ERIC Number: ED341825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Adjunct Professors in Agricultural Education.
High school agriculture instructors have served as adjunct professors in the California Polytechnic State University agricultural education department for the past 5 years. The adjuncts use release time from their high school district to contribute up to 5 days' service in the university program. The program helps the university to establish collaboration with area high schools and to prepare agriculture education graduates to teach. Adjunct professors have the following duties: (1) team teach university-based and field-based professional education classes, methods classes, or other classes with a faculty member; (2) aid in supervising student teachers; (3) lead student workshops; (4) participate in a student teacher tour; (5) assist in screening students for the program; and (6) serve as resource persons for faculty and students. Appointments as adjunct professors are offered to outstanding high school teachers; they receive stipends and expense reimbursement. Although the adjuncts are usually veteran teachers, young teachers may also serve. The program is funded as a model program by the California State university system. The program has been enthusiastically received by students, faculty, and the appointed high school teachers. The department faculty members become more knowledgeable about high school practices; adjunct professors develop relationships with college faculty, update their knowledge, and receive recognition; and student teachers are better prepared for the classroom. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California Polytechnic State University
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Los Angeles, CA, December 1991).