Supporting Online Adjunct Faculty: A Virtual Mentoring Program

Volume, Issue - Date: 
Volume 9, Issue 2 - June 2005
Author(s): 
Maria Puzziferro-Schnitzer, Associate Dean, Virtual College, Florida Community College at Jacksonville
Author(s): 
Jeff Kissinger, Instructional Program Manager, Virtual College, Florida Community College at Jacksonville
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Keywords: 
faculty satisfaction, online adjuncts, online faculty
Abstract: 

Because of growing demand for online courses, staffing and faculty support issues can become major obstacles to growth and instructional quality. In 2004, Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ) was awarded an Effective Practices Award at the Sloan-C conference in Orlando, Florida for its Virtual Adjunct Mentoring program. This paper will provide the background, current program organization, and future directions of the program.