New Adjunct Orientation

Loudoun Campus Prepares Adjuncts for Fall

New Adjunct Orientation
Adjuncts attended New Adjunct Orientation at the Loudoun Campus.

The Loudoun Adjunct Professional Development program was off to a busy start in August. Beginning with a New Adjunct Orientation where 27 new adjuncts spent an evening learning about campus resources for faculty, administrative responsibilities, how to prepare for the first day of class and how to operate classroom technology.

Success Strategy Training
From left to right: Tom Gutnick, Diane Stepro, Deborah Rice, Bill McFadden and Rachel Sweeny prepare to serve as facilitators for the Adjunct Success Strategy Groups at Loudoun.

The second event of the new school year was the Adjunct Professional Development Day, held the Saturday before classes began. More than 200 adjunct faculty and full-time faculty attended the professional development event that began with a welcome from Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig. Following the opening portion of the program, faculty participated in their choice of two sessions of concurrent professional development workshops led mainly by adjunct faculty along with some full-time faculty. The event concluded over lunch with discipline meetings led by assistant deans and program heads.

Beginning the week of September 16, adjuncts will also have the opportunity to participate in monthly Success Strategy Groups, which are informal small group gatherings designed to help adjunct faculty connect with one another, connect with the campus, and explore a variety of teaching strategies. For more information on the Success Strategy groups or other aspects of the Loudoun Adjunct Professional Development Program visit http://blogs.nvcc.edu/loudounadjuncts/.

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