Adjunct Faculty Resources

Professional Development for Adjunct Faculty

  • Workshops sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development 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. Information about the grant, including application forms, is available on OneStThomas.
  • 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.
  • NCFDD: St. Thomas has established an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), as part of our strategic initiatives related to diversity. That means we can provide you with a free membership and access (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to a variety of its benefits. 

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New Employee Information (Human Resources)

Information and resources for new St. Thomas employees is available on the Human Resources site on OneStThomas. For any questions or concerns be sure to contact the Human Resources Department by phone at 651-962-6510 or email employment@stthomas.edu

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.

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. 

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.