Adjunct Information

Adjunct Faculty Toolbox

Welcome to J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College!!! We are so glad you have joined us as an adjunct this term. Each adjunct faculty member brings with them a wealth of real world knowledge, which is so important to our students’ learning. As we begin this term, we have created this checklist to help you become more familiar with Drake State.

General Information

College History
Mission Statement
Fact Sheet
College Calendar
College Catalog 
Adjunct Handbook - 2012-13

Administrative Issues

Complete Adjunct Hiring Informational Packet

Before You Start

Teaching and Learning: Just the Facts

  • Course Enrollment and Drop/Add Procedures how to:
    • Verify Student Attendance
    • Process No Show Students and Non-Attending
    • Withdrawals – “WP”, “WF”, and “W”
    • Midterm Notification
    • VA Recording and Reporting Procedures
    • Input your Final Grades
  • Classroom Issues
    • Retention strategies
    • Grading protocols and final grade procedures – See Division Chair
    • Use of the Library
    • Printing Copies for your Class – See Division Chair
    • How to handle discipline and conduct issues in the classroom, lab and off-site areas (NEW INFO)

Student Support Resources

  • Library/Computer Labs – See Trina Altman, Assistant Media Specialist (1st Floor Library)
  • Computer Usage
  • Tutorial Services – See Denise Gaymon, College Counselor
  • Students with Disabilities - See Denise Gaymon, College Counselor
  • Student Activities – See Ryan Smith, Student Services Management Director
  • Student Organizations
  • Blackboard Issues – Contact Nick Ksepka at 256.551.3126 or help@drakestate.edu

Department/Division/Program Specific Issues

These issues will be covered in your division’s orientation. Please contact your division chair for the following information:

  • Official rosters of assigned courses
  • Actual course syllabi, outline, standard learning objectives
  • Classroom location
  • Mail distribution system
  • Securing copies
  • To request special facilities, equipment, resources
  • Information resources: meetings and workshops
  • Concerns regarding online courses
  • Other relevant issues
  • Licensure, certification and other credentials required for teaching in your discipline
  • Payroll forms (for faculty paid by hourly rates)
  • Procedure if you are unable to come to class (emergency, sickness, etc.)

Contact Information