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ERIC Number: ED416915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Pages: 128
Abstractor: N/A
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Development of a Handbook for Adjunct Faculty at the York County Technical College.
Rainone, John J.
Maine's York County Technical College (YCTC) undertook a project to develop a handbook for adjunct faculty that provided information on campus procedures, available resources, and general teaching techniques. The discussion began with a review of related literature to determine the value of adjunct faculty to two-year colleges, the value of handbooks for adjuncts, and potential handbook content and format. Following the review, sample adjunct handbooks were obtained from three two-year colleges and a matrix of content was compiled from the samples. Criteria for the YCTC handbook were then developed by a formative committee of two full-time and two adjunct faculty at the college and validated by a summative committee of academic deans. Draft versions of the handbook were then prepared, circulated, and revised. The final handbook should increase communication between adjunct faculty and department leaders and improve classroom management for new teachers. Appendixes provide lists of members of the formative and summative committees, a description of duties for both committees, minutes from formative committee meetings, the handbook criteria developed in the project, response and validation forms and letters from the summative committee, and the final YCTC Adjunct Faculty Handbook. (Contains 11 references.) (BCY)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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