An Instructor Primer For Adjunct And New Faculty: Foundations For Career Success by Ovid K. WongAn Instructor Primer For Adjunct And New Faculty: Foundations For Career Success by Ovid K. Wong

An Instructor Primer For Adjunct And New Faculty: Foundations For Career Success

byOvid K. Wong

Paperback | April 9, 2013

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Look no further if you are new to a teaching career in higher education regardless whether you are doing it full or part time. Your passion to share your wealth of knowledge and skills is a good beginning. However, you need to know the higher education environment from the classroom to the office of the administration well enough to thrive. If you are not new to instruction in higher education this book can help you to look at rewards and challenges ahead. If you are a college administrator the book can help you to tool and retool your faculty for more effective instruction brining about better student learning achievement. Regardless of your college role it is important to remember that the vitality and credibility of the institution is defined by the excellence of the professors that they employed.
Dr. Ovid Wong is an associate professor of education with Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois. He is an award winning teacher and administrator with over 20 years of public school experience and he is the author of 30 books. In June 2013, Dr. Wong received Benedictine University's Faculty Award for Research.
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Title:An Instructor Primer For Adjunct And New Faculty: Foundations For Career SuccessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 8.94 × 6 × 0.45 inPublished:April 9, 2013Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610486501

ISBN - 13:9781610486507

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgment Figures Foreword by Dr. Stephen A. NunesIntroduction Chapter 1 Welcome to the Teaching World of Higher Education Anticipatory questionsProfessor taxonomy 101What's in it for the adjunct faculty? What are the challenges and rewards?What is your decision about joining the adjunct faculty?What's in it for the new faculty? What is the reality? Summary and reflectionChapter 2 Set the Stage before the First Day of Class Anticipatory questionsThe course syllabusThe student rosterThe classroom and office The professorSummary and reflectionChapter 3 Probe into the Minds of Learning Anticipatory questionsChanging student demographyChanging teaching modelPrinciples of adult learningThe adragogy-pedagogy continuumSummary and reflectionChapter 4 Enter the Stage (environment) on the First Day of Class Anticipatory questionsIntroduce yourself and take chargeGet to know the studentsThe course syllabusThe class routineThe first teaching activitySummary and reflectionChapter 5 Tackle the Knowledge Anticipatory questionsWhat is a model of knowledge? What is content knowledge?What is procedural knowledge?What is conceptual knowledge?What is meta-cognitive knowledge?Teaching Some Knowledge that You Do Not Know!Summary and reflectionChapter 6 Unleash the Power of the Teaching Tool Box Anticipatory questionsShow your classroom charismaState the lesson objectiveThe three logics of instructionExplore the teaching tool boxLecture-based teachingInteractive lecture-based teachingField tripCase-based teachingGame-based teachingDiscussion-based teachingLaboratory-based teachingConcept-based teachingA pedagogical modelSummary and reflectionChapter 7 Navigate through the Magic of Questioning Anticipatory questionsStart with the basic questionsAsk a combination of questionsAsk intelligent questionsWait timeSummary and reflectionChapter 8 Integrate with Instructional Technology Anticipatory questionsTechnology integration expectationsSimulation technologyDistance learning technologyMobile technology - iPadStudent Response System (SRS)Look into the futureSummary and reflectionChapter 9 Full-circle AccountabilityAnticipatory questionsThe professor evaluates studentsObjective measurementSubject measurementStudents evaluate the professorSummary and reflectionAbout the author

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An Instructor Primer for Adjunct and New Faculty is an invaluable resource for those individuals either looking to enter the profession of teaching or those who have already made the commitment to teaching. This Primer recognizes the realities the new instructor will face and shares secrets to effectively managing the classroom. All too often individuals, recognized experts in their field, aspiring share their experiences, have little understanding regarding what is expected of them and little preparation as to the art of teaching. Dr. Wong shows a sensitivity and empathy in "teaching" the teacher what they need to know about the art of teaching.The Primer is unique to other "first time" teacher guides because Dr. Wong offers practical assessments and question of reflections that allow an instructor to develop their philosophy, thoughts, and ideas regarding how to best deliver their message. I particularly loved the section that deals with teaching knowledge that the instructor may not be an expert in. As a department chair, I realize that my faculty are experts in a particular specialized field but need help when addressing topics related to the fields that fall a little outside of the faculty's area of specialization. This section provides an exceptional "tool box" that will help the faculty become more effective. Also the section regarding technology is wonderfully handled in Dr. Wong's Primer. Technology changes so quickly that most authors are afraid to broach the subject since they fear their comments will be obsolete before the book comes to print. Dr. Wong offers exceptional insight on current and cutting edge technologies that can benefit the instructor. As a department chair, An Instructor Primer for Adjunct and New Faculty will become a required read for my adjunct and full time faculty members.