Adjunct Faculty Resources
Attendance policy - Students absent from class for two or more sessions will have their final course letter grade reduced by one full letter for each class missed after the first absence. This applies to all Graduate College courses meeting fewer than 10 sessions.
Course withdrawal - Students may withdraw from a course up until the start of the final course session. Withdrawal requests must be done in writing to their program's advisor. Emails are preferred. Please refer to the Advisor list below. Please note that correspondence to instructors is not sufficient documentation of a student's intent to withdraw.
Grade appeal - Instructors may change assigned course grades only if they acknowledge a computational error or a technical error in entering the grades. In either case, documentation of how the course grade was calculated will be requested by the University. If no such error is acknowledged, students will need to prove that the grade was awarded in an arbitrary or capricious manner via the procedure outlined in this policy.
Incomplete grade- Incomplete grades are an option in circumstances beyond the student’s control, which prevents the student from finishing a small portion of the work required to complete the course within the established course schedule. The Incomplete is never granted for purposes of convenience or to enable the submission of overdue work.
If an Instructor agrees to a student's request for an incomplete grade, the student needs to provide the Instructor with an Incomplete Grade Form. The completed Form should be submitted to the Registrar's Office or by fax to: (573) 592-1158.
Transfer credit- Official copies of transcripts are needed.
General: As the instructor, you should provide your contact information to the class representative and contact the class representative two (2) weeks prior to the start of your course in order for the class representative to let the class members know what will be expected on the first night of class.
Academic Advisement at WWU is an active partnership between advisor and advisee. The advisor provides knowledge of the university programs and policies. Please refer students to the following advisors in their respective program if they have questions:
Dr. Doug Ebersold; 573-592-4339; Doug.Ebersold@williamwoods.edu
Doctor of Education
Martha Wayne; 573-592-4380; Martha.Wayne@Williamwoods.edu
Master of Business Administration
All Graduate Education Programs
All Undergraduate Evening Programs (BSM, BSED, AA, and Common Studies courses)
William Woods University relies on a strong, experienced, and well-credentialed faculty to represent the University. We have long prided ourselves on the quality of our institution, characterized by small classes, an excellent, committed teaching faculty, and solid academic programs. Adjunct faculty are a very important component in our success, and an integral part of our Graduate College programs as well as our on-campus undergraduate programs. As a result, William Woods University accepts applications from adjuncts year-round to meet our changing needs.
If you are interested in learning how to become an adjunct faculty member for William Woods University in the Graduate College programs, please contact the following individuals for each respective program.
Faculty/adjunct appointments to teach in the Graduate, evening and online programs require a completed application, completed HR forms, and an official transcript for each degree earned. Faculty/adjuncts may be appointed to teach while waiting on the transcripts only in cases where a faculty/adjunct member has been added at the last moment. However, the faculty/adjunct member will not be paid until all official transcripts are on file with the HR Office.
For more information on the criteria for all potential adjunct faculty, please review the information at:
Adjunct Faculty will be placed within a 50 mile radius of their homes. Facilitators who request placement or apply for positions outside of their respective areas will not receive additional mileage stipends.
Common Studies/Access Courses
All William Woods University undergraduate students complete a Common Studies Program. Upon completion of the common studies courses, students are expected to possess the knowledge and skills to meet the university's general education objectives. The Common Studies Objectives can be viewed at this link: Common Studies objectives.
In the event a student in the Common Studies (Associate of Arts) or Access courses receives a failing grade, please contact Martha Wayne (email: Martha.Wayne@williamwoods.edu or telephone (573) 592-4380) within 48 hours of the end of the course. If you are teaching any of the three courses listed below, please contact Martha Wayne if a student is failing, within 48 hours of the end of the course so the student can be notified that he or she is not eligible to take the next course in the sequence.
ENG 099 (prerequisite for English Composition I)
MAT 098 Intro to College Math(prerequisite for Basic Algebra)
MAT 099 Basic Algebra (prereq for Survey of College Math)
Grammar/English use aid (online resource)
This is a link to to the webpage "Common Errors in English," created by Washington State University Emeritus Professor of English Paul Brians. Is your brain betraying you concerning the difference between critique and criticize, for example? Then this is a place to visit.
Inclement weather/class cancellation policy link leads to the university's policy for cancelling class sessions because of inclement weather. It also lists class meetings that have been cancelled.
The university rarely closes its Fulton campus or the Jefferson City or Columbia sites because of bad weather. However, you may have students coming to your course from outlying areas, so you may consider cancelling a session. Questions can be directed to the Dean of the Business Department (firstname.lastname@example.org; 573-592-4381) or to the Dean of the Education Department (email@example.com; 573-592-4339).
Facilitators who cancel class should also contact the cohort's class representative, inform them and decide with them how the remaining students in the course will be notified. Please remember that not all students in a course may be members of the same cohort.
Note: Classes that are canceled due to inclement weather will be required to be rescheduled.
Library Resources and Services:
Off campus student information can be found in the following document: Off-Campus Student Information
Questions regarding the library can be addressed to the university's reference librarian, Jill Mahoney. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (573) 592-1167.
Online subject guides can assist with research on specific topics. Check here for complete guides.
Note: If you are unable to access the library resources due to your password or user name, please contact the Helpdesk at email@example.com or 573-592-4224.
Rubrics for assessment and grading
As part of the campus wide emphasis on student assessment, William Woods faculty have developed rubrics for each of the Common Studies (general education) objectives. The Communication rubric, a tool for assessing written and oral communication, may be used throughout the Common Studies and Access curricula. Common Studies and Access instructors may edit the rubrics to fit their needs.
|Common Studies Rubrics|
All university students have access to the tutors on the main campus. These tutors are work-study students who have received a grade of B or better in each subject with which they are involved.