Item description for Best Practic for Supporting Adjunct Faculty (JB - Anker) by Richard E. Lyons...
The number of part-time faculty members is increasing steadily, to the point that most colleges and universities could not function efficiently without them. The evening and weekend availability of adjunct faculty enables us to expand class schedules to serve the educational needs of nontraditional students, and their expertise offers students important real-world perspectives.Yet there is often a lack of preparation or support for their vital role. Best Practices for Supporting Adjunct Faculty is written for a full range of academic leaders, including instructional administrators, department chairs, and directors of teaching and learning centers. It showcases proven initiatives at a variety of institutional types---two- and four year, public and private---that help achieve the needs of adjunct instructors, while increasing their effectiveness within institutions' existing delivery systems. This book provides research data on the initiatives highlighted, and valuable ideas for institutions expanding their professional development opportunities for part-time instructors---thus enhancing student learning and improving accountability outcomes. Contents include:
Deepening our understanding of adjunct faculty
Ensuring an effective start for adjunct faculty
Supporting adjunct faculty through face-to-face and online programming
Mentoring adjunct instructors in a variety of approaches
Building community and a sense of mission
Analysis of orientation, pre-service training, recognition, and comprehensive professional development programs for adjunct faculty
Portraits of proven programs and strategies for implementing initiatives at your institution
An adjunct professor's perspective on the benefits of supporting your part-timers' teaching
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date May 11, 2007
ISBN 1933371277 ISBN13 9781933371276
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More About Richard E. Lyons
Richard E. Lyons, Ed.D., is the Senior Consultant with Faculty Development Associates, consulting with, and providing workshops to, institutions throughout North America. He served as lead author on The Adjunct Professor's Guide to Success (Allyn and Bacon, 1999) and has written or edited numerous articles for popular journals. Dr. Lyons also coordinates faculty development at Indian River Community College, where he previously served as Professor of Buisness Management, department chair, and instructional dean.
Richard E. Lyons was born in 1946 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Indian River Community College Faculty Development Associates Faculty.