Adjunct Faculty Training Institute

Learner-Centered Teaching

Learner-Centered Teaching offered by COD's Adjunct Faculty Training Institute is designed to support faculty in transforming students from passive listeners to active learners while improving learning outcomes and deepening understanding. Leave the session with strategies and techniques that can be used in your face-to-face, hybrid and online courses.This is an advanced course designed for current adjunct faculty. Offered in spring and summer.

The six-week cohort, delivered in a live-online format, offers flexibility while building community:

• Participate in live, online lessons with your instructor and peers.
• Focus on approaches for integrating and sharing learner-centered strategies in the classroom.
• Explore theories and principles of learner-centered teaching that survey respondents identified as most critical for teaching excellence.
• Complete the course with a portfolio of artifacts that will include a redesigned course map, syllabus, and lesson plans incorporating both learner-centered and metacognitive strategies

Learn More!
Please contact or (630) 942-2208 for more information or to register.

Summer Session
Monday, June 24 to Aug. 5, 2019
Online (No class July 1)
BSFPD-0300-HYB01, $240


Introduction to College Teaching

Receive basic and advanced techniques for professional development as an adjunct instructor. Training topics include syllabi preparation, classroom management and formative and summative assessments. The online portion may be taken on your own schedule each week.

Introduction to College Teaching Information Session
Come to an information session to learn more about becoming a college adjunct teacher. 

Tuesday, May 14, at 6 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 3020

Summer Session
Tuesday, May 21 to Aug. 13, 2019
BSFPD-0200-HYB01, $475 (No class July 2)
Class has two on campus meetings, May 13 and Aug. 13, 2019
Seaton Computing Center (SCC), Room 115 

What Participants are Saying

"...I knew coming into the course that my teaching was heavily instructor-centered and I didn't like it but did not know how to fix it. The textbook and other resources will be tremendously helpful as I transition each lesson to learner-centered. 
- Annie, Nutrition Adjunct

"With this course, I have a systematic way of assessing my courses, lesson plans, and activities in the classroom and transforming my approach to a learner-centered one. To my current and future students, here I come!" 
-Cynthia, English Adjunct


Learn more about adjunct faculty at COD on the Adjunct Faculty website.


Contact Continuing Education

To register or for detailed program information, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or email You may also register online. To view our complete program listing, see the Spring 2019 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Information Session

Attend a Continuing Education Information Session.

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