Online Adjunct Faculty Learning and Performance - Institutional, Programmatic and Psychological Factors that Lead to Part-Time Graduate Instructor Excellence in Health and Health Services Delivery Oriented Programs
Session explores research on graduate-level online instructors teaching in professional programs (N = 130), Results indicate that institutional and role-based factors play a role in online adjunct learning, development and continued success. Theoretical framework, findings, and practical steps programs can take to support online adjunct faculty performance will be discussed.
This session reviews a recently conducted study on the perceptions and experiences of graduate-level online instructors teaching in professional programs that serve as training for roles in the health and healthcare space (N = 130), including: public health, health services administration, health informatics and nursing. Results indicate that a number of specific institutional and role based factors play a role in online adjunct instructors ongoing learning, development and continued success teaching in these types of programs. A discussion of this research's theoretical framework, findings, and practical steps other online programs can take to support online adjunct faculty performance will be conducted.