Teaching as Online Adjunct Faculty: Practical Resources for Instruction

  • Self-Paced Online Workshop

Faculty development and instructional support are important aspects for ensuring that online adjunct faculty have the resources they need to successfully offer instruction. This is a self-paced workshop geared towards upskilling online adjunct faculty who are seeking these various resources and support related to designing and facilitating quality online instruction within inclusive digital learning environments.

In the summer of 2021, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) with support from the Every Learner Everywhere Network conducted a study to examine current practices for hiring, onboarding, developing, and supporting online adjunct faculty. According to the Online Adjunct Faculty: A Survey of Institutional Policies and Practices report, some of the teaching practices that respondents reported that online adjuncts struggle to incorporate overlap with effective practices and evidence-based teaching strategies (p. 28).

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key course design elements that support student-to-student interactions in the online learning environment
  • Utilize various strategies and tools for developing an inclusive sense of community in their online course
  • Evaluate their own teaching and course design practices using an online equity rubric