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Adjunct Faculty Resource Guide 1. Faculty Resources: Development, Employment

1.1 Development

Faculty Expertise/Bio Project

 

A to Z listing of Faculty Bios

 

The University of North Florida has approximately 560 full and part time faculty. Faculty ranks include full, associate and assistant professors in either tenured or tenure-earning positions, lecturers, instructors, librarians, and part-time faculty.  Our faculty is affiliated with one of six colleges: Arts and Sciences, Brooks College of Health, Coggin College of Business, College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, College of Education and Human Services and Hicks Honors College.  Our faculty bring to the community of Jacksonville a tremendous amount of expertise in areas from aging and art to weather and zoology. The Faculty Expertise/Bio website has been developed to achieve several goals and will reach both internal and external community members.    

 

Goals of this project:


  • To consolidate faculty data and provide a one-stop resource for various constituencies to get faculty information (media, institutional advancement, Academic Affairs, ORSP, etc).  
  • To address a common need for access to an accurate faculty listing which will be automatically updated (deleted, revised to reflect new title, etc):
    • a global directory of all faculty to replace the current Faculty Directory
    • A college-level directory of faculty
    • A department-level director of faculty
     
  • To provide a template for faculty which is easily accessed through a familiar environment (Blackboard) to input biographical information and keywords of expertise. This template could replace or supplement individual faculty webpages.

How to create your Faculty Bio
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Points of contact:

Academic Affairs (904)620-2710
CIRT (904)620-3927

 


1.1.1 Instructional Satisfaction Questionnaire (ISQ)

Instructional Satisfaction Questionnaire

The University of North Florida evaluates all courses (with the exception of courses involving individual instruction such as independent studies (DIS), internships, and practica and courses with enrollments of less than 8 students) using a standard instrument "Instructional Satisfaction Questionnaire" (ISQ). This ISQ evaluation instrument allows students to confidentially rate their UNF learning experience. Two days after the deadline for faculty grade submission, the ratings and feedback from course evaluations become available to UNF faculty and administrators. The information students supply in these evaluations is extremely important.

  • Faculty use information from course evaluations to improve their courses and teaching methods, and to determine whether course content is meeting the needs of their students.
  • Department chairs review course evaluation data to assess both their faculty, and the value of courses offered in their department.
  • University committees include course evaluation data as part of faculty reviews, to determine promotion and tenure.
  • Other students use the course evaluation ratings available to them, to choose courses to add to their schedule.

For these reasons, students are strongly encouraged to participate in the course evaluation online system. Student feedback matters!

 

ISQ online evaluation process: http://www.unf.edu/isq/  


1.1.2 Library Liaison Program

About the Program

  • To enhance communication between the library and academic units.
  • To develop a systematic and sustainable method of developing library collections by working with faculty members.
  • To identify more clearly library resources needed to support the University’s academic programs and research.

The Role of Library Liaisons

  • Serve as key contacts for collaborating with faculty in specific departments.
  • Learn as much as possible about programs in assigned department including courses, degrees and certificates offered; faculty research; community partnerships and outreach; accrediting organizations; professional associations; comparison of holdings with other universities; etc.
  • Create awareness of library materials and services available to faculty members.
  • Communicate the Library’s collection development policies to faculty members and involve faculty members in collection development.
  • Initiate appropriate requests for purchases of materials.
  • Provide feedback on behalf of academic departments to advise the Library of specific research and curricular needs.
  • Assist in providing statistical information for new courses and programs, program reviews, and accreditation reviews.
  • Participate in analysis of collections to determine strengths and weaknesses.

The Role of Faculty Department Representatives

  • Serve as a communication link between the library and your department/program.
  • Represent the teaching & research needs of your department/program.
  • Advise and consult with us about collections, teaching, and research .
  • Keep the library informed of curricular & departmental changes.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable resource keeping colleagues informed of library services & resources.

Library Liaison listing by department


1.2 Employment

Adjunct Nation website

Part-time Faculty Committee (minutes)

Part-time Faculty Committee (membership)

Part-time Faculty Contract (updated 4/08)


College Part-time/Adjunct Faculty Handbooks