Striving for Excellence – Part 1

A professional development series designed specifically for adjunct faculty and administrators.

A NISOD and Cengage Learning Collaboration

5 Dec, 2015

SOS LMS: Using Your LMS as an Adjunct Connector

By |2017-06-16T01:18:28+00:00December 5th, 2015|Categories: Striving for Excellence - Part 1, Webinar Series|0 Comments

SOS LMS: Using Your LMS as an Adjunct Connector Using a learning management system (LMS) is a cost-effective and inclusive way to connect with your adjunct faculty members. An LMS portal can benefit your adjunct faculty members and the college in a multitude of ways. An empty LMS shell can quickly be transformed into [...]

3 Dec, 2015

TechKNOWLEDGE-y for the Adjunct: Social Media, Students, and You

By |2017-06-16T01:18:38+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Striving for Excellence - Part 1|0 Comments

TechKNOWLEDGE-y for the Adjunct: Social Media, Students, and You Social media is no longer just for liking photos, updating timelines, and sharing celebrity Tweets; it’s time to learn how some popular social media outlets and automation can keep your pupils in the know while extending learning. Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning Certified [...]

19 Nov, 2015

Making Adjuncts Part of the Family

By |2017-06-16T01:18:53+00:00November 19th, 2015|Categories: Striving for Excellence - Part 1|0 Comments

Making Adjuncts Part of the Family After working in industry for many years, I came into education, first as an adjunct and then as a full-time instructor. I have experienced the feelings of being either “just a part-timer” or “you’re one of the family.” Feeling like family can make a tremendous difference in both your [...]

19 Nov, 2015

Making Adjuncts Part of the Family

By |2017-06-16T01:18:56+00:00November 19th, 2015|Categories: Striving for Excellence - Part 1, Webinar Series|0 Comments

Making Adjuncts Part of the Family Without adjunct faculty members, our students will suffer. Participants in this webinar discuss how to make adjunct faculty members feel more like part of the “educational family” and less like part-time staff. Colleges rely heavily on adjunct faculty members, and they need to know how important they are [...]

12 Nov, 2015

Don’t Strike Out: Three Rules for Successful Email Communication With Adjuncts

By |2017-06-16T01:19:01+00:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: Striving for Excellence - Part 1|0 Comments

Don’t Strike Out: Three Rules for Successful Email Communication With Adjuncts The Adjunct Institute at Alamance Community College (ACC) has been working with adjunct faculty members since 2005. Based on our decade of experience, we have developed three simple rules to guide our communication with adjuncts. Adjuncts often have two or more jobs and many [...]

12 Nov, 2015

Applause for Apps! Five Great Apps to Create Meaningful Connections Inside (and Outside) the Classroom

By |2017-06-16T01:19:04+00:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: Striving for Excellence - Part 1|0 Comments

Applause for Apps! Five Great Apps to Create Meaningful Connections Inside (and Outside) the Classroom I love technology! I guess if I’m being completely honest, what I really love is the engagement, excitement, and interactivity that technology brings to my college classroom. I’m not talking about the bells and whistles (although that’s fun, too), but [...]

5 Nov, 2015

Creating Connections Among Dispersed Faculty Webinar

By |2017-06-16T01:19:19+00:00November 5th, 2015|Categories: Striving for Excellence - Part 1, Webinar Series|0 Comments

Creating Connections Among Dispersed Faculty Webinar Each panelist, all of whom have experience as adjunct faculty members, adjunct coordinators, or both, discuss ways to create community for and among dispersed faculty (adjuncts faculty member and others, such as online faculty who don’t have an office or maintain a regular presence in their department or [...]