Success Strategies for Adjunct Faculty

Paperback (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 40%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $6.80
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 88%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $6.80   
  • New (2) from $50.60   
  • Used (8) from $6.80   


Building upon the research and strategies recommended in The Adjunct Professor's Guide to Success, Dr. Lyons leverages his subsequent workshop experiences throughout North America and focused research. The book adds new self analysis tools that enable the instructor to integrate personal strengths into course planning and delivery, provides additional course management tools, such as a model mentoring agreement and an exam development exercise. Brand new features include testimonials from 28 successful adjunct professors throughout North America, which open and close each of the book's 14 chapters, as well as a new chapter focused on infusing technology into the adjunct professor's instruction. The book includes a rich array of online support resources. Adjunct professors

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205360178
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/9/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

@AUTHBIO= Richard E. Lyons, the Senior Consultant with Faculty Development Associates, consults with and provides workshops to colleges and universities throughout North America. He served as the lead author on three previous books, including Teaching College in an Age of Accountab and The Adjunct Professor's Guide to Success, both published by Allyn and Bacon. Since 1996, he has coordinated the development of adjunct and full-time faculty at Indian River Community College, delivering courses and workshops, providing mentoring, and managing recognition initiatives. He began his career in higher education as an adjunct instructor, and has since served as a full-time professor of business management, department chair, and instructional dean.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. A Current Perspective on Adjunct Teaching.

Higher Education’s Changing Environment.

Institutional Effectiveness.

A Profile of Today’s Adjunct Professors.

Your Role as an Adjunct Instructor.

2. Formulating a Master Strategy.

Grounding Your Master Strategy.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Adjunct Professors.

Managing the Mileposts of the Term.

Treating Students as Clients.

3. Today’s College Students.

Age Factors Influencing Today’s Students.

The Baby Boom Generation.

The 13th Generation.

The Millennial Generation.

Colleges Students Likely to be Marginalized.

Individual Learning Styles.

Developing a Teaching Style that Fits Students’ Learning Styles.

Multiple Intelligences.

Fostering Students Responsibility for Achieving Learning Outcomes.

Common Problem Situations.

What Students Want from their College Instructors.

4. Strategic Course Planning.

Designing an Effective Course.

Identifying Possible Instructional Resources.

Developing Your Syllabus.

Planning Your Course Strategy.

5. Launching Your Course Effectively.
Orchestrating Positive First Impressions.
Introducing Yourself Effectively to Students.
Clarifying the Learning Objectives and Your Expectations.
Helping Students to Learn about Each Other.
Getting to Know Your Students.
Whetting Students’ Appetites for the Course Content.
Informing Students of Key Issues.
Reassuring Students about Their Decision.
Assessing Students’ Understanding of the Starting Position.
Following Up the First Week of Class.

6. Managing the Context of Your Course.
Organizing Your Course Materials.
Lesson Planning.
Developing an Agenda.
Managing Your Class Time.
Managing Your Classroom Environment.
Improving Interpersonal Communications.
Special Strategies for Managing Large Classes.
Managing the First Exam or Major Assignment.
Surviving When You Are Not Prepared.
Adhering to Ethical Standards.
Dealing with Disruptive Students.

7. Instructor-Directed Learning Methods.
A Continuum of Methods.
Today’s Teaching and Learning Paradigm.
Strategic Use of Lecture.
Other Considerations for the Strategic Lecture.
Strategic Use of Video Presentations.
Strategic Use of Video Presentations.

8. Student-Driven Learning Methods.
The Contemporary View.
Active Learning.
Strategic Teaching Using Student-Driven Methods.
Strategic Use of Classroom Discussion.
Strategic Use of Small Group Learning Strategies.
Strategic Use of Role Playing.
Strategic Use of Student Presentations.
Strategic Use of Experiential Learning.
Strategic Use of Focused Study Time.

9. Infusing Technology into Your Teaching.
Fostering Richer Learning Relationships with Students through Technology.
Organizing the Instructional Process.
Enhancing Instructional Presentations.
Course Management Software.
Leveraging the Learning Resources of the Internet.
Dealing with Technology-Facilitated Plagiarism.
Teaching Online — Whole or In-Part.

10. Managing the Examination Process.
Qualities of an Effective Examination.
Developing Effective Selected Response Items.
Developing Effective Essay Test Items.
Facilitating Student Success.
Administering the Examination.
Dealing with Student Cheating.
Scoring Examinations.
Reviewing Examination Results with Students.

11. Alternative Methods of Assessing Student Learning.
The Philosophy of Authentic Assessment.
Performance Assessment.
Oral Assessments.
Writing Assessments.
Portfolio Assessments.
Individual Learning Agreements.

12. Bringing Your Course to an Effective Conclusion.
Energizing Your Class as You Approach its End.
Supporting Your Students’ Time and Project Management Skills.
Determining Final Course Grades.
Conducting Effective Closing Class Meetings.
Submitting End-of-Term Reports.

13. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Teaching.
Institutional Approaches to Evaluating Adjunct Faculty.
Conducting Informal Student Evaluations.
Arranging Informal Assessments by Colleagues.
Videotaping a Classroom Presentation.
Gathering the Official Ratings.
Preparing for Formal Observation/Evaluation by a Discipline Leader.
Conducting Regular Self-Assessments.

14. Managing Your Adjunct Career.

Revisiting Your Master Strategy.

Building a Following among Students.

Leveraging Your Institution’s Faculty Development Resources.

Developing Mutually Beneficial Mentoring Relationships.

Avoiding Campus Political Conflicts.

Developing a Collection of Teaching and Learning Resources.

Developing Your Technological Savvy.

Developing a Teaching Portfolio.

Focusing on the Differences You Are Making.

Taking Care of Yourself.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2004

    Excellent tool

    Success Stategies for Adjunct Faculty provides the busy part-timer a perfect combination of insights into today's higher education environment and practical recommendations for improving teaching effectivesness. I found the content focused on today's college students, launching a course successfully, retaining students throughout the term, integrating technology and building a teaching career especially valuable. Although, there are an array of good books on college teaching, this is the best one available for helping part-timers 'take their teaching to the next level.'

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)