Adjunct Faculty Learning Community

The College of Education appreciates the unique and specialized experience that adjunct faculty bring to our teacher candidates and programs. Ensuring that adjunct faculty are contributing members of our professional learning community is intrinsic to the consistency and quality of our programs. It is our policy, therefore, that adjunct faculty complete six hours of professional development each academic year.

Annual completion of the Professional Development Survey documents these hours and can be found on this link each year by April 1.

Note: The Adjunct Faculty Orientation satisfies three of the six required hours of professional development.

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Survey

We are so grateful for all of your hard work, and we know that some of you don’t always have a working space available to keep office hours, meet with students, or prepare for class. 

To help address this issue, Instructional Support has created two part-time faculty work rooms for your use (this is in addition to other efforts at Niagara to provide additional support/space for part-time faculty).  These two work rooms are located on the first floor of St. Vincent’s Hall, across from room #108 (the new Instructional Support office).  No need to make reservations: these rooms are available 24/7 on a first-come, first-served basis.   

They include:

--A desk and an extra chair for a visitor

--Basic office supplies (3-hole punch, stapler, etc.)

--A phone for on-campus calling

--Space for your laptop

--Wireless Internet connection

--A bulletin board with helpful resources

--A dry erase whiteboard for working with students

--A door that closes for quiet/privacy

You also have access to the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning (CASTL) in St. Vincent’s Hall #107.  This room includes additional working space with a great view of the gorge, a library of teaching resources, a copy machine, and meeting space.

Your Niagara University ID card gives you 24/7 access to all of these rooms (just “swipe in” by the door—keep your card on you, though, so you don’t accidentally get locked out); feel free to start using these spaces for work or for office hours.  Also, feel free to ask and Instructional Support staff for assistance related to teaching, instructional technology, our resources, or anything else we can do to help.

Please contact Jennifer H. Herman, Ph.D., Director of Instructional Support if you have any questions at (716) 286-8186 or go to www.niagara.edu/is