Faculty Engagement & Outreach
Faculty Engagement & Outreach leads collaborations with faculty and staff across the college in providing intentional support of adjunct faculty to promote high-quality teaching and learning. The Director also leads faculty onboarding and continued engagement with faculty to support student success.
Teaching, Learning, & Global Engagement Newsletter
P. Nathanael GoughDirector of Faculty Engagement & Outreach
Nathanael is a full-time resource for adjunct faculty. You can find Nathanael in the Center for Teaching and Learning in Briggs Building Suite 225, Room 231, via email at Nathanael_Gough@davidsondavie.edu, or call 336.249.8186 ext. 6512.
New Faculty Orientation
New Faculty Orientation is held each semester. The three purposes of our Orientation are as follows:
- To ensure that faculty have the information they need to successfully navigate their first semester.
- To introduce faculty to Davidson-Davie’s unique culture and to assist them in integrating the College’s Mission, Vision, Values, and Guiding Teaching Principles into their courses and daily experiences as faculty members.
- To build community among faculty members not only amongst each other but with other members of Davidson-Davie, particularly with those they will have contact with throughout the semester.
New faculty—both full-time and part-time– will meet together synchronously through Zoom for some rich discussions. Faculty will have reading and other assignments they will complete during the day in preparation for the evening sessions. New faculty will continue to meet during the fall semester to cover training in Growth Mindset, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, and Digital Accessibility. To successfully complete New Faculty Orientation all new faculty will need to be present at all of the meetings.
Adjunct Faculty Spaces
Come utilize our dedicated adjunct faculty workspaces located across both Davidson and Davie campuses.
Davidson Campus Offices
- Finch 229
- Gee S102
- Health Sciences Center 117
Davie Campus Office
- Health & Tech Building 11
Adjunct Spring Institute
Adjunct faculty are integral to student success at Davidson-Davie.
Toward the end of the fall semester, adjunct faculty will be given the opportunity to apply for the Adjunct Faculty Spring Institute. The selected adjunct faculty will work together throughout the spring semester in a learning community setting that is focused on a specific topic. Examples of topics are Growth Mindset, and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. The curriculum will be created based on the topic, and will require participants to work on one or more of the courses they teach to not only improve their courses, but to demonstrate their understanding of the material presented. Teaching could be face-to-face, online, or a combination of both. Coaches will be working with the cohort in between regularly scheduled classes. Those who successfully complete the course will receive a stipend of $750.
NC-NET Academy courses are facilitator-led online courses delivered via Moodle. Enrollment is open to part-time or full-time community college faculty members in North Carolina. Participants should plan to spend 5-7 hours per week on course assignments. Course completers receive a certificate identifying the number of contact hours attained and a $100 stipend. Access the NC-Net Academy course schedule for more details and to register.
Adjunct Jumpstart is a 3-week course designed specifically for NC community college adjunct faculty. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate but not a stipend. Learn more about NC-Net’s Adjunct Jumpstart course.