Adjunct Faculty

Welcome to MVCC!

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I am delighted to welcome you to Mohawk Valley Community College.

Mohawk Valley Community College relies upon adjuncts to enrich and diversify the offerings for our students. We enhance the College’s ability to offer an array of courses at convenient times for students. And, we provide insight into what skills and knowledge the local community needs, wants and expects its current and future workforce to possess.

I invite you to contact me about your role and expectations as an adjunct. I am here to provide answers to your questions, 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;
  • Clarification, Advice and Guidance: to provide answers about College policy and procedures and how to navigate the MVCC campus culture; advice about classroom management; and, guidance to improve 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 Payne Hall 380-A (Utica Campus). If you prefer, please 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
Adjunct & Service Learning Liaison