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The Adjunct Faculty Handbook

Second Edition
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June 2012 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Adjunct Faculty Handbook, Second Edition provides a full range of academic leaders and adjunct faulty with a much-needed, practical resource to manage the work of adjunct faculty teaching. Since the publication of the first edition in 1996, the number of adjunct faculty members in colleges and universities has increased spectacularly, to the point that most colleges and universities could not function efficiently without them. The revised edition has been updated to address the dramatic changes in higher education that result from institutional dependence on adjunct faculty as well as the striking changes in higher education (such as the role of technology in teaching and learning, the increased emphasis on student evaluations and learning outcomes assessment, and changes in classroom dynamics) in which adjunct faculty must be proficient.
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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Lorri E. Cooper

Dr. Lorri E. Cooper teaches courses in leadership, managing innovation, and the graduate Management program capstone. She earned a master’s degree at Vanderbilt University and her doctorate at the University of Virginia, where she minored in leadership studies and wrote her dissertation on leadership development for private college presidents and their governing boards. During her time at the University of Virginia, she served as a research associate and then as an administrative director at the Darden School of Business.... More About Author

Bryan A. Booth

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