Building Blocks to Improve the Quality of Adjunct Faculty Teaching
A Handbook for Administrators and Faculty Developers

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Publisher: Stylus Publishing
216 pp., 6" x 9"
13 figures & 2 tables
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, evaluate, 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 program
• Example questionnaires and guidelines for conducting a needs assessment survey
• Guidance for developing a range of professional development initiatives
• Strategies for staying current with state-wide trends, policies and teaching, and learning practices
• Diversity and classroom management
• Navigation techniques to overcome common obstacles and keep moving forward
• Guidance for how to support online and blended learning communities
• Well established assessment and evaluation tools
• A checklist for addressing ethical and legal concerns

It 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.

Table of Contents:

Part One:
1) Historical and Etiological Considerations of Adjunct Faculty
2) The Theoretical Framework and the Building Blocks for the Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Model (AFPDP)

Part Two: Organizational Change—Creating the Building Blocks
3) Theoretical Framework for Creating an Institutional Change Model
4) Putting the Building Blocks Together—The Step by Step Process
5) Use of Instructional Technology—Exploring the rapid need for change

Part Three: Building Blocks for Research Design
6) The Literature Framework as it applies to the Research Design
7) The Research Design and Breakdown on the AFPDP Model

Part Four: Where do we go from here?
8) What have we learned? Summary and Recommendations
9) Where do we go from here? Next Steps