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The Institute for Part-Time Faculty Engagement & Support

An Institute for Part-time Faculty by Part-time Faculty

About The Institute

Part-time faculty play a critically important role in the Montgomery College community. Montgomery College greatly values the contributions made by its part-time faculty members in achieving the educational mission of the College, and providing breadth, vibrancy, and flexibility in its programs. Students benefit markedly by the real-world expertise imparted by part-time faculty who represent a vast array of professional areas.

The Institute was designed to better incorporate the contributions made by part-time faculty into the essence of the College's operation. It serves as a central hub for new and current part-time faculty seeking general college information, as well as an avenue to support part-time faculty professional development. Adjuncts have the opportunity to serve as Senior Part-time Faculty Associates, Part-time Faculty Associates, and/or Project Coordinators within the Institute. 

Senior Part-time Faculty Associates' (SPTFA) Role 
SPTFAs serve as campus liaisons, responding to adjunct inquiries that may be campus specific. They also spearhead some of the Institute's larger projects (e.g., Conferences and Awards Banquets). Additionally, SPTFAs support part-time faculty associates in their role. 
Part-time Faculty Associates' (PTFA) Role 
In an effort to better support departmental initiatives, this semester the Institute restructured the process for appointing a Part-time Faculty Associate to incorporate participation from Provosts, Deans, and Chairs in the selection process. Deans worked with their chairs to nominate an adjunct who demonstrated leadership capabilities, collegiality, and enthusiasm for helping to keep adjuncts connected and engaged. 
Part-time Faculty Associates serve as liaisons between the Institute and adjuncts within their assigned academic department, ensuring that adjuncts receive timely information pertaining to their role. They also serve as liaisons between department leadership team and adjuncts, supporting the efforts of the chair and dean as requested.
Project Coordinators' Role 
Project Coordinators work directly with the Institute on specific projects necessary for helping to expand its reach and effectiveness. 

We are evolving into a vital hub of information and resources for part-time faculty on the campuses and in our Workforce Development & Continuing Education unit. Thank you for visiting our site. If you have ideas and suggestions about the website and the development of the Institute please contact us at 240-567-4545.

Dr. Rachel Bonaparte-Hagos

Dr. Bonaparte-Hagos

Dr. Bonaparte-Hagos is the newly appointed interim director of the Institute of Part-Time Faculty Engagement and Support. She began her career at Montgomery College as a part-time Communication Studies faculty member in 2013 while teaching also at Howard Community College and Prince George’s Community College. She has been chair of the Department of English Language for Academic Purposes, Linguistics, and Communication Studies at the Rockville campus since 2018. Dr. Bonaparte-Hagos holds a B.A. in Broadcasting Telecommunications and Mass Media (Temple University), an M.A. in Mass Media (Miami University), an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Development (Widener University), and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (Delaware State University).

As someone who grew up disliking school for a number of reasons, but mostly because of its mundane nature, Dr. Bonaparte-Hagos’ passion is ultimately to support part-time faculty in their efforts to grow as instructors and effectively engage students so that they can achieve their goals.


In tribute to Dr. Antonio 'Tango' Thomas


Part-Time Faculty Resources

MC Libraries: Save Precious Time (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
This slideshow contains important information about MC Libraries locations, website, reserve services, library collections, information literacy, and more.

Classroom Literacy (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
How to design techniques to “teach reading” to your students which include the importance of “taking a textbook walk” during the first week of classes and identifying text features within textbooks.

Technology Resources in the Libraries (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
Outlined in this brochure are some of these resources, and some of the guidelines for their use. In addition to those outlined, each campus library has a WEPA print kiosk, WiFi throughout the library, and MS Office software installed on each library computer.

Student Assistance Information

MC Syllabus: Important Links for Students
In addition to course requirements and objectives that are in this syllabus, Montgomery College has information on its website to assist students in having a successful experience both inside and outside of the classroom.

Emergency Evacuation Assistance
Any student who may need assistance in the event of an emergency evacuation must identify to the Disability Support Services Office.

The Office of E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE) provides faculty with all the technical support they need in regard to obtaining information for teaching on-campus and online. View our workshop calendar for upcoming events and a list of workshop descriptions.

To find out more information and to register for ELITE workshops, please visit the MC Learns page under MyMC (Training & Development Tab). If you have questions on one or more of the workshops, please look inside MC Learns for the workshop facilitator's contact information.

General Questions: 
For general distance learning related questions, please contact Jeana Beaulieu.
All other teaching related questions, please contact Sharmini Azeez.
Our office is opened from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Office of E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence
900 Hungerford Drive, Suite 342
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-567-6002
Fax: 240-567-6004

Germantown (Map)
High Technology & Science Center
Room 235
20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, MD 20876

Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WD&CE)
Gaithersburg Business Training Center
12 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
240-567-1863 | Email

Rockville (Map)
Humanities Building
Room 008
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850

Westfield South Center
11002 Veirs Mill Rd, 306
Wheaton, MD 20902
240-567-5188 | Email

Takoma Park/Silver Spring  (Map)
Resource Center
Room 112
7600 Takoma Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Fall Resource Center Schedules
Resource Center Schedules
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
TPSS 7:45 - 11:00am 8:00 - 10:00am
4:00 - 8:00pm
8:00 - 10:00am 7:45 - 12:30pm
4:00 - 8:00pm
7:45 - 11:00am 7:45 - 1:45pm
GT 4:30 - 7:30pm 11:30 - 2:30pm
4:30 - 7:30pm
RV   7:30 - 3:30pm
4:00 - 8:00pm
7:30 - 3:30pm
4:00 - 8:00pm
    7:45 - 12:00pm
Every 1st Saturday

*The Rockville Center is currently not staffed due to lack of air conditioning in the building.  Faculty can access the center with their swipe card if necessary. We encourage you to utilize your departments for needed assistance.

Congratulations - your collective bargaining agreement with Montgomery College represents a historic first event for part-time faculty in the state of Maryland. Under the contract, part-time professors at MC enjoy increased job security and protection against unfair discharge, pay improvements, an increase in the number of credit hours that a part-timer can teach and a commitment by the College to explore the issues of pay equity and health care access for part-timers.

Local 500's offices 
901 Russell Avenue , Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Phone: 301-740-7100
Fax: 301-740-7139
9 a.m.–noon and 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Monday - Friday