Welcome to Virginia Western and the School of Business, Technology & Trades! We are very pleased to have you be a part of our school and trust that your experience with us will be not only positive but rewarding. Each member of our faculty plays an integral and important role for our students and the College. Whether you teach one class or many, you are a valuable member of our community and very much appreciated.
If you have additional questions about our College and/or school after completing your orientation, please do not hesitate to ask your fellow faculty members, program head, the office staff, or myself for assistance. We are here to help!
Our staff and I are looking forward to working with you and hope that you have a fantastic semester!
Deborah A. Yancey, Dean
An adjunct faculty office is available in Webber Hall and/or the Business Science Building. Faculty will be provided with a key to access the room.
Each office is equipped with work stations, at least one computer with a printer, and a telephone.
If you prefer to use one adjunct office over the other, please notify the School office so that a printer preference may be established by IETS.
Please ensure the office door is closed and locked when you leave.
An online orientation must be completed prior to the beginning of classes. Be sure to complete both the adjunct new hire orientation and the School's orientation. Click here to be directed to the orientation site. Please call the main office if you have any questions. You will be glad that you completed this process.
Full-time and adjunct faculty (except for faculty teaching at the Higher Ed center) are assigned a mailbox in Webber Room 305F. Mail for those teaching at the Higher Ed Center will be forwarded through interoffice mail delivery.
The mailroom is accessible from the main hallway on the third floor of Webber Hall, and you will be assigned a key to the mailroom.
In addition to mail, these mailboxes are used to distribute contracts, no show and withdrawal rosters, student assignments, college information, and important administrative paperwork. You will be sent an email notification any time documents of a "time sensitive" nature are placed in your mailbox. It is recommended that you check your mailbox at least once a week.
If you ever need to leave items for the office staff, you may deposit your mail in the mailbox located on the bottom row of the first mail unit labeled "Full-Time."
Please check the door when you exit the room to ensure that the door is locked.
Full-time Faculty - Should total 10 hours per week
Faculty must keep one office hour per week for each class taught. The office hour may be split one half hour before class and one half hour after class.
Please provide the office a copy of your schedule. This schedule should include your office hours and class schedule as well as contact information that can be released to students.
Full-time faculty should complete their schedule in Outlook and share the calendar with the Dean and all office staff; faculty must also post a copy of their semester schedule on the corkboard outside their faculty office.
Adjunct faculty must forward a copy of their semester schedule to the office by the end of the first week of classes.
A template has been created to assist you with establishing your schedule.
Information on a variety of topics can be found on the Faculty & Staff information page. This page includes the Adjunct Faculty Handbook, the Faculty Handbook, the VCCS Policy Manual, as well as other interesting and helpful information.
There are several items from the faculty handbook that you should take note of. They are the Consensual Relationship/Sexual Harassment policy and the Accommodating Students with Disabilities policy. Please take the time to read the expanded versions in the handbook.
All classrooms (except the following restricted classrooms on the first floor and W221, W222, and W225 on the second floor of Webber Hall and M306 of the Business Science Building) are keyed with a general classroom key. If you teach in one of the restricted classrooms mentioned above, you will be given the key necessary to access the room.
Each full-time faculty office has a unique key. Adjunct faculty offices use the same key as the school's mailroom.
Faculty are issued keys to the classroom, storage areas (when needed), mailroom, and appropriate office. Office staff will identify the keys needed to access your rooms.
It is your responsibility to keep up with these keys and to return keys when you will no longer teach. You may be charged for replacement keys in the event your keys are misplaced.
Supplies (such as pens, pencils, legal pads, files, whiteboard markers, etc.) may be available in the mailroom. Please use all supplies wisely and reuse and recycle when you can. If you have any supplies (file folders, notebooks, etc.) that you are no longer using, please bring them to the office staff so that they can be stored for later use.
Printing Services is available for duplication of your class handouts, tests, exams, etc., and you are encouraged to utilize this service rather than using the copiers located in the office or adjunct faculty offices. Please allow one week turnaround for your duplicating requests, and you will need to retrieve your copies from Printing Services.
Instructors are asked to submit printing requests at least 48 hours in advance.
Additionally, Print Services has available for instructors of the college a test scoring system. General Purpose NCS Answer Sheets, form no. 4521 are used to record the test key and student responses. Each test is limited to 200 questions, with five possible responses per question. Answers must be recorded by marking the appropriate response filled in with a no. 2 lead pencil. Click here for the Test Scoring User's Guide.
Each course has a required textbook which is chosen by the faculty assigned to teach the course. Chosen textbooks must be used for a minimum of 3 years. All faculty members teaching different sections of the same course (that uses a book) are to use the assigned textbook.
Books orders are submitted by each program head. Your program head may ask you to select-confirm-add-change-delete the textbooks proposed for your classes.
You will obtain your desk copy of your text from your program head.
For students on financial aid, the bookstore is often the only vendor they can use to purchase supplies.
We use VW Alert to immediately contact you during a major crisis or emergency.