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  1. 1. The Adjunct Faculty Experience Jeff Freels Susan Rexroad Sadiya Wims CTCH 602 Trio Presentation November 22, 2010
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes By the end of this presentation, students will be able to: Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of being an adjunct instructor. Identify institutional resources available to adjunct instructors. Objective 1 Objective 2
  3. 3. • Low pay, few benefits • Will your class make? • Tenuous employment • Life on an island Disadvantages of being an adjunct
  4. 4. • Flexible and fun • Experience • Development • Responsibility Advantages of being an adjunct
  5. 5. • Mentors • Information Technology • Professional Development • Security Where do adjuncts turn for help?
  6. 6. Who you gonna call? In this case, probably not the Ghostbusters.
  7. 7. Call your mentor for: • Protocol, questions, course materials Call your course coordinator for: • Syllabi, exams, course materials
  8. 8. Mentors at GMU • Center for Teaching and Excellence http://cte.gmu.edu/Programs_Support/faculty_mentoring.html • Contact your department
  9. 9. Mentors at NVCC • Contact your department • GMU/NVCC Fellowship • Evening Administration (planned) http://www.nvcc.edu/annandale/eveadm/
  10. 10. Information Technology at GMU • Collaborative Learning Hub http://ittraining.gmu.edu/workshops.cfm?function=calendar • for Blackboard, Microsoft Office, etc. • ITU Support http://itusupport.gmu.edu/about.asp
  11. 11. Information Technology at NVCC • Technology Applications Center (TAC) for Blackboard, Safe Assign, etc. http://tac.nvcc.edu/tactraining/fa10/ • IT Helpdesk
  12. 12. Professional Development @ GMU • Center for Teaching and Excellence (CTE) • Adjunct orientation • New to Teaching @ Mason http://cte.gmu.edu/Teaching/new_faculty.html • Your department for conferences
  13. 13. Professional Development @ NVCC • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning • Workshops and conferences • Adjunct orientation http://www.nvcc.edu/faculty-and-staff/teaching-support/cetl/
  14. 14. Security @ GMU & NVCC • Campus police • Dean of Students
  15. 15. Mentors Information technology Professional development Security
  16. 16. Quiz and Assessment

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