A Model for Orientation and Mentoring of Online Adjunct Faculty in Nursing Education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202303
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Model for Orientation and Mentoring of Online Adjunct Faculty in Nursing Education
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The trend of utilizing adjunct faculty to meet the demands within schools of nursing has increased over the lat 30years, particularly within online programs. Although adjunct faculty usually offer a high level of expertise in a particular area of nursing, adjunct faculty often lack teaching experience and in-depth knowledge of program and university protocols, philosophies, and procedures. A model for preparing and mentoring online adjunct faculty is presented—Online Adjunct Mentoring Model (OAFMM). Full-time faculty who regularly teach a course are paired with and mentor adjunct faculty who have similar professional backgrounds. Social cognitive theory strategies are used to introduce online instructional techniques that will enhance the self-efficacy of online faculty (Bandura, 1997). The model includes 1) a clear definition of the role of both the adjunct faculty and mentoring faculty; 2) recruitment of adjunct faculty who possess appropriate technical skills, practical experience, and teaching experience; 3) a comprehensive online orientation for adjunct faculty; and 4) the creation of the mentor-mentee dyads.
Keywords:
Online education; Adjunct faculty; Faculty mentoring
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Model for Orientation and Mentoring of Online Adjunct Faculty in Nursing Educationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202303-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The trend of utilizing adjunct faculty to meet the demands within schools of nursing has increased over the lat 30years, particularly within online programs. Although adjunct faculty usually offer a high level of expertise in a particular area of nursing, adjunct faculty often lack teaching experience and in-depth knowledge of program and university protocols, philosophies, and procedures. A model for preparing and mentoring online adjunct faculty is presented—Online Adjunct Mentoring Model (OAFMM). Full-time faculty who regularly teach a course are paired with and mentor adjunct faculty who have similar professional backgrounds. Social cognitive theory strategies are used to introduce online instructional techniques that will enhance the self-efficacy of online faculty (Bandura, 1997). The model includes 1) a clear definition of the role of both the adjunct faculty and mentoring faculty; 2) recruitment of adjunct faculty who possess appropriate technical skills, practical experience, and teaching experience; 3) a comprehensive online orientation for adjunct faculty; and 4) the creation of the mentor-mentee dyads.en_GB
dc.subjectOnline educationen_GB
dc.subjectAdjunct facultyen_GB
dc.subjectFaculty mentoringen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:21:05Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:21:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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