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Increasing remote adjunct faculty success through 5 engagement strategies

Increasing RemoteAdjunct Faculty Success Through 5EngagementStrategies

League of Innovations, 2013

Corey Pruitt, MS

Patricia Case, Ph.D

Tristan Marble, MA

Rio Salado College


Rio salado college

Located in Tempe, AZ. Largest public online community college in the nation. Part of the Maricopa County Community College District.

Serving approximately 70,000 students annually

Over 43,000 students online

Unique attributes

One Course, Many Sections

48 Weekly start dates

Never cancel online classes

23 Faculty – 1,500 + Adjunct Faculty

RioLearn -- highly-scalable LMS

24/7 Instructional and Technology Helpdesks

24/7 Library Services

Rio Salado College


Social sciences department
Social Sciences Department

120

13,419

Fall

448

Number of Students Enrolled

Number of Adjunct

Faculty

Spring

347

Summer

220

Number of Sections


5 engagement strategies
5 Engagement Strategies

  • Encourage Faculty-Department Contact

Encourage connection

Among

colleagues

Encourage contributions

Provide

growth opportunities

Communicate expectations clearly


Encourage faculty department contact
Encourage Faculty-Department Contact

  • Know key individuals within the department

  • Know who and how to contact

  • Know they are supported

  • Helps integrate into the college/university community


Encourage faculty department contact1
Encourage Faculty-Department Contact

  • How we do it

  • All Faculty Meetings

  • Surveys

  • Department Connections

  • Jotform


Encourage faculty department contact2
Encourage Faculty-Department Contact

https://www.iwowwe.com/free-video-email.html

www.eyejot.com

http://audioboo.fm/

http://www.covideo.com/

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/


Encourage connection among colleagues
Encourage Connection Among Colleagues

  • Good teaching is collaborative and social, not competitive and isolated

  • A primary issue: sense of isolation

  • Social connectivity and integration are vital

  • Encourage to learn from and collaborate with other faculty members


Encourage connection among colleagues1
Encourage Connection Among Colleagues

  • How we do it

    • SharePoint

    • Facebook

    • Discipline Dialogues

    • Discipline Facilitators


Encourage connection among colleagues2
Encourage Connection Among Colleagues

http://www.ning.com/

http://www.socialgo.com/

http://www.spruz.com/


Encourage contributions
Encourage Contributions

  • Provide opportunities to share what they are learning and doing to improve teaching

  • Identify ways to involve adjuncts pedagogical developments

  • Integral part of the department

“When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.” Eleanor Roosevelt


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Encourage Contributions

  • How we do it:

  • Curriculum development

  • Discipline facilitators

  • Projects

  • Discussion at all faculty meetings

  • Surveys

  • Develop and Lead workshops/training


Encourage contributions2
Encourage Contributions

Alternative Suggestions

Set-up“Best Practices” forum

Establish a technology committee

Contribute to newsletters


Provide growth opportunities
Provide Growth Opportunities

  • Faculty need

    • Frequent opportunities to perform

    • Feedback on performance to increase successful teaching

    • Chances to reflect

    • Specific training


Provide growth opportunities1
Provide Growth Opportunities

  • How we do it

    • Mentoring

    • Department training

    • College training- AFD workshops

    • MCCD Professional Growth Funds


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Provide Growth Opportunities

Virtual meetings

Podcasts

http://www.podbean.com/

http://wiggio.com/virtual_meetings.html

http://www.buzzsprout.com/

http://www.bigbluebutton.org/

http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net/


Communicate expectations clearly
Communicate Expectations Clearly

  • Expecting faculty to perform well becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy

  • Creating and improving channels for adjunct information and communication


Communicate expectations clearly1
Communicate Expectations Clearly

  • How we do it

    • All Faculty Meetings

    • Interactive Policy and Procedures

    • Job-aids

    • Scheduled DYK’s


Communicate expectations clearly2
Communicate Expectations Clearly

Infographics

Podcasts

http://www.podbean.com/

http://visual.ly/

http://infogr.am/

http://www.buzzsprout.com/

http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net/


Close up shop
Close Up Shop

  • Encourage Faculty-Department Contact

Encourage connection

Among

colleagues

Encourage contributions

Provide

growth opportunities

Communicate expectations clearly


Questions

Questions?

League of Innovations, 2013

Rio Salado College


Contact us

Corey Pruitt

Instructional Specialist

Corey.Pruitt@riosalado.edu

Contact Us

Tristan Marble

Instructional Coordinator

Tristan.Marble@riosalado.edu

Dr. Patricia Case

Faculty Chair, Social Sciences

Pat.Case@riosalado.edu

Rio Salado College