Supporting faculty members at a distance: A formative evaluation of telementoring of part-time educational leadership faculty

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Abstract

We began this paper with the concept that much as Voltaire felt the need to invent God, if he did not exist, Northern Arizona University, College of Education, Educational Leadership programs need part-time instructors to make our system work. Our goal is to make Educational Leadership classes available throughout Arizona using distance-based instructional techniques. During 2005 we offered 238 distance-based classes. Of these, 105 or slightly less than 1/2 were offered by part-time instructors. However, even more importantly, of the 91 web classes offered by E.D.L., less than 25% were offered by parttime instructors. We believe that we must utilize more part-time faculty in the delivery of these distance based courses, but that we need to develop[a different relationship with these faculty as we deliver distance based courses. We believe that we need to develop a special relationship with certain of the part-time faculty. We propose that these faculty members must meet these criteria. Part-Time faculty who are proposed to a special status as "adjunct" faculty must meet the following criteria. "Adjuncts" may deliver courses as part of state-wide package of distance programs. • Earn consistent student evaluations of 4.0 or better on 5 point scale with a variety of corroborating student comments over 6 year period. • Taught as a part-time faculty for at least 6 years for N.A.U. • Earned Doctorate • Academic Preparation or experience in specific course taught • Evidence of Peer Evaluation of teaching • Letter of recommendation from Field Site Coordinator • Experience in distance education modes of delivery. • Attendance at E.D.L. training sessions. These faculty would work with current full-time faculty to deliver quality distance based courses as developed by the faculty member and the part-time faculty members. In this manner, we could effectively "clone" our full-time faculty to deliver our programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages219-223
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9806560795, 9789806560796
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, EISTA 2006, Jointly with the 2nd Int. Conf. on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics, SOIC 2006 and 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA 2006 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 20 2006Jul 23 2006

Publication series

NameEISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings
Volume1

Other

Other4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, EISTA 2006, Jointly with the 2nd Int. Conf. on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics, SOIC 2006 and 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA 2006
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/20/067/23/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Education

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    Emanuel, G. L., Dereshiwsky, M. I., & Wright, W. F. (2006). Supporting faculty members at a distance: A formative evaluation of telementoring of part-time educational leadership faculty. In EISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings (pp. 219-223). (EISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings; Vol. 1). International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS.