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ERIC Number: EJ819685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Adjunct Mentoring, a Vital Responsibility in a Changing Educational Climate: The Lesley University Adjunct Mentoring Program
Ziegler, Carol A.; Reiff, Marianne
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v14 n2 p247-269 May 2006
Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, has established an adjunct mentoring process in response to its growing number of adjunct faculty. Lesley's adjunct corps serves in Lesley programs offered both on and off campus. The primary goals of the mentoring program are to support excellence in teaching, and to engage in mentoring that begins at hiring and provides continued professional development to the adjunct faculty member. This article underscores the general need for adjunct mentoring in postsecondary institutions, and describes Lesley University's Adjunct Mentoring Program--developed specifically in anticipation and response to this need. The article outlines the program's main elements, the principles that underlie it, and the place of such a program in higher education today. It is precisely because part-time faculty members in postsecondary institutions often assume a number of roles--teacher assistant, annually hired adjunct, internship supervisor--that adjunct mentoring programs are a responsibility, and not a choice. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts