ERIC Number: ED432161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
The Adjunct Professor's Guide to Success. Surviving and Thriving in the College Classroom.
Lyons, Richard E.; Kysilka, Marcella L.; Pawlas, George E.
This guide provides adjunct faculty with a conceptual foundation for college teaching and a collection of teaching and classroom management ideas to help meet the needs of their students. Chapters 1 and 2 provide the aspiring adjunct faculty member with an understanding of the culture of contemporary higher education and suggestions for obtaining a part-time teaching position. Chapter 3 includes tips on getting the most out of institutional orientation, while chapter 4 focuses on the changing nature of college and university students. Chapters 5 and 6 address course planning and getting the class off to a good start, while chapter 7 reviews communication tools and course management techniques. Chapters 8 and 9 focus on instructor-directed and student-directed learning techniques, while chapter 10 concentrates on examination preparation. Chapter 11 examines authentic student assessment, while chapter 12 focuses on conducting an effective final class meeting. Chapter 13 addresses the assessment of the course and instructor performance, while chapter 14 reviews career goals for adjunct faculty. All chapters offer sections on "Tips for Thriving," a review of key points, a and a list of suggested readings. Many chapters contain appendices that offer additional helpful examples. (Contains 140 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Career Planning, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Educational Attitudes, Higher Education, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Student Evaluation, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Allyn and Bacon, 160 Gould Street, Needham Heights, MA 02494-2315 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A