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1 Adjunct Faculty Orientation Coordinated by: Karen Cherwony, Assoc. VP Eric Brunner, Manager Learning & Development, Human Resources Department

2 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

3 Introductions of Adjuncts  Name  Department  Classes You Teach  Years Working at Temple

4 Welcome from the President

5 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

6 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.

7 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

8 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

9 TLC Contact Information  Location: The TECH Center, Suite 112 1101 Montgomery Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19122 TU Zip: 286-09  Website:  Email:  Phone: 215.204.8761

10 Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs  Comprised of two departments: 1.Faculty Affairs: Retention, tenure, and promotion; faculty recruitment and hiring; professional development opportunities; and more. 2.The Teaching and Learning Center: 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.


12 Adjunct Faculty Handbook  The adjunct faculty handbook is available online at: unct_Handbook_08_09.pdf/ unct_Handbook_08_09.pdf/  The adjunct faculty policy is NOT available online as it is currently being revised

13 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

14 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): _policies/policies_part1/policies_part1.sht m _policies/policies_part1/policies_part1.sht m  Academic Policies (graduate)

15 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.

16 TLC Staff Pamela Barnett Associate Vice Provost & Director Carol Philips Associate Director A. Baris Gunersel Assistant Director Mary Etienne Lead Administrative Specialist

17 Complementing Teaching, Learning, & Technology Support Gail Gallo, Seminars & Training

18 About Computer Services  Academic Computer Services  Administrative Computer Services  Computer Business Services  Computer Recycling Center  Data Center/Enterprise Systems  Information Security  Technology Support  Telecommunications

19 Academic Computing  Service Desk  Information Services Who we are

20 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

21 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

22 Offering a collaborative friendly pathway... The TECH Center leading to...

23 Social Spaces Social Spaces: A Place to Study & Relax

24 Specialty Labs to Produce Music, Graphics, & Video

25 Breakout Rooms for Collaboration & Study

26 Digital Recording Booths For Vocal Narration & Podcasts

27 Computer Labs with Over 600 PCs & MACS

28 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

29 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

30 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

31  TUCapture TUCapture  Acrobat Connect Acrobat Connect  TurningPoint TurningPoint  Horizon Wimba –Voice Tools –Live Classroom 24/7 Instructional Support Center (ISC) 24/7 Instruction & Classroom Interactivity

32  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


34 Faculty Wing  Faculty Presentation Room (111)  Breakout Room (107)  Faculty Lounge with E-mail Terminals

35 Seminars and Training  Free Hands-On Seminars for Faculty, Students, and Staff of All Skill Levels  Blackboard  TurningPoint  Microsoft Office  Dreamweaver


37 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


39 Thank you!  Questions? 

40 Turnitin  Prevent plagiarism  Instantly identify papers containing unoriginal material  Improve student writing skills Return to Online Teaching Materials

41 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

42 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

43 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

44 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

45 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

46 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

47 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

48 TurningPoint  Classroom Response System –Collect anonymous responses Engage your audience Encourage classroom participation Return to Online Teaching Materials

49 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

50 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: –Call 215-204-1321 and ask for Geri O’Kane or Renee Larson

51 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

52 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

53 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 @ or

54 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.

55 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

56 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

57 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

58 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

59 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

60 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 –

61 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

62 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

63 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.

64 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

65 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

66 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

67 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


69 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. For help, emergencies, or to report a fire or crime, call 215-204-1234 or 1-1234

70 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)

71 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.

72 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)

73 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

74 Harassment Awareness Quiz

75 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

76 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…

77 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.”

78 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

79 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)

80 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

81 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

82 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

83 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)

84 Office of Multicultural Affairs Mitten Hall, Lower Level 1913 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19122-6092 phone 215.204.7303 fax 215.204.8052 Staff  Rhonda Brown, AVP  Sandra Foehl, Director, Affirmative Action/Compliance & Investigation  Tracey Hamilton, Assistant Director, Affirmative Action/Compliance & Investigation, 215.204.7438  Tiffenia Archie, Faculty Recruitment & Retention 215.204.9213

85 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

86 Important Temple Web-Sites  TUportal – your door to all electronic systems –  Human Resources –  Employee Self Service –  Policies –  Office of the Provost –

87 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!

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