Adjunct Faculty Certification Program

Adjunct faculty are integral to the success of NECC. To support the ongoing development of adjunct faculty we have developed the Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Certificate Program.  This program encourages and recognizes professional development endeavors in teaching and learning for adjunct faculty.  

Faculty members earn points by participating in activities such as: The Teaching and Learning Academy, Collegial Conversations, webinars, conferences, Professional Day, symposiums, Lunch and Learns and other learning experiences related to learning and pedagogy. Participants explore ways to develop effective teaching strategies, design courses, utilize technology and collaborate with other faculty and staff.  

Faculty receive digital badges of recognition for every 25 points they accumulate (25-hour development badge, 50-hour advancement badge, 75-hour proficiency badge, and 100-hour mastery badge).  When the faculty member accumulates 100 hours, they also officially receive their NECC Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Certificate and a $250 stipend. 

Points can officially be accumulated starting in February of 2019.  

​Participants keep track of their hours by maintaining formal documentation for each of their activities.  This can be in the form of certificates or signed approval sheets found in the Adjunct Faculty Blackboard Community. Please contact Pamela Hallock at phallock@necc.mass.edu with any questions.