Adjunct Mentoring
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Adjunct Mentoring
Helping new adjuncts survive
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Adjunct Mentoring

Please post whether your College has any mentoring or orientation process for new adjuncts. Many adjuncts fail to return to schools due to the lack of proper direction during their first semesters.

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Why adjuncts need mentoring

Student retention and student success depends on the role adjuncts play in their education, since adjuncts make up almost 70% of the teaching force in Community Colleges.

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Effective Adjuncts

In many cases when new adjuncts are hired they are handed a syllabus template and a textbook title and told to ' go for it'. Does this serve our students? We need a program in place where new adjuncts are 'shadowed' by experienced adjuncts until they can effectively teach on their own. Until this is in place we are doing a disservice to our students.

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