Adjunct Opportunities

Teaching as an Adjunct

If you are interested in teaching as an Adjunct Professor for the Criminal Justice Department, please see our position posting here. As our teaching needs fluctuate throughout the academic year, this posting remains open for applicants. Once a year our Adjunct Hiring Committee reviews the applications to determine which individuals will best suite our specific instructional needs for the next year. We occasionally have need for instructors in a variety of subjects, such as Introduction to Criminal Justice, Drugs and Crime, Criminal Law, Introduction to Forensic Science, and others. Our Adjunct Hiring Committee will contact qualified candidates when one of these classes needs to be filled.

Frequently Asked Questions for current Adjuncts

How do I get access to myUVU?

Once you have been fully hired by UVU the department Administrative Assistant will notify you that you can now access myUVU. If you are logging in for the very first time, you can set up your myUVU account by going to the myUVU landing page. Type in your UVID (which will be provided to you) and your temporary password, which is your 6-digit birthday in mmddyy format (with no dashes – only numbers). When you log in you will be prompted to change your password. Be sure to keep track of your UVID and password because you will need that for almost every other online service!

What is Canvas and how do I get access to it?

Canvas is UVU’s Learning Management System where you can set up all your classes, communicate with your students, and manage files, tools, assignments, grades, and more. It is a very helpful program for instructors and students. When you get access to myUVU you will also automatically get access to Canvas unless you are a new employee and your class won’t start for more than 30 days. Otherwise you can log into Canvas by going to uvu.instructure.com, or you can also log in to myUVU then click on the “Canvas” link in the top-right corner.

What do I do if I need access to Canvas earlier than 30 days prior to the start of my class?

If you are newly hired and need access to Canvas more than 30 days prior to your first day of class, let the department Administrative Assistant know.

What if I have questions about or problems with Canvas?

If you have any questions about or problems with Canvas, the Office of Teaching and Learning Lab (formerly the Innovation Center) can help you. They are a fantastic resource for any Canvas issues or concerns, including how to set up your classes in Canvas. You can reach them by calling 801-863-6127, or by email: otllab@uvu.edu. Their hours are M-F 8-6. Most of the time you do not need an appointment, however you can contact them to set one up if you wish. They are located in LI 515 (on the 5th floor in the library).

What textbook should I use for my class?

Please contact the department Administrative Assistant for the current list of course textbooks.

How do I get online instructor resources to go along with the textbook I am using for my class?

If you would like to use them, each publishing company has online instructor resources that go along with most of their textbooks. To get access to these resources you will need to set up your own account with the publishing company. For Cengage visit https://login.cengage.com/cb/. For Pearson/Prentice Hall visit https://www.pearsonhighered.com/. For Sage visit http://www.sagepub.com/home.nav

Are there department guidelines I should follow for my syllabus?

The department has a syllabus template that you need to use for all your syllabi, which you can get from the department Admin. It already includes all the required topics and language you need for your syllabi. The Assistant will also get you the required course description and objectives as they are written in our curriculum program, COMET.

How can I set up my UVU email?

Once you have your UVID and have set your myUVU login and password, you can set up your UVU email address by going here: https://ais-linux6.uvu.edu/idm/email/activate.php. Login with the same login and password as your myUVU, then click the ‘change’ button to the right of the address you wish to change. Using the drop-down list, select the address you wish to use. Click ‘Save Changes’, then logout. If you have any problems or questions with this call the I.T. Service Desk at 801-863-8888, option #3.

How can I connect to UVU wifi?

Depending on what kind of device you have there are instructions for connecting to Wolverine wifi here: https://www.uvu.edu/network/wireless/connect/.

First search for the “Wolverine-Wifi” network on your device, then click on that to connect to it. Then open a web browser. If your device has not yet been registered, that should automatically redirect you to a UVU authentication page. You will need to login with the same login and password as your myUVU login and password.

Once you have typed that in, click “Continue/Download”. If you are registering a mobile device, that will complete the process. Your device should then be connected to the Wolverine-Wifi network automatically. If you are registering another type of device, that button will download a program called the “Bradford Security Agent”, which is necessary for connecting to the network and for scanning your device to make sure it meets campus network standards.

Click “Save” or “Run” to install the agent. Once that is fully installed a window will open for you to log into the agent. Log into that with the same login and password you used before. Then that’s it! Your device will be fully connected to the Wolverine-Wifi network (if your device meets UVU’s Network Access Policy). If you have any problems with this process call the I.T. Service Desk at 801-863-8888, option #3. Or you can visit their office in BA 007.

If security is a concern for you and you would like to join the Wolverine-Secure network, you will need to bring your device to the I.T. Service Desk for help to get connected.

How can I get an ID card, and how can I get door access put on my card?

You don’t have to get an ID card if you don’t want to but it is helpful for some things, such as getting access to our department office after hours. Once you have been issued a UVID (an 8-digit identifying number), you can let the department Admin know and then you can coordinate a time for the two of you to go to Campus Connection to get your ID card printed.

