Presentation on theme: "Adjunct Faculty Orientation Coordinated by: Karen Cherwony, Assoc. VP Eric Brunner, Manager Learning & Development, Human Resources Department."— Presentation transcript:
Adjunct Faculty Orientation Coordinated by: Karen Cherwony, Assoc. VP Eric Brunner, Manager Learning & Development, Human Resources Department
Objectives Share current and future University mission, vision, and strategic initiatives Introduce relevant people, services, resources and policies related to: –Academic Affairs and Teaching –IT and Computers –Human Resources –Campus Safety Detail our commitment to diversity and prevention of discrimination and harassment
Introductions of Adjuncts Name Department Classes You Teach Years Working at Temple
President Hart’s 6 Strategic Initiatives Expanding Access to Excellence Nurturing Community Partnerships Increasing Global Reach Creating a Sustainable Future Advancing Research and Innovation Developing a Culture of Philanthropy
Temple Today Temple University is the 28 th largest university in the United States Temple is a Comprehensive Research University, which has more than 36,000 students, approximately 3,935 full time employees and 1,750 full time faculty and approximately 1,400 adjunct faculty. Temple is the 5th largest provider of professional education (law, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and podiatric medicine) in the country and the largest provider of professional education in PA.
Temple Today Temple University consists of: 17 schools and colleges, including schools of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Dentistry, and a renowned Health Sciences Center with nearly 300 academic programs 7 Pennsylvania campuses Main Campus Health Sciences Campus (HSC) Temple University Center City (TUCC) Temple University Ambler (TUA), PA Tyler School of Art Elkins Park, PA Podiatric Campus Temple Harrisburg Temple also has campuses in Tokyo, Japan & Rome, Italy and educational programs in China, Israel, Greece, Great Britain and France
Temple’s Senior Leadership Ann Weaver Hart President Lisa Staiano-Coico Provost, Sr. VP Academic Affairs Edmond NotebaertSr. Exec. VP Health Sciences Anthony WagnerSr. VP, CFO & Treasurer Larry LemanskiSr. VP Research & Strategic Initiatives Stuart SullivanSr. VP Institutional Advancement George MooreSr. VP, University Counsel, Secretary Kenneth LawrenceSr. VP Government, Community and Public Affairs
TLC Contact Information Location: The TECH Center, Suite 112 1101 Montgomery Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19122 TU Zip: 286-09 Website: www.temple.edu/tlcwww.temple.edu/tlc Email: email@example.com@temple.edu Phone: 215.204.8761
Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs Comprised of two departments: 1.Faculty Affairs: http://www.temple.edu/vpfaculty Retention, tenure, and promotion; faculty recruitment and hiring; professional development opportunities; and more. 2.The Teaching and Learning Center: http://www.temple.edu/tlc Provides programs and resources designed to promote teaching methods that are consistent with the research on how people learn; Provides opportunities for faculty and TAs to reflect on their work, and to share, and learn, from the experience and expertise of their colleagues.
Adjunct Faculty Handbook The adjunct faculty handbook is available online at: http://www.temple.edu/vpfaculty/Documents/Adj unct_Handbook_08_09.pdf/ http://www.temple.edu/vpfaculty/Documents/Adj unct_Handbook_08_09.pdf/ The adjunct faculty policy is NOT available online as it is currently being revised
Adjunct Faculty Handbook Highlights The syllabus (policy #02.78.13) Text Book Cancelling class Class Lists Class attendance policy Grade Inflation Problem(s) with a student Using Temple Technology
Adjunct Faculty Handbook Highlights OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION 5.8 Reporting Final Grades 5.8.1 Incomplete Grades 5.8.2 Changing Grades 6 Teaching and Learning Resources 12 Academic Calendar Academic Policies (undergraduate): http://www.temple.edu/bulletin/Academic _policies/policies_part1/policies_part1.sht m http://www.temple.edu/bulletin/Academic _policies/policies_part1/policies_part1.sht m Academic Policies (graduate) http://www.temple.edu/grad/
Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) Mission Statement Promote the value and practice of excellent teaching to facilitate student learning and growth. Provide programs and resources designed to promote teaching methods that are consistent with the research on how people learn. Provide opportunities for faculty and TAs to reflect on their work, and to share and learn, from the experience and expertise of their colleagues. Integrates scholarly research and student assessment into effective teaching and learning practices.
