50 Roles for College Faculty – Career Counselor

Career Counselor Colleges and universities have counselors, and most of them have ready access to information about careers and career opportunities. However, few counselors know as much about those careers as instructors. No matter what an instructor teaches – English or electronics, history or horticulture, math or music – teaching faculty have much to offer their students in the way of career coun ..... READ MORE

College Teaching Tip of the Week – Vol. 1 Issue 4

The First Class Session is the Most Important Barbara Davis Gross, in the book Tools for Teaching, devotes a chapter to “The First Day of Class.”  She presents 36 pieces of advice for starting the new term.  Here are a few of them: If you have not taught at that location before, visit the classroom before the first session. Introduce yourself to your students. Use an icebreaker to help students get ..... READ MORE

50 Roles for College Faculty – Actor

Actor College instructors are on stage in every class.  They play to a tough and demanding audience that occasionally includes a few critics.  The reality, however, is that instructors have bad days.  They may be tired.  They may have troubling personal problems.  They may not be feeling well.  Yet, the show must go on.  They have to act the part in which they have been cast. At times instructors need to ma ..... READ MORE

50 Roles for College Faculty – Academic Counselor

Academic Counselor As a faculty member, it is important to know college rules and follow policies before you offer academic counseling advice to your students.  Don’t overstep your bounds!  However, a good instructor’s goal is student success, not just student command of subject matter, which is why many instructors also play the part-time role of counselor. Furthermore, this is a way to show your students y ..... READ MORE

50 Roles for College Faculty

Which Roles Are the Most Challenging for You? The job of a college instructor is demanding.  A successful faculty member must wear many, many hats.  Here is a list of 50 roles that  college instructor may play. The list below is provided courtesy of Adjunct Assistance. What do you think?  Which roles are the most challenging?  Perhaps you can think of a few challenging ones that are not on the list. The 50 R ..... READ MORE