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1 A conference model for adjunct faculty professional development League for Innovation 2012

2 Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. ~ G.K. Chesterton

3 Professor James McCoyDr. Darren Divine Chair, Dept. of CommunicationVice President, Academic Affairs College of Southern Nevada

4 A Little Background on the College of Southern Nevada The Vision Behind the Adjunct Conference Description of what went into Planning the Conference An Overview of the Conference Itself Budgeting for an Adjunct Conference Feedback from Adjunct Faculty Attendees Your Experiences with Adjunct Professional Development Q & A Conference Give-a-ways for YOU!


6 Mandalay Bay Luxor Excalibur MGM Bellagio Caesars Palace Mirage Treasure Island Venetian McCarran Intl Airport

7 Clark County: North Las Vegas Las Vegas Henderson Unincorporated Areas

8 Founded 1971 (3) Main Campuses Multiple Learning Centers Northwest Accreditation 13 Elected Regents - Statewide

9 Largest Higher Ed Institution in Nevada Fall 2010 44,088 Total Headcount 22,368 FTE 4,732 Online FTE (21%)

10 Largest Higher Ed Institution in Nevada Fall 2011 38,787 Total Headcount { -12% } 20,257 FTE { -9.4% } 4,829 Online FTE (23.8%) {+2%}

11 39.9% Caucasian 21.9% Hispanic 9.2% Asian 11.9% African American 2.2%Pacific Island 1.0%American Indian 13.9% Multi-Ethnic / Other / Unreported 74.1% Part-time

12 514 full-time faculty 247 Masters Degrees 184 Terminal Degrees 800+ part-time faculty

13 To Gather Adjunct Faculty In One Place To Invigorate Adjunct Faculty with Professional Development To Inspire Adjunct Faculty to Network with Colleagues To Offer a Conference to Adjunct Faculty that is NOT offered to Full Time Faculty To Energize Adjunct Faculty for the Start of a New Academic Year

14 Planning Committee Membership Planning Committee Charge Timeline for Planning the Conference Sub-committees to Consider Content Decision Areas (Focus Groups & Surveys) Venue Considerations Advertising for the Conference Conference Sponsors/Vendors

15 Conference Attendee Registration Process Program/Workshop Offerings and Design Keynote Address Considerations Meals/Refreshments/Cocktail Party Conference Website Overview








23 Venue Keynote Speaker Meals/Refreshments Conference Materials/Collateral Decorations Raffle Prizes Total Budget

24 How Did Attendees Initially hear about the Conference? Direct E-mail: 39% Department Chair/Assistant: 38% Postcard Mailing: 17% Colleague: 3.5% Website: 2.5%

25 What was their reason for attending? Professional Development: 64% Networking: 14% Content of Conference: 13% Speakers: 5% To Feel Connected: 1.5% Other: 2.5%

26 What Did The Attendees Most Like? Opportunity for Professional Development Flash Drive with Presentation Content Multiple Sessions Offered Simultaneously Ability to Choose Between Sessions The Chance to Feel Included Networking/Social Aspect

27 No pictures to show On site registration was swamped Cocktail hour did not work as well as we had planned

28 20 sessions instead of 24 sessions No reception/cocktail hour Shorter break times between sessions Adding an adjunct roundtable for questions posed ahead of the conference and during Online registration process




32 Enjoy the Rest of your Day!

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