MORAVIAN COLLEGE

 

MORAVIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANDBOOK FOR ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS

 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE EDITION

 

 

August 2, 2006


MORAVIAN COLLEGE ADJUNCT HANDBOOK

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.                 The Mission of Moravian College                                                                                           4

 

2.                 Learning in Common (general education curriculum)                                                                5

A.  Philosophy of General Education                                                                                       5

            B.  Learning in Common Category Descriptions                                                                      6

 

3.                 Conditions of Employment                                                                                                    11

A.  Adjunct Rank and Salary                                                                                                11

B.  Salary Payment                                                                                                              11

C.  Withholding Policies                                                                                                       12

D.  Wage Garnishment Policy                                                                                              12

E.  Evaluation of Faculty                                                                                                      12

 

4.                 Professional Responsibilities and Procedures                                                                         13

A.  Faculty Class Absence                                                                                                   13

B.  Classroom Assignment and Maintenance                                                                         13

C.  Class Lists                                                                                                                     13

D.  Course Syllabi                                                                                                                13

E.  Paper and Examination Procedures                                                                                 15

F.  Reading Days                                                                                                                 15

G.  Final Examinations                                                                                                         15

H.  Student Attendance Policy                                                                                              16

I.  Grades and Grade Reports                                                                                               16

J.  Mid-Term Reports                                                                                                          17

K.  Adjunct Offices and Office Hours                                                                                  17

L.  Book Orders                                                                                                                  17

M.  Field Trips                                                                                                                     18

 

5.                 Institutional Benefits for Adjunct Faculty                                                                               19

A.  General Benefits of Employment                                                                                     19

B.  Credit Union                                                                                                                   19

C.  Amusement Park Discount Cards                                                                                    19

 

6.                 Academic Honesty Policy                                                                                                    20

 

7.                Employee Issues and Policies                                                                                                24

A.  Equal Employment Opportunity                                                                                       24

B.  Standards of Conduct                                                                                                     24

C.  Smoking Policy                                                                                                              24

D.  Drug-Free Workplace and The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments     24

E.  Moravian College Position Statement on AIDS¾abridged version                                     26

F.  Employee Records and Information                                                                                 27

G.  Sexual Harassment                                                                                                        27

H.  Statement on Professional Ethics                                                                                    27

I.  Federal Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA, aka “The Buckley Amendment”)            29

J.  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)                                                                            30

K.  Policy Against Intolerance                                                                                              30

L.  Resolution in Support of Pluralism                                                                                    30

M.  Pet Policy                                                                                                                     30

N.  Facilities Use                                                                                                                 30

O.  Open Door Policy                                                                                                          31


8.  Institutional Services and Facilities                                                                                               32

           A.  Photo Identification/Debit Card                                                                                        32

           B.  Writing Center                                                                                                                32

           C.  Learning Services                                                                                                           32

           D.  The Counseling Center                                                                                                    32

           E.  Media Services                                                                                                               33

F.  Computer Classrooms                                                                                                      33

G.     Haupert Union Building                                                                                                  33

H.     Procedures for Room Reservations                                                                                 33

I.        Food Service                                                                                                                 34

J.       Bookstores                                                                                                                    34

K.     Computing Services                                                                                                       34

L.      Parking                                                                                                                         34

M.    Faculty and Staff Directory                                                                                            35

N.     Telephone Services                                                                                                        35

O.     Central Services Center                                                                                                 35

P.      Duplicating and Printing Services                                                                                    36

Q.     Facsimile (Fax) Service                                                                                                  36

R.     Postal/Delivery Services                                                                                                 36

S.      Bulletin Boards                                                                                                              36

T.      In Common (Information Bulletin)                                                                                   36

U.     Notary Public                                                                                                                36

V.     Athletics Facilities and Events                                                                                         36

W.   Health Center                                                                                                                36

X.     Blood Bank                                                                                                                   37

Y.     Activities and Cultural Events                                                                                         37

Z.      Religious Services                                                                                                          37

AA.   Campus Safety                                                                                                            37

 

9.  Reeves Library                                                                                                                          38

           A.  Library Privileges                                                                                                           38

B.     Library Hours                                                                                                                38

C.     Lending Procedures                                                                                                        38

D.     Ordering                                                                                                                        38

E.      Reserve Materials                                                                                                          38

F.      Cooperative Arrangements and Interlibrary Loan                                                             38

G.     Online Database Searching                                                                                             38

H.     Bibliographic Instruction                                                                                                  38

 

10.  Special Policies for Artist-Lecturers in Music                                                                             39

 

11.  Emergency Closing Policy                                                                                                         40

 

12. Important Phone Numbers                                                                                                        41