Adjunct Benefits

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Tuition Waiver: Part-time faculty members who teach a minimum of three credits (or forty-five contact hours) during a semester receive a tuition waiver for CSM classes that they take during the semester in which they teach. For more details about receiving a tuition waiver, contact Human Resources, La Plata Campus, Campus Center (CC Building), Room 212, for forms or call 301-934-7700. In order to receive the waiver, you must be registered as a student. Contact the Registrar’s office at 301-934-7588 to complete your student registration first.

Fitness Exercise Facilities: Fitness centers, located on the La Plata and Leonardtown campuses, provide physical fitness assessments and individualized exercise programs. The centers house circuit weight training equipment, free weights, exercise bikes, and stair climbers. All employees may join the Fitness Exercise Lab by showing evidence of current employment. This includes access to the fitness center, pool, and aerobics classes as listed in the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes. For information about signing up for any of these credit-free classes call (301)934-7726.

Free Lockers: For storage of personal items, secure lockers are available at no cost on the La Plata Campus. Contact the department's Administrative Assistant for information.

Membership in the Educational Systems Employees Federal Credit Union (ESFCU) or the Naval Research Lab Federal Credit Union(NRLFCU): ESFCU and NRLFCU are full service financial institutions. Available services include savings accounts, share draft checking accounts with no minimum balance requirements and no monthly service charges, special purpose club accounts; money market accounts, IRA savings & certificate accounts; various loans, and online banking. For more information visit or

Free Educational Training Opportunities: Periodically, CSM offers a variety of training opportunities in technology and other areas that facilitate quality teaching.

Teaching Resource Centers: The Distance Learning and Faculty Development (DLF) Division provides specialized hardware, software, materials and staff to support CSM Faculty. Visit the DLF Lab in LR 202 at the La Plata campus, the Adjunct Faculty Room in A103 at the Leonardtown Campus, or Room 234 in the A building at the Prince Frederick campus. 

The Friday Report: CSM's weekly newsletter, provides current information about educational opportunities and other college events. The Friday Report is available on-line.

Mentoring by Experienced Faculty Members: Each new adjunct faculty member is assigned to an experienced faculty department member. The mentor is available by telephone, e-mail, and in person to facilitate teaching responsibilities for the adjunct. Contact full-time faculty members Sandra Poinsett, Mary Beth Klinger, or John Wilson for more information 301-934-2251.

College Store Discount: Part-time faculty members enjoy a 15% discount off general merchandise and general interest books and 10% off textbooks at the CSM College Store on all campuses. Inquire at the book stores for details.

Free Voicemail and E-Mail Accounts: Both voicemail and e-mail accounts are available at no cost to all adjunct faculty. Contact the department's Administrative Assistant for information.

Office and Teaching Supplies: Basic office supplies are available through the department's Administrative Assistant.

Duplication of Classroom Materials: Copying is available for adjunct faculty at all CSM campuses. Small duplication projects can be done by the individual instructor, using cost codes provided by the La Plata administration. Additionally, duplication for larger projects is available through the print shops at each campus. Contact the department's Administrative Assistant for additional information.

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