Guideline On Adjunct Contract

Guideline Name: Guideline on Adjunct Contract

Related Policy: 

Prepared by:  Executive Vice President and the Provost

Original Date:  November 9, 2021

Current Guideline Date:  November 9, 2021

Applicable to:  Adjuncts for all Melbourne Campus and 8-week Online Classes

Context: 

Course Details for all Adjunct Contracts are identified within the Period Activity Pay, which are in the employee’s profile in Workday under Job/Worker History/Period Activity Pay.

Signed Adjunct Contracts are in the employee’s profile in Workday under Personal/Documents/Generated Documents.

Guideline: 

Melbourne Campus:

  • Minimum Enrollment Requirements: Graduate classes having fewer than eight (8) students and undergraduate classes having fewer than twelve (12) students officially registered on the first day of the semester will be canceled.
  • Academic Term: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester
  • Adjunct Appointments: Adjunct Faculty Members will not be allowed to accept appointments that would result in their teaching more than 3 classes per term/semester. Assignments for all Florida Tech departments (main campus, Online Learning, Extended Studies Division, Virtual Campus, ABA) are to be included in the maximum allowed number of classes. Failure to comply with this limit may result in the loss of any future offers of Adjunct appointments

8-week Online Classes:

  • Minimum Enrollment Requirements: The 8-week online sections having fewer than seven (7) students officially registered on the first day of the term will be canceled.
  • Academic Term: Online classes run in 8-week terms.
  • Making up classes: 8-week online classes are asynchronous; therefore, making up classes is not applicable.
  • Lectures: 8-week online instructors do not prepare their own lectures. These are pre-recorded by the course developers.
  • Syllabus: 8-week online instructors do not prepare the syllabus. This task is completed by the course developer and the syllabus is pre-loaded into the course shell.
  • Adjunct Appointments: Adjunct Faculty Members will not be allowed to accept appointments that would result in their teaching more than 2 classes per 8-week term or a total of 3 classes per 16- week period (Spring, Summer, Fall). Assignments for all Florida Tech departments (main campus, Online Learning, Extended Studies Division, Virtual Campus, ABA) are to be included in the maximum allowed number of classes. Failure to comply with this limit may result in the loss of any future offers of Adjunct appointments.