ADJUNCT FACULTY HANDBOOK
Responsibilities of full-time faculty members are specified in the Contract between the Board of Trustees of Cayuga County Community College and the Cayuga County Community College Faculty Association. Full-time faculty should refer to the contract for more detailed information.
MISSION, VISION, AND CORE VALUES
Academically, financially, and geographically accessible to a diverse student population, Cayuga Community College provides a strong liberal arts foundation for further study and career preparation. The College also addresses identified community needs through targeted training and personal enrichment programs. By sustaining academic excellence within a supportive learning environment, the College, a careful steward of human and fiscal resources, serves as a valuable asset to the development of our local, regional, and global communities.
In all areas, we are committed to continuing high standards of excellence. A structure basic to all degree programs guides Cayuga’s commitment to learning. Courses are designed to develop students:
- powers of judgment
- ability to engage in logical and analytical thinking
- historical and global perspective
- knowledge of the products and processes of imagination and human achievement
- appreciation of the arts
- basic understanding of science and scientific methods, as well as the impact of science and technology on modern life
- power to question and critique – a framework appropriate to our complex and constantly changing world.
Aware that a diverse student body presents various financial, social, and physical needs, Cayuga affirms a policy that invites all who can benefit from higher education, and all with the desire and ability to learn. We provide access to transfer for the baccalaureate degree and beyond. Our commitment extends to all students who have the desire and ability to meet the challenges of academic, physical, financial, and social barriers to education.
We are committed to creating an environment that offers all students the freedom and encouragement to explore new avenues and possibilities and to fostering a climate marked by recognition and respect for students, staff, and faculty. Such collegiality leads to the development of community within the College and a sense of attachment to the wider community we serve – local, national, and global. As an integral part of the ongoing exchange within our community, dialogue leads to ongoing review and evaluation and a commitment to change when change is warranted.
As an interactive community united by a passion for academic excellence and human service, Cayuga Community College makes the globally significant locally relevant.
The statement of core values that are endorsed by the faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees of Cayuga Community College can be found in the College Catalog.