CRC sponsors 1st workshop for adjunct professors—March 5, 2014

“Emotional Intelligence and Teaching: Important Insights for Adjunct Professors”

Wednesday, March 5, Meredith College, 5:45-7:15 p.m., free

Teaching involves more than just the knowledge of the subject matter; adjunct professors know that they often have to work with students inside and outside the classroom. Given this, being an effective instructor does not solely depend upon your intellectual quotient (IQ); it also depends upon your emotional quotient (EQ)!

Understanding students, building rapport with them, and being aware of how you interact with them are also important to experiencing positive outcomes as an instructor – and these are all elements associated with emotional intelligence. This workshop will introduce you to the core elements of emotional intelligence. Information will be provided that will help you build an awareness of how you can use these elements of emotional intelligence to improve your interactions with your students and your competency as an adjunct professor.

Outcomes: After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • describe the different dimensions and domains of emotional intelligence
  • identify aspects of emotional intelligence you wish to improve
  • discover how emotional intelligence can increase your competency as a teacher

Dr. Rhonda Sutton, workshop facilitator

Be a pioneer for this group that aims to create networking and professional development opportunities for the wide range of adjunct and part-time, non-tenure track professors in this college-rich community. Questions? Call CRC Director Jenny Spiker at 919-673-5504 or email her at

See results of a survey of adjunct professors

See the contact information for the Adjunct Projects Committee

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