Our adjunct faculty are essential components to our instructional programs.  CNU relies on a core of energized adjunct instructors who are interest in joining with our full-time faculty in their commitment to undergraduate teaching and to the principles of the liberal arts and liberal learning.  We seek excellent teachers who can help our students empower themselves intellectually and practically and understand how to become responsible citizens. 

As a state liberal arts and sciences university we endeavor to provide broad educational access while ensuring that the public good is well served.  We are pleased to support your efforts in setting clear and challenging academic expectations for our students. The work we do in the classroom—your work—is the most important thing we do at CNU. We appreciate your efforts, expertise and willingness to help our students hone their skills, broaden their horizons and deepen their disciplinary knowledge.  Please let us what we can do to assist you as a member of our academic team.

As discussed at the Adjunct Orientation Training session, please make sure that the Syllabus Statement appears on all syllabi.

Once you have completed all of your new hire paperwork and have been issued a contract, there are a few more items that you will want to take care of before classes start. Among them, having your University ID,  known as your Captains Card, created and getting a parking permit should be top priorities. Both of these tasks become more cumbersome once classes start so getting an early start will help ease the transition as you acclimate to campus.

In order to have your CNU ID made, you will need to bring a photo ID, a copy of your contract as well as a copy of your processed Student Self Service (CNU Live) Access Form for Adjunct Faculty to the Welcome Desk, on the first floor of the David Student Union (DSU).  More information about the Captains Card and the services it provides is available on their web site.

Similarly, you will need to have a copy of your contract and a copy of your processed CNU Live form in order to apply for a parking decal . Be sure to bring your driver's license and the vehicle registration for your car(s) with you when you complete your parking decal application. The Parking and Transportation Office is located on the first floor of the parking garage. (Behind the Ferguson Center, on the Avenue of the Arts).

Finally and probably most importantly, you will want to review the 2012-2013 Adjunct Faculty Handbook. This is an excellent resource that will provide guidance as you become familiar with CNU and will likely answer many of your questions.

The following dates are particularly important for new adjunct faculty members. Please make a note of the following important events for the upcoming term. If you have any questions, contact your department chair or the Dean’s Office.

(Please check back or contact the Dean's Office for updates regarding Getting Started Week and Adjunct Orientation.)

Monday, August 26th - Classes Begin

Monday, September 2nd - Labor Day (Classes WILL meet)

Monday, October 14th - Mid-term grade entry begins @ 8 a.m.

Friday, October 18th - Mid-term grades due by 12 noon. Fall Recess begins @ 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 23rd - Classes Resume

Thursday, November 26th - Thanksgiving Recess Begins (after last class meets)

Monday, December 2nd - Classes Resume

Friday, December 6th - Classes End

Saturday, December 7th - University Reading/Study Day

Sunday, December 8th - University Reading/Study Day

Monday, December 9th - Final Examinations Begin

Wednesday, December 11th - University Reading/Study Day

Saturday, December 14th - Final Examinations End

Wednesday, December 18th - Final Grades Due by 12 noon

View the 2013-14 academic calendar here.

Adjunct  teaching contracts are issued by the Dean's Office prior to the start of each term. In the fall, adjunct faculty in the College should expect to receive their contracts by mail around the first week of August. For the spring term, adjunct faculty can expect to see contracts before the end of the fall term.

Please be sure to read your contracts carefully; if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Dean's Office immediately. We ask that you pay close attention to the return deadline marked on each contract as well; it is very important that all signed contracts are returned to our office promptly.

For questions about your adjunct teaching contract, paperwork or other administrative inquiries, please contact Erin McClinton, Executive Secretary for the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, at (757) 594-7052 or via email - erin.mcclinton@cnu.edu