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Improving Adjunct Teaching Through Facilitator Development

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

Start Date

June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Two Year Colleges

Tagged Division

Two Year College Division

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

12.850.1 - 12.850.10

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https://peer.asee.org/2499

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19

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Russell Richardson College of the Canyons

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Russell Richardson has been a community college teacher for 31 years. He began teaching at College of the Canyons in 1987 and is currently a professor in the department of political science. Throughout his career he has been involved in a variety of teaching improvement and professional development programs. Along with Joseph Gerda, he developed the Associate Program for Adjunct Instructors in 1989 and is currently the director of the College of the Canyons Institute of Teaching and Learning. He joined the CREATE program in 2002. Richardson received his B.S. and M.A. from Western Kentucky University and an Ed.D. in higher education from Texas Tech University.

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Kathleen Alfano College of the Canyons

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Kathleen Alfano is the principal investigator of CREAT⁅s NSF ATE Regional Center for Information and Manufacturing Technologies and has led CREATE (California Regional Consortium for Engineering Advances in Technical Education) since its development in 1996-1997. She previously served as Dean of Academic Computing and Professional Programs and is currently also a faculty member at College of the Canyons. She has over twenty years of successful faculty leadership, administration of technical departments, and leadership of State and Federal curriculum projects, especially in the areas of technical education. Dr. Alfano has a B.S. in Chemistry, M.S. in Education/Counseling, and a Ph.D. from UCLA in Higher Education, Work, and Adult Development. She also directs the Cisco Academy Training Center (CATC) for California and Nevada.

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Joseph Gerda College of the Canyons

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Joseph Gerda has been at College of the Canyons since 1987, where he is currently a professor in the mathematics department.  Since 1988 he has held a variety of positions including Department Chair, Division Chair, Coordinator for Instruction, Assistant Dean of Instruction & Athletic Director.  He has been involved in the Hesburg Award winning  staff development activity, The Associate Program of Adjunct Instructors, since its inception in 1989.  His current interests includes staff development for adjunct instructors, improving online mathematics education and writing a statistics text integrating relevant problems, computer applications, and critical thinking.  He holds B.S. and M.A. from University of Texas, Arlington, and an M.S. from U.C.L.A School of Medicine.

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Floyd Moos College of the Canyons

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Floyd Moos has been an educator for 36 years.  Currently serving as College of the Canyon Dean of Fine and Performing Arts, Floyd began his teaching career in 1973.  He has worked at College of the Canyons since 1989 as an English instructor, department chair, division chair, and founding director of the collegs Institute of Teaching and Learning.  He joined the CREATE program in 2002, serving as NSF-CREATE Instructional Coordinator.  He received his B.A. and M.A. from University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.) and an Ed.D. in Higher Education, Curriculum and Assessment from Nova Southeastern University.

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Richardson, R., & Alfano, K., & Gerda, J., & Moos, F. (2007, June), Improving Adjunct Teaching Through Facilitator Development Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. https://peer.asee.org/2499

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