Adjunct Access

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Click on the links below for recorded video messages regarding many of the services USD has available for Adjunct Faculty:

A Welcome to USD featuring Carole Huston, Associate Provost

About the Center for Educational Excellence (CEE) featuring Sandra Sgoutas-Emch, Director, CEE

USD History, Traditions, and Catholicity featuring Sister Virginia Rodee, RSCJ, Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry

USD Employee Perks! featuring Janice Evelyn, Training and Development Coordinator, Human Resources

Discrimination & Harassment Title IX Compliance featuring Nicki Schuessler, Director of Tile IX and Equal Employment Programs

Student Wellness Resources featuring Melissa Halter, Assistant Vice President of Student Wellness

Student Athlete Resources and Policies featuring Antwan Joseph, Assistant Director of Academic Services for Student Athletes 

USD Changemaker HUB Resources featuring Mike Williams, Director of the Changemaker HUB

Center for Inlcusion and Diversity Resources featuring Esteban del Rio, Associate Provost for Inclusion and Diversity

Community Engagement and Service-Learning at USD featuring Chris Nayve, Assistant Provost for Community Engagement

Adjunct Faculty Welcome and Orientation 

Each August, several weeks before the fall semester begins, the CEE organizes and hosts a three hours welcome and orientation dinner for all new and continuing adjunct and part-time USD faculty. Attendees learn about the founding and mission of USD, employee perks and training opportunities, important policies regarding students and faculty, course design and syllabus essentials, as well as what it means to teach a liberal arts education at USD. The orientation also includes a dinner and networking reception where representatives from many campus resource centers and departments make themselves available to meet guests and provide information and guidance regarding the services available to adjunct faculty at USD. Departments represented include Human ResourcesAcademic Technology ServicesStudent Wellness, the Center for Student Success, the Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action, the Center for Inclusion and Diversity, the Changemaker HUB, and many, many more.

Archived resources from past Adjunct Faculty Welcome and Orientation's can be found in Center for Educational Excellence Blackboard Organization. Please e-mail ( or call us at 619-260-7402 in order to enroll yourself in the organization. All you need is an active USD e-mail address.

2016-2017 Adjunct and Part-Time Faculty Reception

lanterns and windows from the degheri building

Friday, April 7

5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Salomon Hall

You are integral to our academic community! The Center for Educational Excellence recognizes and appreciates your contribution to USD and will be hosting a reception for all adjunct/part-time USD faculty on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Salomon Hall. This is an informal opportunity to mix and mingle with your peers in a casual setting away from meetings and classrooms.

 Long before finals get underway, this event is designed for you to connect, relax and enjoy the company of your USD colleagues. Wine and appetizers will be served. Let us toast to you!

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Adjunct Corner