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    Chattanooga State Technical Community College
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
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02:04:00 Adjunct Faculty


(See Adjunct Faculty Handbook for details)

  1. Introduction
    1. Chattanooga State fully embraces the importance of adjunct faculty as part of the instructional team. These individuals must possess the equivalent credentials and qualifications of full-time faculty in compliance with all appropriate accrediting agencies.
    2. Each applicant must complete an application for employment and submit official transcripts. Department Heads and Deans will review, screen, and recommend the appointment of adjunct faculty to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Appointments will be for one semester. No appointment is official until the proper contract is completed and approved by appropriate officials.
  2. Responsibilities
    1. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide quality instruction for student learning and maintain a positive learning environment in the classroom. The major emphasis will be on teaching and evaluating students in classrooms and laboratories.
    2. Functional Responsibilities include:
      1. Planning and teaching classes as assigned and as outlined in the course descriptions and course syllabi;
      2. Supervising the study and learning activities of students assigned;
      3. Submitting requests through the department head, program coordinator, or lead teacher for equipment, supplies, textbooks, and other instructional aids;
      4. Evaluating the academic progress of students;
      5. Demonstrating knowledge of services, regulations, and procedures as defined in the Adjunct Faculty Handbook;
      6. Submitting course grades on time and performing other administrative duties as required; and
      7. Scheduling thirty minutes of office hours before or after each class period or one office hour for each three credit hour course. For extenuating circumstances in which office hours cannot be scheduled, the adjunct faculty member must submit a written plan to the department head describing how students can access them.
  3. Selection
    1. All adjunct faculty teaching courses for college credit will have the same academic qualifications as fulltime faculty. The department head or program coordinator reviews the credentials and interviews all applicants. Adjunct faculty are selected according to these four criteria:
      1. Academic degree; proficiency in the proposed course;
      2. References;
      3. Previous experience in business, industry, or teaching; and
      4. Completed application and transcripts on file.
  4. After the initial semester, rehiring depends on these factors:
    1. Student evaluation comments and numerical results;
    2. Teacher attendance;
    3. Maintenance of an appropriate learning environment;
    4. Performance of administrative duties; and
    5. Classroom observations by full-time faculty.
  5. Adjunct Instructors
    1. All adjunct instructors will be employed subject to the laws of the State of Tennessee, the requirements and policies of the Tennessee Board of Regents, and the requirements and policies of Chattanooga State Community College.
    2.   Adjunct faculty teaching assignments are dependent on sufficient enrollment in each course to be taught and/or other administrative considerations. Should the class(es) not have a sufficient number of students enrolled, the class(es) maybe cancelled and the adjunct teaching load will be adjusted as needed. Chattanooga State also reserves the right to transfer the class(es) to a full-time faculty member. Adjunct faculty appointments do not include any assurance, obligation, or guarantee of subsequent employment.
  6. Personnel Requirements
    1. All adjunct faculty who teach credit courses, are required to submit to the Human Resources office at the time of initial employment:
      1. A completed Chattanooga State Employment Application
      2. A current resume
      3. Official college transcripts of all course work
      4. W4 form
      5. Employment Eligibility Form (I9 Immigration Form* plus documentation, preferably Driver's License and Social Security Card)
  7. Compensation (FLAC Compensation Table) (subject to change)

Status

Degree

Step

Rate

Qualifications

Credit Hours Taught

(lifetime)

 

 

 

 

Bachelor's

 

PT

B

1

$400

Bachelor's degree or credentials meeting minimal criteria

0-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

B

2

$475

Bachelor's degree or credentials meeting minimal criteria w/high exception

0-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

B

3

$425

Bachelor's degree or credentials meeting minimal criteria

15-29

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

B

4

$500

Bachelor's degree or credentials meeting minimal criteria w/high exception

15-29

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

B

5

$450

Bachelor's degree or credentials meeting minimal criteria

30-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

B

6

$525

Bachelor's degree or credentials meeting minimal criteria w/high exception

30-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

B

7

$475

Bachelor's degree or credentials meeting minimal criteria

45+

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

B

8

$550

Bachelor's degree or credentials meeting minimal criteria w/high exception

45+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master's

 

