Adjunct (part-time) faculty are an integral part of the university’s teaching and learning mission. They teach a significant percentage of our students, bring valuable expertise from the professional world, and maintain important links between the university and our community partners. The University employs three classes of adjunct faculty members: term adjuncts, whose contracts are typically for one or two course sections per term and may or may not be renewed for subsequent terms; annual adjuncts, whose annual contracts put them between 50% and 65% FTE; and bargaining-unit adjuncts, whose multi-year contract are at greater than or equal to 65% FTE enables them to be represented by the AAUP.
All three classes of adjunct faculty receive some level of benefits and are eligible for promotion.
Assistance Program for Employees
The University has engaged IMPACT Employee Assistance & Worklife Program for the benefit of all UC employees and their families. The program includes access to unlimited phone consultation, 5 complimentary face-to-face counseling sessions per person per issue, and numerous resources. Toll-free telephone support (800-227-6007) is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Ethics & Reporting Misconduct
The University contracts with EthicsPoint, Inc. to receive and refer anonymous reports of unethical conduct by UC employees. Reports fall into several categories: accounting & financial, academic affairs, admissions & financial aid, athletics, and information technology/facilities/property/equipment. The allegations are then investigated and a report is provided through EthicsPoint to the still-anonymous complainant. To file a report, follow this link and choose from among the five reporting categories