The mission of Adjunct Central is to provide quality support, services, advocacy, and training to part-time instructors at Lone Star College-CyFair. Adjunct Central, part of the Teaching & Learning Center, serves adjuncts in many ways:
Adjunct Central is your one-stop area for all issues related to adjunct support. Come here for adjunct workrooms, training & orientation information, the Adjunct Certification Program, the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Committee (AFEC), adjunct awards, Adjunct Appreciation events, & more!
Adjunct Faculty Semester Start-Up
At the beginning of each semester, we offer an in-person, semester orientation for all adjunct faculty. Thorough information is provided including current processes, resources, and best practices. Participants will have a better understanding of their role on campus and how to engage in all the support campus offers. Specific details regarding the date, time, and location of each offering are announced to divisions and chairs, sent by email to all faculty, included in the college's opening week calendar, and posted on the Teaching & Learning Center intranet site.
Adjunct Faculty Workrooms
TECH 105H, located within the Teaching & Learning Center, contains computer workspace, a refrigerator, microwave, access to a Lexmark grading system, low-volume copying and printing.
Adjunct Certification Program (ACP)
The college offers a certification program for adjunct instructors interested in growing as a higher education professional. Each semester (fall and spring), a call for applications is sent out via email. Accepted participants follow a ten-week long curriculum facilitated by a full-time faculty member who guides the participants in various instructional modules. This program includes five face-to-face sessions and attendance to all sessions is mandatory for continuation and completion of the program. Participants who complete the program also receive a one-time stipend of $500.
Adjunct Faculty Excellence Committee (AFEC)
One of the collegeís official committees, the purpose of the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Committee is to support programs that acknowledge the unique impacts made by our adjunct faculty. We aim to make appreciation, recognition, and development opportunities accessible and purposeful for all. Should you have a recommendation or issue you feel should be addressed by this committee, please e-mail Sarah.C.Zapata@LoneStar.edu
Part-Time to Full-Time Professional Development Series
This workshop series provides key information and experiences relevant to those interested in applying for full-time teaching positions. Participants can attend one or all of the sessions depending on their needs. Attendance is not a guarantee of future employment.
The Overview: Participants will leave with increased knowledge of the application process, resume insights, and interview do's and donít's.
The Teaching Philosophy: Participants will receive guidance on forming and revising an expert Teaching Philosophy.
The Teaching Demonstration: Participants will learn and witness best practices for an award-winning teaching demonstration, including the B.O.P.P.P.S. method for constructing a short interactive lesson.
Mock Interviews: Participants will engage in realistic mock interviews complete with their teaching demonstration, interview questions, and a receipt of feedback. Registration is required in advance to ensure hiring panelist availability.
Adjunct Faculty Excellence Awards
Each year, the college accepts nominations from all members of the college community to invite instructors to apply for the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Awards. Winners are chosen from these applications by a sub-committee of the Adjunct Faculty Advisory Council, and they are acknowledged at the college awards ceremony in the spring as well as Adjunct Faculty Appreciation Night.
Adjunct Faculty Appreciation Night
Each spring, the college invites all adjunct instructors to a special event to thank them for their service to the college. The week leading up to this event is recognized as Adjunct Appreciation Week. During this week, adjunct instructors can expect various methods of recognition, including refreshments in all faculty workrooms across campus. Winners of the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Awards and participants of the Adjunct Certification Program are acknowledged at this event.
Adjunct Central Intranet Site
Visit the Adjunct Central website, and log into the Intranet site by using lscs/yourusername and your network password. News and materials, including the Adjunct Faculty Handbook and materials and links from orientation sessions, are posted here on a regular basis.
If you have an issue in your courses, are looking to connect to another college resource or service, need general technology assistance, or are thinking of implementing a technology-enhanced project or task in your teaching, help is available by appointment. Call or e-mail Sarah Zapata to make an appointment for assistance with your instructional technology needs (from anything as basic as finding your username and resetting your password, accessing your roster, or where to go for online gradebooks to setting up a course wiki, blog, or podcast). Depending on the nature of your technology request, you may be referred to a content expert in that area (advanced D2L settings, clicker software use, etc.).
Adjunct Faculty Hiring
There is sometimes a need for additional adjunct instructors to teach developmental, credit, and continuing education courses in academic and workforce programs at the main campus (on Barker Cypress Road), LSC-Westway Park Technology Center, and at LSC-Cypress Center. All applications are submitted online. Do not send résumés, CVs, cover letters, or other application materials via email. Adjunct Hiring Fairs are not currently held at LSC-CyFair. Search and apply for all positions online at http://jobs.lonestar.edu/. Adjunct Central does not accept application materials for adjunct positions.
Teaching & Learning Center - TECH 105
Click here to access the Adjunct Central intranet site, including useful information and downloads on New Adjunct Faculty Orientation, Adjunct Certification Program, and the Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee.
Note: Please note that this link will take you to the LSC-CyFair TLCís Intranet SharePoint site, a password-protected area for employees of Lone Star College.