The Baruch College Adjunct Faculty Handbook

Letters from the Frontline

Last updated on 6/29/2010


While in large part, the contributions of this handbook come from adjuncts, this input is a small sample and doesn't represent the experiences of all adjuncts at Baruch.

The aim of this section is to provide a broader set of accounts in order to create a more comprehensive understanding of what it's like as an adjunct at Baruch College and to similarly encourage adjuncts to submit their own experiences, thereby enriching this part of the Handbook as a helpful source for colleagues.

It's important to note that this section is not a complaint box. Rather, this is an opportunity to address problems solved, opportunities seized, and those myriad tales some large, some small that provide us with a sense of satisfaction in what we undertake as adjuncts.

For such "Letters from the Frontline", the general format is:

  1. a brief statement of the problem or opportunity you address,
  2. an outline of the actions taken to resolve the issue, and
  3. a summary statement of the results

In other words, a very short story or tale of satisfaction that remind us of why we do what we do.  

Letters from the Frontline may be e-mailed to Associate Provost Dennis Slavin at:

Problem or Opportunity

Work on a project for the Associate Provost.  Pay to be deposited directly into a checking account.

Actions Taken

Contacted the funding department and obtained and completed a number of forms (Personnel Action Form, Employment Eligibility Verification, Electronic Funds Transfer Enrollment Authorization, W-4 and IT-2104). Had them approved by the Associate Provost. Submitted time sheets to the Associate Provost for approval.


Pay deposited directly into checking account.