Welcome from Kay Norton, President of UNC
Welcome to the University of Northern Colorado. UNC is a special place unlike any other public university in Colorado, and it is filled with people who are passionate about what happens here. We make education personal, engaging our students as individuals and educating them in the fundamental Latin sense of the word—by leading out their potential.
Our shared goal at UNC is to be an exemplary teaching and learning community. We take teaching and learning beyond the classroom and make it part of our research, our community engagement, campus life, student support programs, and even part of our University operations. It is our hope that everyone at UNC is both a teacher and a learner.
We are delighted that you want to be part of this meaningful work. I believe you'll quickly discover that UNC is the kind of place where you can really make a difference, and I encourage you to get involved.
-Kay Norton, President
Welcome from the Office of the Provost
Dear Adjunct Faculty Member,
The mission of the Division of Academic Affairs is to design and deliver high-quality academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. You play the pivotal role in assuring that this mission is accomplished.
The University of Northern Colorado has a long, proud history of excellence in teaching; all of our faculty members are committed to being outstanding teachers. We deeply appreciate your sharing in that history and commitment. You are our student's guides to achieving their academic goals. With this handbook we offer you the practical support in our common effort to promote the advancement and application of knowledge, and to carry on the legacy of a great student-centered university.
First and foremost, all of our faculty members are committed to being outstanding teachers. This is the centerpiece of the University of Northern Colorado and we appreciate your sharing in that commitment. You are our students' gateway to achieving their academic goals. With this handbook we seek to support you in our common effort to promote the advancement and application of knowledge, and to carry on the legacy of a great student-centered university. I thank you for joining the UNC academic community.
-Robbyn Wacker, Provost
The University of Northern Colorado (UNC), founded in 1889 as the state teachers' college, is today serving over 13,000 students as a comprehensive baccalaureate and specialized graduate university adhering to selective admission standards. As a public doctoral/research university, UNC offers an extensive array of programs: more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs in the colleges of Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts, and University College.
The principal portion of UNC's campus lies in Greeley, Colorado, but the university also offers some courses on satellite campuses in Loveland, Denver, and Colorado Springs, and provides students with the opportunity for online coursework. UNC provides learning opportunities for students from all over the world to join its educational community either onsite or via distance technologies.