Welcome to RIT! As an adjunct instructor you are not just teaching a course, you are joining RIT’s community of teaching and learning excellence. The resources provided here will help you become acclimated to the university’s programs and services. In addition to the resources provided here specifically for adjuncts, we encourage you to take a look around at the collection of resources curated for our new full-time faculty. The list below is intended as a guide to ensure a successful teaching experience for you and your students.
Read and return your signed contract to your department and any forms requested from Human Resources and/or Payroll. You must complete this prior to accessing any of RIT's systems. Your contract letter contains important information about Payroll, University Policies, RIT's mandatory compliance training requirements, and more.
Obtain your RIT computer/email account. After you complete your contract, Human Resources will notify Information and Technology Services (ITS) to set up your RIT account. You will be notified when your accounts are ready.
Visit http://start.rit.eduwhere you manage your personal identity and RIT Computer Account preferences, and register your computers or devices to the RIT Network. You'll need your RIT username first (see #2 above).
Visit http://myRIT.edu, your portal to RIT resources. Discover helpful links and access the information you require for your day-to-day campus activities (RIT username required).
Check out the resources and key support areas curated for new faculty on Teaching Support.
Register your vehicle; obtain parking pass. All vehicles operated on campus must be registered as quickly as possible but no later than 10 days after arrival on campus. See: Parking and Transportation Services.
Familiarize yourself with University Policies & Procedures as well as your home department/college policies and procedures. See your department head/staff admin.
Check with your department on available office space, mailroom, etc., (varies by department).
CTL partners with all faculty to improve and expand their students’ learning experience with on-campus, online, and blended courses. CTL supports faculty in designing courses, using academic technologies, developing media, and using classroom technology.
Adjunct instructors are welcome at some training, events, and networking opportunities throughout the academic year that pertain to all RIT faculty. These events allow adjuncts to network and share conversation around teaching in today’s classroom, learn about the many RIT resources available, and provide guidance and support to assist you when you have concerns or challenges. The Center for Teaching and Learning, RIT Libraries, Faculty Career Development, and many other areas on campus offer such activities.