University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Instruction

Instruction

  • Course instruction, whether by a tenured/tenure-track professor or an adjunct, includes preparation, delivery and follow-up.
  • Follow-up includes evaluating student work, providing attention to individual students as needed, and assigning grades.
  • Providing attention to students requires office hours, either regularly scheduled or by appointment. This is something qualified instructors should understand – whether they be adjuncts or tenured/tenure-track faculty receiving a semester course load.
  • Office hours should not be considered “extra duty” for course instruction. If adjuncts did not provide the follow-up piece (office hours), our quality of instruction would be negatively impacted – especially at our regional campuses. Adjunct-led courses would assume a second-class status.