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This event took place: September 20, 2017, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CDT (UTC -5:00)
NMC Beyond the Horizon > Supporting Adjunct Faculty through Tech Deployment

Part-time and adjunct faculty are often tasked with teaching introductory and online classes; however, institutions do not always provide them with access to the same tools, resources, and training afforded to full-time and tenured faculty. Further, due to their temporary employment status, adjuncts face unique challenges in implementing new technologies and redesigning curricula. By understanding the needs of part time instructors and taking steps to support them, colleges and universities can help improve their teaching to benefit more students. Join us to hear from two presenters who are supporting these important faculty members and collaborate with fellow attendees to devise strategies with your colleagues. Special thanks to the TIAA Institute for arranging for notable presenters for this and upcoming webinars.

Bryan Best (University of La Verne)
I've been in the higher education technology space for 18 years and I'm still having fun! There's always something more to learn and cool people to meet!
Kevin Eagan (University of California, Los Angeles)
Kevin Eagan is Assistant Professor in Residence and Director of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), the longest-running and largest empirical study of higher education in the country. He is also the Managing Director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA (HERI) , where the CIRP surveys are administered. Dr. Eagan’s research interests include issues related to undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, contingent faculty, student retention, institutional contexts and structures of opportunity, survey validity and reliability, and advanced quantitative methods. He obtained his Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA, his M.S. in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University, and his B.S. in Mathematics from Greensboro College.