Poynter-Cronkite Certificate Program for Adjunct Instructors

Course Overview

Title:
Poynter-Cronkite Certificate Program for Adjunct Instructors
Type:
Certificate Program
Cost:
$299.00

The certificate program costs $299 per person or a group rate of $199 each for schools and departments that would like to register several faculty. If you would like to purchase a block of seats for your college or university, contact us at info@newsu.org.

About Certificate Programs

Certificates of proficiency are designed to measure your knowledge of essential skills or information. To receive a certificate, take the NewsU courses associated with that certificate program and then successfully complete the online assessment for each course. Once you've passed all the assessments, you will receive your certificate from Poynter's NewsU.

Adjunct faculty at many schools teach skills classes, but many lack grounding in pedagogy and have limited classroom experience. This program is designed to fill those gaps. Using a combination of self-directed online courses, instructor feedback and assessments, participants will learn the key skills they need to be effective classroom teachers and earn a certificate of proficiency from The Poynter Institute and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

This certificate program features five self-directed, interactive learning modules as well as an instructor-led live Webinar.

The five self-directed courses in this certificate program are:

  • Building a Syllabus and Course Schedule The first document your students receive from you should be a contract between you and them. What should be in that contract and how should you deliver it? This course will show you best practices for creating your course's most important documents.

  • Grading, Evaluation and Testing Grading is the worst part of your job, right? It doesn't have to be. Get practical tips for making grading a useful exercise, not a useless one in this course.

  • Managing Your Class and Engaging Students Managing a class is a lot different from managing a newsroom. Find out what the common mistakes are and learn how to avoid them and help your students get the most out of your teaching.

  • Preparing for and Measuring Your Teaching How's that class going so far? There is no Chartbeat for how students are doing in your class, so how do you figure out what to teach or whether it's doing any good? This course will help you determine how to prep and how to measure your effectiveness.

  • Teaching Tools and Teaching Methods From flipping your class to hybrid models to group projects, this course will open your eyes to new teaching methods and explain how to avoid being the Worst Lecturer Ever.

The certificate program costs $299 per person or a group rate of $199 each for schools and departments that would like to register several faculty. If you would like to purchase a block of seats for your college or university, contact us at info@newsu.org.

Who Benefits From This Certificate:

Adjunct faculty and other instructors in journalism and mass communications courses around the country who want to hone their teaching.

How Certificates Work:

Complete each of the courses in this certificate program, then take the assessments for each one. Questions from each assessment will cover content from each course.

Unlike traditional quizzes and activities from Poynter's NewsU, these assessments won't tell you the answers. So make sure you take advantage of the interactive components in each course to prepare for the assessments.

  • Each assessment contains about 15-20 multiple-choice and true-false questions
  • You must score at least 80 percent to pass each assessment
  • You'll get three chances to pass each assessment
  • You'll have 30 minutes to complete each assessment
  • When you pass all the assessments, you will receive your certificate

Questions? Read our Certificates FAQ or contact us.

Training Partner:

Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier professional journalism programs. The school, which was named in Cronkite’s honor in 1984, prepares the next generation of journalists in both the time-honored fundamentals embraced by Cronkite and the multimedia skills necessary to thrive as journalists in the digital age.