Terms of Employment for Adjunct Instructors

Adjunct instructors receive an email letter that incorporates the class taught, rate of pay, and contact hours. All adjunct instructors are invited to a new faculty orientation that reviews policies, duties, responsibilities, and other information contained in the CCS Faculty Handbook.

In certain circumstances, an adjunct instructor may be employed without an email letter of appointment. Adjunct instructors are appointed on a semester-by-semester basis at the sole discretion of the Department Chair. An appointment for one semester does not guarantee an appointment for any subsequent semester. Adjunct instructors are assessed twice in their first semester; subsequent evaluations take place in years three and five in their employ. Thereafter, they are evaluated every five years.

Adjunct instructors may be terminated for cause at any time during a semester. Such causes may include but are not limited to academic falsification of credentials or work product, professional or personal misconduct, incompetence, and failure to perform teaching responsibilities and/or other assigned duties. Adjunct instructor terminations are handled by the Department Chair in consultation with the appropriate Dean.

CCS Alumni Teaching at the College

In order to ensure that an individual has developed the appropriate background and skill to qualify as an instructor, a graduate of the College for Creative Studies may be hired as an adjunct instructor only after having three years of direct or related work experience.

Administrative Staff Teaching at the College

Administrative staff may, from time to time, teach classes in the degree, Pre-College and Continuing Studies, and Community Arts Partnerships programs. Administrative staff may teach classes in these programs providing the classes do not interfere with their primary responsibilities and scheduled work times. Administrative staff may not teach any classes scheduled prior to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise approved by their supervisor, appropriate Dean (if applicable), or the Dean of Academic Affairs (if applicable).

Missed Classes

Refer to the article on Missed Classes for more information.