New Adjunct Faculty


As a new adjunct faculty member at Harper College, the Academy for Teaching Excellence would like to welcome you!

The Academy promotes student success by collaborating with department chairs, division deans, and Human Resources to provide instructional support, resources, and professional development for full-time and adjunct faculty.

Review the frequently asked questions listed below to help you get started. Please let us know if you have any questions or if there is anything we can help you with. We look forward to working with you!


Is there an orientation for new adjunct faculty?

Yes, the Academy for Teaching Excellence hosts two New Adjunct Faculty Orientation (NAFO) sessions at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Orientation is designed to provide you with the information and resources you need to make a successful transition to teaching at Harper College.

  • Get your Harper ID card and parking sticker
  • Meet your dean on a division office tour
  • Learn procedures for student conduct, emergency response, and campus safety
  • Attend a Blackboard Bootcamp
  • Get your log-in information and technology essentials training with IT
  • Meet the staff of the Academy for Teaching Excellence and get tips for your first day of class
  • Ask questions
  • Enjoy food and networking with your colleagues
When is orientation for Spring 2021?

The New Adjunct Faculty Orientation session for Spring 2021 is scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, January 12, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Virtual (Note: After the session, you are also invited to a virtual meeting with your Dean from 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)


What do I need to do before my first day?
  • Please work with your Division Office to make sure you submit all required documents and complete all required tasks on the Harper College onboarding site from Human Resources. Tasks to complete before your first day are listed in the “Adjunct Faculty” tab. Completing all of these tasks as quickly as possible will help ensure that you have access to your accounts prior to the start of the semester. If you have any questions, please contact your Division Office or Human Resources.
  • Register to attend New Adjunct Faculty Orientation
  • Watch and review the “Resources to help you get started” tutorials below
  • Consider scheduling a Teaching Consultation with the Academy
Who should I contact if I have questions?

Please contact Amanda Nielsen-Kuforiji, Adjunct Faculty Outreach & Engagement Specialist, and she can help answer or direct your questions:, 847.925.6948.

You can also contact the Academy for Teaching Excellence directly at:

  • Phone: 847.925.6174
  • Email:
  • Location: Building F, Room F317
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Resources to help you get started…