Adjunct faculty in FHSU Virtual College complete training to enhance teaching skills

04/03/15 nf/ks
HAYS, Kan. -- Fifty adjunct faculty at the Fort Hays State University Virtual College this year completed new training classes to enhance their skills in pedagogy and technology. Faculty who complete the training courses are compensated with a salary increase, beginning the semester following completion.

Recently hired adjunct faculty completed Foundations of Online Teaching. This four-week course covered topics such as media richness in online learning, retention and persistence, last date of academic participation, faculty/administration collaboration, basic Blackboard concepts, and procedures for dealing with academic misconduct.

Experienced faculty completed Advanced Concepts in Online Teaching. This six-week course included content on discussion board best practices, adult learning theory, internationalization and teaching multicultural learners, rubrics, and "flipped" learning. Both courses included learning modules on state comprehensive university culture and FHSU culture.

Adjunct faculty who completed Foundations of Online Teaching, and their respective departments, are as follows:

Alan Moore Justice Studies
Anika Rohla English
Bari Courts Management and Marketing
Brenda Rose Teacher Education
Brooke Mann Psychology
Chris Dinkel Biology
Clarine Jacobs Management and Marketing
David Arndt Psychology
Donald Ashbaugh Management and Marketing
Eamonn Coveney Geosciences
Elizabeth Ashton Informatics
Elizabeth Dingler Sociology
Erin Kennedy Leadership Studies
Jason Southworth Philosophy
John Adams Communication Studies
Josh Jones Informatics
Julia Kastle Allied Health
Karen Burrows Philosophy
Kelley Parker Leadership Studies
Masyn Phoenix Graduate School
Natalie Bartlett Psychology
Nicole Purcell Psychology
Nuchelle Atkinson Psychology
Rachel Newbury Graduate School
Sharon Stroburg Management and Marketing

Adjunct faculty who completed Advanced Concepts in Online Teaching, and their respective departments, are as follows:

Arthur Morin Political Science
Ben Hill Teacher Education
Brandie Bieker Teacher Education
Brian Gribben History
Cathie Klein Leadership Studies
Chelsea Arndt Psychology
Dale Powers Management and Marketing
Darin Challacombe Psychology
Emily Pinkston Allied Health
Gennifer Marconette English
Hollie Marquess History
Jeremy Carlton Philosophy
Jordan Kroeger Management and Marketing
Josh Tanguay Psychology
Larry Carver Institute of Applied Technology
Linda Frederick Management and Marketing
Mandi Brous Sociology
Marcus Porter Advanced Education Programs
Marilyn Schultz Management and Marketing
Marsha Moody Teacher Education
Mike DeGrosky Leadership Studies
Mike Knehr Leadership Studies
Monica Dreiling Teacher Education
Tom McGlinn Teacher Education
Wesley Rathburn Informatics

Questions about adjunct training and support at Fort Hays State University may be directed to Nicole Frank at or 785-628-4291.

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