ERIC Number: ED198868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Sourcebook: Individualized Inservice Education for Adjunct Occupational Faculty. Pilot Edition.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Student Development Center.
Materials in this sourcebook are designed for use by college administrators charged with developing in-service programs that provide instructional support, procedural information, and recognition for part-time vocational instructors. The introduction to the sourcebook examines the problems encountered by part-time faculty and then discusses alternatives for corrective action that can be taken by colleges, including: handbooks, newsletters, orientation sessions, and ongoing support services. Part I then presents a prototype handbook for adjunct faculty. This handbook includes a welcome letter, a college calendar, a brief description of the hypothetical college, an outline of policies and procedures, guidelines for admissions and grading, a course outline, suggestions for conducting the first class, and an instructor-preparation checklist. Part II outlines suggestions for determining the needs and concerns of part-time faculty and presents three questionnaires which can be modified for use in surveying the in-service training needs of part-time teachers. Finally, Part III provides ten discussion papers which can be used as the basis for in-service activities designed to familiarize part-time faculty with: the community college mission, student motivation, the needs of adult students, effective instruction, teacher roles, the use of instructional objectives, various teaching methods, and evaluation and grading. (JP)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, College Role, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Needs, Faculty Development, Faculty Handbooks, Grading, Inservice Teacher Education, Lecture Method, Part Time Faculty, Questioning Techniques, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Student Motivation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Orientation, Testing, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education Teachers
Two Year College Development Center, SUNY at Albany, Milne 229, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Student Development Center.