Results from the first workshop for adjunct faculty, March 2014

What is emotional intelligence?

“The capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships.”

Dr. Rhonda Sutton, the facilitator of the first CRC professional development workshop for adjunct faculty, shared her observations and advice about going beyond the intellect and into the realm of the emotions for effective teaching. Part-time faculty from all six CRC institutions were on hand to respond to her and each other. They brought their own observations from a variety of fields, institutions and both in-person and online teaching.

Emotional Intelligence and Teaching Advice

Create an environment of respect…Manage emotions while taking responsibility…Be honest…Validate students

Facilitator Rhonda Sutton

Comments from participants:

“I enjoyed the advice concerning constructive assertiveness in the classroom.”

“I appreciated the different examples and scenarios other adjuncts brought up during discussions; helpful to compare how different instructors handle different situations.

“The workshop was useful and provided new information; I would like more opportunities to network.”

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