Teacher Training: Become an Adjunct University Professor

Share your experience, knowledge & expertise in a live classroom to make a difference in the quality of someone's life!
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  • Lectures 39
  • Length 12.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

What is the course about?

  • Have you ever considered becoming an University Professor? in a live classroom?
  • Do you have skills and experience that, if shared, can make a difference in someone's life?
  • This course teaches someone how to become an Adjunct University Professor in a live classroom even if they have never taught before.
  • The course can also benefit existing Adjunct University Professors who want to enhance their teaching skills & performance.


Adjunct "part time" university instructors are being hired by universities more than ever before. Adjunct Professors number approximately 1 - 1.5 million in the US alone. Up to 50 - 85% of university faculty staff are adjuncts - especially in community colleges. Even elite private universities like Georgetown University have more than 50% of their faculty staff as adjuncts.

What kind of materials are included?

  • The course consists of 38 video lectures which include the following:
    • Student testimonials of actual students
    • Funny Movie clips used to emphasize key points
    • Live in-class instruction video clips of Professor Lacouture in action!
    • There are +5 hours of content to complete.

Why take this course?

  • Take this course if you ever dreamed of becoming an university professor in a live classroom....this course will teach you how!
  • Take this course if you are already an Adjunct University Professor and want to improve your teaching skills and performance

What are the requirements?

  • Desire to teach others

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Describe the World of Academia in Higher Education
  • Explain what an Adjunct Professor is and why they are important to universities
  • Describe the kinds of people who want to become one & why
  • Explain why teaching and sharing knowledge is so important
  • Describe what the characteristics & qualifications are to become an Adjunct Professor and to feel confident that you can become one
  • Explain the importance and necessity of research & extensive study
  • Create & develop your “teaching philosophy/style” & classroom culture”
  • Explain “who” your students are how they learn, and how to teach them as Adult Learners
  • Explain the different types of jobs that exist and in what types of schools
  • Get a job as an adjunct university professor, even if you have never taught before
  • Describe how much money you can make
  • Explain various types of Teaching approaches, methods, & techniques for LIVE in class instruction.
  • Use Technology & Social Media to enhance the learning experience and your adjunct career
  • Fairly assess/grade your students learning, grade exams and assignments
  • Respond well to student evaluations; what to expect, how you need to view feedback and take action
  • . Explain & act upon applying the business concept of “Customer Experience” to optimizing your students “Learning Experience”
  • Explain & act upon the new teaching concept of “Education Purpose Centered Teaching”
  • Undertake the steps to strengthen your existing adjunct career

Who is the target audience?

  • For those who want to pursue an adjunct career as a “hobby” and/or “part-time” job and want to avoid the painful learning curve and complete “trial and error” approach to their first teaching job.
  • For existing “full-time” adjunct professors who want to strengthen their knowledge and skills in order to become an even better instructor and improve their students’ learning & academic results.
  • Masters/PhD Graduates or existing students who are interested in becoming an adjunct professor and have ambitions to have a career in teaching or academia.
  • University Administrators who hire and manage adjunct faculty and have an interest in the development, preparation and success of their new and existing adjunct faculty.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Why was this course developed?
What need will this course fulfill for Universities?
Myths about Adjunct University Professors
Learning/Behavioral Objectives
Why I love Teaching
Section 2: Understanding Higher Education, "Teaching" and Adjunct Professors
Understanding Higher Education, "Teaching" and Adjunct Professors
What kind of person wants to become and Adjunct Professor & Why
World of Academia in Higher Education
World of Academia in Higher Education continued
How much money do Adjunct Professors make?
Section 3: How to prepare for and get an Adjunct Professor position
How to prepare for and get an Adjunct Professor position
Steps to Obtain Adjunct Professor Position
"The First 90 Days; Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
You Got the Job! Now What?
Section 4: Understanding who your students are and how they learn
Understanding Who Your Students are
Understanding how your students learn
Section 5: Optimal Learning Experience
Optimal Customer Experience+Education Purpose Learning=Optimal Learning Experien
Education Purpose Centered Learning
Section 6: Developing your teaching philosophy
Developing your teaching philosophy
Writing your teaching philosophy
Section 7: What are the different teaching forums & methods?
What are the different teaching forums & methods?
Section 8: Leveraging technology to enhance the learning experience
Leveraging technology to enhance the learning experience
Learning management system
Social Media
"NBC Learn"
Skype in the classroom, google goggles, polleverywhere.com
Ted Ed
Section 9: How to prepare yourself for your first course & first class
How to prepare yourself for your first course & first class
How to prepare yourself for your first course & first class Part 2
Steps to prepare for your first class/course
Developing the syllabus
Grading & Assessment
The First Day of Class!!, "play by play", "Thought by thought" What to expect
Section 10: How to prepare for your next course & next class
How to prepare for your next course/class
Section 11: How to maintain your adjunct professor position and build your adjunct career
How to maintain your adjunct professor position and build your adjunct career
Section 12: Resources to enhance your personal development
Resources to enhance your personal development
Concluding Remarks
Extended Montage of student testimonials and in class clips

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Instructor Biography

Luis E. Lacouture, Adjunct Professor, Villanova Univ. Graduate School Business

- Full-Time Executive in Fortune 100 Company

Luis Lacouture is a Strategic Marketing Leader with a consistent record of achievement and top performance in U.S. and International pharmaceutical markets. He is a catalyst for transformative change and providing successful change leadership. He has a strong record of developing and executing marketing strategy and delivering results through highly impactful advertising, promotion, consumer and health care professional education programs, and multi-channel integration. Mr. Lacouture is recognized for his ability to initiate and foster customer relationships, lead cross-functional teams, identify and develop talent, and establish strong collaborative relationships with global stakeholders. His expertise includes leading multiple complex projects, including product launches, and challenging the status quo to deliver business results.

Mr. Lacouture is currently the Regional Marketing Leader of New Products and Commercial Operations Leader for Launch Excellence at Merck & Co. in West Point, PA. His previous positions at Merck included Regional Diabetes Marketing Leader and Global Diabetes Senior Director of Marketing Communications, both for the Januvia/Janumet franchise; U.S. Hypertension Marketing Director, and U.S. Marketing Manager for Hypertension, Diabetes, and Respiratory. Mr. Lacouture started his career at Glaxo SmithKline’s Consumer Healthcare business in Pittsburgh where he held the positions of Brand Equity Manager and Associate Brand Manager/Analyst.

Mr. Lacouture is also an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University's Graduate School of Business (live classroom). He is consistently rated by students in a comprehensive student evaluation exercise (CATS) to be in top 25th percentile for both the quality of his course and instruction. Based on his student evaluation scores when compared with all other university professors, he rates above the vast majority of existing full time/tenured faculty at the Graduate Business School. Mr. Lacouture is also an Adjunct Professor at Post University where he teaches on-line courses.

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