ERIC Number: EJ914006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Goldman, Jay P.
School Administrator, v68 n2 p10-14 Feb 2011
Colleges of education have come to rely heavily on superintendents to teach graduate-level classes in educational administration. While no national organization tracks this phenomenon, anecdotal evidence points to widespread and perhaps growing involvement in the adjunct ranks. While the majority reported being assigned to teach semester-long classes in school law, organizational management, program evaluation and research design, a few superintendents reported that they led graduate school courses in library science, information technology, public administration and economics. No one pointed to the compensation tied to adjunct teaching as a motivating factor. Stipends start around $3,000 and rarely exceed $5,000 per course. In this article, four current superintendents write about their adjunct professorships--one who teaches online courses, another who co-teaches alongside a full-time professor, a third who uses his courses to identify candidates for administrative vacancies and a fourth who helped to build a new graduate program.
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Schools of Education, Online Courses, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Adjunct Faculty, Superintendents, Administrator Education, Teacher Salaries, Personal Narratives, Teacher Student Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Principals, Graduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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