University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

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.