The Admin will print an ID Card/Electronic Access Request Form and take that to Campus Connection with you so that way you won’t have to pay for the card. Just be aware that it is a photo ID so they will take your picture right before they print it. Once it is printed the Admin will send an email to the Facilities office requesting proximity access to be put on your card. Once they put the access on it, you will immediately be able to open our office door with your card.

What if the door access on my card stops working?

If for some reason your card stops letting you in our office, call the Facilities office at 801-863-8130. Their hours are M-F 7-5. If they find that your card is not functional anymore they’ll have you take it back to Campus Connection (across from the Post Office in the Sorensen Student Center) to get it fixed. That should not cost you anything.

If it’s after 5pm you can call campus police to let you in. Their number is 801-863-5555. In that case don’t forget to take your card to Campus Connection afterwards to get it fixed.

How do I print materials for my classes?

You are free to use our scanner, copier, and any supplies you need in our main office. If you want, you can email the department Admin with the documents you need to have printed ahead of time (1 or 2 days if possible) and they can print them for you. That way you can simply swing by the office whenever you need to and pick them up.

How can I get a parking permit?

All parking permits are obtained online from the UVU Parking Services website. Here is the employee permit form: https://www.uvu.edu/parking/permits/empform.php.

Once you have your UVID you can fill out this form online, and that’s it! That’s all you need to do to get a parking permit. You don’t need any stickers or decals for your vehicle.

Just remember to fill out this form at the beginning of each semester. If you have any questions the Parking Services FAQ page can be very helpful: https://www.uvu.edu/parking/parkingfaq.html. Or you can call them at 801-863-8188.

What are the pay periods for adjuncts?

Typically the first deposit is made roughly 4 weeks after classes begin, followed by deposits in the middle and at the end of every month through the end of the semester.

For semester-long classes pay is usually divided up into 7 deposits; for block classes pay is usually divided up into 3 (1st block) or 4 (2nd block) deposits.

What if I have problems with the projector/computer in my classroom?

If you have any problems whatsoever with your computer or the projector in your classroom you can call Media Services at 801-863-1111. They are very helpful and they should be able to come down immediately to help. Their number is also on the computer control center in every classroom.

They are available until 10pm every night, so they should still be able to help you even if you have an evening class. They are also available all day on Saturdays. They have a helpful FAQs page here: https://www.uvu.edu/media/support/faqs.html. If for some reason they are not able to help you, the assistants at the I.T. Service Desk may also be able to help you. You can call them at 801-863-8888, option #3.

How do I submit final grades?

To submit final grades log in to myUVU, click on the “Faculty” tab on the left side, click “My Classes” under that, then under the Grading section on the right side of the page click “BANNER XE GRADING SYSTEM”. Click on “Term Selection” and choose the term, then click on the title of the course to enter final grades. On the "My Classes" page in myUVU, you can also click the “FINAL GRADES” button and go from there.

How can I confirm that I submitted final grades correctly?

 

To confirm that you have submitted final grades correctly you can log back in to myUVU as if you were going to enter in final grades again. If the grades are there already, then that is your confirmation of successful grade submission. Alternatively, after you have clicked “Submit” to submit final grades you can also then click “Confirm Grade Submission” (which should be next to the Submit button). That should take you to another page where you can review all the grades you submitted, then at the bottom of that page you can click the button to have them emailed to you. Note that you will only be able to enter, edit, review, and confirm final grades through this method during the final grade submission timeframe. Once that timeframe closes you will need to contact Michelle Chatterley in the Registrar’s office for assistance. You can also contact Michelle for any questions about this process: 801-863-8462, michellec@uvu.edu

How can I change a missing or incorrect grade?

If you need to change a missing or incorrect grade, simply follow the steps below. Be sure to have the student's UVID ready.

1. Log into myUVU.

2. Click on the "Faculty" tab on the left.

3. Click on "My Classes".

4. On the right side of the page click on "Grade Changes", which is two buttons below the "Banner XE Grading System" that you use to enter in final grades.

5. Select the correct term (semester) then click "Submit".

6. Enter in the student's UVID, click "Submit", verify that it is the correct student, then click "Submit" on the next page.

7. Click on the "Select a Section" drop down to choose the course.

8. Click on the "Select a Grade" drop down to choose the new grade.

9. Click on the "Select a Grade Reason" drop down to choose a reason for the new grade.

10. Click "Submit" at the bottom of the page. You should receive a confirmation email shortly.

 

If for some reason that way doesn't work you can also try clicking "Banner Faculty Services" in the "Faculty" tab in myUVU, then click "Grading", then "Grade Change (Instructor)", then go from there using steps 5-10 above.

If you still have questions feel free to contact the CJ Administrative Assistant, the front desk of the Registrar's office (801-863-8493), or Michelle Chatterley: 801-863-8462, michellec@uvu.edu.

What if I have a question that is not covered above?

If you have any questions not discussed above feel free to contact the department Admin at 801-863-7230 or criminaljustice@uvu.edu.