Recruiting, Orienting, & Supporting Online Adjunct Faculty 2015

A Survey of Practices

Published November 4th, 2015

As more students are going online, the role of adjunct faculty in this modality is increasing in importance. A new report from The Learning House, Inc., and the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) shares data about how colleges and universities recruit, train and retain this core component of faculty for online programs.

Now, get your questions answered in a free, live webinar from two of the report’s authors. Dr. David Clinefelter, Chief Academic Officer of Learning House, and Russ Poulin, Deputy Director, Research and Analysis, for WCET, will discuss the findings of a survey of academic leaders about how they hire and utilize adjunct faculty for online programs.

In this webinar, Russ and Dave discuss:

  • How institutions develop policies for online adjunct faculty
  • Different philosophies around online course development
  • Empowering online adjunct faculty to customize courses
  • How online adjunct faculty are recruited
  • What professional development opportunities exist
  • And more

Watch the Webinar


About the Presenters

Dr. David Clinefelter is the Chief Academic Officer at The Learning House, Inc., in Louisville, Ky., where he develops the highest academic tools, training and strategies for the company’s online partners. Dave’s 30-year career in education spans all levels, from K-12 to higher education. An early advocate of online education, prior to joining Learning House, he served as Chief Academic Officer of for-profit, online universities Walden and Kaplan, and as President of Graceland University.

Russell Poulin is Director, Policy and Analysis at WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), where he organizes WCET’s national policy and research activities, edits WCET’s Frontiers blog, coordinates WCET’s research efforts, and works on e-learning consortia issues. He represented distance education in the U.S. Department of Education’s 2014 Negotiated Rulemaking process. Previously, he coordinated distance education activities for the North Dakota University System.

Related Resources

Research Report
Published November 3, 2015
What effect does the use of online adjunct faculty have on the quality and number of programs offered online? Find out in this report!
View Research Report