Introduction to Human Resources

The Human Resource Department serves as a liaison between the institution and the employee to inform, motivate, educate, and train in all matters relating to employment and employee benefits. See (Link opens in a new window) for the Human Resources Department web site. The following links highlight important information for new adjunct faculty.

TIAA-CREF Supplemental Retirement Plan
Adjunct faculty are eligible to participate in a Supplemental Retirement plan administered by the Teachers Insurance Annuity Association and College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF). This plan allows you to have a certain percentage of your salary directed into the plan on a tax-deferred basis. There is no matching University contribution to this plan. For questions or to enroll in the plan contact Betsy Schmutz, Associate VP for Human Resources, at

Tuition Remission
Adjunct faculty may enroll in up to 6 credit hours per academic year of undergraduate or graduate study at no charge if they have taught for at least 4 years and 36 credit hours for the University. The tuition remission must be during the same academic year in which the adjunct faculty member teaches for the University. Adjunct faculty tuition remission is subject to availability of classes and cannot be applied to courses in the doctoral program. All tuition remission is contingent upon acceptance into the University. Questions about tuition remission may be directed to Betsy Schmutz, Associate VP for Human Resources, at

Questions About Paychecks
Questions about your paycheck should be directed to the Payroll Office at

Change of Address
If you change your address, please fill out the Employee Record form available here (PDF) and turn it in to your site director to forward to the Human Resources Department.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, the University will not discriminate in their employment practices against any qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of their disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations as needed. In the student services section, we will also discuss accommodations for students