Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection For Adjunct Faculty

Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection For Adjunct Faculty

Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Adjunct Faculty

You enter the classroom as a subject-matter expert—but not necessarily as a teaching expert. You face the daunting prospect of quickly getting up to speed on teaching’s myriad responsibilities.

To compound the challenge, formal training for adjuncts is often scarce or spotty at best.

What are you to do, then, to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for classroom success?

Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Adjunct Faculty was created to meet that very need. It provides a wealth of both research-driven and classroom-tested best practices to help adjuncts develop the knowledge and skills required to run a successful classroom.

A collection of dozens of articles drawn from the pages of The Teaching Professor newsletter, this helpful guide was compiled and edited to ensure student success by Maryellen Weimer, PhD, the newsletter’s longtime editor and an award-winning professor emerita of teaching and learning at Penn State Berks.

Featuring contributions from an exceptional assembly of experienced educators, Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Adjunct Faculty is organized into seven chapters, each focused on a core aspect of teaching:

  • Mastering instruction essentials
  • Designing courses
  • Advancing student learning
  • Creating an optimal...

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