An Instructor Primer for Adjunct and New Faculty: Foundations for Career Success
By: Ovid K. Wong (author)Paperback
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Look no further if you are new to a teaching career in higher education regardless whether you are doing it full or part time. Your passion to share your wealth of knowledge and skills is a good beginning. However, you need to know the higher education environment from the classroom to the office of the administration well enough to thrive. If you are not new to instruction in higher education this book can help you to look at rewards and challenges ahead. If you are a college administrator the book can help you to tool and retool your faculty for more effective instruction brining about better student learning achievement. Regardless of your college role it is important to remember that the vitality and credibility of the institution is defined by the excellence of the professors that they employed.
Dr. Ovid Wong is an associate professor of education with Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois. He is an award winning teacher and administrator with over 20 years of public school experience and he is the author of 30 books. In June 2013, Dr. Wong received Benedictine University's Faculty Award for Research.
Acknowledgment Figures Foreword by Dr. Stephen A. Nunes Introduction Chapter 1 Welcome to the Teaching World of Higher Education Anticipatory questions Professor taxonomy 101 What's in it for the adjunct faculty? What are the challenges and rewards? What is your decision about joining the adjunct faculty? What's in it for the new faculty? What is the reality? Summary and reflection Chapter 2 Set the Stage before the First Day of Class Anticipatory questions The course syllabus The student roster The classroom and office The professor Summary and reflection Chapter 3 Probe into the Minds of Learning Anticipatory questions Changing student demography Changing teaching model Principles of adult learning The adragogy-pedagogy continuum Summary and reflection Chapter 4 Enter the Stage (environment) on the First Day of Class Anticipatory questions Introduce yourself and take charge Get to know the students The course syllabus The class routine The first teaching activity Summary and reflection Chapter 5 Tackle the Knowledge Anticipatory questions What is a model of knowledge? What is content knowledge? What is procedural knowledge? What is conceptual knowledge? What is meta-cognitive knowledge? Teaching Some Knowledge that You Do Not Know! Summary and reflection Chapter 6 Unleash the Power of the Teaching Tool Box Anticipatory questions Show your classroom charisma State the lesson objective The three logics of instruction Explore the teaching tool box Lecture-based teaching Interactive lecture-based teaching Field trip Case-based teaching Game-based teaching Discussion-based teaching Laboratory-based teaching Concept-based teaching A pedagogical model Summary and reflection Chapter 7 Navigate through the Magic of Questioning Anticipatory questions Start with the basic questions Ask a combination of questions Ask intelligent questions Wait time Summary and reflection Chapter 8 Integrate with Instructional Technology Anticipatory questions Technology integration expectations Simulation technology Distance learning technology Mobile technology - iPad Student Response System (SRS) Look into the future Summary and reflection Chapter 9 Full-circle Accountability Anticipatory questions The professor evaluates students Objective measurement Subject measurement Students evaluate the professor Summary and reflection About the author
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