Becoming and Supporting Online Adjunct Faculty in a Gig Economy

Becoming and Supporting Online Adjunct Faculty in a Gig Economy

Release Date: October, 2023|Copyright: © 2023 |Pages: 277
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7776-2
ISBN13: 9781668477762|ISBN10: 1668477769|EISBN13: 9781668477779
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Description & Coverage
Description:

A gig economy is a system where employers hire independent and qualified workers for short-term contracts. While this might seem like a system worlds away from higher education, this is very much a common system embraced by colleges and universities. Being an adjunct faculty member has resulted in many highly educated people becoming part of the gig economy.

Becoming and Supporting Online Adjunct Faculty in a Gig Economy provides information on the many challenges and potential solutions that can be leveraged as an online adjunct faculty member. Covering topics such as collaboration with full-time colleagues, curating resources for online courses, and maintaining working relationships, this book is ideal for adjunct faculty, administrators, students, researchers, and academicians.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Bridging Transactional Distance
  • Collaboration With Full-Time Colleagues
  • Curating Resources for Online Courses
  • Maintaining Working Relationships
  • Managing Student Conduct
  • Online Adjunct Faculty
  • Supporting Adjunct Faculty
  • Supporting Online First-Generation Students
  • Using the Pedagogy-Andragogy-Heutagogy-Triangle Framework
  • Working for Multiple Institutions
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Jennifer L. Robinson is a Program Chair and Associate Professor for the University of Arizona Global Campus. She earned a Ph.D. in Education with specializations in literacy and English as a second language from Washington State University, an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from Ohio University, and a B.S. in Psychology (specializing in Human Development/Gerontology and Cognition) from Washington State University. Dr. Jen has taught in Washington, Ohio, Delaware, and Wisconsin and has presented in the U.S., Mexico, England, Spain, and Northern Ireland, in addition to serving as a volunteer ESL teacher for refugees and asylees in England. She has been teaching for over 25 years in multiple capacities including K-12 ESL, elementary and middle regular education, higher education ESL, and undergraduate and graduate university. Her research interests include using professional learning communities in online teaching environments, supporting online students and faculty, English language learners’ reading and writing, and providing successful feedback meant to support students’ learning.
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