|Description||Janet Bagby, Jessica Akers, Nicole O’Guinn (Educational Psychology)|
Baylor’s graduate student and adjunct instructors have the same charge as full-time faculty to facilitate transformational education. But they have many distinct needs. Some may be new to teaching. Some may have crucial time constraints. Some may be unfamiliar with the logistics of university teaching. Some may have important professional commitments outside of academia. Recognizing that departments and individual instructors benefit from intentional support, the Department of Educational Psychology (School of Education) recently piloted then adopted a new approach to the development of graduate student and adjunct instructors. This SET will describe the process, sharing insights from the best practices of both pedagogy and professional development. Participants will hear firsthand from instructors involved and be challenged to imagine how instructor support might be advanced in their own departments.