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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

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adjunct faculty orientation

Adjunct Faculty Orientation

Coordinated by:

Karen Cherwony, Assoc. VP

Eric Brunner, Manager

Learning & Development,

Human Resources Department

  • 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
Introductions of Adjuncts
  • Name
  • Department
  • Classes You Teach
  • Years Working at Temple
president hart s 6 strategic initiatives
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 Today

Temple University is the 28th largest university in the United States

Temple is a Comprehensive Research University, which has more than36,000students,approximately

3,935 full timeemployees 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 today1
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
Temple’s Senior Leadership
  • Ann Weaver Hart President
  • Lisa Staiano-Coico Provost, Sr. VP Academic Affairs
  • Edmond Notebaert Sr. Exec. VP Health Sciences
  • Anthony Wagner Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer
  • Larry Lemanski Sr. VP Research & Strategic Initiatives
  • Stuart Sullivan Sr. VP Institutional Advancement
  • George Moore Sr. VP, University Counsel, Secretary
  • Kenneth Lawrence Sr. VP Government, Community and Public Affairs
tlc contact information
TLC Contact Information
  • Location:

The TECH Center, Suite 1121101 Montgomery Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19122TU Zip: 286-09

  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 215.204.8761
office of the senior vice provost for faculty development and faculty affairs
Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs
  • Comprised of two departments:
    • Faculty Affairs:

      • Retention, tenure, and promotion; faculty recruitment and hiring; professional development opportunities; and more.
    • 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.
adjunct faculty handbook
Adjunct Faculty Handbook
  • The adjunct faculty handbook is available online at:
  • The adjunct faculty policy is NOT available online as it is currently being revised
adjunct faculty handbook highlights
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
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Adjunct Faculty Handbook Highlights


  • 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):
  • Academic Policies (graduate)
teaching and learning center tlc mission statement
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
TLC Staff

Pamela Barnett

Associate Vice Provost & Director

Carol Philips

Associate Director

A. Baris Gunersel

Assistant Director

Mary Etienne

Lead Administrative Specialist

about computer services
About Computer Services

Academic Computer Services

Administrative Computer Services

Computer Business Services

Computer Recycling Center

Data Center/Enterprise Systems

Information Security

Technology Support


academic computing
Academic Computing

Who we are

  • Service Desk
  • Information Services

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
The TECH CenterProviding 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


The TECH Center

Offering a collaborative friendly pathway . . .

leading to . . .

technology support
Technology Support

Service Desk

  • 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
faculty support
Faculty Support

The Faculty Wing

  • 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
instructional support center isc
Instructional Support Center (ISC)

Online Teaching & Learning Materials

  • Blackboard - Offering access to:
    • Turnitin
    • Scholar
    • e-Portfolios
    • Learning Objects: Blogs & Wikis, Search LX
    • Expo LX
    • Gallery
  • iTunes/Podcast
  • Instructional & Production Services

Instructional Support Center (ISC)

  • 24/7 Instruction & Classroom Interactivity


  • TUCapture
  • Acrobat Connect
  • TurningPoint
  • Horizon Wimba
    • Voice Tools
    • Live Classroom
faculty wing
Faculty Wing
  • Faculty Presentation Room (111)
  • Breakout Room (107)
  • Faculty Lounge with E-mail Terminals
seminars and training
Seminars and Training
  • Free Hands-On Seminars for Faculty, Students, and Staff of All Skill Levels
    • Blackboard
    • TurningPoint
    • Microsoft Office
    • Dreamweaver
classroom technology support
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
thank you
Thank you!
  • Questions?
temple university pays by direct deposit
Temple University Pays byDirect Deposit

Two Options for Banking on Temple Campuses

  • PNC Bank – offers many perks for Temple faculty
  • Philadelphia Federal Credit Union
health benefits for adjuncts
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
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

Independence Blue Cross and Campus Recreation
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

Employee Access Fees for Usage of Recreation Services

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 @ or
10 9 expectations for work related behavior
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 behavior1
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
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
13.0 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
13 0 conflict of interest1
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
13.0 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
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
14 0 employment standards
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 standards1
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 standards2
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 standards3
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 standards4
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
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
important numbers

215.204.1234 or 1-1234




215.204.3328 or 1-3328


campus safety services facts
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

temple university s non discrimination policy
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
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
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
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
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
What is Sexual Harassment?


  • 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
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.”

Quid Pro Quo or This for That

Hostile Environment

illegal harassment
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
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
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
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
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

what to do if you are harassed
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)
office of multicultural affairs
Office of Multicultural Affairs

Mitten Hall, Lower Level

1913 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6092

phone 215.204.7303   fax 215.204.8052


  • 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
offices to contact for
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
Important Temple Web-Sites
  • TUportal – your door to all electronic systems
  • Human Resources
  • Employee Self Service
  • Policies
  • Office of the Provost
please complete
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!