Dr. Helen Bojarczyk has over 20 years of teaching experience in the corporate environment as well as within academia at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her areas of concentration and expertise include courses within Business Administration and Human Resources Management areas. The combination of practical business knowledge and higher education experience provides the foundation for her teaching strategies. Dr. Bojarczyk has been teaching for Baker College for approximately 14 years. Recently, her teaching assignments included presenting Professional Development sessions to newly hired adjunct faculty in order to share her real-world classroom expertise.
Dr. Bojarczyk received her BS degree in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University, an MA degree in Education, with a concentration in Instruction, also from Central Michigan University, and a PhD degree in Education: Educational Leadership, Higher Education cognate, from Oakland University.
Ph.D - Educational Leadership: Higher Education - 2008, Oakland University
Faculty Development activities for New Adjunct Faculty: A Qualitative Investigation of which types of activities most benefit New Adjunct Faculty at Four-Year Colleges and Universities
UMI AAT 3333061
The presence of adjunct faculty in higher education has more than doubled in the last 30 years. Existing literature suggests that recently hired adjunct faculty members require integration, socialization, and enculturation into their specific academic environments. American colleges and universities have responded by providing an array of inconsistent activities and programs under the umbrella of professional development. However, there is little evidence to indicate that satisfactory attention has been given to determining if adjunct faculty actually benefit from these activities, and, if so, which activities are most beneficial. The primary research question for this study dealt with which types of faculty development activities most benefit new adjunct faculty at four-year colleges and universities.