New Adjunct Faculty Orientation (NAFO) Spring 2013
Welcome to the AWC faculty corps! As an adjunct faculty you will be asked to contribute to the overall intellectual and academic success of the institution. We in the CTE look forward to your intellectual and professional contributions to and explorations of the world of ideas and higher order thinking. Click here for an aerial view of the AWC Main Campus and the relative location of the CTE.
As you are aware every organization has a way that it goes about its business and has a way to communicate what needs to be done and when. AWC as a human organization is no different. As an adjunct faculty communication of instructional issues is done via the AWC email system. Check email at least three times every week!
The faster you learn the organization's culture, language and process of communication, and its ins-and-outs, then the easier the transition to college-level instruction. Below is a list of documents that reflect how AWC carries out its business with respect to instruction. Over the course of the semester you will receive via the AWC email system and at the appropriate time all or some of these documents again from the Dean of Instruction, Linda Elliott-Nelson. In the meantime all the documents listed below will be available on this CTE website for the entire spring 2013 semester.
For copying needs use the Print Services Lab (unofficially known as the Print Shop). Each faculty member can make up to 1,000 copies per day on white paper at no charge. 500 colored copies are allowed per day at no charge. If you teach a night course and can't get to the Print Services Lab before it closes (5:00pm), then email your documents to be copied to the Division secretary (see Phone Numbers & Other Important Information link below). Make sure you work out a plan where the copies will be left for you to pick them up. Copy requests also can be submitted electronically. Click here to access the Print Services login page.
Good luck this semester!
Agenda for Spring 2013 New Adjunct Faculty Orientation
Agenda for Friday, January 11, 2013 All Faculty Meeting
Academic Calendar Important Dates
Blackboard (Bb) Training Schedule, Spring 2013
Change of Grade Card
Class Policy Signature Sheet (relevant to Course Syllabus/Course Outline presentation)
Developing Effective Guidelines for Faculty Teaching First-Year University Students (peer-reviewed article)
Division's Office Chart
Federal Student Aid Information Sheet
Final Grade Memo Spring 2013
Final Grade Input Instructions Spring 2013
FTSE Memo Spring 2013
FTSE Input Instructions Spring 2013
Incomplete Grade Status
Midterm Grade Information Sheet
Midterm Grade Input Instructions
No-Show (NS) Grade Input
Phone Numbers & Other Important Information
Sample Course Outline (found at bottom of my homepage)
Situations/Scenarios Encountered in Teaching
Spring 2013 CTE-Sponsored Weekend Professional Development Schedule
Student Behavior #1: Responding to Disruptive or Threatening Student Behavior
Student Behavior #2: How to Handle Annoying and Disruptive Students
Student Petition for Instructional Issues
Writing Fellows Contact Info (Faculty Helping Faculty with Writing Intensive Courses)
Click here for the Welcome/Introduction to CTE presentation (pdf format) given by Scott Donnelly and Debbie Canada.
Teaching/Learning documents (pdf format) from the presentation given on Day 1 by Eric Soulsby, VP Academic and Student Services:
Learning Through Effective Teaching
Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education
Understanding Great Teaching
What New Faculty Need to Know About Assessment
What the Best College Teachers Do
Click here for the Safety, Security, Sanity presentation (pdf format) given on Day 1 by Mary Kay Harton, Dean of Campus Life.
Click here to view the video (.mp4 format) of the presentation entitled Course Outlines and Syllabi given on Day 1 by Scott Donnelly, Director of the CTE.
Click here to view the slides (pdf format) about the Student Success Center's (SSC) mission, goals, and services offered to faculty and students.