Brannagan, K. B., & Oriol, M. (2014). A model for orientation and mentoring of online adjunct faculty in nursing. Nursing Education Perspectives, 35(2), 128-30.
This short article looks at an online adjunct faculty mentoring model (OAFMM) supported by social cognitive theory. The use of individuals with extensive expertise in a given specialty has both benefits and drawbacks for students. Often these adjuncts have little or no teaching experience, especially an online adjunct faculty. The article looks at various components of a model designed to create adequately prepared, engaged, and engaging, adjunct faculty through orientation and mentoring.