Move past barriers of timing, access, and motivation, to better support adjunct faculty.
Gain flexible and scalable models for supporting adjunct faculty. Whether your faculty teach face-to-face or online, you will hear both academic and administrative perspectives on the critical issue of adjunct faculty support and management. This practically-focused conference will give you best practices from across the country in the areas of:
Successfully developing your adjunct faculty requires both instructional and administrative support. Day two of our conference features breakout sessions for faculty developers and academic administrators. Get the most out of this conference by sending a team that includes both instructional and administrative staff.
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be able to improve the support you provide adjunct faculty in ways that make the most sense for your unique institution.
Recruiting and Hiring Face-to-Face Teaching Adjunct Faculty The recruitment and hiring of adjunct faculty should be a part of the institutional planning process. Best practices should be employed that allow for part-time faculty members to have ample time to prepare to teach and to become familiar with the institution and its policies and procedures. A discussion of a solid plan to recruit, select, and hire adjunct faculty will be presented.
Recruiting and Hiring Remote/Online Faculty The geographically-remote nature of adjunct faculty teaching online presents a host of unique challenges and opportunities for finding and recruiting high-quality faculty. This session examines scalable strategies for recruiting, screening, and hiring adjunct faculty in a manner amenable to the needs, pace, and structure of the online environment.
Participants will engage in a service blueprinting activity to identify gaps and opportunities in the current onboarding procedures at their home institutions.
Institutional Faculty and Faculty Developer ConsiderationsCultivating a culture of professional development for faculty relies on programming that is systemic and comprehensive, rather than disconnected or unrelated to their disciplines, their departments, or the institution. It is essential to establish the support and knowledge they need to be successful not only as professionals, but also as reflective educators in the classroom. In this session, we’ll explore ways to:
As a former full-time and adjunct faculty member in physics, Michael now leads the Center for Adjunct Faculty Engagement (CAFE) at William Rainey Harper College outside of Chicago, IL. This large, suburban community college employs over 650 adjunct faculty who teach nearly half of all classes taught at the institution. CAFE is responsible for conducting evaluations of adjunct faculty, providing orientation for newly hired adjunct faculty, delivering professional development opportunities, and managing communication with adjunct faculty. Michael’s research interest revolves around strategies that prevent burnout and promote engagement among this often overlooked group of faculty.
As a former chairperson at a community college and now, in her role as the director charged with supporting SVSU’s adjunct faculty, Ann has worked to find effective means to meet the needs of the adjunct faculty. She has done this by providing professional development in teaching and learning, finding novel ways to streamline the adjunct faculty employment process and supplying the adjunct faculty with the tools necessary for course preparation and delivery.
Jean’s research focuses on enhancing student learning through innovative online instructional strategies, integration of emergent technology, and evaluation of online teaching. As the director of the teaching and learning center, Jean’s scholarly and professional work is dedicated to fostering effective, innovative, scholarly teaching. In addition to her mentoring activities, Jean publishes research examining online assessment, perception of online degrees, integration of emerging technologies in the online classroom, and the development of effective faculty evaluation models.
Through her leadership in the Center for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Strickland supports Mesa Community College's 300+ residential faculty and 1100+ adjunct faculty in ways that foster student success by promoting innovative teaching and learning through ongoing professional development and collaboration. She supports the faculty by developing, delivering, and overseeing training programs including adjunct orientation, adjunct convocation, new faculty experience, quality matters, learning spaces, iPads, and more. She also coordinates and develops training including learnshops on pedagogy, assessment, starting the semester off right, and best practices in teaching and learning.
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To reserve your room, please call 770.955.1700. Please indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group to receive the group rate.
The rate is $139 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable tax.
A room block has been reserved for the nights of May 18 and 19, 2016.
Make your reservations prior to April 24, 2016. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early. Rooms are subject to hotel availability.
Situated in the heart of Atlanta’s business district and within easy access of an array of attractions and upscale dining options, the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria is the perfect place for business and leisure travelers. Discover deluxe accommodations, renowned southern hospitality, and convenient amenities.
Situated fifteen miles from downtown Atlanta, the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria offers visitors ultimate convenience, putting them within close proximity of rich culture, world-class dining, legendary sporting events, and such popular attractions as Stone Mountain Park, Six Flags over Georgia, the Georgia Aquarium, and World of Coke.
The hotel is approximately 23 miles from Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Int'l Airport (ATL).
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