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FAQs for Adjunct Faculty

How do I find out my University login?

How do I obtain my Pitt ID?

How do I order books for my class?

How do I get course web set up?

How do I schedule to have my course evaluated?

How do I view my class roster?

How do I obtain a media closet key or have a laptop or other equipment set up in the classroom?

How can I find and reserve film, video and audio at the University?

How do I reserve a book or video at the library?

What benefits I am eligible for?

How do I enroll for University health care?

Who do I contact with computer and log in questions?

Who are my departmental contacts?

What do I need to do before the first day of class?

What are my responsibilities as a Field Liaison?

How do I find out my University login?

If you are a new employee, contact the School’s IT manager at 412.624.3195 after your payroll information has been submitted, the IT manager will provide you with your log in ID and temporary password.  To change your password click here.

  • If you have been employed by the University in the past, your email will not change. If you cannot remember your log in, complete the following steps:
    • Go to Find People on the University of Pittsburgh website
    • Type your name in, your email will pop up
    • Go to Manage My Account, type in your login, and select “forgot password”
  • All School and University information will be communicated through your official Pitt email address, please check your account regularly through my.pitt.edu

How do I obtain my Pitt ID?

To obtain a faculty I.D. card, take your appointment letter to the University I.D Office (Panther Central) in the Main Lobby of the Litchfield Towers. The faculty I.D. will allow you access to the library and can serve as identification that you are a part-time faculty member with the School of Social Work.  Please note, you cannot get your ID until faculty records has entered your appointment for the current term.  You can contact Panther Central directly to make sure your appointment is active before going over: 412.648.1100 or at pc@bc.pitt.edu

How do I order books for my class?

A free desk copy of you textbook can be obtained by contacting the publisher directly.

Textbooks can be ordered online from the University Book Center or by calling (412) 648-1450.

You will need to give the Book Center the Class Number/CRN which you may get from your administrative assistant.

How do I get course web set up?

Contact the Center on Instructional Design and Distance Education (CIDDE) to request training in CourseWeb, to obtain a clone of an existing course, or a new shell for your new course.

How do I schedule to have my course evaluated?

You must go on-line to request an evaluation. There are two ways to assess the site, either log onto my.pitt.edu, click on “My Communities” and then select OMET Survey Request or go to www.omet.pitt.edu

How do I view my class roster?

  • Access the University portal at my.pitt.edu
  • Log in with your user name and password (same as your email address and password)
  • Select faculty services
  • Click on the “View Courses, Classes and Rosters” link
  • Follow the menu path:
    • Home > SA self service> learning management > management > access class roster

How do I obtain a media closet key or have a laptop or other equipment set up in the classroom?

CIDDE supports teaching and learning at the University of Pittsburgh by making technology and skill staff available to faculty, staff and students. For instructions click here.

How can I find and reserve film, video and audio at the University?

http://www.library.pitt.edu/faculty

How do I reserve a book or video at the library?

Reserve readings (i.e., books and articles) are to be turned in to staff at Hillman Library’s Reserve Desk. To ensure materials are available in a timely fashion, they should be given to Reserve Desk staff as early as possible before the start of the term. More information about the Library’s Reserve policies is available by going to their website. You can contact staff of the Reserve Desk at (412) 648-7800 or reserves@library.pitt.edu. A completed Reserve List form should accompany the materials you give to the library. Your administrative assistant can provide you with the Reserve Form. Handwritten forms are not acceptable. Textbooks cannot be place on reserve unless you provide a copy of the textbook to the Library.

What benefits I am eligible for?

Adjunct faculty appointed for at least two consecutive terms are eligible to participate in certain medical insurance programs provided through the University. Specific information regarding the terms and conditions of medical insurance coverage and other benefits is available at the Human Resources Benefits page.  Please note, benefits will terminate at the conclusion of the appointment period unless/until a subsequent appointment is made.

How do I enroll for University health care?

Complete the enrollment forms found here and submit to the Human Resources Office with your appointment letter at 207B Craig Hall.

Who do I contact with computer and log in questions?

Contact the UPITT Help Desk at 412.624.HELP or online.

Who are my departmental contacts?

  • IT support and computer questions:  412-624-3195
  • Finance Manager: Bridget Ridge, bridgetridge@pitt.edu
  • Dean’s office and Personnel Management: Rosie Rinella, 624-6337, rrinella@pitt.edu
  • Recorder’s Office/People Soft Help: Marcia Piel, 624.6303, mpssw@pitt.edu.
  • MSW Program Interim Director: Emma Lucas-Darby, 624-6854, etl13@pitt.edu
  • BSW Program Director: Keith Caldwell, 648-3921, agm6@pitt.edu
  • PhD Program Director:  Jeffrey Shook, 412-648-9365, jes98@pitt.edu
  • Director of Field Education: John Dalessandro, 624-5969, dalessan@pitt.edu

What do I need to do before the first day of class?

Complete the online syllabus and information form, required each term.

Faculty and staff are required to take the online training programs on Preventing Sexual Harassment and Preventing Employment Discrimination. When you have completed the online programs, please print the Certificate of Completion (click print under the file menu), sign it and return it to Ms. Rosie Rinella, Office of the Dean, 2117 Cathedral of Learning. This only needs to be completed once.

What are my responsibilities as a Field Liaison?

Field Liaisons are responsible for reviewing the field learning plan that is submitted by the field instructor and the student. In the first term of concentration field placement, the student is required to submit the field learning plan directly to the Office of Field Education. Liaisons may request a copy of the field learning plan from the Administrative Assistant Riley A. Riley. Field liaisons review this document and will contact the field instructor if there are concerns about the proposed learning tasks. If appropriate, the liaison arranges an early site visit to discuss with the field instructor and student alternative or additional learning tasks that would more fully support achievement of the field education core competencies and advanced practice behaviors. The Field Liaison is responsible for signing off on the learning plan and returning the signed copy to the Office of Field Education.

  • Field Liaisons are responsible to make at least one field visit to the site each term. The purpose of this visit is delineated in the MSW Student Handbook page 21. Typically, these meetings occur at the agency site. In addition to those required site visits, liaisons are to be available by phone and e-mail to address questions or concerns that field instructors or students may have and problem solve as needed. 
  • At the end of each term, the field liaison reviews the evaluation of the student’s learning in the field placement, the evaluation is completed by the Field Instructor at the field site and submitted to the Office of Field Education. The liaison ensures that the core competencies, advanced practice behaviors, learning tasks and specific activities in the student’s field learning plan are consistent with the criteria for evaluation of performance on the evaluation form. After reviewing the evaluation, the liaison signs off on it indicating agreement with the recommended grade and submits the evaluation to the Office of Field Education to be processed.
  • Liaisons document their field visits via a Field Liaison Activity Form (which is e-mailed to them by the Office of Field Education about 5 weeks into the term). This document is submitted to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs by the end of each term 
  • More information on the field liaison role may be found in the MSW Student Handbook (PDF).