TLC Staff Pamela Barnett Associate Vice Provost & Director Carol Philips Associate Director A. Baris Gunersel Assistant Director Mary Etienne Lead Administrative Specialist
Complementing Teaching, Learning, & Technology Support Gail Gallo, Seminars & Training
About Computer Services Academic Computer Services Administrative Computer Services Computer Business Services Computer Recycling Center Data Center/Enterprise Systems Information Security Technology Support Telecommunications
Academic Computing Service Desk Information Services Who we are
Acadmic Computing What we do Provide 24/7 Learning & Technology Support Deliver Collaborative Technologies Support the Delivery of Face-to-Face Instruction We Listen to Your Technology Concerns to Offer & Provide Solutions
The TECH Center Providing 24/7 Learning and Services Student Computer Center Social Spaces & Collaboration Service Desk Faculty Instructional Support Seminars & Training Classroom Technology Support Largest Facility of Its Kind in the Nation
Offering a collaborative friendly pathway... The TECH Center leading to...
Social Spaces Social Spaces: A Place to Study & Relax
Specialty Labs to Produce Music, Graphics, & Video
Technology Support Offering Technology Support by Professionals 24/7 Walk-in, Call-in, E-mail, or Web chat support PC Clinic Statistical Software Support Desktop Office Support Virus Protection Identity Management Service Desk
Faculty Support Instructional Support Center (ISC) –Offering One-On-One Consultation by Instructional Designers Online Teaching & Learning Materials 24/7 Instruction & Classroom Interactivity Instructional & Production Services Faculty Presentation Rooms Seminars & Training The Faculty Wing
Instructional Support Center (ISC) Blackboard - Offering access to: –TurnitinTurnitin –ScholarScholar –e-Portfoliose-Portfolios –Learning Objects: Blogs & Wikis, Search LXBlogsWikisSearch LX –Expo LXExpo LX –GalleryGallery iTunes/Podcast Instructional & Production Services Instructional & Production Services Online Teaching & Learning Materials
Digital Imaging Presentations Web Site Authoring Production Services –Poster Printing –CD & DVD Duplication –Scanning –Audio/Video Editing and Duplication Instructional Support Center (ISC) Return to Online Teaching Materials
Classroom Technology Support Smart Classrooms –Touch panel –Remote access and management (Meeting Manger) NetOps School –Share screen with class –Monitor student activity –Prevent students from accessing Web sites –Remote control student screens
Scholar Search for information by discipline, or institution Browse other users’ resources and collections Subscribe for information that is relevant to you and sign up to receive the most recent bookmarks via RSS Students can access Scholar resources chosen by an instructor Return to Online Teaching Materials
ePortfolio A place to store and organize a collection of documents and multimedia –Showcase student work and development –Reflect out of class learning and accomplishments –Review student outcomes for improvement in instruction Return to Online Teaching Materials
Blog Web-based, asynchronous journal Created by one or more authors on a topic Appear online in reverse chronological order Groups can comment on one or more topics – similar to a discussion board but without the organization of comments according to threads Return to Online Teaching Materials
Wiki Web-based collaborative authoring tool Any number of people create and edit information Teams solve problems and negotiate together online Return to Online Teaching Materials
Search LX A search engine that operates within Blackboard to quickly find: –Blog posts –Wiki pages –Microsoft Word documents –and much more Return to Online Teaching Materials
