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The Adjunct Academy. Volunteer State – A great place to work part-time!. Volunteer State is a recognized public, open-admissions, two-year community college serving a twelve-county region

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Volunteer State – A great place to work part-time!

  • Volunteer State is a recognized public, open-admissions, two-year community college serving a twelve-county region

  • Volunteer State provides a high-quality, accessible education that prepares students for university degrees, successful careers, and life-long learning

  • The primary objective of Volunteer State is EXCELLENCE in teaching and learning!


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Our Adjunct Faculty Members are Very Valued Employees!

Adjunct faculty are:

  • a critical component in the teaching success story of Volunteer State

  • an elite group of faculty, chosen for their expertise in their disciplines and their success in their fields

  • selected for their academic background, experience, and teaching effectiveness

  • enthusiastic, dedicated, and proud of their contributions to student success


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The Adjunct Academy

The objectives of the Adjunct Academy are to:

  • enhance teaching effectiveness

  • provide access to college resources

  • communicate vital information

    TO ENSURE

    STUDENT SUCCESS!


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What is the Adjunct Academy?

  • The Adjunct Academy is a one-semester comprehensive program of self-paced, self-directed, online modules with assessment tools which will allow the participant to work at his/her own speed, day or night, in off-campus settings to learn up-to-date educational methodologies as well as policies and procedures for teaching at Volunteer State.


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The Adjunct Academy Modules Can Be Employed For:

  • Enhancing the teaching success of adjunct faculty

  • Orienting newly-hired full-time faculty to Volunteer State policies and procedures

  • Assisting employee performance via formative growth plans


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As an adjunct faculty member, how does participating in The Adjunct Faculty benefit me?

Adjuncts who complete The Adjunct Academy program will earn Preferred Adjunct Status

  • Teaching assignments

  • Summer employment

  • WEBCT training

  • RODP training

  • Continued Education Credits


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The Adjunct Academy Modules Adjunct Faculty benefit me?

Androgogy (The Instruction of Adults)

Teaching Adult Learners

  • How People Learn

  • Human Development

  • Learning Styles

  • The First Day

  • Course Design

  • Preparing a Lesson Plan


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The Adjunct Academy Modules Adjunct Faculty benefit me?

Androgogy (The Instruction of Adults)

  • Teaching Techniques

  • Cooperative Learning Cohorts

  • Critical Thinking

  • Communication

  • Using Questions Effectively

  • Motivating Students

  • Handling Difficult Student Behavior

  • Assessment

  • Feel Good About Teaching


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Additional Modules Adjunct Faculty benefit me?

  • Overview of Volunteer State

  • A Profile of Volunteer State Students

  • WebCT and Instructional Design

  • Developmental Students

  • Students with Disabilities

  • Library Resources

  • Classroom Management

  • Legal Issues of Teaching (Copyright, FERPA, ADA, etc.)

  • Volunteer State Policies and Procedures


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Additional Modules: Adjunct Faculty benefit me?

  • Human Resources Procedures

  • Campus Resources

  • Accreditation and Credentialing

  • Academic Freedom

  • The General Education Core

  • The Hope Scholarship

  • The Dual Enrollment Program

  • The Honors Program

  • OSHA Issues


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Mentors and Observations Adjunct Faculty benefit me?

  • The Adjunct Academy participants will have access to full-time faculty who will be available to answer questions

  • The Adjunct Academy participants will be observed during the course of the semester by a full-time faculty member.


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