*If you need a certificate of attendance to document your attendance for Texas Education Agency CPE credit do let us know and provide proof of your conference registration. The hours will only reflect time spent at AAAE sessions.
The total registration cost for adjunct/part-time faculty is $110 ($75 convention fee + $35 TCCTA membership fee). Registration takes place at the convention. For more information, please call Conner at 1-800-288-6850, Ext. 3.
Thursday, March 3, 2022
The Thursday night banquet will take place. AAAE's Adjunct of the Year award recipient will be announced. Tickets to the banquet are $35.
Session: Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19 by Jon Comer
Friday, March 4, 2022
“Thriving in Higher Education Careers: Accelerated Adjunct Advancement (AAA)” 11:00 am - 12:45 pm Drs. A. Yvette Myrick and Estelle Young, Educators/Authors
Navigating career pathways in higher education can be a challenging journey, especially for adjuncts. The presentation will provide tips, strategies, and resources that can help to navigate the career pathways journey. The tips and strategies are easy to adopt and implement, low or not cost, and effective. The tips and strategies are also based on the presenters’ over 20 years working in higher education and from their book, Thriving in Higher Education Careers and podcast, Thriving in Higher Education. Some tips, strategies, and resources for the presentation are based on the following topics: · Effective Collaboration · Maximizing Professional Development Opportunities · Meeting or Exceeding Goals · Research Focus · Self-Care is Necessary · Networking with Positive People and Dealing with Difficult People
Luncheon Session: Care Recovery and Looking Forward 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Two topics: "Future-Facing Learning: The Community Colleges We Deserve" and "Teaching Through COVID"
“Handle with Care: Applying Social Emotional Competencies to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education” 3:15 - 4:15 pm Dr. Amy E. Lyn, Director, Virtual Education Support Center | Assistant Professor, School of Education, Northcentral University
In this session, participants will explore 12 domains of emotional intelligence as they relate to teaching and learning in higher education. The intersection between self-care and social emotional competencies will be discussed as participants reflect on strategies for strengthening resilience. Together we will examine suggestions for providing emotionally intelligent feedback, fostering connections, and honoring students’ individual identities. Participants will have the opportunity to clarify and set their intentions for improved self-care.
Saturday, March 5, 2022
"Student Success, Diversity, and Social Justice” 8:00 am - 9:15 am Dr. Marsha Fralick, Professor Emeritus, Cuyamaca College Dr. Seth J. Batiste, Professor / Strategist / Consultant
To improve student success and move toward a more equitable society, the definition of student success can be expanded to include diversity and social justice issues. This session includes ideas and resources for adding this topic to your first-year experience courses. Topics include teaching philosophy and ideas for empowering students to look at issues from multiple perspectives as well as appreciate different points of view. A framework for using critical thinking about current social issues will be presented. The session will be interactive with opportunities for sharing ideas and asking questions.
“Pull up a Chair: Making Room at the Table for Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty” 9:00 am - 10:15 am Dr. Elizabeth Speights, LMFT | Senior Core Part-time Professor | Chair, SSBS Part Time Faculty Council
Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty can often feel isolated and excluded in the greater faculty system at universities. Generally, they are not invited to the “table,” and thus where they cannot be a part of university governance in decision making, advocating for change, and assuring all faculty, full-and-part-time have the same opportunities. However, Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty are critical to most universities teaching faculty. Northcentral University, NCU, operates with a different mindset, supporting and inviting Part-Time Faculty to the table and integrating us into the faculty body. This session will focus on the ways NCU has done this and how other universities can utilize and adapt this model to make room at the table for their Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty.