Handbook Set 3 (A Handbook & Going the Distance)



A Handbook for Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty, 7th Edition, by Donald Greive, Ed.D. & Patricia Lesko, MFA
The Part-Time Press, 2011
160 pages. Paperback.

See Inside This Book!

To download the Table of Contents in PDF format, click here.
To download a sample chapter (Chapter 1) in PDF format, click here.

With over 265,000 copies sold, A Handbook is one of the most trusted faculty development resources available today. A Handbook is more than just a teacher’s manual! This powerhouse helps readers tackle the day-to-day challenges associated with teaching part-time. The book takes faculty members (including those new to the classroom) step-by-step through the semester. Readers begin with a discussion about the importance of andragogy, student-centered learning and cooperative/collaborative learning. The book offers loads of suggestions and teaching tips and helps instructors sharpen their skills in order to become more confident and competent in the classroom. A Handbook helps readers build stronger lessons plans, integrate media and technology into lectures effectively, facilitate more dynamic classroom discussions and craft a variety of test types and assessment tools (including self-assessment tools).  A Handbook offers practical advice and successful strategies in a readable, accessible style and format.

Readers say….

  • “Adjunct instructors often enter the teaching arena with extensive work experience that is vital to keeping our programs updated. A Handbook for Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty and Teachers of Adults is a practical tool they can use to be successful immediately and throughout their teaching careers.” — Dr. Sharee P. Koppell, Academic Dean, Sullivan College
  • “Your books are super-excellent! We have provided them to our new adjunct faculty as well as to our seasoned adjunct faculty who want to continue growing and refreshing their teaching skills.”— Jeana Bodart, Adjunct Faculty Coordinator, Ivy Tech Community College
  • “Must Have Information for Adjunct Instructors…” — Fred Fanning author Essays on Safety, Health and Environment
  • “Great tips in a concise format!”— review from Amazon.com

Going the Distance: A Handbook for Adjunct & Part-Time Faculty Who Teach Online, 2nd Edition
by Patricia Adams, Evelyn Beck and Happy Gingras
The Part-Time Press, 2019, 2nd Edition
112 pages. Paperback.

See Inside This Book!

To download the Table of Contents in PDF format, click here.
To download a sample chapter (Chapter 5) in PDF format, click here.

This book was authored by a trio of award-winning distance educators who have, collectively, been developing and teaching distance education courses for decades. Happy Gingras is the Director of Teaching and Learning at Pitt Community College. Evelyn Beck is the Dean of Arts & Sciences at Piedmont Technical College. Patricia Adams has been planning, developing and facilitating online courses for over a dozen years at Pitt Community College.

Since first being published in 2008, this handbook has helped tens of thousands of college faculty transition their courses online! Whether you’re just thinking about teaching online, a first-time online course facilitator, or you are an experienced distance educator, Going the Distance: A Handbook for Faculty Who Teach Online will help you sharpen your online teaching skills, develop and deliver more richly-structured distance education courses.

The new Second Edition contains updated and expanded sections on blending, assessment, student retention, course development/design, conferences, awards, copyright, tips and teaching techniques for the online classroom.

Going the Distance: A Handbook for Faculty Who Teach Online provides faculty—full- and part-timers—with the contents of a first-rate teaching workshop for a fraction of the price.


Readers say….

  • “This is a good starter kit for those new to teaching online. It can also be a good review for those experienced in the online environment but need a refresher or are attempting to solve a problem. Covered are important topical areas such as assessment, technology, guests, and virtual field trips. In addition, course development processes and issues are discussed. Of course, all of this is generalized knowledge that can be adapted to meet the reader’s individual institution’s policies and procedures.”—Amazon.com review


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