Fort Hays State University proudly employs highly-qualified
adjunct faculty, and provides these faculty a number of opportunities to
enhance continually their teaching and technology skills.
Training Classes: FHSU offers in-house adjunct training courses in an online format, so that university adjuncts across the globe may train at their own convenience. Coursework includes technological skills in Blackboard
and various multimedia content, as well as such topics as adult learner theory, state comprehensive
university and FHSU culture, communication and time management in online
instruction, minimizing academic dishonesty, and retention strategies.
Center for Teaching
Excellence and Learning Technologies (CTELT): The Center for Teaching
Excellence and Learning Technologies is dedicated to helping all FHSU faculty
succeed, on-campus or online. CTELT facilitates workshops,
webinars, and consultations in a variety of current technologies, such as
Blackboard, Atomic Learning, NBC Learn, VoiceThread, DyKnow, FHSU Web Survey,
Lecture Capture/Camtasia Relay, iTunesU, and Respondus. In addition, CTELT
offers training and support in pedagogical skills, such as flipped classrooms,
mind mapping, instructional design, and
assessing learning with rubrics.
Training Resources: Atomic Learning offers thousands of short tutorials
covering common software applications and computer tasks. FHSU has integrated
Atomic Learning in Blackboard. Students and faculty alike are provided access
to Atomic Learning and all available tutorials at no cost.
Ken Windholz, adjunct faculty for the Psychology department, attends a CTELT webinar about adult learners.