Improving Student Success by Providing Adjuncts a One-Stop Shop for Professional Development

 

by Lisa Cook, Academic Impressions

Adjunct faculty are teaching ever-increasing numbers of first-year and community college classes, yet receive little faculty development. Studies have shown that rising reliance on adjuncts is having a negative effect on student success, particularly for first-generation and at-risk students.

With increased demands to improve graduation rates and other student success metrics, professional development to teach faculty about high-impact practices and other engaging teaching strategies is essential — especially for adjunct faculty who teach the majority of lower division classes.

However, time is a major issue, especially for part-time faculty.

The solution?

Online professional development that is available 24/7.

In this article we discuss how several institutions have used a one-stop approach to engage faculty members and keep critical resources at their fingertips.


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