As the debate regarding the increasing use of adjunct faculty in higher education continues to swirl, the voices of adjunct faculty themselves are rarely heard. Stories abound regarding the poor working conditions in which most adjunct faculty labor, yet many of their employers are unaware of how those conditions impact an adjunct’s ability to teach effectively. The book Adjunct Faculty Voices, edited by Roy Fuller, Marie Kendall Brown and Kimberley Smith, shines a spotlight on this growing population, sharing the experiences and benefits adjuncts gain from having access to professional development opportunities.
This webinar will discuss:
- The challenges facing adjuncts today—and what can be done to help overcome them
- The best professional development practices that support and benefit adjunct faculty
- How to avoid social isolation by taking advantage of community-building opportunities
- Strategies adjuncts can use for professional and personal success
Roy Fuller has taught in adjunct capacities for over 20 years. He currently teaches in the Department of Comparative Humanities at the University of Louisville where he also works in faculty development, specializing in supporting adjunct faculty.
Marie Kendall Brown works in faculty professional development with a focus on teaching, learning and educational innovation. She received her PhD in Higher Education from the University of Michigan.
Kimberly Smith received her Master in Counseling and Personnel Services with a concentration in College Student Personnel from the University of Louisville.