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ERIC Number: EJ880535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Mentoring Adjunct Faculty Using the Cornerstones of Effective Communication and Practice
Rogers, Carolyn B. H.; McIntyre, Melissa; Jazzar, Michael
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v18 n1 p53-59 Feb 2010
Online teaching in higher education is growing at an exponential rate and it will continue to escalate. Powerful tools of technology have been delivering instruction in unprecedented ways, yet these are only as effective as the masters of this craft. Those using technology to teach online in increasing numbers are educational leadership adjunct professors in particular. Adjunct faculty members can comprise most of or even all of a university department's faculty and they often carry heavier responsibilities than regular faculty for distance education and hybrid instruction. Clearly, the time has come for colleges and universities with online programs to provide mentoring that assures the success of their greatest teaching force, its adjunct faculty. Herein the authors describe four primary needs, articulated as cornerstones, comprising effective mentoring programs for educational leadership adjuncts. Four cornerstones or vitally important elements for the successful online teaching experience of adjuncts faculty members are professional development, effective communication, fostering balance and forming relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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