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National Indiana Day and the Books about the Great State

The state of Indiana has a plethora of fascinating facts about it and many intriguing people who call or have called Indiana their home. Known as the Hoosier state, there are several theories that swirl around the meaning of the name, where it came from, and why the people of Indiana are called Hoosiers. Can you let us know your favorite theory?

What College Students Need

What College Students Need

In numerous studies, several factors have been identified that have a significant and permanent impact on how well undergraduate students learn.  This body of research on what college students need has focused on identifying the expectations students bring to the college class and the ways in which professors can respond to those needs while teaching the necessary course content.  I like to call these “The Big Four.”

What a college student needs In numerous studies, several factors have been identified that have a significant and permanent impact on how well undergraduate students learn.  This body of research has focused on identifying the expectations students bring to the college class and the ways in which professors can respond to those needs while teaching the necessary course content.  I like to call these “The Big Four.”

Designing a College Course

Designing a college course also means designing specific (manageable) goals and outcomes that give you and your students both direction and accomplishment.  The result can be a learning adventure full of great memories.

How to Become a Successful Adjunct Professor

Your effectiveness as an adjunct professor is dependent on much more than your knowledge of your specific discipline. In fact, your success will be driven by characteristics and dynamics that are as much a part of who you are as they are of your classroom instruction.

Frequent Questions from New Adjunct Professors

Frequent Questions from New Adjunct Professors – If you are an adjunct professor, know one, or are about to become one, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about teaching college courses.  It probably wouldn’t surprise you to know that these queries are asked as much by “newbies” as they are by experienced instructors.

Lost in the Wilderness (Part 2)

Becoming an adjunct professor is often a dream come true.  Imparting your knowledge or experiences to a class of college students is, quite often, the pinnacle of success in your profession.  Unfortunately, most adjunct instructors receive little instruction, little guidance, and little supervision in how to teach undergraduate courses or “handle” college students.  Here’s some of that “missing information”: