Quick Hits For Adjunct Faculty And Lecturers: Successful Strategies From Award-winning Teachers

Paperback | October 15, 2015

EditorRobin K. Morgan, Kimberly T. Olivares, Jon Becker

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Non-tenure-track lecturers and adjunct instructors face particular challenges at US colleges, including heavy teaching loads, lack of office space, little control over the selection of course topics or textbooks, and long commutes between jobs at two or more schools. Quick Hits for Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers contains short, practice-oriented articles by experienced instructors that offer valuable teaching and career tips for balancing competing demands, addressing student issues, managing classrooms, and enhancing professional development.

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Non-tenure-track lecturers and adjunct instructors face particular challenges at US colleges, including heavy teaching loads, lack of office space, little control over the selection of course topics or textbooks, and long commutes between jobs at two or more schools. Quick Hits for Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers contains short, practice...

Robin Morgan is Professor of Psychology at Indiana University Southeast and director of the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET). She is co-editor of Quick Hits for New Faculty: Successful Strategies by Experienced Teachers (IUP, 2004) and Quick Hits for Teaching with Technology: Successful Strategies by Experienced Tea...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2015Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:025301834X

ISBN - 13:9780253018342

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[A]s we've seen the possibilities provided by new instructional technologies, they have served to clarify the fact that the authentic human presence provided by a great instructor is fundamentally critical to the success of our students, and the life blood of the institutional community. These truths are becoming more evident every day. The success of our lecturers and adjunct faculty is imperative to the achievement of the larger goals we have for our higher education institutions.Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, from the foreword

Table of Contents

1. Balancing Competing Demands
2. Addressing Student Issues
3. Adopting Best Practices
4. Managing the Classroom
5. Enhancing Professional Development