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Adjunct Faculty

IU Kokomo offers a wide array of services to support our adjunct faculty. Learn more about the resources available below. These web pages have been developed and provided to you in an effort to inform you about the principal policies, procedures and services of Indiana University Kokomo and Purdue University College of Technology that relate to your teaching. 



Academic Policies

Academic Representation

Adjunct Faculty Council

  • Chérie Dodd (Sciences), President
  • James Geiger (Business), Secretary
  • Charity Rossiter (Allied Health), member
  • Pat Ryan (Sociology), member
  • Toni Kolanko (Sciences) , member


Teaching Award



Wherever feasible, departments will advertise for adjunct positions. Other recruitment methods include soliciting referrals from key constituencies. Good candidates also come through independent application.

Application Process

Departments will require applicants to complete IU Kokomo's professional history form and submit a curriculum vita, graduate level transcripts, and references. Candidates will be interviewed by either the chair or the course coordinator.

Hiring Criteria
Candidates will have at least a masters or equivalent professional degree and/or appropriate experience. Previous successful college-level teaching experience is preferred. Willingness to teach the desired course as designed by the department/division at the scheduled time is also a criterion.
Departments will assign one person (e.g., chair, course coordinator, senior faculty member) the responsibility for providing a one-to-one orientation for the new adjunct. Departments will also provide a brief handout to accompany the IU Kokomo Adjunct Handbook explaining how certain operations are carried out in that department. Office of Academic Affairs and the adjunct forum will institute an orientation session for new adjuncts prior to each semester's adjunct dinner. Important points to include during orientation are how the department handles space and phone access, syllabi requirements, typing and copying services, logistical support (e.g. films), email access, storage for files/records, contact names and hours, access to supplies, off-campus support, and monitoring/evaluation processes. All Adjuncts are encouraged to establish and use an email address.
Support Services
Departmental support staff will provide appropriate typing, copying, and other logistical support services. Departments will provide access to mailboxes, phone and computer access, and space for meeting with students as needed. Departments will establish a regular method of communication with adjuncts. IU Kokomo will continue to publish a monthly adjunct newsletter in cooperation with the Adjunct Forum.
Departmental Participation

Adjuncts will be invited to participate in discussions involving curriculum development in the areas in which they teach. (See January 14, 1991, Faculty Senate Resolution concerning adjunct involvement in department meetings at least once each semester).

Adjuncts will be monitored during the semester by either the chair or the course coordinator or a faculty designee. Monitoring may include classroom visits, phone calls, appointments, or other appropriate contacts.
Professional Development

All Adjuncts are encourages to participate in the professional development activities offered by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Instructional Technology and other campus service offices.

(Proposed by the Adjunct Forum, March 1997)
(Revised by the Academic Council, June 1997)

Last updated: 10/08/2018