Nicolet College Speech Instructors Ginny Leith and Susan Diehl recently collaborated to give a presentation at the annual convention of the Central States Communications Association in Cleveland, Ohio.
The two were panelists in a discussion on ways to improve communication between full-time college faculty and the increasing number of part-time, adjunct instructors being hired on college campuses.
Topics included ways to preserve curriculum integrity; how to assure student learning outcomes are the same whether the course is taught by a full-time faculty member or an adjunct instructor; and strategies to retain quality adjunct instructors.
Leith has been a full-time faculty member at Nicolet for 30 years. Diehl is an adjunct instructor at Nicolet and served as chair of the panel discussion.
Central States Communication Association (CSCA) is a professional, academic organization of primary and secondary school teachers, students, college and university professors, and communication professionals. CSCA was founded in 1931 to promote the communication discipline in educational, scholarly, and professional endeavors. The association consists of the 13 Midwestern states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.