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Adjunct Faculty

Welcome to the Adjunct Faculty page! Here you can find information about orientation, the observation process, professional development opportunities, and the Adjunct Centers.

  1. Complete on-line employment application via Hiretouch/apply to adjunct opportunity
  2. Sign off on electronic offer letter via Hiretouch
  3. Complete background check request via Pre-Trax
  4. Complete the following on-boarding forms via Hiretouch:
    • W-4
    • I-9
    • Employee Personal Information Sheet
    • Voluntary Self-Identification Form
    • Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status Form
    • Employee Guidebook and Board Policies Acknowledgement Form
    • FERPA and SURS form
    • Direct Deposit form
  5. Meet with Julie Plesha (Recruitment Coordinator) in OAFS office for I-9 completion and verify identification
  6. Once new hire receives COD Login Credentials (Colleague ID number and new email), sign in to new email account
  7. Go to Homeland Security to obtain photo ID and staff parking pass
  8. Attend Adjunct Faculty New Hire Orientation

COD's 1.5 hour orientation sessions provide new adjunct instructors with the essentials tools for success during the upcoming semester.

 Adjunct faculty orientations are a mandatory 1.5 hour session to prepare adjuncts for the upcoming semester. During the onboarding process you are given information about the dates and how to register.

For any questions or concerns about orientation please contact Elena McNab at mcnabe@cod.edu.

Observation Process - As we are committed to students’ achieving their goals at College of DuPage, we are invested in you, our adjunct faculty. The intention of the classroom observation process is to learn about your teaching approach and generate a supportive conversation about teaching effectiveness.

Purpose of Classroom Observations

As we are committed to students’ achieving their goals at College of DuPage, we are invested in you, our adjunct faculty.

The intention of the classroom observation process is to learn about your teaching approach and generate a supportive conversation about teaching effectiveness.

​All adjunct faculty who are new to teaching at the College can expect to have a class observation within the first semester of teaching. The Office of Adjunct Faculty Support aims to observe all adjunct faculty within the teaching body on a cycling basis.

You will receive an invitation via email proposing a date and time to observe your class.

If you are having a test during the time of the observation, you can propose a different time. The purpose is to observe a typical class.

The Office of Adjunct Faculty Support (Manager or Assistant Dean)

Once the observation has been confirmed, you can complete the Pre-Observation form in EdReflect.

The Pre-Observation Form invites you to articulate your classroom objectives and methods of assessment and provides the observer with a sense of what your priorities and intentions are. The form is expected to be shared with the observer no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled visit.

The observer will arrive to your class about 15 before the class starts. The observation lasts approximately 50 minutes of class time, regardless of the length of the class.

The observer will complete a report assessing various teaching and learning strategies. A copy of the rubric can be found under “Ratings” in your EdReflect account.

The rubric is designed to be a formative assessment to generate a constructive conversation about teaching effectiveness.

After the observation report has been released by the observer, a post-observation conference will be scheduled at your convenience.

The Office of Adjunct Faculty Support will host the conference. The Dean and department chair/coordinator is invited to the conference. The purpose of the conference is to have a constructive conversation about teaching effectiveness. An intended outcome of the conference is for adjunct faculty to identify professional development goals with continued support from the division and OAFS.

Created at the College of DuPage in 2016, the purpose of the Adjunct Faculty Training Institute is to provide a comprehensive program of professional development for adjunct faculty at the College of DuPage and other colleges and universities. Professional education offered at the Adjunct Faculty Training Institute is designed to offer best-practice teaching strategies, increase student achievement, reduce student withdrawal rates, and increase student success.

Learn how to use COD systems to enter your teaching availability and accept or decline class offerings. Below are links to helpful videos on how to fill out Availability and Course Acceptance:

Contact Information

Faculty Chair of Professional Development
(630) 942-2383
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1107

Learning Technologies
(630) 942-2490
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3401
codlearningtech.org

Adjunct Faculty Support
(630) 942-3288
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1500

Employee Development Center
(630) 942-3805
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1105/1107