FAQ - HR/Expectations of Adjuncts

Who views my course evaluations?

Both your department chair and your assistant dean view your evaluations and they are kept on record. In addition, you will receive a letter with the results each semester. You can also view the comments by contacting Idania Coa Cepede at 781-280-3527. If there are any questions or concerns regarding your evaluations, please contact your department chair.

Where can I go on campus to use a computer and printer and/or meet with students?

Please see the list of adjunct offices for more information about where you can work on campus.

Do I have to hold a final exam?

Yes, you have to have a final exam during your assigned final exam time. College policy requires that there be a significant culminating assessment of student learning conducted during the final exam period, or in the case of the evening classes, the last scheduled class meeting. This policy is consistent with the fact that the finals week is contractually part of the semester and that student learning and/or assessment should take place during that time. It is understood, of course, that for some classes a traditional examination is not necessarily appropriate and that a suitable alternative form of assessment could be implemented or completed during the final exam period. If you plan to give an alternative assessment, please notify your dean by mid-semester.

Day faculty give and proctor final exams during final exam week. View the Final Exam Schedule here. Occasionally students cannot take an exam for some legitimate reason at the scheduled time. The instructor may make individual arrangements with the student to make up the exam.

What does the college expect of adjunct instructors?

Middlesex values the hard work and dedication that adjunct instructors demonstrate both in the classroom and out. Adjunct instructors are expected to uphold the MCC College Mission by providing quality instruction and supporting students. The particulars of the adjunct contractual obligations are outlined in our most recent DCE contract. Please view this additional memorandum regarding expectations as well.

Should I attend department or division meetings?

While you are not required by our DCE contract to attend these meetings, you are certainly welcomed and your voice is valued as a part of the department. The meetings can be informative and are a good place to meet other faculty members and learn more about the initiatives in your department and the college. Department meeting information is sent via our MCC email – check your email for updates and please check with your specific department for their exact rules regarding these monthly meetings.


Last Modified: 8/4/23