||Teaching Philosophy at Adelphi
The following is an excerpt from Adelphi's vision statement, which can be used as an inspiration
for your instruction and classroom conduct.
Adelphi University is a place where:
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- Exciting and challenging teaching, the high quality of libraries, laboratories, and
technology, and the individual attention given to students, lead to high levels of student
learning and rates of graduation, and to accomplished and high achieving graduates.
- Students are known by name and know the faculty by name; students learn in safe, beautiful,
and inspiring settings; highly accomplished alumni assist current students; campus organizations,
the arts, sports, internships and volunteer service off-campus contribute to student learning and development.
- Faculty are active scholars, artists, and practitioners; curricula are both grounded in the disciplines
and interdisciplinary; and excellence is assured through continuing evaluation.
- Personal achievement is measured at least as much in terms of ethics, character and good
citizenship as in terms of financial success or material gain.
- Members of the wider community find intellectual and cultural stimulation; and students
from all parts of the world, and of all backgrounds and ages, find intellectual stimulation
and engagement in the world of ideas.
||Class sessions are held face-to face with students.
||Where at least two-way synchronous interactive video is employed in a classroom setting. This is accomplished over Internet Protocol to remote sites or with web based delivery.
||Where 30% to 79% of the instruction is conducted on-line via the Adelphi University Supported Course Management System (USCMS) and the remainder of the instruction is provided in a traditional face-to-face modality.
Although typically asynchronous, this may be synchronous.
||With few or no traditional on-site, face-to-face meetings, and 80% or more of the content delivered online via the Adelphi USCMS.
It is recommended that faculty teaching in Web-based learning modalities acquire competencies in online pedagogy and distance learning technologies. The Faculty Center for Professional Excellence provides faculty with hands-on training and support in course design and development, as well as in all distance learning technologies supported by the university.
For additional information, please contact:
Faculty Center for Professional Excellence
Alumnae Hall, Room 123
p - 516.877.4221
f - 516.877.4229
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