up a phone tree for each class. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to notify students if individual classes are canceled when the college remains open. Staff members should notify their supervisor.
3. What if students can’t make it to class?
Faculty should remember that conditions can vary dramatically around the Valley during major snowfalls. We make every effort to keep MSC open and operating in our northern environment, but we recognize that there may be times when students, like faculty, face local conditions that make travel impractical. Students should contact their instructor if they are unable to attend class.
Safety and Emergency Procedures
1. What do I do if a medical emergency or injury or other emergency occurs in or near my class or office?
For serious medical emergencies call 911 to report the nature and location of the emergency. Follow the instructions given by emergency responders. Then contact MSC Safety Personnel at 745-9789, or 9789 from a campus phone.
2. What are my responsibilities as a faculty/staff member?
Faculty members are expected to remain with their classes and direct their classes as instructed by the Campus Response Team, Physical Plant or emergency personnel. In case of a building evacuation, keep the class together and go to the designated area for their building usually the parking lots. Each semester, Emergency Information and evacuation instructions are provided to the faculty. Staff members should remain at their duty stations or evacuate to the appropriate facility.
Campus Security Report
This yearly report contains the MSC/UAA campus crime statistics for the three most current years, campus security measures, crime reporting and crime alert procedures; crime prevention strategies, and educational programs. Included in the report are the sexual offenses policy, procedures to file complaints, and disciplinary actions for engaging in prohibited behaviors. Disciplinary actions for violations of alcohol and other drug policies are also in this report.
Copies of the Drug Free Schools Report or the Campus Security Report may be obtained from the UAA Office of Student Affairs or via the web .