Contract Instructor Teaching Resources
TLS’s Teaching Resources Page provides a wide variety on all things teaching and learning at Carleton.
This reference guide has been created to supplement the teaching resources already available on the FASS website and the numerous other offices on campus.
Documentation & Payroll
All new Contract Instructors must be documented at Human Resources in order to attain a Carleton ID number and to set up payroll deposit to their bank. Payments are made bi-monthly; check here for the payroll schedule. Payroll receipts are available through Carleton Central, as is your T-4 form.
All Contract Instructors are asked to accept an on-line contract through Carleton Central. Instructions are available from the School Administrator. Instructors whose contracts are canceled due to lack of enrollment are entitled to some reimbursement, based upon a sliding scale reflecting the number of weeks before classes commence. This can be found in the Collective Agreement under Article 22.3.
You are responsible for any and all information related to your activities on campus as stipulated in your collective agreement, CUPE Local 4600 Unit 2.
The complete collective agreement is available at: www.carleton.ca/hr/for-employees/collective-agreements/
The Campus Card is a picture identification card and is required for access to a number of services on campus, including MacOdrum Library. If you don’t already have a card, please bring photo ID (such as driver’s license) to the Campus Card Office.
FASS Undergraduate Teaching Regulations and Procedures
Please review the information in the Teaching Regulations and Procedures
Course Syllabus: Please submit a copy of each course outline to Interim School Director, Susan Ross and cc Donna Malone. The outlines must include specific information outlined in the FASS Teaching guide.
Examinations: Final examinations are supervised by the instructor (and their TAs). It is University policy to not return final examination papers to students. Contract Instructors must allow students to see their final examination with an appointment, if requested.
Student Registration Questions: For assistance with any student registration questions, please connect with our Program Administrator.
Dates and Deadlines
Please see the Registrar’s Office website for term dates and deadlines: www.carleton.ca/registrar/registration/dates/
Maxwell MacOdrum Library
Please use your Campus Card to enable library privileges.
Computer Account and Carleton Email
The School Administrator will request an account on your behalf and send you the log-in information before the beginning of term.
D2L Brightspace is an online collaborative learning space where instructors, TAs and students can share course materials, hold online discussions, meet in live web conferencing sessions, share assignments, and more.
Carleton University uses the E-Grades system for submitting final grades. Information can be found here: central.carleton.ca/wtlhelp/ccegrdenterfinal.htm
TLS Guide is now online. However, they have replaced their handbook with a new Teaching Resources page on their website. It features a searchable database on a variety of topics including administrative pedagogy, teaching tips and tools, teaching with technology, course design and high-impact practices. It also includes more specific information for new faculty member and contract instructors, as well as CUOL instructors.
TLS also offers a variety of programs, workshops and events throughout the year geared towards instructors’ professional development. A list of upcoming events can be found on their website.
University Regulations require that teaching evaluations be carried out during the last two weeks of courses. Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) will email with information and instructions mid-term. A report of the evaluation will be returned to you once final grades have been released.
Offices, Keys, Phone, Mailbox
Office space and keys
Office space, a desk and a phone are provided for Contract Instructors on a shared basis. Please see the School Administrator for office assignments and to pick up a key. Keys should be returned at the end of the term.
Typically two hours are allocated for office hours for each course so students can see you to discuss questions, problems, etc. Students should be informed of the hours allocated on the syllabus and on the BrightSpace page.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Training
Carleton University has asked all faculty and staff to complete AODA on-line customer service training. Please follow the link below for more information and instructions on how to complete the three modules. If you’ve previously completed the training, you do not need to re-do it: www.carleton.ca/accessibility/aoda/