A Round Table Discussion of Innovative Strategies for Supporting and Developing Adjunct Faculty
As the percentage of teaching faculty who hold adjunct positions rises, they are having a significant impact on the teaching mission of higher education. Colleges and universities are responding with research-guided professional development strategies focused on the unique needs and challenges of adjunct faculty. This roundtable will provide campus leaders and adjunct faculty with an opportunity to share their challenges and solutions to supporting adjunct faculty through professional development resources and targeted programming. We will begin by sharing the results of a comprehensive needs assessment and a description of the resulting adjunct resources and programming implemented at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Our most popular program is a series of cohort-based faculty learning communities (FLCs). We have now served 135 adjunct faculty in eigth cohorts, and have just implemented a new online FLC. Following a brief description of our adjunct programming, with a focus on the FLC, we will open the discussion for participants to share their own innovative strategies for supporting and developing adjunct faculty.
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