PT

M

1

$450

Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with professional certification

0-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

M

2

$525

Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with professional certification w/high exception

0-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

M

3

$475

Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with professional certification

15-29

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

M

4

$550

Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with professional certification w/high exception

15-29

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

M

5

$500

Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with professional certification

30-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

M

6

$575

Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with professional certification w/high exception

30-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

M

7

$525

Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with professional certification

45+

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

M

8

$600

Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with professional certification w/high exception

45+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master's +30

 

PT

MP

1

$500

Master's degree + 30 graduate semester hours

0-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

MP

2

$575

Master's degree + 30 graduate semester hours

w/high exception

0-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

MP

3

$525

Master's degree + 30 graduate semester hours

15-29

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

MP

4

$600

Master's degree + 30 graduate semester hours

w/high exception

15-29

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

MP

5

$550

Master's degree + 30 graduate semester hours

30-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

MP

6

$625

Master's degree + 30 graduate semester hours

w/high exception

30-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

MP

7

$575

Master's degree + 30 graduate semester hours

45+

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

MP

8

$650

Master's degree + 30 graduate semester hours

w/high exception

45+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terminal doctorate

 

PT

TD

1

$550

Terminal doctorate

0-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

TD

2

$625

Terminal doctorate w/high exception

0-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

TD

3

$575

Terminal doctorate

15-29

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

TD

4

$650

Terminal doctorate w/high exception

15-29

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

TD

5

$600

Terminal doctorate

30-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

TD

6

$675

Terminal doctorate w/high exception

30-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

TD

7

$625

Terminal doctorate

45+

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT

TD

8

$700

Terminal doctorate w/high exception

45+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retired

 

RET

1

$550

Instructor

 

RET

2

$600

Assistant Professor

 

RET

3

$650

Associate Professor

 

RET

4

$700

Professor

 

 

 

 

Overload

 

OV

1

$550

Instructor

 

OV

2

$600

Assistant Professor

 

OV

3

$650

Associate Professor

 

OV

4

$700

Professor

 

 
  1. Adjunct I - Bachelor's degree or credentials meeting minimum criteria, e.g., professional certification.
  2. Adjunct II - masters' degree which includes 18 graduate semester hours in discipline or bachelors' in the discipline with professional certification, CPA, PE, etc. For career programs, bachelors' degree in discipline with five years of documented professional experience.
  3. Adjunct III - Masters' degree plus an additional 30 graduate semester hours in the discipline or related discipline. For career programs, a masters' degree which includes 18 graduate hours in discipline with ten years of documented professional experience.
  4. Adjunct IV - Terminal doctorate which includes a minimum 18 graduate hours in discipline.
  5.  *Minimum qualifications - 7 completed semesters with a minimum of 54 credit hours of instruction.  For Divisions that employ adjuncts on a contact hour basis, the minimum is 7 semesters completed semesters and 2,430 contact hours of instruction; this equates to 350 contact hours per semester or 23 contact hours per week. 
  6. The rates described above will remain in effect until changed by Chattanooga State Community College. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs must approve any exceptions to the above rates. All adjunct faculty will be paid on a monthly basis. The beginning and ending dates of the term will determine the number of equal monthly payments per semester. Typically, fall pay is the last day of September, October, November and when grades are complete in December. Spring pay is February, March, and when grades are complete in May. At the beginning of each semester, a payroll schedule will be sent to all divisions.

Source: TBR Guideline P-050

Approved: Executive Staff, 05/20/09
Approved: President's Cabinet, 05/20/09
Approved: President, 05/20/09
Reviewed and Revised by: Academic Affairs, 3/20/09