Resources and Support Adjunct Application

At Fort Hays State University, adjunct faculty are more than contingent teachers who fill a gap. FHSU maintains an extensive plan to support adjuncts, and faculty and staff across campus work to ensure adjuncts have the training and guidance they need. Beyond standard phone and email communications, each department has specific provisions for adjunct faculty:

Allied Health: Blackboard site, meetings throughout the year
Art and Design: Blackboard site, Facebook page, Google Drive resources, Skype meetings, mentoring, and various awards/honors
Biological Sciences: Blackboard site, Facebook page, Skype meetings, mentoring, inclusive department socials, email and phone communications to explain resources, processes and procedures
English: Blackboard site, informal mentoring, inclusive department meetings and socials, including a weekly tea
Informatics: Blackboard site
Leadership Studies: Skype meetings, Facebook page, informal mentoring, advisory board, department meetings with typed minutes
Nursing: Blackboard site, monthly meetings, Skype sessions, mentoring
Political Science: Repository of grading rubrics, departmental best practices for online teaching
Sociology & Social Work: Blackboard site, Sociology program Facebook page, Social Work program Facebook page, mentoring on a case-by-case basis, departmental best practices for online teaching, regular phone and email communications to explain resources, processes and procedures
Teacher Education: Electronic syllabi, College of Education and Technology Facebook page 

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