Table 19: [Meet up] Adjunct & term faculty

Facilitator: Keith Renshaw

Session Information

Year: 2017 | Time: 8:00-9:00am (Share-a-thon) | Location: Johnson Center (Dewberry Hall)

Abstract

Looking to meet new people at Mason who are in a similar situation or working on similar projects as you?  
Welcome to ITL and this table!  Join your fellow Mason instructors to informally discuss your experience with this table's instructor role or project. At the table, you will find desk copies of related resources (digital versions are available below), and an experienced Mason colleague who has experience and strategies related to this topic.  Not sure what to talk about?  Here are some conversation starters:
  • Share a little about yourselves: 

    • Department

    • Years at Mason

    • Courses you are teaching

    • What excites you about teaching?

  • What brought you to this table?

  • What’s the most supportive thing that your program or department has done to better enable your work at Mason? How could they build on that?

  • What revenue-neutral or low-expense change could your program/school/university do to improve your work here (e.g., policy change, scheduling option, communication, etc.)?

  • As the Adjunct Faculty Task Force and the Term Faculty Task Force continue to gather information and support changes, what sorts of issues would you most like them to attend to?

  • If you’ve taught elsewhere, what’s one good idea from that school that Mason or your department could borrow that would support term/adjunct faculty better?

Have an example or resource to share?  Submit through this link and we'll upload it after the conference: http://library.gmu.edu/publishing/submit Still have questions?  Leave a post it note on the table sign at the end of the Share-a-thon or email your questions to stearns@gmu.edu   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:   

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