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Western New England University College of Business Offers Adjunct Workshop for Business Professionals Interested in University Teaching

SPRINGFIELD, MA (06/09/2022) Western New England University (WNE) College of Business is offering a free half-day workshop entitled “So You Wanna Teach?” for working business professionals interested in sharing their business experience and skills in the University classroom. The workshop will be held on Friday, June 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon with lunch to follow in the University Dining Commons at Western New England University.

“This workshop is designed for business people who have always had an interest in University teaching and exploring the role and responsibilities of working as an adjunct,” according to Dean of the College of Business Dr. Sharianne Walker. “As an AACSB College of Business that is committed to relevant industry-aligned learning and connection to our business community, we are interested in enhancing the bridge of academia and business by bringing business professionals who have powerful insights about their field and about the future of work into our classrooms,” she added. Adjunct teaching is also of value to business organizations seeking to build a talent pipeline for their companies.

The workshop will explore the role of the adjunct, curriculum and connection strategies, what Universities seek for qualifications from adjuncts, on-line vs. in classroom pedagogy, as well as the fundamental nuts and bolts of being an adjunct professor.

“We are delighted to be working alongside Seneca Consortium, a faculty development company that works with Universities to support and develop teaching talent on this new venture,” added Walker.

The workshop is free to business professionals interested in exploring adjunct teaching. Registration for the event is required and can be completed by emailing and noting Teaching Workshop in the subject line.

Western New England University (WNE) is a private, nationally ranked, comprehensive institution with a focus on preparing work-ready and world-ready graduates. Founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a division of Northeastern College, WNE’s 215-acre suburban campus serves more than 3,700 students, including over 2,500 full-time undergraduates. More than 47,000 alumni have earned degrees through its 90+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law. Students come from 39 U.S. states and territories and 23 countries. Of 45,104 living alumni, 30% remain within the region, residing in the four Western Massachusetts counties and northern Connecticut.

WNE is classified among nationally ranked universities in US News and World Report, and among the Top 100 Undergraduate Engineering programs, and in the Doctoral/Professional Universities category in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.