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The number of part-time faculty members is increasing steadily, tothe point that most colleges and universities could not functionefficiently without them. The evening and weekend availability ofadjunct faculty enables us to expand class schedules to serve theeducational needs of nontraditional students, and their expertiseoffers students important real-world perspectives.Yet there isoften a lack of preparation or support for their vital role. BestPractices for Supporting Adjunct Faculty is written for a fullrange of academic leaders, including instructional administrators,department chairs, and directors of teaching and learning centers.It showcases proven initiatives at a variety of institutionaltypes—two- and four year, public and private—that helpachieve the needs of adjunct instructors, while increasing theireffectiveness within institutions’ existing delivery systems.This book provides research data on the initiatives highlighted,and valuable ideas for institutions expanding their professionaldevelopment opportunities for part-time instructors—thusenhancing student learning and improving accountability outcomes.Contents include:
Posted August 13, 2007
If you don't know where to begin to support your p-time faculty now you will. If you already have a plan you will quickly be able to improve it. This books is filled with examples and ideas, some that can be easily implemented.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.