Adjunct Faculty Resources

Professional Development for Adjunct Faculty

  • Faculty Development workshops and seminars are listed on our  Events web page. Opportunities are also announced in email and in our electronic newsletter, Synergia.
  • Adjunct Professional Development Grant: supports adjunct faculty who would like to participate in a conference or workshop, or receive funding to improve their teaching. Take a look at the types of types of activities supported by the grant and the adjunct faculty who have received a grant.
  • Adjunct Nation: News, opinions, analysis and more for the adjunct nation. St. Thomas' subscription to Adjunct Nation is open to any faculty, part-time or full time. 
  • Professional Adjunct Podcast: This podcast series from Faculty Focus is a place to share ideas about teaching students in face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments. Weekly episodes contain reflections and interviews with educators on current topics and trends, along with best practices in higher education.

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New Employee Information (Human Resources)

Information and resources for new St. Thomas employees from Human Resources Department to help make the transition into your new job a smooth one. For any questions or concerns be sure to contact the Human Resources Department by phone at 651-962-6510 or email

2015 EMPLOYEE BENEFIT GUIDE FOR ADJUNCT FACULTY: This guide provides an overview of your benefits. As this is just a summary, keep in mind it does not contain full details. For specifics, go to the end of each section for contact and additional information. Also, if you have questions or need additional information, the HR-Benefits team is here to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources by phone at 651-962-6520 or by email

Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the campus community and within the framework of the university's mission, is dedicated to creating and promoting a safe, secure and peaceful environment by applying policies and laws, delivering emergency services, performing requests for assistance, and providing on-going education. Planning is important to meeting the challenges of any emergency planning. This Public Safety Quick Guide (PDF) includes processes and terminology which may be used during an emergency. Terminology is important when there is a situation that impacts your safety. Whenever these terms are used in an emergency situation there will be “plain English” instructions and details to supplement these terms.

Download and print the Public Safety Emergency Poster so you know what to do in the event of an emergency.

Call for a Public Safety Escort! DON’T WALK ALONE...

Students, faculty and staff: Please program these public safety numbers into your cell phone: Public Safety Escort: 651-962-5100 and Emergency: 651-962-5555.

Technology @ UST

Visit Information Technology Services New to Campus web page and be sure to check out the teaching and research technologies available for all faculty.  This video orientation series focuses on academic technology at the University of St. Thomas for new members of the UST community. IRT provides training opportunities for faculty and staff and are publicized by direct email or through other UST communications. 

Teaching and Assessment Resources

We have pulled together St. Thomas resources and links to other online resources on a variety of teaching topics on the Center's Teaching Resources web page. Topics include: Accessibility, Active Learning, Assessment, Feedback & Rubrics, Course Design & Syllabus, Flipped Classroom Pedagogy, Inclusive Excellence, Mindfulness Meditation in Teaching, Teaching Tips & Strategies, Technology, and Writing Across the Curriculum. Additional teaching resources are curated on the Center's Teaching New Faculty Teaching and Assessment Resources at Scoop.It. Visit our Course Management web page for information on Murphy Online, and important dates to incorporate into your syllabus.

Assisting Troubled Students

Faculty and staff members at UST have the unique opportunity to engage directly with students and can often identify those who are struggling. To support staff and faculty efforts, the UST Cares web site has helpful, practical tips about assisting students most effectively and referring them to others when needed. Please take a few minutes to also watch the video "How to help a student in distress."

Offices and Departments

Dean of StudentsIt's important for UST faculty to know about the Dean of Students Office because it is an advocacy office for undergraduate students.  We can either answer any question a student might have or get them pointed in the right direction toward an answer. Faculty should know about resources for assisting troubled students and the Faculty & Staff as Helping Resources document. 

Two resources of interest for faculty are the UST Cares document (PDF) which includes resources and information for a safe and healthy campus while striving to prevent violence and the overview about the Dean of Students office. 

Disability ResourcesIt’s important for UST faculty to know about the Office of Disability Resources because we are the office responsible for coordinating and leading compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We are responsible for providing all classroom accommodations for students with both visible and non-visible disabilities. We are partners with faculty as they work to offer equal access to their students with disabilities. 

International Students & ScholarsIt’s important for UST faculty to know about International Students & Scholars (ISS) because ISS can assist you in improving cross-cultural understanding on campus and how best to work with international students. 

Institutional Effectiveness: The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) is to provide leadership in academic planning by developing, integrating, and disseminating information to be used in evidence-based decision making processes at the University of St. Thomas. In addition, IE assists university committees, academic programs and administrative services with information for assessment and quality improvement initiatives.

Office for Mission: It's important for UST faculty to know about the Office for Mission because the mission defines who we are as an institution.  St. Thomas is considered a "mission-driven" institution in this way.