Adult Education in Academia offers roadmaps and tools for
responding effectively to the changing needs of learners,
educators, trainers, and administrators. The material discussed in
various chapters is useful for all diverse teachers and trainers
who want to effectively facilitate information to their learners
while keeping them engaged in the learning process. The contents
are written with a cross-cultural fl avor and diversity since
today's educators are able to teach global audiences. The book aims
to introduce the reader to a comprehensive recruitment process for
potential educators, development of faculty, retention practices of
extraordinary faculty members, effective facilitation skills, adult
learning, online education, peer review process, and assessment of
learning to deliver a quality program to all students regardless of
geographic location or teaching modality. The material is designed
to be useful to employees, faculty members, associate deans, deans,
and program directors both in public and private education arenas.
The book is also written for faculty development and training as
well as for use by higher education administrators.Colleges and
universities wishing to adopt this material for their faculty
development programs may contact the authors or the publisher.
Schools, trainers and educators adopting this book or any of its
chapters may contact the publisher or an author for receiving the
available supplementary facilitator's materials such as sample
faculty training manuals, exercises, activities, and PowerPoint
slides for presentation. This book discusses that extraordinary
educators know what to teach, how to teach, as well as how to
continuously assess and improve. These extraordinary educators
excel at creating exciting learning opportunities since they
connect well with learners who learn the skills to reach their full
potential. This book offers practical techniques, tips and
guidelines for the creation of an extraordinary learning
environment. It discusses learning theories, needs assessment,
twenty fi rst century facilitation tools, essentials of cyberspace
education, diversity management, outcomes assessment, mentoring of
new educators, and retention of extraordinary human resources.Ralph
Waldo Emerson said that "the person who can make hard things easy
is the educator," and Adult Education in Academia provides
educators with simple to implement tools to make learning more
fruitful for students while assessing and enhancing the process for
documentation and accreditation. Each of these real world practical
facilitation techniques offers opportunities for becoming and being
an extraordinary educator.
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