Part-Time Faculty Sharpen Skills in Timely, Topical Ramp-Up to Fall

Published 08.03.2015

Faculty & Staff

A workshop on Penn College's P.L.A.T.O. (Platform for Learning and Teaching-Online system is offered in Madigan Library by the Office of Instructional Technology.Tina M. Evans (right), associate professor of applied health studies, facilitates a Bush Campus Center session on discovering and dealing with plagiarism and other academic dishonesty.Award-winning part-time faculty members share strategies during a midday panel discussion in Penn's Inn. From left are Mary Ann Banks, chemistry; Tammy A. Miller, biology; Tushanna M. Habalar, nursing; Gaye R. Jenkins, sociology; and Jill M. Hicks, dental hygiene.In a presentation titled "Expect Surprises: Observations From a Decade of Adjunct Teaching," Jenkins offers insight gleaned from 13 years as a part-time instructor.Saturday's Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Day drew 60 participants to Penn College, where a variety of relevant workshops were held to enhance part-time instructors' teaching techniques and, in turn, students' success. Among the highlights of the day – arranged by the Professional Development Office under the oversight of Tom Gregory, associate vice president for instruction at Penn College – was a panel discussion featuring past Part-Time Excellence in Teaching Award recipients.
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