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So, without further ado, this week we posted 34 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 15 different schools. Currently there are a total of 793 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

10 Online Teaching Positions – Rasmussen College

5 Online Teaching Positions – Purdue University Global

4 Online Teaching/SME Positions – Profhire, Inc.

 

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at Agate Development, American Public University System, Arkansas Tech University, ECPI University, Georgia Military College, Howard Community College, Kankakee Community College, LeTourneau University, National American University, Southeast Technical Institute, Southern New Hampshire University, and Strayer University.

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alex-geerts-NuO6iTBkHxE-unsplashHello all! This may be a nuanced topic, but I figured I would go ahead and discuss it in case any of you all are finding yourself in this particular situation.

Fall Quarter starts tomorrow for a lot of colleges and universities, including one I am teaching online for. I was putting some finishing touches on my syllabus in the weeks leading up to quarter’s start and ran into a little snafu. In general, the college (meaning both the on-ground and online components of it) only considers Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week as holidays. On-ground students are expected to go to class the Monday-Wednesday of that week. And this week is considered one of the ten weeks in the quarter.

But, as we know, online courses don’t happen in terms of “days.” They tend to happen in denominations of weeks (which includes weekends, especially important schoolwork times for busy adult learners). So what this represents is a shorter week for online students. But here is the conundrum: I usually have my student’s discussion boards due on Thursdays and their classmate responses due on Sundays. Thursday, as we all know, is Thanksgiving Day.

I found myself with three options.

  1. Take Thanksgiving week off completely. But on-ground students still have this week and there isn’t an “extra” week to give at the end of the term. So, in my instance, I couldn’t do this. The quarter needs to be at least 10 weeks long.
  2. Have the discussion board assignment due on Wednesday that week. This was an option for me, but what I didn’t like about it is that for every other week of the quarter the discussion responses are due on Thursday. To have one week where things are different isn’t in keeping with an online learner’s need for consistency (it provides the structure akin to what the brick-and-mortar environment provides). So having one week where the due dates were different didn’t seem fair. And online adult learners often need entire weeks to structure their work time. And, indeed, holidays (off from work) and weekends are when they really can focus on schoolwork.
  3. Keep things as is. Have the discussion due on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day and the classmate responses due that Sunday. This is what I decided to do.

But, Brooke, how fair is that? Why do online students have to work on their Thanksgiving and is that even fair or allowed? Won’t they be upset with you?

No, online students should not have to work on their Thanksgiving Day. I, their instructor, do not want to work on Thanksgiving Day either. (I plan to be in the kitchen knee high in chopped onions and pumpkin seeds myself). But I decided to trust my online students to structure and calendar themselves as they see fit in their lives. If they don’t want to work on Thanksgiving day, they don’t have to. They can answer the discussion prompt Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of that week. But if they need Thursday, then they have it. There is no requirement that they work on Thanksgiving, this is just when the due date is. My online students can decide for themselves how they will use that time this week.

And this solution satisfies both kinds of students. The student who does not want to work on Thanksgiving (or even Black Friday!) AND the working adult learner who needs Thursday to do school stuff because they worked at their day jobs Monday-Wednesday (to have a shortened week would have even stressed this student out more).

I explain this in the syllabus to my students so that expectations are clear. I write a blurb in the course calendar that says something like:

Week 8 Deliverables:
Initial Discussion Response Due Thursday 11/28 by 11:59 PM EST.
(Yes, this is Thanksgiving :) You are not expected to work on your holiday, so this week I would schedule things so that you can get this one done early. But you have the holiday day to work if you want/need it).

Or

Week 8 Deliverables:
Initial Discussion Response due Thursday 11/28 by 11:59 PM EST
(Yes, this is Thanksgiving Day. I want you to know that you are not expected to work on your holiday. You are welcome to post this one early to have that day off. But you have the holiday day to turn it in if you need that time.)

Something along those lines. This is not the first time I’ve run into this problem and made this choice. I’ve done it a couple of times before and do students mind? No. No one has ever complained to me or left some comment on the student evaluation to the effect of “This instructor made us work on Thanksgiving!” On the contrary, a lot of students end up turning their work in on that day. Because they needed it. And it didn’t ruin their holiday!

What have you all done in similar circumstances? What questions does this topic bring up for you? Feel free to leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!

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Each week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified moments after we post new jobs, please LIKE our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

So, without further ado, this week we posted 49 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 8 different schools. Currently there are a total of 795 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

25 Online Teaching Positions – Tarrant County College

8 Online Teaching Positions – Concorde Career Colleges

5 Online Teaching Positions – Allen Community College

And we are still hosting 2 AdjunctWorld Exclusive Online Teaching Job Opportunities from Ashford University (Finance and Economics)

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at Concordia University, Portland, Grand Canyon University, Northern Vermont University, Profhire, Inc., and University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

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Each week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified moments after we post new jobs, please LIKE our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

So, without further ado, this week we posted 25 Online Adjunct jobs and 2 on-ground positions to AdjunctWorld from 9 different schools. Currently there are a total of 829 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

9 Online Teaching Positions – Baker College

5 Online Teaching Positions – CTU Online

4 Online Teaching Positions – Mindojo.com

And we are still hosting 2 AdjunctWorld Exclusive Online Teaching Job Opportunities from Ashford University (Finance and Economics)

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at Ashford University, College of William and Mary, Grand Canyon University, Maryville University, and West Coast University. And 2 on-ground positions in Northern California from Profhire, Inc.

