Recruiting, Training, Mentoring, Observing, Evaluating, and Maintaining Online Adjunct Faculty
Recorded: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm HST
Duration: 40 minutes
The presentation will address the process utilized to recruit, train, mentor, observe, and retain online instructors. Like the majority of colleges and universities in the United States, Park University offers online courses. In fact, More than 80 percent of Park’s enrollments are online courses. In order to maintain sufficient, qualified faculty to teach the large number of courses has required a nationwide recruiting effort. Further, the development of online adjunct instructors requires a professional adult learning approach that incorporates a facilitation training program, instructor informational resources, faculty support, a formal mentoring process, formal faculty observation and evaluation, and professional development opportunities for faculty retention. The presentation will discuss how this process can be effective and tailored to the needs of institutions in higher education. This will include the required online adjunct training, online resources, the formal / informal mentoring process, required and required and optional refresher training and professional development. Additionally, there will be a discussion of online adjunct perceptions of instructional needs and requirements.
Dr. Roehrich is an Assistant Professor of Marketing/Management and Online Instructor Evaluator for Park University.
Mike is the program coordinator of the criminal justice program and is on half-time release as an online instructor evaluator for Park Distance Learning. He coordinates and evaluates from St Simons Island, GA