Expo LX Expo LX™ is a dynamic personal website builder and blogging tool. Participants can: –easily build interactive websites relevant to their personal interests and activities –create blogs and wikis within a site and allow others viewers to comment and contribute content –create shared workspaces to suit their particular objectives –collaborate on discipline-specific sites –publish departmental information Return to Online Teaching Materials
Gallery A Digital Image Database –Store scanned images –Package into slide show –Display in Smart Classrooms –Enable student access for self-study Return to Online Teaching Materials
TurningPoint Classroom Response System –Collect anonymous responses Engage your audience Encourage classroom participation Return to Online Teaching Materials
Temple University Pays by Direct Deposit Two Options for Banking on Temple Campuses 1.PNC Bank – offers many perks for Temple faculty 2.Philadelphia Federal Credit Union
Health Benefits for Adjuncts Specific eligibility requirements – letters have been mailed to eligible part time faculty For further information on eligibility, plan features, etc. –visit the HR Benefits website: http://www.temple.edu/hr/faculty/adjuncts.htm –Call 215-204-1321 and ask for Geri O’Kane or Renee Larson
Independence Blue Cross and Campus Recreation 200+ workout stations 314 meter indoor track large aerobics room martial arts room 4 racquetball courts outdoor multipurpose court locker rooms, support areas
Employee Access Fees for Usage of Recreation Services Valid Temple ID $55/semester (Fall/Spring) $30 Summer Session I & II Pay at Bursar’s office or Campus Recreation main office, 102 McGonigle Hall Term Payment Plan
EMPLOYEE MANUAL Policies and procedures apply to all faculty and staff (including student workers, temporary employees, TA’s & RA’s, Post Doctoral Fellows and volunteers) Employees are required to learn procedures in manual and abide by them – all new faculty/staff sign form The University may make changes periodically in the policies The official copy of the manual can be found @ www.temple.edu/hr or http://policies.temple.eduwww.temple.edu/hr
10.9 Expectations for Work Related Behavior All employees must conform to certain basic standards of behavior Abide by all policies and procedures set forth in the Employee Manual and official Temple policies. Meet established expectations of job performance. Comply with attendance policies. Meet stated standards of efficiency. Respect the personal and property rights of Temple, other employees, students, patients, clients & visitors.
10.9 Expectations for Work Related Behavior Follow University and departmental rules and policies including, harassment/discrimination/ retaliation policies, Conflict of Interest Policies, and NCAA policies. Maintain a courteous and professional demeanor. Engage in appropriate conduct in the performance of duties. Support management’s goals and objectives. Observe all safety policies, regulations & procedures. Rules of Conduct are a guide to violations of expected behavior
Sections of the Employee Manual that Apply to You Some of the terms and conditions of your employment are detailed. Please make sure you read sections: 1.0 Introduction 2.0 About Temple University 3.4 Academic Personnel 4.1 Employment Applications and Other Forms 4.3 Accuracy of Personnel Information 4.5 Employment Eligibility 8.0 The Unforeseen Injury (Workers Compensation) 9.0 Your Paycheck and Expenses 13.0 University Standards 14.0 Employment Standards
13.0 Conflict of Interest 13.5 Conflict of Interest – Employees –All employees are required to use good faith in all transactions involving their duties –Disclosure to chair of any potential conflict of interest. 13.6 Gifts and Conflict of Interest –Disclose gifts > $50 (lunches, concerts, gift certificates, sporting events). –Special limitation on sponsorships of dept programs – prohibited if dept/unit has decision making authority over vendor selection/business relationship. –See University policy on Gifts and Conflict of Interest at http://policies.temple.edu.
