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July 2016, Vol. 2, Edition 3 Adjunct Council Website »
‌‌‌‌Greetings from National Louis University Adjunct Council

The Adjunct Council is excited to begin a second year of the Adjunct Council Newsletter. The purpose of the newsletter is to briefly share practical information relevant to adjunct faculty. Inside the quarterly issue, you will find important dates, resources, contact information, adjunct accomplishments, and current news. With each issue, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, we will provide the latest news and resources to keep you updated and informed.

About the Adjunct Council About the Adjunct Council Mission of the Adjunct Council Mission of the Adjunct Council

The Adjunct Council, which consists of 10 members holding three-year terms, held its first meeting in 2002. The purpose of the Council is to actively participate in University governance initiatives and work to improve the quality of life for adjunct faculty throughout NLU. The Council meets a minimum of 10 times within an academic year, in addition to selected council committees, and annually at Fall Connection.

The Adjunct Council's mission is (a) to represent the professional interests of the adjunct faculty at National Louis University (b) to enhance the adjunct faculty role at National Louis University through active participation in shared governance, (c) to advise the Provost and President on matters that concern the adjuncts at NLU.

Upcoming Dates

2016

 

July 4:    

 Independence Day holiday (University closed)

July 16:

 Writer's Week Workshops (Open to the public)

July 23:

 Writer's Week Workshops (Open to the public)

Sept 4:    

 Summer quarter ends

Sept 5:

 Labor Day holiday (University closed)

Sept 12:

 Fall classes begin

Nov 20:    

 Fall 10-week classes end

Nov 24-25:

 Thanksgiving holiday (University closed)

Nov 11:

 Second 6- and 12-week classes end

Nov 26-30:

 Winter holiday (University closed)

For more dates visit www.nl.edu/academiccalendar.

Who's Who at NLU

Danielle Laban is the Director of Student Experience. The Office of Student Experience provides support and services throughout the student’s entire NLU experience from Orientation to Commencement. Under Danielle’s leadership, NLU has increased the number of student organizations, organized several family friendly events, and dramatically improved resources to support students who need mental health counseling. Danielle also serves as the Title IX Coordinator and chairs our Behavior Intervention Team. Student Experience is always looking for faculty who are interested in helping cultivate our student leaders. If you would like to learn more, visit our robust website for more information on the holistic support we provide our students.

Did You Know?

As you know, revamping the adjunct evaluation system was part of the charge of the Adjunct Life Cycle (ALC) task force, along with the HLC credentialing process and the expansion of the online adjunct orientation. The latter two projects were completed by the ALC task force and have become institutionalized processes. 

After the adjunct evaluation pilot run by the task force last spring/summer, it became apparent that the piloted system, which involved classroom observations of teaching for every adjunct, was an unsustainable system. In order to augment the current system of evaluation, we thought it would be helpful to try to coordinate the existing data for adjunct faculty into a dashboard. This would make information like the IDEA scores, credentials, number and type of courses taught, FLAC data, etc. more accessible and organized for those delegated by the Deans to handle the evaluations and to make effective staffing decisions. It would also provide a centralized location for some of the documentation used for accreditation and compliance efforts.

 

To that end, the Provost, HR and the Adjunct Council have charged a new work group (comprised of Adjunct and Full-Time Faculty, Staff and Program Chairs/Coordinators) with the development of the dashboard. The team is looking to pilot the new system this summer and hope to have a dashboard operationalized shortly thereafter.  More information will come as we enter the pilot phase.

Resource Spotlight

Library & Learning Support Faculty Resources

In-Class Instruction

Librarians and Learning Support Specialists can meet with your class to discussion topic development, finding and evaluating information sources, using library resources, search tips and tricks, writing, formatting, APA style, and much more. Schedule an instruction session today!

Click here for more information.

Course Reserves

Course Reserves is a service available to current National Louis University faculty and instructors to provide students access to assigned readings. Course Reserves primarily includes books, journal articles, and book chapters, but other formats will be considered.

For questions about Course Reserves, please contact Library and Learning Support

News You Can Use

Adjuncts, do you meet individuals in your professional or private life that may benefit from starting or completing their degree at NLU?

Of course you can direct potential students to the NLU website; however, also please consider requesting some written marketing materials such as handouts from your Program Chair or Administrative Assistant. There are many written materials that explain admissions and program requirements for you to hand out.

Adjunct Council Roster

COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AND ADVANCEMENT (CPSA)

Roy Kaelin, Chair
Roy.Kaelin@nl.edu

Sharon McNeely, Co-Chair
SMcNeely@nl.edu

Kristen Mitchell
Kristen.Mitchell@nl.edu

 

NATIONAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (NCE)

Nancy Hekkema
Nancy.Hekkema@nl.edu

Terry Costello
Terry.Costello@nl.edu

Barbara Gomez
Barbara.Gomez@nl.edu

Joy St. Pierre, Secretary
joyann.stpierre@nl.edu

LIBRARY AND LEARNING SUPPORT LIAISON

Christina (Tina) Bavone
CBavone@nl.edu

Adjunct questions or concerns, contact Roy Kaelin, Chair - Roy.kaelin@nl.edu

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