Center for Teaching and Learning

Adjunct Faculty Resources

These are some of the resources available to Adjunct Faculty at EMCC:

Adjunct Faculty Orientation

The Adjunct Faculty Online Orientation covers the basic information you need to be a part of our teaching and learning community. Click Adjunct Faculty Online Orientation to begin.

Adjunct Faculty Mentor Program

Mentees who wish to apply: click Adjunct Faculty Mentoring Program (AFMP).

Mentors who wish to apply: click Adjunct Faculty Mentoring Program (AFMP).

Applications for the following semester are due on the last day of regular classes the semester prior. Example: Fall 2017 program application would be due on the last regular class day of Spring 2017.

Adjunct Faculty Professional Training Compensation

If you are a chair who is planning a training session for adjuncts and wishes to request compensation, please follow the process below. 

Adjunct faculty may be compensated for attending EMCC sponsored learning sessions when the purpose of the sessions is to develop knowledge and skills necessary to advance the teaching/learning process. Some examples of such learning sessions include discipline specific software training and pedagogy workshops. 

The rate of compensation for adjunct faculty to attend EMCC sponsored learning sessions is stated in the Adjunct Faculty Employee Handbook, IV. Compensation and Hours of Work, B. Compensation, 2. Service Assignments: District Pay Calendars

(Most adjunct training will fall under Job Code 4354, which covers "attends trainings" under (U) Special Service-Miscellaneous (Continued) on pg. 18 of the 2014-2015 Temporary Guidelines (Effective 7/1/2014), and the pay rate is $27.50 per hour.)

Types of Events

1. Division/Discipline-Specific Event
2. College-Wide Event

Division/Discipline-Specific Event

A Division/Discipline-Specific Event applies when a Division Chair plans an EMCC sponsored learning session for adjunct faculty in her/his Division or in a specific discipline and wishes to request compensation for adjunct faculty attendance. Here is the process:

1. Draft a 1-page document that clearly explains the following:

  • learning activity(ies) and objective(s)  

(Example: Adjunct ENG faculty and the Online Writing Center)

  • number of adjuncts expected to attend
  • date for session and length of session

2. Submit this document via email to the appropriate Dean for review.

The appropriate Dean then sends the Division Chair her/his approval via email. Division Chairs need to be aware of MCCCD’s policy regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.* 

3. Notify the Divisional Administrative Secretary.

The Divisional Administrative Secretary then obtains the budget code from the Academic Deans’ Administrative Secretary. The Divisional Administrative Secretary then completes the necessary adjunct faculty contracts.  

4. Work with the Faculty Director of the CTL on publication of the event and on a CTL space for the event.

5. Take attendance at the event and give this list to the Divisional Administrative Secretary so that s/he may complete the contracts for adjunct faculty who attended.

6. Once the Divisional Administrative Secretary completes the contracts, the CTL Faculty Director approves them.

College-Wide Event

A College-Wide Event refers to a faculty member who is planning an EMCC sponsored learning session for adjunct and residential faculty and wishes to request compensation for adjunct faculty attendance. Here is the process:

1. Draft a 1-page document that clearly explains the following:

  • learning activity(ies) and objective(s)  

(Example: Adjunct faculty and classroom management)

  • number of adjuncts expected to attend
  • date for session and length of session

2. Submit this document via email to the appropriate Dean for review.

The appropriate Dean then sends the Division Chair her/his approval via email. Division Chairs need to be aware of MCCCD’s policy regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.*  

3. Notify the Divisional Administrative Secretary.

The Divisional Administrative Secretary then obtains the budget code from the CTL Administrative Secretary. The Divisional Administrative Secretary then completes the necessary adjunct faculty contracts.

4. Work with the Faculty Director of the CTL on publication of the event and on a CTL space for the event.  

5. Take attendance at the event and give this list to the Division Administrative Secretary so that s/he may complete the contracts for adjunct faculty who attended.**

* Employment Classification Table

Employment Classification Maximum Hours Worked Time/Location for Determination
Adjunct Faculty - Service No more than 25 clock hours per week. Limits apply in each and every week of the year. Employees can work at more than one college/department.
Combination Adjunct/Temp No more than 25 total hours worked per week. Load hours are converted to work hours by multiplying load X 2. This amount is subtracted from 25. Any remaining hours can be worked as service faculty or in a temporary capacity. Limits apply in each and every week of the year. Employees can work at more than one college/ department.

** Adjunct Faculty need to be aware of MCCCD’s policy regarding the implementation (see table above) of the Affordable Care Act. It is the Adjunct Faculty member’s responsibility to keep track of her/his hours worked per week. Compensated professional development counts toward hours worked.

Continuing Advancement For Educators (CAFE) Credits - Compensation Program

What does the program do? Provide compensation to adjunct faculty for ongoing training and professional development related to Teaching and Learning. 

Why does EMCC support the program? Adjunct faculty provide significant learning opportunities to community college students. Investing in adjunct faculty development, and their success in the learning environment, impacts student success.

Who coordinates the CAFE? The adjunct faculty development program is coordinated by EMCC's Professional Learning Community (PLC) advisory team and the college's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

For more info and to sign up, please visit the CAFE.