Teacher Training: Become an Adjunct University Professor
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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.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Why was this course developed?Preview
What need will this course fulfill for Universities?Preview
Myths about Adjunct University ProfessorsPreview
Why I love TeachingPreview
|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
Skype in the classroom, google goggles, polleverywhere.com
|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
Extended Montage of student testimonials and in class clips
- 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.