Welcome to Virginia Western and the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics! We are delighted to have you as a part of our school and trust that your experience with us will be positive and rewarding. Each member of our faculty plays a vital and essential 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.
The staff and I are looking forward to working with you and hope that you have a magnificent semester!
Amy S. White, Interim Dean
The following adjunct faculty offices are available for use:
Each office is equipped with work stations, computers with a printer, and a telephone.
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.
You will be issued a campus mailbox. Please check this at least once a week. In addition to mail, student papers, and college information, we will use these boxes to distribute your contracts and important administrative paperwork (ex: No-Show and Withdrawal Rosters). When documents that are time sensitive are placed in your mailbox, an e-mail will be sent informing you of this.
In addition to your mailbox, there is a drop box located with the mailboxes. You or your students can use this to drop off information after hours. This is a secure box that we check each morning.
If you wish to send information through campus mail, you may do so through the Division Office. Place the information in an inter-office envelope, and place in the black mail bag next to Deborah's desk.
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 must 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 of our classrooms are keyed with a general classroom key. Each faculty office has a unique key. You will be issued a classroom key, along with office keys.
It is your responsibility to keep up with these keys. You may be charged for replacement keys in the event your keys are misplaced. Please keep your office door locked when you are not using it. Be sure to lock classrooms and/or lab rooms, and turn off all lights upon completion of your class.
Office keys should open the door to the printer and copier in A 210.
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.