UMBC has recently developed new policies and procedures for adjunct faculty. These procedures can be found here (PDF) on the Provost’s website.
This PDF includes information about:
- Notification of Teaching Assignments and Course Cancellation Policy
- Grievance and Termination Practices
- Annual Evaluations of Adjunct Faculty
- Shared Governance
- Promotion Procedures
In addition, the University System of Maryland has adopted a Meet and Confer process through which groups of adjunct faculty can choose an outside organization to represent them in discussions with administration about employment issues. The Graduate Student Association has synthesized this information about the Meet and Confer process as a set of readable Quick Facts.
Adjunct faculty are encouraged to find out more about their rights and responsibilities at UMBC.