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Research suggests that the top motivators for adjuncts are: the joy of teaching, personal satisfaction, and having a flexible work schedule (Shiffman, 2009).
Southeast is always looking for highly motivated and passionate instructors. Adjuncts are hired on an as needed basis. So, if you are interested click the link below and provide us with the necessary information so you can be included in the Southeast Adjunct Pool.
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Mandernach, Jean. “What Do Adjunct Faculty Need to Be Successful in the Online Classroom?” Managing Adjunct Faculty: A Resource Collection for Administrators, Magna Publications, 2016, pp. 69–70.
The following can be found on pages 84 – 85 of the Faculty Handbook regarding adjunct (part-time temporary) faculty.
Adjunct (Part-Time Temporary) Faculty teach less than 10 credit/contact hours (depending on the department) per semester.
Adjunct faculty receive no benefits package, and their academic credentials normally require the minimum of a graduate degree. Exceptions may be justified based on 85 specific expertise and programmatic needs. For part-time appointments, teaching loads and other responsibilities are to be clearly defined in the appointment memorandum.
Appointments may be for a single course, single semester, or full year depending on need, and are usually paid from the Part-Time/Overload budget or are charged against the salary in an existing faculty line. Adjunct faculty may also be hired to conduct work as part of a grant.
The pay scale for part-time faculty can be located on the Provost webpage or at this link.
There are no current vacancies currently identified. However, vacancies occur on an as need basis so we encourage any interested adjunct/part-time candidate to submit your information.
For any instructional design help faculty are encouraged to reach out to the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CSTL). CSTL will be who you go to for all Moodle questions and help. An instructional designer can help you fix issues, or create engaging activities through Moodle for your students. They can be reached by calling (573)651-2298, or you can use their Moodle Help page: //cstl.www.sgvulcan.com/cstl/Moodle/MoodleHelp.aspx?mv=3.3
The Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CSTL) also provides workshops that cover a variety of areas of instruction. Adjuncts are invited to attend all workshops they can! These workshops are free and you can register online. CSTL will also help with any course design needs you may need. The following link will lead you to their webpage where you can learn more about all the services they have to offer! //cstl.www.sgvulcan.com/cstl/
Please contact CSTL to learn about the other services provided to adjuncts!
CSTL and Southeast Online have trainings that adjuncts can take that online asynchronous courses that you can take at your convenience. Contact us today to get enrolled in specific trainings that best fit your needs!
Academic Departments needing information regarding the functions of the adjunct pool, or a list of potential adjunct candidates from the adjunct pool should contact Dennis Kinkead at email@example.com.
Academic departments are encouraged to use the adjunct pool to help recruit and hire qualified adjunct applicants.
If your department knows that there is a need for a specific adjunct position you can either look through the current pool of applicants, or contact Dennis Kinkead at firstname.lastname@example.org so that he can add the specific adjunct position to the form. We will we coordinating with Southeast Human Resources to post open positions.
Departments can use this tool as a resource for scaling and growing enrollment in high need courses based on demand from students. This will help ensure that course sizes are kept to a manageable level for not only the instructors, but also for the benefits of the students as well.
Any current faculty or staff that know of an interested adjunct candidate should encourage them to submit their information using the form on this page.
Departments are encouraged to enroll new adjuncts in one of the following orientation and training courses in Moodle. These courses will help adjuncts get their “feet under them”, and start the semester out on the right note:
Adjunct Orientation – This course is suggested for new adjunct teaching either in a Face-to-Face, or Blended classroom setting.
Online Adjunct Orientation – This course is suggested for new adjunct, or adjuncts new to teaching in the Online environment.
To get adjunct faculty enrolled in any of the following course please contact the team in the CSTL office to get them enrolled. Also, please encourage and support all adjunct faculty whether new or seasoned to reach out to CSTL to work with instructional designers to improve course design and teaching practices.