Frequently Asked Questions

I've been recently hired as an adjunct instructor at Wilmington University. Where do I obtain an employment packet and what employment paperwork must I complete?

Once the Faculty Development and Support Department receives the New Hire Form from your Program Chair, you will receive an e-mail with the following information: WebCampus and Blackboard log in credentials, your WU e-mail address and a link to our New Adjunct Orientation. The orientation will guide you through the paperwork process. *It is mandatory that you complete the orientation and all necessary paperwork prior to teaching your first course.

Do I need to attend an Adjunct Faculty Administrative Orientation?

Yes. All adjunct faculty are required to complete the New Adjunct Orientation. You will receive a link to the online orientation once we receive your New Hire Form from your Program Chair.

How will I receive a Wilmington University e-mail address?

Your WU e-mail will be sent to your personal e-mail account after we receive your New Hire Form from your Program Director. Once you receive your WU e-mail account, it is expected that you will use that account for all future correspondence with WU employees and students. We will no longer use your personal e-mail account when corresponding with you.

How will I receive my WebCampus (Faculty Portal)/Blackboard log in information?

Once the Faculty Development and Support Department receives the New Hire Form from your Program Chair, you will receive an e-mail via your personal e-mail account with your WebCampus and Blackboard log in credentials.

When can I expect my Teaching Agreement Letter?

Teaching Agreement letters are sent to your WU e-mail account approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the semester. It is expected that your Program Chair will have contacted you prior to this to confirm your teaching availability. At any time, you may check your upcoming teaching schedule by logging into WebCampus and selecting My Schedule on the menu bar.

How much am I paid for my course?

Specific payment amount questions should be directed to your Director or Program Chair. Payment may be adjusted according to enrollment.

When can I expect to be paid?

You will be paid on the last working day of the months you are teaching. Those months depend on the type of course you are teaching.

  • Block courses are paid in 2 equal payments at the end of each month during the block (Includes Directed Studies, Indirect Studies, Internships, and PLAs).
  • Semester courses are paid in 4 equal payments at the end of each month during the semester (Includes Directed Studies, Indirect Studies, Internships, and PLAs).
  • Modular courses are paid at the end of the designated "modular month". For example, "M1" and "M3" will be paid at the end of the first month of the block and "M2" and "M4" will be paid at the end of the second month of the block.
  • Fusion courses are paid in accordance with their scheduled meeting dates. For example, "Fusion 1" and "Fusion 2" courses are paid in the same manner as Modular courses – "F1" will be paid at the end of the first month in the block and "F2" will be paid at the end of the second month in the block. "Fusion 3" is paid the same as a regular block course.

Who do I contact if there appears to be a problem with the information contained in the Teaching Confirmation Letter or Payment Letter?

If you believe there are errors contained in the Teaching Agreement letter, please notify the Faculty Development and Support Department by submitting the Teaching Agreement Inquiry Form.
Every effort is made to ensure that your pay has been calculated correctly. If you have a question about your pay, please submit the Payment Inquiry Form.

What is my Mailbox and where is it located?

Your "mailbox" is a hanging folder located in a file cabinet on the site where you are teaching. It will be available to you during the term you are teaching (and up to 2 weeks after the term ends). The "mailbox" location depends on where you are teaching.

  • New Castle (DAC Building) - 3rd Floor, DAC Building, behind the Adjunct Faculty secretary's station
  • New Castle (Peoples Building) – 2nd Floor, filing cabinet across from the secretary's desk.
  • New Castle (Annex Buildings or Alumni Center) – Alumni Center, Adjunct Faculty secretary's station/office
  • Middletown – WU Office, black file cabinet behind the front desk
  • Claymont - There are no mailboxes assigned for this site. Please contact Melanie Baldwin (302-295-1181, Melanie.c.baldwin@wilmu.edu) with questions
  • Dover – 2nd Floor of Building A by the Adjunct Faculty secretary's station (ask for assistance)
  • DAFB and Georgetown – Ask at the front desk of the site.
  • Cumberland (NJ) – University Center, Office #5
  • Mt. Laurel/Pemberton (NJ) - Laurel Hall, 1st floor, mailroom off of Faculty Lounge
  • Brandywine – Ask at the front desk of the site.

