Synchronizing Technology, Classrooms, and MaterialFrequent Flyer adjuncts can feel like their life consists of repeatedly having to bring the mountain to the people. Synchronizing information, technology, material, and communication across multiple schools can be next to impossible since most schools have no interest in doing so, thus Frequent Flyers are left to their own devices for maximizing their resources to reduce the amount of redundancy in their world. But in the digital age, adjuncting can be much easier.
Copier technology has become a god-send and all those copies I used to have labor to make (fighting off other faculty tooth and nail for the copier) and lug about from campus to campus are bygone days. Many of the new copies allow you to scan to email. They operate as mass scanners in which you can turn those handouts into PDFs and put them online. Nowadays, I hand out the syllabus at the beginning of the semester and all other material can be gotten online.
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