Welcome to Weber State University. Approximately half of the faculty at Weber State are adjuncts. You are an important part of the life and culture of WSU. This page is your one stop shop for everything you will need to help you be a successful faculty member and get the most out of your experience at WSU.
Be sure to get in touch with your Adjunct Faculty Representatives on Faculty Senate:
Adjunct Faculty Development
Join other adjunct faculty every February for a retreat featuring a format based on the Great Teachers Movement. It is based on the philosophy that well-facilitated shoptalk is one of the highest forms of professional development.
You will interact with other adjunct instructors from your own and different disciplines, engage in highly interactive discussions, share successful teaching strategies and innovations, seek solutions to your own teaching problems and challenges, plus have some good food and conversation!
Work with instructional designers or take advantage of online tools and courses to enhance your current courses or design new courses from scratch.
The Teaching and Learning Forum is hosting a weekly series of “best practice showcases” every Tuesday at 2 pm via Zoom. Each showcase features 2-3 faculty members demonstrating a best practice in design or teaching online or in a virtual environment. These events will showcase some of the best practices for teaching in virtual and online formats presented by the faculty technology coaches from all colleges. Presentations will be in the format of GIFTS sessions (Great Ideas for Teaching Students) with Q&A opportunities at the end of each showcase.
The Teaching and Learning Forum are creating a database to provide a space for faculty to connect with and learn from each other as we navigate virtual and online learning environments. Please contribute information to help us create a robust resource for faculty. The purpose of this database is two-fold: 1) to help prepare faculty members for virtual, online, and hybrid teaching in the upcoming semesters, 2) to connect faculty facing similar challenges in the virtual teaching environment. Your answers will add to a searchable database that will help faculty find solutions and co-collaborators in navigating the virtual and online teaching environment.
Communities of Practice are groups of faculty and staff who commit to regularly scheduled sessions on a focus area in teaching and learning followed by actions such as planning and trying out the techniques discussed in the group. Your community will provide a supportive environment where members can experiment with new approaches to teaching and learning, share successes and challenges, and/or engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) through collaborative research projects and dissemination of instructional practices and tools.
The Teaching and Learning Forum sponsors faculty/contract staff book groups each fall and spring semester. The list of titles is distributed to campus and posted on the website before the semester begins, and you are encouraged to select a first and second choice from the list. The TLF orders and distributes the books to each book group member. The TLF will also pay for a drink and a snack for each group member from Art Elements (up to $10.00/person) once during the semester.