Harmon Hall - Dunseth Auditorium
9:00 am - 9:50 am - General Session - Facilitator Dr. John A. Henschke
What are the prospects of Adult Education in the Academic World - Public and Private Universities, K-12, Community Colleges? Where will my academic preparation fit in with the employment needs of corporate, social service agencies, religious institutions, government entities, NGOs, etc.
10:00 am - 10:40 am - Breakout Sessions
Legal Issues in the College Classroom
Presented by Lindenwood University's in-house legal counsel Eric Stuhler, JD. He will touch on the top legal issues facing graduate assistants and faculty members, such as syllabus preparation, FERPA, copyright issues, grade challenges, plagiarism, etc.
Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom: Identifying and addressing distressed and disruptive students
Presented by Christina Jackson, MAC, LCP from StLCC-Wildwood. This session will focus on identifying and addressing the different behaviors associated with distressed students and disruptive students and some best practices when working with such students.
10:45 am - 11:30 am -Breakout Sessions
Landing the Job and Surviving as an Adjunct Instructor
Presented by Dr. Kristi Frush of the University of Central Oklahoma-Edmund and Dr. Michael Robert Hepner of St. Louis Community College-Meramec. This session will focus on job search and interview techniques to land an adjunct instructor position and the different environmental challenges faced by adjunct instructors.
The Fulltime Faculty Job Search and the Interview Process
Presented by Dr. Lori Risley of the University of Central Oklahoma-Edmund, and Kathy Petroff of St. Louis Community College-Forest Park. Dr. Risley and Ms. Petroff will share their experiences going through the fulltime search process as both applicants and as hiring committee members.
Adult Education Majors - As International Students
What is it like to study abroad and away from home? Come to this session and listen to 9 graduate students from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, share their experiences as international students attending Lindenwood University’s andragogy emphasis program. These master’s and doctoral level learners will share their insights concerning the things that led them to consider studying abroad and how this experience would contribute to the overall professional development in their Adult, Continuing and Nonformal Education Careers.
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