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.
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.