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ERIC Number: ED148409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
Staff Development for Adjunct Faculty.
Grymes, Robert J., Jr.
The orientation and in-service training of adjunct faculty members is one of the most neglected aspects of an institution's faculty development program. Few institutions provide any consideration at all and, of those which do, most conduct little more than brief orientation sessions at the beginning of an academic term. There can be little doubt that this lack of concern and effort constitutes an educationally unhealthy situation. An effective training and development program for adjunct instructors must include a number and variety of elements. Some will incorporate opportunities in which the entire adjunct faculty can participate, while others will necessitate small group or even individual sessions. There should be seminars and workshops which feature the expertise and talents of local and institutional representatives. The common thread which must prevail throughout the entire effort is that the adjunct faculty members must be afforded opportunities to grow professionally and become an active, integral part of the planning and implementation of the institution's instructional program. A maximum of coordination and cooperation between adjunct and full-time faculty must be incorporated and channels of communication between all instructors, their respective supervisors, and the institution, must be open and effective. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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