Adjunct Information

Welcome to teaching in the MLL Department at Montclair State University

This page will help orient you as you begin your adjunct experience at MSU. Please contact the webmaster at if you experience any issues with this page or if you need further info.

Getting Started

We need the following from you in order to successfully on-board you into Montclair State's personnel system:

  • I9: The processing of I-9 Forms, required by federal law to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States, must be completed in-person by staff in Human Resources (CO-316) for all new hires. Please note that anyone who is neither a U.S. citizen nor a permanent resident (Green Card holder) must first see Aditi Patel in the Global Education Center (22 Normal Avenue) prior to going to Human Resources.
  • Your resume.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Official transcripts from the institutions of higher education from which you have earned a degree.
  • A Federal W4 tax document that you can print here or pick up in HR (CO-316).
  • A New Jersey State W4 tax document that you can print here or pick up in HR.
  • An Adjunct Application and Qualification form that you can print here or pick up in HR.


It is vital that you submit all necessary paperwork in order to minimize delays in finalizing your appointment and to ensure that you will be paid in a timely fashion. Effective July 1st, 2014, the University requires all faculty who are paid via Payroll Services to enroll in Direct Deposit. Once all paperwork is submitted, employees are paid bi-weekly on Fridays. Depending on the pay period, a partial payment may be given to you, followed by a supplementary check the next week to catch you up with the regular payment schedule.


Setting up your NetID and e-mail account are the first steps in gaining access to web-based systems available to instructors, e.g. Canvas, web pages, etc.  In order to obtain a NetID, all paperwork must be given to the department administrative assistant, who will submit to HR for review.  If all paperwork is in order, the appointee’s birth date is input into the system to establish an email account.  The appointee can then visit the NetID link and follow the instructions provided to generate a NetID/open an email account.


Faculty and staff are able to get their ID card processed 24-48 hours after their CWID # has been generated. Visit the ID office link for more information.


A virtual permit is attached to a vehicle by the vehicle's license plate number and must be renewed yearly. All parking permits are virtual – there is no decal or hang tag to display. Register your vehicle online when you purchse your permit.

Class Roster

Class rosters can be consulted in FASS using your CWID and PIN. Rooms may change up to the start date of classes so it's recommended you check back regularly.


We use a course management system called Canvas. After entering your netID and password, you will see your courses and can upload the syllabus, etc. Training is also available.

Student Evaluations

Student evaluations are distributed to the students in your class through Canvas. Electronic reporting of the student evaluations is sent to your department chair several months after the end of the course. You may obtain these evaluations from your department office.

Final Grades

The date of the submission of the final grades will be posted in the course schedule booklet for the semester, which may be found here. If the grades are not recorded on time, the students risk receiving an F in the course and the instructor is required to fill out a change of grade form for each student. Grades for the Fall semester are due at the end of December. The exact due date will be distributed by the department chair along with web grading instructions at Thanksgiving.

Ordering Desk Copies

You may be able to order desk copies or review materials for your personal use, depending on the policy of the publisher. Listed below are publishers that the department commonly uses. Check the Web site to see what the policy is for the publisher that you are interested in.

Course Materials Resource Guide
Directory of Publishers

Addison Wesley Longman (A Pearson higher education company)
One Jacob Way
Reading, MA, 01867
Ph: 800-552-2499
Fax: 800-284-8292

Allyn & Bacon, Longwood (A Pearson higher education company)
160 Gould Street
Needham Heights, MA, 02194
Ph: 800-852-8024
Fax: 781-455-7024

Cambridge University Press
An order of 15 or more copies must be placed with a bookstore prior to requesting a complimentary copy.
Ph: 845-353-7500
Fax: 845-353-4141

Columbia University Press
Copy/Exam Copy,
136 South Broadway
Irvington, NY, 10533
Ph: 800-944-8648
Fax: 800-944-1844

Consortium Publishing
John Carlevale,
640 Weaver Hill Road,
West Greenwich, RI, 02817-2261
Ph: 401-397-9838
Fax: 401-392-1926

Cornell University Press
Sage House,
512, East State Street
Ithaca, NY, 14850
Fax: 607-277-2374

Heinle & Heinle ESL
Ph: 877-633-3375
Call or e-mail for review or desk copies.

Heinle & Heinle Foreign Languages
Ph: 800-423-0563
Call or e-mail for review or desk copies.

Houghton Mifflin Company
3328 Park Avenue
Weehawken, NJ 07086
Ph: 800-733-1717
Fax: 800-733-1810

Ideal Foreign Books
Ana Mendez,
132-10 Hillside Avenue,
Richmond Hills, NY, 11418
Ph: 800-284-2490
Fax: 718-297-7645

McGraw-Hill Higher education
Roni Saunders,
P.O. Box 445, 148 Princeton Road
Hightstown, NJ, 08520-0445
Ph: 800-338-3987 Prompt #3
Fax: 609-426-7099

Norton, W. W & company, INC.
Keystone Industrial Park
Scranton, PA, 18512
Ph: 800-233-4830
Fax: 800-458-6515

Ohio University Press
Judy Wilson, Scott Quandrangle
Athens, Ohio, 45701
Ph: 740-593-1154
Fax: 740-593-4356

Oxford University Press
Angel Torres
198 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY, 10016
Ph: 212-726-6166
Fax: 212-726-6450

Penguin Putnam INC.
Academic Marketing,
375 Hudson Street,
New York, NY, 10014
Ph: 212-366-2374
Fax: 212-366-2933

Prentice Hall (A Pearson higher education company)
Prentice Hall PTR,
One Lake Street,
Upper Saddle River, NJ, 07458
Ph: 800-526-0485

Random House INC.
400 Hahn road,
Westminster, MD, 21158
Ph: 800-258-4233
Fax: 800-659-2436

St. Martin Press
Academic Marketing,
Holtzbrinck Publishers,
115 W. 18th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY,10011
Fax: 212-647-1874

Thomson Learning (all part of Heinle & Heinle and Wadsworth)
Ph:  914 747-0110 Ex: 1

Walter de Gruyer, INC.
Bruce Swanson,
200 Saw Mill River Road,
Hawthorne, NY, 10562
Ph: 914-747-0110 ,Ex: 21
Fax: 914-747-1326

Wellesley-Cambridge Press
Gilbert Strang,
P.O. Box 812060
Wellesley, MA,  02482
Ph: 781-431-8488
Fax: 617-253-4358

Wiley, John, & sons, INC.
Halina Salkeld,
One Wiley Drive,
Somerset, NJ, 08875
Ph: 732-302-2263
Fax: 732-302-2300


Instructors are expected to adhere to copyright regulations when using department copying facilities.

MLL faculty in Schmitt Hall cannot connect personal computers directly to the MSU PaperCut print server environment, but can print using Web Print. To do so, connect to, login with your netID credentials, and select WebPrint from the left hand side. Send the print job to msupapercut\Copy-Print-MailRoom-VQ (virtual) (search for it in the search box or on the second page of printers) and send your PDF or XLS or DOC file. You can then release your print job at either printer in CS225 using your University ID card.

Being Observed

Adjunct professors are observed in their teaching once a year, either by the chair of the department or a designated representative. You will be notified of the observation and asked for appropriate times for the observation. It is helpful if you provide an outline of the class to the observer beforehand or when they enter the class.