Praise for the First Edition “The book is very comprehensive. It gives plenty of practical examples and also refers to teaching and learning theory.”—Martin Lightfoot in Management & Education “This Handbook contains advice and approaches for teaching practices that both new and seasoned faculty can employ to revisit and revitalize what goes on in their classrooms.”—Margaret E. Holt, University of Georgia Since the First Edition of The Adjunct Faculty Handbook was published in 1996, the number of adjunct faculty members in colleges and universities has increased to the point that most of those institutions could not function efficiently without them. This Second Edition addresses changes in today’s higher education environment and their impact on the role of adjunct instructors. At a time when many adjuncts may be given little more than a start date, room number, and brief course description to prepare them for teaching a course, the Handbook provides administrators as well as part- and full-time faculty members with the resources they need to empower adjunct staff. Key Features Provides important tools for adjunct instructors, including handy checklists, sample syllabi, evaluation forms, and case studies Offers a full chapter on the role of technology in teaching and learning, plus another on future trends, including network technologies Covers the increased emphasis on student evaluations and learning outcomes assessment as well as changes in classroom dynamics and what these mean for today’s adjunct faculty Addresses both theory and skill, covering topics such as course planning, teaching strategies, theories of learning, cooperative learning, student evaluations, Web 2.0, professional development, and more Includes practical advice for designing policies for adjunct programs and for evaluating adjunct instructors, who comprise more than two-thirds of the college instructors in the United States today

Teaching Methods: Preparation and Application

Teaching Methods: Preparation and Application

Teaching methods: Preparation and application
Cynthia H.Roman

Chapter 4 begins with emphasis on instructional strategies both teacher-centered and learner-centered. Learner-centered approaches to instruction involve the faculty member serving in the role of “facilitator” as students construct their own understandings. Here Cynthia Roman includes an expansive offering of teaching methods, many with Internet reference sites noted. A sample listing includes problem-based learning and inquiry, multimedia stories, collaborative learning, web-based forums, and learning contracts.

Most helpful to any adjunct faculty member, part- or full-time, are the chapter sections on evaluating learning, developing lesson plans, and creating the course syllabus. Of note in the second part of the chapter is the inclusion of a section on giving feedback, which requires two considerations for success: following a ...

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