Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Adjunct Faculty

Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Adjunct Faculty

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It’s common to find adjuncts whose teaching skills don’t rise to the level of their subject-matter expertise. For them, a solid program of professional development would really pay dividends.

But such programs can be costly to develop; they can take a tremendous amount of time and effort to administer; they can be all but impossible to schedule, given how infrequently many adjuncts are on campus; and, frankly, they can be frustratingly inefficient. (You can find yourself investing in adjuncts’ development only to see them leave the program the next semester.)

This book offers you a convenient, affordable alternative—a practical way to provide all your adjuncts with the knowledge and tools they need for classroom success.

Learning Goals

Articles within each chapter offer keen insights into everything from big-picture teaching approaches to day-to-day detail. Here’s just a small sampling of the book’s takeaways:

  • How to design a new course or adapt an existing one
  • How to write a syllabus
  • How to determine optimal course content
  • How to establish a “teaching persona” in the classroom
  • How to engage students in active learning
  • How to create meaningful assignments
  • How to establish and maintain a positive learning environment
  • How to design quizzes and exams that assess learning outcomes
  • How to establish grading criteria and manage the grading process
  • How to approach online teaching

Topics Covered

Featuring dozens of contributions from experienced, award-winning professors, Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Adjunct Faculty is a carefully curated selection of articles adapted from the pages of The Teaching Professor newsletter.

Packing a wealth of information into a compact, reader-friendly format, Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Adjunct Faculty is organized around seven broad topics critical to good teaching practice. Those are:

  • Instruction Essentials
  • Course Design
  • Students and Learning
  • Creating Climates for Learning
  • Teaching Online
  • Quizzes, Exams and Finals
  • Feedback and Grading

Audience

It’s a resource adjuncts can easily consult whenever they encounter new challenges in their teaching careers.

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Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Adjunct Faculty is a mentoring tool you can distribute to all your adjuncts, to help you ensure a uniform level of comfort and competence when it comes to classroom performance. And this refreshingly affordable resource won’t put a big dent in your budget, either!

Get your adjuncts classroom-ready—order your books today.

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