Tag Archives: teaching and learning strategy

#AdjunctChat December 16 ~ How to Create an In-Class Idea Factory

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the 30-minute #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, December 16 at 4:00pm EDT is:

How to Create an In-Class Idea Factory

Let’s talk about this and see what ideas we can share in this final #AdjunctChat for 2014.

The chat will be led and facilitated by @EFChandler.

All adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, casual, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their allies and friends in higher education, are welcome to #AdjunctChat! Even if you do not readily fit into the above, #AdjunctChat is open to all! The more perspectives, the better we all learn with and from one another.

Can’t make it during the live 30-minute chat?
Post any time during the day
with the #AdjunctChat tag
to add to and engage with the conversation.

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat in 2015? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather have an interest in something related to adjunct experiences with a desire to facilitate a live Twitter chat. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

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#AdjunctChat November 11 ~ What is the Breadth of the Adjunct Community?

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the 30-minute #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, November 11 at 4:00pm EDT is:

What is the Breadth of the Adjunct Community?

How can we make the identity and breadth of the adjunct community more visible and understood? How do we empower our community to brainstorm possible solutions to common challenges?

Proposal to develop the #AdjunctChat WP site as a forum to manifest and find solutions to the full spectrum of challenges faced by the New Faculty Majority beyond labor issues: new pedagogies, sharing of best practices, collegiality, convenient access to professional development, faculty-student interaction, ownership of IP, scholarship, and much more. Are you in?

Is it possible for the (disaggregated) adjunct community to make heard its own strategies and proposals for solving some of our challenges–notably those that are not addressed through union representation? How do we do this, given concerns about job security and challenging time and resource limitations?

Let’s talk about this and see what ideas we can share on a 30-minute AdjunctChat – 4:00-4:30pm EDT – on Tuesday, November 11.

The chat will be led and facilitated by @JeffreyKeefer and @domienders will be guided by these questions:

Q1 What types of resources (e.g., sites, blogs, chats, conferences) do you find most valuable for connecting, learning and sharing with your colleagues? #AdjunctChat?

Q2 How do you find these resources, and how are they helpful? #AdjunctChat

Q3 Do you connect with colleagues around common academic subject areas, or other criteria as well? #AdjunctChat

All adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, casual, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their allies and friends in higher education, are welcome to #AdjunctChat! Even if you do not readily fit into the above, #AdjunctChat is open to all! The more perspectives, the better we all learn with and from one another.

If you cannot make the synchronous chat, please share your answers to the discussion questions any time during the day and tag with #AdjunctChat.

Can’t make it during the live 30-minute chat?
Post any time during the day
with the #AdjunctChat tag
to add to and engage with the conversation.

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather have an interest in something related to adjunct experiences with a desire to facilitate a live Twitter chat. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

#AdjunctChat October 28 ~ Teaching with Metaphors #AdjunctChat

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the 30-minute #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, October 28 at 4:00pm EDT is:

Teaching with Metaphors

Do you teach tough topics, difficult ideas, or threshold concepts?

‘Threshold Concepts’ may be considered to be “akin to passing through a portal” or  “conceptual gateway” that opens up “previously inaccessible way[s] of thinking about something” (via Meyer & Land).

How do you do this, especially if you are an adjunct faculty member, often with challenging time and resource limitations? Perhaps you use visualization/scripting ‘what if’ scenarios as related strategies as well?

Let’s talk about this and see what ideas we can share on a 30-minute AdjunctChat – 4:00-4:30pm EDT – on Tuesday, October 28.

The chat will be led and facilitated by @JeffreyKeefer and will be guided by these questions:

Q1 What are some of the difficult topics you find your students struggle with? #AdjunctChat?

Q2 Do you use metaphors or visualizations to try to convey the topic to them?  #AdjunctChat

Q3 What strategies do you use to design and develop these? #AdjunctChat

All adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, casual, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their allies and friends in higher education, are welcome to #AdjunctChat! Even if you do not readily fit into the above, #AdjunctChat is open to all! The more perspectives, the better we all learn with and from one another.

If you cannot make the synchronous chat, please share your answers to the discussion questions any time during the day and tag with #AdjunctChat.

Can’t make it during the live 30-minute chat?
Post any time during the day
with the #AdjunctChat tag
to add to and engage with the conversation.

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather have an interest in something related to adjunct experiences with a desire to facilitate a live Twitter chat. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?