The 2nd Annual Adjunct Lunch and Workshop, hosted by the Department of Work and Organizations, took place on April 29th. The 20 attendees included adjunct instructors who have taught in the MA-HRIR program in the past year.

After introductions and a bit of networking, the attendees were thanked for their hard work and given the opportunity to ask any questions or reflect on their experiences over the last two semesters.

“I had only met a few of the other instructors and appreciated meeting the others and being able to network,” says one of the instructors.  “It will be good to continue to connect with them going forward.”

The attendees discussed topics ranging from grading, to managing a global classroom, to technology in the classroom.

"The adjunct instructors seemed really eager to learn best practices from each other," says Amy Danzeisen, admissions coordinator for the MA-HRIR Program.

After the lunch, most of the guests stayed to attend a teaching workshop: “Experiences, Observations, and Insights from Building the HRM MOOCs,” presented by Professor John Budd, Senior Lecturer Amy Falink, and Assistant Professor Alan Benson.

Associate Department Director Brenda Lucy considered the afternoon of networking and learning to be a success. “Everybody was really engaged, and we were very pleased that so many people were able to attend," she says.

Instructors who taught at the Carlson School during the past academic year include Monica Bielski Boris, Joe Bork, Mike Davis, Stacy Doepner-Hove, Tami France, Linda Freeman, Yelena Hydrie, Kathleen Lafferty, Bob Leone, Steve Lewis, Amy Livingston, Svjetlana Madzar, Mark Nagel, Carol O’Toole, Pete Ronza, Jennifer Schultz, Brandon Sullivan, Travis Tubre, Kevin Wilde, and Stef Wilencheck.