Managing and Supporting Adjunct Faculty (Webcast Recording)



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Learn proven approaches for supporting adjunct faculty. From orientation to retention, you will gain practical ideas for improving your institution’s relationship with its adjunct faculty members. You will learn practical ideas for:

  • Onboarding and professional development
  • Classroom evaluations and performance reviews
  • Retaining your best adjunct faculty

“After attending this webcast, I feel like we have many ideas and resources we can use for supporting part-time faculty and helping them to feel a sense of belonging.”
– Melinda Miller, Department Chair and Professor, Sam Houston State University

“This session provided ideas that can be adopted at a manager level while working toward institutional goals.”
– Gail Mireau, Program Manager of Continuing Education, Red River College

An Idea-Sharing Webcast

We will take breaks throughout the webcast and ask you to share innovative adjunct faculty support strategies from your institution. We will compile all of these ideas and best practices into a list and send to you following our program.

Who Should Attend

Faculty developers, human resources professionals, academic leaders, and administrators will learn how to better engage and support adjunct faculty.

Learning Outcome

After participating in this online training, you will be able to better engage and support your adjunct faculty.


  • Trends in adjunct faculty support
  • Training and developing
    • Establishing a culture of professional development
    • Orientation and training
    • Engaging adjunct faculty
    • Professional development
  • Evaluating
    • Formative evaluation with impact
    • Summative evaluation
  • Retaining adjunct faculty
    • Demonstrating value
    • Creating community
    • Certifications and incentives
    • Establishing community
    • Different approaches to using technology for teaching and learning


Dr. Jennifer Spink Strickland, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Mesa Community College

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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