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Adjunct Faculty Expectations

Adjunct Faculty Expectations

Kent State University, Geauga Campus is a comprehensive institution which places primary emphasis on excellent classroom instruction. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the university:

Mastery of Subject Matter

  • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field or discipline.
  • Display an ability to interpret and evaluate theories in the field or discipline.
  • Connect subject matter with related fields.
  • Stay current in subject matter through professional development

Teaching Performance

  • Plan and organize instruction in ways which maximize student learning
  • Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies.
  • Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.
  • Employ available instructional technology when appropriate.
  • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments.
  • Communicate subject matter to students.
  • Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials.
  • Support classroom efforts to promote student success 

Evaluation of Student Learning

  • Establish and adhere to learning objectives.
  • Develop evaluation methods which fairly measure student progress toward objectives.
  • Evaluate and return student work to promote maximum learning.
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress.
  • Submit copies of final grade rosters and grade books to the Assistant Dean at the end of each semester 

Support of University Policies and Procedures

  • Meet scheduled classes in accordance with university policy.
  • Prepare, distribute and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information.
  • Exercise stewardship of campus facilities and materials. 

Participation in Campus and Program Activities

  • Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from college, division and program administrators.
  • Contribute, when appropriate, to program curriculum development processes.
  • Attend program, divisional, and campus meetings and events as feasible 

Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of University and Campus Mission Programs

  • Maintain familiarity with university/campus goals, mission and long-range plans.
  • Contribute to planning and development processes where appropriate.