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Part-Time Faculty Resources


Part-time faculty are valued members of the WKU teaching and learning community. If you are new to WKU, we invite you to take a look at the Part-Time Faculty Guide from the Office of the Provost, where you will find invaluable information related to your employment at WKU.

Whether you are new to WKU or are a returning part-time faculty member, we have compiled the following resources that we think will be helpful to you as you prepare and teach your courses.

Teaching Resources

In addition to your department chair and colleagues, the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) is here as a resource and support for you as an instructor. Among other valuable resources, you will find the following on the CITL website.

We encourage you to take a few minutes to orient yourself to the CITL website and we invite you to reach out with any questions at citl@wku.edu. The CITL team is always happy to visit with you about your teaching and is here to assist you on everything from designing or adapting a course and teaching online to trouble-shooting an issue related to an assignment or situation in class.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are very important to WKU and we are actively working to provide better support and opportunities for faculty, staff and students. We encourage you to make inclusive teaching a priority and offer these inclusive learning environment strategies as a starting point for you to consider for your classroom.


Blackboard

Blackboard is WKU’s learning management system. If you are new to WKU, you will need to register for the ITS: Blackboard New Instructor Training found in the “ITS Training” tab on Blackboard.

  • Login to Blackboard with your WKU NetId,
  • Click on ITS Training (top nav),
  • Self-enroll in the Blackboard New Instructor Training.

The training is required to gain instructor access to create, populate, and teach on Blackboard or even to access some of Blackboard’s tools (eg., grade center, announcements, etc). If you would like help designing, developing, or implementing your course, or have questions related to Blackboard, please contact the CITL Instructional Design Team at citl@wku.edu.


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Grade Appeals & Registrar Information

Student Complaints Process and Ombuds Officer

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Student Services Essential to Academic Success

Advising & Career Development Center (ACDC)

Counseling Center

Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC)

The Learning Center

WKU Libraries

WKU Writing Center

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 Last Modified 9/23/20