Adjunct semester contract info
Orientation MaterialsDocuments and links used in orientation.
1. Complete new hire forms
All new hire forms must be turned in to Human Resources before you can receive your employee ("Cougar") ID, computer system password ("Novell Log-in"). Questions? Call Amy Burns (287-5381) if you are in Career and Technical programs and Julie VanWynsberge (287-5607) if you are in Arts and Sciences. See Tip Sheet for completing new hire forms. If you have not yet have a Cougar ID or Novell log-in information please inquire with your department chairperson or human resources at 287-2408. This information will be emailed to you at your personal email address. You may need to check your spam folder.
2. Attend Faculty Orientation
New faculty will be introduced to campus resources and processes that will help you and your students be successful at Columbus State. These include:
- teaching & learning at CSCC
- academic reporting
- evaluation of teaching
- student information & privacy
- student support services
- faculty support services
You will be paid for your attendance and participation at the current adjunct meeting pay rate. All your new hire forms must besubmitted before you can participate in orientation. Bring your Cougar ID# to orientation to help expedite your compensation.
3. New Faculty Introduction to Blackboard (Optional)
This class specifically for newly hired faculty to help you quickly get started using the college's course management system.
All courses have an online space (called a "shell") available in Blackboard, the college's online course management system. Even if you are not teaching an online course you can use Blackboard to share materials, communicate with students and even post and grade assignments or quizzes. This course will get you started by covering:
- How to navigate the Blackboard portal and class shell.
- How to setup/customize a new Blackboard course shell.
- How to post/modify/delete an announcement.
- How to add a course syllabus to a course shell.
- How to create folders for separating content.
- How to use the online grade book.
This class is introductory. There are many options for taking more advanced classes through the college's Instructional Technology Institute. Those classes are available to all faculty and staff.