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

Future Trends: Network Technologies and Adjunct Faculty

Future Trends: Network Technologies and Adjunct Faculty

Future trends: Network technologies and adjunct faculty
Terry D.Anderson, Vera L. B.Dolan, and Bryan A.Booth

This concluding chapter provides one of the most leading-edge ideas in the book: the capabilities of current and rapidly developing technologies to help adjunct faculty increase not only their professional competencies but also their academic networks.

Throughout the chapter, Terry Anderson, Vera Dolan, and Bryan Booth discuss network technologies and the impact on communication. This includes the effects on adjunct faculty's isolation or connection to the school and academic colleagues, professional development, instructional performance, and social networking to the larger academic community.

Anderson, Dolan, and Booth discuss the increase in virtual interactions and how they have provided a myriad of opportunities (and challenges) to adjunct faculty in ...

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