Consistency is THE best practice
My role as the only full time microbiology instructor at NWTC has allowed me to lead my team of adjuncts in the goals of bringing consistency to the delivery of the curriculum and improving student success rates. I was able to achieve these goals by taking a collaborative approach with my adjuncts. I set out to learn what best practices each adjunct used and incorporate it into the curriculum. We had meetings before the start of the semester and agreed ahead of time what the curriculum, policies and assessments should be (in accordance with state curriculum). This approach resulted in a consistent delivery while taking advantage of each adjunct’s talent and background. While we may all think that our own way is best, collaboration is key to ensure that students are learning exactly what they need to when they come to class.