ERIC Number: ED322952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Rio Salado Community College Adjunct Faculty Staffing and Development Program, July 1989-August 1990.
Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.
In July 1989, Rio Salado Community College established an Adjunct Faculty Staffing and Development Program (AFSDP) with the following goals: to insure excellence in instruction through content consistency and the use of effective teaching and learning strategies; to increase adjunct faculty identification with the college and appreciation of the importance of their role as adjunct faculty; and to enable the administration to utilize faculty more effectively by coordinating information and standardizing procedures throughout the college. An AFSDP Group was formed and a coordinator was appointed to identify instructional and administrative concerns associated with adjunct faculty, to plan and conduct AFSDP activities, and to develop internal systems and procedures. AFSDP activities include the following: (1) adjuncts are provided with name tags to wear when teaching or attending college functions; (2) adjuncts are recognized for faculty development involvement and outstanding teaching; (3) faculty assemblies and workshops are held to address instructional issues; (4) a mentoring program has been established in 20 academic disciplines; (5) adjuncts are observed and evaluated by a peer or administrator during their first three semesters of teaching; (6) adjuncts receive mailings of instructional information; (7) a new faculty database has been created to facilitate communication between the administration and faculty; (8) the college's adjunct faculty handbook was recently revised; and (9) logistical support, such as media and print services, is provided. Appendixes comprising the greater part of the document contain information on the instructional workshops, guidelines for adjunct faculty observations, student course evaluation forms, samples of informational mailings, and faculty database forms and procedures. (GFW)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Quality, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Mentors, Nontenured Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Participation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.