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The Adjunct Faculty Handbook

The Adjunct Faculty Handbook

Second Edition
Edited by:

July 2010 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Adjunct Faculty Handbook, Second Edition provides a full range of academic leaders and adjunct faulty with a much-needed, practical resource to manage the work of adjunct faculty teaching. Since the publication of the first edition in 1996, the number of adjunct faculty members in colleges and universities has increased spectacularly, to the point that most colleges and universities could not function efficiently without them. The revised edition has been updated to address the dramatic changes in higher education that result from institutional dependence on adjunct faculty as well as the striking changes in higher education (such as the role of technology in teaching and learning, the increased emphasis on student evaluations and learning outcomes assessment, and changes in classroom dynamics) in which adjunct faculty must be proficient.
Bryan Booth, Lorri Cooper
Lorri E. Cooper
1. Preparing to Teach: Considerations of Administration, Students, Technology, and Educational Results
University and Program Administration

Student Administration

Planning and Support

Ethics and Academic Freedom

Reflection on Teaching

Theodore E. Stone
2. Technology in Education

The Face-to-Face Teaching Experience

So What Do Students Really Want?

Setting up the Basics

Beyond the Basics

Gaining Access to the Technology-Rich Classrooms

Hybrid Classes, Web 2.0, and Online Learning

Resources for Hybrid Courses

Distance Learning and the Adjunct Faculty

A Few Words about the CMS

The Online Professor’s Multimedia Tool Kit


Cynthia H. Roman
3. Environment of Learning: Connecting with Students

Theories of Student Learning

Students’ Readiness for Learning

How Students Become Adult Learners

Reaching and Relating to Students

Dialogue in the Classroom

Questioning Skills

Learning Strategies for the Online Classroom

Establishing an Environment for Learning

Cynthia H. Roman
4. Teaching Methods: Preparation and Application
Instructional Strategies

Evaluating Learning

Developing Lessons Plans

Course Syllabus

Giving Students Feedback

Program Philosophy

Outcomes Assessment


Jodi R. Cressman
5. Professional Development of the Adjunct Faulty

Professional Development Activities for the Adjunct Faculty

Professional Development for Adjunct Faculty: Suggestions for Deans, Chairs, and Program Coordinators


Susanne Bruno Ninassi
6. Evaluation of Student Performance

Faculty Evaluation of Students

Self and Peer Evaluations

Grading Policy

Grading Issues

What is Academic Integrity

Types of Violations

Adjunct Faculty’s Role

Role of Technology in Academic Integrity


Terry D. Anderson, Vera L.B. Dolan, Bryan A. Booth
7. Future Trends: Network Technologies and Adjunct Faculty

Technology-based Communication and Implications for Adjuncts

Network Technology: Adjunct Work and Learning

Applications of the Groups/ Networks/Collectives


About the Editors
About the Contributors
Cynthia Roman
Environment of Learning: Connecting with Students
Susanne Ninassi
Evaluation of Student Performance
Terry Anderson, Vera Dolan, Bryan Booth
Future Trends
Lorri Cooper
Preparing to Teach: Considerations of Administration, Students, Technology, and Educational Results
Jodi Cressman
Professional Development for Adjunct Faculty
Cynthia Roman
Teaching Methods: Preparation and Application
Theodore Stone
Technology in Education

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