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Adjunct Welcome

Welcome to Viterbo University. We are committed to our mission of preparing students for faithful service and ethical leadership. Thank you for joining our community and supporting the educational needs of our students.

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Upcoming Events

Session Name: Adjunct Orientation:  The Keys You Need to Get Started

Modality: Offered both face-to-face and as a webinar
Description: In this session for new adjunct instructors, we will help instructors get started by getting to know more about the University and how to prepare to teach their courses.
Date and time: Monday, August 20th from 5:00-5:45pm via Zoom (web conference) or Murphy Center Library Learning Commons (2nd floor of library).
Plan to attend? Please register by clicking on this link. Web conference participants will be sent a connection link prior to the session.

Session Name: Moodle Basics

Modality: Offered both face-to-face and as a webinar
Description: In this session we will focus on helping new users navigate Moodle, including loading course content and setting up grades.
Date and time: Thursday, August 23rd, 3:30-5:00pm via Zoom (web conference) or Murphy Center Library Learning Commons (2nd floor of library).
Plan to attend? Please register by clicking on this link. Web conference participants will be sent a connection link prior to the session.

Session Name: Overview of Viterbo University Campus Tools and Technologies

Modality: Offered both face-to-face and as a webinar
Description: In this session we’ll provide an overview of tools and technologies essential to teaching and learning at Viterbo, including Office 365 Email and OneDrive (document sharing), VitNet (student information system), Starfish (student alert system), Ensemble (video storage), EvaluationKIT (student evaluations), and Moodle (Learning Management System).
Date and time: Thursday, August 23rd from 5:00-6:00pm via Zoom (web conference) or Murphy Center Library Learning Commons (2nd floor of library).
Plan to attend? Please register by clicking on this link. Web conference participants will be sent a connection link prior to the session.

Session Name: Moodle Efficiencies

Modality: Offered face-to-face only
Description: In this session we will help instructors use Moodle more efficiently, focusing on course and content management and using Moodle activities. This session is most useful for participants who have a particular goal in mind (what they would like to improve upon when using Moodle).
Date and time: Friday, August 24th, 10:30-11:45am in the Murphy Center Library Learning Commons (2nd floor of library)
Plan to attend? No registration required. Stop on by!

Resources and Services

There are a variety of resources available to you as an adjunct faculty member at Viterbo.  If you have questions about these resources and cannot contact the office in question, please contact Carolyn Hanoski in the VPAA office at cshanoski@viterbo.edu or send an email to adjunctcomm@viterbo.edu.

  • Adjunct faculty handbook– Lists key responsibilities of adjunct faculty and information about academic policies.
  • IIT Help Desk – For help with computer and email access.
  • Instructional Support Services – For help with Moodle functions and course design.
  • Academic Calendar and Final Exam Schedule
  • Curriculum Vitae Template - Please use this template or comparable when requested to submit a CV.
  • Adjunct Orientation Series. View past session recordings at http://bit.ly/VUAdjunctOrient. Topics include the following:
    • Getting Started: All about Viterbo
    • Viterbo Tools and Technologies
    • Introduction to Moodle
    • Teaching-related webinars:
      • Effective Online Discussions
      • Online Social Presence
      • Rubrics and Marking Guides
      • The Importance of Feedback in an Online Course
      • Active Learning Strategies
  • Adjunct Representatives. Melissa Collum (mcollum@viterbo.edu) and Kelly Samuels (krsamuels@viterbo.edu) are the current adjunct representatives on the Faculty Council. If you have any concerns or comments, feel free to contact them.

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