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The Adjunct Faculty Handbook

Second Edition
Edited by:


May 2010 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Praise for the First Edition

"The book is very comprehensive. It gives plenty of practical examples and also refers to teaching and learning theory."—Martin Lightfoot in Management & Education

"This Handbook contains advice and approaches for teaching practices that both new and seasoned faculty can employ to revisit and revitalize what goes on in their classrooms."—Margaret E. Holt, University of Georgia

Since the First Edition of The Adjunct Faculty Handbook was published in 1996, the number of adjunct faculty members in colleges and universities has increased to the point that most of those institutions could not function efficiently without them. This Second Edition addresses changes in today's higher education environment and their impact on the role of adjunct instructors. At a time when many adjuncts may be given little more than a start date, room number, and brief course description to prepare them for teaching a course, the Handbook provides administrators as well as part- and full-time faculty members with the resources they need to empower adjunct staff.

Key Features

  • Provides important tools for adjunct instructors, including handy checklists, sample syllabi, evaluation forms, and case studies
  • Offers a full chapter on the role of technology in teaching and learning, plus another on future trends, including network technologies
  • Covers the increased emphasis on student evaluations and learning outcomes assessment as well as changes in classroom dynamics and what these mean for today's adjunct faculty
  • Addresses both theory and skill, covering topics such as course planning, teaching strategies, theories of learning, cooperative learning, student evaluations, Web 2.0, professional development, and more
  • Includes practical advice for designing policies for adjunct programs and for evaluating adjunct instructors, who comprise more than two-thirds of the college instructors in the United States today

Bryan Booth, Lorri Cooper
Preface
Lorri E. Cooper
1. Preparing to Teach: Considerations of Administration, Students, Technology, and Educational Results
University and Program Administration

 
Student Administration

 
Planning and Support

 
Ethics and Academic Freedom

 
Reflection on Teaching

 
Theodore E. Stone
2. Technology in Education
Introduction

 
The Face-to-Face Teaching Experience

 
So What Do Students Really Want?

 
Setting up the Basics

 
Beyond the Basics

 
Gaining Access to the Technology-Rich Classrooms

 
Hybrid Classes, Web 2.0, and Online Learning

 
Resources for Hybrid Courses

 
Distance Learning and the Adjunct Faculty

 
A Few Words about the CMS

 
The Online Professor’s Multimedia Tool Kit

 
Conclusion

 
Cynthia H. Roman
3. Environment of Learning: Connecting with Students
Introduction

 
Theories of Student Learning

 
Students’ Readiness for Learning

 
How Students Become Adult Learners

 
Reaching and Relating to Students

 
Dialogue in the Classroom

 
Questioning Skills

 
Learning Strategies for the Online Classroom

 
Establishing an Environment for Learning

 
Cynthia H. Roman
4. Teaching Methods: Preparation and Application
Instructional Strategies

 
Evaluating Learning

 
Developing Lessons Plans

 
Course Syllabus

 
Giving Students Feedback

 
Program Philosophy

 
Outcomes Assessment

 
Conclusion

 
Jodi R. Cressman
5. Professional Development of the Adjunct Faulty
Introduction

 
Professional Development Activities for the Adjunct Faculty

 
Professional Development for Adjunct Faculty: Suggestions for Deans, Chairs, and Program Coordinators

 
Conclusion

 
Susanne Bruno Ninassi
6. Evaluation of Student Performance
Introduction

 
Faculty Evaluation of Students

 
Self and Peer Evaluations

 
Grading Policy

 
Grading Issues

 
What is Academic Integrity

 
Types of Violations

 
Adjunct Faculty’s Role

 
Role of Technology in Academic Integrity

 
Conclusion

 
Terry D. Anderson, Vera L.B. Dolan, Bryan A. Booth
7. Future Trends: Network Technologies and Adjunct Faculty
Introduction

 
Technology-based Communication and Implications for Adjuncts

 
Network Technology: Adjunct Work and Learning

 
Applications of the Groups/ Networks/Collectives

 
Conclusion

 
 
Appendix
 
Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors
Cynthia Roman
Environment of Learning: Connecting with Students
Susanne Ninassi
Evaluation of Student Performance
Terry Anderson, Vera Dolan, Bryan Booth
Future Trends
Lorri Cooper
Preparing to Teach: Considerations of Administration, Students, Technology, and Educational Results
Jodi Cressman
Professional Development for Adjunct Faculty
Cynthia Roman
Teaching Methods: Preparation and Application
Theodore Stone
Technology in Education

"The second edition of The Adjunct Faculty Handbook (the first edition appeared in 1996), is a timely, valuable reference resource in the literature of higher education. The new editors have retained the essential purpose, audience, format, and organization of the first edition while updating content to address the current climate...A helpful new feature of the second edition is inclusion of five appendices which will be useful for new teachers and all those supporting them."

Alison Downie
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Educational Developer's Caucus Resource Review

Sample Materials & Chapters

Appendix C: Sample Lesson Plan

Appendix D: Course Syllabus


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