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Adjunct Faculty

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Welcome to Mohawk Valley Community College!  Whether you're a newly hired adjunct or a returning part-time faculty member, we're glad you're here.

The College relies upon adjuncts to enrich and diversify our students' learning experience. You make it possible for the College to offer a variety of courses at convenient times for students. And, you bring first-hand knowledge to the campus about what skills and knowledge the local community needs and expects its current and future workforce to possess.

Please contact me about your role and expectations as an adjunct. I am here to provide answers to your questions, as well as solid advice and support. My services include the following:

  • Advocacy: to ensure that your voice is heard on issues that affect all faculty, regardless of status;
  • Collegiality: to encourage your full participation and ease your integration into the College community and culture;
  • Clarification, Advice and Guidance: to provide answers about College policy and procedures, to facilitate your introduction to the MVCC campus; to give sound advice about classroom management; and, to offer guidance about continually improving your teaching;
  • Professional Growth: to serve as a source of information about teaching satisfaction, recruitment/retention and other issues that will better define and help engage you as a member of the College community.

I am available on a daily basis or by appointment Monday-Friday. Feel free to come and see me in AB202 (Utica Campus). If you prefer, you may call me at 731-5708 to schedule an appointment. You may also contact me by email ( whenever you have a question, need assistance or want feedback about an idea or issue.  You may also join the MVCC Adjuncts Facebook Group to ask questions and receive information.

I look forward to hearing from you – to learn what you think would enrich and enliven your connection to the College.



Susan D. Smith
Director of Adjunct Development