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Recommended Citation: Serapiglia, A G, C R Woratschek, and M O B Louch.  Discovering Adjunct Communication Methods Outside the Classroom: An Exploratory Study.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2009, v 26 (Washington DC): §2345. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 8(65). ISSN: 1545-679X.)
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Discovering Adjunct Communication Methods Outside the Classroom: An Exploratory Study

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Refereed14 pages
Anthony Guy Serapiglia    [a1] [a2]
Robert Morris University    [u1] [u2]
Moon Township, Pennsylvania, USA    [c1] [c2]

Charles R. Woratschek    [a1] [a2]
Robert Morris University    [u1] [u2]
Moon Township, Pennsylvania, USA    [c1] [c2]

Michelle OBrien Louch    [a1] [a2]
Sanford Brown Institute    [u1] [u2]
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA    [c1] [c2]

The rise of reliance on adjunct professors as a predominate source of direct instruction has led to a shift in the opportunities for the student to interact with their teachers. Student expectations have shifted to include a demand of more interaction at times outside of the classroom. The proliferation of modern technology available for communication has provided many new ways for this interaction to take place. It is necessary for adjunct faculty and institutions to explore and leverage these new channels of communication to provide opportunities for timely and valuable exchanges between instructor and student.

Keywords: Communication, Adjunct Faculty, Communication Technology, Social Networks, Instant Messaging, Twitter

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