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Building Blocks to Improve the Quality of Adjunct Faculty Teaching : A Handbook for Best Practices, Hardback Book

Building Blocks to Improve the Quality of Adjunct Faculty Teaching : A Handbook for Best Practices Hardback


Based on a proven and successful adjunct faculty professional development model, this handbook is grounded in extensive program research and offers effective strategies for how to design, develop, implement, evaulate and support a successful adjunct faculty program across disciplines.

It focuses on the unique and specific needs of adjuncts, highlighting the types of professional development areas that adjuncts perceive to be most valuable and beneficial to their teaching practices.

Based on seven years of extensive research surveys, interviews, and college-wide feedback, the program curricula aligns with the current needs of adjuncts and promotes an adjunct faculty culture of inclusion and professional respect.

This guide offers:Step by step guidelines for developing a successful adjunct faculty professional development programExample questionnaires and guidelines for conducting a needs assessement surveyGuidance for developing a range of professional development initiatives Strategies for staying current with state-wide trends, policies and teaching and learning practicesDiversity and classroom managementNavigation techniques to overcome common obstacles and keep moving forwardGuidance for how to support online and blended learning communitiesWell established assessment and evaluation tools A checklist for addressing ethical and legal concernsIt has been proven that the better informed and trained ALL faculty members are, the better the educational process will be for achieving student retention and success.

Providing adjunct faculty with up-to-date and innovative information further establishes a culture and an invitation to be involved in a life-long, transformative learning environment with ongoing professional development opportunities.

The philosophy is to create a win-win, positive environment for all stakeholders which results in a fully engaged community for learners.




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