March 4, 2013
Adjunct Orientations Take Hold
Mesa Community College
Ellen Belluomini, an adjunct faculty member at National Louis University, never participated in a campuswide orientation before she first set foot in a classroom at the Chicago institution nearly two decades ago.
That's because National Louis didn't have one—until last year, after Ms. Belluomini and a colleague created an online course to help adjuncts acclimate to their jobs. The university, like a growing number of colleges, says it now views adjunct orientation as a critical