ERIC Number: EJ1068352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Recruitment and Development of Online Adjunct Instructors
Schnitzer, Maria; Crosby, Lynne S.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v6 n2 Sum 2003
Adjunct faculty is used heavily in the community college setting. Community colleges are marketsensitive, and strive to serve the community. With the advent of distance learning, community colleges now serve a global community. Distance learning managers will frequently recruit faculty from the institutional full time faculty pool. However, with recent exponential growth of online programs, the use of both local and "distant" adjunct instructors can meet the growing staffing need. Yet, the use of adjuncts in large numbers leads to a variety of management and training issues. Online adjunct faculty can be local to the institution, or in some cases residing at a distance from the institution for which they are teaching. The latter requires careful management. Despite the size and geographic personnel base of the adjunct program, there are several operational elements that provide the basis for a comprehensive and organized online adjunct program. This paper will present an overview of the adjunct recruitment, development, and evaluation process, highlighting the issues and challenges.
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Recruitment, Faculty Development, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Community Colleges, Distance Education, Administrative Organization, Teacher Selection, Selection Criteria, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Evaluation, Communities of Practice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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