|aDeveloping effective part-time teachers in higher education :|bnew approaches to professional development /|cedited by Fran Beaton and Amanda Gilbert.
|aLondon :|bRoutledge,Taylor and Francis,|cc2013.
|axx, 212 p. ;|c24 cm
|aStaff and educational development series
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction: The expansion of part-time teaching in higher education and its consequences / Amanda Gibert --Supporting part-time and other teaching staff: who are they and why are they important? / Bland Tomkinson -- Determining the support needs of casual academic staff at the frontline / Bronwyn Bevan-Smith, Jayne Keogh and Bruce D'Arcy -- Policy and practice to support part-time teachers at scale: the experience of the UK's Open University / Anne Gaskell -- What makes a really good support programme for part-time lecturers in higher education? / Anne Lee -- Students who teach: developing scholarly tutors / Meegan Hall and Kathryn Sutherland -- How do we know it works? Developing and evaluating a professional development programme for part-time teachers / Coralie McCormack and Patricia Kelly -- Welcome on board: designing support interventions to meet the real needs of new part-time lecturers / Louise Wilson -- Tutoring online: practices and developmental needs of part-time/causal staff / Pam Parker and Neal Sumner -- All take and no give? Responding to the support and development needs of women in casual academic roles / Karen Starr -- Building sustainable frameworks for the engagement and development of casual teaching staff: an Australian perspective / Muyessur Durur and Jennifer Gilmore -- Academic leadership: strategies for building effective teams of all staff / Shân Wareing -- Future directions in professional development: implications for individuals and organisations / Fran Beaton.
|aThis book, drawing on the voices of part-time teachers and the expertise of those who support them, considers whole-institution strategies to promote individual and collective professional development. Amanda Gilbert from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Part-time teachers have become an increasing part of the workforce in universities throughout the world. They work in a sector undergoing enormous change and debate about the purposes of the university for individuals, societies and economies. As part-time employees, however, they are not necessarily offered the same level of support or recognition as full-time lecturers. This book, drawing on the voices of part-time teachers and the expertise of those who support them, considers whole-institution strategies to promote individual and collective professional development. Utilising real action research undertaken by expert practitioners from Australia, New Zealand and the UK, this book explains: What motivates part-time teachers; Developing effective policy and practice to support part-time teachers; What part-time teachers' voices tell us about the content and delivery of induction programmes and ongoing support; The implications of change and future directions of Higher Education and part-time educators; How to build sustainable frameworks for the professional development of part-time staff. Developing Effective Part-time Teachers in Higher Education explores the extent to which part-time staff are utilised, the effectiveness of their teaching, their integration into the broader teaching environment, and their training and development. This international text will prove an invaluable source for anyone involved in academic and educational staff development in Higher or Further Education, and is essential reading for Human Resources directors and managers, senior academics and all part-time teachers.