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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 – 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!
our adjunct faculty members are very valued employees
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



what is the adjunct academy
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.
the adjunct academy modules can be employed for
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
as an adjunct faculty member how does participating in the adjunct faculty benefit me
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
the adjunct academy modules
The Adjunct Academy Modules

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

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
additional modules
Additional Modules
  • 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:
  • 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
mentors and observations
Mentors and Observations
  • 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.