Adjunct Faculty Certification Course Overview

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers the Adjunct Faculty Certification Course several times throughout the year. The course is offered as a 6-hour workshop with online content and classroom observations completed within 5 weeks. Completion of this certification course along with teaching 9 payload hours will make an adjunct eligible to request the rank of Lecturer II. Adjunct faculty who are already Lecturer II and would like to facilitate future Adjunct Faculty Certification Courses may qualify to do so by attending the certification course. Please contact Derek Petrey for more details on becoming qualified to facilitate future sessions.

Adjunct faculty are prohibited from being assigned or accepting more than 12 payload hours per semester or any combination of payload hours and other work or compensation at the college which result in working in excess of 28 actual hours per week. Although participation in this course is unpaid, given the amount of time required to complete, this certification is the equivalent of 1 payload hour at Sinclair.

| Register online | AFCC Checklist |


Adjunct Faculty Certification Course Process

  • Register for the course
  • Complete in eLearn Training - MT-elearn the feedback survey at the conclusion of the Teaching with eLearn module, ideally, prior to attending the all-day session
  • Attend all day session
  • Read the online content and take and pass each of the 6 quizzes with an 80% or better
  • Observe a full-time faculty member for an hour of class lecture
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  • Be observed by a CTL trained peer reviewer for an hour of your class lecture and then meet with the reviewer to discuss their observations and recommendations
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  • Submit a completed checklist to the CTL office to receive a completion certificate

Requesting the Rank of Lecturer II

Once an adjunct has completed the AFCC and taught for at least 9 payload hours at Sinclair, s/he is eligible to request the rank of Lecturer II. Download and complete the request form from FORM CENTRAL and send it to your department chair for signing. The completed, signed form is to be forwarded to Human Resources for processing and Payroll is updated. A confirmation email is sent to the faculty member noting the change has been completed. Any faculty member who submits a request form should contact Payroll if s/he does not receive a confirmation within 3-4 weeks to ensure the rank change is completed before the first day of the next term.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is not involved in any faculty employment changes, only in the Adjunct Faculty Certification Course. Changes in rank are between the faculty member, department chair and Human Resources office.

Master List of certified adjunct faculty to date

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