Adjunct faculty face a number of unique pressures that make it challenging to obtain the professional development opportunities they want and need.

In recognition of adjuncts’ growing need for training and support, we are expanding our partnership with the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) to co-host a a variety of high-quality resources covering professional development topics for adjunct faculty and administrators. These efforts represent our joint commitment to supporting adjuncts in their careers.

This fall, Cengage Learning Digital Educators and faculty partners will present blog posts, podcasts, and webinars related to our theme: “Be Connected: Using Digital Tools to Create Meaningful Connections.” NISOD will host the content on their website for member institutions.

The first webinar, “Creating Connections Among Dispersed Faculty,” is scheduled for November 5. The series will continue through the spring, culminating with a live session at the 2016 NISOD Conference.

In addition, we will partner with NISOD to offer three scholarships to the NISOD conference (including conference registration, travel, and accommodations). These scholarships will go to adjunct instructors who submit winning proposals to create content as part of the professional development series in the spring. (More information on the scholarship program will be added to in the near future.)


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» Instructors and adminstrators: Interested in “Creating Connections Among Dispersed Faculty”? Register for the November 5 webinar.