Do I need to attend Blackboard Training?

Faculty members are expected to complete the Blackboard training classes. You may attend in person, or online. To view the training schedule, please go to http://www.wilmu.edu/edtech/training/. The online version of this training will be available to you when you log into Blackboard. The course is located in the section of Blackboard titled "Courses you are enrolled in." Questions regarding Blackboard (Bb) training should be directed to edtech@wilmu.edu or facultytraining@wilmu.edu. Please allow 48 hours for a response if emailing over a weekend or university holiday.

Where can I find an overview of what is expected of me as an instructor at Wilmington University?

Teaching expectations are outlined in the New Adjunct Orientation. To access the orientation, please go to the Faculty Development and Support web and click on the orientation link on the menu bar.

Where can I find my class roster, current book title and edition, and room location?

All of the above information can be found in WebCampus. To log into Web Campus, go to Wilmington University’s home page, click on WebCampus, and log in using the credentials provided to you by Faculty Development and Support. Please remember, the username and password for WebCampus are NOT the same as your WU email username and password. If you have any questions, please contact Faculty Development and Support at facultyinformation@wilmu.edu.

When are my final grades due and where do I submit them?

Final grades are due within 7 days after your last class. Grades are entered online using WebCampus. You simply log into WebCampus, click on "Grade Entry" (in the menu under "Academic") and enter your grades. You must submit a grade for every student on your roster. If you are teaching more than one course, you will need to complete the process for each course. If you are teaching more than once course, finish the process for each course. You will be able to access the Grade Entry one week before your class ends and for 3 weeks after (to make changes) it has ended. Any changes to grades after that time must be submitted via a Grade Change Form, available from the Grade Entry section of your WebCampus.

If you are using the Grade Entry option in Blackboard, you will still need to 'manually' enter your final grades using WebCampus.

What happens when scheduled face to face classes are cancelled?

In the event that a schedule face to face class is cancelled, it is imperative that all course instructional goals are still met.

  • o Many face to face instructors will chose to shift to a modified online format with the instructor providing assignments, communicating with students and even posting examinations via Blackboard in place of a face to face class session.
  • Some instructors will choose face to face make up class sessions.
    • Contact the appropriate Site Director* (or registrar at New Castle) in order to schedule a classroom during reading week.

Clear communication with students regarding make up sessions is essential.

  • If your class is at New Castle, contact the Registrar's Office, (302) 356-6930. Someone will place a note on your classroom door. If you want your students contacted, you must do this.
  • If your site is at another location, contact that site directly:
    • Wilson Graduate Center: 302-655-5400
    • Middletown: 302-378-0360 or 302-295-1116 christina.c.darrah@wilmu.edu
    • North Wilmington: (302) 478-2491 lori.a.marvain@wilmu.edu
    • Dover: 302-734-2594
    • Dover AFB: 302-674-8726
    • Georgetown: 302-856-5780
    • Rehoboth Beach: 302-227-6295
    • Cumberland (NJ): 856-691-8600 Ext.551
    • Mt. Laurel/Pemberton (NJ): 856-222-9311 Ext. 2115 or Ext. 2116
    • JB-MDL (NJ): 609-723-2790 or 609-694-8709

How do I arrange for audio/visual equipment in my classroom?

Some classrooms are equipped with Teaching Stations that include a computer, projector, VCR and DVD player. You should always reserve any AV equipment needed just in case your classroom does not have the Teaching Station. Reservations should be made 2 business days in advance of your class by e-mailing avsupport@wilmu.edu or by contacting the site office directly. Each site has a list of available equipment. Please contact them directly.

  • New Castle Reservations/Help: 302-356-6808
  • Wilson Graduate Center Reservations/Help: 302-356-6808 or 302-295-1182
  • Middletown: Classrooms have a fully functioning teaching station
  • Claymont: Graduate Center at 302-655-5400
  • Dover Reservations/Help: 302-734-2594
  • Georgetown: 302-856-5780
  • Dover AFB: 302-674-8726
  • Cumberland (NJ): 856-691-8600 Ext. 551
  • Mt. Laurel/Pemberton (NJ): 856-222-9311 Ext. 2115 or Ext. 2116
  • JB-MDL (NJ): 609-723-2790 or 609-694-8709