The Baruch College Adjunct Faculty Handbook
Last updated on 6/29/2010
You must attend all of your scheduled classes to teach, proctor exams, supervise research, etc. at the scheduled time. If your course has a scheduled final, you must give it at the scheduled time. You are being paid for those two hours and may not give the final during the last week of classes instead.
You must notify the department chair and/or department secretary of your absence as far in advance as possible. If no advance notice is possible, and your class is going to be cancelled, make arrangements to notify your students. Your department secretary can help communicate with students.
If you can't be present for a particular class and advance notice is possible, a substitute can cover your class. Notify your chairperson so that the department can assign a faculty member to cover for you. Never arrange for a substitute without notifying your chair.
You are entitled to "paid leaves" each semester (non-cumulative). This leave must be for personal illness or personal emergency including religious observances, death in the immediate family or similar personal need which cannot be postponed. Below is the official policy regarding paid leaves of absence.
You may be excused for personal illness or personal emergencies including religious observance, death in the immediate family or similar personal needs which cannot be postponed for a period of 1/15 of the total number of clock hours in the particular session or semester. Request for such leave, where possible, must be made in advance, in writing. If it is not possible to make such a request in advance, the department chairperson or supervisor should be informed as soon as possible. The reason provided must be satisfactory to the chairperson or supervisor.
- Non-Teaching Adjuncts and Adjunct College Laboratory Technicians: You may be excused for 1/15 of the total number of clock hours in the particular semester you teach. For example, for teaching 225 hours a semester you will excused for 15 hours.
- Teaching Adjuncts: You may be excused for 1/15 of the total number of clock hours in the particular semester you teach. For example, if you teach one three hour course you may be excused for three hours during the semester, without loss of pay.
Please see jury duty for information about procedure, compensation, etc.