Penn State Scranton Part-Time Faculty Handbook

Penn State Scranton Part-Time Faculty Handbook

Message from the Chancellor

On behalf of our faculty, staff, and students, I welcome you to your University, Penn State; specifically, Penn State Scranton. I also wish to thank you for your interest and willingness to share your knowledge and expertise with our students as they pursue earning a degree from our university. We expect all faculty to be innovative, engaging, and supportive of our students. As a small campus, student centeredness and personal attention to every student are the keys to their success as well as ours. We are committed to providing you with the necessary support to achieve our goal of excellence in learning.  Our faculty and academic unit leaders will be eager to help you because your contribution to higher education as an adjunct faculty of Penn State Scranton is important to advancing our region, state, and country.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you.

Dr. Marwan A. Wafa


Messages from Academic Affairs

Welcome to Penn State Scranton and thank you for your willingness to work with our faculty and staff to provide our students with an outstanding educational experience. Our part-time faculty are a valued and critically important part of our academic mission. We hope that you will participate in as many campus activities as your schedule and your other responsibilities permit. To that end, we will keep you informed about upcoming events, meetings, or social affairs offering opportunities for you to be fully included in campus life.

The purpose of this handbook is to acquaint you with procedural and organizational information about how things are done at Penn State. We have tried to compile materials to assist you in your teaching and to facilitate your access to campus services and resources. All of us in the Academics Affairs Office and the various departments of our campus are available to answer questions or clarify policies at any time.

We look forward to working with you.

H. Durell Johnson, Ph.D.
Chief Academic Officer


I am privileged to have all of you as colleagues here at Penn State Scranton. You are a valuable asset to our campus, our University, and most importantly our students. You make incredible differences in our students’ lives through your teaching, mentorship and guidance; which is proven by the achievements and success of so many of our students. You bring “real-world” experience in the classroom to help bridge academe to the “real-world” in your teachings, which is so valued by our campus community.

Please know that I am here to support you in any way that I can. We offer many teaching workshops, as well as workshops on a variety of topics, of which I hope you will take advantage as your schedule will allow. If there is a subject about which you would like to learn but do not see on the schedule, please let me know and I will try to bring a workshop to campus on the topic. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me with any question or concern. They are very important to me and I will work diligently to get you the answers you need.

I wish all the best and look forward to working with you here at Penn State  Scranton.

Michael M. Evans, Ph.D., M.S.Ed., RN, ACNS, CMSRN, CNE
Assistant Chief Academic Officer & Associate Teaching Professor of Nursing


Note: This handbook is intended for use as a general reference rather than the official source of University policies and guidelines. The Part-Time Faculty Handbook is not intended to be definitive on policy matters, nor does it grant substantive contractual rights to University employees. Nothing contained herein shall negate the right of the University to augment or change its policies applicable to University employees. If you have questions about a particular issue, be sure to consult your department head, human resources representative, director of academic affairs, or director of business services. You can obtain from them the most recent copy of the relevant University policy.