Welcome to teaching in the MLL Department at Montclair State University
We've organized this page to help with questions you may have as you begin your adjunct experience as an MSU professor. Please contact the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience any issues with this page or if you need further info.
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 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 regularly.
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.
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.
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 Linguistics 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
Allyn & Bacon, Longwood (A Pearson higher education company)
160 Gould Street
Needham Heights, MA, 02194
Cambridge University Press
An order of 15 or more copies must be placed with a bookstore prior to requesting a complimentary copy.
Columbia University Press
136 South Broadway
Irvington, NY, 10533
640 Weaver Hill Road,
West Greenwich, RI, 02817-2261
Cornell University Press
512, East State Street
Ithaca, NY, 14850
Heinle & Heinle ESL
Call or e-mail for review or desk copies.
Heinle & Heinle Foreign Languages
Call or e-mail for review or desk copies.
Ideal Foreign Books
132-10 Hillside Avenue,
Richmond Hills, NY, 11418
McGraw-Hill Higher education
P.O. Box 445, 148 Princeton Road
Hightstown, NJ, 08520-0445
Ph: 800-338-3987 Prompt #3
Norton, W. W & company, INC.
Keystone Industrial Park
Scranton, PA, 18512
Ohio University Press
Judy Wilson, Scott Quandrangle
Athens, Ohio, 45701
Oxford University Press
198 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY, 10016
Penguin Putnam INC.
375 Hudson Street,
New York, NY, 10014
Prentice Hall (A Pearson higher education company)
Prentice Hall PTR,
One Lake Street,
Upper Saddle River, NJ, 07458
Random House INC.
400 Hahn road,
Westminster, MD, 21158
St. Martin Press
115 W. 18th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY,10011
Thomson Learning (all part of Heinle & Heinle and Wadsworth)
Ph: 914 747-0110 Ex: 1
Walter de Gruyer, INC.
200 Saw Mill River Road,
Hawthorne, NY, 10562
Ph: 914-747-0110 ,Ex: 21
P.O. Box 812060
Wellesley, MA, 02482
Wiley, John, & sons, INC.
One Wiley Drive,
Somerset, NJ, 08875
Instructors are expected to adhere to copyright regulations in using department copying facilities.
Each floor in Dickson Hall has a mail/copy room. Instructors are issued individual copy cards for course needs. These cards are paid for by the Linguistics Department and distributed by the department secretary. There is a finite number of copies per card. Please limit copying because of budgetary restraints and use the Ricoh machine, which does not require a card, for 20 copies or more per original. For problems and/or paper, call the CHSS Tech Team at ext. 7835.
- Use only for fewer than 20 copies of the original
- place copy card in meter before using the Canon copier
- follow Canon instructions
- press end button on meter to remove copy card
- no card is necessary
- obtain access number from department secretary
- must make a minimum of 20 copies per master copy
Some language courses have a computer lab component. Instructors must contact the CHSS Tech Team at ext. 7835 for the lab key and alarm code.
ESL adjuncts may be asked to host practicum students in their classes as part of their instructional assignment.
Adjunct professors are expected to hold one office hour for each course taught. Please give your chosen hour(s) to the department secretary so she can post them on your office door.
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.