13.0 Conflict of Interest 13.7 Conflict of Interest – Faculty –Must avoid any conflict or appearance of conflict in dealing with organizations or individuals having or seeking to have business relationships with the University. –Disclosure to chair and/or Dean
13.0 University Standards 13.8 Drug Free Workplace –Everyone is responsible for ensuring that Temple is a drug- free, healthful, safe and secure work environment 13.9 Drug & Alcohol Abuse –Use of unlawful drugs or abuse of lawful alcohol or drugs is prohibited 13.10 Drug & Alcohol Testing –Pre-employment –Reasonable suspicion/after an accident 13.11 Gambling in the Workplace –prohibited 13.12 Political Activities –May not use position or university connection in any way –If elected, duties cannot interfere with work
University Safety Standards 13.14 Safety –Employees must follow all safety regulations promulgated by EHRS –Employees responsible for reviewing EHRS website You can be Temple’s Safety Net –Civility on Campus– a practical guide and step-by-step process for dealing with incivility on campus or in the classroom. –Referral Guide for Faculty & Staff –Tuttleman Counseling Center & Care Team –www.temple.edu/counseling
14.0 Employment Standards 14.1 Weapons on Campus –Prohibited except for Temple Police/Campus Safety 14.2 Violence in the Workplace –Threatening or violent behavior towards anyone prohibited –Physical, written, oral, expressions, behavior, email, telephone, stalking –Reporting of such required
14.0 Employment Standards 14.5 Confidential Information –Everyone must abide by policy –Everyone will sign a confidentiality form –Failure to sign/abide – termination –Student information is confidential 14.6 Workplace Surveillance and Searches –Employees on notice that Temple may –For safety related concerns
14.0 Employment Standards 14.7 Use of Communication Systems –For lawful TU purposes only –TU has right to investigate concerns regarding unlawful use 14.8 Monitoring and/or Recording of Telephone Calls –For business purposes –Employees will be notified if department monitors –Employees must consent. –HR will try to move if consent withheld – but no guarantee 14.9 Voicemail and E-mail –Notice to employees that Temple has right to review for business purposes including investigation of inappropriate use.
14.0 Employment Standards 13.13 Software and Computer Usage –Policy governing software, hardware, and computer related equipment/resources owned by Temple – usage strictly for Temple purposes –Any Temple employee, student, retiree, consultant who has access to or uses a TU system to conduct TU business must abide by TU policies 14.10 Computer, Internet and Computer Games –Not in a way that violates harassment policy
14.0 Employment Standards 14.16 Severe Weather –If classes are canceled, all admin/staff expected to report –Employee is responsible for checking status of Temple –Faculty responsible for checking if University is closed 14.17 Emergency Closings –Policy pertains to closure of University for extreme conditions –May not pertain to cancellation of classes –Emergency Notification System – update ESS
What is Workers’ Compensation? A state mandated law Defines the liability of an employer to pay medical and indemnity (wages) benefits for work related injuries 100% Employer Sponsored – Speedy remedy – No-Fault System – Pays a percentage of income and non taxable
WC RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES To notify your chair when you are injured – even if you do not require medical treatment and complete an incident report To proper medical care - treat with the posted panel of physicians for 90 days Switch medical providers Second opinion for surgical procedures Notify your chair/Temple of any changes in your medical or employment status. Fraud provisions for non-compliance REPORT ALL UNSAFE CONDITIONS
IMPORTANT NUMBERS EMERGENCIES - CAMPUS POLICE 215.204.1234 or 1-1234 TO REPORT UNSAFE CONDITIONS, SAFETY RELATED PROBLEMS, OR TO GIVE SAFETY RELATED TIPS OR SUGGESTIONS HEALTHANDSAFETY@TEMPLE.EDU WORKERS’ COMPENSATION 215.204.3328 or 1-3328 WORKCOMP@TEMPLE.EDU
Campus Safety Services Facts Campus Safety Services operates 24 hours a day, 7 days week and 365 days a year Includes Police and Security Officers Officers are responsible for calls for service, periodic checks of all campus buildings, crime prevention, medical escorts, traffic regulation, “manual” vehicle lockouts along with many other duties. www.temple.edu/safety For help, emergencies, or to report a fire or crime, call 215-204-1234 or 1-1234
Temple University’s Non-Discrimination Policy Academic Community that respects diversity Committed to the principles of affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for those historically excluded and to foster diversity Does not discriminate on the basis of: –Race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status or veteran status Report discrimination to your Chair, Office of Multicultural Affairs or HR (Employee Manual, Section 13.1)
Temple University’s Non-Discrimination Policy (continued) Allegations are promptly investigated. Confidentiality protected as much as possible Retaliation is prohibited against all employees participating in an investigation. Discrimination in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge. Supervisor, who has knowledge of discrimination but takes no action to end it, is also subject to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge.