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Each week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified moments after we post new jobs, please LIKE our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

So, without further ado, this week we posted 27 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 14 different schools. Currently there are a total of 817 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

9 Online Teaching Positions – Western Education Institute

3 Online Teaching Positions – University of Cincinnati

2 Online Teaching Positions – Central Texas College

 

And 2 AdjunctWorld Exclusive Online Teaching Job Opportunities: Ashford University (Finance and Economics)

 

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at American Public University College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Franklin University, Grand Canyon University, Independence University, Jefferson Health, Rasmussen College, South University, TCSPP, and Western Governors University.

 

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Each week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified moments after we post new jobs, please LIKE our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

So, without further ado, this week we posted 57 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 12 different schools. Currently there are a total of 822 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

27 Online Teaching Positions – Tarrant County College

9 Online Teaching Positions – AIU Online

6 Online Teaching Positions – Lincoln Land Community College

 

And 1 AdjunctWorld Exclusive Online Teaching Job Opportunity: Ashford University (Finance)

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at CSU Global, Grand Canyon University, Lindsey Wilson College, Syracuse University, TEL Library, The Los Angeles Film School, Waldorf University, and Western Governors University.

 

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Each week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified moments after we post new jobs, please LIKE our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

So, without further ado, this week we posted 34 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 13 different schools. Currently there are a total of 799 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

15 Online Teaching Positions – Eastern Gateway Community College

4 Online Teaching Positions – Fortis College Online

3 Online Teaching Positions – AIU Online

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at Bay Path University, Georgia Military College, Grand Canyon University, Liberty University, Northwest Florida State College, Purdue University Global, Rasmussen College, South University, University of California, Irvine, and University of the Commonwealth Caribbean.

 

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Each week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified moments after we post new jobs, please LIKE our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

So, without further ado, this week we posted 17 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 15 different schools. Currently there are a total of 795 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

2 Online Teaching Positions – Purdue University Global

2 Online Subject Matter Expert (SME) Positions – Study.com

1 Online Teaching Position – Walden University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Eastern Kentucky University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Franklin University, Harrisburg Area Community College, Ocean County College, St. Clair County Community College, TCSPP, University of Dayton, University of Maryland University College, Western Governors University, and Zovio.

 

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mattia-ascenzo-thW2sk-646E-unsplashHello AdjunctWorld Community! Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! It is sooo hot here in Kentucky! I’m grateful to be an an air-conditioned house writing to you this morning vs. out in the heat and humidity!

While I am enjoying some more time indoors, I’ve been perusing the web, looking for some good information to share with you. I happened across this article out of The Chronicle of Higher Education by Flower Darby. The entire article is a good read, but I’ll highlight the section that stood out the most to me – “Common Misconceptions” about online teaching. These are misconceptions I am often tasked with debunking when I tell someone I teach online for a living! It was nice to see it laid out here. I’ll summarize this section below:

Misconception 1: “Online classes are like slow cookers: Set and forget.”

Real Deal: A set and forget online classroom is doomed to fail – not only the students, but the instructor as well. In a dog eat dog world of online teaching job-getting, too many student evaluations with this phrase, “I took this class and the teacher was never available or participated” is going to render future solicitations fewer and further between. For an online class to be successful the instructor has to be fully engaged in the classroom on all levels – in discussion, question answering, assignment feedback, and overall conscientiousness about course design and layout. Online classrooms are not self-studies. They are dynamic classrooms where a strong relationship is established between the instructor and the students.

Misconception 2: “Online students are lazy/disengaged/(insert negative adjective here).”

Real Deal: Well, maybe, but not necessarily any more so than students in the face-to-face environment. And, this rationale is in some ways a product of the ol’ fundamental attribution error. We tend to blame others’ mistakes on an assumed personality feature of theirs vs. on the situation (we do the opposite for our own mistakes). It is equally, or perhaps more so, likely that the students aren’t engaged because we aren’t engaging them. When we face a problem in online classroom environment, a good course of action is to look inward. The problem may not expressly be your fault, but its the only thing you have any control over.

Misconception 3: “Online classes don’t work.”

Real Deal: This is patently untrue. But it is true that online classes won’t work if you view them as the little brother or the sub-par version of a “real” face-to-face classroom. This particular attitude will doom an online classroom. We need to take research from the best practices in online teaching and use that to mindfully craft a strong online classroom with all the components that make it great. If we try to make a virtual version of a face-to-face classroom, it won’t work nearly as well.

Misconception 4: “Teaching online is not as enjoyable as teaching in person.”

Real Deal: Again, comparison is the root of all discontent. Don’t compare! Enjoy being an on-ground teacher for all that looks like and entails and enjoy being an online teacher for all that looks like and entails. As Darby says in the article,

“If you find online education to be unsatisfying, that might be because the activities you undertake when “teaching” online resemble administrative tasks more than dynamic co-construction of new knowledge with students. You log in to grade student work, check boxes, go through the motions, manage operational functions. No wonder it doesn’t seem fulfilling. Those activities are drudgery.”

So, find a way to be you in the online classroom, to engage your students – who, by the way, are very interesting folks; mostly adult learners who are working in the field and eager to learn what they need to to get ahead at work, thus supporting their families in the ways to which they aspire.

Debunked any of your own misconceptions about online teaching? Have any other “Misconception Vs. Real Deals” to share? Please leave a comment below!

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So, without further ado, this week we posted 32 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 17 different schools. Currently there are a total of 903 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

5 Online Teaching Positions – Eastern Oregon University

5 Online Subject Matter Expert (SME) Positions – Study.com

3 Online Teaching Positions – Western Governors University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at American Public University System, Colorado State University – Global, Concordia University – Portland, ECPI University, Grand Canyon University, Liberty University, McKendree University, Northcentral University, Purdue University Global, Southern Methodist University, TEL Library, The Los Angeles Film School, Troy University, and University of North Texas.

 

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