NWI TIMES: Jobs: Those who can, teach
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When they’ve reached an accomplished point in their career – like plant supervisor, marketing manager or chief financial officer – more professionals are adding another title: Professor.
The growth in online education, community college enrollment, industry and professional certification programs, combined with students seeking real world education that translates into a job, have created a burgeoning demand for adjunct professors, explains Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
Adjuncts aren’t full-time professors or on a tenure track, but usually working professionals in other fields who teach part-time.
Another reason more adjuncts are being hired on is because it is “much less expensive to hire a part-timer,” notes Mark Sonder, of Mark Sonder Productions and an adjunct professor for George Washington University’s online Event Entertainment Management class.
But the pay isn’t what usually draws adjuncts. The posts boost your professional standing, says Sonder. Kelly Caldwell, Dean of Faculty at Gotham, a private creative writing school, notes: “I can’t speak for all adjunct instructors, but for many of us… it connects you to your craft in a new way.”
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