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:
- Deana Froerer-Business and Economics
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department: Economics
- Heather Chapman
- Email: email@example.com
- Department: Psychology
Adjunct Faculty Development
New Adjunct Faculty Resources
The Teaching and Learning Forum is both a resource and champion for faculty growth and development, whether within the realm of teaching and learning, scholarship, service. The TLF attends to the whole personhood of a faculty member, working in partnership to help each person become their best academic selves. This program of training is designed to emphasize the critical areas of teaching, scholarship and mentorship. It will comprise sessions on course design, teaching strategies, student support, engaged scholarship, and more to help you cultivate your passions as part of our vibrant teaching community.
Adjunct Faculty Retreat
Join other adjunct faculty every spring semester 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.
Communities of Practice
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 TLF 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 snack for each group member from Art Elements (up to $10/person) once during the semester.