ERIC Number: ED392480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Continuous Quality Improvement in the Employment of Adjunct Faculty: A NIACC Plan.
This document outlines a plan for the effective employment of adjunct faculty at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) based on existing policies and practices at Iowa's community colleges and at selected community colleges across the United States. Following a brief introduction, the plan describes NIACC's expectations for adjuncts' academic credentials or qualifications, recruitment strategies, and the selection process to be used, indicating that adjuncts must have occupational experience and at least a Master's degree. The next section discusses staff development, focusing on orientation and ongoing instructor development. This section indicates that new teachers will be provided with an adjunct instructor's handbook, materials describing effective teaching methods, a master course outline, and copies of textbooks, while orientation sessions will be offered and a mentor assigned to each adjunct. The section also lists development activities, such as an adjunct newsletter, participation on institutional committees, and funding for travel to development events. The final two sections address the evaluation of adjuncts, indicating that adjuncts are evaluated on a 3-year cycle using the standardized Student Instructional Report, and the services, materials, and opportunities provided to adjunct professors by the college. Contains 10 references. A chart of adjunct recognition initiatives is appended. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Iowa Area Community Coll., Mason City.
Identifiers: North Iowa Area Community College