One of the ongoing functions of the Center for Teaching and Learning is collecting information to help improve teaching resources at Queens College. At this time, we are seeking input from our part-time faculty, since they teach a large number of courses at Queens. This call is for participants in a task force that will offer advice on how part-time faculty might share teaching practices and propose mechanisms for improving teaching services.
The Adjunct Teaching Task Force was first convened in November 2010. After working together for a year, the group produced a report with recommendations for providing better teaching support for adjunct faculty. As a result, a number of resources were created to help support adjunct faculty, including a resource site, an adjunct faculty work space in King Hall 109, the adjunct faculty handbook, the QC Adjunct Google Group, and the Teaching Circle Blog.
We are looking to reconvene the Adjunct Teaching Task Force and are recruiting eight to ten members, representing all four divisions of the College, including long-serving adjuncts as well as graduate teaching fellows. Of the group, four team leaders will be selected to facilitate organization among the other members of the task force around the objectives of (1) technology, (2) space, (3) classroom issues, (4), faculty development, (5) campus relations, and (6) teaching materials. The objective of this task force will be to evaluate the success of the measures recommended by the previous task force and, if necessary, make new recommendations.
Participation requires attendance at a meeting on Tuesday, May 23 to launch the task force and meet the others on the team, as well as a six-month commitment (September 2017 through February 2018) to compile information, communicate regularly with task force members via an online forum, and help produce monthly reports to the Center for Teaching and Learning. Participating part-time faculty will receive an iPad mini for their work on the task force.
For more information, please contact Rowena Li (firstname.lastname@example.org, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies) who is serving as coordinator for this project.
To sign up, please complete the form below and submit by May 16.