Adjunct Faculty Orientation (AFO)

AFO is held in August and January of each academic year. New and returning adjuncts are welcome and encouraged to attend as content is added often based on feedback and new resources. The agenda below is representative of what you will find at AFO. Please direct questions to the Faculty Development team at

The next orientation will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 3-5 pm. There is also a special Getting Started with myCourses for Adjuncts session preceding orientation at 12:30-2:30pm.

AFO Schedule

Welcome and Overview of Orientation
Anne Marie Canale & Cheryl Herdklotz, Faculty Career Development

HR Benefits for Adjunct Faculty
Judy DeCourcey, Sr. Benefits Specialist,

Title IX
Stacy DeRooy, Title IX Coordinator,

Overview of RIT’s policies and process for handling Title IX complaints while reinforcing expectations for community behavior. The session will inform the faculty of resources available to them and their obligations related to complying with Title IX and related statutes.

Student Information System (SIS)
Luke Auburn, Senior Communications Specialist,

The Student Information System (SIS) is used to view your schedule of classes, obtain class rosters, and to submit grades.  All instructors have access to the SIS Faculty/Staff Information Center, which includes the Faculty Guide. 

Innovative Learning Institute (ILI)/Teaching & Learning Services (TLS)
Marty Golia, Instructional Design Consultant and Researcher,

Information about resources and services provided by RIT’s Academic Technologies, TLS, as well as myCourses support for RIT’s teaching faculty.

RIT Library Resources/Academic Integrity
Sue Mee, Global Education and Distance/Online Learning Librarian, Research and Instruction Services

Information on resources available to faculty and students, on campus and online, as well as information on RIT’s academic integrity polices.

Teaching Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students - Resources & Services
Ann Marie Kuntz, Manager,
Real-time Captioning & Notetaking Service

Information on how to work with deaf/hard of hearing students and the support services provided by the Department of Access Services.

Using Starfish to Send Academic Alerts – (Applies to undergraduate courses only)
Stephanie Bauschard, Associate Director University Advising Office,

An introduction to RIT’s academic alert system that allows instructors to send timely feedback and information to students regarding their performance in a course. 


Thoughts on Teaching Effectiveness from the Minds and Hearts of RIT Students - 
by Dr. Christine Licata, Interim Provost and Professor