I have now taken the time to view the video.
First and foremost, thanks and appreciations are due to Assistant Provost
Schwarz for his presentation of such informative and vital information.
It should be obvious to all that the Middle States initiatives are quite
relevant to the Adjunct faculty situation.
For one thing, the increased expectations inherent in the new enhanced
standards cannot help but come to bear on Adjunct faculty members.
And for their part, the schools will need to engage and involve their
Adjuncts more than many have thus far cared to do. No longer will merely
handing a printed syllabus document to an Adjunct hired the week before the
semester began and telling him or her to "teach this!" suffice (not that it
ever really did).
Going into the home stretch of the semester, with the added
burdens/distractions brought by Hurricane Sandy, this may not be the ideal
time frame for any of the Adjunct groups to start anything new. But I would
like to see the group discuss the nexus between Adjunct faculty and the
Academic Program Review initiatives, and what initiatives Adjunct faculty
might take on in relation to the same.
-- Ken Ryesky
Recording for Nov. 5 Adjunct Colloquium - Speaker Steven Schwarz
Rowena Li <rowenal...@gmail.com> Nov 12 10:18AM -0800
Dear QC Adjunct Faculty:
In case you were not able to attend the Nov. 5 Adjunct Colloquium due to
the storm, you may view the video recording on Youtube
at http://youtu.be/zmCCK0IrhQk. The topic is on Accreditation and Academic
Hope to see at our next adjunct colloquium on December 3. Details will be