Anti-Harassment Policy Temple University is committed to creating and maintaining an academic and work environment free of all forms of harassment Includes harassment based on: –Sex /Gender –Race/Color –Sexual Orientation –Religion –National Origin –Age –Disability –Marital Status –Pregnancy (Employee Manual, Section 13.3)
Enforcement of Anti-Harassment Policy Actions will be taken to: Prevent, Correct, and if necessary Discipline behavior which adversely impacts the academic or work environment Use of University communication, voice mail or email/computer system in a harassing manner is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action, up to and including discharge Retaliatory actions will be subject to disciplinary action
What is Harassment? A type of unlawful discrimination An educational or work environment that is permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the victim’s educational or work environment by creating an abusive environment. Examples –Vulgar Language/Off Color Comments or Jokes –Inappropriate Materials/Visual Displays –Offensive emails –Inappropriate touching –Work-related off-premises conduct
What is Sexual Harassment? Unwelcome Sexual advances Requests for sexual favors Dissemination of sexually offensive or suggestive written, recorded or electronically transmitted messages Other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when…
Sexual Harassment Submission to such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of instruction, employment, or participation in a University activity; or Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for evaluation in making academic or personnel decisions affecting an individual; or Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive University environment.”
Illegal Harassment... May be Quid Pro Quo or Hostile Environment Severe or Pervasive As judged by a Reasonable Person Alters the conditions of victims educational environment Includes conduct by people of same sex and peers Based on common sense and social context
Faculty/Student Relationships No instructor shall: –make a sexually suggestive or intimidating remark –ask a student for a date or sexual favor Sexual or romantic relationships are prohibited even if consensual between: –instructors and students in their courses –instructors, advisors, coaches, physicians, or other similar individuals and students they are advising, supervising or evaluating or whose academic or career opportunities they are directly or indirectly effecting (Employee Manual, Sections, 14.3 and 14.4)
Prohibited Consensual Relationships If a consensual relationship develops between a student and instructor, the instructor should not evaluate the student without prior permission by the Dean Relationships between supervisors and their subordinates are also prohibited
Contrapower Harassment Harassment of those with more “organizational/formal” power by those with less. Students harassing faculty Behaviors include: –Suggestive looks, physical harassment, verbal remarks, anonymous, inappropriate phone calls or letters, negative comments about a professor Source: “Contrapower Harassment and the Professorial Archetype: Gender, Race, and Authority in the Classroom,” Buchanan and Bruce
Retaliation is Prohibited Temple Policy prohibits adverse action against: –Complainants –Witnesses/other participants in investigations May occur regardless of whether charge of harassment is founded or unfounded http://www.temple.edu/hr/departments/employeerelations/documents/Retaliation-Policy.pdf
What to do if You are Harassed Confront the Harasser – let him/her know that the behavior is unwelcome Keep a Record Immediately report it to: Your supervisor An ombudsperson The Office of Multicultural Affairs (Ground floor, Mitten Hall,1- 7303) Human Resources/LR (203 USB, 1-1319) The Office of Multicultural Affairs will conduct a prompt investigation Contact SACE, Tuttleman Counseling Center, for counseling (ground floor, Sullivan Hall, 1-7276)
Offices to Contact for: Harassment/discrimination –Office of Multicultural Affairs Employee misconduct/Union issues/Inappropriate supervisor conduct –Human Resources Faculty misconduct/Conflict of interest/Academic fraud –Provost Office Student academic misconduct –Student Affairs Criminal activity/Threats of risk –Campus Safety Services Misuse of university computer and network systems –VP Computer Services Data privacy issue –Information security and privacy officer
Important Temple Web-Sites TUportal – your door to all electronic systems –https://tuportal3.temple.edu Human Resources –www.temple.edu/hrwww.temple.edu/hr Employee Self Service –ess.temple.edu Policies –http://policies.temple.edu Office of the Provost –http://www.temple.edu/provost
Please complete Evaluation Workers’ Comp. Form – retain pink copy Confidentiality Form Receipt of Employee Manual and Rules of Conduct Thank you for your contributions to Temple and for attending this evening!