Revised in committee 4/20/2012
Policy on the use of adjunct instructors
The Sociology Undergraduate Curricula Committee recommends that the following criteria be considered when electing to utilize the services of an adjunct instructor on main campus.
1) Adjunct instructors will not compete with tenure track faculty member course offerings throughout an academic year. Rather, adjunct instructors will be used when the candidate has particular skills, access to networks, or applied experience not held by tenure faculty members. Further:
- Tenure track faculty will have first selection of course and scheduling.
- Adjunct instructors will not offer courses during summer and winter terms, unless a unique need is identified.
- In the rare circumstance that an adjunct instructor teaching on main campus offers and online course, the department will solicit such an offering in order to meet an exceptional departmental need.
- Multiple offerings of the same course in a given semester will only occur when it can be reasonably expected that all sections will meet enrollment guidelines.
2) Adjunct instructors are held to the same high standard for teaching quality as are tenure track faculty. Therefore, all adjuncts will be supervised and evaluated by the department head. The evaluation of adjunct instructors will include, but is not limited to: syllabi, course evaluations, assessment of web based delivery content, and a minimum of one in-class review for face-to-face courses.
There are no position openings at this time.