21st Century Students Need 21st Century Professors: Applying the Servant-Professor Paradigm. Dr. Janet McNellis Holy Family University. Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims Troy University. Overview. Challenges with Teaching Adult Learners Adult Learners Today Faculty Today Servant Professorship
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Dr. Janet McNellis
Holy Family University
Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims
What are the most pressing challenges you have encountered while teaching adults?
What solutions have you tried?
How would you describe the appropriate role of a college professor today?
Paradigmatic shift in view of the teacher-learner relationship.
Servant Professor –one who effectivelysupports, manages, andguideshis or her students’ development
Educators who are servant professorsbelieve it is an educator’s role to “integrate work, academics, and leadership to promote the personal and spiritual growth of others and ourselves” (Derrick & Jordan, 2009; Greenleaf, 1977).
Can you provide an example of when you have experienced connectedness in your classroom or observed it in other classrooms?
Can you provide an example of when you
have experienced authenticinstructionin
your classroom or observed it in
Can you provide an example of when you have experienced empathy in your classroom or observed it in other classrooms?
Using the principles of Servant Professorship, what other activities can we employ to address the challenges professors face when teaching adult learners?
Education for Transformation . . .