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ERIC Number: EJ901629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Mentoring New Adjunct Faculty to Teach Science Laboratories
Anderson, Delia Castro
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v18 n2 p61-78 2007
The author discusses mentoring and training strategies that enhance adjunct faculty members' teaching effectiveness in undergraduate science laboratories and foster a sense of common enterprise within the institutional environment. These strategies include the preparation of an "Adjunct Faculty Handbook", mentoring and peer-support programs, and orientation/training workshops. Interviews and survey findings indicate that when adjunct faculty are mentored and/or trained, laboratories run more efficiently, collegiality among part-time and full-time faculty improves, adjunct faculty retention rates are enhanced, and individuals become more self-assured and self-directed in their roles as members of the learning community. (Contains 2 tables.)
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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