New Adjunct Faculty Success Workshop

The next August New Adjunct Faculty Success Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 13th. The registration for the workshop is now closed. Please email to register. 

The workshop is designed to meet the unique needs and challenges that adjunct faculty face, to support transition to campus, and to develop practical strategies for success with students. The day's session will include a broad overview of working at Mason, introductions to important policies, and sessions to enhance teaching skills for online and in-person classes. View the sample schedule to learn more. 

New Adjunct Faculty Success Workshop will be hosted via myMason/Blackboard and Zoom. We recommend starting with these resources from Mason's Information Technology Services (ITS) team: 

  • Getting Started for Employees with ITS: Start here to set up your Mason email, activate Patriot Pass, log into myMason, and more. Access to these features may depend on when you and/or your department have completed onboarding with Human Resources and Payroll. 

    • Please note: After activating your Patriot Pass, it may take up to two (2) days to be able to log into myMason/Blackboard. 
  • Getting Started with Blackboard and myMason: Once you are able to log into myMason, use this page to access quick guides, videos on Blackboard training and innovative teaching, and support resources for troubleshooting. 
  • Zoom Support: All Mason employees are granted a Zoom Pro account. Please activate your account and familiarize yourself with Zoom prior to attending the workshop. 

Attendees at the January 2022 virtual workshop said...

The resources provided were invaluable. I feel like I have the tools to teach effectively and I know where to direct any questions and or concerns that I may encounter.


~Virtual New Adjunct Faculty Success Workshop attendee, January 2022

I LOVED the fact that the materials and reference links were provided in a blackboard course that I have access to in the future. This keeps me from being overwhelmed as I can reference in one location electronically instead of the paperwork I was given in my first experience. I'm always in blackboard for my courses so the new adjunct workshop materials and university links and resources are always at my fingertips! If we go back to in-person orientation, please keep the blackboard course!


~Virtual New Adjunct Faculty Success Workshop attendee, January 2022