ERIC Number: ED428805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
A Handbook for Adjunct/Part-time Faculty and Teachers of Adults. Third Edition.
Increasing numbers of adult students in all types of educational institutions are being taught by part-time faculty. Thus, the professional development of these instructors, who often have jobs and other responsibilities outside the institution, is vital to the success of the schools employing them. This handbook is intended for part-time faculty who have the need but not the time for formal in-depth coursework in professional enhancement. Chapter 1 provides an orientation and discusses communication, the classroom environment, professional ethics, teacher roles, and contains a checklist for part-time faculty. Chapter 2 describes lesson plans, course outlines, developing objectives, and contains a faculty self-evaluation form. Chapter 3 presents teaching techniques, useful learning materials, and testing methods, with discussions on lectures, projects, guest speakers, field trips, readings and assignments, discussion, and group learning. This chapter also reviews testing methods, including essays, multiple choice, recall and completion, and true/false tests, as well as the basics on grading and evaluation. Chapter 4 discusses student behavior and learning styles, motivation, and classroom strategies. The practical teaching suggestions in Chapter 5 include study partners, distance education, use of tests and quizzes, ways to elicit feedback, developing a grading plan, and establishing objectives. (AS)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Adult Students, Community Colleges, Course Content, Educational Objectives, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Part Time Faculty, Strategic Planning, Student Characteristics, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
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