Online Best Practices and Professional Development for Part-time, Adjunct, and Contingent Educators

Part-time, adjunct, and contingent educators are some of the most experienced educators teaching today. In many cases, they have taught thousands of students and are experts at juggling many classes and varying school calendars at once. Their time management skills are top notch, and they continue to hone their craft every time they step in front of a classroom.

Some contingent faculty may not yet have applied their expertise in the online classroom, however. For those interested, teaching online can be advantageous to part-time, adjunct, and contingent educators for many reasons, especially in terms of professional development and increased flexibility at work.

This session is intended for those who want to know more about online teaching best practices such as writing learning objectives, designing courses, and engaging students. Not only will this session draw on best practices from an instructional design perspective, it will also highlight individual experiences teaching in the online classroom and will invite sharing from the audience. Audience participation will be welcome and encouraged.



Session Speaker(s)

Session Time and Location

10:00am to 10:55am
Maplewood A

Session Format

50 minute presentation

Session Track

Teaching and Learning